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Four Gateways bring a new feature to Ipswich’s reconstructed Cornhill

PUBLISHED: 14:27 22 November 2018 | UPDATED: 18:52 22 November 2018

The Four Gateways artwork has been installed on the Ipswich Cornhill. Picture: PAUL GEATER

The Four Gateways artwork has been installed on the Ipswich Cornhill. Picture: PAUL GEATER

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The new Four Gateways artwork on Ipswich Cornhill has been unveiled to the public – provoking outrage on social media but considerable interest among people who actually visited the piece outside Debenhams.

The Four Gateways artwork has been installed on the Ipswich Cornhill. Picture: PAUL GEATERThe Four Gateways artwork has been installed on the Ipswich Cornhill. Picture: PAUL GEATER

The four modern, concrete archways record four aspects of life in the town – including Ipswich Town football club, the town’s history, the waterfront, and pioneering Ipswich residents.

The arches were installed at the end of last week and completed on Wednesday night – allowing them to be fully open for the switch on of the town’s Christmas lights on Thursday.

There was a mixed welcome for the new structures – on social media there was criticism saying they looked boring and out of place in the historic town square.

But in the town centre people were reading the plaques on them and welcoming their arrival as a new focal point on the Cornhill – they certainly proved to be a talking point for shoppers!

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