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Ipswich now and then - stark similarities in images of the Buttermarket taken in 1992 and now

PUBLISHED: 00:47 24 June 2016

The Buttermarket complex that was being built in 1992 and is now being refurbished

The Buttermarket complex that was being built in 1992 and is now being refurbished

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Can you spot the difference between these two images of Ipswich town centre?


The Buttermarket complex is being transformed and will house a gym, restaurants and a multi-screen cinemaThe Buttermarket complex is being transformed and will house a gym, restaurants and a multi-screen cinema

The builders were midway through installing the glass atrium at The Buttermarket Shopping Centre when the first image was taken in 1992, and in this more recent image the construction firm charged with transforming the centre are midway through dismantling it, making way for a clutch of new restaurants, a cinema and a gym. Janice Poulson, a member of our iwitness community, submitted the photos this week.

The Buttermarket complex is mid-way through its refitThe Buttermarket complex is mid-way through its refit

She also shared images of the Cornhill, the first taken in 1979 showing empty roads in front of the main building.

The Cornhill in Ipswich in  1979The Cornhill in Ipswich in 1979

Cars are now banned from the area and it has been pedestrianised along with much of Tavern Street and Westgate Street.

The Cornhill todayThe Cornhill today

The more recent images, taken this week, shows the market in full swing on the Cornhill.

The market now runs from the CornhillThe market now runs from the Cornhill

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