Photo essay:Ipswich in the early hours

Red sky in the morning: a gentle summer morning breaks over Princes Street Picture: ARCHANT

Red sky in the morning: a gentle summer morning breaks over Princes Street Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Katy Sandalls

Ipswich’s scenery is constantly changing as it cycles through the day and night. We took an early morning stroll to see what Suffolk’s county town looks like in the early hours.

Ipswich always: Fans of Ipswich Town FC inscribed in the side of the Portman Road stadium Picture: A

Ipswich always: Fans of Ipswich Town FC inscribed in the side of the Portman Road stadium Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Katy Sandalls

Road closed: Roadworks can often be a source of contention but in the early morning they frustrate n

Road closed: Roadworks can often be a source of contention but in the early morning they frustrate no-one Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Katy Sandalls

Pound a bowl: Market sellers set up shop on the Cornhill Picture: ARCHANT

Pound a bowl: Market sellers set up shop on the Cornhill Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Katy Sandalls

Deflated fun: A funfair sits deflated and empty in the early morning Picture; ARCHANT

Deflated fun: A funfair sits deflated and empty in the early morning Picture; ARCHANT - Credit: Katy Sandalls

Misty depths: The River Orwell reflects the clouds above Picture: ARCHANT

Misty depths: The River Orwell reflects the clouds above Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Katy Sandalls

Ticket to ride: Early morning commuters begin to descend on Ipswich Railway Station Picture; ARCHANT

Ticket to ride: Early morning commuters begin to descend on Ipswich Railway Station Picture; ARCHANT - Credit: Katy Sandalls

Making preparations: Council workers prepare the town centre for another busy day Picture: ARCHANT

Making preparations: Council workers prepare the town centre for another busy day Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Katy Sandalls

When I'm cleaning: While most have yet to arrive at work, a window cleaner starts his day Picture: A

When I'm cleaning: While most have yet to arrive at work, a window cleaner starts his day Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Katy Sandalls

Green light: Only the trees are stirring on an Ipswich road Picture: ARCHANT

Green light: Only the trees are stirring on an Ipswich road Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Katy Sandalls

These empty streets: Ipswich's high street awaits the first shoppers of the day Picture: ARCHANT

These empty streets: Ipswich's high street awaits the first shoppers of the day Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Katy Sandalls

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