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Jewellers to change name

PUBLISHED: 13:15 21 March 2002 | UPDATED: 11:35 03 March 2010

IPSWICH town centre's oldest name is set to disappear later this year.

Croydons is to change its name as part of a major redevelopment of its shop in Tavern Street.

IPSWICH town centre's oldest name is set to disappear later this year.

Croydons is to change its name as part of a major redevelopment of its shop in Tavern Street. It will mark the end of a name which has been in the town since 1865.

The new name for the shop comes eight years after the original Croydons company went into receivership.

The shop is now owned by Lancashire-based jewellers, Prestons, which is planning to invest hundreds of thousands of pounds in the store.

The name will also change at the company's other store, in Bury St. Edmunds. Its store in Norwich did not reopen after the original company failed.

The new name was today being unveiled by store bosses, and it is due to come into use during the next three to six months.

It's the second time in a decade that the oldest shop name in Ipswich has disappeared.

In 1996 Grimwades on the Cornhill closed down.

Now the oldest store in the town centre will be Martin and Newby, which has traded on the junction of Tacket Street and Lower Orwell Street since 1874.


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