Looking back at the history of Debenhams in Ipswich town centre

Staff gather outside Debenhams in Ipswich after the fire alarms went off in April 1974

Staff gather outside Debenhams in Ipswich after the fire alarms went off in April 1974 - Credit: Archant

As we continue with our look back through our archives, we reach the letter D - and Debehnams, a store which has drawn shoppers to the town for decades.

Debenhams is one of the UK’s most recognisable department stores, having started life back in 1778.

In Ipswich, Debenhams holds a key position in the town centre and here we look back at the history of the store.

Are you one of the shoppers featured in our gallery, snapping up a bargain in the post Christmas sales?

Or were you one of the workers seen being evacuated?

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