Remembering fires that have torn through Ipswich landmarks
Over the last 100 years, Ipswich has seen a number of damaging fires tear through its buildings. These pictures look back to some of the most remembered incidents.
The blaze at the Central Cinema in 1950 and the fire at Cliff Quay Power Station in 1982 are among those that sit firmly within our memories.
Throughout all of these incidents pictured, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has been on hand to battle the blazes.
Some of the larger fires have required help from neighbouring fire services and without the brave and hardworking efforts of the crews, several historic buildings around Ipswich may not still be standing today.
Ipswich Town Council formed a fire brigade in 1875, taking over from insurance companies who had previously only provided firefighters for their own customers up until this point.
Do you remember any of the fires shown in these photographs? Did you witness them, or learn about them later by reading this newspaper?
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