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Then and now: The changing face of Ipswich town centre

PUBLISHED: 14:34 27 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:34 27 April 2017

The Cornhill, Ipswich, in around 1960. On the right is Lloyds Avenue and Westgate Street is in the background. The town centre was then open to all traffic. Picture: DAVID KINDRED

The Cornhill, Ipswich, in around 1960. On the right is Lloyds Avenue and Westgate Street is in the background. The town centre was then open to all traffic. Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Ipswich Cornhill, Carr Street and Upper Orwell Street - we launch our exciting interactive pictures as part of our nostalgia series.

It is amazing to see how much Ipswich town centre has changed over the past 90 years.

We love delving into our archives and seeing old pictures of our town, and hearing of the memories they evoke among our readers.

Do you remember when traffic could travel through Ipswich Cornhill, or when Woolworths was among the largest stores on our high street?

Following on with the success of our Ipswich Remembers Facebook page, we have launched an interactive series that allows us to merge old and new photographs taken in the same location.

Ipswich Cornhill in 2017. Picture: GREGG BROWNIpswich Cornhill in 2017. Picture: GREGG BROWN

This week we are focusing on Cornhill, Carr Street and Upper Orwell Street, and we will look at other areas in the coming weeks.

Cornhill, Ipswich, 2017. Picture: GREGG BROWNCornhill, Ipswich, 2017. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Simply move the slider from left to right to see how different the street scene looks now.

Ipswich Cornhill in the 1960s. Picture: LORRAINE NEACYIpswich Cornhill in the 1960s. Picture: LORRAINE NEACY

To share your ideas for future comparisons, or to send us your nostalgic pictures to help us gather before and after shots, send us an email.

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