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Throwback Thursday: Memories from Ipswich in September 1994

PUBLISHED: 12:30 28 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:59 28 September 2017

Filming of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries in Ipswich in 1994

Filming of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries in Ipswich in 1994

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Ipswich Town, TV filming and Royal Mail Sorting Office opens by Bonthcho Guencthev feature in another edition of our nostalgia series, Throwback Thursday.

Camera crews working on the crime dramaCamera crews working on the crime drama

In another edition of our Throwback Thursday series, we cast our minds back to September, 1994.

The series ran for 12 seasons from 1987 to 2000The series ran for 12 seasons from 1987 to 2000

It was a month that saw Ipswich Town player Bontcho Guentchev display his balls skills when he was officially opening the Ipswich Royal Mail Sorting Offices on Commercial Road.

An overview of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries set at St Pancras Church in Ipswich in 1994An overview of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries set at St Pancras Church in Ipswich in 1994

The footballer took part in the first open day at the office, kicking off the event, which was organised to raise funds for the children’s wards at Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds Hospitals.

The score board from September 1994 when Ipswich Town beat Manchester UnitedThe score board from September 1994 when Ipswich Town beat Manchester United

There was also filming taking place that month at the St Pancras Church for the ITV crime drama series The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, which ran for 12 series from 1987 to 2000.

Roy Keane taking the ball on as Paul Mason chases him downRoy Keane taking the ball on as Paul Mason chases him down

Ipswich Town also went on to beat Manchester United 3-2 at Portman Road in front of a crowd of 22,000-plus fans as Paul Mason scored twice and Steve Sedgley scoring the other for the Blues, with the likes of Roy Keane, Paul Scoles and Eric Cantona playing for the Red Devils.

A £750,000 revamp of St Peters Wharf on Ipswich’s waterfront has been announced – with work set to kick-off in January.

Colchester Zoo have said goodbye to one of their residents who doubled their aged expectancy and had lived with them since 1980.

Suffolk’s Tory MPs look set to vote together to support Theresa May in Wednesday night’s confidence vote on her leadership – but in Essex the picture is somewhat different.

Today, Universal Credit will be introduced in the few last remaining isolated pockets of the country where it has yet to be introduced - including two towns in Suffolk.

Labour’s MEP for the east of England who was in Strasbourg during the suspected terror attack in the French city last night has expressed her sorrow following the incident.

Conservative MPs from across Suffolk and Essex have been making their views known on Theresa May’s vote of confidence which is set to take place this evening.

When we dwell on the current impact of global warming, we tend to think of polar ice caps melting or Californian wild fires, both of which might seem a world away from sleepy Suffolk. But Jonathan Dyke, the managing director of Suffolk Yacht Harbour, says he can already see the impact of climate change on his harbour in Levington.

A new 80-room hotel and coffee shop development in Bury St Edmunds had been scheduled to open in January, but has now been put off.

A village road is to be closed for the majority of a day so highways workers can carry out emergency repairs to the carriageway.

As MP’s get ready to vote on the future of PM Theresa May tonight we want to know how you would vote.

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