Throwback Thursday: Memories from Ipswich in September 1994

Filming of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries in Ipswich in 1994

Filming of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries in Ipswich in 1994 - Credit: Archant

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

Filming of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries in Ipswich in 1994

Filming of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries in Ipswich in 1994 - Credit: Archant

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

Filming of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries in Ipswich in 1994

Filming of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries in Ipswich in 1994 - Credit: Archant

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.

Filming of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries in Ipswich in 1994

Filming of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries in Ipswich in 1994 - Credit: Archant

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 United

The score board from September 1994 when Ipswich Town beat Manchester United - Credit: Archant

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 down

Roy Keane taking the ball on as Paul Mason chases him down - Credit: Archant


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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.

Ipswich Town players celebrate Paul Mason's goal

Ipswich Town players celebrate Paul Mason's goal - Credit: Archant

An unhappy Sir Alex Ferguson walks off after seeing his team defeated at Portman Road

An unhappy Sir Alex Ferguson walks off after seeing his team defeated at Portman Road - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town player Bontcho Guentchev displays his balls skills at the Royal Mail sorting office

Ipswich Town player Bontcho Guentchev displays his balls skills at the Royal Mail sorting office - Credit: Archant

Postman Pat at the official opening

Postman Pat at the official opening - Credit: Archant

Money was being raised at the event for the childrens wards at Ipswich and Bury St. Edmunds Hospital

Money was being raised at the event for the childrens wards at Ipswich and Bury St. Edmunds Hospitals - Credit: Archant

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