Trading places in the fifties

Shops and public houses of decades ago have been recalled by readers of Kindred Spirits after I published photographs taken in the 1950s of the section of Bramford Road, Ipswich, between Norwich Road and the Yarmouth Road, Chevallier Street junction in a recent Kindred Spirits.

Wendy Orriss (nee Clarke) of Christchurch Street, Ipswich, said: “I moved into Prospect Road off Bramford Road in 1949. It was so good to see the photos of the 50s. It was like coming home!

The cyclist in one of the photographs is just passing Prospect Road opposite the Spotted Cow pub. On the skyline is the spire on Bramford Road School, which my sons attended. This school is now the Suffolk Record Office. The Chevallier Street, Yarmouth Road crossroads are in the far distance. Lovely to see the cyclists too, that’s how I remember my husband coming home from work.”

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