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Days Gone By

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Photographer and local history enthusiast David Kindred has gathered pictures of past pubs including The Queens Head, The Spotted Cow, and The Racecourse.

Plans were made in the 1950s to redevelop the area between St Matthews Street and Princes Street in Ipswich, writes David Kindred.

Eighty years ago this week tragedy hit Suffolk as low-lyingparts of Ipswich, including Princes Street, Bridge Street and Portman Road, were flooded.

Colour photographs are something we take for granted now. Photography was first patented in 1939 and in the early years, the only way to add colour to an image was colouring by hand.

David Kindred looks at the history behind Ipswich’s medieval church St Clement’s which is located between Fore Street and Star Lane.

Photographer and local history enthusiast David Kindred has gathered a stunning collection of black and white pictures taken in towns and villages across Suffolk - but how many can you identify?

David Kindred looks at the First Floor Club, flooding in Ipswich and The Arlington Ballroom with Olga Wilmot.

For more than 260 years generations of the Cobbold family had a great influence in Ipswich, writes David Kindred.

When it was proposed in 1836 to build an enclosed dock in Ipswich, provision had to be made to take the flow of the river past the development, writes David Kindred.

David Kindred takes a look at Ipswich before flood defences and readers memories of local bands and more.

David Kindred takes a look at past building sites around Ipswich before the introduction of health and safety including St Margaret’s church and Fore Street.

Days Gone By looks at past local activities in Ipswich including the Boys Brigade band and events at the ABC cinema, St Matthews Baths Hall and more.

Names of our oldest pubs can often tell a story about the town or village in which they stand and that is the case with the Wildman in Sproughton.

David Kindred takes a look back at Ipswich Cox Lane and The Convent of Jesus and Mary in Woodbridge Road. Does this article bring back memories for you?

David Kindred takes a look back at past pictures of Fore Street in Ipswich - do you remember when it looked like this?

This weeks Days Gone By article looks back at Ipswich’s St Matthews Baths Hall and readers send in their memories of a traffic-less Ipswich and their time working at Martin and Newby.

David Kindred takes a look at a previous Ipswich school, Martin Newbys in Fore Street, and Fisons works at Cliff Quay. Does this article bring back memories for you?

There is a never-ending debate about the amount of traffic and the price of parking in Ipswich town centre. Take a look at the streets of Ipswich when it had fewer cars.

A part of Ipswich which has seen many changes in the past century is the area between the wet dock (now known as the Waterfront) and Fore Hamlet, writes David Kindred.

Fisons Cliff Quay, Ipswich works, occupied a large site and employed hundreds of people, writes David Kindred.

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