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Days Gone By

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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.

Two department shops in Fore Street, Ipswich, trading in a way of shopping now mostly lost, were H and R Sneezum and Martin and Newby, writes David Kindred.

Pictures of Chantry school and Chantry infants from 1977 are included in David Kindred’s Days Gone By gallery this week.

Pictures of the Orwell Bridge being made, the destruction caused by the storm of 1987, and the Wherstead interchange under construction are included in David Kindred’s Days Gone By gallery.

Bishop’s Hill and Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, is a busy route to and from the east side of town.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher paid a visit to Felixstowe Docks just months before the General Election of 1983 - were you one of those who met the Iron Lady during her tour?

Mannings Amusements has been a popular destination with visitors to Felixstowe seafront for decades and to this day it continues to draw in crowds either escaping the rain or seeking respite from the sun.

Most of the western outskirts of Ipswich have been built on former agricultural land in the last century, writes David Kindred.

It’s that time once again to take a trip down memory highway as Throwback Thursday returns this time looking back to what was happening around Ipswich in July 1975.

Glemham Hall attracted big crowds for a day of traditional fun for all the family – with lots of hands-on activities and plenty to watch.

This week fans will get to meet their heroes at the Ipswich Town open day, a tradition that dates back decades.

Photographs of familiar locations, as they were in the past, fascinate most people, writes David Kindred.

Ipswich Waterfront looks dramatically different in these photos taken at the Sea Cadets Regatta in 1982.

It was the day a huge crowd gathered to witness the annual World Hot Rod finals at Foxhall Stadium in Ipswich.

The Royal Family have paid many visits to Suffolk over the years – and this time we have turned back the clock to when Princess Anne travelled to Felixstowe in 1980.

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