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Waterfront Mills – Ipswich

Ipswich’s waterfront once boasted a huge selection of mills, all of varying sizes. Several have been demolished, some converted into flats, and two remain empty. But not for long, they will soon be flats too. Advertisements

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Odeon Cinema – Ipswich

The Odeon cinema in Ipswich was the town’s first multiplex when it opened in 1991. A huge rival Multiplex opened on the edge of Ipswich in 1998. The popularity of the new cinema led to the demise of the Odeon, … Continue reading

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Ipswich Sugar Factory revisited

Met up with a large group of local regulars for a revisit to the sugar factory. There were two real personal goals for this trip – see new stuff and get to the top of the silos. I think I … Continue reading

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Tolly Cobbold's Cliff Brewery – Ipswich

Thomas Cobbold opened his first brewery in Harwich in 1723. The water there was rather salty, which didn’t make for a good ale. So he shipped it in from Ipswich – just up ther river. In 1746 he left Harwich … Continue reading

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Ipswich Autovon Exchange

The Autovon Exchange at Ipswich was one of the first places I visited when I started this hobby. Annoyingly I was thwarted and couldn’t get in. Visit two and three were the same. But with the help of Abo, today … Continue reading

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Broomhill Pool – Ipswich

The lido in Ipswich, aka Broomhill Pool was opened in 1938. It was thought to be one of the best pools of the time. It closed in 2002 to the disdain of many. There is a campaign to save and … Continue reading

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HMS Ganges – Suffolk

HMS Ganges is situated on the Shotley Peninsula in Suffolk. It used to be a training camp for the Navy until 1976, and in later years it was a police training school. It closed in 1998 or something. At the … Continue reading

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