Photographic memories

United We Stand, at the New Wolsey Theatre March 19

United We Stand out to set record straight at New Wolsey, Ipswich

The 1972 builders strike and subsequent jailing of the Shrewsbury 24 is described as one of the biggest cases of injustice still outstanding, Wayne Savage talks to the writer of new play United We Stand, Neil Gore.

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Ipswich Through Time - The River Orwell before the bridge was built

Gallery: New book looks at Ipswich Through Time - see how the town has changed here

“People always ask about the name,” says Caleb Howgego, slightly wearily.

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When the Orwell Bridge and the Ipswich by-pass was built the Pipers Vale and ÒThe LairsÓ were cut through. This picture was taken by Russell Whips in April 1982. Pond Hall Farm is centre right. Pipers Vale Pools stood just off the left of this view. The bridge opened in December 1982.

Gallery: Kindred Spirits - Happy hours in ‘The Lairs’

David Kindred takes a look back at his childhood in the Pipers Vale area.

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The Lady Jean at Ipswich Dock in 1973.

1973 Ipswich Dock


A barge being loaded in the Wet Dock.

10 March 1973

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Kindred Spirits helps bring back memories of Ipswich days gone by

Readers have been sharing their memories of old Ipswich after spotting photos that bring back memories in Kindred Spirits.

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The spectacular days of steam locomotives is captured in this photograph taken on the main Ipswich to London line in the 1950s, as Britannia Pacific 70037 Hereward the Wake thunders through. (Photo by Aubrey Frost)

Gallery: Kindred Spirits - days of steam... and chips and collecting engine numbers from trains passing through Ipswich

Trains pulled by steam locomotives used to attract children, mostly boys, to stations and track sides to collect engine numbers, writes David Kindred.

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