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Gallery: Remembering the VE street parties in Ipswich 70 years on

This weekend marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the day that peace ruled in Europe.

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The street party in Sherborne Avenue, Ipswich. Christine Gammie is the girl in the striped cardigan

Let the celebrations begin - precious pictures capture joy of peace as VE Day is celebrated at street parties in Ipswich

It was a celebration like no other. After nearly six long, dark years, the war was over – and it was time to party time in Ipswich.

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Spencer with Peter Garwood’s mum, Norma, right, her sister Barbara, two of Peter's brothers and one of his cousins. It was taken in about 1966/7, in Foxhall Road, Ipswich

Free First World War exhibition this weekend at Ipswich Corn Exchange

A major exhibition in Ipswich highlights the effect of The Great War on Suffolk’s soldiers and the families left at home. Steven Russell hears some of the poignant stories

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The Suffolk Police headquarters building in Martlesham Heath.

Ipswich Icons: Suffolk police HQ at Martlesham Heath brought a centralised approach to crime fighting

The Suffolk Constabulary was established (in its present form) on April 1, 1967 combining those forces that had previously served West Suffolk, East Suffolk and the County Borough of Ipswich, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

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TookÕs Bakery is in the centre of this aerial view from around 1970. The Norwich Road (Now the Old Norwich Road) runs from the top to the bottom. Whitehouse Road is at the top of the picture. Companies working in Whitehouse Road were (from the left) Newsteads Bakeries Ltd, C.W. Juby Ltd engineers, Cantell and Cochrane soft drink manufacturers, Danish Bacon Co Ltd and Betabake bakers (off the picture). The Whitton United football ground is on the right. Did you work at any of the companies featured?
(Photo by Jim Empson)

Kindred Spirits - sharing memories of Took’s bakery, JA Peachey newsagents and other landmarks in Whitton and Whitehouse

David Kindred shared photos of the Whitton and Whitehouse areas of Ipswich recently and readers have responded with their memories.

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