Gallery PUBLISHED: 11:32 05 July 2019 Steve Russell WH Smith is in the old Crown and Anchor Hotel, Ipswich Picture: David Vincent Archant See if you agree with the choices of local author and historian Caleb Howgego − and see pictures of all 50 Here's a challenge: Pick 50 buildings that tell the story of Ipswich over the centuries. And don't be cheeky by suggesting the town can't even manage five! Actually, Caleb Howgego did think he might struggle to fulfil the brief when he started writing his latest book. That fear soon vanished…"In fact," he says in his introduction to Ipswich in 50 Buildings, "the real challenge was not so much finding buildings with interesting histories, but deciding which ones I would have to leave out."His book aims to celebrate the town's architectural heritage in an easily-digested way as he guides readers around its historic and modern buildings - from the wealth of medieval churches to the … [Read more...] about 50 buildings that tell the story of Ipswich
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PUBLISHED: 06:30 14 June 2019 Jake Foxford Norman with Elmer enjoying some popcorn in the circle at the Regent theatre, Ipswich Picture: RACHEL EDGE Archant Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk takes over Ipswich in one day's time, with thousands of visitors and millions of pounds expected to flow to the town. 139 elephants are now decked out and ready to be founf in Ipswich this summer Picture: RACHEL EDGEThe Elmer parade will follow in the trotter-steps of the 2016 Pigs Gone Wild trail, which attracted over 25,000 people to Ipswich and generated an additional £1million for the local economy.Even better, it raised £200,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice - but supporters of the town and charity expect this year trail to bring an even greater boost.Elmer has waited a long time but soon all 139 elephants can stampede into Ipswich for Elmers Big Parade Suffolk Picture: JACK SPICER ADAMSNorman Lloyd, campaign manager for the parade at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: … [Read more...] about Will you be out Elmer spotting this weekend?
PUBLISHED: 16:30 07 April 2019 Suzanne Day Sisters Hattie and Nell having fun at Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm near Stowmarket Picture: ALLY SMITH Ally Smith Not made plans for the Easter holidays yet? Don’t despair because we asked mums, dad and grandparents in Suffolk for their top days out suggestions. Will you be visiting a Suffolk farm in the Easter Holidays? Picture: SUZANNE DAYFrom visiting farms to coo over newborn lambs to hunting down Easter Eggs in some of Suffolk’s most beautiful parks, you gave us plenty of ideas to share including some that are not weather dependent. Farm tripsThe start of spring is the perfect time to visit one of Suffolk’s many farms to experience some newborn cuteness. Ally Smith, who has two young daughters says: “We are massive fans of Suffolk’s farms. Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm is lovely, it’s a family run farm that is open over the holidays.”Fellow mum Emma Churchman … [Read more...] about Are you hunting for ideas for Easter days out?