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Ipswich: the changing face of the town

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Ipswich: the changing face of the town - David Kindred

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Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk, has hosted famous engineering companies and major insurance groups; it is a progressive town which has transformed itself over the past hundred years

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Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk, has hosted famous engineering companies and major insurance groups; it is a progressive town which has transformed itself over the past hundred years. Today, new buildings jostle alongside those which have managed to survive for centuries. Where horse-drawn vehicles and trams once thronged the streets, pedestrians, cars and bicycles now compete for space.

To help us appreciate the extent of change David Kindred has selected over three hundred photographs from the 1890s to today. These are arranged by area so, for example, you can see clearly the difference the architectural choices of the 1960s made to St Matthews Street or Carr Street.

Have these changes been for the better? In the 1950s the community around 'The Mount' was demolished to make way for the police station, Wolsey Theatre and Civic Centre. The great dock whose quays until quite recently were filled with the clamour of commercial activity is now a marina and the base of our new university.

Progress and change always come at a price. The remarkable collection of fully captioned photographs allows us to discuss whether the benefit has outweighed the cost.

David Kindred has over forty years experience as a professional photographer in Ipswich, having enjoyed a long career with the East Anglian Daily Times and the Evening Star. He has built up the town's leading private archive of photographs.

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ISBN 9781906853952
Author David Kindred
Book Type Hardback
Book Dimensions N/A
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