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    Ipswich Icons: The vast estate this dynasty loved and lost

    by newsbot in Ipswich IconsNov 26, 2017 with 0 replies and 10 views.

    Ipswich Icons: The vast estate this dynasty loved and lost. A ‘secret park’ and avenue of trees hide an intriguing story. John Norman on land swallowed by Ipswich.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Ipswich Icons: The Ipswich Society

    by newsbot in Ipswich IconsNov 19, 2017 with 1 replies and 28 views.

    Ipswich Icons: The Ipswich Society. The Ipswich Society is interested in almost anything that affects the well-being of our town. We are not a single-issue organisation but pride ourselves on being multi-faceted and versatile.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Woodbridge and the River Deben?!

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    Ipswich Icons: Past, present and future are walking in step

    by newsbot in Ipswich IconsNov 13, 2017 with 0 replies and 11 views.

    Ipswich Icons: Past, present and future are walking in step. John Norman looks at the land earmarked for a new record office and finds it has a fascinating history.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

  4. Ipswich Icons: Ipswich’s Lower Orwell Street, Today, it looks lost. But, once, it was thriving.. John Norman looks at Lower Orwell Street, a quiet neighbourhood once of civic importance and full of lifeContinue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Ipswich Icons: From Roman roads to the jams of today

    by newsbot in Ipswich IconsOct 29, 2017 with 0 replies and 23 views.

    Ipswich Icons: From Roman roads to the jams of today. John Norman’s look at the history of our major highways suggests it’s not long before they fill upContinue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Ipswich Icons: What exactly were they thinking?

    by newsbot in Ipswich IconsOct 24, 2017 with 0 replies and 26 views.

    Ipswich Icons: What exactly were they thinking?. Like any town in the UK Ipswich has a history of misadventures, and like any town, it has for the most part learnt from its mistakes, writes John Norman.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Ipswich Icons: Taking care of and educating children of workhouse inmates

    by newsbot in Ipswich IconsOct 15, 2017 with 0 replies and 22 views.

    Ipswich Icons: Taking care of and educating children of workhouse inmatesIn 1849 the Freehold Land Society purchased a large tract of farmland east of Ipswich and set about dividing it into individual plots.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Ipswich Icons: Hooray for Hollywood nightclub

    by newsbot in Ipswich IconsSep 30, 2017 with 0 replies and 26 views.

    Ipswich Icons: Hooray for Hollywood nightclubYou might remember from a recent article that the whole of Portman’s Marshes came into the possession of the Corporation of Ipswich following the Municipal Corporations Act of 1835, writes John Norman.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Ipswich Icons: How local lads caught train to go for a Burton

    by newsbot in Ipswich IconsSep 24, 2017 with 0 replies and 20 views.

    Ipswich Icons: How local lads caught train to go for a BurtonI spent my formative years in Burton on Trent, the brewing capital of the United Kingdom, writes John NormanContinue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Ipswich Icons: Used as college and for cookery classes? Truly!

    by newsbot in Ipswich IconsSep 17, 2017 with 0 replies and 31 views.

    How the mansion got a new role, by Bob Markham, formerly the Keeper of Geology at Ipswich Museum.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Ipswich Icons: The marshes before they were Sir Alf’s

    by newsbot in Ipswich IconsAug 27, 2017 with 0 replies and 29 views.

    Marcus Evans is just a tenant? Who knew? John Norman explains the story behind Portman’s Marshes.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

  12. To include this article under the banner Ipswich Icons is a misnomer. We usually feature buildings and other characteristics of the built environment that stand proud and prominent in the town, writes John Norman.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Ipswich Icons: Verdict? Most Spectacular Of Town Churches

    by newsbot in Ipswich IconsAug 6, 2017 with 0 replies and 31 views.

    If you enter Christchurch Park through the Soane Street gates and walk up towards the mansion you are also approaching the site of the St Augustinian Priory founded during the reign of Henry II in 1160, writes John Norman.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Ipswich Icons: What Did The Romans Do For Us? Any Roads?

    by newsbot in Ipswich IconsJul 30, 2017 with 0 replies and 38 views.

    John Norman investigates ‘Roman roads’ around Ipswich and looks for evidence of their existenceContinue reading... on Ipswich Star

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    Ipswich Icons: The History Of The Neptune Inn In Ipswich

    by newsbot in Ipswich IconsJul 23, 2017 with 0 replies and 43 views.

    This is the story of the Neptune Inn in Fore Street, but before we learn of its history there are two diversionary tales, writes John Norman.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

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