Is it about time we rebuilt some (or one) of Ipswich's historical gates for tourism purposes?This is something I have been wanting to explore for some time but hitting a brick-wall with no real representation of what any of the three main gates looked like (east gate, west gate and north gate)... until I stumbled across a post on Ipswich Society's facebook page containing a picture of the replica West Gate built for the Golden Jubilee in 1887. People love walking through gates and large doors... whether it is a gatehouse or gate at a Chinatown... or a cathedral or castle. I recently went to York and as expected people take photos next to a gatehouse and you can see the excitement as tourists walk through the gates. It sounds silly but is quite empowering.I don't think it is necessarily practical to rebuild all three but considering two of the locations are very run down it could really pick up those parts of town. Of course, with the axis switch/Ipswich Waterfront focus they aren't interested in saving the extreme ends of the town centre (top end of Westgate St and Carr Street). This is a great shame but this new "vision" could always be dropped for a more traditional outlook.With a little bit of planning it could be really special. As we have a pictorial representation of what the West Gate looked like (or is believed to have looked like), it being close to anchor tenants in Westgate Street, the New Wolsey Theatre and Ipswich Museum isn't too far either, and other historical elements to support it such as Our Lady of Ipswich.... a simple question.. why not? A good project for lottery funding!