Ipswich: Memories of a Special Town

There’s no better time to visit Ipswich than in its mid twentieth-century heyday and in Barry Girling’s third edition (revised) of his best-selling Ipswich Memories you can read of powerful local families, enterprise and hard labour, the coming of the dock, followed by the great works, such as Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, giant mills and maltings, the arterial railway system and a home fleet of sailing vessels. Not forgetting the change in provincial culture.

Barry shares his personal stories of Holy Wells, the Barge Yard, the Lock, Orwell Works and the Quayside and writes about the Ipswich men who manned the machines and crewed the ships in this diverse, unique town.    

With over 200 pages packed full of photos and illustrations, this really will be a nostalgic trip down memory lane for residents and former residents and a unique and fascinating insight for everyone else.

Copies (including signed copies) are available for just £12. Contact: redroundabout92@gmail.com / 01473 328621

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