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Ipswich History In Old Photos & Films

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Famous for the Ipswich Docks which were a major employer and key part of Britain’s international trading, this Suffolk town has been captured on film many times over the past century.

The Town Before The 1960s

A Big Lift (1920-1929)

Trade on the Ipswich banks started back in the 8th century. 1842 saw the opening of the first wet dock there. In the 1920s, inspection of the 50 ton Lock Gate at the Ipswich Docks required the use of a giant floating crane. L.B. Leverett was there to film it, including the moment a man sinks under the water in an old fashioned diving suit.

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  1. A Big Lift (1920-1929)
  2. Floods In Ipswich (1939)
  3. Ipswich (1943)
  4. Ipswich Remembered Past and Present (1960s)
  5. Ipswich Subsidence (1960s)
  6. Ipswich in the Sixties (1960s)
  7. Ipswich DVD (1960s)
  8. A Drive Around Ipswich (1966)
  9. New Housing Estate Ellenbrook Road Ipswich Home Movie (1960s)
  10. Ipswich Transport Society Vehicles (1960s/1970s)
  11. Highway With Harry Secombe (1987)
  12. Ipswich Docks (1987)
  13. Driving through Ipswich (1999)
  14. Views of Ipswich and its People (2000)
  15. Ipswich Odeon (2003)
  16. Ipswich Town Centre (2009)

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