In 1960 - a Memory of Ipswich.

I had my tonsils out there too but I was 17.... and I had to eat cornflakes as well! 1960.
The nurses used to wear beautiful cloaks with red linings. I used to think I could be a nurse just so I'd
get a lovely cloak! I used to know every inch of Ipswich.. even the priest hole! And in the Butter Market my mother worked at Reader's Delicatessan where true delicasees abounded........ in the forms of chocolate covered ants and HUGE strawberries! Corders and the Ritz where we'd go for tea. Masons for the most expensive shopping in town and "Charles of The Ritz" make-up made especially for the
individual. Gloves came in all colors and were arrayed in drawers for one's inspection.
The Odeon, The Ritz and the Gaumont. We only knew a few people who had TV and my mother arranged for me to go to someone's house to watch the Coronation............. Civic College: Iraqui students: the Key Club: the Gondolier: the Wimpy Bar................. great stuff!



A memory shared by vandawrught on Dec 16th, 2015.
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Sun Jul 24th 2016, at 1:06 pm
annieanya commented:
In the 1970s my Grandma had her leg amputated at Ipswich Hospital. Nowadays it is Anglesea Heights care home, the grim place where my mother died horribly. From a history of hard working nurses in immaculate uniforms it has fallen to struggling carers trying to do the job of fully qualified nurses and doctors which they simply cannot do : ( tragic at the heart of Ipswich.

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