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Memories of Ipswich

I worked at Bowhill Elliot and White shoe store at the top of The Walk in 1960  Every morning I walked through here to go to work. I still e-mail a friend who worked at Turners Photography also in The Walk.  We were like a family in The Walk, greeting each other every day, and going to lunch.

From the early 1900s to the mid 1960s my family, the Coopers, owned Thompsons Bakers, Confectioners and Restaurant at 34-36 Tavern Street.  If you turned left into St Lawrence churchyard - just where the person on the left of the photo is - and walked along the path beside the church, you would get to the stairs down to the bakehouse.

This is where my husband's Uncle and Auntie got married, brother to Janet Halls nee Smith.

I can remember going there to have my tonsils out. I was aged 7. I was terrified until I saw the beautiful dolls house. And I can remember having to eat cornflakes the next morning. My brother and sister had to look through the window because they were not allowed in.

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