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Have you got an Open Heart?

From the Blog on 23 Jul 2024

Have you got an Open Heart?

By Sam Sherman

At Ipswich.love, we love our red heart logo and brand, putting the love back in to Ipswich,  and so when we saw new green hearts appearing in the Town, we were intrigued 💚. We popped in to ‘Fresh Start’ in Carr Street to chat to Angela Gregg, the Founder. Fresh Start Charity’s Ipswich programme works […]

Holywells, Gainsborough and Cups of Tea

From the Blog on 23 Jul 2024

Holywells, Gainsborough and Cups of Tea

By Sam Sherman

World renowned 18th Century artist Thomas Gainsborough lived in Ipswich for nearly a decade, yet the only known work of the town is the iconic painting of Holywells Park. So what makes the park so special? Its charm lies in its serene ponds, ancient trees, and the remnants of its Victorian past. Running a café […]

How much do you know about the other Football Club in Ipswich?

From the Blog on 23 Jul 2024

How much do you know about the other Football Club in Ipswich?

By Sam Sherman

Ipswich Wanderers was formed under a different name in 1980. The Club started as an under 14’s boys’ team in 1980, and two years later they entered the lowest division of the Ipswich Sunday League before joining the newly formed Eastern Counties Division One as founder members in 1987. Home games were played at the […]

Ipswich Tourist Guides Love Ipswich!

From the Blog on 22 Jul 2024

Ipswich Tourist Guides Love Ipswich!

By Sam Sherman

Did you know there have been regular guided walks of Ipswich every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon through the summer months for over 40 years?! Back in the 1980’s the local tourist board persuaded some enthusiastic local historians to undertake the study and training needed to qualify as registered tourist guides. Since then much has changed […]

Have you ever been inside the Unitarian Meeting House? 

From the Blog on 12 Jul 2024

Have you ever been inside the Unitarian Meeting House? 

By Sam Sherman

Have you ever been inside the Unitarian Meeting House, or even wondered what it is?  We have so many heritage gems in Ipswich that many of us have never really thought about or visited. The Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House was built in 1699 and is a Grade One listed building. It is beautifully reflected in […]

Reading Quest – Where will reading take you this summer?

From the Blog on 10 Jul 2024

Reading Quest – Where will reading take you this summer?

By Sam Sherman

Ipswich.love is very pleased to announce that Suffolk Libraries is launching an exciting new summer reading programme for primary school children next week. Reading Quest will run over the summer holiday across the county, offering an exciting opportunity to get the whole family involved in reading and making memories this summer. Reading Quest across Suffolk […]

Summer Trail activity devised by Ipswich shopmakers

From the Blog on 8 Jul 2024

Summer Trail activity devised by Ipswich shopmakers

By Sam Sherman

Are you looking for something to do in the summer holidays in Ipswich? Many of the independent shops within and around the Buttermarket area have joined together to devise a fun activity for all ages! Hunt for the hidden letters in the various participating shops.  You are then challenged to make as many words and […]

Community Champion Report: Stoke Park

From the Blog on 28 Jun 2024

Community Champion Report: Stoke Park

By Teresa Davidson

Hi, my name is Teresa, and I am the Community Champion at Asda Stoke Park, Ipswich.

What does promotion mean to the Official ITFC Supporters Club?

From the Blog on 28 May 2024

What does promotion mean to the Official ITFC Supporters Club?

By Baz Morgan-Smith

So, what does promotion to the Premier League mean to the Official Supporters Club? That’s my challenge and I’m struggling to give a definitive view.

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