For the love of Bunny-bout and Ipswich Mountain Written by Lucy Slater,

Published on November 10, 2023

For the love of Bunny-bout and Ipswich Mountain - Ipswich.love

Dear Ipswich, I hope you are well.

Thank you for all the very happy memories you’ve been a part of over the years. Although I have never been able to call myself a resident, I have loved visiting Ipswich and surrounding Suffolk destinations over the past 22 years, and I look forward to the future memories you will be a part of.

My many happy memories evolve around visiting and staying with my beloved grandparents and auntie and uncle. During our trips we would go for walks along Nacton shores, go on the Citysightseeing bus tour of Ipswich, visit nearby Felixstowe and Bury St Edmunds and spend time in the town.

I also must not forget the Ipswich Museum, Ipswich Transport Museum, trips to the “big Sainsbury’s” (Warren Heath) and B&M and Landguard Fort in Felixstowe!

We were always welcomed as children with the sight of the “Bunny-Bout” aka the roundabout at Ravenswood which always had rabbits on it to greet us! We also loved driving up ‘Ipswich Mountain’ (Devonshire Road).

Ipswich you are a very unique place, one which I will always hold dear to me and I’m very thankful for all the memories you’ve been a part of!

Lucy

Lucy Slater

Love Letters to Ipswich

For the love of all shapes and sizes - Ipswich.love

For the love of all shapes and sizes

Wendy Sheppard writes about her love for Ipswich. "I love Ipswich for its buildings ... not just the obvious landmarks that such as the WTW building ..."

For the love of all shapes and sizes - Ipswich.love

By Wendy Sheppard

St Mary Le Tower, Ipswich

For the love of energy and enthusiasm

There are young people, with energy and enthusiasm, and older people with experience, all from diverse backgrounds and cultures

For the love of energy and enthusiasm - Ipswich.love

By David Matthews

For the love of the drive to school - Ipswich.love

For the love of the drive to school

You were a daily drive to school with my dad in the 1980s and later my teenage playground for all those formative experiences until I was 18.

For the love of the drive to school - Ipswich.love

By Tim Robinson

For the love of the alternative scene. - Ipswich.love

For the love of the alternative scene.

Ipswich is more than its town centre, more than its Waterfront, more than its football club, more than its University, more than its parks.

James Kindred - Ipswich.love

By James Kindred

Recent News

Ipswich’s Rubbish

Posted on February 12, 2024

Ipswich.love are delighted to announce our first community partnership. Hopefully many more to follow across every neighbourhood in Ipswich.

A Whistlestop Guide to Parks in Ipswich

Posted on January 29, 2024

From the serene charm of Christchurch Park to the lively happenings in Holywells Park, there’s a place for all.

Norwich and Norfolk are better at this than Ipswich and Suffolk.

Posted on January 15, 2024

Greater Ipswich needs a Greater Ipswich unitary authority voted for, and accountable to all the shared stakeholders that share our conurbation.

Otter spotted in Holywells Park

Posted on January 10, 2024

It’s been a good week for Ipswich’s animal lovers as an otter was spotted hunting amid the duckweed-covered water in Holywells Park

To top