Given that this newsletter is number 199, it follows that our July issue is our 200th and an event for some celebration, perhaps. The Ipswich Society was founded in 1960 in response to losses of period and ancient buildings in the town and the erection of some questionable modern replacements. The Society continues to be an active and vibrant organisation.
And finally, a puzzling photograph from our slide collection on Flickr. Where on earth is this? Is it Ipswich at all? Hang on, those buildings in the background with the pointy tops: aren't they part of the St Matthews Street development in the early 60s? The ones which today stand next to the BBC Suffolk building? So this must be part of the St Matthews Street which was demolished to build the roundabout approaches. Difficult to imagine today.
Another fine brain teaser from our Flickr collection: thanks to Tony Marsden for drawing it to the editor's attention.