Days Gone By: Memories from the Rushmere estate
Work started to develop the Rushmere housing estate, Ipswich, in 1947/48, with streets named after Scottish towns and cities.
The mostly council house site spans from Colchester Road to Humber Doucy Lane.
Prefabricated houses were built on part of the site in 1947 to help with the housing shortage following the Second World War and had a planned life of ten to fifteen years, they are still standing after seventy years with most residents loving their homes.
Rushmere Hall School in Lanark Road, designed by Johns, Slater and Haward, was built between 1947-49.
Most children from the estate started school there.
The Selkirk public house opened in Selkirk Road in 1956.
Did you live on the estate, go to school there, or visit the Selkirk public house? Write to David Kindred, Days Gone By, Ipswich Star/EADT, Portman House, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, IP1 1RS or e-mail email@example.com
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Visitors to the Kingfisher public house, Ipswich, in 1975, featured in a recent Days Gone By, writes David Kindred.
Carol Lingley (nee Jowers) emailed in her memories.
I lived on the Chantry estate from 1959 - 1980, moving out when I got married.
My mother and father moved into their brand new house in Bunting Road in 1956, having previously shared a house on the Maidenhall estate as many couples did.
The picture of the people in the Kingfisher are I believe, Kevin Vale, Lorraine Flegg and Marie Perkins.
I went to Chantry Secondary School from 1970 - 1975 and knew them there.
Our headmaster was Mr Webber, a very well respected man and an excellent head.
I don’t believe the school was the same after he retired.
It’s nice to see the old photos of my childhood haunts.
If you have memories you would like to share write to David Kindred, Days Gone By, Ipswich Star/EADT, Portman House, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, IP1 1RS or send an e-mail.