Stowmarket: Town set for television transformation

STOWMARKET: Shop-keepers are set to journey back in time when television producers help revisit a century of high street trade.

BBC series, Turn Back Time is stopping in Stowmarket next Wednesday, December 8. And the show’s creators are inviting locals to share their memories and record them for future generations.

Anyone who remembers shops like Jubys, Lillistones or Pluck’s can go along to the former Bedroom Shop in Ipswich Street and reminisce.

The shop will be taken over between 9.30am to 4pm and filled with old fashioned goods once available to buy in the old market town.

A time-line will be displayed on the day showing how the high street looked in the past, so anyone with any old photos of Stowmarket shops is invited to take them along to be recorded.

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Town councillor Lesley Mayes said: “This event will help to showcase the history behind the Stowmarket High Street and what a wonderful history it is.

“I’d like to encourage everyone who ever has a memory of the past and present High Street, to come along and share it. Without those memories, we won’t be able to capture the past for our future generations.”

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Radio Suffolk’s Lesley Dolphin will also be chatting to guests from a sofa inside the shop.

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