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Throwback Thursday: Memories from Ipswich in September 1994

PUBLISHED: 12:30 28 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:59 28 September 2017

Filming of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries in Ipswich in 1994

Filming of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries in Ipswich in 1994

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Ipswich Town, TV filming and Royal Mail Sorting Office opens by Bonthcho Guencthev feature in another edition of our nostalgia series, Throwback Thursday.

Camera crews working on the crime dramaCamera crews working on the crime drama

In another edition of our Throwback Thursday series, we cast our minds back to September, 1994.

The series ran for 12 seasons from 1987 to 2000The series ran for 12 seasons from 1987 to 2000

It was a month that saw Ipswich Town player Bontcho Guentchev display his balls skills when he was officially opening the Ipswich Royal Mail Sorting Offices on Commercial Road.

An overview of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries set at St Pancras Church in Ipswich in 1994An overview of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries set at St Pancras Church in Ipswich in 1994

The footballer took part in the first open day at the office, kicking off the event, which was organised to raise funds for the children’s wards at Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds Hospitals.

The score board from September 1994 when Ipswich Town beat Manchester UnitedThe score board from September 1994 when Ipswich Town beat Manchester United

There was also filming taking place that month at the St Pancras Church for the ITV crime drama series The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, which ran for 12 series from 1987 to 2000.

Roy Keane taking the ball on as Paul Mason chases him downRoy Keane taking the ball on as Paul Mason chases him down

Ipswich Town also went on to beat Manchester United 3-2 at Portman Road in front of a crowd of 22,000-plus fans as Paul Mason scored twice and Steve Sedgley scoring the other for the Blues, with the likes of Roy Keane, Paul Scoles and Eric Cantona playing for the Red Devils.

Rail passengers hoping to make a weekend rail trip to London from East Anglia at the beginning of 2019 are facing three more months of disruption and replacement bus journeys.

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted sexual assault following reports of an attack on a woman in an Ipswich street.

It’s been announced that Barclays is set to close its branch in Aldeburgh, leaving the town without a bank.

A nativity scene outside a church has been cruelly vandalised for the second time this festive season.

The Christmas lights in a picturesque Suffolk village have suffered from “continued vandalism” and will not be replaced should any further damage take place.

All lines were blocked after a lorry collided with a railway bridge between Ipswich and Stowmarket.

The Suffolk Blue Cross centre have put together a guide of what festive treats you can/can’t feed your dog and what health implications they could have.

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