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Name of 1980s Coffee Shop in Tavern Street?

Finchy in Ipswich Town Centre
Can anyone remember the name of the coffee shop in Tavern Street during the mid/late 1980s. It was on the corner where Norwich & Peterborough Insurance is now - opposite H&M. They served coffee in brown stoneware pottery mugs.
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Your biggest Concern

Watchfull in Castle Hill
What is it you think think about most?  It can be your family.  it can be your health.  It can be about things in your local area. Any thing that's worrying you, why not share it with other's on here. It can be the feeling of being alone and no one to ... [ more ]
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Citizen of Ipswich
Thanks for your kind words Watchfull. It did make me chuckle though when you suggested I get my old dad on the computer. He struggled with the concept of the VHS video recorder back in the 1970s, and gave up on technology forever after. He has managed to ... [ more ]
C of I  I know one thing you will never lose the feeling of love you had for your mum, but the love your dad had for her was different that is why he is totally adrift as you put it, The other thing you will never lose is the memories, the little things ... [ more ]

Original Qigong workshop

Olya in Common, The
I would like to invite everyone to join a new qigong workshop in Ipswich on 26 September. The workshop will be about learning Wu Ji Qigong form which is also known as ‘The Original Qigong’ and ‘Tai Chi for Liberation’. It is an excellent exercise for ... [ more ]

Did your children use the FIRST 88a Service 0801 from Norwich Road to Claydon

Julie B in Castle Hill
The 88a route from that stops at Norwich Road Bridge at 0801 and goes through to Claydon Greyhound at 0810 has been stopped and now only runs in school HOLIDAYS! My daughter was going to use this service (she is in her first year at High School) but now ... [ more ]

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Chris F
The 114, now run by Galloway, leaves the Old Cattle Market at 7.40 on schooldays and goes via Norwich Road, arriving at The Claydon Crown at 8.15.  Hope this helps.

FIRST bus service 88a

Julie B in Castle Hill
I have found out today that the route 88a bus service no longer runs the 0801 service to Claydon in term time. It now only runs in school holidays! This service was one of the reasons why I opted to send my daughter to Claydon high school. The service ... [ more ]
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8ft trampoline for sale

Julie B in Ipswich Town Centre
8ft trampoline for sale Good condition Comes with enclosure and a cover for winter Elastic that holds up enclosure could do with being replaced as they have stretched over the years Collection from IP1 Mornington avenue Will be taking apart at the ... [ more ]

Furniture Upholstery

Omo in Westerfield
Has anyone used a service to reupholster furniture that they would recommend please? Many thanks
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Margaret D
Jayrest is a good company based in Haleigh.  They made our sofas and made a good job of the loose covers.  They probably do upholstering as well.  They have lots of fabrics, the cost depending on the quality of course.  I wouldn't say they are cheap but ... [ more ]

3 wheeled walker for sale

Janet A in Westbourne
3 wheeled mobility walker with bag. Adjustable height and in very good condition. £35.00 ovno. Phone 01473 742721

Wood floor and wallpapering

Oliver B in Castle Hill
Hi Can anyone recommend someone who can lay wood flooring, skirting and hang patterned wallpaper please? Need to be reliable and reasonable prices. Thanks
Matthew B
Hi I'm a local handyman and I can come and give you a free no obligation quotation. My number is 07876240267. Many thanks Matt.

Web developer needed for start up business!

Nicola L in Castle Hill
Hello Does anyone know of a student web developer who has some time to work for a start up business.Skills required are some familiarity of C sharp and an awareness of SQL - there is a mentor available and more details if anyone is interested. 01473 ... [ more ]
Celia F
We know a programmer who works with C++ and knows SQL, who would be interested in your start up business. Please e-mail him at

Any Tradesman

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Some time ago I bought a Router because of circumstances I have never used it,  it is like brand new, with four cutting blades/bits, still in their package, this is not a toy and should only be used by some one who knows what they are doing, anyone ... [ more ]
1020 w Power Router 240v-- variable speed control--5 piece bit set--  skirtings--frames for decorative finishes on doors, windows or picture frames--suitable for rebating and shaping, your name Steve rings a bell.

Roof tiles

C H in Castle Hill
Is anyone able to recommend a tradesman who would be able to fix a loose roof tile please? Thank you

Computer help

Gillian M in Westerfield
I am using windows 7 when the display and my start bar opens it brings up a square above the task bar which blocks part of the display it has a small arrow at the bottom pointing to the task bar. I have done a scan and used c cleaner it does not go. Any ... [ more ]
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Gillian M
Thanks Mark will keep an eye on it thank you for screen shot am still considering but if things go wrong it is usually me they go wrong with ought to be used to it by now ha ha

Wanted please, pedal toy for 3yo

Jan D in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi all, I recently got a second-hand one of these for £20 from one of the local garage sales for my grandsons' 3rd birthday. The trouble is, they're twins and I need another similar toy (with pedals please) before 31st Aug! Have been looking on gumtree, ... [ more ]

Gas ovens

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Some time ago on streetlife people were have their gas ovens cleaned, I now find myself in a similar position, although its not dirty-dirty it needs sorting inside and out, also new oven bulb needed, any one know of some one? and of course the cost.
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Hi everybody I have been in touch with Chris and every is sorted thank you all for you help. Kuhli your pics were helpful Ta ever so
No problem Watchfull.  I hope you got all the pics, looks like you might only have three. The ones showing the inside of the oven are missing from my message.

car body dent

Paulene M in Castle Hill
Hi got a small dent in the back of my car (dont remember it happening!!)  Anyone out there  recommend  someone who would do a decent,inexpensive job in repairing it ??  Thanks neighbours
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Sarah S
Eric Poole and Sons, Unit 37 Claydon Business Park Ip6 0NP. Telling No 01473 830966. I had my car repaired by them when it was less than a year old. They are very good and do repairs for dealership garages in the area.
Sharon B
MARK J AUTO LOOK Closed over a year ago as the owner died. MSO BODY up Faarthing road near indoor karting is great

Free Maths, Science and English sessions Kesgrave Community Centre

Claire M in Castle Hill
The Community Schools are holding free back to school sessions during the morning of the 28th August at the Kesgrave Community Centre. We will have Maths, English and Science teachers to help students aged from 8 to A Level prepare for the new academic ... [ more ]

Traffic lights.

Keith H in Castle Hill
Cant believe they now have  temp  lights other end off  foxhall road near Railway pub causing more problems again this was only like this a few weeks a go.feel sorry for people going to work.

Plumber wanted

Hugh B
We have Michael Hunt, 01473 216202, do most of our plumbing work. Smaller jobs I will tackle myself but it takes me a lot longer.

Van hire

free bath/basin

Margaret N in Westbourne
I have an avocado green bath and basin standing outside my garage at 51 Kelvin Road FREE to anyone who would like to collect it.

The people of Ipswich

Andre S in Castle Hill
A survey carried out recently said that Ipswich was the third most friendly town to live after Harrogate and Shrewsbury. I have lived in Ipswich two years and moved to Highfield Road twelve months ago where I now live with my partner Heather I love ... [ more ]
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Andre S
Hi Andrew T We attended a wedding in York recently and were away for a few days. I could not wait to get back to Ipswich, I love it here😃

Fireworks - Dog

Sarah L in Ipswich Town Centre
My dog is scared of fireworks to the point where she shakes, sick and diarrhoea. We have taken her to the vets and they gave us some calming tablets + told us to get a defuser as this all helps. Cost us a lot of money and does nothing to help her. Just ... [ more ]
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Sarah L
Thanks for all your comments, seems to be no real solution to help this. Maggie: I haven't heard of one of them before, if you have no use for it, it's probably worth me giving it ago, as long as your sure. If so please feel free to private message me. ... [ more ]

Old Ipswich Police Station ???

Emalkuda in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone know what's happening to the land the old police station in town is going to be? I went past the other day and it's practically demolished. More flats? Not another Tesco's I hope...
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Andrew T
Nosey Ron you don't know all the facts i.e. you don't know what he said to me in private messages. But i have had enough of it anyway.

Dales pub

Rosemary S in Westbourne
Please help us save our local pub The Dales. We have seen many pubs close in and around Whitton and Castle Hill over the past few years, so it's not just a plea for a small area. It seems the council are allowing the change of business without a full ... [ more ]
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Peter S
Sorry to hear that Brian, thanks for posting the latest update. I thought there might be a glimmer of hope, sadly not.