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Old Car/Truck Batteries

Andrew P in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi, Has anyone got any old Car/Van or Truck batteries sitting around which they don't want, I could do with a few and would be willing to collect from the local area?
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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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Janet F
I think Purdy's was further up Westagate St. near the site of the Card Factory. W.H.Smith was The Crown and Anchor hotel, you can still see the name on the brickwork above the door.
Jo G
Purdy's, I think, was where Burger King is, Took's Bakery was underneath. I remeber Olivers too, they did the best baguettes.

Ipswich Old Cemetery

SMM in Ipswich Town Centre
Has anyone been to the baby area at the old cemetery over the last few days? I went up there this afternoon and was very upset to see that it had either been vandalised or that when the strimmers went between the tiny graves  they did quite a bit of ... [ more ]
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I don't know about any of the others (we were the only ones there on Saturday) but I emailed them as soon as I got home.

Orwell Bridge disruption.

Tina D in Greenwich
Work is due to take part on the bridge this autumn to prevent accidents, cameras being installed and lower speed limit signs. I am not sure how much difference that will make. Am I alone in thinking it would be a good time to also install suicide ... [ more ]
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Tina D
Nadine H , I am so pleased your Father was prevented from taking his life, and that he never attempted it again. I genuinely mean that.  Most people who are suffering from depression that leads to suicidal feelings believe that others, especially their ... [ more ]

Skill to share: Excel Spreadsheets

Tom M in Chantry
Just to let you know that I'm happy to offer my skills in Excel Spreadsheets to help my neighbours out.

Family fun day!!

Katrina H
If I had known earlier I could have brought my horses over and charged for pony rides. I would have taken out my fuel costs then donated the rest. Please get in touch if you would like this in the future. The club will be more than happy to support this ... [ more ]

Any St Mark's parents on here?

John B in Maidenhall
Hi - are there any St Mark's Primary School parents on here? Still trying to sort out my after-school childcare situation... Would welcome some advice from fellow parents at the school!
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Have you tried contacting the early years team at Suffolk County Council? They have suggestions for childminders and child care where they collect the child from a particular school. May be worth a try.

Fundraiser Disco

The Meeting Place Centre in Ipswich Town Centre
80/90's Theamed Disco Friday 28th August 6pm til 10pm Tickets £5 each bbq and soft drinks on sale you can bring your own alcohol and snacks. All welcome.

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.

man with a van

Harry P in Bramford
Thanks for streetlife for help with van needed,i was reccommended several leads and settled for :the van about town:excellent service,very resonable price t/phoe 07470503760
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Maureen S
Paul's number is 0476984344. He has a large box van so can take quite large items - he states he is registered for this work which is really important!

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 ]

Van needed

Harry P in Bramford
Any body knows of a van to take 3 piece suite from Chantry to Bramford Rd
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Paul D
Hi Harry & Robert Thanks Victoria I offer a man and a van service, I can carry single items right through to full loads, just let me know the details and I can give you a quote. I cover and strap down all items so that they are protected, I am also ... [ more ]

Table Top sale

Help Needed Please.

SMM in Ipswich Town Centre
I wonder if there is a kind soul on SL who has researched their family tree successfully. I have tried this myself without much luck and wonder if I'm doing something wrong. I'm not very good with computers and so would be grateful if someone might take ... [ more ]
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Tina D
I was doing this for sometime and doing very well when I got contacted by a cousin of my Dad via Ancestry,co,uk. He had already traced one branch of the family back to 1524! I then got distracted and was busy updating my files with all of his ... [ more ]

Any local amateur astronomers on here?

John B in Maidenhall
Hope we'll be able to see the Perseid shower over the next day or two! Any advice for getting the best view, weather permitting, please?
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Anna C
Sat out two nights ago 11-1pm, wrapped up warm coz it was chilly! Looked north east, in the area down from Cassiopeia (to the left of the W and down a bit), to the right of the Plough. Saw planes but no meteors. However, when I gazed around to the east ... [ more ]


The Meeting Place Centre in Ipswich Town Centre
Summer theamed Disco at The Meeting Place Community Centre. Limerick close pop along in ya bright summer gear and boogie the night away 6pm til 11pm Tickets £5 adults and £2.50 children, support workers free. Drinks and snacks available from the tuck ... [ more ]
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Dining Table, 4 chairs & one Carver

Dianne B in Ipswich Town Centre
For sale Yew wood dining table and 4 matching chairs plus one carver.  Measures 5ft (153cm) extending to 6ft 6 (198cms), width 34inches (86 cms).  Table in excellent condition.  Chair seats showing some wear and tear. COLLECTION ONLY. Please send private ... [ more ]

Wanted chest of drawers for shed

J D in Ipswich Town Centre
Just moved to a new house. We have a lovely big garage but no storage in it. I wondered if anyone has an old chest of drawers or any other drawer unit or shelving that might be suitable ? It might save someone a trip to the dump. Thanks!

asda car park and asb

Nadia C in Washbrook
Hi all those who live in Stoke Park near Asda. I'm trying to gauge the amount of anti sociable behaviour that happens on the car park and surrounding area in evening. Some residents are calling me to tell me of incidents and I want to feed it all back to ... [ more ]

Gas Engineer and Plumber

John B in Maidenhall
Can anyone recommend a gas engineer (for boiler servicing) and a plumber (mainly for issues with radiators and internal pipe work), covering the Maidenhall or Chantry area, please?
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John B
Amazingly impressed with Bosmere Gas Services. No need for me to suffer cowboys any longer! Thanks once more Susan P and Adrian C :)

Summer Fete at Prince of Wales Drive residental home.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
there is a summer fete being held at prince of wales residential home. on saturday the 15th August from 2-4pm.  The home is on prince of wales drive, maidenhall.  please come and give support to this wonderful care home. There will be a few stalls where ... [ more ]

LINK: Childhood Movie Night

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The Thomas Wolsey Pub, 9-13 St Peters Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF
LINK in Castle Hill
From baby, toddler to tweenster, we've all been there, but which film really highlights the joys of being a kid? Bring along your favourite film that explores the wonder of childhood. The idea is that you bring along your favourite DVD on the night's ... [ more ]


Michael R in Chantry
Can any tell me what course of action I need to take to stop the noise from a group of car owners in our area who have these cars with the noisy exhausts reving them up and racing around midnight till early morning. We are OAP's and they can be ... [ more ]
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Replacement of guttering -ballpark figure?

Buzz R in Greenwich
Could someone please give me a rough estimate for replacing around 30' of old metal guttering with plastic guttering in a s/d two storey house? Haven't got the foggiest idea how much that might cost including parts and labour. Thanks!
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Susan L
Jarrolds did my house, very good job at a reasonable price. Wouldn't have a hole left because I have had pigeons nesting there previously although I am sure they would do it if you asked.


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Susan F
hi. i do have qualifications in cleaning and care work. i have been cleaning for over 35 years. in different situations inc care home office shop and private work. message me if you want to chat i am ip1 area so not far from you. susan