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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.

Arboretum Pub

Finchy in Westbourne
Noticed today that the Arboretum pub has a homemade 'To Let' sign outside. Hardly seems 2 years ago when James - former landlord of The Grinning Rat - took over. For a while it was a really lively and fun venue, the opening night was crazy! But it went ... [ more ]
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Citizen of Ipswich
I think people these days are less tolerant of noise, especially amplified music, even from a venue that you might expect to generate a bit of noise, like a pub. But people have had church bells silenced after moving into a village. In the old days ... [ more ]
Eden I
Perhaps the owner has decided to move on to bigger and better things? Not everything has a negative spin. The location is not ideal for any business that is lively.

Cat found

Andrew H in Broke Hall
I have a white cat (see photo) who keeps coming to my door desperately meowing, presumably for food. I live in the Shetland Close area. Is anyone missing this cat?
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Deni P
I will post on Ipswich Missing Cats on Facebook, you could also list on Animal Search UK. I have responded to your email.
The cat could be deaf. See if it responds when you clap your hands behind it. If it is it really shouldn't be outside as it won't hear traffic coming so is an accident waiting to happen.

harvester Ravenswood

Colin C in Warren Heath
after the initial problems with this food outlet when they first opened we decided to give it a second chance, last night about 7 p/m our family party of 7 had to wait 70 minutes to get a table usually set up for 4 people, very cramped conditions, the ... [ more ]
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Pamela G in Westbourne
I am planning a trip to refugees in Calais 4th October. I would like to take a car load of food, sleeping bags, underclothes for children and adults. If you would like to contribute anything useful please ring me on 07733368292. Thank you
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John W
Yes, that doesn't really prove anything, other than they could move from Calais to Germany but choose not to.  I think you are mistaking personal experience for culture. I think we all have a fairly good idea of what a Northern European Protestant ... [ more ]
Elaine D
I witness overcrowding everyday. I live in a small two bedroomed terrace, the houses for rent around me are taken by families who live in each room, anything up to four adults and four children (sometimes more) in each room. Where there are single men in ... [ more ]

Dining Set

Denis C in California
I have a drop leaf table and 4 chairs that are stowed inside the table I.E. Butterfly Dining Set. It is a dark colour and free to whoever can use it. Contact me on 01473 289577

Busking/Street Performance In Ipswich

Finchy in Westbourne
Thankfully the trumpet guy seems to have disappeared, he was the worst busker I think I've ever heard. But accordion man (regularly near Debenhams) must be second worst.
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Iris M
I agree with Paulene, the bloke outside M and S is great, wonder where he has gone, trumpet man was a joke, never recognized a single tune he "played".

Mystery for solving

Jerry T inactive in Ipswich Town Centre
Just found two bags containing brand new clothing purchased from outside local area. Are they yours? Has your car been broken in to? Have you been burgled? Can't rely on local police to bother so I thought that I would use social media. Interesting ... [ more ]
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Nic A
Maybe they had to change the wheel on the car, removed the items to gain access to the spare and forgot to load everything back into the boot of the car.

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.

Brass Bed Head

Rambler in Westbourne
Brass Bed head ( Not bedstead. i.e headboard) with decorative white knobs. Good condition.  01473 422335


Rambler in Westbourne
KatKabin in good condition. Ideal if you don't have a cat flap. Cost £55, selling at £28. Phone 01473 422335

Litter strewn streets

John W in Westbourne
As a change from walking my dog in the park, sometimes I walk around Henley Road, Berners Street, Bedford Street, St Georges Street area of central Ipswich and I'm horrified at the amount of litter, it seems to be getting worse. The gutter in Henley Rd ... [ more ]
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Gary M ... because most of these guys are lazy oafs who couldn't give a monkey's. Much like their truly awful bosses at Ipswich Borough Council.
The blue bin men are the worst,they were in my close last Wednesday they left plastic bottles tin cans and paper all over the road, surely they could pick some of these things up. No just to lazy.

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 ]

garden slabs and fencing

Chris M in Warren Heath
Hi does anyone have any old fencing, garden slabs or garden furniture  furniture they no longer require  ?? We are trying to do our garden up and the fencing is the most important to make it secure for our dog. Thank You
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Linda E
Chris the panel that remains whole is 7ftx7ft  so won't fit in your car unless your have a saw to cut it down. The other bits are half that size but damaged so may not be worth the effort.

pond filter

Looking for a ladies bike

Asset in Priory Heath
i am looking for a light-weight ladies bike in need of a new home either for giveaway or a small donation (i am 5ft tall with short legs).
I have a ladies bike,12 gears,rack on the front. I'm only 5ft2ins and I've ridden this bike for a few years. It's sturdy but fairly lightweight,you can have it for £20.

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 ]

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

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 ]

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 ]

Skatepark for Whitehouse Park gets the go ahead!

Community Team IBC in Westerfield
Plans for a skatepark in Whitehouse Park have been approved by Council planners. The skatepark, which is supported by the North West Area Committee, will now be built by Wheelscape for the North West Ipswich Big Local Trust and the Sita Trust, who have ... [ more ]

Outdoor Cinema

Peter M in California
Ipswich has been hosting free outdoor cinema events over the summer, and they have another this Sunday at Cromwell Square car park - 11am.  Showing Toy Story and Toy Story 2. Has anyone been to any of the previous screenings?
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Helen D
Thanks Clive. We've had some great feedback from the events and people are keen to see them pop up again next year. Watch this space!
Clive M
lol I mean that we had some freezing issues on set not that it was cold whoops ! Kids loved it anyway don't forget to take your picnic with you 

Children's knitting patterns

Brian B in Gainsborough
My partner has just retired and is going back to knitting. That being the case, has anyone got any children's knitting patterns, in good condition, to give away. I would obviously pick them up as long as it is reasonably local.
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Joan B
have 3 knit airy time knits  and the country dairy book of knitting books    teddy bear knits       fairy time  knits and country diary book of knitting          doll knit patterns
If you join on the net there are, literally, thousands of patterns you can download free and others you can pay for.  It's a fantastic resource, and you don't get pestered by them if you do join.

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 ]