the local history input on your site is wonderful. A real treasure
trove.' – Jan Goulding
Footmans/Debenhams store bags, Rose Hotel, Cromer,
Elmsett tithe memorial, Elliott Street, Rosehill Library plaque, '1822' in Carr Street, 'TollyCobbold'
Swilland, British Relay, Museum St,
former Adjutant's house, Ivry Street, Bethesda Church 1890s, The Grand Hotel, Frederic Corder & Son, 'The Eagle St Ogre'
website is dedicated to a special project
devised and developed by the artist/illustrator, Borin Van Loon. A
Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk in England, Borin has been
photographing examples of old lettering on the walls of buildings in
and around the town since the late 1990s. The
galleries of images shown here reflect the transition of a very
ancient town (Ipswich is the earliest continuous settlement in
dating back to around AD600, with Ipswich ware being produced from
around AD670) as it progresses through
the twenty-first century. They are updated and extended regularly
including non-Ipswich examples in Gallery 7.
background 'BUILT' image is taken from
the Co-op in Cauldwell Hall Road. The
masthead is based on a feature on Grimwade's store on the Cornhill.]
We try to credit or provide attribution to images used on the
site which are not photographed by us. If you are able to help us with
information about a source or copyright relating to a particular image,
click the above link.
Lettering launched in 6.03, moved to
domain on 17.9.09 and relaunched 3.10.15 with a new
"Things are getting worse faster than I can lower my standards." Carrie
throughout the Ipswich Historic Lettering site: Borin Van Loon
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