At the corner of Sirdar Road and
Bramford Road is a bakery with a newsgaents next door at number 111
Bramford Road. Somebody, spotting that one would need only one stencil
for the job, decided to paint the building number nicely spaced on the
red brick. It worked so well, they repeated the trick on the other side
of the window.
Typical. We make a special
trip down to Bramford Road
(not far from the W. B. Kerridge sign)
and they've covered up part of it with an estate agent's board. For
another example see Woottons).
Ipswich was once served by a
whole string of small bakery shops owned by Newstead's, served by bread
baked in their own factory on Whitehouse Road. When the business collapsed (late
1980s?), the bakery shops closed and, eventually, the facory was
demolished and still stands beside Norwich Road as a range of condrete
platforms. A handful of the shops reopened as independent bakeries and
this is one of them. It's nice that it retains its gable Hovis
advertisement with gold lettering standing out in relief. A familar
sign for decades throughout Britain in different configurations,
although I never really liked the taste of this mass-produced
'wholemeal' sliced bread.
Also in Bramford Road,
possible traces of the early cable television system British Relay.
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