Tuesday, 9 April 2013

IPSWICH - THE EARLY DAYS

Ipswich is a beautiful old town with a very interesting history.  Many of the old buildings are still in existence today and sit side by side with the more modern buildings rubbing shoulders quite comfortably.  I came across these old engravings dating to around 1890 - 1900 on the Bremer River looking upstream towards where I live.  The old railway bridge is still there with the big Riverlink Shopping Centre on one side of it now and the Ipswich CBD on the other.





The typical workers cottage as seen in the photo here are very much in existence today all over Ipswich and many have been beautifully restored .   The photo below was one I restored and shows a cottage at Booval.



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