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  Recent updates:  Brighton, Southwold, Harwich, Christchurch Park, Carr Street, Freston monument, Street names, Blue plaques, Abolitionists as street names, Ruskin House, Sudbury, Mrs Smiths Alms Houses, St Peters Hall , Dedham, '1636' in St Helens Street, East Suffolk Militia Depot, Foxhall Hospital, Bramford Road School
updated 16.4.09
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This website is dedicated to a special project devised and developed by the illustrator, Borin Van Loon. A resident of 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 for several years.

The galleries of images shown here reflect the transition of a very ancient town (Ipswich is the earliest continuous settlement in England, dating back to the seventh or eighth centuries) as it progresses into the twenty first century. They will be updated and extended regularly including non-Ipswich examples in Gallery 6.

What we've included and omitted. Progress so far.
Gallery one
Street signs
Gallery 2
The Wet Dock
Gallery 3
Trade signs
Gallery 4
Architectural features
Gallery 5
Gallery 6
Vestigial lettering. Examples from outside Ipswich
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[Note: the letter 'R' we are using as a background here is taken from the cast iron street sign in Gallery 2: Bridge Street'.]

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