Fore Street Improvement Scheme

1961 , Ipswich (Suffolk)

A film made for the Ipswich Society showing the improvements to Fore Street, in preparation for the Queen's visit.

The film illustrates the poor state of the buildings, the old shop fronts and the increasing traffic, including trolley buses. Amongst the rubbish, a CND poster for the Aldermaston March is visible. There are views of an old inn with a mural of Neptune near the docks, the Ipswich Social Settlement in Fore Street (a late Victorian community centre), and medieval buildings in the dock area. Improvement work involves the re-laying of kerbstones and the painting shop fronts. Travelling shots show the improvements to the street, to which 90 per cent of the occupiers have contributed. Hanging baskets and garlands decorate the streets for Her Majesty the Queen's visit on 21st July. Crowds watch as the royal car drives past.

Featured Buildings

Ipswich Social Settlement

Featured Events

Visit of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Keywords

Improvement schemes; Royal visits; Town planning

Background Information

Following the success of the Magdalen Street refurbishment in Norwich, a similar proposal was put forward for Fore Street by the Ipswich Society and by local architects. The aim was that it should be ready for the Queen's visit on 21st July 1961.

Manifestations

Fore Street Improvement Scheme

  • Barcode
    INV380270
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:48
    Modification Date
    27/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    730328
  • Barcode
    INV369218
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:48
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    725143
  • Barcode
    INV341971
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:48
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    724336
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV385670
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:48
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    710223
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV244460
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Colour Type
    colour
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:54
    Has Sound
    Y
    Modification Date
    14/05/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    679790
    Sound
    sound
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV210224
    Canonical Identifier
    2009/16
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    VHS tape
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:16:24
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/02/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    678730
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV167519
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 839
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    Umatic tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    24/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673859
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV163959
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 792
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    24/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673825
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV154959
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 284
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    22/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673225
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV159843
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 19
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    Umatic tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    21/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    672652
  • Barcode
    INV216660
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-936
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:18:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    563396
  • Barcode
    INV??1665
    Canonical Identifier
    B-355
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identification Notes
    Picture: magnetic (data migration 25/06/2021)
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    562561
    Sound
    sound
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV242862
    Canonical Identifier
    A-311
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    KodachromeII
    Colour Type
    colour
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identification Notes
    Picture: combined magnetic (data migration 25/06/2021)
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    561194
    Sound
    sound

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