...it's our town

Listed Buildings
of Ipswich Milestone on St Margaret's Street

Newsletter, April 2011 (Issue 183)

Historic Lettering

Think of a subject to explore on the Internet and there is often a surprise to be found. In this particular case, 'Historic Lettering' led me to a website, Ipswich lettering and to a fascinating collection of photographs, with explanatory historical information, of examples of old lettering in Ipswich. It is available to view in specific 'galleries' such as street signs, trade signs, or specific locations such as churches or the Wet Dock. The photographer, Borin van Loon, a resident of Ipswich, has been compiling his collection for a number of years. He includes a list of street names and their historical derivations, and acknowledges the source as the list published in The Ipswich Society Newsletter of April 2004. He also draws attention to the style of our Blue Plaques.

    Front cover of issue 183 Cover, issue 183

Back to top