PUBLISHED: 16:05 06 July 2019 Steve Russell Cheryl and Paul Stewart with the wedding cake presented to them by wholesaler Palmer & Harvey Picture: FAMILY COLLECTION Archant Smitten country boy Paul Stewart would walk 32 miles to enjoy a precious few moments with Ipswich sweetheart Cheryl Paul Stewart - good at so many things, and always on the go Picture: FAMILY COLLECTIONA hospital isn't an obvious romantic setting, but for two young patients love was the best medicine. Paul Stewart was in for kidney trouble; Cheryl Twaits for an eating difficulty. The country boy was barely 20; the girl from Ipswich not quite 16. They clapped eyes on each other through a window "and we fell in love with each other straightaway. I was only 15, but I knew I wanted him", Cheryl laughs. "And he knew he wanted me."This is a slightly unusual obituary, for Paul died a while ago. But his wife has only just given his ashes a permanent resting place. 'I miss him so much,' … [Read more...] about Obituary: An Ipswich love story
Ipswich auction houses
PUBLISHED: 10:24 15 June 2019 | UPDATED: 10:24 15 June 2019 Caroline Culot The house on Ipswich Road, Norwich, for sale at auction for a guide price of £550,000. Pic: Auction House. This boarded up home in Norwich, with bags of potential, is going under the hammer at auction for a guide price of £550,000. The house on Ipswich Road, Norwich, for sale at auction for a guide price of £550,000. Pic: Auction House.The 'highly desirable' house, at 37, Ipswich Road, is empty and in need of a full modernisation programme, say the auctioneers.The property, being auctioned on July 17, has 1930s fireplaces and a window and door which are boarded up. Some old patterned carpet and wallpaper remain but many rooms have bare floorboards and are lit by single lightbulbs. The kitchen and bathroom look like they haven't been touched for decades.MORE: Tenant faces whopping bill for office she left years agoThe house on Ipswich Road, Norwich, for sale at … [Read more...] about This near derelict house is for sale in Norwich for £550,000
PUBLISHED: 06:04 02 March 2019 Jane Hunt Stephen Mainwaring was jailed for six years for a string of burglaries across west Suffolk. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE Archant A car and other items belonging to a burglar who stole property worth £290,000 during break-ins at 35 homes in Suffolk will be sold at auction to raise money to pay compensation. Stephen Mainwaring targeted unoccupied detached houses in rural areas while the owners were out or on holiday during a two-year spate of offending, Ipswich Crown Court heard.Several of the items stolen by Mainwaring were of great sentimental value and included an engagement ring, and jewellery belonging to a homeowner’s late wife.He also stole three cars and a motorbike as well as a shotgun and cartridges after forcing open a secure gun cabinet at one of the burgled properties.In 2017 Mainwaring, 51, of Shepherd’s Grove Industrial Estate, Stanton, admitted five burglaries at properties in Great Barton, … [Read more...] about Going once, going twice…Items from burglar’s £290,0000 haul to be sold at auction
PUBLISHED: 18:24 13 February 2019 Caroline Culot The Baptist chapel at Brooke which sold over the guide price at auction. Pic: www.auctionhouse.co.uk A Baptist chapel in Brooke went under the hammer at auction today for £189,000, over the guide price of £125,000-£150,000. Inside the Baptist chapel which sold today for over the guide price at auction. Pic: www.auctionhouse.co.ukThe chapel on High Green was built in 1831 and has the potential to be converted into a number of alternative uses including commercial and residential subject to the necessary consents. The owners, the Baptist Trust, wanted to establish the market value for this unique building and it generated significant interest and with a number of bidders at the Auction House sale, it finally sold for £189,000. Robert Hurst, chartered surveyor and auction manager said: “We are delighted with the results of our first Norwich auction of the year. It raised nearly … [Read more...] about Brooke chapel goes under the hammer
PUBLISHED: 08:06 15 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:39 15 November 2018 Sophie Barnett Martin Roberts visited Ipswich for his latest Homes Under The Hammer series. Picture: PA PA Martin Roberts had nothing but praise for Ipswich after he visited with the film crew from BBC series, Homes Under The Hammer this week. The daytime TV presenter came to Ipswich for the first time on Tuesday, November 13 – and said the town “offers the best of both worlds just an hour’s train ride away from London, and is a hidden gem”.“Being able to hop on a train up to London makes this an ideal location for commuters, I can’t believe I had never been here before,” said Roberts, after a quick visit to the town. He added: “I will definitely be back to explore.”In the show Roberts meets buyers looking for run-down properties at auction and follows their journey as they renovate them in the hope of generating a profit on their … [Read more...] about Did you spot Martin Roberts in Ipswich this week?