PUBLISHED: 08:39 13 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:11 13 September 2018 David Kindred Berners Street, Ipswich, in January 1966, when parking was allowed on both sides of the street. The Anglesea Road wing of the Ipswich and East Suffolk Hospital is in the background Picture: DAVID KINDRED Dave Kindred There is a never-ending debate about the amount of traffic and the price of parking in Ipswich town centre. Take a look at the streets of Ipswich when it had fewer cars. Shoppers were able to park in the Buttermarket, Ipswich, when this photograph was taken in August 1962. The Ancient House and the ABC Cinema are on the right. Picture from David Kindred’s archive In today’s Days Gone By, David Kindred features images taken around 50 years ago, when it was possible to park in the street outside businesses in the main shopping areas.The price of parking close to the town centre in the mid 1960s looks to have been cheap – even allowing for … [Read more...] about Days Gone By: Remember when the roads in Ipswich were clear?
PUBLISHED: 10:55 16 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:55 16 April 2018 Judith Abrahams pressure David Haig Archant “Perhaps only in Britain could one succeed in writing a thriller about the weather,” observed David Haig who both wrote and stars in this little-known true story about D-Day. The drama opens in the Portsmouth HQ of the Allied Expeditionary Forces on Friday, the second of June 1944. General Eisenhower is poised to launch his forces on June 5th. 350,000 lives are at stake and the decision whether or not to attack comes down to the weather forecast. Haig is the dour and intense Scottish meteorologist Dr James Stagg who is called on to predict the weather for the biggest seaborne invasion in history. He soon clashes with the larger than life, flashy American, Colonel Krick (Tim Beckmann) who advises General Eisenhower. Krick (something of a ‘celebrity’ weatherman who is proud of having predicted three rain-free days for the filming of Gone with the Wind) … [Read more...] about Pressure at Park Theatre review: A gripping view of tension in the run up to D-Day
It's the movie that inspired Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, but 1973's Lady Snowblood started life as a cult-favorite manga series — the first two volumes of which are now available to read as part of ComiXology's subscription service. Originally serialized in the magazine Weekly Playboy between 1972 and 1973, Lady Snowblood was written by Lone Wolf and Cub and Crying Freeman co-creator Kazuo Koike, with art by Kazuo Kamimura. The strip, which followed the eponymous assassin as she sought revenge on the men responsible for the death of her father and rape of her mother, was a smash hit, and adapted into two features directed by Toshiya Fujita and starring Meiko Kaji: 1973's Lady Snowblood and the following year's Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance. (A 2001 sci-fi movie, The Princess Blade, would draw from the same source material.) The series was released as four English-language volumes by Dark Horse Comics in 2005. Appearing at the following year's San Diego … [Read more...] about ‘Kill Bill’ Inspiration ‘Lady Snowblood’ Joins ComiXology Unlimited (Exclusive Preview)
When it comes to comic book franchises, there are plenty of fans who have an affinity for Marvel or DC (and any of their associated smaller imprints), but actors don’t always stick to one creative line over another.After all, the more comic book properties to go around, the merrier, right? Plenty of actors crossed the divide between Marvel and DC. Most people recognize that Ben Affleck got his start in comic book properties by playing Daredevil on the big screen before throwing on Batman’s cape for the current DC slate of movies. He’s just one of many who have appeared across the comic book divide. There are actually many more who have crossed the line on the small screen instead of the big screen. The larger number likely comes from the amount of parts available to them. The current longest running Marvel television series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., for example, is closing in on its 100th hour of television, so it’s had plenty of its recurring cast members switch … [Read more...] about 20 Actors You Didn’t Know Were In Both Marvel And DC TV Shows