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Some buildings in Ipswich

Ipswich is a large town in the East of England. It is the county town of Suffolk. It is near the estuary of the River Orwell. 117,069 people live there.[1] In the Tudor period Ipswich was famous for the Wool Trade and there are still a lot of Tudor buildings which survive to this day. Thomas Wolsey, who was a famous adviser to Henry VIII was born in Ipswich. In modern times Ipswich became infamous as in 2006 a serial killer murdered five prostitutes over a short space of time.[2]

The town is home to Ipswich Town F.C., an association football team. They play in the town at a stadium called Portman Road.


  1. "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics". www.ons.gov.uk.
  2. "Third prostitute 'was strangled'". BBC. 2006-12-12. Retrieved 2009-08-29.