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Taster Day Kick Starts Christmas

Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, St. Stephens Church, St. Stephens Lane, is preparing for the festive season and holding its’ annual “Taster Day” on Saturday 24th November from 9am until 5pm.

You can go along and sample delicious local produce, completely free of charge, including tasty Suffolk jams, juices, and a hot, alcohol free, winter punch. This year the Centre is offering a new range of produce from ‘Fruits of Suffolk’ as well as regular favourites from James White Juices.

The Centre will also be hosting one of Suffolk’s best known and most popular photographers, Dave Kindred, who will be signing copies of his new book ‘Ipswich, Lost Inns Taverns and Public Houses’ from 11am. The book, which includes some 250 photographs, paints a nostalgic picture of the Ipswich “local” – from the front-room beer house to grand hotel – as well as reference to much older hostelries from the 18th Century to the First World War.

Entry to the event is free and all are welcome

As well as local produce the Tourist Information Centre offers a range of local interest Christmas gift ideas from local calendars, DVD’s and books, to pottery and prints of local scenes.
Adding to the Christmas cheer, Cards for Good Causes – the Charity Christmas card shop representing 50 local, and National charities – once again have their shop at the Tourist Information Centre.

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