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Today I attended the AGM of the Anglia Region of the Caravan and Motorhome Club in Ipswich – or more specifically on the Nacton Road in Ipswich.

I was brought up here as a child and the River Orwell played a big part during my early school years. Not least because we had to go into the centre of Ipswich where the river was narrow and there was the only bridge to get across it. Many many years later the Orwell Bridge was built enabling Felixstowe to become the hugely successful container port that it now is. And Ipswich was largely bypassed.

Consequently, I felt today a small diversion was justified on my way home to spend a bit of time by the river and as always marvel at the bridge. It serves to remind me that good infrastructure makes things happen and generates growth.

Christopher Macgowan