2015: Fiat 500 crashes into Collen & Clare in Aldeburgh

As published by the Ipswich Star, 15 September 2015

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The scene of the crash in Aldeburgh’s High Street. CREDIT: Edward Harvey

A car has crashed into the shop front of Collen & Clare in Aldeburgh High Street this morning. Suffolk Constabulary were called to the crash just after 10.15am. A Fiat 500 has crashed into the front of the clothes shop.

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Another view of the crash scene in Aldeburgh’s High Street. CREDIT: Edward Harvey

Edward Harvey, store manager at nearby shop Jack Wills, said: “I heard a big smash and then I saw there was a Fiat 500 in the window. I didn’t see what happened, but I just heard the glass smash. There are a lot of people having a look now.”

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said a female driver, believed to be in her seventies, was the only person in the Fiat at the time of the crash. She added that staff at the shop were not hurt as they were towards the rear of the shop at the time of the crash. It is believed the shop will be open tomorrow.

1883: Off the Rails

Yesterday (Friday) morning, as the 7.5 a.m. up train was leaving Aldeburgh Station, the engine left the metals at the points near the ticket platform. Fortunately no great velocity had been attained, so that the damage done was merely the disarrangement of the permanent way. It, however, took four hours’ hard work, with all available help, to put the “iron horse” on his road again.

The Ipswich Journal, Saturday 6 October 1883