TO celebrate the start of building work on a new Co-op Solar supermarket at Long Stratton, Ipswich &Norwich Society President Beryl Fulcher officially launched the project by laying an engraved foundation stone at the front of the new building.
The store ? near the busy A140 Ipswich to Norwich road ? will offer a full supermarket range with the expectation that it will draw a substantial element of food shopping back to the village.
The 13,616 sq. ft. building will have parking space for 126 cars including provision for the disabled and parents with children.
In our picture, Mrs Fulcher lays the foundation stone watched by society Chief Executive Bill Brown (left), works manager Robert Preston and representatives from the contractors, the co-op and the village.