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Ipswich Maritime Festival starts today and such is its popularity that its been extended to four days.
Around 70,000 people are expected to head to Ipswich over the next four days to take part in one of the biggest events of the year in our region.
This year's Maritime festival was launched about an hour ago and our Reporter Tanya Mercer was there.
Actor Chris Ellison, who played DCI Frank Burnside in the Bill, apears as Captain Hook ready for the Ipswich Maritime Festival.