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Can you see yourself in these pictures of St George’s Day in Ipswich?

PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 April 2017

St George's Day parade by the Ipswich Scouts, April 1980

St George's Day parade by the Ipswich Scouts, April 1980

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On Sunday St George’s Day will be marked across Ipswich and each year it brings together friends and family to commemorate our patron saint.

St George's Day parade by the Ipswich Scouts, April 1983 St George's Day parade by the Ipswich Scouts, April 1983

Scouts, Brownies, Cubs and Guides always throw themselves into the celebrations and regularly get involved with parades and demonstrations on the day.

Standard bearers stand proud in this St George's Day parade by the Ipswich Scouts in April 1983 Standard bearers stand proud in this St George's Day parade by the Ipswich Scouts in April 1983

The groups have been involved with town celebrations for more than 70 years, and processions through the town centre are a regular sight, drawing in crowds of spectators. Some will even have the honour of being a standard bearer.

St George's Day parade by the Ipswich Scouts, April 1983 St George's Day parade by the Ipswich Scouts, April 1983

The tale of St George dates back to the 6th century when he rescued a maiden by slaying a fearsome fire-breathing dragon.

Ady Smith and Karen Beaumont, landlord and lady at the Milestone Pub on St George's Day in 2002 Ady Smith and Karen Beaumont, landlord and lady at the Milestone Pub on St George's Day in 2002

St George is also patron saint of Georgia, Malta, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Malta, Portugal and Slovenia.

Scouts marking St George's Day in Ipswich in April 1975 Scouts marking St George's Day in Ipswich in April 1975

Do you recognise yourself or anyone you know in these photographs?

A Scout demonstation for St George's Day in Ipswich, May 1987 A Scout demonstation for St George's Day in Ipswich, May 1987

To share your St George’s Day memories with us, or to send us pictures of your St George’s Day celebrations this year, send us an email.

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