Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 8°C

Search
Suffolk Business Awards 2018 Tickets

Days Gone By - Did you attend Britannia Primary School in 1977?

PUBLISHED: 10:49 21 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:19 21 April 2017

A race on the school playing field at Britannia Road Primary School in 1977.

A race on the school playing field at Britannia Road Primary School in 1977.

Archant

Were you a pupil at Britannia Road, Primary School, Ipswich, 40 years ago? asks David Kindred.

Boys line up to practice their bowling at Britannia Road, School, Ipswich, in 1977. Boys line up to practice their bowling at Britannia Road, School, Ipswich, in 1977.

Were you a pupil at Britannia Road, Primary School, Ipswich, 40 years ago? asks David Kindred.

A swimming lesson at Britannia Road, School, Ipswich, in 1977. A swimming lesson at Britannia Road, School, Ipswich, in 1977.

Are you one of the boys in the art and craft lesson at Britannia Road, School, Ipswich, in 1977? Are you one of the boys in the art and craft lesson at Britannia Road, School, Ipswich, in 1977?

A set of photographs, I took in July 1977, capture a typical school day for a group of people who are now approaching their 50th birthday.

A lesson at Britannia Road Primary School, Ipswich, in July 1977. A lesson at Britannia Road Primary School, Ipswich, in July 1977.

Britannia Road Primary School, Ipswich, as it was in 1977. Britannia Road Primary School, Ipswich, as it was in 1977.

The photographs of boys with long hair and in flared trousers will cause a few smiles for some!

A busy day at the Britannia Road Primary SchoolÕs swimming pool in 1977. A busy day at the Britannia Road Primary SchoolÕs swimming pool in 1977.

A busy day at the Britannia Road Primary SchoolÕs swimming pool in 1977. A busy day at the Britannia Road Primary SchoolÕs swimming pool in 1977.

Also featured are swimming and sports lessons, art and crafts and a chance to “let off steam” at playtime.

Playtime at Britannia Road School, Ipswich, in 1977. Playtime at Britannia Road School, Ipswich, in 1977.

Playtime at Britannia Road School, Ipswich, in 1977. Playtime at Britannia Road School, Ipswich, in 1977.

Do you recognise yourself or any of your school friends from four decades ago?


Write to David Kindred, Days Gone By, Ipswich Star/EADT, Portman House, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, IP1 1RS or send an e-mail with your memories.

Passengers on Greater Anglia trains are facing huge delays – until the end of the day – due to damage to overhead lines in Essex.

A former Ipswich mayor has welcomed news of an annual Windrush Day celebration – but said it won’t compensate for the treatment of those affected by the ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy.

Framlingham singer Ed Sheeran has been spotted wearing an Ipswich Town shirt at his latest gig in London.

MPs in Suffolk and Essex are pressing Greater Anglia and Network Rail for answers after repairs to a cracked track caused severe disruption on the line to London this week.

A church in Ipswich held an open day on Saturday to provide a place for quiet contemplation following the violence that has erupted in the town over the last two weeks.

An annual fundraising event took place under a new name this year but with the usual level of huge support to help raise more than £105,000 for charity.

More than 1,200 homes remain empty in Ipswich despite a national housing shortage, new figures reveal.

These days I often forget why I’ve come into the kitchen, but take me to a Steps concert and I can remember every word from my teens.

Young patients who have finished chemotherapy at Ipswich Hospital can now ring a special bell to celebrate the end of their treatment and mark the start of the next chapter of their lives.

Highways England have released a full list of the work they will be carrying out on our roads this week.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24