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Nostalgia: Ipswich Town’s Matt Holland, Jim Magilton and Mick Stockwell open Ipswich Hospital A&E

PUBLISHED: 18:30 25 October 2017

Ipswich chairman David Sheepshanks is joined by players Matt Holland, Jim Magilton, Gary Croft, Mick Stockwell and manager George Burley to greet the staff at the hosptial

Ipswich chairman David Sheepshanks is joined by players Matt Holland, Jim Magilton, Gary Croft, Mick Stockwell and manager George Burley to greet the staff at the hosptial

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In 2000, Ipswich Town stars Matt Holland, Jim Magilton, Mick Stockwell and Gary Croft officially opened the new A&E department at Ipswich Hospital alongside team manager George Burley and chairman David Sheepshanks.

The players greeted the hospital staff, signed autographs and posed for pictures with patients and visitors who attended to the opening more than 17 years ago.

Ipswich Town players Gary Croft, Matt Holland and Jim Magilton at the opening in 2000 Ipswich Town players Gary Croft, Matt Holland and Jim Magilton at the opening in 2000

A plaque was unveiled at the hospital by then ITFC chairman David Sheepshank to mark the occasion.

Ipswich Town players Mick Stockwell, Matt Holland, Jim Magilton and Gary Croft are joined by manager George Burley and chairman David Sheepshanks with one of the patients at the hospital Ipswich Town players Mick Stockwell, Matt Holland, Jim Magilton and Gary Croft are joined by manager George Burley and chairman David Sheepshanks with one of the patients at the hospital

The new building opened at the Ipswich Hospital site, in Heath Road, in January 2000, just five months before Ipswich went on to win promotion to the Premier League.

Mick Stockwell, Matt Holland, Jim Magilton and Gary Croft with then ITFC manager George Burley and chairman David Sheepshanks at the opening of the new A&E building Mick Stockwell, Matt Holland, Jim Magilton and Gary Croft with then ITFC manager George Burley and chairman David Sheepshanks at the opening of the new A&E building

The team’s success came after they beat Barnsley 4-2 in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium.

Ipswich Town manager George Burley shows off his skills outside the new Ipswich Hospital A&E Ipswich Town manager George Burley shows off his skills outside the new Ipswich Hospital A&E

Can you remember the day the Ipswich players opened the new A&E building 17 years ago?

Ipswich Town playes Mick Stockwell, Matt Holland, Gary Croft and Jim Maiglton are joined by Simon Milton and a police officer at the opening of the A&E department on Heath Road Ipswich Town playes Mick Stockwell, Matt Holland, Gary Croft and Jim Maiglton are joined by Simon Milton and a police officer at the opening of the A&E department on Heath Road

Were you among the patients who got to meet them during their visit?

Then Ipswich Town chairman David Sheepshanks unveils a plaque at the new Ipswich A&E building Then Ipswich Town chairman David Sheepshanks unveils a plaque at the new Ipswich A&E building

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Former Town player Gary Croft speaks with a nurse at Ipswich Hospital Former Town player Gary Croft speaks with a nurse at Ipswich Hospital

Former Town chairman David Sheepshanks speaks with staff at the opening of the new A&E department at Ipswich Hospital Former Town chairman David Sheepshanks speaks with staff at the opening of the new A&E department at Ipswich Hospital

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