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Days Gone By

Thu, 06:00

Throwback Thursday is back with another edition as we look back to a particularly famous time in Ipswich’s history: May 1978.

Are you pictured in this gallery from a night at The Gainsborough Hotel pub in Ipswich over 40 years ago?

Are you pictured in this gallery from Felixstowe’s Orwell High School Sports Day in 1983?

Are you among the many people pictured from the filming of Saturday Superstore at Christchurch Park in 1984?

Throwback Thursday returns for another week, this time remembering May 1995.

Working horses on our streets are a very rare sight now and are usually for demonstration or promotional events. The same is true in farming, with horse power replaced in another form.

Are you among the many people pictured from the Ipswich May Day Festival at Alexandra Park in 1999?

Can you spot yourself in these pictures, taken by our photographers in 1989?

If The Railway Tavern was your local in 1974, you could be pictured in our gallery here.

Were you among the many children who paraded along Felixstowe seafront to mark St George’s Day in 1996?

Ipswich Dock was completed in 1842. The Royal Assent from Queen Victoria for the Ipswich Dock Act was received in June 1837.

Superman, Snow White and Pinocchio were all pictured at a Felixstowe school in 1995, which can only mean one thing - pupils were enjoying World Book Day!

Do you remember the rain that fell during the Gainsborough gala day on the outskirts of Ipswich in 1984?

Did you watch the 1998 World Cup clash between England and Argentina in CJ’s Sports Bar in Felixstowe? If so, you could be pictured in our gallery.

St Helen’s Street is one of the oldest streets in Ipswich. It is now one of the busiest routes through Ipswich, taking thousands of vehicles across town everyday.

Throwback Thursday returns once again, this time we look back to April 1996, and features Orwell Park School, Crown Pools and the Railway pub in Ipswich.

Plenty of fun and food was had at Murrayfield Primary School in Ipswich when pupils dressed up for a medieval banquet in 1984.

Christchurch Park has played host to many different events throughout the years from the classic car run to Ipswich music day, but one fondly remembered event hasn’t been seen on its grounds for 38 years.

Do you remember when Felixstowe celebrated 70 years of the Royal Air Force?

Plenty of fun was had at Rushmere Hall Junior School when pupils dressed up as part of the Queen’s silver jubilee celebrations in 1977.

It’s a school affair in this week’s Throwback Thursday series, with Thurleston High and St Pancras Primary among the line-up.

In 1982 the Fire Brigade moved to a new fire station in Princes Street, Ipswich.

Community spirit certainly wasn’t in short supply when the residents of Whitton and their families came together to enjoy a day jam-packed full of fun in 1984.

Felixstowe Round Table’s annual fundraising raft races were a spectacle for the hundreds of people who attended - and this event from 1988 was certainly no different.

The Ipswich Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, Ipswich Town players and a Castle Hill dance marathon all feature in today’s Throwback Thursday - but have we pictured you?

In June 1992, East Anglian Daily Times and Evening Star staff photographer Owen Hines flew from Ipswich Airport to capture the Ipswich area from the air.

Have we pictured you in our gallery of the BBC Sport Relief Mile in Ipswich in 2006?

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