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Days Gone By

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Pictures of Chantry school and Chantry infants from 1977 are included in David Kindred’s Days Gone By gallery this week.

Pictures of the Orwell Bridge being made, the destruction caused by the storm of 1987, and the Wherstead interchange under construction are included in David Kindred’s Days Gone By gallery.

Bishop’s Hill and Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, is a busy route to and from the east side of town.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher paid a visit to Felixstowe Docks just months before the General Election of 1983 - were you one of those who met the Iron Lady during her tour?

Mannings Amusements has been a popular destination with visitors to Felixstowe seafront for decades and to this day it continues to draw in crowds either escaping the rain or seeking respite from the sun.

Most of the western outskirts of Ipswich have been built on former agricultural land in the last century, writes David Kindred.

It’s that time once again to take a trip down memory highway as Throwback Thursday returns this time looking back to what was happening around Ipswich in July 1975.

Glemham Hall attracted big crowds for a day of traditional fun for all the family – with lots of hands-on activities and plenty to watch.

This week fans will get to meet their heroes at the Ipswich Town open day, a tradition that dates back decades.

Photographs of familiar locations, as they were in the past, fascinate most people, writes David Kindred.

Ipswich Waterfront looks dramatically different in these photos taken at the Sea Cadets Regatta in 1982.

It was the day a huge crowd gathered to witness the annual World Hot Rod finals at Foxhall Stadium in Ipswich.

The Royal Family have paid many visits to Suffolk over the years – and this time we have turned back the clock to when Princess Anne travelled to Felixstowe in 1980.

Today we are looking back to 1982 and the official opening of the new fire station in Ipswich’s Princes Street

In June 1981 Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club hosted the action-packed RNLI day with rescue displays and a pram race to enertain crowds.

It was the year of the Rumble in the Jungle, two General Elections and the three-day week - here we look back at photos from 1974.

It was the year 2000 and music fans were gathered for one of the top events of the summer - Ipswich Music Day.

The coast of California USA and Fore Street, Ipswich swimming pool are worlds apart in several ways, but for former Ipswich lady, Karen Quezada, nee Spanner, who now lives in California, the little Victorian built pool in Ipswich holds a special place in her heart.

Drama, art and maths lessons were on the timetable when our photographer visited Felixstowe’s Grange Community Primary School in 1990.

Hundreds of people descended on Landseer Park in Ipswich for the Great Ipswich Play Day in 1981.

Are you pictured in this gallery from a night at Spring Tavern pub in Ipswich over 40 years ago?

Plans were approved recently to convert the former Odeon Cinema in Ipswich to a church.

Patients have been tuning into Hospital Radio Ipswich for nearly 50 years and here we look back to one their big fundraising days held in 1977.

Looking back to school days 40 years ago we see fashions of the time.

Children of Springfield Junior School had a fun filled day when they put on their own version of It’s a Knockout in 1991 - have we pictured you in this gallery?

Throwback Thursday returns once again this time looking back to June 1986 and we kick things off with Michael Caine making an appearance around Ipswich Waterfront.

These pictures taken at The Garland Pub from 1974 will evoke fond memories for many - of friends and fashions, hairstyles and high jinks.

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