What can be more fun than a cycle ride out in the countryside on a warm summer’s day?

Divers explored the bottom of an Ipswich swimming pool as they learned how to use sub aqua equipment.

We take a look back at some memories of the Co-op fete in Ipswich 1976.

We took a march back down the Ipswich highstreet in 1984 for the Ipswich carnival procession.

Thirty-three years ago Ipswich town centre was a hive of activity, colour and fun as a day of street entertainment was held.

He’s behind you! We take a look back at a performance of Aladdin at St Matthew’s School in Ipswich.

We take a horse and carriage back to a Victorian-style celebration at Felixstowe docks in 1986 - to mark 100 years of its opening.

We take a walk through the streets of Ipswich and back to the open air market in 1979.

Pancake races are one of the great English traditions and back in 1979 the Star Club was the host for the annual Ipswich event.

Long gone are the days when lion tamers would stick their heads into the mouths of big cats and elephants, monkees and bears would perform tricks in the name of entertainment.

Street entertainers, art and drama, and even buskers – every town centre needs more of these colourful performers and attractions.

It’s back to school as we take a look at what life was like at Gorseland Primary in Martlesham back in 1977.

A marching band serenaded the riders on a cold, dark, damp spring night before two of speedway’s greatest teams took part in a derby at Foxhall stadium.

It’s one of Suffolk’s most popular annual events and back in 1986 hundreds of owners of vintage and veteran vehicles took part.

And they’re off! We take a drive down to Felixstowe in today’s days gone by, the Eastern Counties Motor Club took on the autotests in 1973.

Today we hit the slopes and sled back to Christchurch park in January 1979 where the youngsters enjoyed a snow day.

We take a trip back to the Corn Exchange in Ipswich for East Anglia’s strongest man competition in 1987.

The clothes may have been made of rubbish, but the designs were positively brilliant.

We take a look back at the fun-filled Co-op fete at Christchurch Park in Ipswich 1979.

Children were the focus of some colourful celebrations in Kesgrave back in 1979.

Thunderstorms and a cloudburst left parts of Ipswich flooded – in the middle of August in 1977.

A summer performance got under way in a dress rehearsal at the Wolsey Youth Theatre in Ipswich 1988.

Nostalgia Throwback Thursday: Ipswich in 1986

Thursday, August 22, 2019

We cycle back to 1986 for Throwback Thursday, featuring cycle speedway, the Ipswich Half-Marathon and carnival fun.

It was all fun and games at the East Anglian Daily Times family day in the summer of 1985 in Ipswich.

Back in the 1970s Foxhall Stadium was the place to be on a Thursday night – to watch the all-conquering Ipswich Witches race round the oval track.

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