Cardboard swords were sharpened and shields were neatly painted and ready as these Ipswich schoolchildren went to battle in a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings in 1985.

There was great excitement at Chantry High in Ipswich back in 1999 as a Lynx helicopter landed at the school.

With a grand assortment of small aircraft and the sun shining brightly, Ipswich Airport opened its doors in 1989 to the community to enjoy a day of air races.

From the wacky to the colourful, we take a look back to when Chantry Secondary School held a school wide fun run as students took advantage to dress how they like for the event.

Goalscoring midfielder John Wark, who enjoyed three spells with Ipswich Town, winning the FA Cup, UEFA Cup and three times being player of the year, was rewarded for his loyalty in 1996.

Wing walkers and classic vehicles were among the attractions at a regular Ipswich family event that is now lost to the town.

Nostalgia Do you remember Ipswich in 1985?

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The Antiques Roadshow and It's A Knockout feature in this week's Throwback Thursday, which looks back at Ipswich in 1985.

Nostalgia Throwback Thursday: Ipswich in 1997

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Ipswich Town season tickets and National Cycle Week all feature in this week's Throwback Thursday, as we take a look back to what was happening around Suffolk in 1997.

Entering its 28th year later this year, we take a look back to the Copdock Motorcycle Show.

A May Day festival and school students in fancy dress all feature in this week's Throwback Thursday, as we take a look back at May in 1999.

Once a year Christchurch Park gets transformed into multiple music arenas as talented musicians from around the county get to showcase their songs for the Ipswich Community.

As Race for Life enters the 25th year since its inception, we take a look back to when Chantry Park was a sea of pink for the charity event in 2003.

As the clock hit 3pm one day in May 1986, millions of runners took part in a 10km fun run all around the world - and hundreds of people in Ipswich joined in.

The Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Car Rally celebrated its 49th year this month - so today we take a look back to one of the earlier runs back in 1983.

It's nearly that time of year again as preparations are in full swing for the Suffolk Show - so today we feature a gallery of one of its most famous guests.

1978 will forever be a year etched in Ipswich Town history, with the Blues' 1-0 victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup final being one of the club's greatest ever achievements.

The Suffolk Showground - or Trinity Park as it is called these days - has long been a venue for so much more than the county's agricultural show.

Nostalgia Were you at these events 35 years ago?

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Dog shows and computer exhibitions were among the events happening in Ipswich in April 1984. Do you recognise anyone in the pictures?

School openings and Easter fairs feature in this week's Throwback Thursday as we take a look back at what was happening in Ipswich and Felixstowe in 1995.

In April 1982, Ipswich Docks had a rather special visitor - as the HMS Opossum submarine came into dock and allowed one of our photographers the chance to climb aboard and take a look around.

Ipswich Town players taking a dip and American football all in this week's Throwback Thursday as we take a look back at Ipswich in 1991.

Protest marches and a submarine feature in this week's Throwback Thursday as we look back at what was happening in April 1982.

It's many a childhood dream to become a firefighter - so it's no surprise that an open day at one of the fire stations in Ipswich proved so popular.

We kick off 2019 with a step back in time - to 1983 when fire breathers, clowns and would-be athletes were having fun in Hollywells Park.

Pubs were the heart of the community for centuries and the Eagle Tavern in Ipswich fulfilled a vital role in the area for more than 100 years.

We continue our journey down memory lane by visiting some of the popular pubs in and around Ipswich and today it's the turn of The Crown in Claydon, way back in 1975.

For more than a decade the Co-op Juniors have wowed audiences with their festive offering and back in 1995 they took their version of The Little Mermaid to the Regent Theatre, Ipswich.

Dogs, cats and rats feature in this weeks round-up. Do you have room in your home for one of these cute creatures from the RSPCA centre in Martlesham?

November 1984 is the focus of today's Throwback Thursday feature and here we look at a dance festival, the action from Portman Road and the annual Christmas lights switch on.

We rewind the clock on London Stansted Airport this week as we take a look at the UK's fourth busiest airport back in the 1940s and 50s, when it was a base to the US Air Force.

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