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Ipswich was blanketed in snow back in 1987 - giving youngsters a day off school and a chance to dust off their sledges.

Muddy trails, steep hills and loose dirt - these riders put their skills to the test as they raced around Holywells Park in a cyclo-cross race 40 years ago.

The Ipswich Cattle Market was a feature in the town for centuries but all that came to an end in 1985 with the last ever sale.

As destruction derbies go, this was one of Foxhall Stadium's most memorable.

There was lots of exercise going on to start the new year back in 1980 - some of it not so unusual after the traditional Christmas binge.

A giant cannon and marching bands were among the highlights when the Boys Brigade took over the Suffolk Showground for a fun day, inviting families and friends to come along to enjoy the activities.

Punters and greyhound trainers came together for one last meeting as the Ipswich Greyhound Stadium prepared to close its doors for the last time.

On one fine, sunny day in 1989 the Waterfront was packed full of fun activities as everything from canoes to jetskis were brought out to make the most of the weather.

The First Floor Club was a popular destination for years in town and for many still holds fond memories of exciting evenings past.

New Year's celebrations and snow - Throwback Thursday this week takes a look at what was happening around Ipswich in 1990.

Christmas parties and carol singing - This week Throwback Thursday take a look at what was happening around Ipswich in December 1980.

As Christmas grows closer shops, in town centres everywhere start becoming busier and busier - but in Ipswich in 1983, there was plenty more happening than just a hunt for festive gifts.

Nostalgia Remember Ipswich's 1980 Round the Town races?

Saturday, December 14, 2019

The times between Christmas and New Year are often spent relaxing and enjoying left-over food.

Nostalgia Can you remember Christmas in Ipswich in 1983?

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Pantos and late night shopping - Throwback Thursday returns for another week, as we take a look at what was happening around Ipswich in December 1983.

Festive fun and games were held on the Cornhill in Ipswich as staff from Tower Ramparts and Crown Pools competed against each other in a Christmas pudding race.

Pantos, festive lights switch-ons, Christingle services ... and snow - everything was looking good for Christmas in 1997.

Families came together to enjoy a fun day hosted by the Ipswich JAFFA Running club, which hosted races for all ages throughout the event.

It was 25 years ago that one of Ipswich's best known landmarks was felled in a spectacular afternoon demolition.

As Ipswich geared up for Christmas in 1986, shoppers not only had the festive fairyland of lights to attract them to the town centre - but a brand new shopping complex.

It was a dream day out for motor and aircraft enthusiasts in Ipswich as the town's airport opened its doors for a display of classic cars and planes.

Bonfire night and a ballroom dancing festival are among the highlights in today's Throwback Thursday feature as we look back at a busy time in Ipswich 35 years ago.

Fighters went toe to toe in today's gallery as we look back to when the ABA boxing championship took place in Ipswich with multiple bouts at different weights.

Nostalgia The Boys Brigade and Pram race

Thursday, October 24, 2019

It's hard to believe that it was 38 years ago that the Suffolk Ski Centre's slope at Wherstead opened - at the same time the Orwell Bridge was under construction.

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.

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