A comic twist on nostalgic pictures for Red Nose Day

FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, 1978

FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, 1978 - Credit: Archant

It’s Red Nose Day and to celebrate eere are some, perhaps slightly edited, nostalgic pictures to kick-start our coverage.

East Anglian Daily Times newsroom on Lower Brook Street, 1980s

East Anglian Daily Times newsroom on Lower Brook Street, 1980s - Credit: Archant

The Comic Relief charity was initially set up to raise money for poverty stricken African nations and has come a long way since 1985 - with hundreds of projects in the UK now also receiving support, including several in Suffolk and north Essex.

Alf Ramsey, in his tiny office at Portman Road in 1961.

Alf Ramsey, in his tiny office at Portman Road in 1961. - Credit: Archant

Across the East of England, Comic Relief is funding 187 projects with grants totalling £3,962,665 – with 169 of those having been awarded funds since the last Red Nose Day in 2016.

Cyclists from Northgate High School, Ipswich, on the Cornhill in July 1985

Cyclists from Northgate High School, Ipswich, on the Cornhill in July 1985 - Credit: Archant

Over £1billion has also been raised to help fund aid in Africa, and we’re sure you’re doing your part today.

Ipswich Town Football Club V Bradford City, November 1978

Ipswich Town Football Club V Bradford City, November 1978 - Credit: Archant

The people of Ipswich have always put their all into fundraising for the cause, whether its volunteering in a call centre to process donations or by embarking on sponsored events or cake sales throughout the town centre.

St Joseph's College choir singing on Cornhill, 1980

St Joseph's College choir singing on Cornhill, 1980 - Credit: Archant


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So in the spirit of doing something funny for a good cause, we dug out some nostalgic pictures from our archives and had a bit of fun with them. Do you recognise anyone?

The Beatles appear at the Gaumont back in November 1964

The Beatles appear at the Gaumont back in November 1964 - Credit: Archant

The Ipswich team of 1953-54 This picture was taken outside the changing rooms as the crowd gathered

The Ipswich team of 1953-54 This picture was taken outside the changing rooms as the crowd gathered in the background for a match. This was a long way from the managed pre season photo call that takes place now. - Credit: Archant

The Queen and Prince Phillip on the steps of Ipswich Town Hall with Mayor David Myer, 1977

The Queen and Prince Phillip on the steps of Ipswich Town Hall with Mayor David Myer, 1977 - Credit: Archant

The line up on Radio Orwell when the station came on the air October 28,1975, included (from the lef

The line up on Radio Orwell when the station came on the air October 28,1975, included (from the left standing) Harry Rowell, Katie Glass, Greg Bance and Keith Rogers. Seated at the console is Andy Archer. - Credit: Archant

The Comic Relief 2017 programme will be broadcast at 7pm tonight on BBC One.

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