Can you see yourself in these pictures of St George’s Day in Ipswich?

St George's Day parade by the Ipswich Scouts, April 1980

St George's Day parade by the Ipswich Scouts, April 1980 - Credit: Archant

On Sunday St George’s Day will be marked across Ipswich and each year it brings together friends and family to commemorate our patron saint.

St George's Day parade by the Ipswich Scouts, April 1980

St George's Day parade by the Ipswich Scouts, April 1980 - Credit: Archant

Scouts, Brownies, Cubs and Guides always throw themselves into the celebrations and regularly get involved with parades and demonstrations on the day.

St George's Day parade by the Ipswich Scouts, April 1980

St George's Day parade by the Ipswich Scouts, April 1980 - Credit: Archant

The groups have been involved with town celebrations for more than 70 years, and processions through the town centre are a regular sight, drawing in crowds of spectators. Some will even have the honour of being a standard bearer.

St George's Day parade by the Ipswich Scouts, April 1980

St George's Day parade by the Ipswich Scouts, April 1980 - Credit: Archant

The tale of St George dates back to the 6th century when he rescued a maiden by slaying a fearsome fire-breathing dragon.

Ady Smith and Karen Beaumont, landlord and lady at the Milestone Pub on St George's Day in 2002

Ady Smith and Karen Beaumont, landlord and lady at the Milestone Pub on St George's Day in 2002 - Credit: NEWS

St George is also patron saint of Georgia, Malta, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Malta, Portugal and Slovenia.

Scouts marking St George's Day in Ipswich in April 1975

Scouts marking St George's Day in Ipswich in April 1975 - Credit: Archant

Do you recognise yourself or anyone you know in these photographs?

A Scout demonstation for St George's Day in Ipswich, May 1987

A Scout demonstation for St George's Day in Ipswich, May 1987 - Credit: Archant

To share your St George’s Day memories with us, or to send us pictures of your St George’s Day celebrations this year, send us an email.

St George's Day parade in Ipswich, April 1978

St George's Day parade in Ipswich, April 1978 - Credit: Archant

St George's Day is marked by Scout groups across the county each year, as is seen in this photograph

St George's Day is marked by Scout groups across the county each year, as is seen in this photograph from 1978 - Credit: Archant

St George's Day parade at Suffolk College, Ipswich, in April 1981

St George's Day parade at Suffolk College, Ipswich, in April 1981 - Credit: Archant

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