Days Gone By - Did you attend Britannia Primary School in 1977?

A race on the school playing field at Britannia Road Primary School in 1977.

A race on the school playing field at Britannia Road Primary School in 1977. - Credit: Archant

Were you a pupil at Britannia Road, Primary School, Ipswich, 40 years ago? asks David Kindred.

Boys line up to practice their bowling at Britannia Road, School, Ipswich, in 1977.

Boys line up to practice their bowling at Britannia Road, School, Ipswich, in 1977. - Credit: Archant

Were you a pupil at Britannia Road, Primary School, Ipswich, 40 years ago? asks David Kindred.

A swimming lesson at Britannia Road, School, Ipswich, in 1977.

A swimming lesson at Britannia Road, School, Ipswich, in 1977. - Credit: Archant

Are you one of the boys in the art and craft lesson at Britannia Road, School, Ipswich, in 1977?

Are you one of the boys in the art and craft lesson at Britannia Road, School, Ipswich, in 1977? - Credit: Archant

A set of photographs, I took in July 1977, capture a typical school day for a group of people who are now approaching their 50th birthday.

A lesson at Britannia Road Primary School, Ipswich, in July 1977.

A lesson at Britannia Road Primary School, Ipswich, in July 1977. - Credit: Archant

Britannia Road Primary School, Ipswich, as it was in 1977.

Britannia Road Primary School, Ipswich, as it was in 1977. - Credit: Archant

The photographs of boys with long hair and in flared trousers will cause a few smiles for some!

A busy day at the Britannia Road Primary SchoolÕs swimming pool in 1977.

A busy day at the Britannia Road Primary SchoolÕs swimming pool in 1977. - Credit: Archant

A busy day at the Britannia Road Primary SchoolÕs swimming pool in 1977.

A busy day at the Britannia Road Primary SchoolÕs swimming pool in 1977. - Credit: Archant

Also featured are swimming and sports lessons, art and crafts and a chance to “let off steam” at playtime.

Playtime at Britannia Road School, Ipswich, in 1977.

Playtime at Britannia Road School, Ipswich, in 1977. - Credit: Archant

Playtime at Britannia Road School, Ipswich, in 1977.

Playtime at Britannia Road School, Ipswich, in 1977. - Credit: Archant


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Do you recognise yourself or any of your school friends from four decades ago?

Write to David Kindred, Days Gone By, Ipswich Star/EADT, Portman House, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, IP1 1RS or send an e-mail with your memories.

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