Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 3°C

Search

Days Gone By: Snow play at Christchurch Park, Ipswich, in 2005

PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 March 2018

These three certainly made the most of the snowy weather at Christchurch Park in 2005. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

These three certainly made the most of the snowy weather at Christchurch Park in 2005. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Archant

Much fun has been had on the snow-covered hills of Christchurch Park over the past week, and it was a similar picture during a snowy snap in February 2005.

Snowballs fights were aplenty. Picture: LUCY TAYLORSnowballs fights were aplenty. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

The park is always a popular choice for those living in or close to the town centre, with its slopes steep enough to offer a great day of sledging.

These two were making the most of the snow in Christchurch Park in 2005. Picture: LUCY TAYLORThese two were making the most of the snow in Christchurch Park in 2005. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

The Beast from the East gripped the region in full force last week, with forecasters saying it was the coldest temperatures the county had seen since 2013, causing hundreds of school closures and children eager to make the most of their snow day.

Christchurch Park is always a popular place for sledging. Picture: LUCY TAYLORChristchurch Park is always a popular place for sledging. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Our newspapers were filled with pictures of adults and children alike enjoying the wintery weather, which are replicated here in photographs found in our archives.

Snow always proves a fun day out. Picture: LUCY TAYLORSnow always proves a fun day out. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Have we pictured you or someone you know in this gallery from February 2005?

A youngster tears down one of the slopes at Christchurch Park. Picture: LUCY TAYLORA youngster tears down one of the slopes at Christchurch Park. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

To share your own pictures and memories with us, or to share the name of someone in these pictures, email our picture desk.

Do you recognise these two little ones, pictured on their sledge? Picture: LUCY TAYLORDo you recognise these two little ones, pictured on their sledge? Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

People of all ages headed to the park to enjoy the snow in 2005. Picture: LUCY TAYLORPeople of all ages headed to the park to enjoy the snow in 2005. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

In his latest column, Ipswich Borough Council leader DAVID ELLESMERE analyses prime minister Theresa May’s tumultuous week at Westmister amid rows over Brexit.

The independent body responsible for triple murderer David McGreavy’s release has insisted it will never free dangerous criminals until it is “convinced” it is safe to do so.

Views being submitted over a “compromise” design for the £3million restoration of a historic Suffolk pier will be discussed next month.

In his latest column, Suffolk police chief constable GARETH WILSON looks at the highs and lows of policing at Christmas - and how you can prevent yourself becoming a victim of crime during the festive season.

One dog at a Suffolk RSPCA centre is facing a second Christmas without a “forever home”.

The Shotley peninsula community is at its best when it’s working together, says this week’s community hero Rosemary Diplock.

The number of people visiting Ipswich Cornhill has increased significantly since refurbishment work finished at the start of November, according to new measuring devices in the town centre.

Colchester’s latest development beyond the A12 can coexist with the town centre without competing - says the town’s MP.

New data has revealed a number of major faults at abattoirs and cutting plants across the county – highlighting serious issues with contamination, food safety and animal suffering.

After she lost her parents 30 years ago, Val Mann was faced with the pain of living with loneliness and depression.

Most read

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24