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Did you attend St Joseph's College in the 80s or 90s?

PUBLISHED: 17:47 10 November 2016 | UPDATED: 17:47 10 November 2016

Manchester United player Bryan Robson visiting St Joseph's in January 1988

Manchester United player Bryan Robson visiting St Joseph's in January 1988

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St Joseph's College is an independent founded in 1937 and sits within an impressive 60-acre site in the heart of Ipswich.

Certain pupils were lucky enough to head off abroad for their school trip in 1990.Certain pupils were lucky enough to head off abroad for their school trip in 1990.

Today, as we reach S in our A-Z look back at the history of Ipswich, we find out more about the school’s past.

Rugby was always a big part of St Joseph's College as we see from this photo from 1974Rugby was always a big part of St Joseph's College as we see from this photo from 1974

Bryan Robson visited the college in 1988. The Manchester United captain was the longest serving captain in the team’s history, with his career spanning 13 years at the club.

Are you in this photo? Or did you represent St Joseph's in another sport?Are you in this photo? Or did you represent St Joseph's in another sport?

The school was founded by the St John le Baptiste de la Salle order of Catholic Brothers. It has been a co-education school since 1995.

This shot was used to advertise the school in 1991This shot was used to advertise the school in 1991

The school holds a yearly rugby festival which brings together the most talented school rugby teams from around the UK. The rugby festival was started to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the College, but is now one of the annual premier school rugby tournaments.

Students of all years gather round to make popcorn in November 1986, are you in this photo?Students of all years gather round to make popcorn in November 1986, are you in this photo?

The Old Birkfeldians is the Alumni Association of St Joseph’s College. It is named after the site of the original school (Birkfield House) and includes actor Richard Ayoade, musician Brian Eno and politician Chris Mullin.

Building towers as lower years of St Joseph's College were advertised for the school in 1991.Building towers as lower years of St Joseph's College were advertised for the school in 1991.

In total, the school has invested about £10 million in the site over the last eight years, making solid foundations for the future expansion of the buildings and students.

Although the school is referred to as a college, pupils range in age from three to 18.

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