Did you meet Prince Charles at the Ipswich Caribbean Association in the 1980s?

Prince Charles on a visit to Ipswich, visiting the Caribbean Association

Prince Charles on a visit to Ipswich, visiting the Caribbean Association

Suffolk has hosted many visits from members of the royal family over the years, but do you remember when Prince Charles visited Ipswich in 1983?

Prince Charles meeting and signing autographs on his visit to Ipswich

Prince Charles meeting and signing autographs on his visit to Ipswich

Earlier this month Prince Charles visited the county for a tour around Jimmy’s Farm, on the outskirts of Ipswich, to learn more about the work they do to preserve rare breeds of livestock.

School children made banners and signs for Prince Charles' visit

School children made banners and signs for Prince Charles' visit - Credit: Archant

In this gallery we look back to another occasion when the Prince of Wales visited Suffolk’s county town in 1983.

School children made banners and signs for Prince Charles' visit

School children made banners and signs for Prince Charles' visit - Credit: Archant

One of the places he visited was the Ipswich Caribbean Association, a community venue that once stood in Woodbridge Road, where he took part in a number of activities.

School children made banners and signs for Prince Charles' visit

School children made banners and signs for Prince Charles' visit - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of school children and local residents lined the town centre streets to welcome Prince Charles to the town, with many waving banners and others hoping for the chance to shake his hand.

School children made banners and signs for Prince Charles' visit

School children made banners and signs for Prince Charles' visit - Credit: Archant

Were you among the crowd that welcomed Prince Charles to Ipswich in 1983? Share your memories with us by emailing our picture desk.

School children made banners and signs for Prince Charles' visit

School children made banners and signs for Prince Charles' visit - Credit: Archant


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