Do you remember the space hopper race in Christchurch Park, Ipswich in 1996?

Children getting involved at the sponsored space hopper bounce around Christchurch Park in March 199

Children getting involved at the sponsored space hopper bounce around Christchurch Park in March 1996 - Credit: Archant

In the summer months Christchurch Park is a hub of activity and has been for many years as these archive photos from the 1990s show.

Two girls practicing baseball in Christchurck Park in August 1992

Two girls practicing baseball in Christchurck Park in August 1992 - Credit: Archant

Last week we looked back at the Radio 1 Roadshow held in the park on several occasions in the 1990s. During the warmer months of 1992 there was an American feel to proceedings with baseball classes taking place there. The winter of 1992 saw the park turned into a natural art gallery with school pupils offering up their work to be hung from the trees. The motor show was a regular occurrence and the park is still used for automobile displays and runs. These photos were taken at the show in May 1993. In May 1996 there was a race with a difference - a space hopper challenge through the park. And from the photos, it looks like a good time was had by both children and adult participants. Opened in 1895 as the first public park in Ipswich, Christchurch Park is 70 acres of sprawling wooded areas and freshly cut fields with a child’s play area. Christchurch Mansion sits in the middle of the park and holds a large art gallery and museum. The Grade I listed building houses a collection of pottery and glass, a contemporary art gallery and a collection of paintings by artists including John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough. Do you recognise yourself in any of these pictures? Get in touch via email

Two girls practicing baseball in Christchurck Park in August 1992

Two girls practicing baseball in Christchurck Park in August 1992 - Credit: Archant

 

Luke Moyes, Mark Ricketts and Thomas Walter from White House Junior School. The students are looking

Luke Moyes, Mark Ricketts and Thomas Walter from White House Junior School. The students are looking at their art hung in the trees in Christchurch Park in December 1992. - Credit: Archant

 

Luke Moyes, Mark Ricketts and Thomas Walter from White House Junior School. The students are looking

Luke Moyes, Mark Ricketts and Thomas Walter from White House Junior School. The students are looking at their art hung in the trees in Christchurch Park in December 1992. - Credit: Archant

 

Children enjoying one of the many vans at a motor show at the park in May 1993

Children enjoying one of the many vans at a motor show at the park in May 1993 - Credit: Archant

 

Children enjoying one of the many vans at a motor show at the park in May 1993

Children enjoying one of the many vans at a motor show at the park in May 1993 - Credit: Archant

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Children enjoying one of the many vans at a motor show at the park in May 1993

Children enjoying one of the many vans at a motor show at the park in May 1993 - Credit: Archant

Children enjoying one of the many vans at a motor show at the park in May 1993

Children enjoying one of the many vans at a motor show at the park in May 1993 - Credit: Archant

Children getting involved at the sponsored space hopper bounce around Christchurch Park in March 199

Children getting involved at the sponsored space hopper bounce around Christchurch Park in March 1996 - Credit: Archant