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First Floor Club and Northgate High School feature in today’s Throwback Thursday from November 1979

PUBLISHED: 07:00 09 November 2017

Pupils at Northgate High School reharsing their West End Story Show in November 1979

Pupils at Northgate High School reharsing their West End Story Show in November 1979

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Our Throwback Thursday series continues, this week looking back to November 1979 for a boxing dinner at the First Floor Club, a Remembrance Day parade and West Side Story at Northgate High School.

A boxing dinner was held at the first floor club in IpswichA boxing dinner was held at the first floor club in Ipswich

This month saw a boxing dinner held at the First Floor Club in Tacket Street. The event attracted scores of people, who were wined and dined as the boxers took to the ring.

Ipswich Town players celebrate one of the three goals in the blues 3-1 win over Southampton in November 1979Ipswich Town players celebrate one of the three goals in the blues 3-1 win over Southampton in November 1979

For many years in the 1970s and 1980s the First Floor Club was the premier nightspot in Ipswich. It went on to become Fire and Ice and has recently been converted to flats.

Part of the remembrance parade in 1979Part of the remembrance parade in 1979

November 1979 saw the annual Remembrance Day parade at Christchurch Park. As always, a huge crowd gathered to remember and pay their respects to the soldiers who lost their lives in conflict.

Pupils at Northgate High School reharsing their West End Story Show in November 1979Pupils at Northgate High School reharsing their West End Story Show in November 1979

At Northgate High School pupils were rehearsing their West Side Story show.

The First Floor Club's boxing dinnerThe First Floor Club's boxing dinner

In the same month, Ipswich Town beat Southampton 3-1 at Portman Road on the Saturday afternoon in November 1979, thanks to goals from John Wark, Eric Gates and Alan Brazil.

Alan Brazil is congrulated for his goal by team-mate Kevin Beattie as Ipswich beat Southampton 3-1 at Portman Road in 1979Alan Brazil is congrulated for his goal by team-mate Kevin Beattie as Ipswich beat Southampton 3-1 at Portman Road in 1979

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