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Nostalgia: When Ipswich Town opened its doors for a special day to celebrate with fans

PUBLISHED: 14:05 10 September 2019

Mick Mills and Roger Osborne heading out during the football fun day at Ipswich Town  Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Mick Mills and Roger Osborne heading out during the football fun day at Ipswich Town Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

It was access all areas at Portman Road in 1988 as Ipswich Town opened its doors for a fun day for fans.

Fans on a tour round the stadium being shown some classic shirts  Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLFans on a tour round the stadium being shown some classic shirts Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

People queued to get into the ground for tours of players' changing rooms, to explore the stadium, see special exhibitions, and the chance to walk on the pitch.

As part of the day there was also an exhibition match in which some former Town stars turned out to play - including Mick Mills, Ipswich captain for many years and who made 744 appearance for the club, and also captained England during the 1982 World Cup.

He has just completed the final season of his career with a spell at Stoke City.

Also playing was Roger Osborne, who has his own special place in Ipswich folklore for scoring the winning goal in the 1-0 1978 FA Cup final win against Arsenal

Young Town fans being shown around the players changing room  Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLYoung Town fans being shown around the players changing room Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Did you attend the fun day in 1988?

To share your memories of the event, email imagecurator@archant.co.uk

Fans got the chance to go on the pitch during the fun day  Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLFans got the chance to go on the pitch during the fun day Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Fans queuing up to get into the ground  Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLFans queuing up to get into the ground Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Mick Mills signing autographs for his young fans  Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLMick Mills signing autographs for his young fans Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

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Some of the fun and games outside the ground including a tug of war  Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLSome of the fun and games outside the ground including a tug of war Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

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