Day Gone By: Memories from Landseer Park Great Ipswich Play Day in 1981

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people descended on Landseer Park in Ipswich for the Great Ipswich Play Day in 1981.

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

We sent one of our photographers along to the park to capture the fun in action.

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

This picture gallery looks back at the event, which took place more than three decades ago.

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

There was something for everyone, from a treasure hunt and face painting to trampolines, rides, stalls and multiple football tournaments.

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

To top off the day there was a parachute display to wow the crowds below – with brave jumpers landing in the park.

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant


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Did you attend the Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park?

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

Can you spot yourself or do you recognise anyone pictured in this gallery?

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

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