How Ipswich celebrated Easter in days gone by

Do you know who this talented egg decorator was?

Do you know who this talented egg decorator was? - Credit: Archant

As we hit October, your mind might start wandering to trick or treaters, fancy dress and excessive mountains of sweets.

Here he shows off his artistic work

Here he shows off his artistic work - Credit: Archant

But Halloween isn’t the only time that we gorge ourselves on large amounts of chocolate and as our A-Z look back at Ipswich reaches E we look at how Easter has been marked over the past 35 years. Our first images show an egg decorator at work in April 1979.

Look at that chocolate!

Look at that chocolate! - Credit: Archant

And here we see Tower Ramparts Easter egg competition from back in March 1989.

Were you one the pupils who won the egg competition at Whitehouse Primary?

Were you one the pupils who won the egg competition at Whitehouse Primary? - Credit: Archant

Do you think she struggled to eat all that chocolate?

Were you one the pupils who won the egg competition at Whitehouse Primary?

Were you one the pupils who won the egg competition at Whitehouse Primary? - Credit: Archant

Proudly showing off their decorated eggs are pupils from Whitehouse School who entered the Easter egg competition in April 1979.

These winners will have enjoyed tucking into their eggs

These winners will have enjoyed tucking into their eggs - Credit: Archant


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Were you one of the winning artists?

These winners will have enjoyed tucking into their eggs

These winners will have enjoyed tucking into their eggs - Credit: Archant

And these are the winners of another egg decorating contest held four years later in 1983, when Easter fell slightly earlier.

Top Rank Bingo hosted an Easter parade - check out these bonnets

Top Rank Bingo hosted an Easter parade - check out these bonnets - Credit: Archant

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Top Rank Bingo hosted an Easter Parade in March 1986 - are you in this photo?

Top Rank Bingo hosted an Easter parade - check out these bonnets

Top Rank Bingo hosted an Easter parade - check out these bonnets - Credit: Archant

Our A-Z started with Sir Alf Ramsey, followed by Broomhill Pool then we looked at the Corn Exchange and Debenhams.

Tomorrow we look at Foxhall Stadium.

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