Clowns and fire breathers at the Ipswich Fun Day in 1983

Posing with goodies from the Fun Day in Ipswich 1983 Picture: ARCHANT

Posing with goodies from the Fun Day in Ipswich 1983 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

We kick off 2019 with a step back in time - to 1983 when fire breathers, clowns and would-be athletes were having fun in Hollywells Park.

A fire breathing display impressing a big crowd Picture: ARCHANT

A fire breathing display impressing a big crowd Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Fun Day is immortalised in these photos showing bands, performers and fun-loving children.

Chances to win big prizes that the Evening Star was giving away in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT

Chances to win big prizes that the Evening Star was giving away in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

There was a kids’ race, clowns to entertain the crowds and fire breathers that left visitors mesmerised by their talents.

No matter the weather it didn't stop people from having fun Picture: ARCHANT

No matter the weather it didn't stop people from having fun Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The Ipswich Carnival Queen and Princess were in attendance, giving people the chance to win a stereo radio cassette recorder from The Evening Star.

Enjoying a chance to sit in the clown car Picture: ARCHANT

Enjoying a chance to sit in the clown car Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Were you one of those at this event? It was a key date in the Ipswich diary back then.

Children supplying some of the music for the day Picture: ARCHANT

Children supplying some of the music for the day Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

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Children also got to see who was the fastest on the track Picture: ARCHANT

Children also got to see who was the fastest on the track Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Clowns entertaining crowds with a rather interesting looking car Picture: ARCHANT

Clowns entertaining crowds with a rather interesting looking car Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant


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