Nostalgia: Fun-filled afternoon with street performers in Ipswich in 1986
PUBLISHED: 14:30 18 December 2019
Thirty-three years ago Ipswich town centre was a hive of activity, colour and fun as a day of street entertainment was held.
A variety of street entertainers took part in the event, which was mainly centred around the Cornhill.
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There was music, performances, comedy and clowning around as the team showed off its talents to the crowds of shoppers and supporters.
Ipswich Star photographer Ivan Smith captured a musical duo dressed in a Madness-esque 80s style, in jackets, hats and shades to perform a banjo duet, while another playful duo posed with their smoking pipes, next to a canon which puffed out a lot of smoke when it was fired during their act.
Do you remember entertainment acts performing in the streets of Ipswich in early spring in 1986 - or did you take part in the event?
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