What was Christmas shopping in Ipswich like in 1983?
PUBLISHED: 08:50 15 December 2019 | UPDATED: 08:51 15 December 2019
As Christmas grows closer shops, in town centres everywhere start becoming busier and busier - but in Ipswich in 1983, there was plenty more happening than just a hunt for festive gifts.
When the Christmas lights officially get switched on, it marks the beginning of late night shopping, giving everyone a chance to buy their presents after work.
In the flurry to buy gifts before they sell out, entertainers were scattered all around Ipswich town over the Christmas period just to make a potentially stressful time, a little bit easier.
Jugglers and clowns made their way around along Tavern Street, putting on small shows and helping people forget about the cold or wet evenings.
There were also performances from the Felixstowe Spinnettes and local caroller groups helping bring the festive joy to those getting in their Christmas shopping.