Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 7°C

min temp: -0°C

Search

When Ipswich Town went to Wembley

PUBLISHED: 16:22 09 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:22 09 November 2018

In the TV control room being shown the mixers that get used during live broadcasts  Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

In the TV control room being shown the mixers that get used during live broadcasts Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

The Twin Towers of Wembley Stadium were an iconic symbol of the classic stadium and in 1998 the Junior Blues got to see them up close as they took a tour of the landmark venue.

Looking at some of the biggest moments to have happened at Wembley Stadium  Picture: LUCY TAYLORLooking at some of the biggest moments to have happened at Wembley Stadium Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

The children got to see everything from the museum displaying the classic memorabilia and remembering key moments in history, to the stadium itself. They also visited the television gallery where the live broadcasts took place.

One of the best views within the stadium showing off the pitch  Picture: LUCY TAYLOROne of the best views within the stadium showing off the pitch Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

The stadium itself was officially opened in April 1923, originally known as the Empire Stadium. Wembley went on to host global football fixtures and some of the biggest music acts of the 20th century.

The Junior Blues outside the stadium ahead of their all access tour  Picture: LUCY TAYLORThe Junior Blues outside the stadium ahead of their all access tour Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

The stadium was near the end of its life when the junior Blues visited and just two years later, in October 2000, the stadium was closed and before being demolished tow years later.

Some of the Junior Blues got to lift the FA Cup high in the stands like some of their Ipswich Town heroes  Picture: LUCY TAYLORSome of the Junior Blues got to lift the FA Cup high in the stands like some of their Ipswich Town heroes Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Ipswich Town played one of the last competitive club matches there, taking on Barnsley in the play-off final with Ipswich winning 4-2 and gaining promotion.

Some of the children walking out of the tunnel onto the pitch  Picture: LUCY TAYLORSome of the children walking out of the tunnel onto the pitch Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

It was not until March 2007 that the new Wembley opened.

Taking in the view from the stands at Wembley Stadium  Picture: LUCY TAYLORTaking in the view from the stands at Wembley Stadium Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Do you recognise any faces in these pictures?

After suffering from a heart attack ten years ago, Davide Gasparin recalls being struck by a terrible fear that the same thing might happen again.

Train services between Ipswich and Cambridge will be delayed for up to 40 minutes due to a trespassing incident.

While most people tend to think of online offers when they think of Black Friday deals, some independent stores in Ipswich are also getting in on the act this year too.

Contemporary ballet director Holly Noble is premiering a new take on the Snow White legend at DanceEast this weekend. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about the contemporary concerns reflected in the timeless story

A college in Suffolk has said it believes the popularity in crime dramas on TV has helped boost take up in science subjects, after demand for places has quadrupled.

A customer at an Ipswich McDonald’s restaurant has described seeing a 16-year-old boy “writhing” on the ground in the car park after an alleged stabbing.

Marks & Spencer has been criticised for a “grotesque” and “vomit-inducing” Christmas window display advertising women’s “fancy little knickers” alongside men’s suits.

A pub in Suffolk is hosting a party for four-legged friends to celebrate winning a national award.

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of an immigration offence in Ipswich.

Get your hands on a Christmas tree from the same company which have suppled 10 Downing Street in previous years.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24