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Memories of Ipswich's Christchurch Park - a great place to enjoy all seasons

PUBLISHED: 07:00 17 April 2017

Two girls practicing baseball in Christchurck Park in August 1992

Two girls practicing baseball in Christchurck Park in August 1992

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Come rain or shine, snow or sleet, Christchurch Park in the heart of Ipswich town centre has remained a popular place to relax and unwind or socialise with friends.

Children and teenagers at a baseball event in Christchurch Park. The sport was practised on a weekly basis throughout August 1992Children and teenagers at a baseball event in Christchurch Park. The sport was practised on a weekly basis throughout August 1992

With the longer spring days and summer just around the corner, we can expect to see hundreds of people heading to its grounds to take advantage of lazy lunchbreaks in the sunshine, family sport activities and picnics aplenty.

White House Junior School pupils Luke Moyes, Mark Ricketts and Thomas Walter admiring their work in Christchurch Park. Pupils donated tree paintings to the park for the public to enjoy in December 1992White House Junior School pupils Luke Moyes, Mark Ricketts and Thomas Walter admiring their work in Christchurch Park. Pupils donated tree paintings to the park for the public to enjoy in December 1992

But the park is busy all year round, and is known to attract large crowds of children with sledges and toboggans in tow after a spot of snowfall.

Children enjoying one of the many vans at a motor show at the park in May 1993Children enjoying one of the many vans at a motor show at the park in May 1993

It has even been known to host sponsored space hopper races and, of course, countless fun days and classic motor chows.

Visitors to a motor show looking at a display chassis on the stand of Aries Garage of Rushmere in May 1993Visitors to a motor show looking at a display chassis on the stand of Aries Garage of Rushmere in May 1993

Here we have just a snapshot of some of the activities that have been held at Christchurch Park over the years.

A motor show on the grounds of Christchurch Park in 1993A motor show on the grounds of Christchurch Park in 1993

Do you recognise yourself in these pictures?

A motor show in Christchurch Park, May 1993A motor show in Christchurch Park, May 1993

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Children getting involved at the sponsored space hopper bounce around Christchurch Park in March 1996Children getting involved at the sponsored space hopper bounce around Christchurch Park in March 1996

Bouncing around Christchurch Park in 1996Bouncing around Christchurch Park in 1996

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