See pictures of Ipswich Waterfront from 1982

Can you spot the RW Paul building in the background of this shot from the Sea Cadets Regatta at Ipsw

Can you spot the RW Paul building in the background of this shot from the Sea Cadets Regatta at Ipswich Docks in 1982? Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Waterfront looks dramatically different in these photos taken at the Sea Cadets Regatta in 1982.

Can you spot the RW Paul building in the background of this shot from the Sea Cadets Regatta at Ipsw

Can you spot the RW Paul building in the background of this shot from the Sea Cadets Regatta at Ipswich Docks in 1982? Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: Archant

The area has undergone significant change in the past 15 years and work has just got underway on the eyesore ‘Winerack’ building, which will change the landscape once more.

Can you spot the RW Paul building in the background of this shot from the Sea Cadets Regatta at Ipsw

Can you spot the RW Paul building in the background of this shot from the Sea Cadets Regatta at Ipswich Docks in 1982? Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: Archant

The docks are still an important gateway to the town and several large businesses are still based on the Waterfront alongside the University of Suffolk, student accommodation, luxury residences and cafes and restaurants.

Can you spot the RW Paul building in the background of this shot from the Sea Cadets Regatta at Ipsw

Can you spot the RW Paul building in the background of this shot from the Sea Cadets Regatta at Ipswich Docks in 1982? Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: Archant

These photos were taken during the Ipswich Sea Cadets Regatta when members showcased their skills in sailing, rowing and boat handling.

Can you spot the RW Paul building in the background of this shot from the Sea Cadets Regatta at Ipsw

Can you spot the RW Paul building in the background of this shot from the Sea Cadets Regatta at Ipswich Docks in 1982? Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: Archant

The first Sea Cadet unit was established in 1854 at Whitstable in Kent, to give youngsters a chance to learn naval skills.

Can you spot the RW Paul building in the background of this shot from the Sea Cadets Regatta at Ipsw

Can you spot the RW Paul building in the background of this shot from the Sea Cadets Regatta at Ipswich Docks in 1982? Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: Archant

Traditionally old seafarers provided training while local businessmen funded the Unit Headquarters. The movement continues today with 400 HQs across the UK.

Can you spot the RW Paul building in the background of this shot from the Sea Cadets Regatta at Ipsw

Can you spot the RW Paul building in the background of this shot from the Sea Cadets Regatta at Ipswich Docks in 1982? Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: Archant

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