Days Gone By: Memories from across Ipswich in our Throwback Thursday from 1974

Skipping being played with a very large rope in the playground at Clifford Road School in 1974. Pict

Skipping being played with a very large rope in the playground at Clifford Road School in 1974. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The Ipswich Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, Ipswich Town players and a Castle Hill dance marathon all feature in today’s Throwback Thursday - but have we pictured you?

The Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society during one of their dress rehersals. Picture: DAVE KINDRED

The Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society during one of their dress rehersals. Picture: DAVE KINDRED - Credit: David Kindred / Archant

This week’s Throwback Thursday starts off with the Ipswich Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society who were in the final stages of preparing for a show in March 1974.

The Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society during one of their dress rehersals. Picture: DAVE KINDRED

The Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society during one of their dress rehersals. Picture: DAVE KINDRED - Credit: David Kindred / Archant

Our photographer caught them during a dress rehearsal ahead of thee group’s performance.

Belfast School students meeting Bryan Hamilton and David Johnson at Portman Road. Picture: OWEN HINE

Belfast School students meeting Bryan Hamilton and David Johnson at Portman Road. Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: OWEN HINES / ARCHANT

Portman Road hosted some special visitors as children from a school in Belfast were invited to the Blue’s home ground to meet Bryan Hamilton and David Johnson in a special signing session on training pitches by the stadium.

People of all ages joining in a dance marathon for Castle Hill Community Centre. Picture: ARCHANT

People of all ages joining in a dance marathon for Castle Hill Community Centre. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: ARCHANT

Castle Hill Community Centre did their bit for charity with a dancing marathon, which kept participants moving for hours on end to help raise funds.

A military band performs at the Gaumont. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

A military band performs at the Gaumont. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL / ARCHANT


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A military band staged a concert at The Gaumont, and an art exhibition gave students the chance to showcase their work.

Art students successfully holding an exhibition for their work. Picture: IVAN SMITH

Art students successfully holding an exhibition for their work. Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH / ARCHANT

One of our photographers also caught some pupils at Clifford Road school enjoying some playground games.

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