Days Gone By: Memories from the official opening of Northgate Sports Centre’s new track in 1982

Did you take part in the first meeting in 1982? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Did you take part in the first meeting in 1982? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

Can you remember when Northgate Sports Centre officially opened it’s sports track?

Did you take part in the first meeting in 1982? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Did you take part in the first meeting in 1982? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people headed to the site in Sidegate Lane West in 1982 to witness the new track being opened and take part in the many athletics events being held to mark the occasion.

Did you take part in the first meeting in 1982? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Did you take part in the first meeting in 1982? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

Ann Smith, who was Mayor of Ipswich at the time, officially opened the new track with a ribbon cutting ceremony and addressed the crowd with a speech.

Did you take part in the first meeting in 1982? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Did you take part in the first meeting in 1982? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

The sports centre is located on the same site at Northgate High School, but is used by a number of clubs and groups across the community, and remains a popular venue for sporting events today.

Did you take part in the first meeting in 1982? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Did you take part in the first meeting in 1982? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

Were you among the people who took part in the first meeting on the Northgate sports track in 1982?

Did you take part in the first meeting in 1982? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Did you take part in the first meeting in 1982? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

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Did you take part in the first meeting in 1982? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Did you take part in the first meeting in 1982? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant


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