Days Gone By: May Day Festival, VE Day and the Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run

Guests enjoying the May Day festival at Alexandra Park. Picture: DAVE KINDRED

Guests enjoying the May Day festival at Alexandra Park. Picture: DAVE KINDRED - Credit: DAVE KINDRED

Throwback Thursday returns for another week, this time remembering May 1995.

Residents of Ipswich enjoying some bank holiday sunshine, similar to the event this year. Picture: D

Residents of Ipswich enjoying some bank holiday sunshine, similar to the event this year. Picture: DAVE KINDRED - Credit: DAVE KINDRED

We start off with relaxing scenes at Alexandra Park as people of Ipswich enjoy the sun on the May Day bank holiday.

A Greenpeace demonstration saw a large whale appear on the Cornhill. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

A Greenpeace demonstration saw a large whale appear on the Cornhill. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL

A demonstration by Greenpeace saw a large whale on a lorry bed set up in the Cornhill - certainly a sight many shoppers wouldn’t have expected to see in front of the Corn Exchange.

Pupils and their families at Clifford Road School got an idea of what it was like to be inside an ai

Pupils and their families at Clifford Road School got an idea of what it was like to be inside an air raid shelter. Picture: JOHN KERR - Credit: JOHN KERR

Clifford Road School marked VE day by giving pupils and their families an experience of what it was like to be in a bomb shelter during the Second World War.

VE Day celebrations at Clifford Road School. Picture: JOHN KERR

VE Day celebrations at Clifford Road School. Picture: JOHN KERR - Credit: JOHN KERR

The annual Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle run took place. Guests could admire the cars at Christchurch Park before they set off on the trip.

Classic cars were on display at Christchurch Park ahead of the Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicl

Classic cars were on display at Christchurch Park ahead of the Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL

Also in May 1995, pupils of Stoke High School were preparing for their performance in the regional youth theatre production for the year.

Pupils at Stoke High School preparing for their Reginonal Youth theatre production. Picture: RICHARD

Pupils at Stoke High School preparing for their Reginonal Youth theatre production. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL