Hordes of people, local produce and hot dogs feature in today’s Days Gone By

Lots of people gather for an outdoor auction Picture: ARCHANT

Lots of people gather for an outdoor auction Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

We take a walk through the streets of Ipswich and back to the open air market in 1979.

Piles of potatoes filled the fruit and veg stand at the market in 1979 Picture: ARCHANT

Piles of potatoes filled the fruit and veg stand at the market in 1979 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

People would come in their droves to have a look at the open air market in Ipswich.

Piles of potatoes filled the fruit and veg stand at the market in 1979 Picture: ARCHANT

Piles of potatoes filled the fruit and veg stand at the market in 1979 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

They wrapped up warm on a cold January morning to see if they could get their hands on local produce or a bargain buy.

Piles of potatoes filled the fruit and veg stand at the market in 1979 Picture: ARCHANT

Piles of potatoes filled the fruit and veg stand at the market in 1979 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Fresh local potatoes were piled up on the fruit and veg stand.

Piles of potatoes filled the fruit and veg stand at the market in 1979 Picture: ARCHANT

Piles of potatoes filled the fruit and veg stand at the market in 1979 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Two youngsters appeared to be enjoying themselves, as they tucked into their hearty hot dogs.

Piles of potatoes filled the fruit and veg stand at the market in 1979 Picture: ARCHANT

Piles of potatoes filled the fruit and veg stand at the market in 1979 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Bric-a-brac stalls appeared to be at the market too, with cassette tapes for sale and other bargains.

Piles of potatoes filled the fruit and veg stand at the market in 1979 Picture: ARCHANT

Piles of potatoes filled the fruit and veg stand at the market in 1979 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Do you remember attending the open air market in 1979? Perhaps it was you who enjoyed one of those tasty hot dogs on offer?