Days Gone By: Memories from Ipswich’s May Day Festival 1999

Can you name this trio at the May Day Festival in 1999? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Can you name this trio at the May Day Festival in 1999? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

Are you among the many people pictured from the Ipswich May Day Festival at Alexandra Park in 1999?

The event in 1999 attracted a huge crowd. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

The event in 1999 attracted a huge crowd. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people descended on Alexandra Park yesterday in celebration of Ipswich’s 40th May Day Festival.

Two young boys enjoy one of the rides at the event in 1999. Are you one of them? Picture: RICHARD SN

Two young boys enjoy one of the rides at the event in 1999. Are you one of them? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

This gallery remembers the event 19 years ago in 1999.

Ice creams kept the crowd cool. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Ice creams kept the crowd cool. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

While it didn’t have quite the same level of glorious sunshine as this year, it still attracted the large crowd that it is well known for.

One of the many acts to perform. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

One of the many acts to perform. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

Since its inception in 1978 the event has expanded from a small fun day to a festival boasting three main stages and attracting thousands of people each year.

Huge crowds turned out to enjoy the day. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Huge crowds turned out to enjoy the day. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

The festival also marks International Workers Day, and is organised by Ipswich & District Trade Union Council.

Did you attend the May Day Festival at Alexandra Park in Ipswich in 1999? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Did you attend the May Day Festival at Alexandra Park in Ipswich in 1999? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: Archant

It is free to attend and takes place in Alexandra Park each year with live music, rides, children games, food and much more for families and everyone to enjoy.

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Did you attend May Day in 1999 or do you recognise anyone pictured in this gallery? To share your memories with us, email suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk