Throwback Thursday - Ian Marshall signing and sponsored pub crawls in August 1993

Ian Marshall in action during his Portman Road debut as the Blues beat Southampton 1-0 in August 199

Ian Marshall in action during his Portman Road debut as the Blues beat Southampton 1-0 in August 1993 Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: Archant

We kick off our Throwback Thursday feature off this week at Portman Road, as Ipswich Town sign the iconic Ian Marshall from Oldham Athletic for a fee around £750,000.

Ian Marshall officially signing for Ipswich Town Picture: PAUL NIXON

Ian Marshall officially signing for Ipswich Town Picture: PAUL NIXON - Credit: PAUL NIXON

Today’s photos - in case you had not guessed - date from August 1993. As the Premier League season got underway Marshall famously scored on his debut away at Oldham as well as scoring during his home debut against Southampton.

Ian Marshall celebrates with team-mates after scoring on his home debut against Southampton in Augus

Ian Marshall celebrates with team-mates after scoring on his home debut against Southampton in August 1993 Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: Archant

Over to Carr Street, the much loved Tom and Jerry made an appearance at Woolworths with many children coming to the store to catch a glimpse of their cartoon heroes.

Tom and Jerry meeting children outside Woolworths Picture: IVAN SMITH

Tom and Jerry meeting children outside Woolworths Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH

Crown Pools took advantage of the sunny weather by hosting a sand castle building competition just outside their complex.

Families enjoying a sand castle making competition outside Crown Pools Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Families enjoying a sand castle making competition outside Crown Pools Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL

There was quite a scene at the town hall as people dressed up in costume to go on a sponsored pub crawl around the town.

Gathering on the town hall steps before doing a sponsored pub crawl Picture: TONY RAY

Gathering on the town hall steps before doing a sponsored pub crawl Picture: TONY RAY - Credit: TONY RAY

Over to Handford Hall Primary School as children enjoyed a football week learning different techniques.

Youngsters enjoying the FA soccer fun week at Handford Hall Primary School Picture: SUSY PAYNE

Youngsters enjoying the FA soccer fun week at Handford Hall Primary School Picture: SUSY PAYNE - Credit: SUSY PAYNE

The Royal Mail all out to enjoy the Ipswich Carnival Picture: OWEN HINES

The Royal Mail all out to enjoy the Ipswich Carnival Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: OWEN HINES