Throwback Thursday: Ipswich memories from October 1978

Leo Sayer performing in Ipswich in 1978

Leo Sayer performing in Ipswich in 1978 - Credit: Archant

Leo Sayer, wrestling and Christchurch Park feature in the latest edition of our Throwback Thursday nostalgia series.

In the latest edition of our Throwback Thursday series, we look back to October in 1978.

A makeshift ski slope was set up in Christchurch Park in October 1978

A makeshift ski slope was set up in Christchurch Park in October 1978 - Credit: Archant

Leo Sayer took to the stage in Ipswich. After releasing his self-titled sixth album in September he embarked on a tour, promoting his new work, which included stopping off in Ipswich before a packed out crowd.

Leo Sayer performing in Ipswich in 1978

Leo Sayer performing in Ipswich in 1978 - Credit: Archant

Two singles were released from the album with the highest charting hit being ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You (Though I Try)’, which placed at number 6 in the UK Singles Chart.

Leo Sayer performing in Ipswich in 1978

Leo Sayer performing in Ipswich in 1978 - Credit: Archant

Skiing may not be the first sport that springs to mind when you think of Christchurch Park, but in 1978 visitors could do just that.

A makeshift ski slope was set up in Christchurch Park in October 1978

A makeshift ski slope was set up in Christchurch Park in October 1978 - Credit: Archant

A makeshift ski slope set up on one of the many hills in the park, allowing skiing novices to try out the sport with the friends and family.

Women wrestlers compete at the Corn Exchange

Women wrestlers compete at the Corn Exchange - Credit: Archant

In the same month, the Corn Exchange hosted a women’s wrestling event, with tag team contests the main event of the evening.

Women wrestlers compete at the Corn Exchange

Women wrestlers compete at the Corn Exchange - Credit: Archant