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Can you remember Christmas in Ipswich in 1983?

PUBLISHED: 11:23 12 December 2019

Did you see the Co-op Juniors perform Cinderella in 1983?  Picture: ARCHANT

Did you see the Co-op Juniors perform Cinderella in 1983? Picture: ARCHANT

Pantos and late night shopping - Throwback Thursday returns for another week, as we take a look at what was happening around Ipswich in December 1983.

Cinderella with her two ugly step-sisters  Picture: ARCHANTCinderella with her two ugly step-sisters Picture: ARCHANT

We kick things off with the Co-op Juniors as they held their annual festive pantomime, with a rendition of the classic story Cinderella.

Students from Springfield Infants School wearing their fancy hats  Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLStudents from Springfield Infants School wearing their fancy hats Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

The children at Springfield Infants School had a fun day in non-uniform, where they were encouraged to wear fancy hats in a competition to see who was the fanciest of them all.

Not everyone was pleased to see Santa before Christmas  Picture: OWEN HINESNot everyone was pleased to see Santa before Christmas Picture: OWEN HINES

Peter Pan and Wendy flying on stage at the Wolsey Theatre  Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLPeter Pan and Wendy flying on stage at the Wolsey Theatre Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

The mayor with Santa and rudolph on the Cornhill  Picture: IVAN SMITHThe mayor with Santa and rudolph on the Cornhill Picture: IVAN SMITH

Children performing carols on the Cornhill to spread Christmas cheer  Picture: PAUL NIXONChildren performing carols on the Cornhill to spread Christmas cheer Picture: PAUL NIXON

Around Ipswich, Santa gave his reindeer the day off as he decided to visit children on a Suffolk bus - although unfortunately not all the children he came to see where quite as excited.

Children enjoying their Christmas playday  Picture: IVAN SMITHChildren enjoying their Christmas playday Picture: IVAN SMITH

The Wolsey Theatre was holding more pantomime fun as it put on Peter Pan, showing Peter flying with Wendy around the stage.

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And Ipswich town centre was feeling the Christmas spirit as Ipswich mayor Douglas Grimwood welcomed Santa and Rudolph to the Cornhill.


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