Throwback Thursday: Memories from December 1988

Father Christmas ready to leave the Cornhill for the annual Rudolph Run

Father Christmas ready to leave the Cornhill for the annual Rudolph Run - Credit: Archant

The presents have been opened and the last of the turkey eaten, but these pictures from December 1988 will hopefully help the festive spirit to continue.

Father Christmas ready to leave the Cornhill for the annual Rudolph Run

Father Christmas ready to leave the Cornhill for the annual Rudolph Run - Credit: Archant

Today’s gallery features some of the many doctors and nurses who worked at Ipswich Hospital on Christmas Day, as well as those who worked in the control rooms to answer emergency service calls.

Father Christmas ready to leave the Cornhill for the annual Rudolph Run

Father Christmas ready to leave the Cornhill for the annual Rudolph Run - Credit: Archant

In the same month, the Mayor of Ipswich William A Quinton visited the town hall to send off Father Christmas, Rudolph and members of the Ipswich Roundtable in their annual tour across the town. The event has now been running for more than 40 years.

Father Christmas ready to leave the Cornhill for the annual Rudolph Run

Father Christmas ready to leave the Cornhill for the annual Rudolph Run - Credit: Archant

We also visited the Ipswich sorting office to capture pictures of the workers during their busiest time of year.

Father Christmas ready to leave the Cornhill for the annual Rudolph Run

Father Christmas ready to leave the Cornhill for the annual Rudolph Run - Credit: Archant

To share your own memories and pictures with us from December 1988, or if you recognise yourself or someone you know, email our picture desk.

Father Christmas ready to leave the Cornhill for the annual Rudolph Run

Father Christmas ready to leave the Cornhill for the annual Rudolph Run - Credit: Archant

Father Christmas ready to leave the Cornhill for the annual Rudolph Run

Father Christmas ready to leave the Cornhill for the annual Rudolph Run - Credit: Archant

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