Throwback Thursday: Memories from Ipswich in February 1983

Were you among the crowds at Christchurch Park during the snow in February 1983?

Were you among the crowds at Christchurch Park during the snow in February 1983? - Credit: Archant

Cross country runners, Christchurch Park sledders and Terry Butcher handing out awards all feature in this week’s Throwback Thursday from February 1983.

Were you among the crowds at Christchurch Park during the snow in February 1983?

Were you among the crowds at Christchurch Park during the snow in February 1983? - Credit: Archant

The snow-covered hills of Christchurch Park were a popular attraction for children and grown-ups alike in February 1983.

Terry Butcher visiting Westbourne School to present awards to pupils

Terry Butcher visiting Westbourne School to present awards to pupils - Credit: Archant

Everyone loves a snow day, and while we’ve not had much more than a flurry this winter, the people pictured in this gallery took full advantage of the weather with sledges and wooly hats aplenty.

Ipswich Mayor Beryl James held a charity ball at the Corn Exchange

Ipswich Mayor Beryl James held a charity ball at the Corn Exchange - Credit: Archant

In the same month, Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher, who just two years before had won the UEFA cup with Bobby Robson at the helm, made an appearance at Westbourne School to hand out sporting awards to pupils.

Cross country running races took place in Landseer Park

Cross country running races took place in Landseer Park - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Mayor Beryl James held a charity ball at the Corn Exchange, which featured a raffle with an assortment of prizes all to raise funds for a good cause.

Cross country running races took place in Landseer Park

Cross country running races took place in Landseer Park - Credit: Archant


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Cross country runners took over Landseer Park, while pupils from a number of Suffolk schools were treated to playing on the pitch at Portman Road.

Suffolk school pupils play at Portman Road

Suffolk school pupils play at Portman Road - Credit: Archant

Do you recognise anyone in this gallery?

Suffolk school pupils play at Portman Road

Suffolk school pupils play at Portman Road - Credit: Archant

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