Throwback Thursday: Memories from Ipswich in January 1976

Did you go along to an ITFC children's party held at the Manor Ballroom in January 1976?

Did you go along to an ITFC children's party held at the Manor Ballroom in January 1976? - Credit: Archant

A snow day at Christchurch Park, Springfield Follies and the Eastern Counties Cross Country all feature in our Throwback Thursday gallery today.

Ipswich School's annual cross country run

Ipswich School's annual cross country run - Credit: Archant

We have delved in to our archives to see what happened in Ipswich in January 1976.

Snowy scenes from Christchurch Park in January 1976

Snowy scenes from Christchurch Park in January 1976 - Credit: Archant

We had a flurry of snow at the weekend, and this gallery shows similar scenes from January 1976. It was the perfect opportunity for children - and adults - to grab a sledge and enjoy some old fashioned fun.

Springield Follies preparing for their annual Christmas pantomime

Springield Follies preparing for their annual Christmas pantomime - Credit: Archant

The Eastern Counties Cross County was running at Chantry Park, as was the annual cross country at Ipswich School.

Did you take park in the life saving class at the St Matthew's Baths over 40 years ago?

Did you take park in the life saving class at the St Matthew's Baths over 40 years ago? - Credit: Archant

January 1976 also saw amateur dramatic group Springield Follies, who are celebrating their 70th anniversary this year, preparing for their annual pantomime, which was Robinson Crusoe.

Two participants in the Eastern Counties Cross County in Chantry Park in 1976

Two participants in the Eastern Counties Cross County in Chantry Park in 1976 - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town FC held a kids party at the Manor Ballroom, which was enjoyed by all, and there was a life saving class at St Matthew’s Baths where youngsters were shown first aid.

Youngsters learning life saving skills at St Matthew's Baths in 1976

Youngsters learning life saving skills at St Matthew's Baths in 1976 - Credit: Archant

Do you recognise anyone in these pictures? Email suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk