Throwback Thursday; A tour of Ipswich from June 1990

Many stalls were set up at the St Clements Hospital fete Picture: PAUL NIXON

Many stalls were set up at the St Clements Hospital fete Picture: PAUL NIXON - Credit: PAUL NIXON

That time of the week is here again, each Thursday we look back at a snaphot of the town’s past

Many stalls were set up at the St Clements Hospital fete Picture: PAUL NIXON

Many stalls were set up at the St Clements Hospital fete Picture: PAUL NIXON - Credit: PAUL NIXON

We kick things off at St Clements Hospital fete, with a variety of stalls dotted around there were plenty of visitors spending money and supporting the cause.

Onlookers watch as an airship comes in to land at Ipswich airport Picture: IVAN SMITH

Onlookers watch as an airship comes in to land at Ipswich airport Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH

Next we head to Ipswich airport for a visit from a rather different looking aircraft. An airship made its way to the airfield for a quick pit-stop.

Children of Oakhill Preparatory School in the heat of a sack race on sports day Picture: PAUL NIXON

Children of Oakhill Preparatory School in the heat of a sack race on sports day Picture: PAUL NIXON - Credit: PAUL NIXON

There was plenty going on at different schools around Ipswich too, the then Oakhill Preparatory School was holding its annual sports day where pupils could be seen participating in sack races, Dale Hall held its own Tudor day, while Holywells High School went for something a bit different and dressed up as their favourite book characters for a themed fun run.

The children from Dale Hall School all dressed up for Tudor day Picture: PAUL NIXON

The children from Dale Hall School all dressed up for Tudor day Picture: PAUL NIXON - Credit: PAUL NIXON

Finally we go to Ipswich gala day where children battled it out trying to knock each other off a wooden trunk using sacks to try and shake the other off balance.

Children at Holywells High School all dressed up as their favourite book characters for a fun run Pi

Children at Holywells High School all dressed up as their favourite book characters for a fun run Picture: PAUL NIXON - Credit: PAUL NIXON

What were you doing in June 1990?

Children battle it out to knock each other off the plank of wood at the Ipswich gala day Picture: IV

Children battle it out to knock each other off the plank of wood at the Ipswich gala day Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH