Bobby Robson and Christmas excitement in this week's Throwback Thursday from 1986
PUBLISHED: 14:30 21 November 2019
As Ipswich geared up for Christmas in 1986, shoppers not only had the festive fairyland of lights to attract them to the town centre - but a brand new shopping complex.
Tower Ramparts - developed on the site of the old secondary school of the same name - was the town's first undercover complex, featuring a range of shops.
Bobby Robson was special guest to switch on the new centre's Christmas lights.
Other events taking place around the town - captured by Ipswich Star photographers Ivan Smith, Owen Hines and Paul Nixon - included the annual fireworks at Christchurch Park, pupils at Ranelagh Primary School enjoying a day of dressing as their favourite book characters as they celebrated Book Week, and a sponsored run held by the Boys' Brigade.
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