Days Gone By


Cycling is currently very much in the spotlight, with more of us being urged to get on our bikes for the sake of both fitness and the environment.

Did you go along to Ipswich Hospital Radio fun days back in the 1980s?

Were you a sea cadet as a youngster? Today we recall an Ipswich Sea Cadets regatta in 1982.

It educated hundreds of young people and set them on paths to brighter futures - but what are your memories of Felixstowe’s old Orwell High School?

Our recent nostalgia gallery of pictures from the First Floor Club brought back memories for readers.

Our previous photo gallery of Broomhill Pool in Ipswich over the years brought back memories for readers.

Today we are taking another look back to the heyday of Hollywood in Ipswich, after our previous nostalgia gallery brought back memories for many.

Do you remember the Rainbow Fair in East Bergholt, back in the 1970s and 80s?

Did you get on your bike to join in races round Felixstowe during the 1970s and 80s?

Have you taken part in any of Suffolk’s fun runs over the years?

Did you enjoy nights out at pubs in Ipswich back in the 1970s and 80s?

Readers have been sharing their carnival memories - and today we are looking back at Ipswich and Hadleigh’s colourful past processions.

The smiling faces in our gallery of raft race photos say it all.

Were you a regular at Pals in Ipswich town centre back in 2002? If so, you might spot yourself in our gallery of photos from that year.

The Radio 1 Roadshow rolled into Ipswich a number of times over the years.

Have you taken part in It’s a Knockout-style contests over the years?

Readers have been sharing more memories of Ipswich Airport following our previous article about its 70-year history.

Suffolk’s beautiful beaches are among the county’s biggest attractions.

During his time as Ipswich Town manager, Sir Bobby Robson attended a host of community events across the area.

Many amazing show gardens have been created at the Chelsea Flower Show over the decades. Today we look back at some of the highlights.

Ipswich has often featured on both the large and small screen over the years.

Did you take part in raft races in Ipswich and Felixstowe over the years - or were you one of the crowds lining the shore?

Did you love or dread school sports days? Today we have put together another gallery of photos from these hotly-contested events across Suffolk.

People across Suffolk and north Essex have shared the amazing pictures of their VE Day celebrations - can you see your pictures in our gallery?

What are your memories of Ipswich Airport? The final plane might have flown in January 1998, but the airport is still fondly remembered.

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