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In 2000, crowds of people came to see Father Christmas and his reindeer arrive at the Buttermarket.

Christmas is a time for spreading festive cheer and joy, and that was certainly what staff at Ipswich Hospital aimed to achieve when they donned fancy dress for the occasion back in 1979.

Women’s FA Cup Second Round

Stevenage Ladies 1

Ipswich Town Ladies 1 aet (Town won 3-0 on pens)

Ipswich Town Ladies battled through a dramatic FA Cup tie against Stevenage, claiming their place in the draw for the Third Round in a penalty shoot-out, writes Kieren Standley.

First up on our list this week is Otis, the four month old Staffordshire Bull Terrier pup, a lively little guy that will definitely keep you on your toes.

Connolly, Iorfa, Waghorn and Celina on target as Ipswich Town win a six-goal thriller against Nottingham Forest at Portman Road

- Here is a selection of tweets from Town fans

In this week’s nostalgia, we remember when goals from Richard Naylor, David Johnson and James Scowcroft saw off Nottingham Forest on the opening day of the 1999-2000 season in August 1999.

This week’s winner comes from Peter Cutts, who captured the intricate pattern on a butterfly’s wings in Shelley churchyard.

Our Throwback Thursday series continues today, featuring sporting legends Roger Taylor and George Burley, as we cast our minds back to November 1982.

FA Premier League South East Division One

MK Dons 2

Ipswich Town Ladies 2

Ipswich Town made it eight games unbeaten as they twice came from behind to earn a point against MK Dons thanks to goals from Sophie Welton and Jade Henry as the match ended 2-2.

In this week’s nostalgia, we take a look at when two goals from Chris Kiwomya earned Ipswich Town a replay with Aston Villa in the fourth round of the League Cup, in December 1992.

Heartbreak for Town as Atdhe Nuhiu headed a 95th-minute equaliser to give Sheffield Wednesday a last-gasp draw at Portman Road - Here is a selection of tweets from Town fans

Suffolk FA Women’s Cup Second Round

Ipswich Athletic 0

Ipswich Town Ladies Development side 14

Ipswich Town Ladies Development side progressed to the next round of the Suffolk FA Cup with a massive 14-0 thumping of Suffolk league side Ipswich Athletic, writes Liam Young.

Jordan Spence scores late equaliser for Ipswich as the blues earns a point at the KCOM Stadium.

In this week’s nostalgia, we take a look at when Hull and Ipswich shared the points at Portman Road in February 2011 as Jason Scotland and Jay Simpson scored in the 1-1 draw.

SSE FA Cup first round

Ipswich Town Ladies 4 Leyton Orient 2

Ipswich Town secured their place in the second round of the women’s FA Cup with a dramatic 4-2 extra-time victory over Leyton Orient at The Goldstar Ground yesterday.

Crowds gathered for the Remembrance Day Service at Christchurch Park in 1994 to pay their respects to those who died serving their country

Our Throwback Thursday series continues, this week looking back to November 1979 for a boxing dinner at the First Floor Club, a Remembrance Day parade and West Side Story at Northgate High School.

Actonians 1 Ipswich Ladies 2

Emyr Huws got another 90 minutes under his belt as Ipswich Town’s Under-23s put on an impressive display to beat Aston Villa 2-1 in Premier League Cup at Portman Road last night, writes Harry Mallett.

In this week’s nostalgia, we take a look at when Ipswich beat Preston North End 3-0 at Portman Road, as Marcus Bent gave Town the lead and two-goal super-sub Darren Bent made it eight league matches unbeaten.

This week we asked our Suffolk iWitness members to send in bright and bold pictures that define autumn in colour.

Pictures capture an evening at The Mulberry Tree Pub in Ipswich’s Woodbridge Road in 1973

Our Throwback Thursday series continues, this week looking back to November 1983 and featuring Hot Chocolate, the opening of Whitton Sports Centre and fireworks at Christchurch Park.

Thousands of people are set to descend on Christchurch Park in Ipswich on Saturday for the town’s annual firework spectacular - but did you attend the event in 1995?

In this week’s nostalgia, we take a look at when Ipswich played their first competitive fixture at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium which ended with Town taking all three points.

In 2000, Ipswich Town stars Matt Holland, Jim Magilton, Mick Stockwell and Gary Croft officially opened the new A&E department at Ipswich Hospital alongside team manager George Burley and chairman David Sheepshanks.

Town’s long wait for an East Anglian Derby win continues after James Maddison’s 59th minute goal saw Norwich to a 1-0 win over the blues at Portman Road.

In 1979, the community of Nacton came together to enjoy the Murrayside Pop Festival at the youth club.

In this week’s nostalgia, we take a look at when Ipswich last played at Bramall Lane, which ended with Town taking all three points after Tamas Priskin and Gareth McAuley scored in a 2-1 win on November 6 2010.

Gallery: Water sports in action at Ipswich docks in 1989

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Water sports took centre stage at Ipswich docks for a day in 1989 as the town hosted Oyster World’s Water Scene event.

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