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It’s many a childhood dream to become a firefighter – so it’s no surprise that an open day at one of the fire stations in Ipswich proved so popular.

We kick off 2019 with a step back in time - to 1983 when fire breathers, clowns and would-be athletes were having fun in Hollywells Park.

Pubs were the heart of the community for centuries and the Eagle Tavern in Ipswich fulfilled a vital role in the area for more than 100 years.

We continue our journey down memory lane by visiting some of the popular pubs in and around Ipswich and today it’s the turn of The Crown in Claydon, way back in 1975.

For more than a decade the Co-op Juniors have wowed audiences with their festive offering and back in 1995 they took their version of The Little Mermaid to the Regent Theatre, Ipswich.

Dogs, cats and rats feature in this weeks round-up. Do you have room in your home for one of these cute creatures from the RSPCA centre in Martlesham?

November 1984 is the focus of today’s Throwback Thursday feature and here we look at a dance festival, the action from Portman Road and the annual Christmas lights switch on.

We rewind the clock on London Stansted Airport this week as we take a look at the UK’s fourth busiest airport back in the 1940s and 50s, when it was a base to the US Air Force.

Our Throwback Thursday feature returns once again - and this week we look back to November 1982 and what was going on in and around Ipswich.

Gallery When Ipswich Town went to Wembley

Friday, November 9, 2018

The Twin Towers of Wembley Stadium were an iconic symbol of the classic stadium and in 1998 the Junior Blues got to see them up close as they took a tour of the landmark venue.

Throwback Thursday returns once again - and this week we look back at what was going on in and around Ipswich in October 1998.

Animal lovers rejoice as this week’s iWitness challenge was all about taking photos of beloved pets.

What landscape best sums up Suffolk for you? this was the question we asked our community if iWitness photographers this week.

It’s time to look back into our archives, this time to August 1997, in our weekly series Throwback Thursday.

We look back to when the roads around Felixstowe seafront were closed to allow cycle riders to race along the promenade.

We kick off our Throwback Thursday feature off this week at Portman Road, as Ipswich Town sign the iconic Ian Marshall from Oldham Athletic for a fee around £750,000.

Are you in a position to be able to adopt one of these cute creatures from the RSPCA centre in Martlesham?

Last week’s iwitness24 challenge was to capture a photo that showed the heatwave in all it’s glory.

Do you have room for one more? Offer your home to one of the cute Blue Cross animals.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher paid a visit to Felixstowe Docks just months before the General Election of 1983 - were you one of those who met the Iron Lady during her tour?

It is time for another instalment from our #ThrowbackThursday and here we head back to August 1980 when the summer sun was beaming down on Suffolk’s county town.

Mannings Amusements has been a popular destination with visitors to Felixstowe seafront for decades and to this day it continues to draw in crowds either escaping the rain or seeking respite from the sun.

It’s that time once again to take a trip down memory highway as Throwback Thursday returns this time looking back to what was happening around Ipswich in July 1975.

Every Thursday we take a step back in time and look back to what was happening in and around Ipswich in that month - for this week’s edition we look back to Ipswich in July 1994.

This week we challenged our iWitness community to take test their artistic skills with the theme silhouettes.

Do you have room for one more? Offer your home to one of the cute Blue Cross animals.

Are you in a position to be able to adopt one of these cute creatures from the RSPCA centre in Martlesham?

The Royal Family have paid many visits to Suffolk over the years – and this time we have turned back the clock to when Princess Anne travelled to Felixstowe in 1980.

Each week we highlight a snapshot in time through our #ThrowbackThursday feature and today we are looking back to July 1985.

In June 1981 Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club hosted the action-packed RNLI day with rescue displays and a pram race to enertain crowds.

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