Today our nostalgia gallery takes a look back at standout moments in Foxhall Stadium’s motorsport history.

Hundreds flocked to the Ipswich high street to watch as the parade went by as marching bands led the way for the flowery floats.

Young motorcycle riders need the very best advice and the RAC/ACU training course has helped thousands to learn to control a bike on the road safely.

It’s unusual not to have at least a brief covering of snow in February, and back in 1983 there was enough to bring out the sledges.

Today is Shrove Tuesday when pancakes are on the menu – though racing with them used to be enjoyed as much as eating them.

It was a test of fitness and endurance as runners took on a marathon challenge, navigating oncoming traffic and passers-by along the way.

There was plenty going on around Ipswich back in February 1997 – with arts, sports and plain good old fashioned fun for all.

Musicians, craftsmen and women set up a medieval village in front of the perfect setting – Christchurch Mansion – for a living history fayre.

Protestors marched through the streets of Ipswich to display their anger at the decision to close the town’s airport.

Punk band the Stranglers played to a packed Gaumont in Ipswich back in 1982.

Ipswich and England legend Sir Alf Ramsey made his return to the town in March 1978 – but not in a footballing capacity.

Ipswich Music Day has long now been a staple in the calendar with this year bringing the 30th festival for Suffolk musicians to step on the stage at Christchurch Park.

To mark its centenary, the Ipswich Star – in those days known as the Evening Star – threw a big party to celebrate and invited the whole community.

Ipswich Star photographer David Kindred was on hand to capture one of the great seasonal traditions back in 1985 – as pancake racers ran through the town centre.

Burning rubber and melting ice creams – it was a hot sunny weekend for the Hot Rod World Finals at the Foxhall Stadium back in 1984.

Ipswich Town fans had a day to remember back in 1999 when the Ipswich Star held a special event at Boots to let people get their photos taken with two top players.

Steep hills and varying terrain greeted runners in 1984 as they prepared themselves to take on the Rank Xerox Cross Country race through Ipswich.

There was plenty of sporting activities for people to enjoy watching and taking part in back in January 1981.

From creating the product to shipping out to stores, in 1978 Burostat opened its doors for a behind the scenes look at how the factory ran.

Jugglers, comedy acts and face painting – Ipswich residents flocked to the town centre to enjoy a day of fun as performers entertained the crowds.

Ipswich was blanketed in snow back in 1987 – giving youngsters a day off school and a chance to dust off their sledges.

Muddy trails, steep hills and loose dirt – these riders put their skills to the test as they raced around Holywells Park in a cyclo-cross race 40 years ago.

The Ipswich Cattle Market was a feature in the town for centuries but all that came to an end in 1985 with the last ever sale.

As destruction derbies go, this was one of Foxhall Stadium’s most memorable.

There was lots of exercise going on to start the new year back in 1980 – some of it not so unusual after the traditional Christmas binge.

A giant cannon and marching bands were among the highlights when the Boys Brigade took over the Suffolk Showground for a fun day, inviting families and friends to come along to enjoy the activities.

Punters and greyhound trainers came together for one last meeting as the Ipswich Greyhound Stadium prepared to close its doors for the last time.

On one fine, sunny day in 1989 the Waterfront was packed full of fun activities as everything from canoes to jetskis were brought out to make the most of the weather.

The First Floor Club was a popular destination for years in town and for many still holds fond memories of exciting evenings past.

New Year’s celebrations and snow – Throwback Thursday this week takes a look at what was happening around Ipswich in 1990.

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