Christmas babies - and parties for tots born at Suffolk and Essex hospitals

Christmas Day babies born at Ipswich Hospital in 1980

Christmas Day babies born at Ipswich Hospital in 1980 - Credit: Archant

Were you or your children born on Christmas Day or New Year's Day?

A new arrival at Ipswich Maternity Home, Wingfield Street, Ipswich on New Year's Day 1976

A new arrival at Ipswich Maternity Home, Wingfield Street, Ipswich on New Year's Day 1976 - Credit: Archant

Over the years, we have featured many photos of proud new parents whose children were born on these special dates.

The annual Special Care Baby Unit Christmas party held at Colchester Hospital in 2002

The annual Special Care Baby Unit Christmas party held at Colchester Hospital in 2002 - Credit: Nick Strugnell/Archant

A few of these photos are featured in our latest nostalgia gallery, together with pictures of Christmas parties for babies and toddlers born at our local hospitals.

Colchester Hospital special care baby unit's Christmas party in 2004

Colchester Hospital special care baby unit's Christmas party in 2004 - Credit: Clifford Hicks/Archant

Many children born at Colchester Hospital's special care baby unit have returned with their families for parties over the years, to meet up with staff and say thank you.

Colchester Hospital's special care baby unit Christmas party in 2005

Colchester Hospital's special care baby unit Christmas party in 2005 - Credit: Clifford Hicks/Archant

Youngsters also got a chance to meet Santa at parties organised by a baby unit support group in Bury St Edmunds.

A new arrival at West Suffolk Hospital on Christmas Day 2009

A new arrival at West Suffolk Hospital on Christmas Day 2009 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

If these photos bring back memories, email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk or write to Judy Rimmer, Newsroom, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1RS. 

Father Christmas handing out gifts at a baby unit support group's party in Bury St Edmunds in 2003

Father Christmas handing out gifts at a baby unit support group's party in Bury St Edmunds in 2003 - Credit: Archant


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Babies born at Ipswich Hospital on Christmas Day 2006

Babies born at Ipswich Hospital on Christmas Day 2006 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

An archive photo of a New Year baby in January 1977

An archive photo of a New Year baby in January 1977 - Credit: Archant

A Christmas Day baby in 1982

A Christmas Day baby in 1982 - Credit: Archant


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