Snow much fun - Are you in our photo gallery from around Suffolk and Essex?

Youngsters sledging in Christchurch Park, Ipswich, at Christmas in 2005

Youngsters sledging in Christchurch Park, Ipswich at Christmas in 2005 - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Archant

A true white Christmas may be rare - but our gallery features lots of fun in the snow, including some on and around the big day.

Boys having fun in the snow at Chelmondiston in December 1968.

Boys having fun in the snow at Chelmondiston in December 1968. - Credit: Archant

Looking back over the years, there are many memories of ice and snow in December, during the school Christmas holidays.

Children sledging in Christchurch park at Christmas in 2005

Children sledging in Christchurch park at Christmas in 2005 - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Archant

Have you taken part in sledging, snowballs and other wintry fun in years gone by?

Children sledging in Christchurch Park, Ipswich at Christmas 2005

Children sledging in Christchurch Park, Ipswich at Christmas 2005 - Credit: Ashley Pickering/Archant

If so, you might just spot yourself, or friends and family members, in our gallery of snow photos from around the area.

Youngsters having fun in the snow at Kelsale in December 1981

Youngsters having fun in the snow at Kelsale in December 1981 - Credit: Archant

Christchurch Park in Ipswich is one of the most popular locations for sledging featured in our gallery, along with Castle Park in Colchester.  

Schoolchildren sledging in Castle Park in Colchester in December 2010

Schoolchildren sledging in Castle Park in Colchester in December 2010 - Credit: Andrew Partridge/Archant

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

To order photos, visit our website or call Diane Townsend on  01603 772449. 

Using sledges during snowball fights at Christchurch Park Ipswich in 1970

Using sledges for a quick getaway during snowball fights at Christchurch Park in 1970 - Credit: Archant

Children playing in snow at Leiston in December 1980

Children playing in snow at Leiston in December 1980 - Credit: Archant

People with snowballs near Newmarket Road in Bury St Edmunds just before Christmas 2009

People enjoying the snow near Newmarket Road in Bury St Edmunds just before Christmas 2009 - Credit: Tudor Morgan-Owen/Archant

Fitting as many as possible onto a sledge as kids take on the hills at Christchurch Park after havin

Fitting as many as possible onto a sledge as kids take on the hills at Christchurch Park after having a white Christmas in 1970 - Credit: Archant

Making a snowman on The Green at Great Bentley, Colchester, in 2010

Making a snowman on The Green at Great Bentley, Colchester, in 2010 - Credit: Andrew Partridge/Archant



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