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Days Gone By: Snow play at Christchurch Park, Ipswich, in 2005

PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 March 2018

These three certainly made the most of the snowy weather at Christchurch Park in 2005. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

These three certainly made the most of the snowy weather at Christchurch Park in 2005. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

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Much fun has been had on the snow-covered hills of Christchurch Park over the past week, and it was a similar picture during a snowy snap in February 2005.

Snowballs fights were aplenty. Picture: LUCY TAYLORSnowballs fights were aplenty. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

The park is always a popular choice for those living in or close to the town centre, with its slopes steep enough to offer a great day of sledging.

These two were making the most of the snow in Christchurch Park in 2005. Picture: LUCY TAYLORThese two were making the most of the snow in Christchurch Park in 2005. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

The Beast from the East gripped the region in full force last week, with forecasters saying it was the coldest temperatures the county had seen since 2013, causing hundreds of school closures and children eager to make the most of their snow day.

Christchurch Park is always a popular place for sledging. Picture: LUCY TAYLORChristchurch Park is always a popular place for sledging. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Our newspapers were filled with pictures of adults and children alike enjoying the wintery weather, which are replicated here in photographs found in our archives.

Snow always proves a fun day out. Picture: LUCY TAYLORSnow always proves a fun day out. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Have we pictured you or someone you know in this gallery from February 2005?

A youngster tears down one of the slopes at Christchurch Park. Picture: LUCY TAYLORA youngster tears down one of the slopes at Christchurch Park. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

To share your own pictures and memories with us, or to share the name of someone in these pictures, email our picture desk.

Do you recognise these two little ones, pictured on their sledge? Picture: LUCY TAYLORDo you recognise these two little ones, pictured on their sledge? Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

People of all ages headed to the park to enjoy the snow in 2005. Picture: LUCY TAYLORPeople of all ages headed to the park to enjoy the snow in 2005. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

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