First Floor Club and Northgate High School feature in today’s Throwback Thursday from November 1979

Pupils at Northgate High School reharsing their West End Story Show in November 1979

Pupils at Northgate High School reharsing their West End Story Show in November 1979 - Credit: Archant

Our Throwback Thursday series continues, this week looking back to November 1979 for a boxing dinner at the First Floor Club, a Remembrance Day parade and West Side Story at Northgate High School.

A boxing dinner was held at the first floor club in Ipswich

A boxing dinner was held at the first floor club in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

This month saw a boxing dinner held at the First Floor Club in Tacket Street. The event attracted scores of people, who were wined and dined as the boxers took to the ring.

Ipswich Town players celebrate one of the three goals in the blues 3-1 win over Southampton in Novem

Ipswich Town players celebrate one of the three goals in the blues 3-1 win over Southampton in November 1979 - Credit: Archant

For many years in the 1970s and 1980s the First Floor Club was the premier nightspot in Ipswich. It went on to become Fire and Ice and has recently been converted to flats.

Part of the remembrance parade in 1979

Part of the remembrance parade in 1979 - Credit: Archant

November 1979 saw the annual Remembrance Day parade at Christchurch Park. As always, a huge crowd gathered to remember and pay their respects to the soldiers who lost their lives in conflict.

Pupils at Northgate High School reharsing their West End Story Show in November 1979

Pupils at Northgate High School reharsing their West End Story Show in November 1979 - Credit: Archant

At Northgate High School pupils were rehearsing their West Side Story show.

The First Floor Club's boxing dinner

The First Floor Club's boxing dinner - Credit: Archant


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In the same month, Ipswich Town beat Southampton 3-1 at Portman Road on the Saturday afternoon in November 1979, thanks to goals from John Wark, Eric Gates and Alan Brazil.

Alan Brazil is congrulated for his goal by team-mate Kevin Beattie as Ipswich beat Southampton 3-1 a

Alan Brazil is congrulated for his goal by team-mate Kevin Beattie as Ipswich beat Southampton 3-1 at Portman Road in 1979 - Credit: Archant

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Crowds gathered at the Remembrance Day service to pay their respects in November 1979

Crowds gathered at the Remembrance Day service to pay their respects in November 1979 - Credit: Archant

Eric Gates celebrates his goal with his Ipswich Town team-mates as the blues beat Southamtpon 3-0 at

Eric Gates celebrates his goal with his Ipswich Town team-mates as the blues beat Southamtpon 3-0 at Portman Road in November 1979 - Credit: Archant

Guests were wined and dined at the First Floor Club

Guests were wined and dined at the First Floor Club - Credit: Archant

The Mayor of Ipswich attended the service in November 1979

The Mayor of Ipswich attended the service in November 1979 - Credit: Archant

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