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Were you a Northgate pupil? See our Days Gone By gallery from 1970s and 80s

PUBLISHED: 18:00 23 September 2020 | UPDATED: 10:50 05 October 2020

Students showing off their chemistry skills during a Northgate open day in 1975 Picture: IVAN SMITH/ARCHANT

Students showing off their chemistry skills during a Northgate open day in 1975 Picture: IVAN SMITH/ARCHANT

Were you a Northgate pupil back in the 1970s and 1980s? If so, you might spot yourself in our gallery of students over the years.

Students of Northgate School rehearse their rendition of West Side Story in 1979  Picture: ARCHANTStudents of Northgate School rehearse their rendition of West Side Story in 1979 Picture: ARCHANT

Originally, there were two grammar schools, one for boys and one for girls, before they joined to become Northgate High School.

Students from Northgate High School compete in an Under 19s basketball match in 1982  Picture: OWEN HINES/ARCHANTStudents from Northgate High School compete in an Under 19s basketball match in 1982 Picture: OWEN HINES/ARCHANT

The school has now been a comprehensive for more than 40 years, with many thousands of pupils attending.

Northgate School holding a marathon for charity in 1982 Picture: ARCHANTNorthgate School holding a marathon for charity in 1982 Picture: ARCHANT

MORE: Are you in our Deben High School gallery?

Our photos show a wide range of activities, from sports and drama to youngsters demonstrating their chemistry skills during an open day.

Pupils of Northgate School went on a sponsored run to raise money for charity in 1984  Picture: IVAN SMITH/ARCHANTPupils of Northgate School went on a sponsored run to raise money for charity in 1984 Picture: IVAN SMITH/ARCHANT

There is also a photo of Northgate students cycling on the Cornhill in 1985 - and one of a drama production at Northgate Grammar School for Boys in the 1960s.

Northgate High School, Ipswich, held a soccer marathon in January 1983 Picture: ARCHANTNorthgate High School, Ipswich, held a soccer marathon in January 1983 Picture: ARCHANT

What are your memories of Northgate over the years? Email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk or write to Judy Rimmer, Newsroom, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1RS. To order photos, visit archantsuffolk.newsprints.co.uk or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

Cyclists from Northgate High School, Ipswich, on the Cornhill in July 1985 Picture: ARCHANTCyclists from Northgate High School, Ipswich, on the Cornhill in July 1985 Picture: ARCHANT

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