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Nostalgia: Did you attend the Great Ipswich Play Day?

PUBLISHED: 14:41 29 June 2020

Did you attend the Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in September 1981? Picture: ARCHANT

Did you attend the Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in September 1981? Picture: ARCHANT

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There was fun for all ages as Ipswich held an event to showcase the opportunities for sport and play across the town.

Youngsters take part in one of the activities at the Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in September 1981. Picture: ARCHANTYoungsters take part in one of the activities at the Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in September 1981. Picture: ARCHANT

The Great Ipswich Play Day in 1981 was staged in Landseer Park – and Ipswich Star and EADT photographer Richard Snasdell went along to capture the action as large crowds turned out to enjoy the sunshine and a range of activities.

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There was a wide choice of things to do – from a treasure hunt and face painting to a chance to try trampolining, plus rides, stalls and multiple football tournaments throughout the day.

To top off the day there was a parachute display to wow the crowds – with brave jumpers landing in the park.

Having a go at trampolining at the Great Ipswich Play Day 1981 Picture: ARCHANTHaving a go at trampolining at the Great Ipswich Play Day 1981 Picture: ARCHANT

What are your memories of the Great Ipswich Play Day in 1981? Can you spot yourself in our gallery from the event? Email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk

To order photos, visit www.eadt.co.uk/myphotos24, or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.


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