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Fancy dress fun and sponge throwing at Hospital Radio Ipswich’s fun day in 1977

PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 June 2018

Everyone was all smiles at Hospital Radio Ipswich's fun day in 1977 Picture: PAUL NIXON

Everyone was all smiles at Hospital Radio Ipswich's fun day in 1977 Picture: PAUL NIXON

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Patients have been tuning into Hospital Radio Ipswich for nearly 50 years and here we look back to one their big fundraising days held in 1977.

Youngsters at the Hospital Radio Ipswich fun day in 1977 Picture: PAUL NIXONYoungsters at the Hospital Radio Ipswich fun day in 1977 Picture: PAUL NIXON

We sent photographer Paul Nixon along to the fundraiser, held six years after the station was founded in 1971, to capture the fun.

Plenty of people enjoyed the Hospital Radio Ipswich fun day, including the town's dignitaries Picture: PAUL NIXONPlenty of people enjoyed the Hospital Radio Ipswich fun day, including the town's dignitaries Picture: PAUL NIXON

There was something for everyone, from dancing and games, to fancy dress and the soggy splash - which gave listeners and fans the chance to soak the hosts.

Try this on for size - do you recognise this little girl getting involved? Picture: PAUL NIXONTry this on for size - do you recognise this little girl getting involved? Picture: PAUL NIXON

The station started from the Anglesea Road Hospital, later moving to the new site in Heath Road.

Bouncing good fun Picture: PAUL NIXONBouncing good fun Picture: PAUL NIXON

The registered charity, which is run by volunteers, is still operating today. The station broadcasts to all wards 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

There were various performances throughout the day Picture: PAUL NIXONThere were various performances throughout the day Picture: PAUL NIXON

Did you attend the fun day, or do you recognise anyone pictured in this gallery? Perhaps you have memories of your request being played on the station during a stay at the hospital?

Good sports took their punishment during the splash the DJ game Picture: PAUL NIXONGood sports took their punishment during the splash the DJ game Picture: PAUL NIXON

To share your memories with us, email us here

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