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Days Gone By: Throwback Thursday remembers Blues’ glory from May 1978

PUBLISHED: 06:00 17 May 2018

Roger Osborne, left, and Paul Mariner celebrate Town's FA Cup triumph. Picture: OWEN HINES

Roger Osborne, left, and Paul Mariner celebrate Town's FA Cup triumph. Picture: OWEN HINES

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Throwback Thursday is back with another edition as we look back to a particularly famous time in Ipswich’s history: May 1978.

The Army with children at their 'have a go' event. Picture: ARCHANTThe Army with children at their 'have a go' event. Picture: ARCHANT

It was in this month, of course, that Ipswich Town beat Arsenal and became FA Cup winners for the first and only time in the club’s history, with Roger Osbourne scoring the only goal of the game.

All lined up ready to run round Christchurch Park. Picture: PAUL NIXONAll lined up ready to run round Christchurch Park. Picture: PAUL NIXON

Fans of the club were dressed in blue and white with banners and flags held high with pride, and the high street was decorated with flags and displays in support of the Blues ready for their return.

These Town fans display their banners and flags on Cup Final day. Picture: OWEN HINESThese Town fans display their banners and flags on Cup Final day. Picture: OWEN HINES

In the same month, the Army prepared a special event for children and adults alike at Christchurch Park, including equipment used in the field.

Ipswich Town fans enjoy their club's FA Cup victory. Picture: OWEN HINESIpswich Town fans enjoy their club's FA Cup victory. Picture: OWEN HINES

Christchurch Park was also the location for one of JAFFA running club’s organised events.

The careful engraving to the base of the FA Cup after Ipswich beat Arsenal. Picture: DAVID KINDREDThe careful engraving to the base of the FA Cup after Ipswich beat Arsenal. Picture: DAVID KINDRED

To share your own pictures and memories with us, or if you recognise anyone in the photographs, email our picture desk.

The town was decorated in support of the Blues ahead of their FA Cup final match. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLThe town was decorated in support of the Blues ahead of their FA Cup final match. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Decorations in the town in support of the Blues. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLDecorations in the town in support of the Blues. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

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