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Throwback Thursday: Memories from December 1988

PUBLISHED: 07:00 28 December 2017

Father Christmas ready to leave the Cornhill for the annual Rudolph Run

Father Christmas ready to leave the Cornhill for the annual Rudolph Run

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The presents have been opened and the last of the turkey eaten, but these pictures from December 1988 will hopefully help the festive spirit to continue.

Working on Christmas Day at Ipswich Hospital in 1988Working on Christmas Day at Ipswich Hospital in 1988

Today’s gallery features some of the many doctors and nurses who worked at Ipswich Hospital on Christmas Day, as well as those who worked in the control rooms to answer emergency service calls.

The Mayor of Ipswich William A Quinton with Father Christmas and others ahead of the 1988 Rudolph RunThe Mayor of Ipswich William A Quinton with Father Christmas and others ahead of the 1988 Rudolph Run

In the same month, the Mayor of Ipswich William A Quinton visited the town hall to send off Father Christmas, Rudolph and members of the Ipswich Roundtable in their annual tour across the town. The event has now been running for more than 40 years.

Control room staff monitoring the calls on Christmas Day in 1988Control room staff monitoring the calls on Christmas Day in 1988

We also visited the Ipswich sorting office to capture pictures of the workers during their busiest time of year.

Staff at the Ipswich sorting officeStaff at the Ipswich sorting office

To share your own memories and pictures with us from December 1988, or if you recognise yourself or someone you know, email our picture desk.

A driver has been arrested after his lorry crashed into the central reservation on the A14 at Ipswich.

Just as many of us are starting to prepare for Christmas, our Anglo Saxon ancestors would have also been getting ready for a major seasonal celebration.

More than 200 protestors took to the streets to take a stand against male violence towards women.

Two knife wielding robbers threatened staff at an Ipswich convenience shop before fleeing on foot with cash and cigarettes.

A major north Suffolk bridge has reopened after a fire had closed it to traffic.

A driver who was stopped in Ipswich for allegedly using a mobile phone behind the wheel has been arrested after reportedly giving a positive drugs test.

More than 3,000 pints have been pulled for visitors to a Suffolk beer festival – which looks set to top its record attendance.

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