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Days Gone By

This week Local history enthusiast David Kindred has collected memories of St Matthew's Street School, The Cobbold family and the floods in Princes Street.

Local history enthusiast David Kindred has shared pictures and his knowledge of the former Victorian Ragged School on Waterworks Street.

David Kindred looks at the First Floor Club, flooding in Ipswich and The Arlington Ballroom with Olga Wilmot.

Strictly Come Dancing attracts millions of viewers every Saturday evening to the BBC and the show has breathed new life into what has been a popular pastime in Ipswich for decades.

David Kindred takes a look at past building sites around Ipswich before the introduction of health and safety including St Margaret's church and Fore Street.

In the 1960s those then in their teens and 20s were the first generation for decades not conscripted into military service for two years.

Days Gone By looks at past local activities in Ipswich including the Boys Brigade band and events at the ABC cinema, St Matthews Baths Hall and more.

Most of the western outskirts of Ipswich have been built on former agricultural land in the last century, writes David Kindred.

It's that time once again to take a trip down memory highway as Throwback Thursday returns this time looking back to what was happening around Ipswich in July 1975.

Photographs of familiar locations, as they were in the past, fascinate most people, writes David Kindred.

Ipswich Waterfront looks dramatically different in these photos taken at the Sea Cadets Regatta in 1982.

It was the day a huge crowd gathered to witness the annual World Hot Rod finals at Foxhall Stadium in Ipswich.

Today's Days Gone By is very much for car and bike enthusiasts as we take a look back at the Ipswich to Felixstowe Car Rally at Christchurch Park in 1980.

Majors Corner, Ipswich, and the area nearby, featured recently in Days Gone By, and it has sparked much debate about this busy part of the town centre.

Our roads now are full of all sorts of vehicles. Most homes have a car, some have several.

It was the year of the Rumble in the Jungle, two General Elections and the three-day week - here we look back at photos from 1974.

If The Golden Hind was your local in 1973, you could be pictured in our gallery here.

It was the year 2000 and music fans were gathered for one of the top events of the summer - Ipswich Music Day.

Drama, art and maths lessons were on the timetable when our photographer visited Felixstowe's Grange Community Primary School in 1990.

Hundreds of people descended on Landseer Park in Ipswich for the Great Ipswich Play Day in 1981.

Plans were approved recently to convert the former Odeon Cinema in Ipswich to a church.

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.

Looking back to school days 40 years ago we see fashions of the time.

Children of Springfield Junior School had a fun filled day when they put on their own version of It's a Knockout in 1991 - have we pictured you in this gallery?

Throwback Thursday returns once again this time looking back to June 1986 and we kick things off with Michael Caine making an appearance around Ipswich Waterfront.

These pictures taken at The Garland Pub from 1974 will evoke fond memories for many - of friends and fashions, hairstyles and high jinks.

Can you remember when Northgate Sports Centre officially opened it's sports track?

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