TO mark Colchester United's 80th anniversary, we have delved into the archives to find these vintage photographs of players and fans throughout the decades.

Colchester United was formed in 1937, its predecessor Colchester Town having folded a year earlier.

Promotions, relegations, cup giant-killings and a stadium move have followed, from the old U's ground in Layer Road to the team's new home at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Have a click through our gallery and see if you can spot any scenes or faces you recognise.

Die-hard fans can also vote for their all time best XI here to mark the club's milestone.