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Did you take part in the dog show at Whitton Sports Centre in 1984?

PUBLISHED: 07:00 06 September 2017

Competitors inside Whitton Sports Centre for the dog show in 1984

Competitors inside Whitton Sports Centre for the dog show in 1984

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In 1984, dozens of people and their canine companions enjoyed taking part in a dog show held at Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich.

Some of the larger hounds that took part on the day Some of the larger hounds that took part on the day

At the sports centre, on Whitton Church Lane, a series of different events, activities and competitions were held for both the dogs and their owners to take part in, with everyone hoping to be crowned best in class and go home with a prize.

It was a chance for the residents of Ipswich to show off their well-groomed pooches It was a chance for the residents of Ipswich to show off their well-groomed pooches

The event saw a number of different breeds present on the day, from the smaller daschund and Bichon Frise to greyhounds, beagles and Afghan hounds.

Dozens of dog owners took part Dozens of dog owners took part

Suffolk residents are known to get fiercely competitive at such events, with attractions like Suffolk Dog Day at Helmingham Hall and All About Dogs at Trinity Park always drawing in large crowds.

Events were held both inside the and outside at Whitton Sports Centre Events were held both inside the and outside at Whitton Sports Centre

Did you and your dog take part in the dog show at Whitton Sports Centre?

Some of the many people who attended the dog show at Whitton Sports Centre in 1984 Some of the many people who attended the dog show at Whitton Sports Centre in 1984

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The sports hall was buzzing with activity The sports hall was buzzing with activity

Competitors and their dogs line up ready for one of the contests Competitors and their dogs line up ready for one of the contests

Inside Whitton Sports Centre on the day of the dog show in 1984 Inside Whitton Sports Centre on the day of the dog show in 1984

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