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Hot Chocolate and Christchurch Park fireworks feature in today’s Throwback Thursday from November 1983

PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 November 2017

The commuity of Whitton comes together to celebrate the opening of the new sports centre

The commuity of Whitton comes together to celebrate the opening of the new sports centre

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Our Throwback Thursday series continues, this week looking back to November 1983 and featuring Hot Chocolate, the opening of Whitton Sports Centre and fireworks at Christchurch Park.

The Mayor of Ipswich unviels the plaque at the Whitton Sports Centre openingThe Mayor of Ipswich unviels the plaque at the Whitton Sports Centre opening

The Gaumont played host to British soul band Hot Chocolate, most famous for their song You Sexy Thing, who drew in a large crowd at the town centre venue.

The Gaumont plays host to Hot Chocolate in 1983The Gaumont plays host to Hot Chocolate in 1983

Of course, it is the month of Guy Fawkes Night, and the annual firework display was held at Christchurch Park. A huge crowd of adults and children turned out, with the event set to draw in hundreds of spectators again this Saturday.

Hot Chocolate at The Gaumont in November 1983Hot Chocolate at The Gaumont in November 1983

Novemeber 1983 also saw the opening of Whitton Sports Centre. To mark the occasion, the mayor unveiled a plaque and adults and children enjoyed the games there were had at the newly opened facility.

Lowestoft Scouts performed at the firework event at Christchurch ParkLowestoft Scouts performed at the firework event at Christchurch Park

Last but by no means least this week, The Dove Street Inn hosted a conker championship.

People dressed up at the celebrations on Christchurch Park in 1983People dressed up at the celebrations on Christchurch Park in 1983

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