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Nostalgia: Biking and climbing in 1998

15:18 25 September 2012

Felixstowe Police Officers climb Ben Nevis  1998

Felixstowe Police Officers climb Ben Nevis 1998


Today we are remembering the year 1998 and hope that these pictures spark some happy memories.

Among today’s photographs from the archives are pupils from St Matthew’s School celebrating Victorian Day, a sponsored bike ride in aid of Suffolk churches and a group of Felixstowe police officers preparing to climb Ben Nevis.

Perhaps it is you in the pictures or maybe you know someone?

Do you remember these events from the Ipswich Star picture archives? Send your memories via e-mail to To buy a copy of one of these photos click on the MyPhotos24 link at the top of the page.


Last week’s article was about Oak Hill, the outstanding property just off Belstead Road on Oak Hill Lane, built in 1860 on a plot of land sold by Peter Burrell of Stoke Park, recaps John Norman, of the Ipswich Society.

Arthur Ransome’s tales of boats and adventure - many of which were set in Suffolk - changed the course of children’s literature.

Plans for Sizewell C are doomed to “evaporate” in the wake of insurmountable problems that will prevent its intended forerunner at Hinkley Point ever producing electricity, one of Britain’s leading environmentalists has predicted.

A Suffolk-based charity auction which has attracted bids from all over the world and raised more than £870,000 since its inception is aiming to break the £1million mark for national and local charities this year.

Fight or flight is fascinating, writes Ellen Widdup.

The A12 is now running smoothly after severe traffic delays earlier at Feering, Essex, caused by a two-car crash.

Some stores display a polite notice next to initial merchandise asking shoppers not to rearrange the items to create rude words.

Hundreds of youngsters braved the cold October temperatures to celebrate all things autumn at the Holywells Park Apple Day.

Suffolk police officers have been called to a clown sighting in Haughley, near Stowmarket this afternoon.

Detectives have said they have not given up in their quest to find the body of alleged Suffolk double murder victim Sylvia Stuart.

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