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Nostalgia: Emperor on cue in 1997

12:53 18 September 2012

Star Memories

Pool Marathon held at The Emperor Pub in Ipswich  1997

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A POOL marathon held at The Emperor pub in Ipswich was photographed by the Star team back in 1997 - and we have found the photo in question.


it was discovered during our latest trawl through the archives along with images from the Suffolk College hair show and some volunteers cleaning up Felixstowe beach - do you remember any of these events?

ITFC players Adam Tanner and Tony Whybrow were at the Easter bonnet parade at Whitehouse School in 1997, sare you one of the prize winners in our photo (in the gallery, above right).

Maybe you were at Broomhill Pool for the first swimming day of the 1997 season, or oart of Willis Coroon’s Three Peaks challenge team.

Do you recognise the little girl enjoying herself at the open day at Mannings Amusements?

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.



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