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Nostalgia: Reeling in a bargain back in 1974

11:24 08 January 2013

Star Memories   Television sets bought for 1p at Avis Cook's Sale  February 1974   Neg  37728

Star Memories Television sets bought for 1p at Avis Cook's Sale February 1974 Neg 37728


AS we head into 2013, we take a look back into the archives once again.

Continuing on our journey throught the archives we come to 1974 and among the latest images we have found are some bargain hunters who picked up televisions sets for the princely sum of 1p; Whitton Playgroup’s fancy dress party, a massive 21lb pike caught in Ipswich and and haggis making at the Belstead Brook Hotel.

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It’s nearly Halloween and there is a variety of events across Suffolk this half term to keep your little monsters entertained no matter what their age.

A wedding dress catwalk, singers, cakes, flowers and a string quartet were among the bridal delights on offer at Ipswich Hotel’s Wedding Fayre today.

Stormtroopers marched the streets of Bury St Edmunds this weekend as Moyse’s Hall unveiled its acclaimed annual science fiction exhibition.

A disqualified motorist banned for a drink-drive related offence was caught driving again while nearly four-and-a-half times the limit within two hours of his conviction.

An armed police officer was called to Kesgrave as a safety precaution after a report was received of an injured dog today.

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.

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.

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

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.

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