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Nostalgia: We’re flying into the 1970s

10:34 05 December 2012

Pupils taking part in a music festival at Hillside School, Ipswich in March 1970.

Pupils taking part in a music festival at Hillside School, Ipswich in March 1970.


We’ve hit the 1970s in the latest instalment of our chronological look through the Star picture archives.


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

Meanwhile, Star reader Doug Winney, of Heatherhayes, Ipswich, wrote in after a nostalgia picture we published last week, below, provoked some recollections.

He writes: “With reference to the photographs from 1969, I am able to throw light on the one relating to the Nicholian Youth Club Dinner in April of that year.

“It was actually an end of season dinner held by the football section of the Nicholians Youth Centre in Station Street, Ipswich, at a restaurant in the Buttermarket which, like the youth centre, no longer exists.

“The three main ladies featured were Maureen Eley, Margaret Winney and Barbara Want who were the wives of club officials. Also there were Arthur Eley (assistant secretary), Doug Winney (secretary, also know as Scribe ‘Old Nich’) and Harry Wand (first aid and spongeman), who was missing on the photograph and who may have taken the picture.

“At the end of this 1968/1969 season Nicholians continued their rise up the leagues finishing top of Section B of the IDL Division 2, dropping only one point from 22 matches and scoring 99 goals to finish 11 points ahead of their nearest rivals, Old Newton in their section and then beating Foxhall Works, winners of Section A, in the play offs and gaining promotion to Division 1.”

Thanks for your letter, Doug, and, as ever, if you have any memories you wish to share with Star readers, drop us a line at the addresses below and we’ll feature your contributions at a later date.



East Anglian Air Ambulance

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A depiction of the reality of warfare during the battle for Loos

One hundred years ago today, a major Anglo-French offensive in the Artois region of the Western Front had ground to a bloody halt.

Philip Heathcote.

The funeral of a Suffolk man gunned down in the massacre on a holiday beach in Tunisia is taking place today.

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer (left) and Mayor Glen Chisholm take part in the World Sight Day blindfold walk, organised by the Lions Club of Ipswich

Senior Ipswich figures gathered in the town centre on Saturday morning, to take part in a blindfold walk through the market.

Andy Hazell is against adding steps into a green path next to the church in Kersey.

It is among the prettiest villages in Suffolk, its iconic centre considered one of the most beautiful views in the county.

John McKno

A 70-year-old former maths teacher had denied 13 charges alleging he abused five children at Kesgrave Hall and two other schools.

Police are investigating the incident

Two men have been arrested after an affray in Bury St Edmunds.

Ipswich Crown Court.

An Ipswich woman whose sex assault allegations led to the discovery a convicted paedophile deported 11 years ago was back in the UK and working with vulnerable teenagers has broken her silence.

Police were called to a break-in at a petrol station – after a suspected burglar was heard screaming for help.

The Golden Boar in Freckenham. Cyclists called 999 after the pub owners refused them tap water.

A tap water argument between pub staff and cyclists broke out in Freckenham after the group asked for a free water bottle fill-up for four.

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