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Our Throwback Thursday series continues as we look back at November 1982

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 November 2017

Some of those who turned out to enjoy horse riding lessons at Christchurch Park in 1982

Some of those who turned out to enjoy horse riding lessons at Christchurch Park in 1982

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Our Throwback Thursday series continues today, featuring sporting legends Roger Taylor and George Burley, as we cast our minds back to November 1982.

That's a big racket!That's a big racket!

Tennis Star Roger Taylor visited Ipswich in 1982 as he opened a new indoor tennis court for the Fulcher School of Tennis in Ipswich.

Environment and sport minister Neil Macfarlane visited Ipswich in this month in 1982Environment and sport minister Neil Macfarlane visited Ipswich in this month in 1982

The two-time US Open Men’s Doubles champion also played a game on the courts with a - very large - tennis racket.

Tennis star Roger Taylor at the opening of a new indoor tennis court in November 1982Tennis star Roger Taylor at the opening of a new indoor tennis court in November 1982

In the same month, environment and sport minister Neil Macfarlane visited the town.

Environment and Sport minister Neil Macfarlane with Ipswich Town manager Bobby FergusonEnvironment and Sport minister Neil Macfarlane with Ipswich Town manager Bobby Ferguson

November 1982 also saw horse riding lessons at Christchurch Park, and people of all ages took up the opportunity.

The Corn Exchange was the venue for an sports fashion show in November in 1982The Corn Exchange was the venue for an sports fashion show in November in 1982

The Corn Exchange was the venue for a sports fashion show with Ipswich Town star George Burley who signed autographs for young fans at the event.

Ipswich Town star George Burley backstage at the sports fashion show in 1982Ipswich Town star George Burley backstage at the sports fashion show in 1982

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Horse riding lessons in Christchurch Park in 1982Horse riding lessons in Christchurch Park in 1982

To share your own memories and pictures with us from November 1982, email our picture desk.

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