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It's one of Suffolk's most popular annual events and back in 1986 hundreds of owners of vintage and veteran vehicles took part.

And they're off! We take a drive down to Felixstowe in today's days gone by, the Eastern Counties Motor Club took on the autotests in 1973.

Today we hit the slopes and sled back to Christchurch park in January 1979 where the youngsters enjoyed a snow day.

We take a trip back to the Corn Exchange in Ipswich for East Anglia's strongest man competition in 1987.

The clothes may have been made of rubbish, but the designs were positively brilliant.

We take a look back at the fun-filled Co-op fete at Christchurch Park in Ipswich 1979.

Children were the focus of some colourful celebrations in Kesgrave back in 1979.

Thunderstorms and a cloudburst left parts of Ipswich flooded - in the middle of August in 1977.

A summer performance got under way in a dress rehearsal at the Wolsey Youth Theatre in Ipswich 1988.

Nostalgia Throwback Thursday: Ipswich in 1986

Thursday, August 22, 2019

We cycle back to 1986 for Throwback Thursday, featuring cycle speedway, the Ipswich Half-Marathon and carnival fun.

It was all fun and games at the East Anglian Daily Times family day in the summer of 1985 in Ipswich.

Back in the 1970s Foxhall Stadium was the place to be on a Thursday night - to watch the all-conquering Ipswich Witches race round the oval track.

Pack your school bag and lunch box and take a nostalgic trip back to Cliff Lane primary school in Ipswich in 1977.

Hundreds of protesters marched through Ipswich town centre to make their voice heard about low pay.

Dragon puppets feature in todays oriental performance at the Ipswich Arts Theatre in Ipswich 1974

Today we take a trip down memory lane to Downing School in 1977.

This week we challenged our iWitness members to capture their favourite beaches - and you've been sending in a host of sun, sand and sea pictures.

We take a look back at Suffolk schools athletics in June '86.

The sea cadets set sail on the T.S Orwell during an exercise in 1987.

Today our nostalgia series transports readers back to 1974 - down St Helen's Street in Ipswich, to The Waterlily pub.

This week we challenged our iWitness members to capturing what they think represents the true essence of Suffolk.

This week we challenged our iWitness members to capturing their best nature pictures, and they didn't disappoint.

We take a look back at the pub the Earl Kitchener pub in Hadleigh Road, Ipswich in the summer of 1974.

This week we challenged our iWitness members to capture something red - and you sent in a host of brilliant images.

We take a look back at a summer fete at Stoke High School in 1983.

We take a look back at a performance of South Pacific in Ipswich 1975.

We sail back to the Ipswich docks in 1979.

We take a look at some scenic photography from our iWitness members for this week's river challenge.

Crash, bang, wallop - it's stock car racing at Foxhall Stadium.

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