Nostalgia: When the Gaumont was the place for punk and new wave
PUBLISHED: 14:27 13 February 2020
Punk band the Stranglers played to a packed Gaumont in Ipswich back in 1982.
The venue in St Helen's Street hosted many top names in new wave and punk in the late 70s and early 80s - including Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Elvis Costello, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Gary Numan, the Boomtown Rats, The Clash, Damned, Stiff Little Fingers and Echo and the Bunnymen.
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Also taking place in Ipswich in 1982 in today's Throwback Thursday, the owners of the Arboretum pub raised a glass as they prepared for the official opening of the revamped pub, serving a range of Tolly Cobbold beers and snacks.
Children from around Suffolk represented their county by playing basketball for the Suffolk Under 14s as against other county teams, a large cycling event took place and the Evening Star held the annual Pancake Race along Carr Street.
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