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A picture snapshot of Lark in the Park’s 16 year history at Gippeswyk Park, Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 07:00 17 May 2017

Lark in the Park 2004. 

Fred Albins and David Burton of Tomahawk Circle hold-up the train ride in the park. Picture: COLIN SHAW

Lark in the Park 2004. Fred Albins and David Burton of Tomahawk Circle hold-up the train ride in the park. Picture: COLIN SHAW

Lark in the Park is back for its 17th instalment this year and is looking to be bigger and better than ever before.

Aaliyah and Ellouise Munro enjoying Lark in The Park at Gippeswyk Park, Ipswich, in 2011. Picture: LUCY TAYLORAaliyah and Ellouise Munro enjoying Lark in The Park at Gippeswyk Park, Ipswich, in 2011. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

With a wide variety of family activities and stalls available, the event caters for every member of the family year after year.

Summer fun for Chantry residents in 2004. Picture: COLIN SHAWSummer fun for Chantry residents in 2004. Picture: COLIN SHAW

It is being held on Sunday, June 25, from 11am to 4.30pm and is free to attend.

Chantry High school pupils Emma Vale, Nicky Gibbs and Jonny Wilson soak their classmate, Kym Warner in the stocks in 2005.

 Picture: COLIN SHAWChantry High school pupils Emma Vale, Nicky Gibbs and Jonny Wilson soak their classmate, Kym Warner in the stocks in 2005. Picture: COLIN SHAW

In past events, everything from ‘It’s A Knockout’ competitions to live music performances have been available, with each year attracting well over 2,000 residents from Ipswich and further afield to Gippeswyk Park.

Connor Potter and Ashley Bustos in sumo suits at Lark in the Park in 2008. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNConnor Potter and Ashley Bustos in sumo suits at Lark in the Park in 2008. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

It is organised by the Chantry Residents Association and all the money raised is pumped straight back into future events and activities for the association.

Lark in the Park at Gippeswyk Park, Ipswich, 2015. Picture: GREGG BROWNLark in the Park at Gippeswyk Park, Ipswich, 2015. Picture: GREGG BROWN

These pictures provide just a snapshot of the event’s 16-year history, and give an insight into the types of activities you can expect to find this year.

Lark in the Park at Gippeswyk Park, Ipswich, 2015. GREGG BROWNLark in the Park at Gippeswyk Park, Ipswich, 2015. GREGG BROWN

To share your memories of past Lark in the Park events, or if you recognise anyone in the pictures, email our picture desk.

Lark in the Park fun in 2004. Picture: LUCY TAYLORLark in the Park fun in 2004. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Lark in The Park in 2011. Picture: LUCY TAYLORLark in The Park in 2011. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Lark in the Park in Gippeswyk Park in 2008. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNLark in the Park in Gippeswyk Park in 2008. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Lark in The Park in 2011. Picture: LUCY TAYLORLark in The Park in 2011. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Pat Symes of Cobwebs Donkeys at Lark in The Park in 2011. Picture: LUCY TAYLORPat Symes of Cobwebs Donkeys at Lark in The Park in 2011. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR


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