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Days Gone By: Look back to 1986 in this week’s Throwback Thursday

PUBLISHED: 20:30 14 June 2018

Michael Caine was cast for the leading roll of the Fourth Protocol

Michael Caine was cast for the leading roll of the Fourth Protocol

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Throwback Thursday returns once again this time looking back to June 1986 and we kick things off with Michael Caine making an appearance around Ipswich Waterfront.

Two helicopters were flown in for a couple of scenes for The Fourth ProtocolTwo helicopters were flown in for a couple of scenes for The Fourth Protocol

The legendary actor was in Ipswich for the filming of ‘The Fourth Protocol’ a cold war spy movie which also featured Pierce Brosnan as a KGB officer.

Suffolk schools all joined in to participate in a athletics meet. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLSuffolk schools all joined in to participate in a athletics meet. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Next up children from schools around Suffolk got together to compete in a series of athletic competitions across track and field.

Stowmarket school children take a day out to visit Ipswich airport. Picture: JOHN KERRStowmarket school children take a day out to visit Ipswich airport. Picture: JOHN KERR

Children of Stowmarket High School were treated to a day out
at Ipswich airfield where they were able to see a variety of planes and other vehicles close up.

Parachutists drop in to Chantry High School. Picture: JOHN KERRParachutists drop in to Chantry High School. Picture: JOHN KERR

We also look back to Chantry High School where all the children were out and lined up along the field as a parachutist came in to land on a big white cross positioned on the school grounds.

Firefighters now believe a blaze above a high street shop in Ipswich was started deliberately.

Work to complete the final section of the Cornhill revamp in Ipswich has started with the arrival of the first part of the “Four Gateways” artwork which is going up outside Debenhams.

Fares on Ipswich Buses are going up again at the end of November – for the second time in nine months.

People are being warned of rail delays after police attended to an incident involving ‘disruptive passengers’ on a Greater Anglia service.

Midwives have shared a rare glimpse into the plight of babies born addicted to drugs at our hospitals.

Plans for a new brain injury rehabilitation hub and housing centre in Ipswich have been boosted thanks to some large donations towards the cost of the build.

As the country pulls together for Children in Need, one Ipswich business is raising funds by encouraging employees to bring a few cuddly friends to work.

Free tickets to go and watch the mighty Tractor Boys play at Portman Road are being given to nearby schools.

A nursery in Felixstowe has been put into special measures after it received its second “inadequate” Ofsted inspection this year.

An Ipswich man suffered cuts and bruises and two broken teeth after being attacked by a neighbour, it has been alleged.

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