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Do you remember bouncing high on trampolines as a child on Ipswich Cornhill in 1987?

PUBLISHED: 13:13 29 June 2017

Flipping in front of the Cornhill

Flipping in front of the Cornhill

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It's not everyday you see children bouncing high in front of the town hall, but that's exactly what happened in 1987.

Performing spectacular tricks to onlookers on the CornhillPerforming spectacular tricks to onlookers on the Cornhill

The Cornhill has played host to many different events over the years with groups taking advantage of the open space to put on performances such as open air theatres and parades.

Performing a straddle jump on the trampolines at the CornhillPerforming a straddle jump on the trampolines at the Cornhill

In this case, large trampolines were moved onto the Cornhill for a showcase for the residents of Ipswich.

Large crowds gathered to watchLarge crowds gathered to watch

Ipswich has a number of trampolining clubs training those with an interest in the sport, teaching beginners the basics from tuck and straddle jumps to the more intricate flips and somersaults.

Performing a perfect seat or pike dropPerforming a perfect seat or pike drop

Dave Kindred, who was one of our staff photographers at the time, captured the affair, with the angle of some of his pictures making it look as though the performers were jumping higher than the town hall!

Participants reached great heightsParticipants reached great heights

To share your memories of events held on Ipswich Cornhill, email our picture desk.

Performing tricks on the trampolines, with Grimwades in the backgroundPerforming tricks on the trampolines, with Grimwades in the background

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