Looking back to Felixstowe docks’ centenary celebrations in 1986

Some horse and carriages escorted the people in Victorian dress in 1986 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Some horse and carriages escorted the people in Victorian dress in 1986 Picture: DAVID KINDRED - Credit: David Kindred

We take a horse and carriage back to a Victorian-style celebration at Felixstowe docks in 1986 - to mark 100 years of its opening.

Some horse and carriages escorted the people in Victorian dress in 1986 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Some horse and carriages escorted the people in Victorian dress in 1986 Picture: DAVID KINDRED - Credit: David Kindred

The mayor of Felixstowe arrived at the docks, alongside others who attended the event, all dressed in Victorian clothing - with their umbrellas at the ready, given it was a rainy day in March.

Some horse and carriages escorted the people in Victorian dress in 1986 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Some horse and carriages escorted the people in Victorian dress in 1986 Picture: DAVID KINDRED - Credit: David Kindred

Some horse and carriages escorted the people in Victorian dress in 1986 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Some horse and carriages escorted the people in Victorian dress in 1986 Picture: DAVID KINDRED - Credit: David Kindred

Some horse and carriages escorted the people in Victorian dress in 1986 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Some horse and carriages escorted the people in Victorian dress in 1986 Picture: DAVID KINDRED - Credit: David Kindred

Some horse and carriages escorted the people in Victorian dress in 1986 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Some horse and carriages escorted the people in Victorian dress in 1986 Picture: DAVID KINDRED - Credit: David Kindred

Horse and carriages arrived on the docks to collect the people at the celebration and a plaque was unveiled by the mayor to commemorate the centenary.

Some horse and carriages escorted the people in Victorian dress in 1986 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Some horse and carriages escorted the people in Victorian dress in 1986 Picture: DAVID KINDRED - Credit: David Kindred

Meanwhile planks of wood were being unloaded off a boat by a group of men dressed in period clothing.

Felixstowe docks has grown significantly over the years to become one of the largest ports in the UK and Europe.