Gallery: Photographic memories from 1970

OUR weekly look through the archives hits the 1970s this week with a snapshot of life in the first year of that turbulent decade.

With the accent very much on youth, we have a children’s fancy dress competition and a Boys’ League football final, both in Ipswich, a children’s party at Ransomes Sims and Jefferies

in Ipswich and young radio hams talking to the world with Ipswich Sea Scouts.

Also featured are Chantry High School’s table tennis team, a pop group which was part of Felixstowe Salvation Army and a Felixstowe Air Training Corps parade.

Meanwhile, David Ashford, president of Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC, wrote in to shed some light on our football team picture last week.

He writes: “I had just become the manager of the Felixstowe Town team about the time the photograph was taken, probably by the Star photographer, John Kerr.

“At that time the club competed in the Essex & Suffolk Border League, the home venue then as now, Dellwood Avenue, Felixstowe.

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“Back row from left; Jimmy Barlow, Les Bones, Johnny Hope, Geoff Brewster, John Salter, Barry Topple, Dave Button.

“Front row from left; Jack Denny, Peter Cooke, Bobby Gow, Tich Pooley and Malcolm Warburton.

“Of the team, Jimmy Barlow moved away from the area, Les Bones is still local as are Geoff Brewster, John Salter, Barry Topple and I think Dave Button,

“Jack Denny whom I played with at Harwich & Parkeston, moved to the south coast years ago, Peter Cooke lives about 150 yards from the ground, Tich Pooley and Malcolm Warburton remain

local to the area.

“Unfortunately Bobby Gow died a few years ago and I attended his funeral in Old Felixstowe Church.”

- Do you remember these events from the Evening Star picture archives?

Write with your memories to: Sharon Clark, Photographic Memories, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook

Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail her at