Gallery: Pirates, a shark and award winning parks are some of the pictures behind the stories this week

Furry and feathered mascots prepare for the Pirate Walk in Felixstowe on Sunday, 28 July

Furry and feathered mascots prepare for the Pirate Walk in Felixstowe on Sunday, 28 July - Credit: Archant

Our weekly feature looking back at the photographic highlights of the week.

Pirates on the Prom saw more than 70 landlubbers dress as seafaring scoundrels and walk a mile along the beach in the name of charity.

Sharon Rudd of Falmouth Close, Kesgrave snared a 10lb 2oz Smooth Hound shark while fishing off Felixstowe.

Ipswich Museum has put two bank notes on show that date from nearly 200 years ago.

Fire crews tackled a deliberate 50-tonne haystack fire in Mickfield near Debenham for more than three hours.

The Bury Wacky Races, fundraising event took place in Bury St Edmunds and involved teams taking part in a series of unusual challenges ranging from a ‘nappy run’, an egg and spoon race in the Arc shopping centre, and a three-legged procession through the town.

After a string of contestants impressed the judging panel, the first finalist of Ipswich Has Got Talent was revealed as Stacii Ellis from Felixstowe.

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The Ipswich and District branch of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) donated £1,700 to six-year-old Gracie Forster-Goddard, who has cerebral palsy.

A team of more than 30 runners from the Stowmarket Striders club raced around the Olympic Park to celebrate the first anniversary of last year’s triumphant Games.

Christchurch Park and Holywells Park, two of the most popular parks in Ipswich have received another major boost after being re-awarded Green Flag awards.

The Hands on Heritage family activity day was held at Tunstall forest’s educational site as part of the Festival of British Archaeology 2013.