Gallery: Tall ships, festivals and the Village of the Year competition are some of the pictures that made the headlines

Crowds fill up the Ipswich waterfront for the Ipswich Maritime Festival

Crowds fill up the Ipswich waterfront for the Ipswich Maritime Festival - Credit: Archant

Our weekly look back at the photos behind that made the headlines

A fleet of tall ships on the Orwell in the bright summer sunshine provided a magnificent spectacle on the final day of the Celebrate Ipswich festival.

Ipswich Town fans were urged to vote for Blues legend Mick Mills after he entered the race to be crowned as the best ever Football League captain.

More than 200 bikers revved their engines to cruise through 50 miles of Suffolk’s open roads to raise money for Ipswich Hospital.

The Ipswich Maritime Festival attracted a record 70,000 visitors to the Waterfront and the three-day event pulled in 10,000 more visitors than came to the event last year – when it was held over two rather than three days.


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Great Barton which is home to around 2,000 people and lies a few miles north of Bury St Edmunds, beat off stiff competition from runners-up Wickham Market and third-placed Brantham to be crowned winners to be hailed Suffolk’s Village of the Year.

Hundreds of classic cars lined the prom in Felixstowe drawing the crowds to enjoy the spectacle in the sunshine.

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The cast of Enchanted Entertainment’s Regent panto Peter Pan payed a visit to Ipswich Waterfront.

The Suffolk-based Camille’s Appeal was given a £6,000 boost after a team from Microsoft UK completed the national Three Peaks challenge.

From dance to bushcraft and rugby to forensic science, a military-themed activity scheme brought young people together to develop new skills.

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