Hot Chocolate and Christchurch Park fireworks feature in today’s Throwback Thursday from November 1983

The commuity of Whitton comes together to celebrate the opening of the new sports centre

The commuity of Whitton comes together to celebrate the opening of the new sports centre - Credit: Archant

Our Throwback Thursday series continues, this week looking back to November 1983 and featuring Hot Chocolate, the opening of Whitton Sports Centre and fireworks at Christchurch Park.

The commuity of Whitton comes together to celebrate the opening of the new sports centre

The commuity of Whitton comes together to celebrate the opening of the new sports centre - Credit: Archant

The Gaumont played host to British soul band Hot Chocolate, most famous for their song You Sexy Thing, who drew in a large crowd at the town centre venue.

The Gaumont plays host to Hot Chocolate in 1983

The Gaumont plays host to Hot Chocolate in 1983 - Credit: Archant

Of course, it is the month of Guy Fawkes Night, and the annual firework display was held at Christchurch Park. A huge crowd of adults and children turned out, with the event set to draw in hundreds of spectators again this Saturday.

The Gaumont plays host to Hot Chocolate in 1983

The Gaumont plays host to Hot Chocolate in 1983 - Credit: Archant

Novemeber 1983 also saw the opening of Whitton Sports Centre. To mark the occasion, the mayor unveiled a plaque and adults and children enjoyed the games there were had at the newly opened facility.

Lowestoft Scouts performed at the firework event at Christchurch Park

Lowestoft Scouts performed at the firework event at Christchurch Park - Credit: Archant

Last but by no means least this week, The Dove Street Inn hosted a conker championship.

Lowestoft Scouts performed at the firework event at Christchurch Park

Lowestoft Scouts performed at the firework event at Christchurch Park - Credit: Archant

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Lowestoft Scouts performed at the firework event at Christchurch Park

Lowestoft Scouts performed at the firework event at Christchurch Park - Credit: Archant

The Conker Championship at The Dove Street Inn in 1983

The Conker Championship at The Dove Street Inn in 1983 - Credit: Archant

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