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Ipswich rally shows the role of a firefighter in 1981 event

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 December 2017

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981

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Were you among the crowd when Ipswich firefighters held a rally in the town in 1981?

The 1981 Felixstowe Carnival Queen was among those who attended the eventThe 1981 Felixstowe Carnival Queen was among those who attended the event

Over 36 years ago, in 1981, a firefighters rally drew in crowds of people to the town.

It was a chance for the public to get close to the vehicles and equipment used by fire crewsIt was a chance for the public to get close to the vehicles and equipment used by fire crews

These pictures captured on the day show people of all ages enjoying the many events that were put on by the firefighters.

Crews demonstrate how they work at the scene of a crashCrews demonstrate how they work at the scene of a crash

It was a chance for the public to learn more about the role of a firefighter, whilst also providing some family entertainment.

A crowd of spectators watches one of the many demonstrationsA crowd of spectators watches one of the many demonstrations

Events on the day included a live action crash scene as crews demonstrated what they do when they attend a road traffic accident, while the Ipswich transport museum displayed some classic fire engines. There was also a wild west-themed demonstration.

A number of vintage vehicles were on displayA number of vintage vehicles were on display

The 1981 Felixstowe Carnival Queen was among those who attended the event, as did Pleasurewood Hills mascot Woody.

The rally provided the chance for the public to learn more about the work of crews, which extends beyond fire fightingThe rally provided the chance for the public to learn more about the work of crews, which extends beyond fire fighting

Can you spot yourself in this gallery or were you one of the firefighters who took part? To share your own pictures and memories with us, email suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk

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