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Fascinating historic images from 1966 when Funtasia came to Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 13:07 21 April 2019

American football at the Funtasia  Picture: DAVID KINDRED

American football at the Funtasia Picture: DAVID KINDRED

David Kindred

It's was simply a case of all fun and games at a funday in Ipswich in 1966.

A man lets out birds for a show at the Funtasia  Picture: DAVID KINDREDA man lets out birds for a show at the Funtasia Picture: DAVID KINDRED

The Ipswich Funtasia Day played host to a variety of talented acts, demonstrations and animal shows.

A fly past at the 1966 Funtasia celebrations  Picture DAVID KINDREDA fly past at the 1966 Funtasia celebrations Picture DAVID KINDRED

One of the biggest attractions was an American football demonstration with each team portraying their sporting prowess to the crowds.

A ball game played on motor bikes to entertain the crowds of Ipswich  Picture: DAVID KINDREDA ball game played on motor bikes to entertain the crowds of Ipswich Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Motorbike football also proved popular with those attending the event with players competing with a giant football.

A young girl leading donkey rides for people at the 1966 funtasia in Ipswich  Picture: DAVID KINDREDA young girl leading donkey rides for people at the 1966 funtasia in Ipswich Picture: DAVID KINDRED

A more traditonally British attaction was a flypast by a G-ASXI aircraft while donkey rides were available for children to enable them to see the Funtasia from a different vantage point.

Judo demostration  Picture: DAVID KINDREDJudo demostration Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Budding young athletes performed in judo demonstrations while there were smiles all round for thrill-seekers young and old at the fun fair.

Parade at the Funtasia  Picture: DAVID KINDREDParade at the Funtasia Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Do you recognise any of these happy faces at the Funtasia in Ipswich 1966?

The youngsters of 1966 enjoying the funfair  Picture: DAVID KINDREDThe youngsters of 1966 enjoying the funfair Picture: DAVID KINDRED

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