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See photos from Halifax School in the 1970s, 80s and 90s in Days Gone By

PUBLISHED: 18:00 19 August 2020

Margaret Thatcher opening Halifax Primary School Picture: ARCHANT

Margaret Thatcher opening Halifax Primary School Picture: ARCHANT

Are you a former pupil of Halifax Primary School in Ipswich?

Road Safety Clowns at Halifax School in May 1978

 Picture: ARCHANTRoad Safety Clowns at Halifax School in May 1978 Picture: ARCHANT

Today we are looking back at the school in Prince of Wales Drive over the years - and if you went there as a youngster in the 1970s-90s, you might spot yourself in one of our photos.

Halifax School  Pageant in July  1975 Picture: ARCHANTHalifax School Pageant in July 1975 Picture: ARCHANT

One of our photos shows the school’s official opening in 1971, carried out by then education secretary Margaret Thatcher - eight years before she became prime minister.

A medieval banquet at Halifax Primary School
 in March  1984 Picture: ARCHANTA medieval banquet at Halifax Primary School in March 1984 Picture: ARCHANT

Our gallery also features some of the wide range of events organised over the years.

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Halifax School sponsored jump in October 1980 Picture: ARCHANTA Halifax School sponsored jump in October 1980 Picture: ARCHANT

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A lesson in road safety was turned into fun by clowns accompanying children to get the message across.

Children doing group work in the classroom in 1977  Picture: ARCHANTChildren doing group work in the classroom in 1977 Picture: ARCHANT

We also have photos of a sponsored jump, a school pageant and two events with a medieval theme, a fancy dress day and a banquet.

Children of Halifax School went back in time as they wore medieval themed fancy dress for the day in 1981  Picture: PAUL NIXONChildren of Halifax School went back in time as they wore medieval themed fancy dress for the day in 1981 Picture: PAUL NIXON

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What are your memories of Halifax School? Email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk or write to Judy Rimmer, Newsroom, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1RS.

Halifax School book week in 1990 Picture: ARCHANTHalifax School book week in 1990 Picture: ARCHANT

To order copies of photos, visit archantsuffolk.newsprints.co.uk, or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.


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