Days Gone By: It was all hands on deck for Felixstowe Round Table’s raft races in 1988

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988 - Credit: Archant

Felixstowe Round Table’s annual fundraising raft races were a spectacle for the hundreds of people who attended - and this event from 1988 was certainly no different.

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988 - Credit: Archant

These pictures taken from our archives show just how popular the event was, with hundreds of people lining the shore to watch as countless more took to the sea aboard their homemade rafts.

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988 - Credit: Archant

The races raised money for a number of the good causes supported by the Felixstowe Round Table, with vessels of all shapes and sizes taking to the water.

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988 - Credit: Archant

The Round Table groups are non-political associations open to men between the ages of 18 and 45, which support and raise money for good causes and charities.

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988 - Credit: Archant

The first group was founded in Norwich in 1927 by Louis Marchesi, and the Felixstowe Round Table started in November 1970.

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988 - Credit: Archant


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Did you take part in the Felixstowe Round Table’s raft races in Felixstowe in 1988?

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988 - Credit: Archant

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One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988 - Credit: Archant

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988 - Credit: Archant

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988

One of the many rafts used on the day in 1988 - Credit: Archant

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