Days Gone By: Throwback Thursday returns with memories from 1983

Thurleston High School pupils enjoying a day out of uniform. Picture: ARCHANT

Thurleston High School pupils enjoying a day out of uniform. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: ARCHANT

It’s a school affair in this week’s Throwback Thursday series, with Thurleston High and St Pancras Primary among the line-up.

Thurleston High School pupils enjoying a day out of uniform. Picture: ARCHANT

Thurleston High School pupils enjoying a day out of uniform. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: ARCHANT

March 1983 is the focus of this week’s Throwback Thursday, which today kicks off with pictures from Thurleston High School making the most of their “civvies day”.

British shot put athlete Geoff Capes leading classes on the sport at Northgate Sports Centre. Pictur

British shot put athlete Geoff Capes leading classes on the sport at Northgate Sports Centre. Picture: JERRY TURNER - Credit: JERRY TURNER / ARCHANT

British former athlete and strongman Geoff Capes paid the Northgate Sports Centre a visit, leading classes and practical sessions and teaching children the correct techniques for throwing a shot put.

U2 performing at the Gaumont. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

U2 performing at the Gaumont. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL / ARCHANT

A number of activities for the Easter period were also on offer.

Pupils St Pancras School celebrates its 25th year. Picture: IVAN SMITH

Pupils St Pancras School celebrates its 25th year. Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH / ARCHANT

Following on from the release of War the month before, U2 took to the stage at the Gaumont. The album contained hits including ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ and ‘New Year’s Day’ and became their first UK number one album.

Easter activities at Northgate Sports Centre. Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Easter activities at Northgate Sports Centre. Picture: DAVID KINDRED - Credit: DAVID KINDRED / ARCHANT


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Pupils at St Pancras Catholic Primary also celebrated the school’s 25th birthday.

Easter activities at Northgate Sports Centre. Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Easter activities at Northgate Sports Centre. Picture: DAVID KINDRED - Credit: DAVID KINDRED / ARCHANT

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