Days Gone By: Are you pictured in our gallery from Gainsborough gala day in 1984?

Royal National Lifeboat Institution attended the Gainsborough Gala Day in 1984. Picture: PAUL NIXON

Royal National Lifeboat Institution attended the Gainsborough Gala Day in 1984. Picture: PAUL NIXON - Credit: Archant

Do you remember the rain that fell during the Gainsborough gala day on the outskirts of Ipswich in 1984?

Some of the guests at Gainsborough Gala Day in 1984. Picture: PAUL NIXON

Some of the guests at Gainsborough Gala Day in 1984. Picture: PAUL NIXON - Credit: Archant

It was a wet and dreary day when Gainsborough Sports Centre when it hosted its gala day in 1984.

Some youngsters take shelter from the rain at the Gainsborough gala day in 1984. Picture: PAUL NIXON

Some youngsters take shelter from the rain at the Gainsborough gala day in 1984. Picture: PAUL NIXON - Credit: Archant

But that didn’t matter - it was going to take more than a spot (or more) of rain to dampen the spirits. We are British, the show must go on!

Shopping stalls were among the attractions at the event. Can you name this shopper? Picture: PAUL NI

Shopping stalls were among the attractions at the event. Can you name this shopper? Picture: PAUL NIXON - Credit: Archant

One young lad left very happy after he bagged himself a EACA EG2000 Colour Genie computer on one of the stalls.

This young man looks pleased with his EG2000 Colour Genie computer at the Gainsborough gala day. Pic

This young man looks pleased with his EG2000 Colour Genie computer at the Gainsborough gala day. Picture: PAUL NIXON - Credit: Archant

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution of Suffolk also attended the event, at which a crowd of supporters proudly displayed the flag to help raise awareness of the charity.

Rain didn't stop the laughter. Picture: PAUL NIXON

Rain didn't stop the laughter. Picture: PAUL NIXON - Credit: Archant


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Did you attend the Gala Day at Gainsborough Sports Centre over 30 years ago, or can you spot yourself or someone you know in these pictures taken in 1984?

A group guards something from the elements - but do you know what it is beneath the cover? Picture:

A group guards something from the elements - but do you know what it is beneath the cover? Picture: PAUL NIXON - Credit: Archant

To reveal the names of someone in the photographs, or to share your memories of the day with us, email our picture desk.

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