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Our Throwback Thursday series continues as we look back at November 1982

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 November 2017

Some of those who turned out to enjoy horse riding lessons at Christchurch Park in 1982

Some of those who turned out to enjoy horse riding lessons at Christchurch Park in 1982

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Our Throwback Thursday series continues today, featuring sporting legends Roger Taylor and George Burley, as we cast our minds back to November 1982.

That's a big racket!That's a big racket!

Tennis Star Roger Taylor visited Ipswich in 1982 as he opened a new indoor tennis court for the Fulcher School of Tennis in Ipswich.

Environment and sport minister Neil Macfarlane visited Ipswich in this month in 1982Environment and sport minister Neil Macfarlane visited Ipswich in this month in 1982

The two-time US Open Men’s Doubles champion also played a game on the courts with a - very large - tennis racket.

Tennis star Roger Taylor at the opening of a new indoor tennis court in November 1982Tennis star Roger Taylor at the opening of a new indoor tennis court in November 1982

In the same month, environment and sport minister Neil Macfarlane visited the town.

Environment and Sport minister Neil Macfarlane with Ipswich Town manager Bobby FergusonEnvironment and Sport minister Neil Macfarlane with Ipswich Town manager Bobby Ferguson

November 1982 also saw horse riding lessons at Christchurch Park, and people of all ages took up the opportunity.

The Corn Exchange was the venue for an sports fashion show in November in 1982The Corn Exchange was the venue for an sports fashion show in November in 1982

The Corn Exchange was the venue for a sports fashion show with Ipswich Town star George Burley who signed autographs for young fans at the event.

Ipswich Town star George Burley backstage at the sports fashion show in 1982Ipswich Town star George Burley backstage at the sports fashion show in 1982

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Horse riding lessons in Christchurch Park in 1982Horse riding lessons in Christchurch Park in 1982

To share your own memories and pictures with us from November 1982, email our picture desk.

Work to complete the final section of the Cornhill revamp in Ipswich has started with the arrival of the first part of the “Four Gateways” artwork which is going up outside Debenhams.

Fares on Ipswich Buses are going up again at the end of November – for the second time in nine months.

Free tickets to go and watch the mighty Tractor Boys play at Portman Road are being given to nearby schools.

A nursery in Felixstowe has been put into special measures after it received its second “inadequate” Ofsted inspection this year.

An Ipswich man suffered cuts and bruises and two broken teeth after being attacked by a neighbour, it has been alleged.

An Ipswich man who allowed his home to be used by county line drug dealers has been given three months by a judge to prove he can change his ways.

A young musician is urging other teenagers to learn to respect one another after she suffered at the hands of bullies.

As politicians in the House of Commons debate the latest draft agreement that has been thrashed out negotiators, business leaders in Suffolk and Essex have shared their thoughts on whether they support Mrs May’s proposals or not.

Ipswich Town supporters were among the best behaved fans in the Championship last season, according to a league table of bans for violence and disorder.

The Southwold brewery Adnams is seeking damages as the main claimant in a group action lawsuit which was filed this week.

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