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Throwback Thursday - Broomhill Pool was popular place for a dip on a sunny afternoon

PUBLISHED: 06:30 02 August 2018

Broomhill Pool looking busy on a hot day  Picture: ARCHANT

Broomhill Pool looking busy on a hot day Picture: ARCHANT

It is time for another instalment from our #ThrowbackThursday and here we head back to August 1980 when the summer sun was beaming down on Suffolk’s county town.

People playing around in the water at Broomhill Pool  Picture: ARCHANTPeople playing around in the water at Broomhill Pool Picture: ARCHANT

We kick things off at Broomhill Pool. With temperatures soaring the outdoor pool was the obvious place to cool off.

Children of Brittania Road School completing their cycle tests  Picture: DAVID KINDREDChildren of Brittania Road School completing their cycle tests Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Next we move onto Britannia Road School where children were taking their cycling proficiency tests to learn how to cycle safely around the town.

Some of those that participated in the First Floor Clubs disco dancing competition  Picture: OWEN HINESSome of those that participated in the First Floor Clubs disco dancing competition Picture: OWEN HINES

The First Floor Club was a social hub back in its heyday. Here we see competitors from the annual disco dancing pairs competition that the club hosted.

Westbourne School hosting trampolining courses  Picture:  RICHARD SNASDELLWestbourne School hosting trampolining courses Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Over to Westbourne School next where gymnasts were bouncing high in the sports hall. Our pictures show pupils learning different tricks and techniques in their trampolining sessions,

Children the inflatables at Brookhall School  Picture: IVAN SMITHChildren the inflatables at Brookhall School Picture: IVAN SMITH

And finally over to Brookhall School where the children were treated to a play day with an assortment of inflatables to clamber on.

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