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Nostalgia: Did you attend Stoke High School in the 1980s and 1990s?

PUBLISHED: 15:14 18 June 2020 | UPDATED: 11:03 19 June 2020

Fancy dress races at Stoke High School Fete in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT

Fancy dress races at Stoke High School Fete in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT

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When Stoke High in Ipswich first opened in the 1977-78 academic year, its badge feature a picture of a woolly mammoth – in tribute to the bones of the amazing creature excavated on its site during construction of the school.

Boys at Stoke High School, Ipswich, at a metalwork lesson. Picture: JERRY TURNERBoys at Stoke High School, Ipswich, at a metalwork lesson. Picture: JERRY TURNER

Today the Maidenhall Mammoth is still recalled on the school logo featuring two woolly mammoth tusks going through an ‘S’ to make an ‘H’.

Stoke High School students preparing for their Reginonal Youth theatre production in 1995 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLStoke High School students preparing for their Reginonal Youth theatre production in 1995 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

The bones unearthed were believed to be 186,000 to 245,000 years old, and from the position they were found in, it is believed the mammoth died after becoming stuck in mud.

Who were these pupils who produced a school newspaper at Stoke High School, Ipswich, in November 1986? Picture:  JERRY TURNERWho were these pupils who produced a school newspaper at Stoke High School, Ipswich, in November 1986? Picture: JERRY TURNER

The school was built to serve the growing estates of Stoke and Maidenhall and to replace Tower Ramparts Secondary Modern in the town centre.

Stoke High School pupils were at the Wherstead ski slope in March 1986  Picture: TONY RAYStoke High School pupils were at the Wherstead ski slope in March 1986 Picture: TONY RAY

Photos in our gallery from the 1980s and 1990s show pupils lining up for dinners, watching a tree planting, posing with a school newspaper, doing metalwork, and also the school fete.

Did you attend this tree planting at Stoke High School, Ipswich, in November 1986? Picture: PAUL NIXONDid you attend this tree planting at Stoke High School, Ipswich, in November 1986? Picture: PAUL NIXON

What are your memories of Stoke High School? Email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk To order photos, visit www.eadt.co.uk/myphotos24, or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

Pupils at Stoke High School, Ipswich, in March 1982. Do you know anybody featured? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLPupils at Stoke High School, Ipswich, in March 1982. Do you know anybody featured? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

School dinners being served at Stoke High in 1980 Picture: ARCHANTSchool dinners being served at Stoke High in 1980 Picture: ARCHANT

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