George Burley taking part in a sports fashion show in this week’s Throwback Thursday from 1982

Gathering round the bonfire on Belmont Road Picture: IVAN SMITH

Gathering round the bonfire on Belmont Road Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH

Our Throwback Thursday feature returns once again - and this week we look back to November 1982 and what was going on in and around Ipswich.

Busy evening on Belmont Road to see the bonfire Picture: IVAN SMITH

Busy evening on Belmont Road to see the bonfire Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH

We kick things off this week in Belmont Road, where plenty of members of the public were getting into the Guy Fawkes night spirit by having a giant bonfire.

Members of the public lined the route of the half marathon Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Members of the public lined the route of the half marathon Picture: DAVID KINDRED - Credit: DAVID KINDRED

Ipswich roads were mainly blocked off one day during the month as athletes ran a half-marathon in and around the town, with all the streets lined with onlookers cheering on the runners.

Patrons at the Hare and Hounds pub enjoying a pool marathon for charity Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Patrons at the Hare and Hounds pub enjoying a pool marathon for charity Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL

At the Hare and Hounds, there was a different kind of marathon as they hosted a pool playing marathon to raise money for charity.

People taking horse riding lessons in Christchurch Park Picture: ARCHANT

People taking horse riding lessons in Christchurch Park Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: ARCHANT

For those that are fond of horses, members of the public got a chance to learn how to ride and take lessons around Christchurch Park.

Ipswich Town star George Burley backstage of the Sports Fashion Show in 1982

Ipswich Town star George Burley backstage of the Sports Fashion Show in 1982 - Credit: Archant


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At the Corn Exchange, Ipswich Town legend George Burley was involved in a sports fashion show.

Construction on the huge bridge was completed in 1982 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Construction on the huge bridge was completed in 1982 Picture: DAVID KINDRED - Credit: DAVID KINDRED

And finally the Orwell Bridge was entering its final stages of construction.

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