Throwback Thursday: Looking back to July 1975 when the Co-op fete returned to Christchurch Park

Morris men making their way through the town Picture: IVAN SMITH

Morris men making their way through the town Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH

It’s that time once again to take a trip down memory highway as Throwback Thursday returns this time looking back to what was happening around Ipswich in July 1975.

Crowds at Christchurch Park to watch morris men perform Picture: IVAN SMITH

Crowds at Christchurch Park to watch morris men perform Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH

We kick things off this week at Christchurch Park when swarms of people gathered in front of the mansion to watch Morris Men put on a performance. Afterwards they headed into the town centre for a repeat performance.

Students showing off their chemistry skills during Northgate School's open day Picture: IVAN SMITH

Students showing off their chemistry skills during Northgate School's open day Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH

Over at Northgate High School they hosted an open day showing off all the different subjects that they cover in their curriculum.

Intense action in the battle of a tug of war at the Co-op fete Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Intense action in the battle of a tug of war at the Co-op fete Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL

Back over now to Christchurch Park for an old favourite, the Co-op fete, a time for family and friends to come together to enjoy funfair rides, win gold fish and watch shows put on by different children’s groups.

Some of the children putting on a show at the fete Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Some of the children putting on a show at the fete Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL

Students of Dale Hall School treated parents to an end of the year production of Oliver.

Children of Dale Hall School performing Oliver Picture: OWEN HINES

Children of Dale Hall School performing Oliver Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: OWEN HINES


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And finally over to Foxhall Stadium where they crowned the winners of the year’s annual World Hot Rod Championships.

The winners on their lap of honour at the World Hot Rod Championships Picture: OWEN HINES

The winners on their lap of honour at the World Hot Rod Championships Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: OWEN HINES

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