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Throwback Thursday: A hot rod final at Foxhall and a visit from the Antiques Roadshow

PUBLISHED: 16:54 01 July 2018

The winning driver celebrating his triumph at the hot rod world finals Picture: OWEN HINES

The winning driver celebrating his triumph at the hot rod world finals Picture: OWEN HINES

Each week we highlight a snapshot in time through our #ThrowbackThursday feature and today we are looking back to July 1985.

Can you spot yourself in the crowds at Foxhall stadium Picture: OWEN HINESCan you spot yourself in the crowds at Foxhall stadium Picture: OWEN HINES

We kick things off at a packed out Foxhall Stadium where the world hot rod finals were taking place around the oval track. The stands were packed to the rafters, as these photos show.

The set for Antiques Roadshow filming in the Corn Exchange Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLThe set for Antiques Roadshow filming in the Corn Exchange Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

We head over next to the Corn Exchange where the main hall was transformed for a visit from the Antiques Roadshow cameras.

Onlookers watch as their antiques are evaluated Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLOnlookers watch as their antiques are evaluated Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

There were plenty of antiques on show all brought in from the people of Ipswich to be inspected and evaluated by the television shows professionals. We wonder if they uncovered any valuable gems here in Ipswich?

Many enjoying the rides at Ipswich Gala Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLMany enjoying the rides at Ipswich Gala Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

With the sun out, the conditions were ideal for the Ipswich Gala and summer fete.

Firefighters putting on a demonstration for their open day Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLFirefighters putting on a demonstration for their open day Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Princes Street fire station also held an open day where they put on displays showing how they dealt with a series of emergency situations.

Teachers at Castle Hill School competing in their own 'It's a Knockout' race Picture: IVAN SMITHTeachers at Castle Hill School competing in their own 'It's a Knockout' race Picture: IVAN SMITH

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