Water sports in action at Ipswich docks in 1989

Water sports took centre stage in Ipswich in 1989

Water sports took centre stage in Ipswich in 1989 - Credit: Archant

Water sports took centre stage at Ipswich docks for a day in 1989 as the town hosted Oyster World’s Water Scene event.

Kayaking in front of the former Malt Kiln at Isaac Lord's in 1989

Kayaking in front of the former Malt Kiln at Isaac Lord's in 1989 - Credit: Archant

A wide range of activities were on offer for participants of all ages, from kayaking and windsurfing to boat sailing and jet skiing.

The Water Scene event was held by Oyster World

The Water Scene event was held by Oyster World - Credit: Archant

These pictures taken on the day show the changing face of the town’s waterfront area, at a time when The Malt Kiln was the only part of Isaac Lord’s to be open as a bar to the public, and before The Marlborough Hotel, which later became The Salthouse Harbour Hotel, had moved into the John Good warehouse.

Windsurfing was one of the many events on offer

Windsurfing was one of the many events on offer - Credit: Archant

The waterfront is now a popular place to hold public events such as this, with the annual maritime festival among the festivities in the town’s calendar for the area.

A smiling group of youngsters wave to the camera. Were you one of them?

A smiling group of youngsters wave to the camera. Were you one of them? - Credit: Archant

Did you take part in the Water Scene event in 1989?

Sailing in the docks in 1989

Sailing in the docks in 1989 - Credit: Archant

If you can see yourself or someone you know in these pictures, email our picture desk.

This group look as though they are enjoying the day

This group look as though they are enjoying the day - Credit: Archant

A group gets set to sail

A group gets set to sail - Credit: Archant

Can you spot yourself among this group of happy faces?

Can you spot yourself among this group of happy faces? - Credit: Archant

Jet skis in action at the Water Scene event

Jet skis in action at the Water Scene event - Credit: Archant


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