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When the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car visited Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 August 2017

Children excited to be up close with the famous car

Children excited to be up close with the famous car

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Massive crowds in Ipswich gathered to see the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car at Co-Op and Penshurst Road.

The crowds on the Broke Hall estateThe crowds on the Broke Hall estate

Crowds filled the streets in the Penshurst Road area, close to the Co-op, with everyone wanting to get a glimpse of the famous car following the release of the 1968 British musical adventure fantasy film, which starred Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries and many others.

A huge crowd gathered to see Chitty Chitty Bang BangA huge crowd gathered to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Six cars were created for the film, including a fully functional car with registration GEN 11.

The famous car visited Ipswich in 1969, soon after the release of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang filmThe famous car visited Ipswich in 1969, soon after the release of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang film

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will bring fond childhood memories for many, thanks to many songs and characters in the film including Caractacus Potts and Truly Scrumptious.

Children were put onto the shoulders of adults, all desperate to get a glimpse of the carChildren were put onto the shoulders of adults, all desperate to get a glimpse of the car

The film has also been transformed into a hit stage musical.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang among the crowd in Penshurst RoadChitty Chitty Bang Bang among the crowd in Penshurst Road

Do you remember when Chitty Chitty Bang Bang visited Ipswich? To share your memories and pictures with us by emailing suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk

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