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Days Gone By: The Hadleigh Expo event in 1981 was a showcase for the town and surrounding villages

PUBLISHED: 15:12 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:12 06 December 2017

Children playing with toys at the Hadleigh Expo in 1981. Picture: ARCHANT

Children playing with toys at the Hadleigh Expo in 1981. Picture: ARCHANT

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It was an opportunity for the community to come together and find out more about its businesses and organisations.

Smiles and bears at the Hadleigh Expo in 1981. Picture: ARCHANTSmiles and bears at the Hadleigh Expo in 1981. Picture: ARCHANT

The Hadleigh Expo event in 1981 was a showcase for the town and surrounding villages, highlighting the talents and skills of companies large and small and the many innovative ideas boosting the area’s economy.

Hadleigh has always had a strong industrial base and the exhibition featured a wide range of stands from a variety of businesses, including shops and the local media, showing products, plans and information about the firms.

Those featuring toys proved especially popular with the event’s youngest visitors and their parents.

Big easter egg at the Hadleigh Expo in 1981. Picture: ARCHANTBig easter egg at the Hadleigh Expo in 1981. Picture: ARCHANT

Can you spot yourself or anyone you know in the pictures featured here?

Do you remember or have memories of the Hadleigh Expo back in ’81? If so send us an email.

Hadleigh Expo in 1981. Picture: ARCHANTHadleigh Expo in 1981. Picture: ARCHANT

Speeches being made at the Hadleigh Expo in 1981. Picture: ARCHANTSpeeches being made at the Hadleigh Expo in 1981. Picture: ARCHANT

Can you spot someone you know in this picture captured at the Hadleigh Expo in 1981 Picture: ARCHANTCan you spot someone you know in this picture captured at the Hadleigh Expo in 1981 Picture: ARCHANT

Computers at the Hadleigh Expo in 1981. Picture: ARCHANTComputers at the Hadleigh Expo in 1981. Picture: ARCHANT

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