TRAWLING through the archives, we have uncovered some images showing Essex in days gone by.

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Do any of the images in our gallery, top right, spark any memories?

Did you take part in the protest march with fireman through Clacton in March 1977?

A year later, in March 1978 a husband and wife from Elmstead Market raised thousands of pounds for L.V.A.National Homes. Do you recognise the couple?

Were you one of the stars of the Great Bromley pantomine, Aladdin, in January 1973? Is that you in the embrace?

We have a photograph of the Three Parishes Carnival Queen and her Princesses at Mistley in March 1978. Do you recognise them?

Or were you one of youngsters from Alresford who painted dustbins in March 1978. Can you put names to the other faces?

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