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Days Gone By - Memories of dog shows in Suffolk over the decades

PUBLISHED: 14:30 04 May 2020 | UPDATED: 10:58 05 May 2020

From The Archives East

Sheltering from the rain at Bromeswell Dog Show held in Woodbridge August  1986

From The Archives East Sheltering from the rain at Bromeswell Dog Show held in Woodbridge August 1986

Suffolk is known as one of the most dog-friendly counties in the UK, and today we are taking a look back at our four-legged friends through the years.

From The Archivest West

West Suffolk Dog Show at Walsham le Willows  August  1979From The Archivest West West Suffolk Dog Show at Walsham le Willows August 1979

Many villages and towns across the area hold regular dog shows, either as separate events or as part of fetes and festivals.

From The Archives East

Dog Show on Hollesley Recreation Ground September  1975From The Archives East Dog Show on Hollesley Recreation Ground September 1975

Do you recognise any of the owners or pets in our latest nostalgic selection of photos, and do you have memories of events at venues including Walsham le Willows, Bromeswell, Martlesham, Hollesley and Leiston?

From The Archives East

Exemption Dog Show at Leiston April 1979From The Archives East Exemption Dog Show at Leiston April 1979

In some of these photos from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the canine stars of the show are busy being pampered and groomed.

Competitors in the Dog Show at Hadleigh Show in May 1966Competitors in the Dog Show at Hadleigh Show in May 1966

However, it’s the human fashions and hairstyles which have changed over the decades!

Fun and games at Martlesham village fete and dog show in June 1983  Picture: JOHN KERRFun and games at Martlesham village fete and dog show in June 1983 Picture: JOHN KERR

If these photos bring back memories, email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk.

Fun and games at Martlesham village fete and dog show in June 1983  Picture: JOHN KERRFun and games at Martlesham village fete and dog show in June 1983 Picture: JOHN KERR

To order copies of photos, visit www.eadt.co.uk/myphotos24, or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449

Four dogs were getting pampered before the dog show  Picture: IVAN SMITHFour dogs were getting pampered before the dog show Picture: IVAN SMITH

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