Your memories of Young Farmers events around Suffolk
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Were you a Young Farmer? Readers have been sending in their memories of activities with the popular youth organisation over the years.
In our previous Days Gone By article, Caroline Thomson (nee Martin) spotted herself in the photo of the Stowmarket ladies' tug-of-war team from 1987. She said: "It brought back lots of happy memories of fun times.
"We did all sorts of things, from going to Blackpool and the Isle of Man on AGMs to public speaking, drama and tug-of-war competitions and helping at the Suffolk Show, not to mention the great friends I made there, some of whom I recognise from your photos!
"I went along to my first Stowmarket YFC meeting in 1986. Although a bit nervous of walking in on my own the first time, I need not have been as they were so friendly that I soon felt very much at home there.
"During my time with Stowmarket YFC I served on the social committee and as club secretary and remember many interesting talks that we had, from a bomb disposal expert to the local butcher getting us all to make hand-made sausages!
"It is so good to know that even in these difficult times the YFC will always be there to unite young people who have a love of the countryside."
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Reader Tarkey Barker also got in touch and said: "The YFC is a fantastic organisation for young people. I was chair of the Ipswich club in the late 60s and had a wonderful time. As you say, you didn't have to be involved in farming at all."
Do you want to share your memories of YFC? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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