Did you take part in college Rag Week antics around the area?

Suffolk College students' Rag week fundraising in Ipswich in 2006

Suffolk College students' Rag week fundraising in Ipswich in 2006 - Credit: Clifford Hicks/Archant

Rag Week is part of the whole college experience - and today we are looking back at some of the fun around Suffolk and Essex over the years.

Rhubarb Smashing at Writtle College Rag Week Chelmsford from October 1975

Rhubarb Smashing at Writtle Agricultural College Rag Week in Chelmsford in October 1975 - Credit: Archant

One of the most unusual student stunts had to be rhubarb smashing at Writtle Agricultural College in 1975, while a large crowd looked on.

Suffolk College students took part in a Rag Week bed push through the Ipswich town centre in February 1989

Suffolk College students took part in a Rag Week bed push through the Ipswich town centre in February 1989 - Credit: Archant

Suffolk College students took part in a Rag Week bed-push through the centre of Ipswich in 1989.

Colchester Institute students at the start of their sponsored hitch in Rag Week March 1994

Colchester Institute students at the start of their sponsored hitch in Rag Week March 1994 - Credit: Archant

And a sponsored hitch-hike was an unusual fundraising idea at Colchester Institute in 1994.

Students joining in Rag Week fun in  Colchester in February 1980

Students joining in Rag Week fun in Colchester in February 1980 - Credit: Archant

The Rag Week idea spread from universities and colleges to schools, and many high school pupils will also remember taking part.

Students from Writtle Agricultural College in Chelmsford in Rag Week in October 1993

Students from Writtle Agricultural College with their Rag Mags in October 1993 - Credit: Archant

If these photos bring back memories, email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk or write to Judy Rimmer, Newsroom, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1RS. 


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