Flashback: Drumming up memories of the past

From The Archives West
Pipes and Drums at Thornham Magna Family mini marathon Septmber 1986

From The Archives West Pipes and Drums at Thornham Magna Family mini marathon Septmber 1986 Neg 114057 EADT 8.4.13

Re: Horringer concert party (April 22)

Reference the photograph in the EADT last Monday “366 Special”. This show encompassed the four seasons, hence I was dressed as Mummy Christmas. The men at the back were snowmen.

The front row was (from left): Shirley Gribble, Gill Drury, Jan Marshall, Jill O’Kelly. Others in the picture are: Wendy Sumerill, Chris Wilson, Paul Gribble, Julie Weston, Laureen Holliman, Carolyn Holliman, Dena Sparks, Paul Gribble, Francis Milne, Eric Lucas.

The children were: Mary Peck, Jenny Brown, Victoria Peck, Sarah Gribble. Sarah Drury, Lisa Wilson, Jenny Wilson, ? Wilson, Lisa Boreham, ? Boreham, Alex Austin.

Happy days!

Jill O’Kelly,

E-mail.

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Re: Aircraft built in garage in Ufford (Flashback, April 20)

I well remember Mick Cutmore building his aircraft as we lived next door but one in School Lane, Ufford.

He would spend a lot of time in his garage, especially at weekends. I think it must have taken him quite a few years to get it airborne.

I remember Mick moved away from Ufford after about six or seven years and I do not know what happened to his aircraft after that.

Mick is the second person on the left and, apart from Stan Ward who is third from the right in the first row, I do not know the names of the other people.

Pearl Earrey,

Wickham Market.

The chap with glasses and moustache standing in the centre of the group behind the aircraft is Stan Ward, who died in 2009.

Ex-RAF, he was a stalwart of the general aviation community in and around Ipswich until the council closed the airfield.

He taught and examined many dozens of pilots in the decades until the late 80s when grounded by ill health and not much happened in the local aviation world that he was not involved with.

He was my examiner for my first flying test in 1981.

Alan Twite,

East Barton.

I have been wracking my brain to try and remember more of the participants in this home build but can honestly only remember two.

Stanley Ward is standing on the right, as we look at the photo, of the fuselage supporting moustache and glasses. Stan was a great supporter of aviation and taught most of the aviators of that time.

Standing behind Stan and to his right was my late husband, Robert Hammond. Bob was a C.A.A, F.A.A and P.F.A. licenced engineer and ran his own aviation business from Parham Airfield until his sad death in 1997. He would have overseen the building of the light aircraft in the picture.

I would love to know who the other men are in the photo so I hope you receive lots of replies.

Liz Hammond,

E-mail.

Re: Needham Market Middle School (EADT, April 22)

I can’t help with any of the children’s names in the photo of Needham Market Middle School pupils in the paper (EADT, April 22).

However, just look at the number of cycles in the bike shed. It would be interesting to find out how many children at this school today cycle to school.

It looks as though the ‘Chopper’ bike was still in great demand.

Brian Scott,

Stowmarket.

Re: Opening of Tourist Information Centre (Flashback April 19)

The picture shows part of my steam launch Firebird which went on display outside the Town Hall in Sudbury on April 6, 1993. The event was to publicise the opening of the Tourist Information Centre that had re-located there.

This was also an opportunity to promote the River Stour Trust as well as the Sudbury ‘Talbot tour’ which included visits to local historic venues.

Transport was provided by a vintage coach and the steam launch, which also then undertook occasional public trips from the Granary.

Centre of the picture are myself with John Sayers and then, seated in the boat are Elizabeth Wiles and Sylvia Byham who lent their support.

I regret I cannot recall the names of the very happy ladies from the TIC.

Robert Baker,

Great Cornard

From left to right: Karina Coghlin, Anne Funnell, Shirley Cates, Robert Baker, John Sayers, Elizabeth Wiles, Sylvia Byham and Barbara Stewart and they are sitting in the steam launch Firebird, owned by Robert Baker.

Not sure if it was to advertise the boat and TIC for the summer season or possibly the Talbot Trail.

Shirley Smith,

Customer service advisor,

Sudbury Town Council,

Sudbury.

Re: Opening of the bottle bank in Sudbury (Magic Memories, April 15)

It is a picture of John Colman, who was mayor at the time.

S G Wise.

Clare.

Re: East Anglia in Bloom Awards in Bury in September 1991 (EADT, April 22).

The photograph taken in September 1991 at the East Anglia in Bloom Awards in Bury is immediately recognisable to me now due to the unique and distinctive mayoral chain of Felixstowe Town Council.

The gentleman in the mayoral chain is the then Town Mayor of Felixstowe, Councillor Richard Holland. Standing next to him in the centre of the photograph is Rosemary Brown, a long serving former employee of Felixstowe Town Council, who for many years worked at Felixstowe Town Hall and supported the Town Council’s Felixstowe In Flower scheme (which still continues today).

Standing next to her is Peter Rodwell, another long serving former employee of the Town Council, and standing next to him is the then Mayoress, Mrs Jenny Holland.

I presume the lady to the left of the photograph may be one of the Anglia in Bloom judges.

What a marvellous photograph. Thank you.

Mrs Caroline Barrett,

Town clerk

Felixstowe Town Council.

The photograph taken in September 1991 at the East Anglia in Bloom Awards in Bury is immediately recognisable to me now due to the unique and distinctive mayoral chain of Felixstowe Town Council.

The gentleman in the mayoral chain is the then Town Mayor of Felixstowe, Councillor Richard Holland. Standing next to him in the centre of the photograph is Rosemary Brown, a long serving former employee of Felixstowe Town Council, who for many years worked at Felixstowe Town Hall and supported the Town Council’s Felixstowe In Flower scheme (which still continues today).

Standing next to her is Peter Rodwell, another long serving former employee of the Town Council, and standing next to him is the then Mayoress, Mrs Jenny Holland.

I presume the lady to the left of the photograph may be one of the Anglia in Bloom judges.

What a marvellous photograph. Thank you.

Mrs Caroline Barrett,

Town clerk

Felixstowe Town Council.

Re: Wetherden Easter races, April 1981 (Flashback, April 16)

Uunfortunately, I was away when the above newspaper was delivered but have now caught up with back dated editions and note that the Flashback (April 16) of the Wetherden Easter races in April 1981 shows my daughter Claire Taylor (aged eight years) second left and my son Nicholas Taylor (Nik) (aged 5½ years) on the second from the right.

They were part of an egg-throwing competition organised by The Wetherden Maypole public house which was being run by Neil and Jill Sands and where I worked for some time but, unfortunately, I have no idea who the two outside competitors were.

I have a private copy of this photograph but it’s good to catch up and once again see the children enjoying themselves.

Jackie Taylor.

E-mail.

Re: Pipes and Drums (Magic Memories April 8)

I have the names for the bagpipes and drums in the magic memories section for April 8.

From left to right: Fred, Lyn Lanchester (now Lyn Arnold), Marie Ruth (now Marie Rose) and Sylvia Avery.

Meghan Arnold,

Wyverstone.

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