Flashback: Prize-winning photos from yesteryear

FORMER Carnival Queen Sarah Gibbons was an ambassador for the EADT back in 1990 - and a photo of her presenting an award to a top young rider has brought memories of that time flooding back.

In August of that year we took photos at Thurston Horse Show and after seeing one of the images in Flashback, Sarah Gibbons, nee Chester, wrote: “The photo is of me – Sarah Chester, presenting a young rider with her first prize at the above named show.

“I was at the time, the EADT Round Table Carnival Queen. During my year promoting the paper I attended various events.

Seeing the picture again brought back some happy memories. Thank you for publishing it!”

Cynthia Micklewright wrote in regarding the image from the Earl Stonham WI Lunch at the Lavenham Swan, see the gallery above right.

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She said: “The two members at the front of the photo, Mrs Pam Young & Mrs Jane Jones had entered and won a competition run by the National Federation of the Women’s Institutes for a wildlife collage.

“The prize was a Peter Scott print signed by him and a meal at the Lavenham Swan for 12 members (there was a ballot of names). Members of the Suffolk East Federation also attended.

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“In the photo from left to right: Pam Kitchener (Federation Treasurer), Irene Mellor (WI President, Carol Rice, Doreen Revell, Jean Williams (VCO), Shirley Wood, the next lady we cannot name, Meena Pinckard, Joan Dean (Federation Chairman), Ann Perkins, Frankie Wicks, Joan Rice & Felicity Nunn. As mentioned above Pam Young and Jane Jones are in the foreground.

“The print is framed and today hangs in the home of each succeeding President who also cares for the original entry. We, the members of Earl Stonham WI, are all very proud to have won a national competition.”

Meanwhile, Peter Muxlow wrote to say: “With reference to the photo from St Mary’s Church, Grundisburgh Bellringers 1971, and further to my earlier reply, due to the good offices of a member of The Ladies Guild of Change Ringers, I can now name the ladies shown in that photograph.

“They are: Winnie Lockwood, Joan Muxlow (my Mother), Sylvia Pipe (who conducted the peal), Muriel Page, Pat Bailey, Dorothy Feaver, Katherine Thorley and Ruth Last (who took the original photograph).

“I had correctly guessed that the ladies had rung a peal at St. Mary the Virgin, Grundisburgh, the date being April 3, 1971, it being the first peal of Major (i.e. ringing eight bells) rung by the Eastern Region of the Guild. At the time my Mother was Vice President of the Eastern Region, so I would guess she had something to do with organising this peal.”

Writing about a photo from Ickworth Park taken in July 200 and showing children enjoying a pirate adventure, Alex Beetham, of Ousden, Newmarket, wrote: “We were delighted to see the photo published in the Flashback column which is of (from right to left) Rory Beetham (then aged four) and his brother Guy (then aged two) and their mother, Ailbhe. They now have a brother Angus, born exactly a year after this photo was taken, in July 2001.

“All three boys now attend Kings School, Ely. Guy (now 14) is a keen rower and Rory (now 16) has just received his GCSE results, 5 A*s, 4 A grades and 1 B grade so he’s well qualified for a career as a pirate, though is now considering becoming an army doctor instead.

“Thank you for publishing the photo again. It amused us both times it appeared.”

A photo from Nayland Fair sparked this letter from Joyce Fullbrook, of Nayland. She said: “ “I am able to name everyone on this picture as I am in it myself, also my husband.

These are some of Nayland Eagles four youth football teams run by parents. Car decorated for procession through village to Nayland village hall and playing field.

From left to right (back row): Joyce Fullbrook, Lee Anderson, Gary Stribling, Scott Richardson, Steve Doige, Paul Fullbrook, Jean Stribling.

From left to right (front row): Stewart Tibbles, James Davis, Jason Keeble and Andy Tibbles.”

Meanwhile, Leigh Cunningham, alumni and events officer for Framlingham College, has written about a photo of the Old Framlinghamians Society Reunion in 2000.

“You published a Flashback on July 14 to which Liz Martinez replied on August 6. I can fill in the gaps on the people whose names she did not mention.

“From L-R the photograph captures David E Mason (Framlingham College - Class of 1959. President of The Society of Old Framlinghamians 2009-2011), Air Commodore Jonathan AF Ford RAF, retd (Framlingham College - Class of 1962, who was then President of The Society of Old Framlinghamians 1999-2001. Framlingham College Governor 1998), Neville V Bromage (Framlingham College - Class of 1954. Deceased), Elizabeth L Martinez (Framlingham College - Class of 1980), Kenneth K Knight (Framlingham College - Class of 1938 - one time Treasurer, Trustee & President of The Society of Old Framlinghamians 1968, as well as a former Governor of Framlingham College 1973-1992. Deceased).

The last letter comes from Mrs C Cook of Laxfield who said: “Referring to the picture of Laxfield swimming pool (July 9), unlike Frank Reed I can name most of the people.

“My late husband Russell Cook is on the left of Rev Marchant.

“The children in the front row from the left are Rodger Catling, Isabel Ward, Richard Sawko, Niel Bomford, Michael Cook. The little girl is Rosie Curtis. I’m sitting down holding baby. On my left is Barbara Ward, on right is Mrs D Cattie.

“My husband with help from other volunteers built the main pool which is still in use today.”

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