Flashback: Under 11’s football, Sea Scouts and an Easter egg race are remembered

Howard Middle School Bury under 11's six- a- side football team bound for Wemlbey April 1994

Howard Middle School Bury under 11's six- a- side football team bound for Wemlbey April 1994

More events featured in photographs have been remembered by our readers

Re: Under 11’s six-a-side football team from West Howard Middle School in Bury St Edmunds

I remember this very well. I was co-team manager with Adrian Banns who was the PE teacher. Took a year and a half off work to prepare the lads for the tournament. We trained every day, lunch times, after school in that period. Even took them to my home to watch videos of Pele and the Brazil 70 Team!

At the time we had a squad of ten boys, but when we got down to the finals we could only use eight. Myself and the boys also appeared on “About Anglia” which was a big thing back then.

We travelled down to London and stayed at the Hilton, did a bit of sightseeing before our big appearance on the Saturday at the old Wembley Stadium. Our aim was to get to the final because we knew it was being televised. Paul Ince was the guest of honour and the lads were introduced to him before the game.

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We achieved our aim and got to the final which we subsequently lost to a very good side. They had three lads who were already signed by Leeds.

Our lads were not at any clubs at the time so it was a great achievement to get as far as the did and I was proud of every one of them.

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Team from back left to right: David Wincote, Matt Old, David Norton, Matthew Madine, Stewart Logan

Team from front left to right: Gary Hopkins, Tom Dumican, Matt Zdrenka

Managers: Adrian Banns, Mick Logan (myself)

Michael Logan

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Re: Easter Egg Race

The picture of the Easter egg race at The Wetherden Maypole (Monday, April 14) shows me, Neil Sands, who was the pub landlord at the time, giving out the eggs.

We did this as a regular Easter event from 1979 to 1983.

I think the picture was taken by Andy Abbott.

Neil Sands

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Re: Woodbridge Sea Scouts

The photograph of the 5th Woodbridge Sea Scouts you printed on March 28 shows John Evans after his investiture as a Venture Scout on the Eiffel Tower. Wanting somewhere different to be invested he jokingly suggested Paris so we took up the challenge and one weekend six of us nipped across the Channel in March 1984 to do it.

From left to right: Linda Lancaster, Assistant Venture Scout Leader; Paul Norman, Group Scout Leader; John Gibs, Venture Scout Leader; Robert Lancaster and Lorraine Arbon, Venture Scouts and John Evans aloft with the flag.

Linda Lancaster,

Earl Soham.

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