Gallery: 60 years of marriage, a historic parade and a nostalgic trip back in time

Madness member Chris Foreman meets the cast of Our House at the New Wolsey Theatre

Madness member Chris Foreman meets the cast of Our House at the New Wolsey Theatre - Credit: Archant

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Crowds of children gathered around to take a peak at unusual and exotic animals at the Arc shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds. The event, aptly named Noah’s Arc, was part of the shopping centre’s bid to raise as much money as possible in St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Accumulator Challenge.

Past and present players turned out to mark the end of an era at a cricket club in Bury St Edmunds as the pavilion at the Victory Sports Ground, which has stood on the site since its opening in 1921, was used for the final time.

Crowds turned out to observe a “moving” Battle of Britain commemoration in Bury St Edmunds as a parade in the town centre and a service at St Mary’s Church marked Germany’s failure to win the Battle of Britain, which was considered a crucial turning point in the Second World War.

Second World War veteran Ernie Green marked 60 years of a happy marriage to wife Mary with a small family get-together at their home in Michigan Close, Kesgrave.


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People paraded through Orford accompanied by live music and children from nearby primary schools as they celebrated its seafaring history and marked the closing of its famous lighthouse.

The ribbon was cut at St Elizabeth Hospice’s new shop in Southwold high street by Helen Finlinson, who jointly manages day services for patients with a progressive illness.

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Youth team players from Ipswich Town’s academy squad have been putting their lifesaving skills to the test.

The players were joined by first team manager Mick McCarthy to learn essential skills including CPR, how to use an automatic external debfibrilator and how to put someone in the recovery position as part of the St John Ambulance’s Save A Life September campaign.

Madness founder and co-songwriter Chris Foreman made a surprise appearance at The New Wolsey Theatre’s production of Our House and gave the rock’n’roll musical his official seal of approval.

More than 100 children took part in two holiday clubs with the theme Jungle Jamboree held at Seaton Road Methodist Church and Trinity Methodist Church in Felixstowe.

Nostalgia was in the air for a salute to a “friendly invasion” of airmen during the Second World War.

The Red Feather Club of the 95th Bomb Group Museum at Horham, near Eye, hosted the launch of a new archaeology, oral history and museum development scheme.

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