Gallery: Go cart races, a huge pumpkin and an inspiring paralymipian are some of the pictures behind the stories

Polly Hallewell (10) picked up a double gold at the Tostock Show for her massive 6 stone pumpkin

Polly Hallewell (10) picked up a double gold at the Tostock Show for her massive 6 stone pumpkin - Credit: Archant

Our weekly look back at the photos that made the headlines

The Framlingham Gravity Go Cart Race took place with colourful contraptions running riot through the grounds of Framlingham College. Organised by Spadge Hopkins, with the help of Deben Valley Scouts, the event is now in its fifth year and was being held at the new venue for the first time.

Hundreds of people took a step back in time as the annual open day at the Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum got into full swing.

Historical re-enactment characters, including Winston Churchill, moved among the crowds while a Spitfire flyby also took place.

Huge crowds descended on one of Suffolk’s most impressive country halls for parades, displays and demonstrations at the 2013 Helmingham Hall Country Show.

Hopeful youngsters queued outside a Bury St Edmunds theatre keen to be chosen to perform in a pantomime alongside a professional cast.

In total 72 young people aged between eight and 18 auditioned to be part of the chorus of the Theatre Royal’s 2013 panto Aladdin.

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Bildeston’s third arts festival showcased up-and-coming music groups during a three-day event as homeowners opened their gardens and live music was performed under the impressive Clock Tower next to the High Street.

Students part of Orwell Park School’s Pre-prep age group, based in Nacton, are now under the guidance of a new senior teacher Rebecca Lemke.

The fourth annual Big Deben Swim 2013 was held between Felixstowe Ferry and Waldringfield and a 43-strong field of swimmers went for a dip in the Deben to raise funds and awareness to help safeguard the estuary.

Inspired by Prince Charles and her grandmother, a green-fingered schoolgirl sang to her pumpkin to help it grow.

Polly Hallewell’s pumpkin grew so large – to more than her own weight at a whopping 94lb – she even scooped a prize.

Suffolk Libraries is celebrating a successful Summer Reading Challenge as thousands of children across the county have been getting to grips with a good book.

Wendy Smith, who represented Great Britain at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games spoke to children at Chilton Community Primary School, in Stowmarket. The former basketball player, from Tiptree, spoke to all 170 children about what they hope to achieve.

Youngsters from primary schools in Aldeburgh, Snape, Middleton and Peasenhall visited the site of an ongoing archaeological dig at Barber’s Point on the banks of the River Alde.

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