Ipswich rally shows the role of a firefighter in 1981 event

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981 - Credit: Archant

Were you among the crowd when Ipswich firefighters held a rally in the town in 1981?

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981 - Credit: Archant

Over 36 years ago, in 1981, a firefighters rally drew in crowds of people to the town.

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981 - Credit: Archant

These pictures captured on the day show people of all ages enjoying the many events that were put on by the firefighters.

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981 - Credit: Archant

It was a chance for the public to learn more about the role of a firefighter, whilst also providing some family entertainment.

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981 - Credit: Archant

Events on the day included a live action crash scene as crews demonstrated what they do when they attend a road traffic accident, while the Ipswich transport museum displayed some classic fire engines. There was also a wild west-themed demonstration.

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981 - Credit: Archant


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The 1981 Felixstowe Carnival Queen was among those who attended the event, as did Pleasurewood Hills mascot Woody.

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981 - Credit: Archant

Can you spot yourself in this gallery or were you one of the firefighters who took part? To share your own pictures and memories with us, email suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981 - Credit: Archant

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981

Trying out the equipment at the firefighter rally in 1981 - Credit: Archant

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