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Days Gone By: Memories from Orwell High School’s sports day in 1983

PUBLISHED: 14:15 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:15 15 May 2018

Pupils race to get their bucket to the finish line first at Orwell High School's sports day in 1983. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Pupils race to get their bucket to the finish line first at Orwell High School's sports day in 1983. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

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Are you pictured in this gallery from Felixstowe’s Orwell High School Sports Day in 1983?

A combined three-legged and egg and spoon race. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLA combined three-legged and egg and spoon race. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Whether you loved it or hated it as a child, there was no getting out of sports day. Here we remember the event at Felixstowe’s Orwell High School in 1983. An annual fixture in the school calendar, sports day would see all pupils taking part in a range of events, competing against their peers or working together in the many events on the school field across the country.

A large crowd of parents, friends and relatives headed to the school to cheer on competitors. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLA large crowd of parents, friends and relatives headed to the school to cheer on competitors. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

These pictures taken by one of our photographers on the day show the many events that took place at the school on a hot summers day including running events between pupils, the two legged race and much more.

One of the winners at Orwell High School's sports day in 1983. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLOne of the winners at Orwell High School's sports day in 1983. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Did you take part in the event over 30 years or can you recognise yourself or someone you know in this gallery?

Pupils race to the finish line. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLPupils race to the finish line. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

To reveal the names of someone in the photographs, or to share your own pictures and memories with us, email our picture desk at suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk

A sprint finish. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLA sprint finish. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this photograph? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLCan you spot yourself or someone you know in this photograph? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

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