Days gone By: Are you in our gallery from Framlingham Gala in 1986?

Yo ho ho! A pirate-themed float at Framlingham Gala in 1986 Picture: IVAN SMITH

Yo ho ho! A pirate-themed float at Framlingham Gala in 1986 Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH

Do you remember all the fun of Framlingham Gala in years gone by?

Some great costumes on show at Framlingham Gala in 1986 Picture: IVAN SMITH

Some great costumes on show at Framlingham Gala in 1986 Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH

Today we are looking back to the 1986 event - with photos showing floats, a marching band and the Gala Queen with her princesses.

Floating through the town to join in the fun of Framlingham Gala in 1986 Picture: IVAN SMITH

Floating through the town to join in the fun of Framlingham Gala in 1986 Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH

There were some great costumes on show, with a pirate theme proving popular. Majorettes also took part, and our photos show some of their entertaining displays.

Majorettes putting on a great show at Framlingham Gala Picture: IVAN SMITH

Majorettes putting on a great show at Framlingham Gala Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH

As well as the colourful procession, as usual there was plenty of entertainment on the Castle Meadow.

A marching band leading the procession Picture: IVAN SMITH

A marching band leading the procession Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH

MORE: Rolling back the years to Framlingham Gala in the 1960s and 70s Framlingham Gala has been one of East Suffolk’s most popular events for more than 100 years, though sadly this May’s event had to be cancelled because of coronavirus.

The Gala Queen and her attendants in 1986 Picture: IVAN SMITH

The Gala Queen and her attendants in 1986 Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH

However, organisers are looking forward to the three-day spectacular returning bigger and better than ever next year.

Were you one of the majorettes pictured here? Picture: IVAN SMITH

Were you one of the majorettes pictured here? Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH


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What are your memories of Framlingham Gala? Email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk To order photos, visit www.eadt.co.uk/myphotos24, or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

Fun and fancy dress as residents of Framlingham enjoyed their annual gala in 1986 Picture: IVAN SMI

Fun and fancy dress as residents of Framlingham enjoyed their annual gala in 1986 Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH

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