Throwback Thursday: Looking back to July 1994 when Chantry students abseiled down the school

Chantry High students stretching ahead of their fitness fun day Picture: OWEN HINES

Chantry High students stretching ahead of their fitness fun day Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: OWEN HINES

Every Thursday we take a step back in time and look back to what was happening in and around Ipswich in that month - for this week’s edition we look back to Ipswich in July 1994.

Chantry High students trying their hand at abseiling Picture: OWEN HINES

Chantry High students trying their hand at abseiling Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: OWEN HINES

We kick things off at Chantry High School as students were treated to a fitness fun day involving abseiling and aerobics, amongst other activities.

Families enjoyed the rides on offer at the vintage fair Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Families enjoyed the rides on offer at the vintage fair Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL

Next up we head over to the Ipswich Vintage fair as we see traction engines getting up steam as many flock to check out the old time engines and fair ground rides.

Children riding on a mini steam engine at the vintage fair Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Children riding on a mini steam engine at the vintage fair Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL

With the start of the new season looming ever closer Ipswich Town players were back in training after their summer holidays, taking up Orwell Park School’s fields as their training grounds.

Ipswich players back for pre-season training at Orwell Park School Picture: NICK STRUGNELL

Ipswich players back for pre-season training at Orwell Park School Picture: NICK STRUGNELL - Credit: NICK STRUGNELL

Whilst at the school players also took the time to have a round of cricket against Chantry Park’s school team.

Ipswich Town cricket match against Orwell Park School in 1994 Picture: NICK STRUGNELL

Ipswich Town cricket match against Orwell Park School in 1994 Picture: NICK STRUGNELL - Credit: Archant


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And finally over to Felixstowe Ferry as many gathered at the shore in celebration of RNLI day.

Many watch on the shores as displays are put on in the water for RNLI day Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Many watch on the shores as displays are put on in the water for RNLI day Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL

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