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Beccles in the 1980s

PUBLISHED: 08:01 01 July 2018

Beccles young farmers were pirates for the day on the

Beccles young farmers were pirates for the day on the "Pink Pig" August 1989. Photo: Archant Library

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Enjoy Beccles More dives into the archives once again this week to take a look at what life was like in the town during the 1980s.

A gaily-decorated float in the Beccles procession in 1986. Photo: Archant library.A gaily-decorated float in the Beccles procession in 1986. Photo: Archant library.

Take a scroll through the gallery and for the last time relive the era through our photos

Do you have any shot of the town from the 1980s or another era?

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The Fleece pub in Beccles,  1989. Photo: Archant LibraryThe Fleece pub in Beccles, 1989. Photo: Archant Library

The last beam is positioned, watched closely by resident engineer Mr. Ian Sutherland (centre background) for the bridge that carries the Beccles bypass across the river.  June 1983. Photo: Archant LibraryThe last beam is positioned, watched closely by resident engineer Mr. Ian Sutherland (centre background) for the bridge that carries the Beccles bypass across the river. June 1983. Photo: Archant Library

A bird's eye view of the work on Beccles by-pass, clearly showing how the route to the north of the town was taking shape, May 1982. Photo: Archant LibraryA bird's eye view of the work on Beccles by-pass, clearly showing how the route to the north of the town was taking shape, May 1982. Photo: Archant Library

Some of the girls on the Norwich Brewery's winning float celebrate at Beccles Carnival, dated 1st August 1981. Photo: Archant LibrarySome of the girls on the Norwich Brewery's winning float celebrate at Beccles Carnival, dated 1st August 1981. Photo: Archant Library

The 'new' children's play area at Beccles Yacht Station, 1984. Picture: Archant LibraryThe 'new' children's play area at Beccles Yacht Station, 1984. Picture: Archant Library

Beccles' Save the Children branch held its first Easter bonnet competition in March 1982. Picture: Archant LibraryBeccles' Save the Children branch held its first Easter bonnet competition in March 1982. Picture: Archant Library

St Benets Church at Beccles. September 1986. Photo: Archant Library.St Benets Church at Beccles. September 1986. Photo: Archant Library.

Blyburgate at  Beccles. March 1981  Photo: Archant Library.Blyburgate at Beccles. March 1981 Photo: Archant Library.

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