Pictures from the past

Nostalgia for Laura.
Nostalgia for Laura.
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The youngsters pictured here are just some of the 18 boys and girls who took part in a three day roller-skating marathon at Stowmarket Youth Centre in February 1974.

The event, which involved young people aged between 12 and 14, was staged to raise money for three causes - the Multiple Sclerosis Home Fund, Stowmarket School for the Handicapped and the Old Age Pensions Fund.

The skaters - all members of the Teen-plus-Two Youth Club - raised around £60.

Each spent about 20 hours skating to pop music and playing hockey and other games.

They slept in sleeping bags and ate meals cooked by members of the youth club, in Childer Road.

Are you one of the skaters pictured here?

Perhaps you have an old picture that you would like to see appear on this page. If so, you can email it to laura.smith@buryfreepress.co.uk or send it to Laura Smith at the Bury Free Press. You can also bring it in to our reception in King’s Road.

Please include a few details with your picture, along with contact details.