Majorette memories - did you twirl a baton? See our gallery
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Did you march with a majorette troupe as a youngster, or cheer on a family member?
Today we're looking back at some of the baton-twirling performances which have entertained crowds at events around Suffolk over the decades.
Although it's clear to see that majorettes have a lot of fun, it's also hard work to get the moves quite right.
It's believed majorettes' moves may have originally derived from carnival dances in the Rhineland.
Baton twirling started to spread around US during the 1950s and 60s, and an increasing number of majorette troupes were founded in the UK by the 1980s.
The Silver Spinners were the first troupe to be formed in Ipswich, in 1982.
Can you spot any familiar faces in our Days Gone By gallery?
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