The popular community fete game that had communities compete

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

It was a popular event that could be seen and town fetes across the county throughout the 70s and 80s.

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

It's a Knockout! was British game show that started in 1966 on the BBC. Described as school sports day for adults, it featured teams representing a city or town who would score points depending on how well they completed a task.

The show was adapted with communities hosting the same challenges at their local fair.

The winning team would receive a It's a Knockout! trophy and the chance to represent the UK in the international version Jeux Sans Frontieres against other teams from across Europe.

Here we have collected a series of images from the It's a Knockout! themed competition in Thetford in 1974.

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library


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Take a look through the pictures and see if there is anyone you recognise or even spoke yourself.

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library

"It's a Knockout" competition held in Thetford, 27 May 1974. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

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