NOSTALGIA: Pupils’ colouring capers raise NSPCC cash
This photograph shows pupils at Stanton Primary School in December 1991.
The youngsters raised money for children less fortunate than themselves by organising sponsored colouring competitions.
They ran two competitions for different age groups, with most of the school’s 150 children taking part.
They were inspired to help by National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) schools coordinator Shirley Ingam who visited to speak about the charity’s work.
Mrs Ingham, pictured above, then returned to the school to collect the £1,080 raised.
HEADLINES FROM THE PAST
10 YEARS AGO
One of Bury St Edmunds’ finest jewels was put back on display after six months of loving restoration.
The Athenaeum, on Angel Hill, had been closed while contractors Haymills carried out £600,000 worth of refurbishments to the Grade I-listed building.
The Stowmarket firm installed new kitchen and toilet facilities, a lift for wheelchair access and improved the foyer.
Its work also uncovered a host of previously hidden features, including an early 15th century jettied wall, which it left exposed.
The venue hosted two wedding receptions soon after reopening – bookings that pushed contractors to finish the project on time.
25 YEARS AGO
Beer and lager in scores of Suffolk pubs was to increase in price by up to 10p a pint.
Bury St Edmunds brewer Greene King announced that a pint of IPA in most managed houses would cost around £1.32 – an increase of eight pence.
Abbot and Rayments would also increase by eight pence, as would Harp and Kronenberg lagers, while Mild was to go up by six pence.
But according to Tony Fayers, vice chairman of the Licenced Victuallers Association and landlord of the Rose and Crown in Bury, many free houses and tenanted pubs would likely add a further one or two pence.
Greene King MD Tim Bridge described the increases as ‘as little as the brewery could afford and as much as it could expect people to pay’.
100 YEARS AGO
It is with great regret that we have to record the death from wounds of Private Walter Ernest Falls, second son of Mr and Mrs C Halls, of Drinkstone Green.
The late soldier enlisted in 12th Suffolk Regiment at the local Barracks in November, 1915.
After staying in Bury only a few months he was sent to Colchester, where he was attached to the 10th Suffolks and drafted to Dovercourt.
He was subsequently sent to France on active service, being then a member of the 8th Battalion.
Having been in France only six weeks he was admitted into the 18th General Hospital at Camiers and died on July 28 from wounds received in the ‘Big Push’, which commended on July 1.