NOSTALGIA: Squash champions in 1992
This week’s photograph shows members of the Bury St Edmunds Squash Club ladies’ team in April 1992.
It was taken following the group’s fourth win of the Suffolk Border Squash League, Division One title. Pictured, from left, are: Jo Harpur, Pauline Hawes, Gail Corcoran, Susan Cornish (the captain), Lisa Rosenthal and Helen Fry.
This was the first time the Moreton Hall-based club entered three teams in the league, with the first team winning the championship, the 2nds finishing sixth in Division One and the 3rds finishing second in division Two.
HEADLINES FROM THE PAST
10 YEARS AGO
Breckland’s Portuguese community had tuned into Norfolk’s first non-English radio programme.
The project, which took two years to develop, was broadcast from Ashill by Wayland Community Radio on 87.7FM on April 15.
It consisted of Portuguese and Brazilian music, local and international work and interviews. Breckland Council said feedback to the show had been overwhelming, with calls received from the Portuguese community in Thetford, Watton, Dereham, Swaffham and Fakenham.
Kay Fisher, executive member for community engagement, said community radio was a tool for communicating with local residents.
25 YEARS AGO
After 30 years of campaigning, construction work was due to start on a £12 million inner relief road in Stowmarket.
The scheme was due to be completed in 15 months but was expected to bring traffic chaos. Suffolk County Council said the road would reduce traffic in the market place by 80 per cent and would provide an opportunity to pedestrianise parts of the town centre. Once complete, it would provide a new single carriageway road from an existing roundabout at the Combs to a new roundabout to be constructed at the junction of Crown Street and Bury Road. It would pass to the north east of the town centre, crossing the Rattlesden River on a new bridge.
100 YEARS AGO
Mrs H Simpson, of Little Livermere, recently received news her husband, Private H W Simpson, of 9th Suffolks, a native of Pakenham, was lying dangerously ill in France from gunshot wound in the head.
The intimation was sent by the officer in charge of 13 General Hospital, Boulogne. We understand now, however, that Prvt Simpson has made wonderful steps towards recovery and is very comfortably housed at Bagthorpe Military Hospital, near Nottingham.
-- Mr and Mrs A Steggles, of Rougham, are the parents of six fighting men. Four of the sons have enlisted in the regular forces, whilst the remaining two, being ineligible, have demonstrated their willingness to serve by joining the local VTC.