This week’s edition of Nostalgia goes back to 1988 as Mortons printers and Archer’s fish and chip shop make the front page.
l A £300,000 expansion programme started to be carried out by Mortons of Horncastle Ltd, previously publishers of the Horncastle News.
The company bought a neighbouring factory building at Morton Way in Boston Road, a move which enabled the installation of a new press line.
In 1988 more than half a million copies of newspapers and like products came off the presses.
l THE family-run Archer’s fish and chip shop was sold. Owner Edgar Beattie, with his wife Shirley, granddaughter of the original owner Reg Archer, confiirmed the news. They were delighted when it was sold in just three weeks.
l THE Bishop of North West Australia, Bishop Muston, planned a visit to Fulletby in September.
One of the Bishop’s tasks was to dedicate a plaque commemorating the connection between the Lincolnshire village and Australian region.
l CROWDERS Nurseries announced the appointment of new assistant landscape manager, Malcolm Borrill.
l FOUR Royal Air Force Tornado fighters from Coningsby began intensive flying with the Royal Malaysian Air Force in preparation for a major air defence exercise in the Far East.
l A FORMER Coningsby man was to face a crown court trial for allegedly making hoax telephone calls warning of bombs at the RAF base.
l A STATIC display by Horncastle firemen outside Woolworths (Heron’s current site) attracted the attention of shoppers and raised £300 for the benevolent fund.
l NEW faces at Old Nicks - Terry and Caroline Lemon took over Old Nicks Tavern, North Street. The couple lived in London before travelling around the country and seeing the potential in Old Nicks.
l HORNCASTLE Town and Country Fayre’s committee announced the introduction of cattle classes at the 1989 event. This came after the inclusion of successful shire horse and sheep competitions.
l THE 1988 Wragby and District Annal Show saw increased entries in many sections and a superb turn-out of animals. An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a sunny day after the almost wash-out in 1987.
l OWNERS of lamb flocks were asked not to overlook the needs of ewes after sales of the lamb crop completed.
l HEMINGBY residents expressed their concern over plans for a new rectory to be built in the village which would deprive them of their village green where their fete had been held for 100 years.
l HORNCASTLE police held a gun amnesty allowing people who had unlicensed guns and ammunition to hand them in without fear of prosecution for illegal possession.
l DAVID Bryan became the new headmaster at Horncastle’s Bowl Alley Junior School.
l HORNCASTLE Town FC began their league campaign against Woodhall Spa United under the management of Ian Bourke. Unfortunately for Town they lost 4-2.
l WOODHALL Spa’s Sunday league team fared worse after suffering a humiliating 7-0 defeat against Ruston Athletic.
l Have you got old photos of Horncastle, Woodhall Spa, Coningsby, Tattershall or the surrounding areas?
Why not pop in and see the Horncastle News team in Church Lane, Horncastle, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Horncastle
Thursday 20 June 2013
Temperature: 13 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind direction: North east
Temperature: 12 C to 19 C
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind direction: West