THE final Nostalgia segment of the Horncastle News before next week’s new revamped Looking Back section takes us back 20 years to 1992.
l ‘PITCH’ battle on the Wong - Horncastle Town Football Club requested permission from the district council to extend its pavilion on The Wong
The club received a reply from the council saying it “wished to reserve the right to possibly develop the land in the future.”
This caused a backlash from Horncastle’s Playing Fields Liaison Committee calling on ELDC to reaffirm its commitment to the people of Horncastle’s right to The Wong.
l AFTER the infamous Black Wednesday happened a few weeks previously, local businessmen were to be given the opportunity to grill Gainsborough and Horncastle MP Edward Leigh.
Members of the Federation of Small Businesses were anxious to know what new measures were being proposed to redress the situation.
l PRINCESS Margaret paid a visit to RAF Coningsby in her capacity as Honorary Air Commodore.
After being met by Station Commander Group Captain Cliff Spink, she was shown static displays of the RAF at work.
l TRIBUTES were expressed in Horncastle Magistrates’ Court to Norman Askew who retired from the bench after serving for 24 years.
Sam Fasham, chairman of Magistrates, said it was unfortunate that magistrates must retire at 70, but wished Mr Askew a long and happy retirement.
l A GROUP of Horncastle children completed an 11 mile walk to Spilsby Church to raise money for CAFOD, an organisation which helps third world countries.
l FURTHER talks were to be held with a Horncastle scrap dealer over the possible sale of a piece of council-owned land.
ELDC owned a former refuse tip on Hemingby Lane but next to it was a scrap yard run by A Riddel.
Mr Riddel was requesting a strip of land about 10 to 20 yards wide next to the site.
l PAULINE Lowe of Donington-on-Bain was awarded the City and Guilds Creative Studies Certificate for the quality of her embroidery and her individual designs.
l More than 200 competitors registered themselves for the Skegness to Horncastle walk - to be held the following week.
l HEMINGBY Village Hall Committee received more than £3,000 from Lincolnshire County Council and ELDC to go towards the cost of the hall’s new floor.
l CHRISTOPHER Awdry, son of Thomas the Tank Engine creator Rev W Awdry, visited Kirkby-on-Bain Primary School to speak to pupils during their book week. Wildlife author Molly Burket also visited.
l Have you got old photos of Horncastle, Woodhall Spa, Coningsby, Tattershall or the surrounding area? Send them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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