This week’s Nostalgia takes us back to 1971, when The News was published every Thursday at a cost of 2p.
The front page stories included the now defunct Miss Jubilee park competition.
l DICK Emery Judges Karina A Winner - A kiss and a cuddle from comedian Dick Emery sealed the success of Miss Karina Tylee who won The News’ Miss Jubilee Park competition in Woodhall Spa.
Miss Tylee, a 21-year-old hairdresser lived on Spilsby Road and was a former ‘Miss Horncastle’.
Nineteen girls took part and Karina was given a holiday for two at Amsterdam - a prize kindly arranged by Tor Line.
A last minute adjustment to the programme had to be made when Dick Emery announced that he had to leave early due to an unexpected appointment with the BBC.
l A WEEK after GCE results were published, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School’s senior pupils received their A-Level results. Instead of grades being printed, subjects that were passed were published instead.
l SIR Henry Lunn, founder of Lunn Poly, one of the UK’s largest travel companies, paid a visit to the Horncastle area and stayed with the Greenwood family in West Ashby.
l PLANS for the Gymphlex factory in Boston Road, Horncastle, were going forward for planning permission. An artist’s impression of the 15,000 square foot factory adorned the front page.
l WOODHALL Spa’s new £60,000 telephone exchange was opened. The new exchange replaced the one built in 1938. There were 590 lines and 70 junctions to the ‘outside world’ - compared with 160 lines and just seven junctions in the old exchange.
l A GARDEN fete was held on Revesby village green organised by the trustees for Parish Hall funds. Music in the afternoon was provided by Eptons Steam organ and during the evening by Mareham-le-Fen Band. The fete raised £70.
l THE 21st annual Woodhall Spa and District Gardeners’ show took place and Coun Farmery said it was a happy occasion for her to perform the opening ceremony.
G Taylor won the Tom Smithson Challenge Cup for the fruit and vegetable section and Mr Houldershaw won the John Smithson challenge cup for the flower classes. Mr Houldershaw’s wife won the Collins Challenge Cup for most points in the ladies classes.
lNINETEEN-year-old Nicky Jagintowicz of Wragby, lead singer of local group ‘Cromwell’, entered talent contests in Douglas, Isle of Man and Torquay, Devon. He won both and was then invited to Pontins Holiday Camp to make a guest appearance at a show.
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Weather for Horncastle
Tuesday 18 June 2013
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