THIS week’s edition of Nostalgia takes us back 27 years to 1985 - the Horncastle News’ Centenary Year and also the year our current Editor was born.
l’HAS Woodhall too many old residents?’ reads the front page as residential home owners announced they were joining forces to block a planning application for another elderly people’s home in the village.
There was unanimous agreement from members of the local residential homes association and it was agreed that the proposed conversion of Oldfields, an existing house on the Broadway, into a residential home would further the ‘already existing population imbalance in the village.’
l A LOCAL astronomer had a dawn vigil rewarded when he recorded Lincolnshire’s first sighting of Halley’s Comet.
Paul Money had deliberately set out to observe the phenomenon in the early hours as he saw the comet on it’s long awaited, 76 year, arrival in our part of the universe.
l FOLLOWING an explosion of a backboiler in a Bardney couple’s home, West Lindsey District Council announced they would be phasing out the system to ensure the catastrophe would not be repeated.
More than 2,000 council houses in the district were fitted with the system which would later be replaced by the safer in-direct system.
l HORNCASTLE firemen were preparing for the annual Beaujolais Run, a race organised by Lincolnshire Fire Brigade to raise money for LIVES.
Teams had to drive to France to collect bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau.
l A THORNTON man sustained internal injuries when he was crushed against a wall by a reversing fork-lift truck.
He was detained at Lincoln Hospital, but his injuries were not thought to be serious.
l FORMER deputy head girl at Horncastle Grammar School Andrea Hanks was celebrating her success after becoming director of her own fields studies centre in Suffolk.
l MEMBERS of St. Andrew’s Church, RAF Coningsby, held a car wash at the Scout Hut in Coningsby.
More than £100 was raised at the event to go towards the St. Andrew’s Church Charity Fund.
l HORNCASTLE’S Saturday first team stormed to a 3-1 win against Heckington.
Steve Lamming scored a hat-trick as he christened his ‘new boots’ before Heckington scored a consolation penalty.
l TOWN’S Sunday team, however, were less fortunate as they were beaten 4-0 by Heighington.
l Have you got any old photos of Horncastle, Woodhall Spa or the surrounding area? Visit the team in Church Lane, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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