All our Yesteryears – August 7, 1986, and August 3, 1961

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Thursday, August 7, 1986

THE Morpeth YMCA is backing a new anti-drugs initiative which is being supported by major stars in the music industry such as Cliff Richard, Toyah and the Thompson Twins.

CELEBRATIONS to mark the Silver Jubilee of Blyth Rugby Club this season got under way with a barbecue at the club at the weekend.

A GROUP of sixth formers from Ashington High School are spending part of their summer holidays exploring the Spanish Pyrenees.

Thursday, August 3, 1961

THREE presentations marked the retirement last week of the longest-serving member of the teaching staff at Blyth Grammar School, Miss E Joyce, the senior mistress, who has been at the school for 30 years. Pupils of the school presented her with a transistor wireless set, which was handed over by head boy Neville Tait and head girl Marie Patrick.

A TWENTY-TWO-year-old Australian girl, Miss Dorothy Thomas, broke her whirlwind tour of Western Europe with her mother to pay a visit to her pen pal, Mrs Jean Thompson, of 2 Belgrave Crescent, Blyth. Dorothy has been corresponding with Jean for seven years – from when they were at school.

TWENTY-FIVE per cent of the pupils at Crofton Junior School in Blyth, who took the last 11-plus examination passed for grammar school places, announced Mr WF Humble, the headmaster, at the school speech day last week.