All our Yesteryears – July 3, 1986, and June 29, 1961

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Thursday, July 3, 1986

A NEW scheme which will give handicapped people in south east Northumberland the chance of a job with full wages from which to pay their own rent and living expenses got under way in Cramlington last week.

A MAJOR photographic exhibition is being organised to coincide with the forthcoming Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race, which starts on the river Tyne on July 19.

BUSINESS was booming at Blyth last week when the borough’s first-ever charity market got into full swing. Large crowds milled around the 55 stalls throughout the day, snapping up bargains and giving a huge boost to the various charities represented at the event.

Thursday, June 29, 1961

AFTER a break of seven years, Nelson Village Children’s Gala Day is to be revived this coming Saturday, and a newly appointed committee has organised an ambitious programme of events for the day.

A CAPACITY audience attended Ashington Grammar School last week for a first choral and instrumental concert, plus entertainment in French. It was an excellent start, which was fully appreciated. The entertainment was given before school governors and parents only.

THE use of about 9,000 horses and ponies in the mines of Britain “is something that mining engineers in some other countries view with astonishment,” says the annual report of the Pit Ponies’ Protection Society.