All our Yesteryears – Thursday, October 30, 1986, and Thursday, October 26, 1961

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Thursday, October 30, 1986

ASHINGTON Round Table is hoping its annual fireworks display at Portland Park will go with a bang next Wednesday. There will be more fireworks than ever before and entertainment will be given before the display in the form of a six-a-side football challenge match between Hirst and Ashington high schools.

LOCAL children will be linking together with over half a million others in playgroups and mother and toddler groups on November 3 for a Silver Jubilee Celebration.

BLYTH Valley Council has chosen Windsor-based Aureole Investments Ltd to build the town’s new 35,000 sq. ft. shopping centre.

Thursday, October 26, 1961

NINETEEN miners toiled for three hours on Tuesday in a yard-high seam at Bates Pit to rescue a 29-year-old filler who was trapped following a fall of a stone.

A SEARCH by Customs officers of a German boat which arrived in Blyth on Sunday revealed 3,200 undeclared cigarettes in a ventilator shaft.

THE opinion of residents of Seaton Delaval and Holywell, freely expressed at a public meeting in Seaton Valley Council Offices on Friday night, is that a proposed community centre is both “desirable and needful”.

NEARLY £48 was raised as the result of a bring and buy sale held by Blyth Save the Children Fund Committee in the Star and Garter Hotel, Blyth, on Friday.