All our Yesteryears – August 14, 1986, and August 10, 1961

Thursday, August 14, 1986

BLYTH Valley Council officers were negotiating with developers this week in the hope of agreeing the redevelopment of Blyth town centre. A special council meeting last week recommended a revised plan.

THE new Miss Wansbeck is 22-year-old Miss Dawn Mavin of Bywell Road, Ashington. A pharmacy technician, Dawn is currently working in Boots in Wallsend and won the competition on her first attempt.

WANSBECK MP Jack Thompson says there is clear evidence that health facilities are being run down and is backing the Health For All charter, which says it makes more sense to keep the healthy from falling ill than in waiting until they need treatment.

Thursday, August 10, 1961

FAILURE of the board of trade president to direct and attract new industry to east Northumberland was criticised by Blyth MP Mr E Milne, who rebuked Mr Reginald Maudling for failing to ensure that industry became a major point in the Government’s economic plan.

WITHIN a few hours of the announcement of the Government amnesty for all persons possessing firearms or ammunition for which they have no legitimate use, a variety of weapons were being handed in at police stations in the county.

THE British open amateur highland dancing championship trophy – the most coveted award for this type of dancing – is in the possession of 18-year-old Margaret Gordon of Cramlington.