All our Yesteryears – July 17, 1986, and July 13, 1961

Thursday, July 17, 1986

CRAMLINGTON is getting ready to hang out the flags to welcome a Royal visitor to the town on Friday. Her Majesty the Queen will be making a return visit to the town to open the new £1.3m Territorial Army Centre for Blyth Valley.

A FIRST trip to London proved a memorable experience for 12-year-old Sandra Morton, of Weetslade Crescent, Dudley. Sandra, who has spina bifida, met Richard Branson on the record-breaking Atlantic Challenger and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

PUPILS at Tynedale High School in Blyth have come out tops in a Britain in Bloom calendar competition.

Thursday, July 13, 1961

A LIFE-long animal lover, Miss Edith Mary Milican, of Guide Post, who died in January, has left at least £10,000 to be equally divided between the RSPCA and the People’s Dispensary For Sick Animals.

RESIDENTS in the property adjoining Plessey Road, Blyth, garage, attended a Ministry of Housing inquiry in Blyth on Tuesday to object to a proposed extension to the premises on the grounds that it would effect their amenities and detract from the value of their property.

THE two-mile stretch of golden beach between Blyth and Seaton Sluice is steadily vanishing. This is the situation which will be placed before Blyth Town Council tonight as the result of the annual survey carried out by Mr D W Forster, the borough engineer.