All our Yesteryears – Thursday, March 5, 1987 and Thursday, March 1, 1962

Thursday, March 5, 1987

A SCHEME to improve the condition of the ‘Rainbow River’ – the river Blyth – was greeted with enthusiasm by members of Northumberland and Tyne Area Water Consumers Panel last week.

NORTHUMBRIA Red Cross has been working flat out during the past month distributing eight tons of EEC butter with the promise of a further 16 tons in the next couple of weeks.

HIGH flying Automobile Association salesman Kevin Hopton has hit the jackpot three times over – silver and gold trophies and a five-day holiday in Athens.

A TOTAL of 45 pupils at the Maureen Palmer School of Dancing from Bedlington and Newsham took part in a competition at the Grosvenor Ballroom, Heaton, Newcastle, and 43 of them came home with cups or medals.

Thursday, March 1, 1962

MR Jack Bainbridge was re-elected chairman at the annual meeting of Blyth Harbour Commission in Newcastle on Tuesday. Mr J M Pumphrey was re-elected deputy chairman.

THE smartest brides this spring will be the ones who wear the plainest dresses. Frills, bows and heavy draperies are out. The favourite materials are the plain silks, organzas and the ever-popular lace.

A FORMER chairman of Blyth Spartans, Mr Billy Clark, of Beaconsfield Street, Blyth, has retired from the dentistry business he carried on in the town for about 38 years, and will move to Colchester, Essex, later on this month, writes Crofter.