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Echos of the past.

25 years ago...

RACING mad Wayne McGuffie wasn't going to look a gift horse in the mouth when he was invited to spend a day with Merseyside's mounties. Despite an injured leg after a painful encounter with a police horsebox at the weekend, 13-year-old Wayne, above, right, trotted off on his crutches when the mounties arrived at his home and took him to their base in Allerton. Police invited him down, hoping to take his mind off his leg and put a smile back on his face.

PUPILS from two Merseyside schools teamed up with awardwinning choreographer Angela Woodhouse for a series of dance workshops. They are from the Elms school for children with learning difficulties and St Edmund's of Canterbury comprehensive in Huyton, above. They worked with Angela's dance theatre company in the workshops, which ended with a performance of Domestic Obsessions, at St Edmund's school.

WEST Lancashire town crier Roy Harness is testing his vocal cords to the absolute limit in a series of British championships this month. Roy, right, competes against 30 of the loudest voices in the land in three rounds of the Daniel Thwaites Town Criers Championships. The criers will be judged on appearance, poise, clarity of diction, delivery and uniform.

BARKING mad animal behaviour consultant Erica Peachley from West Kirby, below, held on-the-couch counselling sessions in Sefton Park for pets with a problem. But this canine patient seemed more interested in a good yawn than spilling the beans about any psychological disorders.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 1, 2018
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