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50 YEARS AGO New future for Wellington Street THE PS376,000 Wellington Street redevelopment comprising 152 dwellings was officially handed over to the Mayor of Loughborough, Coun Rev Thompson by Mr Eddie Davis, a director of William Davis, the town builders who carried out the contract.

Mr Thompson said: "This marks the end of another chapiter of development and growth in our borough."

He recalled that only a short while ago the site was: "A chaotic rabbit-warren of slum houses."

Then the builders moved in and 16 months later: "We have this completed acceptable scheme for the people of Loughborough."

As he spoke in the centre courtyard of the site he said: "This is a delightful area, which will remain isolated and peaceful for the residents and yet so near to the town centre."

Turned out to work whatever the weather NO MATTER how bad the weather, torrential rain or deep snow, Postman Geoffrey Harrison always got through from Woodhouse Eaves to his work at Loughborough post office.

Sometimes he went all the way on front. That tribute was paid by his colleagues after Mr Harrison retired after 25 years counting service, but had actually been delivering mail for more than 40 years, some of the period on a part-time basis as an auxiliary.

On behalf of The Queen Mr Harrison was presented with the Imperial Service Medal in recognition of his service.

Rowdy behaviour near discos in Quorn ROWDYISM and street disturbances in the village of Quorn were worrying residents.

Parish councillor, Coun W S Green, spoke of noise, obscene language and indecencies regularly occurring in the Loughborough Road area near two local discotheques.

People were frightened to leave their homes late in the evening, he said.

25 YEARS AGO Crop circle in Woodthorpe THE crop circle phenomena which had gripped the country found its way to a filed near Woodthorpe village.

The crop circle was found on Monday morning by Martin Moreland, 15, and Danny Cumberland 16, both of Shelthorpe.

It had one outer circle and two inner circles and measured approximately 10ft in diameter.

The circle was in the centre of the public footpath to Woodhouse.

The two friends were camping near Shelthorpe Golf Course in Poplar Road, when they said they heard a very loud buzzing noise in the sky, coming low over where we were camping.

"When we found the circle, we came back and called the Echo, as we think the two could be linked."

Plans for GCR link with Nottingham PLANS were underway to re-open the old railway line from Rushcliffe Halt to Loughborough.

Great Central Railway said it had received a favourable response from the owners of the line, Railtrack, which currently served British Gypsum.

It was predicted that the project would cost PS3.5m and would entail building a new bridge to cross the existing Midland main line at Loughborough's British Rail station.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Loughborough Echo (Loughborough, England)
Date:Aug 14, 2019
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