NOSTALGIA: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, March 18
This week’s photograph appeared in the Bury Free Press in August 1992 as part of a ‘spotlight on Thetford’ feature.
It shows 105 children who attended a three-day adventure course at the Duke of Grafton’s estate, Euston Park.
The camp was organised by the Rev Sally Fogden and RAF Honington’s chaplain the Rev Chris Long and included a treasure trail and a mini assault course.
At the time, Mrs Fogden said the camp aimed to give children a good time while also teaching them about the countryside.
HEADLINES FROM THE PAST
10 YEARS AGO
Families in Elmswell woke up to the ‘nightmare’ loss of 380 jobs and the end of 95 years of history as the Grampion Country Food Group announced its intention to withdraw from the village.
A meat factory had stood on the site off St Edmunds Drive since 1911 and was bought by Grampion in 2011 – but that looked set to end in June.
District councillor Doug Reed said: “It’s devastating for the village, so many people in the village work there. I know of one husband and wife that work there - for them it’s going to be a nightmare.”
James Cutting, economic development officer at the district council, said the factory accounted for 30 per cent of employment in the Emlswell and Norton areas.
25 YEARS AGO
Public support was growing for a multi-million pound leisure scheme on the outskirts of Bury, backed by the Marquess of Bristol.
Trustees of Bristol Estates claimed many local people were in favour of their proposal to build a luxury hotel, conference centre and country club at Great Horringer Hall, with two 18-hole golf courses on agricultural land abutting the Horringer Court and Westley Road estates.
They said opposition to the scheme by borough and county council planners was unjustified.
It did not take into account the benefits it would bring to the town, including up to 100 jobs, new business and the creation of a green buffer where wildlife would thrive, they said.
100 YEARS AGO
The Bury Free Press published a photo of Private F Brunning, of the 1st Suffolk Regiment, who had been reported missing since May 8, 1915.
His relatives had made several enquiries, but had not received any further information as to what had become of him.
The article in the BFP said: “We publish this in the hope that some soldiers who have been to the front may be able to know of Prvt Brunning’s fate.”
It added: “If any of his comrades should come across this photograph, and could give any further information that would lead to his whereabouts, they should communicate to his mother at 15 St Edmund’s Place, Bury St Edmunds.”’