NOSTALGIA: Rifle club’s league success
Pictured are members of the Bury St Edmunds Small Bore Rifle Club after they had achieved success in the Greene King-sponsored Suffolk County Leagues in October 1990.
The A and B teams claimed first and second places in the A divisions at all three ranges, while in the individual leagues Bury members took first place in four of the top five sections.
Shooting over 25 yards, Bury’s A side came top ahead of the B team in the A section but the positions were reversed over 50 yards.
Over 100 yards the A side secured the premier slot to confirm their overall supremacy.
Among the individuals Sid Broughton attainted top spot in Division One.
HEADLINES FROM THE PAST
10 YEARS AGO
Despite their name, For What We Lost proved to be winners when they kicked off the first heat of BurySOUND2006.
It was the first of the three heats to determine which young band from St Edmundsbury would be crowned BurySOUND winner and gain recording opportunities and a host of music themed prizes.
Around 450 young people aged from 13 attended the gig with For What We Lost being voted top band by judges as well as the popular vote from the audience. They beat off opposition from Cloaca and Gamera.
Council officer James Jenkins said: “We had a fantastically successful night and were extremely pleased with the behaviour of the young people.”
25 YEARS AGO
The crowd went bonkers for conkers when they took part in the third Mid Suffolk Conker Championship.
More than 50 children and adults competed in the fun event which was organised by Mid Suffolk District Council.
Mark Hibbard won the 10 and under class and was also awarded a prize for having the heaviest conker, while John Morgan was announced champion in the 11 to 15 category. Adults fought fiercely but it was eventually won by Mr Colin Barber.
Trophies, donated by shop keeper Alan Parsons, were presented by Ipswich Town footballer David Lowe.
District council ranger Diane Lakey said there would be another one next year as it was so much fun.
100 YEARS AGO
The following is an extract of a letter received during World War One from J Finch, of Walsham-le-Willows, who was a member of the 16th Battery RFA:
“Just a line as promised. Pleased to say I am still in the land of the living. Since my last writing we have been doing some grand work, and still at it. We are shifting the Huns from their trenches every day now. I am in what the papers call the great push. The Allemans don’t offer much resistance once they are cornered. They well know the game is being played out... I expect you see a lot of khaki in Walsham now. Although I am a few miles away I often think of you and wish you all the best of luck. With best wishes to you all, from your old namesake, J Finch.”