These headlines appeared in the Bury Free Press on this week in years gone by.
10 years ago :
Bury St Edmunds brewer Greene King was named pub company of the year for the second year running. The award was given for both the company’s managed, and its tenanted and leased divisions at a national award ceremony. Greene King’s repeated success was unprecedented in the awards’ 12-year history. It operated 160 pubs in Suffolk and was praised by judges for its ongoing work to improve the reputation of the pub industry for those wanting a new career. Its innovative training packages, successful acquisition record and flexible management style - which allowed house managers to run their own business - were also recognised.
25 years ago:
Victims of crime seeking an eye for an eye justice were being warned not to take the law into their own hands. It followed Free Press investigations showing some people in Thetford were turning to vigilante-style law-keeping, which included burglars being thrown into a river and a mugger having his arm broken.
50 years ago:
Bury St Edmunds’ pig market, which had been closed since January because of swine fever restrictions, looked likely to remain closed for at least another month. Only fat pigs were still going through. The closure was costing the borough £10 a week in lost revenue. Several local outbreaks had been reported.