Headlines from the past

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These headlines appeared in the Bury Free Press on this week in years gone by.

10 years ago:

A state-of-the-art ball park was officially opened in Thetford with a fun day and a five-a-side tournament. It had taken two years to come to fruition, but the £100,000 ball games facility, built on a play area next to Redcastle Furze Primary School, was already proving popular with youngsters keen to play football, netball and basketball.

25 years ago:

The face of farming on the 800 acre Wyken Hall site in Stanton was changing. Owners Kenneth and Carla Carlisle had planted more than 9,000 vines in two weeks as part of plans to begin producing seven different types of wine, five white wines, a red and even a non-alcoholic one which was to be called Celestial Wine. It would be three years before the couple would know whether their venture had been successful and five years before good wine could be produced. They also hoped to open a shop to sell their produce, as well as other 
Suffolk produce and crafts, and a nature trail through the farm.

50 years ago:

Around 200 gallons of high octane aviation fuel overflowed while a storage unit was being filled at Stradishall RAF Station. It escaped into a ditch flowing towards the village crossroads. Workmen were warned against using naked lights near the stream and farmers about letting livestock drink the fouled water.