A trip down memory lane

Herald headlines from 1935, 1960 and 1985

75 years ago

YULETIDE at the hospital was a very happy time, thanks in a very large measure to the goodness of the many friends, known and unknown, who with welcome gifts in cash or kind or service contributed to the happiness of the patients. The decorations were especially good this year, and the huge Christmas tree given by Colonel Balfour.

THIRTY-THREE and a half tables were occupied at the annual whist drive, held in connection with the Otter Vale Beagles at Sidford Hall on Monday. The donors of prizes included the Dowager Lady Cave, Major Soames and Sir Edward Cave.

50 years ago

AN appeal against one condition imposed by Sidmouth Urban District Council acting on behalf of Devon County Council to permit the erection of a bungalow on land at 17 Ascerton Close, Sidmouth, has succeeded. The planning authority had made two conditions, to one of which the applicant had withdrawn his objection.

SOME time ago the council turned down an application by the trustees of Sidmouth Methodist Church to purchase a piece of land between the rear of the church in High Street and Blackmore Gardens for extension. Recently the matter again came forward and at next Tuesday’s meeting the council is to consider a notice that “the council sell to the trustees, at a price to be agreed by the district valuer, the piece of land at Blackmore Hall immediately adjoining and to the rear of their existing premises”

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25 years ago

PENSIONERS at Newton Poppleford are prepared to lie down in the road and stop the traffic to highlight dangers in the centre of the village after a woman was injured in an accident last week. Mabel Mulley, of Brook Meadow, was treated at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Wonford, for a broken leg and lacerated hand. Newton Poppleford Parish Council chairman George Compton said: “This latest accident strengthens our appeal for a crossing… when we asked locals to sign a petition there were plenty of people who said they were prepared to lie down in the road and block the traffic, including pensioners.”

THIEVES have broken in to the Ottery St Mary Football Club headquarters for the second time this month, using the same window for entry on both occasions.