Stroll down Memory Lane...

PUBLISHED: 13:11 24 April 2009 | UPDATED: 09:02 18 June 2010

75 years ago WE congratulate Mr G E Saunders on the compliment paid him by his colleagues at the annual meeting of the Urban District Council on Tuesday by re-electing him as chairman for the ensuing year. It was a decision that has been heartily endorse

75 years ago

WE congratulate Mr G E Saunders on the compliment paid him by his colleagues at the annual meeting of the Urban District Council on Tuesday by re-electing him as chairman for the ensuing year. It was a decision that has been heartily endorsed by the townspeople in general. The ensuing year promises to be one of various important local happenings.

THE annual Sid Vale Association meeting was held at the Winter Garden on Tuesday, Sir E C Cave, Bt, presiding over a good attendance. Mr A P Freckleton presented the annual report, as follows: The objectionable practice of throwing rubbish into the River Sid is still too common. In many cases both threats of prosecution as set forth on notice-boards and moral suasion seem to be equally unavailing.

50 years ago

THE everlasting controversy of traffic control in the town during the holiday season was again the subject of lengthy debate at a meeting of the Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce on Monday evening- and ended as all other debates have ended- without a satisfactory solution. Mr. C. E. Green, who presided, said the Sidmouth Urban Council's scheme to introduce "no waiting" bays and limit waiting to 30 minutes elsewhere to relieve traffic congestion in the town could not come into operation before next year.

IN connection with the local Association formed to help provide Guide Dogs for the Blind, the committee would certainly appear to have got off to a good start. A number of generous donations, coupled with a contribution from the local Rotary Club, and a collection taken at the inaugural meeting, enabled the treasurer to commence with nearly £50.

25 years ago

MINDLESS vandals left a trail of destruction through Sidmouth town centre in the early hours of Thursday. A beer bottle was thrown at a pane of reinforced glass in the front door of the Sidmouth Herald office in East Street. The glass cracked but was held together by wire.

THE post of Clerk of Sidmouth Town Council is to be advertised at a salary of around £6,000 a year, the Finance Committee was told on Monday. Members gave authorisation for the job to be advertised in the Sidmouth Herald, the Western Morning News and the Local Government Chronicle, with the intention of holding interviews in June.


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