Looking Back June 23 2011

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THESE pictures show the town’s memorial gates being moved into their present position next to Whitehall rec in Hillmorton Road in the early 1980s.

It was provided by Ray Gillespie of Bilton.

Ray explained: “The gates were moved from the entrance to where Bruce Williams Way now is to facilitate the road through the rec which was a very controversial topic at the time.

“The Tory councillors voted it through with a very small majority, and mayoress Cllr Pru Miller used her casting vote.”

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