In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
March 21, 1914
The estates committee reported that they had considered the provision of a new entrance to the Caldecott Park from Park Road. In consequence of the difficulty of retaining the water in the artificial lake in the park (to remedy which it would be necessary to remove the large elm tree on the island in the centre of the lake) the committee recommended that the lake be dispensed with and the tree retained. Unfortunately the lake was placed on top of a sewer and it was a difficult matter to keep it full.
March 20, 1964
Commenting on the rise in the price of milk to 9d a pint, all year round, announced in the Agricultural Price Review, Mr RJ Haddon, Long Lawford dairy farmer said: “In comparison with other things milk is still cheap. It is not robbing the public. I think it is good value for money.” At present the basic price for milk is 8d a pint for four months and 8 1/2d for the other eight months. The guaranteed price to dairy farmers will go up by 2 1/4d a gallon.
March 16, 1989
Cllr Reg French makes his first parachute jump in May to raise money for the Doris French Cancer appeal, which currently stands at £26,376. He has been training with Simon Thompson of the Clifton Court Hotel under the watchful eye of surgeon Alan Waterworth at Rugby Gymnastics Club. Cllr French said: “I thought it was about time I showed some initiative. I’ve never done this before in my life but I am looking forward to it and hoping to raise a considerable amount of money.”