Loughborough Echo - - LOOKING BACK -

No re­peat of Bel­ton Horse Fair brawl

WHEN the cen­turies-old Bel­ton Horse Fair was due to take place the fol­low­ing Mon­day as­sur­ances were given that would be no dan­ger of a re­peat of the pre­vi­ous year’s brawl in which the vil­lage’s only pub­lic house was turned into a “mad­house” and a man lost an ear.

The hosts of the Queen’s Head had been given as­sur­ance by po­lice that six of­fi­cers would be on duty for the vil­lage af­fair.

To­tal of 386 years at Towles

THE Echo cel­e­brated the loyal long ser­vice of work­ers from Towles lim­ited.

They all worked in the Footwear Di­vi­sion and had tot­ted up a to­tal of 386 years of ser­vice.

They were: Noris Kirby, Flor­rie Pe­berdy, Hazel Bos­som­worth, Wilf Wal­lace, Al­bert Holmes, Mary Rob­son, Anne Dakin, Win­nie Seaton and Eric Miller.

Res­cued John, aged 3, from canal

THE gal­lant res­cue of a three-year-old boy from the Grand Union Canal and sub­se­quent re­viv­ing by ar­ti­fi­cial res­pi­ra­tion led to two Lough­bor­ough men be­ing pre­sented with spe­cial awards.

Bruce Wilkin­son, 25, of Pult­ney Av­enue and Mal­colm Ge­orge Gee, 26, a scrap dealer of Bot­tleacre lane were pre­sented with parch­ment cer­tifi­cates from the Royal Hu­mane So­ci­ety.

Those at the cer­e­mony heard that two small boys, Douglas John Sy­monds, 3, and Andrew Pin­negar, 4, both of Swing­bridge lane Car­a­van Site were play­ing by the canal near their homes.

Both Mrs Sy­monds and Mrs Pin­negar heard Andrew shout­ing and ran to the spot.

Mr Wilkin­son and Mr Gee, who were work­ing at the site, also heard the shouts and ran to the wa­ter side.

Mr Wilkin­son saw Douglas float­ing on his back in the mid­dle of the canal ap­par­ently un­con­scious and dived in to bring him to the side.

Mr Gee gave as­sis­tance and started ar­ti­fi­cial res­pi­ra­tion.

Stephanie named Rose Queen

STEPHANIE Bis­sill, 11, a pupil at Rose­bery Ju­nior School, Lough­bor­ough, was crowned Rose Queen at the ninth an­nual car­ni­val of All Saints’ Church, Thorpe Acre.

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