On This Day
20 Looking back through
the ET archives ORGANISERS of the Tour Series in Peterborough hailed it a “roaring success”, promising the cycling event would become a regular fixture in the city’s sporting calendar . Thousands of spectators gathered in the city centre to watch world class cyclists competing in the thrilling road race. Police were charged with marshalling traffic around the cordoned-off Bourges Boulevard for seven hours.
DESPITE a public uproar two years ago a half-size wheelie bin scheme was to be given a trial in the city. The city council was aiming to cut spiralling rubbish disposal costs of £1.5 million a year. Eight hundred households in Werrington and North Bretton were to be involved in a pilot scheme and given three small bins, including a green bin for recycling and one for composting.
DELIGHTED Wayne Lyons couldn’t believe his eyes when his dad knocked on his door and said “G’day” – after travelling 30,000 miles from Australia to be at his birthday. Tears flowed after astonished Wayne greeted his father, who he hadn’t seen for seven years. Dad Barry Lyons made the surprise trip from Adelaide to Stamford so he could join in the celebrations for Wayne’s 18th birthday.
THE villages of Upton and Coppingford were tipped to have a parish council, and a number of residents were planning to stand for election. A public meeting was held to discuss the creation of a council, and about 40 villagers supported the idea. Huntingdon District Council officers were at the meeting to explain the functions of a parish council, along with the district councillor for the area Cyril Bridge.
THE condition of many minor roads in the county was causing concern to councillors. The roads – which were only resurfaced once every 77 years – were being made worse by heavy lorries. The county surveyor told members of the county roads and bridges committee that most roads in Huntingdon and Peterborough, particularly minor roads, had worsened recently, with potholes forming.