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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Looking Back -


TWO mys­tery re­tail­ers were in ad­vanced talks about tak­ing over the empty shop unit in Peter­bor­ough city cen­tre for­merly oc­cu­pied by Wool­worths. The build­ing on the corner of Bridge Street and Bourges Boule­vard had been dis­used since the col­lapse of Woolies at the be­gin­ning of the year and Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil was bro­ker­ing ne­go­ti­a­tions with two “ma­jor” high street names.


SIR El­ton John set the grounds of Burgh­ley House alight with a per­for­mance be­fore a sell-out crowd of 14,000. The mu­sic leg­end sac­ri­ficed his own per­sonal com­fort as he de­fied the pain of stom­ach cramps to play a twoand-a-half hour solo set on his pi­ano at the stately home, near Stam­ford. The crowd was thrilled as he per­formed a range of hits, stretch­ing from his first al­bum to the cur­rent day.


PART of a derelict Stam­ford school was set to be handed over to the town for use as youth club, com­mu­nity cen­tre and hos­tel for young peo­ple. The idea – which was first mooted by the FUSE (Find a Use for the Ex­eter School) com­mit­tee in 1987 – was near to be­com­ing a re­al­ity. Af­ter a lengthy row about the school, those in charge had a plan, to hand one block over for com­mu­nity use.


IN­DUS­TRY in Fen­land looked set to get a £100,000 shot in the arm from pub­lic funds Cam­bridgeshire County Coun­cil was plan­ning to back ef­forts to stim­u­late growth in the area. Pro­pos­als in­cluded build­ing and leas­ing small fac­tory units, ini­tial rate re­lief for pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tor de­vel­op­ments, em­ploy­ment schemes for young peo­ple and train­ing cour­ses for small busi­ness­men.


STAM­FORD’S Pri­ory Col­lege and High School, pre­vi­ously ad­min­is­tered by a cor­po­rate body, had just be­come a char­i­ta­ble trust. It was to be known as the Pri­ory Ed­u­ca­tion Trust (Ltd). Prin­ci­ple of Pri­ory Col­lege, Mr Den­nis J Teall, said that the main rea­son for set­ting up the trust was to en­able the continuity of the school and to fur­ther the devel­op­ment of the build­ing pro­gramme.

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