On This Day
Looking back through the ET archives
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.