30 YEARS AGO
● Junior health minister Edwina Currie revealed in the House of Commons that Southern Derbyshire Health Authority had agreed to take a fresh look at the provision of healthcare in Derbyshire Dales and the High Peak. This came after West Derbyshire MP Patrick Mcloughlin brought up the issue of the closing of Ashbourne’s maternity home.
● Thousands of people turned out to watch or take part in Dovedale Dash. It was the first event organised by villagers, who took over from Derby Mercury Running Club.