30 YEARS AGO

Ashbourne News Telegraph - - MEMORY LANE -

● The Home Of­fice an­nounced plans to build a high se­cu­rity prison on land near March­ing­ton. The unit would be ca­pa­ble of con­tain­ing 600 pris­on­ers across its three floors and in­mates would in­clude mur­der­ers and sex of­fend­ers. Stafford­shire County Coun­cil strongly ob­jected to the plans.

● Teams were be­ing in­vited to take part in the an­nual boat race and bridge jump in Map­ple­ton on New Year’s Day. Each per­son en­ter­ing would have to donate £2.50 to char­ity.

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