De­cem­ber 6, 1976

A look back at this day in Peter­bor­ough’s his­tory from the Tele­graph ar­chives

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - MUSIC MATTERS -

There was a heart­warm­ing story on the front of the ET on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 6, 1976. A three-year-old boy with menin­gi­tis was saved ‘from cer­tain death’ by the city hosi­tal’s first ever use of a new rug. The lit­tle boy’s heart had topped beat­ing and his mum rom Eye was asked to give per­mis­sion to use the drug. She aid: “We gave it be­cause we new it was his last chance.’’ There was a bizarre story n page 7, not least be­cause of the writ­ing style of the re­porter. Here it is in full: “A man head down, charges for­ward, a tray of drinks cas­cade to the floor, en­gines rev, bumpers crash. An es­caped con­vict mak­ing good his es­cape you may think. “But no just the Whit­tle­sey vol­un­teer fire brigade get­ting to a fire in their usual quick time. The night of the crash and bangs hap­pened when the fire­men held a dance at a school. “The smell of the buf­fet sup­per was just be­gin­ning to waft through the air when they were ‘beeped’ to duty. One fire­man charged straight into an in­no­cent by­stander and splashed his suit; then a col­league slipped on the wasted drink. In the car park, it was bang, crash as bumpers met and dents ap­peared. After putting out a chim­ney fire they re­turned to the dance to tot up the bill.’’ They don’t write them like that any­more... thank good­ness! On the telly Panorama was in­ves­ti­gat­ing the dis­posal of nu­clear waste, while on the big screen at the ABC there was Em­manuelle 2.

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