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From the Archives - June 9, 2011
10:41am Thursday 9th June 2011 in Past
100 Years Ago June 10, 1911 AS for several years past, the Stow-on-the-Wold Christian Endeavour Society paid a visit to the Warren, Sezincote, on Monday, and notwithstanding the counter attractions of club day a good number again availed themselves of the opportunity of visiting this charming spot. Through the generosity of Mr J T Dugdale, the grounds had been thrown open to the members and friends of the Society and owing to the delightful weather, a most enjoyable time was spent. As Whitsuntide came rather late this year and the season was more advanced some of the blossoms were past their best and the trees had lost something of their spring freshness, but this was compensated for by the wonderfully dry state of the ground and the warmth of the atmosphere which enabled the tea to be taken in true picnic style.
75 Years Ago June 6, 1936 AT a meeting of Campden Parish Council on Tuesday the Clerk read a letter from the Head Postmaster of Evesham stating that the residents in Station Road, Campden, had applied for a larger letter box in Station Road as the one now in use was frequently full before collecting time, and that he proposed re-erecting a larger box in a brick pillar near the site of the old one. To this the Council agreed apart from the fact that they strongly recommended that the pillar should be built of stone if possible. If the Post Office authorities declined to do so they advised that the pillar should be built in Blockley grey bricks – not red – and that it be erected on the footpath side so as to avoid pedestrians having to cross the road (as at present) to post their letters.
40 Years Ago June 10, 1971 There is jubilation at the headquarters of MAC – the Moreton Action Committee formed to fight Hoveringham’s application for gravel digging at Moreton – at the news that the application has been refused by Gloucestershire County Council. “This is our biggest hurdle over,” Mr W N Newbury, chairman of the Action Committee, told the Journal yesterday. “Everyone is jumping for joy. We would have had a very big fight on our hands if the county council had been in favour of the application.” The application was for gravel digging on 107 acres on Dunstall Farm, adjoining the Fosse Way at Moreton. The site backed on to a new estate where 200 houses have been built in recent years and the core of the opposition to the project comes from the residents of this estate.