Ten Years Ago
At the monthly meeting of Bycherley Parish Council a point was raised from the floor, asking why nothing ever got decided at such meetings but was always put off till the next. In reply, Acting Deputy Chair Mollie Weezil read out several paragraphs of constitutional procedure that explained the reasoning why the point was out of order and would first have to be sent in writing to the Clerk a month ahead of the next meeting before its content could be properly addressed.
Fifteen Years Ago
Warm sunshine drew large crowds to the village fete at Blothorpe Fitzparton, where the attractions included a demonstration of falconry skills, face-painting and an hour-long display put on by veterans of the Black Death Re-Enactment Society. Members of the St John Ambulance Brigade stood by in attendance.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
Retired elbow-flange thrappler Norton Pillick of Wolverhampton unveiled to the Press his plan to build an actual-size replica of the Titanic entirely from used matchsticks. He appealed to all smokers in the area to up their consumption in order to help him achieve his ambitious goal.