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Harlow Gazette: July 1983 “Heatwave, David Frost and a War Baby”

Communities / Tue 16th Jul 2013 am31 10:13am

EACH WEEK, we will be dipping back into the news archive to see what was happening thirty years ago.

Here is the news from the Harlow Gazette.

HEATWAVE!

Harlow was enjoying a heatwave (nothing new there) with temperatures topping 30 degrees. But a few of the schools were encountering problems. Katharines primary restricted its hours to 8.30 to 12.30pm. William Martins mini bus got stuck on the M11 when it overheated and when poor sixth former at Brays Grove fainted 200 metres from the end of a fun run!

HELLO, GOOD EVENING AND YOUR NICKED

A Harlow man was in custody after being charged with burglary from TV presenter, David Frost’s home neat Leiston in Suffolk. Peter McCowan from Rivermill was remanded after a jewellery, and antiques were stolen from the home.

ASBESTOS VICTORY FOR LADYSHOT RESIDENTS

It took a while but Harlow Council pledged to spend over £330,000 on asbestos removal on houses in the Ladyshot area. Council leader Tom Farr said: “It was important to put residents minds at rest.”

MINDLESS VIOLENCE AT MOOT HALL

Moot Hall was victim to mindless violence when it was broken into and ransacked at the weekend. Eggs and stones were thrown at windows, leaving mess everywhere The basement area was flooded and made it difficult for members of the Moot House Players to rehearse.

HARLOW BASSIST IN TOP TEN SMASH

Former Burnt Mill student Simon Skinner, was the bassist in Tom Robinson’s Top Twenty hit “War Baby”. Simon went on to play with Zaine Griff.

CANOEIST AIMING FOR WORLDS

Harlow canoeist, Steven Adams grabbed silver in the K2 class at a european invitation event in Denmark. He was almost matched by his brother Mark who won gold in the national champs in Nottingham.

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