Echo, January 5, 1989
Haverhill man John Jackson was fighting to keep one of the town’s best known footpaths - Ann Suckling’s Lane - from being swallowed up by a sea of mud and new developments.
He had tackled building contractors, the borough council and Anglian Water in his quest to retain a right of way, which, he said, could disappear if nobody kicks up a fuss.
NEW YEAR HONOURS
Three men who lived or worked in the Haverhill area received honours in the New Year list.
The Welding Institute’s director of planning, Frank Coe and Ciba Geigy’s managing director for the past 18 years, Reg Norman, received an MBE and CBE, respectively.
They were joined by Angus Johnston, from Sawston, the chairman of the Central Council of Probation Committees, who was awarded the CBE.
Haverhill couple Melvyn and Catherine Brown got their New Year off to a dramatic start by seeing their son, Robert Callum, born on January 1, just 14 minutes after midnight.
Despite being five weeks early and weighing just 4lb 5oz, Callum was doing well.