Echo, March 2, 1989
GOLF CLUB ALARM
Plans for a new multi-million pound golf course just eight miles from Haverhill alarmed the villagers of West Wratting who claimed the impact of thousands of spectators passing through would destroy their rural peace.
Despite this, the proposal by businessman and farmer Henry D’Abo, of Wratting Park, for the 18-hole course with a clubhouse and car park on almost 200 acres of land looked like being approved by South Cambridgeshire District Council.
Haverhill received a pat on the back from Trade and Industry Minister Tony Newton when he came to officially open a new plant for Titon Components in Falconer Road.
The MP for Braintree said the success of Titon was good for the company, good for Haverhill and good for the area, which was the part of the country enjoying the fastest rate of economic growth.
Titon made window trickle ventilation systems, door and window fixtures and fittings and had spent more than £500,000 on its new 25,000 sq ft factory.