Echo, April 20, 1989
County officials predicted that Haverhill’s long-awaited bypass, which was imminently due to get the go-ahead from Suffolk planners, could come into use within three years.
It was much sooner than expected, due largely to the £6m being invested by private developers, which made it the first major project in Suffolk to be entirely developer led.
The A604 bypass would take a southern route, stretching for nearly four miles from beyond a point west of Hanchet End to Rowley Hill, Sturmer, with six roundabouts giving access to various points of the town.
The acting career of Sawston’s Steven Mackintosh was beginning to grow even more as he not only had a role in a prominent TV ad for Persil, but he had also landed a part alongside Charlton Heston in a remake of Treasure Island.
Labour leader Neil Kinnock sent a personal 80th birthday message to Linton resident Eileen Stock in recognition of her long-lasting membership of the party, which had lasted for almost 50 years.