25 Years ago

ECHO, February 22, 1990

PEDESTRIANISATION REHASH

All traffic was to be able to use high Street and Queen Street before 10am and 4pm when a new order came into effect in Haverhill’s experimental pedestrianisation scheme.

The effect of the County Council scheme was to reduce the existing 24 hour parking restrictions in the town centre to just six day-time hours.

The move was welcomed by local traders who had claimed that trade had been hit hard since the pedestrianisation scheme began the previous June.

BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO ENDANGERED FORESTS

Haverhill business man,Richard Wallis was behind a multi-million pound drive to breathe new life into endangered rainforests with cloned trees.

Mr Wallis, who ran Signpost Paints in Haverhill for 20 years, launched his company Novalal.

Their cloned trees were hoped to hold the key to the regeneration of the world’s vital ‘green lung’.

Mr Wallis’ company proved that even trees like the Giant Californian Redwood could be cloned inside a test tube, gaining enormous interest .