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Echo, 25 years ago

ECHO, March 29, 1990


A planning proposal was made for a pub and restaurant at a new development in Hanchet End.

A fast food restaurant and a DIY centre were lined up for Haverhill in a £7 million shopping development by a major company on the outskirts of the town.

It was intended to be a prestigious project with a lake and landscaped attractions, as well as substantial parking.

The proposals would bring a large number of jobs to the area in retail and industry. Reaction of town centre traders was, however, mixed.


Town mayor, Gerry Kiernan was to go to America to represent Haverhill at the 350th anniversary of the founding of the namesake town in Massachusetts.

Mr Kiernan, his wife Lyn and their two children, Owen and Stacey would visit for a fortnight as guests in the American city.

The invitation arose as a result of a telephone call to Echo editor, John Berrill, from Bernard Gallagher of the Lawrence Eagle Tribune, who was helping Haverhill public library director, Howard Curtis, with the anniversary.

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