Echo, 25 years ago

ECHO, May 3, 1990 

The businessmen who were prepared to sink more than £500,000 into turning Mcues into a nightclub disco at Haverhill vowed it would be an up-market concern run with the strictest discipline and that they could get police backing.

Late night discos going on until 2am and a capacity for up to 500 people was on the cards for the snooker club building in Chalkstone Way.

Charles Smith, 51, a business consultant from Wilbraham, said: “Having had the opportunity to discuss than plans, it’s clear there’s a need for such an outlet in Haverhill.


Better ambulance cover for Haverhill came a step nearer when a petition of 1,832 names called for a second emergency vehicle for the town.

The petition was handed over to the West Suffolk Health Authority by district councillor, Colin Jones, who said it reflected the concerns local people felt about the ambulance service.

With no hospital close by, Haverhill relied heavily on ambulances in emergencies, yet cover had deteriorated.