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ECHO, May 17, 1990,


Haverhill history group was upset that a promise to incorporate the ornate balcony from the former burton Cottage in the new £600,000 community building to open that week, was not fulfilled.

When the old youth centre was demolished after a fire three years previously, the county council guaranteed the history group the wrought iron balustrade would be included in the replacement library and community building.

The balcony was kept in storage but, ultimately, would not be used in the new building.


A dream trip to the World Cup final in Italy for a nine-year-old Sawston boy nearly turned into heartbreak.

Daniel Bowyer jumped for joy when he heard he’d won the trip, but then his family found out it was just for one person and that, at his age, he might not be able to attend.

The delighted family contacted the sponsors who agreed to pay for Daniel’s father, Jim, to go with him to Rome. The flight and tour arrangements cost thousands.

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