Haverhill Echo 25 years ago

Echo, May 11, 1989


Heartbroken pensioner John Bradnam was asking who bore him a grudge after his allotment shed and everything in it were destroyed in a second fire attack in a week.

The 70-year-old faced spending hundreds of pounds to replace what he had lost.

Vandals had set fire to the shed the previous weekend, when one side was charred, but the structure remained.

Then, in the early hours of the following Sunday, a friend woke him to tell him that the shed was on fire again. This time it was gutted.


Linton Parish councillors were ‘overjoyed’ after being told they had been successful in getting a £10,000 grant to help pay for the rebuilding of the pavilion on the recreation ground.

The grant from the district council meant they now had the £38,000 required for the work to replace the wooden section of the pavilion.

Work was due to start as soon as everything had been sorted out regarding the plans.

More than half the required amount had been raised locally and put into a special recreation fund. Some of the money had been donated from the football club and £5,000 came from a carnival in 1985.