Haverhill Echo 25 years ago

Echo, August 3, 1989


Haverhill ex-Servicemen’s Club officials were angry that their plans for a new cabaret and sports room extension were being held up because of other potential developments in the Quakers Lane area.

St Edmundsbury Council was coming up with a scheme for the entire area south of the High Street, stretching from Mill Road to Duddery Hill, including the sites of Gurteens factory, Cleales and the club.

Because of the scheme, the work at the club, which had been approved the previous November, would have to be delayed.


Widower Patrick Mayes thanked two ambulancemen who used a defibrillator to save his life after he had a heart.

Mr Mayes, of Salisbury Court, Haverhill, collapsed at the town’s bus station and his heart appeared to have stopped when Les Pontin and John Wilson got to him. The defibrillator jolted his heart back into life.

He suffered another heart attack in the ambulance on the way to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge but the defribrillator got it going a second time.