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Haverhill Echo 25 years ago

Echo, September 13, 1990


A blitz was to be carried out by police to stop unauthorised drivers in Haverhill using Queen Street and High Street outside certain designated hours.

Motorists were facing a £16 fixed penalty ticket if found to be illegally using the two streets between 10am and 4pm, the hours of restriction being applied under the town’s pedestrianisation experiment.

The plan was for a heavy police presence to be in Queen Street and High Street between 10am and 4pm for a two week period.


Lord Alan Sainsbury welcomed the first customer to the new Sainsbury’s store in Haycock’s Road when it opened its doors for the first time.

Lord Sainsbury, 88, welcomed Zoe Hughes and her son Matthew, from Stambourne, to the store and presented her with recipe books as a memento of the occasion.

He also met other customers and made the first ever withdrawal from the store’s cash machine, a sum of £50 which he gave to Mencap.

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