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Haverhill Echo 25 years ago

Echo, November 10, 1990


Vandals had turned the old Cangle School in Haverhill into a powder keg - and the authorities admitted there was little they could to stop it remaining a fire risk.

The Victorian building had been boarded up for two years and there was no sign of it being brought back into use of any kind in the near future.

The police said there was nothing they could do to stop people going into the building and damaging it because it was empty and they had no duty to keep checking it.

The county council, which owned the building, said it was unable to make any decision on its future until the outcome of a proposal to create a traffic roundabout at the junction outside the school was known.


Haverhill’s new East Town Park, which was taking shape, was threatened by mountains of rubbish and debris being carried from the town by the Stour Brook.

Pallets, containers, bins, tin baths and shopping trolleys were all being found regularly in the water by workers attempting to clear the site for the park.

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