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Haverhill Echo 25 years ago

Echo, January 10, 1991


A plea was made to improve the lighting on the zebra crossing near the Cangle junction in Haverhill after a pensioner was knocked down there and left fighting for his life.

Lawrence Miller, 75, was left in a critical condition in Addenbrooke’s Hospital after being struck by a car at the crossing while making his way to St Felix Church hall for an evening mass.

Father Peter Marsh said the lighting was very poor at the crossing and that something needed to be done about it.


The fight to accelerate Haverhill’s bypass scheme was highlighted on TV when local councillors and businessmen went in front of the camera to air their views.

Suffolk County Council said the funding for the £6 million project should come from private developers, resulting in the road’s construction being delayed.

County councillors Gerry Kiernan and Colin Jones and industrialists Jim Herbert told the BBC Look East interviewer that the county council needed to come up with the money to get the project finished.

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