On This Day 5 February... Royal visit posed unusual problem 40 years ago

Looking back on this day feature February 5: The Queen turning down a banquet on a visit to Peterborough dominated the front page of the Telegraph on this day in 1975.
Looking back on this day feature February 5: The Queen turning down a banquet on a visit to Peterborough dominated the front page of the Telegraph on this day in 1975.

Peterborough Telegraph Archives: The Queen turning down a banquet on a visit to Peterborough dominated the front page of the Telegraph on this day in 1975.

Inside we had photos of Jack Hunt School pupils filming a scene for their school play, and a restored 1927 Humber making the trip along a new stretch of parkway.

The plight of two starved and beaten dogs rescued by Animal Helpline featured on page one in 1985, while inside we feature Janine Booth, who was running a pop music fanzine called Blaze, and Mayor Ray Palmer presenting a colour TV to Ward 1Y at Peterborough District Hospital thanks to fundraising by the NUR and ASLEF unions.

Fast forward to 1995 and a security breach at Whitemoor prison in March was uncovered in the wake of a breakout by IRA prisoners.

Inside Margaret Dunham told how she had been lucky to escape unhurt after a huge lorry crashed into her home near March.

And 10 years ago, the distraught mother of a sex assault victim was pleading to be moved from the property where her daughter had been attacked.

Pupils from Orton Longueville School were showing off their talent inside, performing for youngsters at St Botolph’s Primary as 
part of a GCSE project, and children from Fulbridge Primary School got some tips of how to get dressed at the city centre Marks and Spencer store where they were allowed to dress up the mannequins.

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