On This Day: 40 years ago, Charles Swift was front page news

On This Day nostalgia feature for January 15
On This Day nostalgia feature for January 15
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From the Peterborough Telegraph archives: A familiar name featured on the front page of the Telegraph on this day in 1974 - one councillor Charles Swift was busy defending council spending and challenging anyone to come and look at the books.

Jean Grigas was pictured inside at Hardy’s shop on Park Road where they were experiencing a haggis shortage in the run up to Burns’ Night, and Verden Bettinson was photographed feeding the trout at Sibson Fisheries as security was stepped up following a raid by poachers.

The front page in 1985 was dominated by the weather, heavy snow closing the A1 and a city man dying in a crash near Huntingdon.

Inside Telegraph delivery van driver Mary Smith was dubbed the battling gran for getting the papers out despite the weather. A weather beaten postman also made the photo spread.

Fast forward to 1995 our front page featured Hilary Jeffs who had cheated death in a parkway crash announcing her plans to marry.

Inside we had a photo of the cast of the Key Theatre panto Jack and the Beanstalk, featuring stalwart Simon Bamford, visiting the PDH children’s ward.

And 10 years ago plans were revealed by the Telegraph for a £250 million energy park and recycling plant - which is yet to materialise - while inside Key Theatre staff were arranging a coach to see former youth theatre protege Donna Steele’s first West End starring role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and staff at the Gordon Arms were celebrating reopening after a £285,000 refurb.

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