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June 20, 1997

POSSIBLY the fastest building ever to go up in Newark was put in place on the edge of town.

Living up to its reputation as a fast-food restaurant, the new McDonald’s on Lincoln Road was put up in hours.

McDonald’s on Lincoln Road was put up 25 years ago.
McDonald’s on Lincoln Road was put up 25 years ago.

Travellers going past the site to work in the morning would have seen just the foundations ­— while coming home in the evening would have seen the building in place.

AN INVESTIGATION was launched by a rival candidate into the financial running of Labour’s General Election campaign in Newark.

A row blew up after Labour claimed it cost only £350 to run their office in Paxton’s Court, Newark, during the six-week campaign.

Liberal Democrat candidate Mr Peter Harris described the claim as astonishing, but a Labour Party spokesman dismissed the claims as sour grapes.

TWO supermarket proposals for Southwell were rejected by the Secretary of State for the Environment.

One was by the Greater Nottingham Co-op for Halam Road and the other by Safeway for a site in Upton Road.

A NOVICE basketball team from the Balderton Resource Centre entered a competition aimed at promoting the awareness of disabled sports ­— and beat the professionals.

The Balderton team was the only one of six invited teams to beat the Notts Jaguars Wheelchair basketball team.

RUSHCLIFFE CONSERVATIVE MP Ken Clarke was beaten in the party leadership election at Westminster but pledged his support to new leader William Hague.


June 24, 1972

FROM having no cinemas for several weeks, Newark suddenly found itself with four when the new cinema centre opened on Middlegate.

The centre, which provides four mini-cinemas, used to be the Savoy.

Angela Gavin, 16, and Vivien Harvey, 21, receive their tickets from Mrs Barbara Pailing.
Angela Gavin, 16, and Vivien Harvey, 21, receive their tickets from Mrs Barbara Pailing.

Here, Angela Gavin, 16, and Vivien Harvey, 21, receive their tickets from Mrs Barbara Pailing. Manager Mr Moreton Sharp looks on.

BINGO players had to leave the Palace Theatre, Newark, for 15 minutes when an anonymous caller said a bomb had been planted.

Police searched, found nothing, and the customers returned.

THE annual Notts rally of the Royal British Legion will be held in Southwell.

During the service in the minster a new window will be dedicated to mark the legion’s 50th anniversary.

NEWARK’S main Vauxhall-Bedford dealers Castle Motors will move from their Castlegate headquarters to new and bigger premises in Northgate.

The company name will be changed to T. C. Harrison (Newark) Ltd.

UNEMPLOYMENT in Newark has settled around the 900 mark.

This month, it has climbed to 930 from 890 but the increase is accounted for by school leavers. There are 50 more boys and 41 more girls out of work.

LEN FAIRCLOUGH of Coronation Street will judge the Miss Hot Pants contest at Newark Rugby Club’s carnival.

Linda Merriman, winner of last year’s title, will have tough competition from Miss RHP and Miss Expo.


June 21, 1922

SUNSHINE and shade were equally acceptable at a fete held at Newark Habitation of the Primrose League in the Friary Grounds where a cool breeze wafted over the garden.

There were competitions and amusements for all, while not a few were content to sit around and enjoy the strains of the Newark Borough Band.

Tea was taken in the shade of a marquee and afterwards the company took its ease in the gardens

BALDERTON was en fete when the scholars of the Church Sunday School had their annual treat, which comprised of a service, parade of the village, sports and games.

Proceedings commenced with an open-air service and a parade of children, remarkable for its blaze of colour, that toured the village and returned to the school for tea.

CHRIST CHURCH Dilapidation Fund will benefit materially by the garden party held in the attractive grounds adjoining the residence of Dr E. Ringrose in Lombard Street, Newark.

Games including bowls, clock golf and skittles were well patronised. ‘Bubbles’ a side-show which is growing in popularity was a favourite attraction.

A PROPOSAL is on foot to establish a Rotary Club for Newark.

This is a step in the right direction and should prove helpful and successful.

America is its home, but the movement has taken root here.

PEACOCK ALLEY, which is due at the Palace next week, is a dazzling Mae Murray presentation with all that magnificence and splendour that mark the blonde star’s offerings on screen.

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