25 Years Ago: Staff at the Trough Brewery in Idle, were crying into their beer after the Inland Revenue had called time on their free booze. For the past two years staff had been given 20 free pints a week which could be used at the Brewery Arms.

50 Years Ago: A father whose two children had been refused swimming instruction for not wearing the regulation costumes had taken the drastic step of removing them from St George’s RC School, over the incorrect colour of their swimming attire.