A look back at the Comet pages from 1991
- Credit: Archant
By 1991, the Comet was entering its third decade delivering local news to the community.
What made the news for us in 1991?
Bus passes were on the front page in April, with councillors in Stevenage "anxious" that many elderly residents were not claiming concessions.
Over in Letchworth, plans for an outdoor market were slammed by the indoor market boss, which claimed there was not enough trade for two - citing the plight of struggling businesses in the town as it was.
This came as North Herts Council considered the idea of hosting an outdoor market in Eastcheap.
The cardiac rehabilitation unit at Lister Hospital was at risk in 1991 - and was luckily spared the axe, much to the delight of ex-patients.
Today, the service is run in the community with a nurse delivering home and in-clinic programmes.
- 1 Man threatened woman with samurai sword before sex attack in Letchworth
- 2 The Queen's Platinum Jubilee: How are our areas celebrating?
- 3 A505 driver left with serious injuries after car leaves road near Hitchin
- 4 Rejoice! American landlady saves Charlton's historic Windmill pub
- 5 Steve Evans begins Stevenage revolution with three new signings
- 6 Hitchin to host Platinum Jubilee Carnival to honour Queen
- 7 'Jobs will be lost' if Stevenage TK Maxx fails to relocate
- 8 Police called to concern for welfare after 'youths' seen on Stevenage roof
- 9 Thousands set to bring out the bunting for Jubilee thanks to grant funding
- 10 Michelin-star chef to kick off Sea Change campaign with tasty seafood samples
Fire fighters were praised for their quite work following a flood at the Littlewoods store in Stevenage. The flood started in a staff area of the store, and thanks to the fire service, pouring water never made it to the shop floor!
Reporter Maureen Allen brought us a report on the lack of nursery school places in Baldock in December 1991.
One mum started a petition - long before the days of change.org - which wrangled up more than 1,000 signatures calling for more nursery places for toddlers in the town.
Julia Park, who began gathering signatures, was also the chair of the Nursery Action Group, and a parent governor. explained
The report talks about waiting lists for places such as the Weston Way Nursery School.
The petition would later be presented to the county council's education committee.
Former England goalkeeper, Bob Wilson, made an appearance at the Two Diamonds - now the Old Town Bar in Stevenage - to present a cheque to punters, who had taken on a charity challenge in aid of the Lister Hospital Scanner Appeal.
Regulars at Rose & Crown in Aston - which closed in 2014 - joined the Two Diamonds regulars for the challenge of pulling a 9.5 ton McMullen Original AK double-decker bus for more than five miles.