From the archives: 40 years ago

for some weeks now the local committee of Christian Aid have been hard at work planning and preparing for the projects which they have in mind for this year’s efforts. As has been the case for some years past the Cafe Musicale will figure largely in the week’s activities. It will take place in the City Hall on Wednesday. May 15.

Plans are being stepped up for Civic Week 1974 now only a month away. Amongst new events discussed at last week’s meeting of the co-ordinating committee were a pet show for children, a window dressing competition and a horse fair. The week commences on June 1. The Round Table plan a donkey derby and vintage car parade. This year’s arts, crafts and hobbies exhibition will have a collectors’ corner.