Nostalgia for Lancashire in 1977: tombstones; punk costume installer; and the great demand of tycoon Tim
Gravestones for the cemetery facelift
Hundreds of old gravestones in the grounds of Preston Parish Church are to be demolished to make way for landscaped gardens.
About ten men will break and take away the stones dating from the 18th century. The stones will be used for the infill on Warton Marsh.
The more than 300 gravestones in the grounds of Church Street Church make it too difficult for gardeners to weed between them.
The facelift will leave trees and shrubs planted in the back and front lots of the church.
The last tombstones to be laid date back to the middle of the 18th century when the church was rebuilt.
Preston rector Reverend Roland Meredith said there was no possibility of any bodies being moved.
“The bodies have not been buried since the 18th century. There is no chance that anyone will disturb them as the digging is only a few feet below the surface. These bodies will be much lower than that. “
But there will still be a hundred stones left even after the renovation. Because the paths around the church which are made of tombstones will be left untouched.
Take a look at a selection of photos from 1977 here
Brian’s smash-and-grab in the unpopular punk world
Blackpool tailor Brian Booth has gone to great lengths with his latest creation. His window was smashed twice and he was arrested and searched by the police.
It all started when he decided to respond to the latest pop revolution – punk rock – which aims to project itself as smelly and disgusting.
Punk fans told him about their plight – they love music and were sold on the equipment – but they couldn’t buy it anywhere.
So Brian, 28, made it his job to keep up with the demand and for £ 45 at a time he found a rich market.
He unveiled his first masterpiece two months ago. He was barely Christian Dior but he has a responsive and grateful following among punk fans.
In terms of sales, he decided to become his own traveling advertisement. He put on the suit and went for a walk around the station. It was then that his problems began and he discovered how unpopular punk could be.
“I wore it around town for a full week. My girlfriend was done with me almost right away, ”he said.
“I almost got arrested by the police. They arrested me and searched me – I think they assumed I was in the drug scene.
One man was so annoyed that he threw a brick across Mr. Booth’s window where the suit was on display.
Air chiefs have grounded the £ 10,000,000 offer of Tim’s little mogul’s warplane
Tim Webster failed in his £ 10,000,000 bid to buy a fully armed Harrier jet.
His offer of £ 9,000,000 with another £ 1,000,000 to come if the proposed delivery date was met was turned down by Lancashire planners.
And, with the collapse of the deal, the chances of the very first private air force ever to be created in North Yorkshire are also plentiful.
Residents of North Acomb, near York, no longer have to fear the idea of a vertical take-off warplane jumping over the back gardens and strafing their avenues and alleys.
But Tim’s mother believes her 13-year-old son’s determination to own his own private plane won’t be dampened.
“He’s just crazy about planes,” she said. “His dad just came out of the RAF and that has a lot to do with it.
Tim’s letter, which also requested that the warplane be transported to York Racecourse, where the race takes place, and stated that he would be there with his money, landed on the desk of the Director of contracts for the British Aircraft Corporation military factories in Preston. .
However, the last word should go to Tim’s mother: “I’m afraid Tim has to keep hoping – we don’t have £ 10,000,000.”