50 Years Ago

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lAs Kesteven was set to get a music director, the chairman of the county education committee said: “The quality of the singing in some of our schools is good...and in some others it’s really awful!”

lA rise in teacher salaries was set to cost the county £158,375.

lJoseph Smith made national headlines by refusing to leave the Ministry of Agriculture until granted a meeting. He succeeded and declared: “mission accomplished”.