NOSTALGIA: Norman the wandering cat and RLS computer marathon

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The picture above published on the front page of the Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser on January 31, 2008 illustrates the tale of Norman the cat.

The picture on the right published on the front page of the Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser on January 31, 2008 illustrates the tale of Norman the cat. Acquired from a rehoming centre, when he escaped owners Sheila and Brian Smith found him alive and well a few doors away living with a family who had owned him before he escaped and ended up in the rehoming centre. By agreement of both parties Norman got to decided who he lived with.

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On page two of the Advertiser on Friday, January 29, 1988 four pupils from the Royal Latin School in Buckingham were pictured presenting a cheque for £130 to a Willen Hpsoice Nurse after they took part in a 24 hour computer marathon. They were John Eaggleton, Simon Smith, Neil Morgan and Ian West. Where are they now? - @AdvertiserGrp

50 years – This week 1963: A front page story on the February 1 edition of the Buckingham Advertiser reported on an argument between Buckingham Borough Council, and the owners of one and two Market Hill, versus Bucks county planners who wanted the buildings protected.

At a planning inquiry the local council and owners argued the buildings had no historic value, would be expensive to renovate, and while in disrepair were a blight on a town in desperate need of a supermarket.

County planners said parts of the buildings where nearly 500 years old and added to the charm of the town centre.

The buildings next to Brown’s Hair Salon are now a bank and a dry-cleaners.

25 years – This week 1988: Page three of the Bicester Review on January 29 reported Bicester Town Council was considering a by-law banning balls games in the Meredith Close play area. One resident had spent five years complaining about American baseballs breaking windows and destroying flower beds.

10 years – This week 2003: Villagers celebrated after plans to turn Finemere Airfield into a 30 acre car storage area, capable of accommodating more than 6,500 cars, were turned down by Aylesbury Vale District Council planners. The Airfield is now home to a popular Sunday market.