MAKING THE NEWS: Churchill’s death and new homes for Buckingham

The front page of the Advertiser in 1965
The front page of the Advertiser in 1965

The Advertiser looks back at what was making the news this week in 1965 and 1990.

Fifty years ago, tributes poured in for Sir Winston Churchill who died in the week.

The chairman of Winslow Rural District Council described the former Prime Minister as ‘the greatest Englishman’ and an ‘old warrior’ as 800 people stood in silence at the opening of Winslow Sports Pavilion.

The council also voted six to three in favour of plans for the ‘motor-age city’.

Twenty five years ago, the chairman of a campaigning group against a 170-home development said he will ‘fight it all the way’ after developers appealed its refusal.

Page Hill residents were battling to stop their green space being bulldozed.

But more homes were welcome news for renting families as plans for 30 houses on Western Avenue in Buckingham moved a step closer.