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Crowland, Donington and Spalding youngsters celebrated success while Pode Hole lobbied to save a bridge




Once again we are taking you back to 2009 and 1994 with our picture special.

In 2009, green fingered youngsters had their gardening club supplies boosted thanks to a local business.

Pupils at Spalding’s Monkshouse Primary School received bags of compost, seeds and window box display kits courtesy of Woodhead Bros Abbatoir.

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The youngsters had been involved in the company’s Lets Grow campaign and were nominated by Woodhead Bros staff to receive their donation. Teaching assistant Angela Haynes said thank you

Defiant residents vowed not to give up the fight to save their treasured footbridge in 2009.

Lincolnshire County Council decided to replace the Jobson’s Bridge in Pode Hole with a steel replacement.

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The move proved deeply unpopular with residents who lobbied councillors to call in the decision and reconsider it.

Anthony Edmonds, of Tydd Pottery, said at the time: “It is not overyet.

“We are quite depressed about it but it didn’t come as a big surprise.”

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Youngsters who took part in a firefighters experience day were given certificates to mark their achievement.

Organised by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and funded by South Holland and South Kesteven district councils, the event took place during the summer holidays.

It gave teenagers a taste of what being a firefighters was like.

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Students at the Thomas Cowley High School in Donington were rewarded for their hard work during the prizegiving of 2009.

William Meredith was the guest speaker on the night.

The school delivered impressive GSCE scores with 24 per cent of students gaining nine or more A* to C grades.

Courtney Baird and Curtis Dorbon were presented with the head boy and head girl awards on the night.

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The hard work of pupils at St Guthlac’s School in Crowland was rewarded during the annual certificate and prize-giving evening in 1994. Education Inspector John Slator was the special guest during the celebrations.

Sporting and academic achievements were celebrated during the event.

Year 11 pupils Catherine Dilley, James Brown, Joanne Wilkinson and Carl Wincomb received commendations. Sadie Pratt, Jamie Abrams, Scott Jackson, Richard Forth and Richard Hall also received prizes.

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Artistic children designed Christmas cards as part of a successful fair organised by Sutterton Playgroup in 1994.

They entered a competition for toddlers and pupils at the village’s Fourfields School. The Christmas fair also featured stalls by parents and a raffle to raise £400.

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