The 100pc schoolboy, famous guest and sentencing protest - What was in the Diss Mercury 25 years ago?
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The Diss Mercury has been servicing the local community for more than 25 years.
We have delved into the archives that have been stored away in the Mercury Office on Mere Street to show see just what was in the paper 25 years ago.
A South Norfolk MP was backing the release of two 'honoured and respected' men who were jailed who five years after being found guilty of kidnapping.
Duncan Bond, then 35, from Harlston and Mark Chapman, then 29, from Hornham, were sentences to five years in prison but MP John MacGregor joined with family and friends in protest over the 'excessive' sentence.
School pupil Edward Driver was in the news after completing 11 years at school without ever missing a day, finshing with an 100pc attendance record.
The the 15-year-old always joined his classmates at Bressingham and Diss High School as illnesses would always strike during the school holidays.
A famous face graced Pulham Market church fete as film and TV star Kate Rabett made an appearance. The Suffolk-born actress was joined by award-winning script writer David Croft.
- 1 Norfolk pub gets booked up every Sunday for its roast dinner platters
- 2 Meet the man behind a morbid new craze
- 3 Long stretch of A47 closed overnight due to crash
- 4 18 sights you will remember from Norfolk in the 1980s
- 5 Staff and customers gutted after fire badly damages popular takeaway
- 6 Villagers hope to take on land near their homes
- 7 Pressure waves of Hunga Tonga volcanic eruption felt across East Anglia
- 8 Custom-built six-bedroom home with indoor slide on the market for £900,000
- 9 Norwich venue offering Afternoon Cheese and it looks incredible
- 10 Is this Norfolk's quirkiest cafe?
Miss Rabett appeared in You Rang My Lord, Dad's Army and Half Hot Mum.