Toxic clouds, Christmas planning and shopping trolly pranksters - What was in the Diss Mercury 25 years ago?

The Diss Mercury from June 11 1993.

The Diss Mercury from June 11 1993. - Credit: Archant

The Diss Mercury has been servicing the local community for more than 25 years.

The Diss Mercury from June 11 1993.

The Diss Mercury from June 11 1993. - Credit: Archant

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.

The front page of the Diss Mercury from June 11 1993 shows that an industrial fire in Eye, residents were warned to stay in their homes after fears that toxic fumes had been released.

Hartismere High School had to be closed at the height of exam season due to theses fears.

Diss was planning early for Christmas with the decision of whether to scrap late night shopping over the holiday and have it replaced by a fun afternoon of shopping in an attempt to bring in more customers.

The front page of the Diss Mercury from June 11 1993.

The front page of the Diss Mercury from June 11 1993. - Credit: Archant


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It was reported that shopping trollies were being used as late night buggies by pranksters in Harleston. The council sort to combat this by having a member of staff from the Budgens clear the trollies away.

The front page of the Diss Mercury on June 11 1993. Picture: Archant

The front page of the Diss Mercury on June 11 1993. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

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