Review of the year - April and May

The Crow looks back at April and May in the next stage of it’s review

IT’S the time of year to cast our eyes back over the last 12 months, and pick out the highs and lows of a year of Royston news.

Reporter Joe Tyler takes a trawl through the archives to see what news has affected the people of Crow country in 2010.


15 – A seven-year-old boy thanked firefighters who saved his life, after he was involved in a collision with a car outside the fire station on Baldock Street.

Patryk Mamuot, a Tannery Drift pupil, had his airways opened and was rushed to intensive care at Addenbrokes Hospital, where he spent several days.

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15 – Royston man Conrad Wellstead came out of intensive care in Australia, where he had been for a week after falling.

15 – Three syringes were found in an alley way near a park by father Tony Morgan.

22 – Backpacking Royston couple Tom Bradley and Yelsel Geraghty were stranded in America for ten days due to the volcanic ash cloud.


6 – After it was revealed German company Volkswind were planning a development, the Stop Heydon Wind Farm action group was formed.

Between eight and 11 turbines were mooted for the site at Heydon Grange, and although the plans are still hanging in the balance, the group have lobbied for reconsideration, claiming it would ruin the picturesque countryside.

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13 – Royston man Robert Winspeare attended the memorial service of the Bradford City fire disaster, when his sister and brother-in-law died.

13 – Oliver Heald (North Herts East), and Andrew Lansley (South Cambs) retained their seats in the local elections.

20 – Pickpockets were on the prowl at Royston Parish church, after phones, wallets and a communion chalice were stolen.