Review of the year - August

A boiling hot August is next on our review hitlist

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.


5 – Four brothers from Crow country were united with the sister they never knew existed.

Michael (63), Edward (62), Peter (60) and Chris (57) Wall were contacted by their sister Suzanne Brett (66).

The brothers grew up in Melbourn, but Suzanne was put up for adoption before any of them were born. She had been living in Cambridge and St Ives.

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Michael Wall said at the time: “We could have passed each other in the street and we wouldn’t have known.”

Also this month

5 – It was confirmed by Royston First that parking in the town centre would be free after 3pm.

12 – Fundraisers at the Waggon and Horses pub in Steeple Morden raised �30,000 by climbing the peaks of Britain’s three highest mountains, after being inspired by local girl Charlotte Parr, who has leukaemia.

26 – A tree collapsed on Newmarket Road, Royston, during rush hour, narrowly missing commuters.