A mysterious body, Prince Charles and the Tudors return - What was in the Diss Mercury 25 years ago?

PUBLISHED: 13:17 13 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:37 13 July 2018

Prince Charles in the Diss Mercury.

Prince Charles in the Diss Mercury.


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

School pupils dressed up as tudors.School pupils dressed up as tudors.

We have delved into the archives that have been stored away in the Mercury Office on Mere Street to see just what was in the paper 25 years ago.

On the front page of the Friday, July 9, edition of the Diss Mercury a body had been found off of the coast at Lowestoft.

Police said they were “baffled” by the discovery of Jack Cheshire’s empty two berth cruiser near Scaregap Cottages two miles from Yarmouth.

Mr Cheshire was a widower from Shelfanger and was found to have died of natural causes.

The front page of the Diss Mercury 25 years ago.The front page of the Diss Mercury 25 years ago.

The Prince of Wales made a trip to the region and was met by school children waving home-made flags. Prince Charles joked with youngsters on a visit to Redgrave Church for a concert.

And history came alive again in Harleston after students recreated Tudor times by dressing up.

Second year pupils from Archbishop Bishop School went back 400 years learning courtly dances, cooking buns and biscuits, staging period dramas and recreating samples of needle work.

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