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The A140, teachers leaving, and a Diss teen representing the UK in Germany - What was in the Mercury 25 years ago?

PUBLISHED: 16:27 03 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:27 03 August 2018

The Diss Mercury on Friday, 30 July 1993. Picture: Archant

The Diss Mercury on Friday, 30 July 1993. Picture: Archant

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The Diss Mercury on Friday, 30 July 1993. Picture: ArchantThe Diss Mercury on Friday, 30 July 1993. Picture: Archant

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 see just what was in the paper 25 years ago.

On Friday, July 30 1993 it was reported that after 37-years of teaching at Diss Boys’ Secondary School Ben Sasada was stepping down from his role.

At the age of 60 he was leaving the role of English teacher and religious education.

The Diss Mercury on Friday, 30 July 1993. Picture: ArchantThe Diss Mercury on Friday, 30 July 1993. Picture: Archant

Also saying his fair-well was David Dwerryhouse who joined the school in 1960 as a chemistry teacher.

Diss teenager Kirsty Knights had been selected as part of 12 youngsters to travel to Germany to take art in a series of seminars.

She was the fourth pupil from Diss High School to represent the UK in talks covering the context of a democratic, friendly and socially-aware Europe.

And the front page for this edition was that the Scole bypass was planned to go ahead on time despite warnings from the British Road Federation that it could be delayed.

The £12.5m Scole-Dickleburgh A140 by-pass project was set to go ahead as planned in the autumn.

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