PAST HEADLINES: What happened this week in Northampton through the ages?

We scoured the archives for the headlines which hit Northampton in the week of June 10 to 17 in bygone years.

As we enter the middle of June, we’ve cast our beady eye through Northamptonshire’s newspaper archives for some flashing headlines covering this week in past decades.

From miserly farmers watering down milk during the ration years of the Second World War, to upmarket restaurants shutting down with rat infestations, to the town’s first gas lamps 200 years ago, Northampton has always been at the forefront of hard-hitting news.

So step into our time machine as we bring you the headlines for the middle of June from our vaults...