Climb Newcastle News: Things get Spooky

Evening Chronicle March 29th 1979

Whilst tracing hot water pipes in the loft space above our shop we came across this fascinating copy of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle from Thursday 29th March 1979. The front page shows Maggie Thatcher in jubilant mood during her campaign to be the first British female prime minister, with the headline referring to the recently announced general election date.

The really spooky thing is that when the newspaper came down, on the open page was a story about climbers being asked to pay rescue teams when they get into trouble and a quote from no less than father of Andy, John Earl. What are the chances?!

Evening Chronicle March 29th 1979