From our archives:

85 years ago

Entries for the Malton Show had fallen slightly below those of the previous year, mainly due to the dropping of several of its classes.

Unlike last year the popular pig entry was back, now that the ban had been lifted on the Swine Fever Regulations.

One of the main outstanding attractions was the new driving class, with a Mr Frank Buttle champion Harness Shalimar.

The evening programme was also considered one of the best provided in many years.

The fate of the Yorkshire Farmers’ Bacon Factory at Sherburn-in-Elmet hung in the balance, with a definite decision hopefully been made within the next fortnight.

A liquidators’ meeting had therefore been held in the Rialto Ballroom, York, with an outcome that all farmers would subscribe the necessary capital of £5,000 to refloat the concern.

50 years ago

All 27 passengers in a northbound motor coach had been injured and taken to hospital, at Northallerton, after a vehicle had spun off the road, struck a farm building and ended up in a potato field near Sinderby Garage, on the A1.

And a well-known former professional boxer of the 30s Frank Fowler era, Mr Stan Ward of York, had been killed in an explosion at the Acomb bake house.

Police were called to L and D Riches’ bakery in Acomb Road to take pictures of the shattered bake house before the CID started their enquiries.

And it was good news for the Evening Press as sales of the paper had touched an all-time record for the first six months of the year.

The average number of copies sold each day was 60,627.

20 years ago

Plans had been announced for a high speed train service whisking passengers direct from York to Paris in under six hours before the end of the year.

The new service would link York to Europe through the Channel Tunnel, bringing hordes of new visitors to North Yorkshire.

The collapse of two public sewers had left motorists and householders in York kicking up a stink for the next three weeks, as roadworks at Peasholme Green Bridge entered its third and final stage.

The Evening Press revealed that Adtranz, the former carriageworks owners ABB had imposed a covenant banning any future train building activities on the site in a bid to stop any overseas competitors walking straight in to a purpose-build factory and setting up as opposition.