Gallery: A trip down memory lane with the Citizen

Citizen photographer Colin Bridges has delved into our archives to present the latest in our series of back issues of the paper from January-February 1983.

Thirty years ago starter homes in Furzton were advertised in a February edition of the Citizen at £19,750 with detached homes and bungalows at the Links selling for £32,950.

We report how boxing legend Henry Cooper, who was driving his Ferrari, was involved in a car crash after a meal at a local pub.

We also reported on the Duchess of Kent’s visit to York House, Stony Stratford in March, and on the happy announcement on the front page of the March 17 edition, of Edith Jones, of Bletchley, giving birth to triplets on Mother’s Day. The babies, all girls, were born at Royal Bucks Hospital, Aylesbury and were named Annamarie, Rebecca and Rachel - where are they now?

The same issue features a story about mutilated swans found on a lake in Milton Keynes, a mink coat, worth £1,700, being stolen from a display model at John Lewis, and a lovely report of Milton Keynes’ first heart transplant patient Gerry Hanshaw enjoying a surprise party to celebrate the first anniversary of his operation.