90 Years Ago – 1929

Si Perkins, advance publicity man for the Topsfield Fair, was in town bright and early Wednesday morning announcing the opening of the fair which will continue to the end of the week and promises to be the best ever.

Despite unfavorable weather rapid progress has been made this week in trenching for gas mains by the North Shore Gas Company.  Mains are now laid from the junction of Bridge and Central Streets, westward to the mountain of West Manchester.

75 Years Ago – 1944

The annual meeting of the Manchester Historical Society was held on Wednesday evening.  Lt. Inspector Philip Deady of the State Police, assigned to the State Fire Marshal Office, was the guest speaker for the evening.

Price primary School opened Wednesday with an enrollment of 152 students.

60 Years Ago – 1959

Manchester’s holiday weekend proved to be perfect in all respects with ideal weather and many planned activities centered around a very delightful Seaside Fireman’s Club Carnival.

The first meeting of the ’59–’60 season for the Masconotes will be held at the Thomas Sherwood’s on Smith’s Point next Tuesday.

45 Years Ago – 1974

Manchester voters followed the state trend and voted Governor Francis Sargent as Republic nominee and Michael Dukakis as Democratic nominee for Governor in the Primary election.

The Board of Health has appointed Kathryn Greenslet, Andrew Harris and John Hodges, Jr., to the Animal Control Board.

30 Years Ago – 1989

A jeep was found “stuck” in the sands of Singing Beach Monday morning after a four-wheeling joy ride. It had to be towed out using a bucket loader.

The Brown family is in the process of refinishing the deteriorating stucco surface on the building located at the intersection of Beach and Union Streets.

15 Years Ago – 2004

Catherine Slade is set to run, on October 24, 2004, in San Francisco participating in the Nike 26.2 all woman’s marathon, benefitting the Southern California Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

After several years of teaching breathwork nationwide, Tamaya Oldenhoff, Manchester resident and founding director of in-spiration, is offering her breathwork courses right here in Manchester.