Hairdressers and beauticians at the Glemby Hair and beauty salon, in Bentalls department store were all set to offer charity cut and blow dries in 1986, all in aid of the Berkshire Hospice.

All 23 staff members were set to charge £3 per half hour session and manager Hugh Potton told the Bracknell News:” All the staff have welcomed this opportunity to contribute their time and experience into making the day a success.”

The age of steam returned to Crowthorne when the Pinewood Miniature Railway Society held its official opening 33 years ago, after the society was formed by a ‘new branch line’ of Bracknell Railway Society’s former members.

The new complex had taken two years to build and featured scale replicas of steam engines, running on 2,000 feet of track, running through the nearby woods.

Society member Sid Weeden told the News:” It went very well, with about 120 people coming on the day, despite the bad weather.

Andy Strong, a Quadrunner rider from Birch Hill, Bracknell, was celebrating after clinching his first national title, whilst driving his four-wheeled Suzuki 125cc.

Disabled Andy, came out top in three rounds on grass tracks and tough motocross events, racing with three-and four-wheel motorbikes and a 200cc Terrain Cycle.

Children at the Crown Wood Community playscheme were treated to a very special visitor when a police motorbike arrived mounted on a trailer.

The bike, which was accompanied by special police constables, was fully equipped with flashing lights, sirens and a radio.

Organiser Dick Stewart explained:” The whole evening was a great success, all the children took turns to sit on it, and they certainly had a wonderful experience.”

A former pupil of Ranelagh School, Bracknell passed out from the Britannia Royal Naval College to become a WRNS officer in 1986.

Anne Lucas, whose parents were from Wokingham, had also gained a degree in mathematics from Exeter University to add to her accomplishments.

At the college’s passing out parade Anne was introduced to the Duchess of Kent, who also took the Lord High Admiral’s salute.

Coopers Hill Youth Club staged their first inter-club games tournament 33 years ago and took part in various sports such as table tennis and darts.

Penny Morton, youth and community worker at the Bagshot Road centre explained:” We had not done anything like this before and we are aiming to take on other youth clubs in the district, I suggested it to the youngsters and they were very keen, each winner received a small trophy and the overall prize was a cup, which the winner gets to keep for a year.”