A VICAR returned from France with a doughnut maker and was the hit of the church fete.

A pensioners’ welfare campaigner sent the Queen a pair of Silver Jubilee glasses so she wouldn’t feel left out of the frenzied collecting of souvenirs.

A Swindon engineer showed off the exquisitely-worked miniature petrol engine he built piece by piece, and which he planned to display at a prestigious steam fair.

Global news in the second to last week of August 42 years ago was dominated by the death of Elvis Presley, but nobody could accuse the Adver of failing in its local duties.