A TRULY diverse array of stories appeared in the Adver this week 16 years ago.

In Highworth, a nursing home threw a party for the latest of three residents to become a centenarian.

In Taw Hill, an earth-turning ceremony marked the start of work on the now-familiar medical practice building.

A double-page feature was devoted to the great Mollie Tanner, who was marking six decades as a dance teacher.

In celebrity news, children’s TV favourite Johnny Ball visited Steam and panto star Vicky Binns lent her name to a charity appeal.