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Ally Pally ‘bankruptcy’ and a Marks & Spencer salmon heist: This week’s Ham&High 30 years ago

PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 February 2020

The Ham&High 30 years ago. Picture: Ham&High

The Ham&High 30 years ago. Picture: Ham&High

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This week in 1990 the Haringey Conservatives leader claimed Alexandra Palace was on the verge of bankruptcy.

Mr Hall demanded a special council meeting to discuss the management of the palace, which he said defied belief for its stupidity and financial ineptitude.

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The trustees of the site were at the time trying to raise a £27.5 million mortgage to complete works on the palace.

At Highbury Corner magistrates, a court heard that a grandson of the late Air Vice-Marshal Lord Trenchard stole 18 packets of salmon and four books to pay for his drug and alcohol habits.

The 22-year-old admitted stealing salmon worth £88.85 from Marks and Spencer in Camden Town.

Elsewhere, a teenager bought scraps from a butcher's shop and covered them with fake blood for a scene in a science fiction movie he made on a budget of £504 using facilities at William Ellis School in Highgate Road.

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