Council officials and magistrates got a sneak preview of Bury’s new courthouse which was taking shape in 1990.

The £5 million project on Tenterden Street was ahead of schedule and would replace the existing magistrates court which had been converted from a former police station.

Pictured having a tour of the site are chairman of the Bench Leslie Dunn; assistant chief executive Charles Ryder; chief architect David Judson; senior architect Keith Fletcher; Councillor Winston Ramsey and magistrate George Gleeson