WE take a short trip back through time to remember local events from July 1993These images show a wide variety of occurrences, including a rural fete in New Milton, children enjoying their holidays at River Park Leisure Centre, and the trophy winning cricket team from Townhill Junior School.

A teddy bears picnic was enjoyed at Eastleigh Village Hall, while Hampshire Youth Theatre performed an adaptation of George Orwell's Animal Farm.

July 1

William Whitelaw, Viscount of Penrith, died of natural causes at the age of 81.

Whitelaw was Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1991.

July 4

Rogue trader Nick Leeson returned home from Singapore following nearly four years in jail.

Leeson was jailed after his illegal dealings led to the collapse of Barings Bank with losses of £850 million.

July 5

Chelsea paid what was one of the highest fees paid by any English Club at that time.

They broke a club record by signing Chris Sutton from Blackburn Rovers for £10 million.

July 9

Neil Kinnock was appointed vice-president of the European Commission.

Kinnock had been Labour Party leader while they were in opposition between 1983 and 1992.