Here we feature some archive photos from the Oxford Mail in 1993 - 30 years ago.

Ann Ducker, chairman of South Oxfordshire District Council, was usually seen in formal dress for council meetings.

So it was a fun surprise when she was pictured wearing her daughter's leather gear.

1993 was also the year when police tackled a suspect package in The Reject Shop in Cornmarket following a coded message.

According to the Independent, police officers evacuated the city centre after the coded bomb warning was made to police in Dublin by a caller claiming to be from the IRA.

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A controlled explosion was carried out on a suspect device found in The Reject Shop in May, 1993.

Oxford Mail:

No one was injured.

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The discovery of the Oxford 'bomb', concealed in what police described as a suspect package, came 72 hours after two firebombs caused damage to the Bristol branch of The Reject Shop.

Oxford Mail:

No one was hurt in that incident either.

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