A look at what life was like in our villages in 1903

PUBLISHED: 13:28 19 May 2006 | UPDATED: 21:52 28 May 2010

* THE final technical instruction lecture as part of an Ambulance course was held in Wimblington. Dr C P O Connor, of March, gave the lecture in the village school concerning the treatment of fractures. The lecture was illustrated by slides manipulated

* THE final technical instruction lecture as part of an 'Ambulance' course was held in Wimblington. Dr C P O'Connor, of March, gave the lecture in the village school concerning the treatment of fractures. The lecture was illustrated by slides manipulated by J G Washington, also of March. The course was well attended by villagers in Wimblington and in Stonea.

* THE annual parish assembly of the Upwell Isle was held in the Christchurch schoolroom. Mr F Newell brought before the meeting the desirability of holding the annual assembly at both Upwell and Christchurch, alternating the location every year. He remarked that Upwell Isle electors were practically excluded from attending the meeting as it is held five miles away. And with this being the only meeting where electors got the chance to bring forward a matter of parochial interest, it was only an act of justice to them that the meeting was held in Upwell every two years. Mr Newell also said that it was unfair to Upwell that it was always practically excluded from the annual electors' meeting, forcing people to walk the five miles. In response, David Vawser said that if the meeting was held in Upwell one year, something important could be wanted in Christchurch. A move was made to ensure that the place of the meeting was not altered.

* A MEETING of the Doddington Cottage Horticultural Society was held to change the date of the summer flower show. It was decided that the show be held on July 8 instead of July 7 following the Wimblington Gala and sports being held on July 7. As well as sorting a date, it was resolved that a public lunch be provided on the show ground. More valuable prizes were planned for the show, open to amateurs and their gardeners within a radius of 20 miles of Doddington for roses and hardy flowers.

* A PUBLIC tea and entertainment was given in Tilney St Lawrence by children connected with Nurse Stempson's Band of Hope and Bible classes, and Miss Starr's pupils from the village school. The hall was tastefully decorated and about 70 people were present. Tea was provided by Nurse Stempson. The entertainment programme was a long one, consisting of songs, dialogues, recitations, piano and violin solos and drills.

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