A look at what life was like in our villages in 1907

PUBLISHED: 11:25 12 May 2006 | UPDATED: 21:52 28 May 2010

- AT the Grange, Emneth, an important sale of pedigree large white Yorkshire pigs from the herd of Richard Carter took place and was very successful, with prices realised being very successful. The sale was all the more important with the fact that it was

- AT the Grange, Emneth, an important sale of pedigree large white Yorkshire pigs from the herd of Richard Carter took place and was very successful, with prices realised being very successful. The sale was all the more important with the fact that it was the first one of its kind in the district and it attracted considerable interest amongst local pig breeders and others from a distance. Included in the sale was 35 gilts, three sows and 15 boars from Mr Carter's herd which was only established three years earlier. The total from 51 pigs sold reached £313 19s, or an average of more than £6 3s each.

- A SKATING match took place on Benwick river. About 20 village men competed and some close finishes were witnessed. Ultimately Chas Richards and Wm Clifton were left in the final, the former winning fairly easily. The boys race was won by Tom Sneesby, a very promising youngster. All competitors were awarded a prize.

- A PUBLIC meeting in connection with Upwell District Nursing Association took place in the village's Old Schoolroom, where the meeting's chairman, the Rev F Townley, endeavoured to get the support of doctors. By the time of this meeting, not quite a year after the formation of the club, he had hoped to have two nurses, but the medical profession hindered much good that might otherwise have been done. The Rev Townley had done his utmost to obtain support of two doctors at the meeting, but the more he tried the further off he seemed. The Rev Townley still had hopes that the doctors would soon change their mind and recognise the value of the work they were doing.

- THE Isle of Ely Coursing Club held their second meeting of the season at Stonea, but the sport was spoiled by horrible weather with rain falling all day. The meet was at Stonea Bridge, with trials over the farms of T Christmas, J Morton and H Clarke. But weather was altogether too bad and hares were hard to get at.

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