Hooked on solution to a fishy story
PUBLISHED: 11:25 12 May 2006 | UPDATED: 21:52 28 May 2010
A FAMILY angling for fame - in our issue of April 28 we asked if anyone could name the members of the March family who were hoping to be the first to land a new fishing title and trophy. Many readers contacted us to say the angler was Sid Meads, who was p
A FAMILY angling for fame - in our issue of April 28 we asked if anyone could name the members of the March family who were hoping to be the first to land a new fishing title and trophy.
Many readers contacted us to say the angler was Sid Meads, who was pictured with his wife Molly, and their three children Judy, Linda and Sidney.
The year was 1967 and Sid was then a 36-year-
old bookmaker with considerable experience in match fishing.
The Meads were among fishing families from all over the country who took part in the British Family Angling Championship organised by Angler's Mail.
Mr Lee-Johnson, of Colvile Road, Wisbech, contacted is to say he knew Mr Meads and used to go on fishing trips with him.
What was the event when blonde bombshell Diana Dors visited Wisbech for the party of all parties? That was the question we posed to readers, also in our issue of April 28.
The event was a cheese and wine evening organised by the Wisbech branch of the Isle of Ely Conservative Association.
As many readers rightly pointed out it was held at the Clarkson Avenue home of Association chairman Fred Harrold. The late Mr Harrold's home is now a residential home.
Conservative agent at the time was Ted Warner and two of the men involved in organising the event were Norman Jacobs and Sonny Roseberry.
Diana Dors fan Mike Thurlby of Gorefield wrote to say he has an LP called 'Swinging Dors', which was released in 1961 and featured Wally Stott and his orchestra. Mr Thurlby says the LP is in red vinyl and he believes it to be a collector's item.