Looking back - Fenland news 1962

PUBLISHED: 11:49 10 March 2006 | UPDATED: 21:46 28 May 2010

What was in the Fenland news this week in 1962 - I AM sure we have got to progress and move with the times, and to try to make things a little more hygienic than they have been. Last year the fly menace was very bad." These were the words of the Chairma

What was in the Fenland news this week in 1962- "I AM sure we have got to progress and move with the times, and to try to make things a little more hygienic than they have been. Last year the fly menace was very bad." These were the words of the Chairman of the North Witchford Rural District Council, Cllr E Morris, before he used a casting vote in favour of a proposal that house refuse collections in the area be doubled to two a month. The decision, made at Council's monthly meeting at Doddington Hospital, reversed a recommendation that monthly collections should be continued, which was submitted by the Public Health and Housing Committee when they considered tenders for the work the previous weed.- MEMBERS of Ely, Haddenham, March, Upwell, Outwell and Wisbech and District Youth Farmers' Clubs attended a conference in the library of the Isle of Ely College at Wisbech, organised by the Isle of Ely County Federation of Youth Farmer Clubs. Also present were members of the College itself. Their speaker was Barrie McBride, who took the subject of 'A general outline of Rhodesia'.- THE cares of the world were left far behind for all those who attended the first night of the March Anglian Players' production in the Regent Theatre, because almost from the beginning to end the theatre was ringing with riotous laughter. Called 'See How They Run', it was written by Phillip King and it was one of the best productions, if not the best, the society had ever given in their years of existence- SINCE they formed four years earlier, members of the March Twenty Club had sent £706 to the British Empire Cancer Research Campaign. This was reported at the club's annual meeting in the Griffin Hotel, March, when it was also stated that the past year's activities had resulted in £314 being sent to the campaign. The vice-president, Mr H Cant, congratulated the club on their achievements and said he looked forward to the day when they reached the £1,000 mark in money raised. Membership was satisfactory, at 38, and after reporting in detail on the year's functions, he concluded by thanking the committee for their efforts during the year.

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