A look at what life was like in our villages in 1913
- THE long-standing Guyhirn Bridge question was revived at a well-attended meeting of the committee, held at Guyhirn schoolroom. The main cause was to consider the best steps required to make another step forward for a bridge to be constructed over the Ri
- THE long-standing Guyhirn Bridge question was revived at a well-attended meeting of the committee, held at Guyhirn schoolroom. The main cause was to consider the best steps required to make another step forward for a bridge to be constructed over the River Nene near the village. The committee had, a few years earlier, checked the condition of the undersoil. An engineering firm had also agreed that their estimate of £3,800 for the cost would cover the contract. The committee thought it would be a good idea to send circulars around to every county councillor to gain their interest. The resolution was passed, with funds for the circulars coming from the committee's accounts.
- COATES Helping Hand Club held their annual service at the Parish Church, but only a few members attended. The service was fully choral and the sermon was preached by the rector. The collection was divided between the Coates Sunday School and Peterborough Infirmary.
- A DANCE in aid of the funds of the Nursing Association took place in Upwell's Public Hall and was attended by about 50 people. The company assembled at about 8pm and, to the strains of Mr Miller's band, dancing was kept up until a late hour. The hall was well decorated for the occasion, with extensive draperies, flowers and other decorations well arranged. There was also a buffet situated near the entrance. It was feared though that the large outlay in preparation of the hall and other heavy expenses in attending the hall would not leave much to go towards the Association.
- MARCH Town Band visited Wimblington and afforded much pleasure to the inhabitants. The band attended a Sunday service at the Parish Church and accompanied the singing of hymns. There was a large congregation, and the church was packed.
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- DESPITE the popularity of the traditional Feast within young people dropping for several years, various stalls were set up in Manea's High Street and in the yard of the Carpenter's Arms. Many of the young people of Manea were drawn out, but the numbers were again down. A cricket match between Manea and Wimblington was also played, resulting in a win for Wimblington.
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