Court in the act

PUBLISHED: 13:25 04 May 2007 | UPDATED: 22:46 28 May 2010

PEOPLE from across the Fens decided to visit a place they would normally not wish to attend – Wisbech courthouse, home of Fenland Magistrates Court. The courthouse celebrated its 50th anniversary with an open day on Friday for students across the Fens, a

PEOPLE from across the Fens decided to visit a place they would normally not wish to attend - Wisbech courthouse, home of Fenland Magistrates' Court.

The courthouse celebrated its 50th anniversary with an open day on Friday for students across the Fens, and on Saturday for the public.

A number of mock sessions were held during the two days, complete with bench, prosecution and defence lawyers and a court clerk, showing how the court would normally operate.

Students also had the chance to take part in a quiz, with prizes to be given to the winners after all the quiz sheets have been marked.

Various criminal justice agencies set up stands on Saturday, including the advisory committee which gave out information on becoming a magistrate.

A meal, attended by local dignitaries, past and present magistrates, legal advisers, solicitors and the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, was also held on Tuesday at the Rose and Crown Hotel.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Cambs Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Cambs Times