LETTER: ‘I used to pretend shelling The Acre pub in March’

Horace Rose rider and Mr Marshall.

Horace Rose rider and Mr Marshall. - Credit: Archant

This photo was taken at March between 1920 and 1930.

It shows Horace Rose astride the Norton motorbike and Mr Marshall in the sidecar.

Mr Rose was proprietor of the motorcycle/agency in St Peter’s Road, now Clark’s garage.

Notice the First World War howitzer in the background. I remember it standing near the river opposite Barclay’s bank.

My friends and I used to pretend shelling the Acre public house.


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I never knew whether it was a German or British gun. Wisbech had a tank on its park.

This, and probably the March gun was taken away and melted down for modern weapons.

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TREVOR BEVIS

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