Looking back

PUBLISHED: 12:50 23 January 2006 | UPDATED: 21:37 28 May 2010

What was making the news this week in Fenland back in 1968 - WISBECH Museum is not now contemplating the sale of its greatest treasure", the manuscript of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. When a reporter spoke to Mr Graham S Gardiner (chairman) abou

What was making the news this week in Fenland back in 1968- WISBECH Museum is not now contemplating the sale of its "greatest treasure", the manuscript of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.When a reporter spoke to Mr Graham S Gardiner (chairman) about an offer made on behalf of a man living in Brighton, he commented: "The whole matter is still in abeyance and we are trying other measures to raise funds.One of the other measures is the appeal which was sent to 1,300 people. By yesterday (Thursday) it had produced £35.10s.- AN agreement between the trustees of the Methodist Church, Doddington, and the John Compton Organ Company of London has now been signed and progress is being made with the building of the new organ, which is expected to be installed by June 1.The instrument ordered is thought to be the only one of its kind in the Isle of Ely. It is the latest electrone model produced by this renowned firm of organ builders.- COUN E Hubbard Miller (chairman of the Wisbech Borough Food Control Committee) has been assured by the Wisbech and District Trades Council of their full backing for his statement on local fish and chip prices.At the Food Committee's annual meeting he said that a reduction in prices "would appear to be very necessary".As revealed last week, Coun Miller refused to apologise to the Wisbech and District Fish Fryers' Association.A complaint about the portions he had received had been made by the Trades Council delegate.- MR K R Mortimer of The Causeway, March, for many years manager for the March Gas and coke Company Ltd, has also been appointed secretary to the company pending its being taken over by the state.The appointment in succession to Mr C Greenwood, who has retired, was made at a meeting of the company directors on Friday, when the chairman Mr Harry Burn presided.It is thought that control of the company by the state will be effected sometime this year, but at the moment, in the words of Mr Burn, "everything is in the air".

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