Looking back - Backward glance
PUBLISHED: 12:34 13 January 2006 | UPDATED: 21:37 28 May 2010
What was making the news this week in Fenland back in 1968 - AS The 'Back Britain' campaign gains momentum, a Wisbech firm have come up with an idea which they feel could literally raise millions of pounds to help put the country back on its feet. They h
What was making the news this week in Fenland back in 1968- AS The 'Back Britain' campaign gains momentum, a Wisbech firm have come up with an idea which they feel could literally raise millions of pounds to help put the country back on its feet.They have written to the Postmaster General suggesting a special issue of postage stamps to be sold at a slightly increased rate of a farthing each.The firm concerned are Messrs Pakright (Wisbech) Ltd, and the chairman of the company, local town councillor Bob Whyte, said he was sure such a scheme could do much to improve the country's economy.- ONE March shop assistant, at least, is anxious to back Britain.Mrs Bobby Harley of Norwood Road, one of the 14 members of the staff of the new International Stores shop in High Street, told us that staff were going to work half an hour earlier in the mornings, getting orders ready and preparing the shop for business.She said as far as she was concerned it was to shame the Government for getting the country into such a mess.- WHEN local footballer Ted Malkin pulled a purse out of the river at Wisbech on Monday he did not realise he had discovered the first clue towards the solving of a burglary in the town earlier in the day.The burglary had been at Boots the Chemists in High Street, where several handbags belonging to staff were rifled and strewn about the floor of the cloakroom upstairs, while their owners were working in the shop below.- SEVEN men were declared redundant last week by Johnson Engineering Ltd, the March firm of potato harvester manufacturers.The incident immediately started rumours about the future of the firm and fears that they might be going over to assembling imported machines and cutting back on their own manufacturing.On Monday the firm explained the redundancies came as a result of an efficiency drive and no more men were likely to be laid off. All seven laid off came from the assembly shop.