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PUBLISHED: 11:17 03 February 2006 | UPDATED: 21:40 28 May 2010

What was making the news this week in Fenland back in 1943 - MORAL dangers to which many young people in Wisbech are exposed were emphasised at the annual meeting of the Wisbech and District Free Church Federal Council. The Rev L A Lewis, Pastor of the El

What was making the news this week in Fenland back in 1943- MORAL dangers to which many young people in Wisbech are exposed were emphasised at the annual meeting of the Wisbech and District Free Church Federal Council.The Rev L A Lewis, Pastor of the Ely Place Baptist Church, alluded to tragic circumstances in which children, many with parents on war work or active service, were drifting into drunkenness and crime.It was stated that there are many in Wisbech, at the present time 500 boys and girls, who are not connected with any youth organisation. It was urged that the Free Church Council should do its utmost to support the proposed youth club in the town.- MARCH'S British Restaurant in West End was officially opened on Monday by Ald J W Payne. A large number of guests were present at the ceremony.After an inspection of the premises the company sat down to lunch, the menu comprising of onion soup, roast beef or meat pastie, cabbage and potatoes, sultana roll or rice pudding, and tea.The self service system has been adopted and the guests attended to their own requirements, returning the dirty plates to the servery when they had finished each course.- AT King's Lynn Police court on Monday, Reginald Claud Rivett, 35, of Marsh Road, Terrington St Clement, was charged with stealing on January 31, while employed by the LNE Railway Company, a tin of chocolate biscuits, valued at 12s, the property of the railway company.Pc Daniels stated that at 5.50am he stopped the accused as he was leaving work. In a bag he was carrying a tin containing 13 bars of chocolate covered biscuits. The accused was allowed bail in the sum of £5.- SEVERAL matters concerning the removal of iron railings from March were brought to the attention of March Urban District Council on Monday. An inspector of the Ministry of Works and Planning is visiting the town today (Friday) to discuss the matters.The first matter concerned an anonymous letter which Mr Truman said he had received. It was signed by one of the oldest ratepayers in the town and the complaint was that none of the iron railings in Belmont Road (off Creek Road), had been removed, whereas all the railings in Creek Road, St John's Road and New Park had been taken.

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