Looking Back: Parish pump

PUBLISHED: 08:02 27 January 2006 | UPDATED: 21:39 28 May 2010

A look at what life was like in our villages back in 1903 # MISS Elger s School, Upwell, gave a pleasing and attractive rendering of Cinderella before an invited assembly of parents and friends. An improvised stage at the end of the room, nicely decorate

A look at what life was like in our villages back in 1903

# MISS Elger's School, Upwell, gave a pleasing and attractive rendering of Cinderella before an invited assembly of parents and friends.

An improvised stage at the end of the room, nicely decorated for the purpose, added to the brightness of the performance. The whole piece was performed in eight scenes and presented a very pretty spectacle. Each part was enacted by the youthful performers, all of whom had their parts well in hand. Their expression was very good, and showed that no pains had been spared in training them which gave well deserved credit to Miss Elger.

The entire performance formed a most enjoyable evening's recreation for those who attended to witness it.

# AS in previous years numbers of old residents of Manea visited the village on the occasion of the Feast, the reunion of friends not being the least enjoyable of the various enjoyments.

The High Street and the rear of the Carpenter's Arms, with their swings, shooting galleries, etc., was again busy, and a source of great attraction. The Manea Brass Band paraded through the village by day and later played for dancing in the Institute. There was also a cricket match arranged with a team from Wimblington, which was won by Manea, and a Chinese fair and sale of work, held in the Board School in connection with the Primitive Methodist Church.

# A PUBLIC tea and entertainment was given by children connected with Nurse Stempson's Band of Hope and bible classes, and Miss Starr's pupils from Tilney St Lawrence.

The hall was tastefully decorated and about 70 were present. Tea was provided by Nurse Stempson. The entertainment was opened by a pianoforte solo by Miss Betney.

The programme, which was a long one, also consisted of songs, dialogue, recitations, piano and violin solos, and drills.

# AMONG the presentations to the King at a levee at Buckingham Palace, was Lieut Colonel F F Hill, son of the Rev J Hill, of Wimblington, on return from active service.

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