Nostalgia: A look at what life was like in our villages in 1901

PUBLISHED: 13:24 17 February 2006 | UPDATED: 21:42 28 May 2010

* AN inquiry was held at Benwick for the purchase of land for enlarging a churchyard in the parish, or providing a burial ground, and to consent to borrowing money for that purpose. The Rev. W H Wood said the issue was of very pressing urgency and had be

* AN inquiry was held at Benwick for the purchase of land for enlarging a churchyard in the parish, or providing a burial ground, and to consent to borrowing money for that purpose. The Rev. W H Wood said the issue was of very pressing urgency and had been hanging over them for a long time - they believed they had only enough room for 12 more graves. The chairman of Benwick Parish Council recommended that £120 was borrowed to buy land.

* MR Alpheus Carter, of Terrington St John, was authorised to work as an officer for the Inland Revenue. Mr Carter completed the necessary course of instruction at the Liverpool Instructing Centre and satisfied the Collector with regard to ability. He was appointed to serve in the Hull association.

* AN inspection of the Band of Hope in Doddington took place under a reward scheme, with 46 children qualifying for examination. The children answered remarkably well to all questions put towards them about alcohol. The scripture lesson was well learned and the selected passage from Milton was also very well known.

* TO aid the funds of Upwell Football Club a smoking concert took place in the public hall. A successful programme of vocal and instrumental performances took place, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience who freely cheered the efforts of all the performers. The programme included a plentiful supply of humorous songs, many of which were sung in character and caused endless laughter. A vote of thanks to the Chairman brought the evening to a close.

* A FIRE broke out in the stackyard of Mr A Gee, one Monday morning. A large street stack was soon in full blaze and a great anxiety was caused for fear it would spread to adjoining corn stacks and farm premises. But through the prompt action of Mr Shipley and many other willing hands, the flames were held in check until the arrival of the Parson Drove fire engine. The cause of the fire was a six-year-old child playing with matches. The stack, the contents of 14 acres, was covered by insurance.

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