Nostalgia: What was in the Fenland news this week in 1949

PUBLISHED: 13:26 17 February 2006 | UPDATED: 21:42 28 May 2010

* FORTY young people from various villages and towns in the Isle of Ely gathered on Saturday to spend the weekend at the Queen s School, Wisbech, to learn how to organise various activities in their own youth organisations. Classrooms were turned into d

* FORTY young people from various villages and towns in the Isle of Ely gathered on Saturday to spend the weekend at the Queen's School, Wisbech, to learn how to organise various activities in their own youth organisations. Classrooms were turned into dormitories and excellent meals were served by the school meals staff under the supervision of Miss T Young, County Organiser of School Meals. Students were divided into groups on the Saturday - leatherwork, plastics and drama, with 10 members of the course attending holy communion on Sunday. All students later joined in a service conducted by Councillor E N Rigg, of Wisbech, who gave an inspiring address. The weekend was brought to a close with the display when each group could look at the work of others.

* WHEN the RAF fly over March, Chatteris and Doddington on September 14 and commence a "bombardment", residents will be alarmed because the ammunition will be nothing more lethal than leaflets. It is part of the RAF's celebrations to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the Battle of Britain on September 17, subject to the Minister's approval.

* YOUNG Wisbech's opportunity to show what it can do came in the form of a handicrafts exhibition. Responsible for it were the Wisbech and District Local Youth Committee. In total, 134 youngsters notified their intentions of participating, but it was disappointing for the organisers that not many more than a quarter of the entries arrived in time for judging. The work on display was of good quality and pleased the two judges from Impington College.

* WITH the probable exception of March, interest in the local elections of the ordinary "man in the street" does not appear to be as keen as it was in the 1946 elections. Chatteris' and Whittlesey's elections both saw new candidates standing, all of whom being successfully elected. The Progressive Party retained its hold on March, by retaining their eight seats, over the Labour Party, who took the remaining four. The largest surprise though was at Manea where vice-chairman for many years, the Rev F Herbert, failed to get re-elected.

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