Nostalgia: What was in the Fenland news this week in 1960

PUBLISHED: 12:08 10 February 2006 | UPDATED: 21:40 28 May 2010

* THERE used to be a lot of people who believed that if the enemy dropped a nuclear bomb on this country, the whole lock, stock and barrel would disappear in a cloud of dust. That was not so. It would be well nigh impossible to obliterate the whole countr

* THERE used to be a lot of people who believed that if the enemy dropped a nuclear bomb on this country, the whole lock, stock and barrel would disappear in a cloud of dust. That was not so. It would be well nigh impossible to obliterate the whole country.

This was stated by Lt-Col R P C Bagnell, County Civil Defence Officer for the Isle of Ely, speaking at a meeting at Guyhirn on Tuesday.

* FOLLOWING their highly successful fashion show last April, Wisbech Young Conservatives, in liaison with Armstrong's House of Fashion, will this year be holding an Easter fashion parade, but this time with a difference.

A number of local girls will be chosen to model the collection. An interesting innovation will be the appearance of two little girls presenting two petite ensembles from their own department which will be opened in the spring.

It will also be the first public show since Miss Vera Wilson became fashion buyer.

* LICENSEES in the March area will now be able to keep their premises open until 10.30pm on weekdays as a result of a decision taken by the March licensing justices at March on Tuesday, although it was stated that some of them do not wish to do so.

The application was made on behalf of North Witchford licensed Victuallers' Association, saying that they already had the extension during the summer months, but wanted it all year round.

* FOUR big men have been found to play the parts of slaves in the forthcoming production by Wisbech Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society of 'The King and I'.

The men, who will transport the Prime Minister Kralahome, are all over six feet tall. One is 6ft 4in, another 6ft 2in, and two are 6ft 1in.

As a result of the appeal in this newspaper for tall men, two more have become interested in the production and will be playing the part of deck hands.

* AT the year's first show and sale of pedigree breeding pigs to be held in Norwich on Wednesday, Carter Bros of Mill Farm, Welney, gained first prize with the boar 'Welney Torkel 16th' and first prize with the gilt 'Welney Atlanta 3rd.'

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