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Goal for the ladies WOMEN playing football is now gaining popularity worldwide. But a picture sent by a reader shows a women s football Team from Chatteris in the early 20th century. Although women s football first hit the scene in England in 1895, its p

Goal for the ladies

WOMEN playing football is now gaining popularity worldwide.

But a picture sent by a reader shows a women's football Team from Chatteris in the early 20th century.

Although women's football first hit the scene in England in 1895, its popularity did not pick up until the 1990s.


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And, with the aid of the Euro 2005 Championships held in England, it is the fastest growing sport in the country for women, with a total of 100,000 girls and women now playing the sport.

But despite there being dozens of girls' football teams across Fenland, there is not a ladies' football team any more.

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Do you know anything about Chatteris Women's Football Club? Can you recognise any of the players in the picture?

What 'fete' for these youngsters?

THESE charity minded youngsters impressed the adults in the street where they lived by organising and holding their own garden fete.

The year was 1955 and the four children who all lived in Newlands Avenue, March, held the fete in a garden. Holding the event was all their own idea and they even organised a fancy dress parade and served teas.

Residents of Newlands Avenue did their best to support the fete, and the sum of £3 3s was raised for Dr Barnardo's Children's Homes.

Were you one of the enterprising youngsters who organised the fete? Can you put names to the faces? Did you go along to buy any of the goodies being sold by the children?

THERE were bonny babies galore at Gorefield's annual gymkhana and gala day in the summer of 1970.

There were about 40 entries in the baby show which was judged by Mrs J Walford SRN. Organisers were Mrs M Watson, Mrs J Spriggs and Mrs R Ward. The contest was split into two age groups - one to six months and seven to 12 months.

The event was held in a field loaned by G T Ward and Sons while an Eastern Counties Caravan Club rally took place at Mr and Mrs M Newling's Richmond Hall.

Hundreds of villagers and visitors flocked to the gala and helped to raise a profit of about £250.

Were you one of the proud mums or bonny babies in the picture? Did you win a prize? Can you put names to any of the faces?

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