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Some more History – ‘Ostlers – Whittlesey’

Bellow a talk given by now retired David Ostler – about their business… We know how our business A C Ostler, finished but where did it start and what happened in the middle?  For that we go back 68 years … Continue reading

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DiFibs Need Our Help…

A local charity group very well known – Defibrillators For All (Here in Whittlesey) Have installed 44 ‘Defibrillators’ around our town and villages, have achieved monumental success in fund-raising to help save lives – here locally. Their latest challenge is … Continue reading

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Another Excellent Talk – Whittlesey / Coates / Eastrea

Another excellent talk being given by ‘local’ historian Maureen Watson, at the Eastrea Centre, Tuesday 17th July @ 14:30 for the next 6 weeks. History on the Villages and Whittlesey. FYI – I’ve a very good little booklet below for … Continue reading

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Happy Days are Here Again – 1967 – RG

So yesterday….I do so love classic 60’s & 70’s quotes…. With the ‘news’ that there maybe an end to the eyesore of the old Morley’s Petrol Pump and Garage. I take you back to some very ‘Happy ‘nearly carefree days. … Continue reading

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The Hero of Aliwal – Pub that was…!

  Tonight’s picture – Car Park complete We should all know the history of our local ‘Hero’  Sir Harry Smith. I am only going to cover recent history and that is of the public house not that of Sir Harry….. The … Continue reading

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My 10 Year Anniversary – Picking Up Rubbish

In July 2007 my wife Connie signed me up for ‘Street Pride’ – I am very honoured and proud to have been one of early members still to belong to the group. I have no involvement with the managing of … Continue reading

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Retrospective Planning Required – I don’t think so…..

My thanks to several who enquire of the well being of our two tortoises ‘Suntan’ & ‘Timmy’ Well I can report they are doing just fine, eating and sleeping well – sleeping is their main hobby and some juicy dandelions … Continue reading

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A Night to Remember

Being part of the organising committee of the 1st 67 School Reunion held on the 11th April 1997 – 20 years ago today. It was our first reunion some 30 years after leaving Sir Harry Smith – a very well … Continue reading

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Football Champions – Nah – This was real Football

So POSH didn’t do so well this season…..Well here is a bit of nostalgia….Coates Primary School 1962, there are still a few of us around, including Cllr Ray Whitwell holding the cup. I wish I could still kick a football … Continue reading

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Whittlesea Museum – 40th Anniversary – This Saturday

Fantastic ‘Volunteers’ mainly run our Museum on Market Street. This month will be 40 years since the Museum opened. The Group hope to get as many people to come along on Saturday 28th from 10:00am to 12:00 Visit their website … Continue reading

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