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The Day I nearly met Rupert Murdock

In late 1987 I was made redundant again, and in my mid-30’s was finding difficulty in finding a new job. It was recession time which the government didn’t admit too (again) – which didn’t help. I saw a small advert … Continue reading

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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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