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Earith, which is on the river Ouse, in the 1930’s is noted as a holiday resort and in the summer months many people enjoy themselves fishing, boating and swimming in this river. Our house, which is situated in the High Street, commands an excellent view of the fens, and it overlooks the river Ouse… Earith School Concert 1912
Earith School Concert 1912 ‘The Doll’s House Party’ and ‘Sir Christus the Good’. The Programme of Earith School Concert. 18th and 19th December 1912 Pianoforte Duet: ‘Merry Skaters’ Ida Searle and Nellie Warren. Song: ‘The Kings Own’ B. Parren. Play – ‘The Dolls House Party’: Mistress Doll: Constance Thoday. Little Dolls: Elsie King, Ethel Attwood, Doris Setchell, Willie Brown, Henry […] 1930’s school playground
1930’s school memories: I remember when I was in the infants class Mr Jewson, who lived nearly opposite the playground in the house called ‘Cavendish’ used to go to Mickey Day’s sweet shop and buy a large paper bag full of liquorice Allsorts. Outside play in 1930′s Earith
He then came to the playground railing and threw the sweets out as though he were throwing corn to chickens…
Among the games we boys and girls played in the playground in 1930′s Earith were ‘Big Harry’ and ‘Little Harry’, both forms of Tag. The boys also played a very rough contact game where one team jumps onto the bent backs of the other team and tries to break the chain… 1930’s Earith getting to school and learning about farming
In 1930’s Earith the causeway was flooded, as it usually was every winter then, the children would be ferried across by Harry Harper in his boat.
Some children, mainly of the business families and some farmers and fruit growers would go to private schools in St Ives…