Soham Grammarians - The Summer Fair 1958

from the Christmas 1958 Soham Grammarian



No matter what else is said, the proposal to raise £1,000 for a cricket pavilion fund in any one school term, at any one small county grammar school anywhere can justly be called an "Everest of Challenge." We did not think of it as such when first the Headmaster made this suggestion way back in the Spring Term; in fact, we called it many other things! If anything ever inspired gaping awe amongst first and second formers, that did; if anything ever stimulated winking mischief in the thirds and fourths, that did; and if anything ever led to mutiny in the fifth and sixth forms, well, that - almost - did!

However, as is so often the case with schoolboys, initial reactions are nothing to pass final judgment upon. The first week of the Summer Term saw the swopping of ideas thought up in the Easter holidays, the tabulating of all suggestions - both sensible and outlandish - and the rough drafting of the worthwhile schemes. The second week saw the arrival of the first load of tuck, the sloshing of the first golf ball from off the putting green over the dining-hall, the first "pack" of hot-dogs avidly devoured, the first of the Skiffle "Recitals," and so on. We had begun upon our "Everest of Enterprise."

The cogs were turning; the pennies were rolling in; the job cards going out; and the day was drawing nearer And came!

July 17th [sic- it was Saturday 19th]: a day of phenomenal-1958-sunshine; a day when the rain just forgot; a day when summer frocks, open-neck shirts and cravats could be worn unpretentiously and almost unnoticed; the day of the " Everest of Triumph."

We have not been able to include an account of every contribution towards the Summer Fair and must apologise for any omissions. To all those parents and friends of the school whose individual contributions were invaluable and without whose generosity and assistance our success would never have been achieved, we extend unreservedly our thanks and appreciation. We should also like to take this opportunity to thank the Headmaster and the Staff who guided all our efforts in the many money raising activities, particularly Mr. Lawrance who took care of the finances, which, as the figure of £1,300 suggests, were very considerable.


In the heart of the Cotswolds (seldom spied)
Enclosed by hills on every side,
Is Lode, 20 miles from nearest town
Joined by a road going up and down.

The road to Lode is very bleak
(In fact used only thrice per week).
Once by the omnibus, and the postman too,
If your car is strong, once by you.

The usual air is one of peace,
Even though there are no police.
Today it's chaos and I would say
Because of the Vicarage Fête - Today!

On this self-same day in every year,
Every person from far and near
Arrives in horse and trap - (or bike)
The farmers, yokels, and such like.

The vicarage lawn is one great scene
Of industry, obstruction and in between.
The vicarage lawn is a sea of mud,
Where humans bang and thump and thud.

The signs no longer white as snow,
Were painted fifty years ago,
Though faded, cracked and antiquated,
Their meaning can be excavated.

There are plates and vases of pseudo-Ming
And bunches of carrots tied up with string,
And numerous elephants (all of them white)
Leeks and onions and potatoes with blight.

Escaped from his cage and doing fine,
The "bowling" pig has commenced to dine,
The vicarage vegetables (pride of the town)
Are bruised, chewed and trodden down.

But now we must leave . . . Oh, not again?
It's just begun to pour with rain,
It's drenched the stalls both new and old
Before a single thing's been sold.




Our class, IS, like most junior forms, tried to do the same things. The first idea was job cards, introduced by the Headmaster, and in this connection our form did quite well.

In most form periods we discussed ideas for the Summer Fair. Scores of ideas were put forward by members of the class, but we decided to have only two stalls, which were "Guessing where treasure was in a sand pit" and "Throwing balls into buckets."

Also bank tickets and many draw tickets for Mr Taylor's two cricket bats were sold.

Another idea by one of our boy's parents was to put three objects under a most beautiful cake, and if you guessed what they were you received a quarter of this cake. The objects were an empty envelope, fuse wire, a coat hook, plum wrapper. JC


" Come along, win one of these magnificent cricket bats, autographed by the New Zealand and Surrey cricket teams." Mr Taylor's voice rang above the clamour of the school's Summer Fair. This cricket bat draw was IT's combined effort for the Fair. They began selling tickets for the bats about five weeks before-hand but were later assisted by the whole school. This brought in a fair sum of money, but IT themselves raised about £42

One of IT's form members, Wheeler, made some home-made popcorns and, with the help of Kent, sold them at 3d. per bag. Gardiner, another form member, also helped to raise IT's efforts by selling some gooseberries to Mr Housden during a maths lesson for 72d. profit. Comic-selling to IS helped to raise another few shillings, the comics being sold at half-price. Mr Taylor added an amusing note by promoting Coe to the post of form treasurer, and then starting off his role by adding 3d. to the "kitty."

IT's stall was gaily decorated with artificial grass, which was kindly loaned by Coe's father, who is a grocer, three sets of wickets from Mr Phelps' shed, and three large cardboard figures of cricketers, which were supplied by Mr Taylor in person. Two boys sat at desks at each side of the stall, selling tickets (price 1/-) while Mr. Taylor turned the large blue drum containing all the tickets. But the centre of attraction were the two truly magnificent cricket bats. CFJ


The Summer Fête which took place on Saturday, July 19th, involved a great deal of previous preparation. All the forms in the school had some type of entertainment or other source of raising money. 2A, Mr. Askem's form, however, had a variety of activities, namely, a home-made stall, a competition of stabbing corks in a bath, a jar of peas where one had to guess the quantity inside, and a competition to guess the weight of a cake. These activities took place on the day.

A number of activities in various other forms were held before the day of the fête. 2A, like some other forms, sold books and comics, the proceeds of which went towards the total. One boy however, R Durrant, was fortunate enough in winning a prize of £3 3s, at the National Exhibition of Children's Art, with his picture entitled "Fishing". This picture was purchased by Professor MW Beresford of Leeds University. R Durrant generously donated his prize to 2A's total.

On the day of the fête the above-mentioned activities took place, all forms were successful in raising a considerable amount of money. Among the items sold on the stall were Plaster of Paris models and plaques made by R Dean and B Bowles, some of which were sold before the day of the fête. Tarts, cakes, bottled fruit and home-made jams were among the things sold. The competition of "guessing the weight of the cake" sponsored by Mrs Bowles involved a wide variety of guesses.

A system of "job cards", which were used before the day, included a job of baby-sitting. BCL


WHEN 2F settled down to the hard task of raising the sum of fifty pounds for the school pavilion fund several amusing things happened. Nearly every week some money came in from that great cress-grower, Daly, who is a citizen of the honourable, cress-loving village of Wooditton. There was also another gardener in our midst, and that was Poole who specialised in expensive lettuces (about sixpence dearer than they were in the shops), but nevertheless he sold most of his lettuces.

Also there was one brainy individual who thought of the idea of having clearing-up fines, as the formroom was then used for lunch, and it had to be cleared up afterwards. There was a rota for each day and anybody who didn't clear up was fined. The idea of a library was quite a good one too, but, as the term grew older, the library was used less frequently.

There was also a draughts and chess championship and the winners kindly gave the money they won to the fund. The game which proved to be most popular was a greyhound racing game called "Harringay" and most of the Fifth Form had more than one go at it. This game managed to raise the incredible sum of about one pound in just over one hour. The form also collected wool, but without much co-operation from the rest of the school.

A game in which one had to guess the number of beans in a jar was also popular with the form, and it raised quite a lot of money. When the day of the Fête at last came, the form had raised about twenty-two pounds.

Saturday, July 19th, was about the finest day in the whole of the summer and over a thousand people attended the Fête. The form had several things going on the day and one was the Exhibition which contained two robots, Daly's home-made three valve radio set which actually, to everybody's amazement, made a noise, a collection of moths, foreign coins, several model aircraft and meccano ships. Anybody who saw the exhibition inevitably bought a raffle ticket, which was again a very successful money-raising exploit.

In fact our raffle brought in more money than any of our other things, but that was not surprising considering the very good prizes and they were in order: an iced cake, a chicken, another iced cake, two dozen eggs, and tray.

One cannot pass the raffle over without mentioning White, B, who sold about one quarter of the tickets by using his great charm. Poole had a draw of his own and that contributed about two pounds. Mrs Mallion contributed a great deal with the wicker baskets which she made, and also on the same stall were some flowers which were quickly sold out. The games stall did not contribute much, owing to the fact that not many people had a go on it. There was also the fabulous treasure island with the one thousand pound prize, a premium bond.

At the end of the Fête, it was easy to sum up the great success and that was the lovely day and the hard work of all boys, masters and parents. JE


Many forms, like ours, started money-making well before the School Fair was due. Under the firm hand. of Mr Waller we first opened a second-hand book and comic shop, on which we made a good profit, and then auctioned off all the remaining stock. Chief Auctioneer Cole, assisted by Dibbs, sold over a hundred books, comics and magazines for 1/6½d, a cent, a piece of string, and a button. With the money thus collected we were able to start the ball rolling without external financial assistance.

Table mats were made by Wheeler and Taylor, D, dish mops, with flashy blue or red sponge mops, were Cogman's chief contribution. Wine bottles, wire, bulb-holders, flex and raffia combined with helping hands to form table lamps, while baskets were produced by Coe and face flannels by parents. Eggs brought by the farmers amongst us, including Mr Waller, were supplied on order.

The hot-dog stall was one of the main money spinners. After a few teething troubles things went fairly smoothly. No hot dogs were sold on credit, though charred or raw ones were sold cheaply.

The stalls run on the day were Jingo's Bingo, controlled by Cornes, Mosedale and others, pony rides, with the horse-expert Jackson and helpers.

The bag and jam stall, with Wise, Wheeler and Leaford behind the counter, stood next to the hot dog stall, with Rule, Lupson, Register, Tester, Rowe and Taylor, C in control. At least mostly, for in one instance due to a leaky tin some fat caught light, but under protest from the owner of an apron with which we smothered the fire, everything was again put right and our "atomic" heater was back to normal again.

Despite all the troubles, 3L raised a handsome sum. On the Monday after, we celebrated by frying some bread left over from the hot dog stand.

This was then taken up to the form room, and rumour has it that a certain master, a mathematician, entered the room declaring that he could smell steak and onions, while a certain chemistry master presented us four hot dog merchants with an appropriate essay.

Was it worth it ? £50 for four essays plus a lot of hard work.
Yes, I think it was, for the cricket pavilion is now no longer a dream but a future certainty. CRT


Before the day, under the helping hand of our form-master, Mr Thomas, many activities took place. Money was raised by the selling of different kinds of books in the doorway of the form-room.

But perhaps the greatest contributors were Hood and Mitton who gave us a hint as to their future careers by collecting aid selling scrap iron in Cambridge.

Organisations for money raising were in full swing even during the lunchtime, where such games as Subuteo Football by Wilson and Table Skittles and Test Cricket by Misson and Kerridge brought in a little extra money.

3T even had a kind of Tuck Shop, run by Harrison and Weston, with their home-made Scotch Pancakes, which if required, could be covered or should I say plastered, with jam or sugar. But this, too, brought in some valuable money for the funds.

Also the form had a black-market affair, in the selling of vegetables. As an example of this, radishes were only one shilling a bunch, which everyone thought was rather dear. But not to be forgotten were the four members o£ the form who helped in chopping up firewood.

On the actual day 3T did not play one of the biggest parts, for only a few things were arranged. But we had a raffle kindly run by Mr Banyard with a prize of a beautiful tea-service. Also Roll-a-Penny, organised by Dant, produced quite an amount of money. Table Skittles, although used before the day, was another stall.

But the most successful stall on the day was the contribution by Binge and Carter called Can-Cans. This stall was erected the previous evening. The object of this game was to knock a pile of cans off a shelf with an object made of cloth. DC


It was one of those sunless, rainy, typical summer days in May, when the Headmaster told a hushed school we were to raise £1,000 by hook or by crook, for a cricket pavilion.. A murmuring yet strangely subdued school egressed. Form 4L was immediately in the forefront of money-raising activities before "The Day", feverishly searching every nook, cranny and first-former for paper, large or small. Soon all boys were seen to arrive at school bowed down beneath heaps of newspapers, to be hurriedly and secretly hidden in a dark, damp cellar where weird cries vibrated. Soon the piles of paper began to rise from the floor to the ceiling and commenced to squirm towards the door. The more industrious members of the form began to work out the paper situation in the terms of pounds-shillings-pence.

Fortunately the day of the Fair opened well and remained fine for the duration of the day. The form rifle-range was soon under way in a shady corner of the Fair (could it have been to prevent too accurate shooting ?) and the numerous "side-shows" soon began attracting the richer patrons.

The large posters, studiously painted at odd times in the preceding weeks, swayed on their leafy boughs around the range and informed all to beware of flying slugs! The immense heaps of targets and ammunition began to dwindle and the money rattled into the sundry tins. The form-prefect was sent so many times up the stairs to Mr. Lawrance with large and small sums of money.

Taking a tour around the Fair found Hancock and his wet team of helpers showing many small boys (potential customers), how easy it was to cover a sixpence at the bottom of a bath of water. One also found the late Brookes announcing that he wished all to guess how many chicken pellets there were in a remarkably dirty bottle and Place hurling darts in all directions while his wary customers ducked at the opportune moment and escaped, leaving sixpence in the saucer.

Too quickly, it seemed, the Fair was closing down, the bags of paper behind the targets, now thoroughly perforated, were tugged away, the cricketers crunched away, the scraps of paper fluttered in the evening breeze, the last of the takings were finally counted carefully, each penny accounted for and taken in "cloak and dagger" style to the bank. MS


4T's effort started some two months before the day. A darts competition was arranged, and the rounds were played off in the form-room in the lunch-time. Dart-boards were provided, but did not seem to be in any great use, the competitors deciding that it was better fun to see who managed to get the most plaster off the walls, as visitors to 2G form-room will testify.

Then, about four weeks from the Fair, Mr Fleet had a subtle brainwave. He suggested melting old records down to form flower-pots which were supposed to sell for 2s. 0d. each. However, it is very doubtful if any were bought, and someone even suggested that they would sell better in their original form.

The next week Mr. Fleet walked into the Physics Lab. with a large bundle of Do It Yourself's under his arm, and proceeded to expound his views about the profits obtainable from the making of Duchess sets. He was so enthusiastic that by the end of the period several people had been induced to promise to make some of these sets. They were so keen on it that they even gave up some of their periods in school to make the mats behind the desks, as some irate masters found out. Several sets of these were eventually sold after much bargaining.

On the actual day, a balloon-bursting competition was arranged, most of the balls being thrown through old Form VT's windows which were luckily open.

An iced cake was procured from somewhere and was successfully raffled by Mr. Tabraham, who also won it. VW


The announcement by the Headmaster that the school was to attempt the raising of £1,000 for a Sports Pavilion originally brought cries of "Impossible!" to our lips. However, the ship had been launched and many engines began turning in the minds of the enthusiastic-growing schoolboys and cool, organising schoolmasters.

Like all other forms, a huge total of £50 stared ironically at us. We, the fifth form, were embarking on a term of utmost importance, and so our main approach was to raise this money with the least possible effort and what better suggestion than "direct giving" ? Thereafter, a small queue of benevolent well-wishers accumulated at the front of the classroom to present their gifts. (One could not help thinking that this gift was something of a 'peace offering').

Of course, some action was carried on, namely the darts tournament and the Mid-day Music (?) Recitals (commonly called, so I am told "skiffle sessions"). The Skiffle Sessions were highly successful, and brought in about £3 per session on an average. "King" Shaun Jarvis and his banjo led the group which consisted of Palmer, Murton (guitar), Wilkins (wash-board) and Goulty (tea-chest bass). The group, naturally, did not combine too well because of inexperience and insufficient practice, but the foot-tapping and facial expressions indicated that the sessions were enjoyable and inspiring.

With the cloud of the GCE past, the sun shone, and such was the day on which the School Fair was held. Old Moore himself could not have chosen a better day. It was a hectic day with a thrilling sense of enjoyment, of responsibility, and specially the close co-operation of staff and pupils. There were gaily decorated stalls at which were sold high profit-bearing articles, and many games and competitions scattered over the lawn. One could not help hearing the strong melodies from the unique steam organ loaned to us by Darby's father ; and struggling through the mass of people, one would come across a competition by 5L members, Couperthwaite, Lister and Burling, of "Stepping the Chain." (It does seem a pity that a scientist, the future man of precision, should be promoting such inaccurate measuring).

Nearby was 5L's racing car track, organised by R Darby and Whitehouse. This was rather successful, and proved to be very enjoyable, especially with the smaller children and myself. I'm sure Stirling Moss, driving backwards on a tricycle, could have done better than I, but where the School gained, I lost. AF


Members of 5T set to work on an early suggestion by Mr Joiner. The suggestion was, of course, the Tuckshop. A committee of eight was formed to serve and keep stock. I will now take the liberty to deny the rumour that Miss Lowe starved the school in favour of the Tuckshop.

Sales were performed at break and at lunch-time. A "muscle-man" salesman was selected to sell in the staff room. This was not in vain, as a certain Maths. master became very fond of Waggon Wheels and we therefore discovered the "heel of Achilles."

The glorious Summer Fair brought the sales of the Tuckshop to their climax. Other stalls were erected by members of 5T. Overall's roulette, powered by an aeroplane and a sputnik, brought him a well-deserved success. Bunting and Granger's Roll-the-Ball and Quoits brought an unexpected total of £4 15s 0d. Sennitt and his "Nerve Test", though, were frequently visited by experts. Altogether the minor stalls subscribed a total of just over £11. The total takings of the Tuckshop just exceeded our total of £50.

Our thanks must go to Miss Lowe for loaning us a storeroom, and to VI Arts for the loan of their formroom. And last of all, but not at all least, to Mr Joiner, our form-master, who was our managing director. It was his last effort for 5T and it was, as usual, a very notable one. PG


During the Summer Term the Sixth Form ran a putting green under the trees on the lawn. Various degrees of proficiency were shown on days when play was possible. On many days, however, parts of the putting green were under water, and the clubs and balls had to stay indoors. For the Fair itself the putting was held on the playing field as the lawn was needed for other activities.

On entering the school grounds, visitors to the Fair were confronted by a large red and white banner which decorated the trees on the small lawn outside the greenhouses. This banner announced the presence of the Sixth Form's bowling for a pig competition. In order to attract competitors a bell was rung violently and as a result Mr Ford's horse which was giving rides, was frightened.

Near one corner of the lawn visitors could try to improve their skill at darts by aiming at the "0" of the "10" on a ten shilling note. Perhaps the competitors' aim was not very good, for only two ten shilling notes were won during the afternoon.

The interesting exhibition of archaeological objects from the local area was guarded by members of the Arts Sixth. JAD

BJA, VI (Science)


Six Technical had a major set-back; there were only ten boys in the form. Nevertheless they took on the task. They decided to make deck chairs and sell them to parents. These were to be of the best quality at reasonable prices. 6T would also re-canvas deck chairs.

Prototype 'One' took too long to construct so prototype 'Two' had to be evolved. However, a much better model, prototype 'Three', was created, which took far less time to make. Each boy had his own part in the assembly line and gradually a profit showed itself.

On the actual day we were very pleased to see waves of people arriving, the majority of whom flowed past 6T's "Bowling-for-the-Pig " stall. Unfortunately not all stopped to try their luck. Some did, however, and both prizes of a pig and rabbit were won, the rabbit by a boy and the pig by his mother. The pig was kindly given by GS Ashman, Esq, and the rabbit by Long of last year's 2F.


Originally it was suggested that the Club should organise a monster draw, with television sets, refrigerators, bicycles and the like lined up in profusion for those lucky enough to be able to purchase tickets. Alas, this idea bad to be abandoned "for technical reasons," which was probably a good thing, as eventually nearly every man, woman and child within a radius of twenty-five miles of the School held a slip of paper which, with a bit of luck, would bring home an autographed cricket bat, all for the same cause. JGA and JRJ

An appeal for donations and gifts was made to members of the Old Boys' Club by circular, but it was also felt that as so many members of the Club were carrying their bats with WG Grace, it was advisable to contact personally as many of the younger Old Boys as possible, including non-members of the Club. In due course lengthy lists of names and addresses reached "volunteer" canvassers, and the flow of donations and gifts of various kinds, and promises, commenced.

The officers and committee members of the Club, with one or two additional helpers, reported for duty at the school on the Friday evening before the fête to lay the foundations, so to speak.

Saturday dawned fine and dry and the same band arrived in good time and commenced to clothe their stands in bunting and coloured paper. The wooden monstrosity manhandled from the lorry the night before became a gaily decorated shooting gallery, and the holes furtively dug in the sacred lawn at dusk proved to belong to the "Putting for the Pig" green.

The Old Boys' Gift Stall creaked beneath the weight of a variety of articles, and if customers were unlucky in their choice of the numbered tickets there were at least consolation prizes for the children, and the assurance that it was all for a good cause for the adults.

A number of Old Boys also took part in the Grand Evening Concert, which was followed by a Dance arranged by the Club, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all who stayed. HSY


After rehearsals at all odd hours and days of the week, including one Sunday, reward came to all concerned in the form of a Gala Concert given in the New Hall at the conclusion of the Fair. The concert comprised selections from past Gilbert and Sullivan operas and excerpts from the memorable performance of "Hamlet " three years ago.

The concert had a most original opening in that the curtains opened to reveal Mr Waller and Wright apparently inspecting the set oblivious of the fact that they were now in full view of the audience. However, it appeared that Wright was being told the story of the school productions of the past five years, the story being at the same time conveyed to the audience.

The first production undertaken was "HMS Pinafore," and after an ample and somewhat humorous introduction by Mr Waller, members of the original cast relived their parts, even Buttercup Frith her now oh so masculine voice.

"Yeomen of the Guard," although not in its original setting of the "greenhouse" provided a welcome return for Butcher and Scotting. Although of a much more serious nature, the audience fully appreciated Butcher's superb singing.

From the Tower of London we were conveyed to the Cornish coast to meet the "Pirates of Penzance" and even though there were some inevitable changes in the cast the policemen appeared more comic than ever. Indeed one was even reluctant to leave the stage, although perhaps he will argue that he did not realise the curtain had been drawn behind him. Perhaps the outstanding feature was Poole's singing, which provided an unexpected but well deserved encore.

For many of us "The Gondoliers" was still fresh in our minds, but even so the selections were fully appreciated. As with all the selections some memorable excerpts were omitted as in "The Gondoliers" where it was considered impossible to relive that memorable Wednesday night performance given by the Duke of Plazatoro.

As a complete contrast after the interval the remainder of the evening was devoted to "Hamlet." This also was presented in an original manner in that as Hamlet lay dying, his past life flashed before him with all the realism that was present in the original production. A breathless hush reigned over the audience throughout the performance, broken only by the humorous grave-digger's scene, and each member of the cast contributed to a production of the expected high standard.

The concert was essentially a team effort comprising not only those seen on stage but also members of the Staff and School and especially Miss E Barr, without whose help the concert would not have been so great a success. As it was, the concert provided a most memorable conclusion to the School Fair. MJC


One of the highlights of the Summer Fair was the annual cricket match between the Old Boys and the School. The Old Boys began very attractively, with Guiver taking a four and a six off the first over. This opening partnership between Guiver and Leonard provided some fast scoring, until Gammon dismissed Guiver.

Docherty joined Leonard and they continued in this free-scoring vein, and took the score into the fifties. However, at this stage three wickets fell in one over from Brown, the School left-arm spinner. Wickets continued to fall steadily, Brown taking a further three before tea. After the interval the opening bowlers returned, and Cox E took the last three wickets very cheaply. The Old Boys' innings finally closed with their score at ninety-five. Leonard, who almost carried his bat, contributed the highest score of thirty-six.

The School innings opened dismally, with the first three batsmen back in the pavilion with only eight runs on the board. South and Docherty were both moving the ball considerably in the humid atmosphere, and soon they had six wickets down for twenty-six. But Ward and Morton managed to play out time, and so the School avoided defeat. Result: Match drawn. BDW


In the following accounts it should be noted that Bank Tickets are credited to the form who sold them and not to the form whose goods they were exchanged for.

£ s d   £ s d
19 8 3 Form VI 58 8 6
  VL 24 15 6
279 7 4 VT 343 10 6½
  IVL 36 8 6
  IVT 26 11 2
6 19 7 IIIL 54 7 3½
  IIIT 18 14 3½
  IIA 58 2 10½
  IIF 60 12 8
  IS 27 13 2
  IT 13 10 9
20 10 4 Concert 48 8 6
19 3 6 Cricket Draw 301 14 0
  Cricket Competition 9 11
12 19 9 Art 33 16 9
  Miss Lowe 4 1
17 0 0 Buses 9 16 6
  Gate 42 13 6
  Scouts 14 19 0
21 18 2 Teas 61 10 0
  Auction 14 9 11
  Mr Rae 17 0
  Old Boys 99 9 0½
  Donations 43 17 0½
  Burwell Parents 70 7 0
  Cambs. Parents 49 14 8
  Coveney Parents 2 16 0
  Ely Parents 73 15 10½
  Littleport Parents 38 16 3½
  Newmarket Parents 12 5 6
2 10 0 Sutton Parents 8 17 4
  Wilburton & Haddenham Parents 30 3 0
10 0 0 Loan from HM 10 0 0
9 14 4 Expenses  
1284 3 11 Balance at Barclays, Soham  
8 11 Cash in Hand  
1704 4 1   1704 4 1

Since Received -
Soham Old Boys 14 0
Cricket Competition 1 0 0
Donation 15 16 1

Total Profit £1302 2 1

Draw for the Cricket bats, 1958 Summer Fair
source Ivan Whymer

Ride and Traction Engine
source Ivan Whymer

Foster Showman's Tractor 4 NHP DCC No.14589 Lord of the Isles
1932 conversion from a tractor. Owned by Darby's of Sutton
source Ivan Whymer

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