$render.recurse($ctx, '$content.code.value')

Japanese academics enjoy a round of golf and a meeting of March Town Council

PUBLISHED: 10:33 13 September 2017

Japanese visitors enjoyed a tour of March followed by a town council meeting to learn about local politics.

The group of academics stayed throughout the meeting at the town hall to hear discussions about public toilets, local planning matters, licensing issues and highway concerns.

It is the second time a group has visited the town in the last year.

A tour was given my Malcolm George and Jennifer Lawler of the March History Society who took them to places of interest including the library, museum, churches and golf course.

Clive Lemmon, town clerk, said: “They’ve visited the town before and obviously enjoyed it as have come back for a second tour.

“Their grasp of English and how our local political system works is impressive.”

A spokesman for March Golf Club said: “They enjoyed coffee and biscuits at the club followed by a lesson kindly provided by resident professional Alex Oldham.

“Our visitors very much enjoyed the experience and most succeeded in getting the ball airborne with at least one of the party intent on taking golf further on his return to Japan.”

More news stories

A perverted retired company director, convicted of historic child sex acts over decades, has been given a 19-year sentence of which the 79-year-old could face as long as 17 years behind bars depending on whether he is paroled.


Cars are to be banned in Wisbech Market Place between the hours of 7am and 4pm as part of a re-think by the town council.

A retired company director, who accused this newspaper of making up paedophile charges against him, has today been jailed for 17 years for what was described as “sickening abuse in a predatory campaign of exploitation” that lasted decades.


An inspirational woman from Wisbech has raised more than £800 for charity after making a giant ball out of loom bands.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Wisbech Standard weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy