50th anniversary of courthouse

PUBLISHED: 11:55 03 May 2007 | UPDATED: 20:01 01 June 2010

Magistrates and court officials pose for the camera during Saturday’s open day.
Pictures: BRIAN PURDY

Magistrates and court officials pose for the camera during Saturday’s open day. Pictures: BRIAN PURDY

PEOPLE from across the Fens decided to visit a place they would normally not wish to attend - Wisbech courthouse, home of Fenland Magistrates Court. The courthouse celebrated its 50th anniversary with an open day on Friday for students across the Fens, a

PEOPLE from across the Fens decided to visit a place they would normally not wish to attend - Wisbech courthouse, home of Fenland Magistrates' Court.

The courthouse celebrated its 50th anniversary with an open day on Friday for students across the Fens, and on Saturday for the public.

A number of mock sessions were held during the two days, complete with bench, prosecution and defence lawyers and a court clerk, showing how the court would normally operate.

Students also had the chance to take part in a quiz, with prizes to be given to the winners after all the quiz sheets have been marked.

Various criminal justice agencies set up stands on Saturday, including the advisory committee which gave out information on becoming a magistrate.

A meal, attended by local dignitaries, past and present magistrates, legal advisers, solicitors and the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, was also held on Tuesday at the Rose and Crown Hotel.


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