Remembering Molly Watkins

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So the last character of Wisbech has died. I like a lot of Wisbech people knew Molly Watkins, a lot of people avoided her but if you gave her the time of day she was all right.

I remember Molly going round the markets loading her pram up with old cardboard boxes, all the market traders of that era loved her and would give her a bit of fruit and veg. I myself, along with other people, would give her a few bob for food. Market traders of the day loved her and members of the public did too. Now Molly, bless her has died, with no family to bury her, but Wisbech is Molly’s family. A pauper’s funeral is a disgusting way for the last character of Wisbech, to be laid to rest. Molly deserves better. God bless Molly.

Eric Young

Wisbech