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Family store trying to trace its first customers from 1936

A family run business celebrating eighty years of trade this year is trying to trace two of its original customers.

The furniture store Martins of Letchworth has uncovered two invoices dating back to its first year of trade in 1936.

Now the search is on to solve the mystery of who they were.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray.

Pensioner Malcolm's month on the buses for charity

Malcolm finishes his 'month on the buses' for charity Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's been a month since pensioner Malcolm Metcalf from Norfolk set off on his epic journey across the UK using just his bus pass.

In the process he's raised over £3000 for the East Coast hospice. Staff and volunteers were among the crowd who gathered in Great Yarmouth to congratulate him.

Watch a report on Malcolm's month of travelling by ITV News Anglia's Karen Dallas.

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The furniture store trying to trace two of its first customers from 80 years ago

Martins of Letchworth is still going strong in the town. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A family run business celebrating 80 years of trade this year is trying to trace two of its original customers.

The furniture store Martins of Letchworth has uncovered two invoices dating back to its first year of trade in 1936.

Now the search is on to solve the mystery of who they were.

This invoice dates back to 1936 Credit: ITV News Anglia
Credit: ITV News Anglia

Eighty years on and the furniture shop is still a familiar face in Letchworth and the firm have expanded to run ten stores.

They're keen to trace the relatives as part of their anniversary celebrations.

"We've got two invoices both from 1936, two separate customer. I think one was in June, the other September time, both local, and we're looking to find the relatives of those purchases. We've got a Jackson at Soubry Avenue in Letchworth and we think the name is not so clear, but a Wearmere or Termere in Council cottages in Willingham.

– Stephen White, Manager

Malcolm completes month long charity bus ride!

Congratulations Malcolm! Credit: ITV News Anglia

A pensioner from Gorleston in Norfolk has completed a month long charity bus ride this afternoon.

Despite being in his 80's, Malcolm Metcalf has been hoping on and off buses since the 2nd April to raise money for the East Coast Hospice.

He's raised over £3,000 on his journey, touring more than 30 counties and using more than 60 buses.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

This afternoon he pulled into Great Yarmouth bus station to complete his charity adventure.

130 mile cycle ride from Norwich to London to raise awareness of hospital charities

A father from Norwich whose baby son was one of the youngest ever to have a life-saving heart transplant has set off on a charity bike ride today.

Ed Wood was joined by other family members on the 130 mile trip to Great Ormond Street Hospital where his son Oliver was treated five years ago.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight.

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Police urge public to 'keep an eye out' for illegal raves

Cars parked near field for illegal rave.

Northamptonshire Police has asked the public to 'keep an eye out' for illegal raves during the Bank Holiday weekend.

They are warning such events could lead to a spike in antisocial behaviour in normally quiet rural communities.

The force says raves can be more difficult to clear once they have started, so it is vital that people report any concerns as soon as possible.

“In many cases those people who are looking to set-up a rave will visit the proposed site a couple of days before the event and I would urge anyone who spots any suspicious activity in their village, along a country road or around farmland to let us know.”

– Northamptonshire Police spokesperson

Fourteen years and six thousand locations: one man's amazing achievement

Watch a report from ITV Anglia’s Claire McGlasson.

A man from Peterborough has managed to walk every geographic triangulation point in the UK.

They are used to help map the changing landscape and with more than 6,000 to find it has taken Rob Woodall 14 years to bag them all.

It has taken him everywhere to the top of Ben Nevis to Little Ouse in Cambridgeshire.

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