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Introduction

Welcome to Your March Issue. It’s a new issue and a new person in the Editor’s chair, yours truly… My name is Andy Hurst and I’ve taken over from Jaqui as Editor of Discovering March. Being born and bred in March, many of you will already know me or may know of me, but for those who do not, here’s a quick summary. I have spent the whole of my working life as a journalist, having started on the Peterborough Evening Telegraph. Since then I have gone on to edit a number of national business-to-business magazines and launched my own national automotive title. I now run a pubic relations business from March, called Hurst Media Services. My intention is to continue the good work achieved by Jaqui, but to do so I will need your help. If you have any events, stories or observations you want to share, please contact me on the email address shown below and I will do my best to incorporate them in the magazine.

Andy

I look forward to hearing from you soon…

This month’ s issue sees a new Editor at the helm and I would like to wish Andy good luck in filling Jaqui’s shoes. He has already been out and about meeting people in the community and I know he plans to meet many more of you over the coming months. This month’s issue has a host of interesting articles within it with a particular focus on the Mothering Sunday celebrations on Sunday, March 11th, with personal observations and memories from some of our contributors. It is the time of the year when one’s thoughts turn to their mother. For many it is a time to appreciate what their mum does for them each and every day while for others it’s time to reflect on a sadly-missed loved one who has helped mould them into the person they are today. Alongside the Mother’s Day reflections, you will also find plenty of new interesting features alongside some firm favourites, plus the latest news from around the area.

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The copy deadline for the April issue of Discovering March is March 5th 2018.

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Inside Highlights 6-7 .......... Kellyvision 8 ............... Recipe: Mother's Day Brunch 11 .............. Elysium Hypnotherapy 14 ............. Why Suffer Sciatica? 16 ............. March Podiatry: Mums To Be 18-19 ...... Community Matters 20 ............ Holly-Jean on 'Motherhood' 21 ............. Mother's Day Bouquet Competition 22 ............ Interiors 24 ............ Consumer Advice 28 ............ Sexual Harassment in The Workplace 31-34 ..... A Guide to March Market 36 ............ Artificial Grass 40 ........... Putting Your Home on the Market? 44 ............ AA Whittlesey Computers 46 ............ Jayne Whytock 48 ........... Club Guide 50-51 ..... What's On 54 ............ Local History: John Foster Wardle 56............. Club Spotlight: The Friday Group 58 ............ Charity Matters 59 ............ The Puzzle Page 62 ............ Business Directory With thanks to:

March and District Museum, Holly-Jean, Jayne Whytock, Fraser Dawbarns, Ellis Winters, Eileen Le Voi, Yasmin Chopin, AA Whittlesey Computers, Elysium Hypnotherapy, March Podiatry and Fenland Osteopaths.

Cover photograph: Jaqui Fairfax

Discovering March is published by a local team and is not associated with any other business. Care is taken to ensure that the content and information is correct, however we cannot take any responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by any errors. Permission must be granted to reproduce, copy or scan anything from this publication. For a copy of our contributors’ guidelines please email info@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

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A Vision of the Future Award-winning Whittlesey business Kellyvision continues to set new standards 35 years after opening in the town.

The company was formed in 1983 by Kelley Shipp and since then it has grown from being primarily a supplier of televisions and video recorders to becoming a leading local provider of everything for the home including home entertainment and both freestanding and built-in laundry, cooking and refrigeration products. And now the Home Entertainment and Domestic Appliance Specialist has expanded further to introduce a range of industry-leading kitchen and bedroom designs. Kellyvision says it has been overwhelmed with the interest generated by the new kitchen and bedroom showroom since opening it in November last year. The company is offering a wide range of leading kitchen brands including Laura Ashley, Linear and Milano, to provide everything a householder requires, from traditional to contemporary, at prices to suit all. Kelley Shipp, Managing Director for Kellyvision KCS Limited said: “We have been delighted with the amount of interest people have already shown in what we are offering. The showroom was packed 6

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out on the open day to launch our new ranges and the interest has continued to build.” Kellyvision can now supply quality kitchens costing anything from £1500-£2000 to tens of thousands of pounds, fitted by specialist fitter Anthony Henson who has over 10 years of experience in kitchen design and fitting. A well known and respected figure in the March area, Anthony covers all aspects of carpentry, tiling, home improvements and much more. The store already stocks a host of well-known brands including Bosch, Neff, Siemens, Smeg and Hotpoint as well as having access to many more manufacturers through a buying group and sees the expansion as a natural extension of its business.

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Kelley added: “There are alot more integrated kitchen appliances now and people want to maximise the available space by having bespoke designs fitted which offer a variety of space-saving features.”

improving their current homes. You must move on with the times to reflect that. Our kitchen appliance sales have grown dramatically over the years and this is a natural progression to the service we can offer.”

Sales Manager Lee Cochrane added: “We know that a lot of people now make a big investment in their homes. New houses are smaller than they used to be, so they are spending more money on

The company decided to broaden its portfolio after hearing a presentation last year from bespoke supplier Symphony while attending a conference in Portugal held by the Sirius Buying Group of which it is a member. Nearly 35 years to the day from Ruth Madoc (of television’s ‘Hi-de-Hi’ fame) opening the original store in Broad Street, the showroom underwent a major re-fit to provide a new bespoke area for the kitchens and bedrooms. Kellyvision has always had a loyal, local customer base servicing the requirements of generations of the same families and the new venture has attracted even more interest further afield from people in Ramsey, Leverington and the surrounding areas. Kellyvision’s success over the years has led it to winning a number of awards, the most recent being the Retailer of the Year in the 2017 Fenland Enterprise Business Awards and is a former winner of the prestigious Independent Electrical Retailer (IER) award for Best Small Independent Retailer for Consumer Electronics and Domestic Appliances. Lee added “With traditional selling products this is the only industry where technology increases but the price decreases so this is the next logical step for the business to continue and expand. We have been delighted with the interest it has generated already, people like the personal and professional service we can offer, and long may that continue.” Kellyvision, 26-28 Broad Street, Whittlesey PE7 1HA Tel: 01733 208787 Email: sales@kellyvision-kcs.co.uk www.kellyvision-kcs.co.uk

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Bacon and Egg Cups Why not treat your mum with this unbelievably simple breakfast/brunch recipe? These are so easy that a recipe is barely needed, but here you go:

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Pre-heat the oven and bake the bacon according to the package instructions. When the bacon is mostly done, still soft and not crunchy, remove it from the oven. When it’s cool enough to touch, wrap it around the cups in the muffin tin, placing another small piece in the bottom of each cup for a ‘bottom’. Crack an egg into each muffin cup, lightly salt and pepper it, then bake at 350°C for about 20 minutes or, when the egg is lightly touched, it bounces a bit and doesn’t stick to your finger. Cooking them this way makes the eggs over medium, so some of the yolk is cooked and some is runny. Perfection. Serve and eat within a few minutes of being taken out of the oven. Great with a side of hash browns! Yummy, Mummy!

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Hypnotherapy: what to expect on your first session

- By Valerie Buckenham, Professional Hypnotherapist with Elysium Hypnotherapy the Deepener process. This is likely to involve your imagination of your favourite places, colours, sounds and scents. You probably won’t notice very much except that you feel very relaxed and your thought processes seem to be slowing down a little. You begin to feel more focused on your inner world of peace and calm, rather than the outer world of noise and stress. Some therapists like to use a Convincer, especially if you have expressed doubts. Again, don’t worry, most people find going into hypnotic relaxation very easy and enjoyable.

Perhaps you are considering giving hypnotherapy a try, but you are experiencing some uncertainty as to what to expect. Don’t worry, hypnotherapy is a gentle, yet powerful form of specialised communication where you experience a wonderful deep relaxation. The hypnotic state is a natural state of awareness which you probably experience several times a day – perhaps when you are engrossed in a good book, or absorbed in a great film, or even driving home from work. Most hypnotherapists like to start with an initial assessment of a new client so that they can devise a tailor-made treatment plan for you, based on your individual needs. Hypnotherapy begins with the process of Hypnotic Induction. Many therapists use PMR, or Progressive Muscle Relaxation, starting at the top of the head and working down to the tip of your toes to get you nice and relaxed. The therapist then begins

At this point the therapist will offer to your subconscious mind a number of powerful hypnotic suggestions to help you achieve your goals. While in hypnotic rest your subconscious mind is very receptive to positive suggestions that it can believe in and work with. You may want to lose weight, quit smoking, reduce stress, gain confidence…. the choice is yours and hypnotherapy has helped thousands to achieve their goals. The hypnotic relaxation itself takes about 20 to 30 minutes and all too soon it seems time to bring back to your normal awareness. Most therapists will count you back from one to five and give you a little time to re-orientate afterwards. Your therapist may ask you for feedback. Each appointment usually lasts about an hour in total. The National Hypnotherapy Society tells us that hypnotherapists typically charge between £50 to £90 per session. The number of sessions you’ll need varies and most clients benefit from five or six sessions. Complex cases, with more than one issue, can take a little longer. Most therapists have appointments immediately available for new clients so… Why not give Val a call on 01354 651147 for a free and friendly chat to see if hypnotherapy could help you?

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Why Suffer Sciatica? by Ian Plested (Principal Osteopath)

I frequently see this very common condition and patients often come to me having suffered with this complaint for many months. Pain killers have limited effect and I regularly treat sciatica patients with great success. So, what is sciatica? Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve and felt in your bottom or the back of your thigh. Pain in the front of your thigh is generally not sciatica. What causes it? As the nerve begins its journey from the base of the spine through the pelvis, pain may be caused by: • a herniated disc – can compress the nerve root as it exits the spinal column, • reduced space around the disc – age and injury are often the culprit, • the piriformis muscle (shown) – undue contraction can compress the nerve as it passes under the muscle. (Do you sit with your wallet in your back pocket?)

There are many reasons why we may suffer pelvic imbalance; falling on your bottom, being sat on by your horse, (you may think I’m joking!) or pregnancy. During pregnancy, there is a very natural change in hormonal balance and one particular effect is greater laxity around the pelvic ligaments in preparation for childbirth. With this laxity comes the increased chance of sciatica. If you are suffering with sciatic pain, get in touch with us and see how we can help you with this common and very treatable, condition.

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• or pelvic imbalance – this is often a significant cause. Pelvic imbalance simply refers to a condition where the bones of the pelvis reposition, causing irritation of the joint and surrounding tissues, such as the piriformis muscle.

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Pregnancy Yoga classes, Pregnancy Massage, and KG Hypnobirthing classes come to Cambridgeshire! We are delighted to announce that we have a range of services suitable for mums to be. Karen teaches self-hypnosis, breathing and calming techniques to empower you to give birth more gently, calmly and in greater comfort. By attending a Hypnobirthing course, you will feel more confident about your baby’s birth, allowing you to relax and work with your body in the way nature intended, to take control of how you give birth so the choices you make are the best choices for you and for your baby. By encouraging you to feel calm throughout the birth, you will be relaxed and your mind and body work together in harmony and comfortably.

Pregnancy Yoga classes are a gentle variation of yoga and are suitable from 12 weeks pregnancy until baby's arrival. Practising yoga during pregnancy can relieve stress and anxiety, soften and open the body to help prepare for birth, build strength and support the lower back, improve relaxation, promote restful sleep, keep the body supple through the pregnancy and help to boost your energy levels. It also teaches breathing techniques and positions to utilise during labour, all the time enhancing the bond between you and your growing baby. Yoga classes are taught by Karen Marshall, Pregnancy Yoga teacher and Midwife. KG Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal educational programme taught by Karen, to help mums and their birth partners reduce the fear of childbirth.

The topics covered in the 12-hour course will be run over three Saturday mornings. If you would like more information about these exciting new services, please visit www.blossomingbumpstobabies.co.uk Pregnancy Massage aims to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and also make you feel good. It is customized to the pregnant lady and their changing bodies. Tracy Challis, Pregnancy massage therapist will adjust the techniques to suit you. Carrying a baby changes your centre of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, and it also changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward, with the added extra weight you're carrying you may end up with an aching lower back. Massage can help to keep you more comfortable. To book a Pregnancy massage, please call our reception team.

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We bring you items of interest for your home and community. If there is something you’d like us to cover or you have something to say please get in touch at: Discovering March, Benwick Road Ind. Est., Benwick Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough, PE7 2HD editor.march@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

20-YEAR SOUL CELEBRATION It’s time to break out your dancing shoes as a local Soul and Motown event celebrates its 20th anniversary. It was 20 years ago that The Party was first held at the Braza Cub in Elm Road, March, and now it’s returning to the venue on Friday, March 9th.

DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT March film-lovers are sure to travel to Peterborough when classic musical Mamma Mia will be the feature film when East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) hosts an open-air cinema experience at the city’s Ferry Meadows Country Park. The event on Saturday, April 28th promises to be full of fun, with a live band to entertain visitors before the film begins. In addition, there will be hot food and drinks, or guests are welcome to take a picnic. Polly West, EACH Cambridgeshire Community Fundraiser, said: “We’re really excited to be screening such a popular film as Mamma Mia and have a fantastic night full of music, laughter and entertainment in store, so please do join us! “All money raised will help us continue providing care for children with life-threatening conditions across the region and support for their families.” Mamma Mia is a film that really needs no introduction, with the 2008 rom-com, featuring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth among others, one of the highest-grossing live action musicals of all time. Gates will open at 6.30pm. The film, which is one hour and 49 minutes, will start at sundown, around 8pm. There will be no reserved seating, so guests are advised to take blankets and collapsible chairs for full comfort. Tickets are £12. Parking at Ferry Meadows will be charged at a discounted fee. Dogs on leads are welcome. To book and for more information about both the event and the charity’s care services, visit www.each.org.uk/cinema 18

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The event was the brainchild of Fenland DJ Jamie Trundle who will once again be on hand to play the best Soul and Motown hits. This year he will be supported by DJs Andy Smith, John Bradley and Neil Randall. Tickets are £6 on the door before 9pm, or £7 after, with the dance celebration going on until 12.20am. Enquiries to 07950 468011.

MURDER MYSTERY Cambridgeshire writer Rosemary Rowntree continues her ‘DCI Upwood’ series with the publication of volume two, ‘Earthquake, Wind, and Fire’. The latest story starts with the murder of a man in a deep drainage canal which is soon followed by two arson attacks and further deaths. DCI Upwood and his team are forced to acknowledge the extraordinary proposition that the murderer is desperate to halt plans for a proposed wind farm. Then a local doctor is found shot dead. Three of the deaths apparently have the same motive but each has a different modus operandi. Rosemary Rowntree said: “Of course, I have a huge passion for crime novels, but I wanted to write something that didn’t rely on sadism or extreme violence to encourage readers to turn the page. I believe a good crime novel can grip the reader’s imagination with superb plotting and strong characterisation. That’s what I’m aiming for. “The Cambridgeshire setting is important in my books. Its gentle landscape looks benign in good weather but can be menacing in other conditions:  it can breed a kind of violence that springs in unexpected ways, as in this latest book. Feedback to this volume has been fantastic and I’m delighted to announce that instalment three, ‘Poor Naked Wretches’ is due for release later this year.” M A R CH 2 0 1 8


MAKE IT A WALK TO REMEMBER A spring woodland is the setting for a new event on the calendar at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, Peterborough giving local people the chance to remember loved ones while fundraising for hospice care. Walk to Remember is a 5km walk of remembrance and reflection open to people from across the region – and early-bird entry is now available. It’s hoped hundreds of people will join the walk on Sunday, May 20th, which starts in the beautiful grounds of Thorpe Hall Hospice in Longthorpe, Peterborough before heading out to Longthorpe village, through woodland and back to the finishing line in the grounds of NGA HR, Thorpe Hall’s neighbours, for a celebratory drink and rest.

Walk to Remember is being organised by a committee of volunteers with support from the hospice’s fundraising team. Early-bird prices are available right now – £7 for adults, £4 for children or £20 for a family (two adults plus two children). Walk to Remember organising committee member Rosemary Knight said: “We’ve been working on plans for Walk to Remember for the last few months and we’re really excited to be at the stage where we can launch the event. “A walk with family and friends is a lovely way to come together and share memories and thoughts. We really hope Walk to Remember will give people the chance to take a little time to think about and celebrate the lives of special people while supporting the hospice through sponsorship.” Thorpe Hall Hospice offers palliative and end of life care for patients with life-limiting conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease – and their families.

The route has been chosen to be ideal for families and pets, giving everyone the chance to remember someone special, celebrate the life of someone who’s missed or just enjoy a spring stroll.

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raises awareness of how people should dispose of their litter properly.”

Fenland residents are being urged to join a growing army of ‘litter heroes’ this month when the country’s biggest ever litter campaign is held. Volunteers from across the district are taking part in Keep Britain Tidy’s 2018 Great British Spring Clean from March 2th to 4th – and more are being encouraged to get involved. Fenland District Council is backing the nationwide clean-up, which aims to bring around 500,000 people together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages and countryside. Councillor Peter Murphy, the Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “Making Fenland cleaner is something everyone who lives, works, learns or plays here contributes to. Our officers and dedicated volunteers do a great job cleaning our streets, but it is a constant battle with people carelessly and thoughtlessly dropping litter on a daily basis. “We’re delighted to be supporting the Great British Spring Clean once again this year as not only does it bring everyone together to tackle litter, it also

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Many of Fenland’s Street Pride and In Bloom groups are planning litter picks for the campaign, and local schools and community groups have pledged their support too. Saturday, March 3rd, will see events scheduled by Street Pride groups in Manea, Doddington, March and Chatteris. Manea Street Pride is meeting at the ‘Meat and Eat’ Café in the High Street for a litter pick starting at 10am, while group members in Doddington will gather at the Clock Tower at 2pm. March Street Pride will meet at the George Campbell Leisure Centre at 10am, and in Chatteris, members will gather at the Church Lane car park at 10am. Meanwhile, in Wimblington, a third community litter pick is being held to gauge the level of interest in forming a new Street Pride group there. Volunteers will meet at the Parish Hall at 10am. All necessary equipment will be provided by Fenland District Council but all those attending must wear suitable clothing and footwear. Anyone wishing to get involved in any of the clean-ups, or wanting to organise their own, can contact Rebecca Robinett, Fenland District Council’s Street Pride coordinator, on 01354 654321 or email rrobinett@fenland.gov.uk

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It’s Mother’s Day! And whether you’re celebrating your mum, your grandmother, your carer, or even a friend who acts a little too parent-y sometimes – Happy Mother’s Day.

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As some of us females get older, we often hear the phrase: “You are JUST like your mother”, “Ooh, apple didn’t fall far from the tree now did it?” And so on and so forth. We start to look like our mothers and start to do and say things where we get that chill as we feel ourselves morphing into our parental figure. Now, for some of us, this is a blissful change, graceful and beautiful, showcasing our own maternal instincts. For others, it glistens through in a less graceful way and more of a ‘slap in the face’ kind of way. I didn’t notice at first, but here are just a few things that I started to become aware of; the sudden outbursts of sarcasm. At any given time, I will just explode into a tyranny of rage and wit. The God awful road rage at the smallest thing. Flailing my arms in the air and screaming through the misted-up glass. And then this... this is the big one. After all my life boasting about my 20/20 vision, here I am, wearing glasses to write this, holding reading material at arm’s length. Put mum and I together and well, we’re like twins. So, these are some things that mum, and I definitely have in common, but there are a million other things that outweigh these little quirky qualities, all positive I’ll add.

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The amount of things my mum has taught me throughout my life is uncountable. I’m so lucky to have such a kind, caring, selfless, funny and lovely role model, who puts everyone before herself and tries her hardest no matter what. I have learnt everything from my mum and model myself on her entirely. Obviously, I am not a mum. I know nothing about motherhood. All I know, is the way I was brought up – and I had a pretty amazing childhood. Some would say that your younger years are when your mother has the biggest role in your life. And yes, I agree to an extent. However, I would say my mother has had the biggest impact on my life as a young adult. The 3am talks, taking the mickey out of each other, the girly things, the advice, everything – I’m really lucky. I have some amazing childhood memories with my mum, but what I favour as much and more is the opportunity to make more memories with her, less as her child and more as her best friend. When people tell me “well aren’t you like your mum!” it gives me an unexplainable feeling because at the end of the day, if I grow up to be half of the amazing woman my mum is, then I’ve achieved all I can. Thank you for all you are. This day is for you. Happy Mother’s Day mum.

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Mother’s Day Memories - by Interior Designer, Yasmin Chopin Daffodils, thousands of them – alert and proud, greet us on our Mother's Day outing to Anglesey Abbey. My grand-daughter picks two nodding heads from the welcome bucket at the door; one for me, one for her mum. How my mum would have smiled on such a day as this! She would have revelled in the beauty of the snowdrops, gloried in the pristine bark of the silver birch and loved watching a five-year-old skip along in the confident light of a March sun.

Dad liked to tidy things up with a coat of paint. He wasn't skilled like the men who wore white bib ’n' brace overalls, but most of the time mum was grateful for his efforts. On one occasion when we returned from Kingston – it was a school uniform shopping trip – dad had covered three-quarters of the sitting room ceiling with a pot of navy paint. He’d intended to add silver stars. Arms folded, mum said: “Not in my house”. Undaunted by this misjudgement, he maintained an optimistic approach to decorating. This was evidenced by the number of jam jars lined up on a shelf in the shed. Brush handles rested, as bristles bathed in a grey smelly liquid. Nice smelly. From the age of six, I made regular trips out there for a sniff.

A quaint bookshop invites us in to explore. The diversion is welcome. A weighty vintage compendium grabs my attention, The World of Interiors – A Decoration Book. Min Hogg, once editor of The World of Interiors magazine, writes: “In whatever direction fashion may drift in the future, beautiful decorating will always be one of life’s great pleasures.” My thoughts dance from the daffodils back to my childhood and the ceiling painted dark blue, dark to represent the night sky. It was a fantasy for dad, a nightmare for mum! Photo credits: My daughter Jess and I, below, taken at Anglesey Abbey by my grand-daughter Isabella (aged 5). Above left: The World of Interiors by Min Hogg and Wendy Harrop, taken by me.

Mum’s sewing machine, despite several layers of protective wadding, vibrated like a twin-tub on the table top. Evenings, when I was in bed, she’d get out the machine to work on my ballet costumes. Cotton scraps were well behaved in comparison to the slippery taffeta. I would practise in my tutu and the windows, my silent audience, would smile, in their pretty yellow gingham.

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Routs of Wisbech is well known for its quality fresh wet fish and shellfish. The family business is run by Nick Finnis and operates six mobile units at markets within a 40-mile radius of Wisbech and can be found at March market on both Wednesdays and Saturdays. Where possible Nick (56) tries to source his produce locally, particularly shellfish from the Norfolk coast, but also buys fresh fish from Grimsby. He said: “Markets can vary from place to place. March market sees a lot of customers buying fresh fish on Wednesday while shellfish sales are generally better on a Saturday. This time of the year people buy more fresh fish while July and August are the best months for shellfish. “People still like the traditional wet fish such as cod, plaice, haddock and salmon, but we try to get them interested in other species such as hake. “Television can have a major influence on what people buy. For example, if a chef such as Rick Stein features something different on one

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of his programmes you can see an increased demand on the market. “I am upbeat about the future of the local markets as I’ve noticed that there has been a lot of people from outside of the area moving into Fenland. “People get used to going to supermarkets, but they can’t do everything well and I believe that if you go the extra mile you can beat them on service.” Six members of the Finnis family are involved in the business including his wife Debbie and sons Daniel (30) and Robert (26). Nick bought the business as a 27-year-old when he freely admits he had no idea of what life as a fishmonger would be like, having previously worked as a haulier. However, he has grown to love life on the market. He said: “I still enjoy it. I love meeting people and you get to know your regular customers and what they’re going to order. I believe that fish is still one of the least interfered with things that you can eat.”

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Dan’s Fruit and Veg stall attracts plenty of business on the Wednesday March market. The business was started six years ago by Dan Twaite (28) and operates in a number of local towns, including Whittlesey and Bourne. He said: “We offer a wide selection of locally grown seasonal fruit and vegetables. This time of the year vegetables are the biggest seller, but in the summer the fruit sales go up. “I source most of my produce from local farms which I think is important, although obviously some of the fruit has to be imported from abroad, but it’s always fresh. We sell most things that people like to buy from a traditional fruit and veg stall. “I really enjoy working on the markets and enjoy coming to March. It’s great because you get to meet new people and get to know your regular customers over a period of time and see their families grow up. Your customers really become your friends. “I think people like coming to the market as it’s different from going to a supermarket. They like it because they get a personal service and get to know you and what you have on offer.”

Southery Mobility Centre has been trading on March Market Place for the past 12 years and can be found there on Saturdays. Run by Eddie English (66), it offers a range of new and used wheelchairs, walkers and scooters. He said: “March is the best market I visit. I’ve really no idea why, but we have always done well in the town. We used to be on the market on Wednesday, but now we come on a Saturday. “Most of our customers tend to be older people and we get the same customers return and buy a new model from us each year. I only source new models, but I do take in used ones as trade-ins and then offer those on to my customers. “Over the years, I’ve got to know many of my customers well and many of them have become firm friends. I like getting out and working on the markets because you never have the same day twice. Every day is different. I really enjoy it.”

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Russell’s Fresh Meats is a family-run business that has been operating for more than 50 years. The markets were started by Marcus, and six family members are currently involved including his daughter-in-law Sue Russell (47) who works on the market stalls with her husband Paul (51) and daughter Jessica (22). The business is renowned for the quality of its pork, beef, lamb, poultry, and when available game and can be found on March market on Saturdays. The business also attends the markets in Chatteris, Wisbech and Downham Market and has a shop in Upwell that is run by Sue and Paul's son Thomas (25) and loyal staff. Sue said: “All of our meat is reared locally on our farm at Upwell and we also have animals on local grazing land. I think that our customers like the fact that it is free-range and locally

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sourced as they like to know where it comes from. All the meats tend to sell well throughout the year and the poultry is a particularly big Christmas seller. “I enjoy working on the markets because I like meeting people and you get to know your customers and they become your friends. “March market may be quite a small one, but it is a very friendly one and the people from March are always friendly and I think are probably the best around. It has always been a good market to us and we tend to get a lot of repeat business as well as attracting new customers by word of mouth. “I think that people still enjoy buying their meat from the market because they get quality meat and a personal service that they don’t get from supermarkets. They come along and enjoy having a chat while they do their shopping.”

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Putting Your Home on the Market This Spring? - by Mike Ellis

1| De-clutter and de-personalise

Don't wait until move day to have a big clear-out, do it before the viewings start. Hide away as much as you can, clear away coats and shoes from the hallway, the washing basket from the bedroom and personal effects such as ornaments and photographs.

2| Spruce up the decor

When your home is as empty as it can be, give it a fresh coat of paint. If the kitchen is old, you don't necessarily need a new one, replacing cupboard doors can make a huge difference. Make sure all the lights are working, present bedrooms nicely and add some plants for a homely feel.

3| Deep-clean

A deep-clean of your home by a professional cleaning company, which tackles things like ovens, shower doors and underneath sofas, makes a huge difference – and it could be cheaper than you think.

4| Don't forget the garden

First impressions count, tidy the front garden and make sure the gate opens without difficulty. A poll from Zoopla showed that more than a quarter of potential buyers would be put off by an overgrown garden, so mow the lawn and position a table and chairs in a spot where buyers could imagine having a morning coffee.

5| Sacrifice your parking space

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Instruct a solicitor to kick off the conveyancing process early. Ask them to break down and fully explain all costs associated with selling and, if you can, get a fixed upfront fee for their services.

8| Be smart on viewings

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Staying Safe From Infection Now that I’m working full-time with Len in the shop, he’s given me the task of writing this month’s article. One of the things I’ve never really understood is when I hear Len talking about a ‘root-kit’, virus, or even PUPs – between you and me that’s a potentially unwanted programme! So, I’ve done a bit of research and found out the following: When browsing the Internet, you don’t actually have to click on anything to get an infection. Often, just by looking at a web page bang, you’re infected! Unless you have protection, of course. So, what are the different types of infection? Rootkits – have been around for nearly 20 years now, allowing attackers to get access to and steal data from users’ machines without being detected for long periods of time. The term is loosely applied to a sub-set of malware tools that are designed specifically to stay hidden on infected computers and enable the attacker to remotely control the PC. This term is also often applied to various types of virus/malware. Trojans – so named because like the Trojan Horse in Greek times, these are usually downloads or programs which are pretending to be something they’re not. A good example of this is you may think you are downloading, say, AVG free anti-virus. However, you didn’t check the site correctly and what you are actually downloading is a program that intends to steal your data, but actually looks and seems to be the anti-virus program you were expecting. Even worse, it doesn’t actually show itself for what it is and then remains a ‘silentstealer’, grabbing information and sometimes even letting others hack your computer without your knowledge; Botnets – on the Internet there are ‘bots’ which spend all their time gathering information and sending it back to its owner. An example of a ‘good bot’ is where you create your own website

and you actually want the bots from, say, Google, to crawl all over your page and help get your site listed where people can find it. On the other hand, a ‘bad bot’ would be one owned by a hacker, or group of hackers, where they want to infect your computer with their bots and then, effectively, take ownership of it for their own purposes; Scareware/Forced Adware – if you get infected with these then you’ll know it because you will get messages stating, ‘YOU HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH A VIRUS’ or, ‘YOUR HARD DISK IS INFECTED, DON’T SWITCH OFF’. Firstly, DON’T click on the message. Secondly, DON’T phone the number provided as you will very quickly be relieved of £200-£300 for allowing a scammer to enter your computer, do whatever they want, and then pretend they have fixed your problem which didn’t actually exist in the first place!!! Viruses – you will know when you have a computer virus, because just the way a virus will make you ill; a virus will make your computer ‘ill’, such that it will not work properly, etc. The main protection against all the above is to have an anti-virus/spyware/firewall. Remember, you get what you pay for. So, if it is free you cannot expect it to protect you against every type of computer malware, especially as it is now believed there are up to 20,000 new malware being developed and issued every day. Here at AA Whittlesey Computers we offer a full virus/spyware removal service as well as installing anti-virus/firewall/spyware tools at very modest cost. Deborah

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Mother’s Day – By Jayne Whytock

In the Collins English Dictionary, a mother is described as ‘A female who has given birth to offspring.’ A few words to describe one of the most significant people in our lives.

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or us, lucky enough to have children, the word mother is so much more. After carrying a baby for nine months we give birth to this tiny person who in an instant changes our lives forever. From sleepless nights through to watching them grow and mature we are with them every step of the way. Seeing them learn to crawl, taking their first wobbly steps, every milestone fills us with pride.

They also bring us so much joy and happiness, and the pride we feel when they succeed at something, whether that’s a good test result at school, a part in a Christmas play, or a rewarding and successful career, is second to none. We see them start a new life and if we are lucky they will give us grandchildren who go on to enrich our lives even further, by giving us the chance to re-live all those wonderful times we had with our children.

To hear that first word is like a miracle. That first nervous day at school dressed in that new uniform – which always seems to make them look so small – to the tears and tantrums of teenage years, the love for a child never diminishes. The magic kisses on those scrubbed knees and evenings spent cuddling them when they think their world has ended because they have fallen out with their best friend – only to make up again the next day.

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There are so many ups and downs involved with bringing up a child and at times it’s hard work, but just to see their smile and hear their laughter make it all worthwhile. It’s the best and most important job in the world.

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Finesse Personal Training Mon - Gentle exercise 2.15 Catholic church, Bootcamp 6.45pm, Clubbercise 7.30pm - Westwood School, Tues - Clubbercise 9.30am, Pilates 10.30am - Braza club, Wed 6.45pm Bootcamp, Thurs - Toning class 9am - Avenue Park, Clubbercise 6pm, Pilates 7pm - Westwood School, Sat - Bootcamp 8am - Avenue Park. For more information visit www. finessept.co.uk or on 07793942893  Pro Martial Arts School March Train at Neale-Wade Academy (Sunday and Wednesday) - Contact Michael Davison on 07906 411721 for more details. March Braza Bowls Club Wednesday and Saturday afternoon roll ups will resume in early April. All equipment will be provided. For info contact 01354 654634. George Campbell Leisure Centre City Road, March. www.fenland.gov. uk/leisure/leisure-centre/georgecampbell Estover Girls Under 11’s Burrowmoor School 01354 661437 BRAZA Short Mat Bowls Club Meet at the BRAZA club Elm Road March on Tuesday at 2pm and on Thursday at 7pm. Beginners welcome. Contact 01354 657981 brazashortmatbowlsclub.clubbz.com GER Sports and Social Club Home of Cambridge County darts, also outdoor bowls club. Robingoodfellowes Lane, March. www.germarch.co.uk March Town United F.C. Robingoodfellowes Lane, March www.pitchero.com/clubs/ marchtownunited Neale-Wade Gymnastics Club For children aged five and up, classes three days a week. Contact Head Coach Alan Todd 01354 692437 March Cycling Club We are recruiting more cyclists of any ability and age. Visit facebook.com/ mcc-MarchCyclingClub or @fensCC March Squash & Racket Ball Club The Avenue Sports Ground Burrowmoor Road, March PE15 9RS. www.marchsquashclub.org.uk March Town Hockey Club The Avenue Sports Ground, Burrowmoor Road, March PE15 9RS. Senior training on Thursdays at 7.30pm, and junior training is on Tuesdays at 7pm. Contact 01354 740199. Estover Playing Field Association Football pitches available for hire. Open to all. Tel. 01354 653540 March Golf Club Grange Road, March, PE15 0YH 01354 652364 www.marchgolfclub.co.uk 48

Club Guide March Conservative Bowls Club Creek Road, March PE15 8RD 07833 932083 March Badminton Club Venue Neale Wade Sports Centre, Club Nights Tuesdays. 01354 655363 or www.marchbadmintonclub.org.uk Yoga Classes Meet at March Community Centre on Tuesday's 6- 7.15pm, Wednesday's 10-11.15am and at Elm Primary School Wednesday's 7- 8.15pm. Tutor Name: Peter, Mobile: 07905 601585, email: pabamullins206@ntlworld.com March Rangers Youth F.C. Elm Road Sports ground (formerly the Braza field). We are an FA Charter Standard Youth Club and welcome boys and girls.

Clubs & Groups

Friends of March Library Supporting and promoting the library within the community. Join us at our coffee mornings on the last Saturday of every month, from10.30 am to 12 noon. Members and nonmembers are always welcome. Royal British Legion March Branch Meets on 1st Tuesday of month at 7.45 pm, Rookswood Club, 27 West End, March. New members welcome, Contact Secretary 01354 652470. Fenland Music Centre Association Orchestras and Ensembles for all ages and abilities. Meets every Friday evening (during School Term time), between 6pm and 9pm, at the March Community Centre, 34 Station Road. PE15 8LE. Please see our website for full details: www.fenlandmusiccentre. org.uk Wisbech IPMS Scale Model Club The club meets twice monthly at the Community room of Wisbech Tesco, on the 2nd and 4th Monday between 7pm and 10pm. All scales, genre and experience welcome. www.wipms.co.uk Yoga Classes Held at March Community Centre, Station Road on Tuesday 6-7.15pm and Wednesday 10am-11.15am also at Elm Primary School on Wednesday 7-8.15pm. Anglian Players Amateur dramatics group (over 18s). Meet most Tuesdays and Thursdays – 7.30pm – 9.30pm - at March Community Centre, Station Road Contact Alan: 07838 877125. March Jive Club Record hop every Wednesday at the Braza Club and dance lessons with Dave, £2.50. Come and have a go. If you don't want to dance just come and listen to ‘50s music. 7.30pm to 10.30pm all welcome. Contact Andy 01353 776229.

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March and District Amateur Operatic Society (MADAOS) Meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm at March Community Centre. New members welcome. Their website is madaos.org where all details can be found and there is also a contact section to email any questions. Lisa Dickinson’s Dance Mania  Dance classes consisting of commercial pop, performance ballet, tap, top of the tots for the little ones and adult classes. They produce and perform at many shows and events throughout the year. Wednesday – Friday after school and evenings, Thursday and Saturday mornings at March Community Centre – Contact Lisa: 07933796485, email:  lisa.df@hotmail.co.uk Lisa Dickinson’s Top of the Tots Dance Classes for Babies/Pre Schoolers. Thursdays 9.30-10.30am at March Community Centre. £3 per accompanying adult.  Contact Lisa: 07933 796485, email:  lisa.df@hotmail.co.uk March Ukulele Group Meet Mondays at Georges at 7.30pm. Beginners and improvers welcome. March Solo Group For those who have lost their partner through bereavement, meets in Trinity Church Hall at 10.30am. Tel. 01354 656181 for more information.

Churches

Trinity Methodist/United Reformed Church High Street, March PE15 9LH. Call 01354 680883. St Wendreda’s Church Wimblington Road, March St Peter’s Church High Street, March St John’s Church Station Road, March Providence Baptist Church Burrowmoor Road, March. Jonathan Stevens (Pastor) March Evangelical Fellowship Upwell Road, March. Dennis Jordan (Pastor) 01354 656390 Centenary Baptist High Street, March St Mary’s Church Westrea Our Lady of Good Counsel (Roman Catholic Church) St John’s Road, March Fenland Community Church Usually meet at the Scout Hall behind Sainsbury’s Supermarket www.fcc.uk.net Elim March March Community Centre, 34 Station Road, March. PE15 8LE Contact: Pastor Adrian Casey; 07786 528 900 adrian@elimmarch.org.uk www. elimmarch.org.uk

Charities

March & Chatteris Talking Newspaper Association Riverside Studio, Town Hall, Market Place March. Volunteers welcomed. Call 01354 651892 RSPCA Cambridgeshire Mid East Branch 37-39 High Street, March Call 0300 1234 999 March Rotary Club Held at March Conservative Club, 14 Creek Road, March, at 19.30 every Monday (except BH) www. rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage. php?ClubID=489 Drinksense Fenland 20a Deerfield Road, March. Call 01354 650457 March Lions Club Oliver Cromwell Hotel, High Street. email marchlionsclub@gmail.com Breathe Easy Fenland (part of the British Lung Foundation’s support network) Meets at St.Peters Church, March, first Thursday each month at 1.45pm and 2pm. New members welcome at 1.45. For more information please call 01354 651821

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20TwentyProductions Skoulding Suite, March Town Hall Arts opportunities for young people. Tel: 01354 652769 Email: geri@20twentyproductions.co.uk   PlayRight Theatre Company St Peters Church Hall, High Street, March. Term-time theatre group and holiday clubs. Fenland All Starz Cheerleading Squad St John’s Church Hall, Station Road. Boys and girls welcome Young People March City Road, March 01354 650645 www.ypm.org.uk Also includes Fenzone Youth Council 1220(March) Squadron ATC Headquarters Building, Gas Road, March. 01354 651788. 1220@ aircadets.org www.1220atc.org.uk Fun United For people 10-19 with additional needs, every Tuesday 7-9pm. FACET, Marwick Centre, Marwick Rd, March. Contact Papworth Trust 0800 952 5000 or info@papworth.org.uk. 1st March Scout Group facebook.com/1stMarchScoutGroup Activities for young people, male and female, aged 6-18, Gavin Philpott 07971 810 352. Email info@1stMarchScouts.org.uk

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March 2018 1st -25th Why not have a sneak peek and find out more about Peckover House with our Special Interest days? 1st 20Twenty Zone C sessions at The Oasis Centre, Wisbech 5-6.30pm, for 8-18s who like crafts, photography etc. Free. 3rd Mind Control returns to March bringing you a night of Drum and Bass from 7pm at the Coachmakers Arms, March. 3rd March Railway Station are holding their Model Railway Event from 10am-4pm, open to all and free admission! 3rd Trial Clinic with David and Sarah Deptford, Sovereign Quarter Horses. 3rd Support your local hospital charity concert for ‘Friends of Doddington Hospital’. Talented artists such as Holly-Jean, Alchemy and Dark Surrender will be performing to show their support to the local hospital. Tickets are £5 for the show at the GER Sports Club, Robingoodfellows Lane, March, starting at 7pm. 4th Come along to our Spoon Carving Workshop from 10am3.30pm at the Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre. £50 per person – limited availability so be quick! 6th The Oliver Cromwell Hotel presents an evening of mediumship with Sue Hind. Tickets are only £12 and doors open at 7pm. 10th The 8th Annual Charity Darts Fun Day, raising money for the Oncology Department at Peterborough Hospital. The day is open to all! Will you be at the GER Sports Club, Robingoodfellows Lane, March at 11am, to play some darts, enter a Grand Auction, Tombola or Prize Draw? 10th Doddington Disco! 7.30pm11.30pm at Doddington Village Hall. This is your invitation to come along to our “Best Of British” themed disco. Fancy dress is encouraged and there will even be a prize for the best dressed. If you’d like a ticket, please contact Jason Shepherd on 07980795398.

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10th Inner Peace, one breath at a time. Do you want to take part in meditation at March Podiatry Practice? Well you can, for £15, you can meditate from 10.30am until 1pm. To find out more, please visit www. meditateinpeterborough.org.uk 10th Come and see multi-talented magician and gifted entertainer - Scoop! Performing at March Library at 3pm. Scoop will be combining conjuring with comedy, juggling and danger to create an unforgettable experience for young and old alike. Minimum age four, under 16s need to be with an adult. £7 for a standard ticket and £4 concessions. 10th March and District Museum presents Mary Dicken Suffragettes. 10th & 11th Fabulous weekend tours are given around Peckover House, Wisbech. 11th Come and join us for a wonderful Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea at Peckover House, Wisbech, 12pm-3.30pm. Adults £15.95, children £7.50. 11th The Fenland Foragers hold a work party at 9.30am-1pm. Find out more by searching Fenland Foragers. Also, there is a meeting every 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7pm at the Rookswood Club. No level of commitment needed, everybody welcome. 15th 20Twenty Zone C sessions at The Oasis Centre, Wisbech 5-6.30pm, for 8-18s who like crafts, photography etc. Free. 17th Bandaoke at Georges! From 9pm, Georges will be having their house band perform popular tracks with special guest stars for an incredible evening! Will you be there? 17th Fabulous Fossils - Wildlife watch at the Norris Museum. Come along from 10am until 12pm for just £2 and enjoy a fantastic day with Wildlife watching and fabulous fossils! 17th General Clinic with David and Sarah Deptford, Sovereign Quarter Horses.

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March 2018 17th March into the 1940s. Enjoy a 1940s’ dance with supper featuring The Telstar Big Band with DJ Woody, GER Sports Club, Robingoodfellows Lane, March, 6pm-Midnight. Tickets £12.50 each including supper served 6pm-11pm. Vintage clothes stall and raffle in aid of Royal British Legion. Authentic 1940s catering comprising sausage & mash and vegetarian option) by C&B Catering. Enquiries and tickets, contact Donna on 07876 264613 or email: donna.symonds@aol.com 18th SQH All Breed Show, Sovereign Quarter Horses. 18th The Sportsman, Chatteris are holding their popular open mic night from 4pm onwards. Open to everybody, why don’t you come along, meet new musicians and show us what you’ve got? 24th The March Scouts are holding a Family Bingo evening with Easter prizes! Be there at 6.15pm for eyes down at 7pm for your chance of winning Easter prizes and raffles!

30th-2nd April One for the kids! An Egg-celent Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, Peckover House, Wisbech from 11am4pm at just £2:50 per child. 31st Great Eastern Soul Club playing Northern Soul & Motown, all on vinyl. £5 entry. From 7pm.  31st 20Twenty Zone C sessions at March Town Hall from 1pm-4pm, for 8-18s who like crafts, photography etc. Free.

24th Iron Fist live at Georges, March. You won't want to miss this! 8.55pm-11.55pm. 24th & 25th Fabulous weekend tours are given around Peckover House, Wisbech. 24th & 25th High School Musical Performance: March Town Hall. Tickets are available from Paninis Coffee Shop, March and they’re £6 for this brilliant show which is full of talent and a lot of fun! Limited availability means you need to be quick to bag such a great deal!

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24th & 25th Cambridgeshire County Darts vs Yorkshire, GER Sports Club, Robingoodfellows Lane, March. £4 entry covers both days. 26th Understanding Autism, March Library. This session, 2pm-3.30pm, provides insight and understanding for those who live with Autism every day. Please come along to this free event to raise knowledge about the condition.

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26th-30th September Come and take a guided tour around the beautiful gardens of Peckover House, Wisbech. 29th 20Twenty Zone C sessions at The Oasis Centre, Wisbech 5-6.30pm, for 8-18s who like crafts, photography etc. Free.

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John Foster Wardle

– By Peter Wright (on behalf of March & District Museum) A typical Great Central Railway goods engine at the March coaling plant during LNER days.

On the morning of Monday, February 11th, 1935, young Retford railway fireman Charles Douglas Butters worked at Whitemoor for the very first time. It was a day that he would surely never forget. His driver was 57-year-old John Foster Wardle. After their train had been stabled in Whitemoor yard, their engine, a goods engine of former Great Central Railway design, was brought to the locomotive depot for coal, water and servicing in preparation for their return journey.

Doctor James Alexander Hislop was called and arrived at 12.20pm. When he arrived, Wardle had been laid on a stretcher. A cursory examination showed that his injuries were most extensive, and that death would have been instantaneous. An inquest on Tuesday afternoon, under District Coroner J. R. Dawbarn, recorded a verdict of accidental death.

To take on water, Butters climbed on to the rear of the tender and pulled the jib of a water crane round and over the tender and would have lifted the cover of the water tank and put in the stout canvas bag. Having done so, he called, 'Right', to driver Wardle who had remained at the bottom of the water crane. At that very instant, Butters heard a loud crack. Fireman Charles Edward Band, of Norwood Road, March, was passing the scene at the time and he heard fireman Butters call and he also heard the crack. He saw the whole of the top of the jib of the water crane fall on to Wardle who was bent over and about to turn on the water supply valve. Wardle was hit by the falling jib, which pinned him to the floor, crushing him. Band and Butters tried to release Wardle, but were unable to do so. 54

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A water crane at March, although photographed in the 1960's, is of the type that fell onto the unfortunate driver Wardle.

Museum Opening Hours are 10:30am-3:30pm, Wednesday and Saturday. Entry is Free.

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Churches Together in March EASTER SERVICES 2018 ST. PETER’S Maundy Thursday (March 29th) 7.30pm: Communion with footwashing Good Friday (March 30th) 10am: Communion and Proclamation of the cross Easter Day (April 1st) 8am: Holy Communion 11am: Sung Communion 6.30pm: Evensong

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Good Friday 2.30pm: Worship Service Easter Day 8.30am: Holy Communion 10.30am: Worship Service

Good Friday CENTENARY BAPTIST 11am-1pm: Messy Church CHURCH 7.30pm Communion and Proclamation of the cross Maundy Thursday 7.30pm: Communion Holy Saturday 7.30pm: Vigil and first Communion Easter Day of Easter 10.30am: All age café-style worship Easter Day 8am: Holy Communion 9.30am: Family Communion THE MAIN JOINT EVENTS THIS YEAR ARE:

ST. WENDREDA’S Maundy Thursday 7pm: Agape Meal Easter Day 11am: Family Communion

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Wednesday 28th March Walk of Witness through town commencing from Trinity Church following a short service at 11am, finishing at Centenary Baptist Church.

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The Friday Group

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ementia impacts, not only on the sufferers, but also on those who care for them. However, a longstanding local group is there to offer much-needed support.

The Friday Group is run entirely by volunteers who all have long-term experience of dealing with people with dementia with the aim of providing support for sufferers of low to medium dementia and their carers in a loving, respectful, and happy environment.

The group enjoys a range of activities each Friday

As explained by the name, the group meets every Friday in Chatteris and attracts people from March, Ramsey and the surrounding villages, with others coming from as far afield as Wisbech and Witchford. The group meets from 10am to 3pm at Salem Court where they enjoy a range of interesting and stimulating activities and entertainment as well as a two-course lunch for just £6.50 a day. Some carers stay with the group or leave their loved ones for a few hours to have some wellneeded respite and ‘me time.’ Volunteer, Anne Chambers, who lives in Doddington, a former Sister at Doddington Hospital, said the group was formed more than 20 years ago to provide support in a safe environment. She said: “We put on out a range of activities and games before lunch and entertainment during the afternoon, usually music, with people regularly coming in to entertain the group. “We are open to anyone with dementia and usually get around 30 people attend each Friday. Those who attend really look forward to meeting up with their friends and the companionship that the group offers. It is a safe place where they can meet their friends and where nobody judges them.” Fellow volunteer Mike Hill, a former Head of Environmental Services for Fenland District Council, said there are several types and causes of dementia.

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Mike Hill and Anne Chambers: offering support in a safe environment

He said: “The symptoms can vary greatly with the progression sometimes being quick or gradually over a number of years. There’s no let-up caring for someone with dementia and it can be very taxing. The Group gives everyone a break from the routine in a safe and caring environment”. Dave Cousins, who cares for his wife Valerie, said: “My wife and I love coming here. She looks forward to meeting members of the group and the volunteers who are fantastic. I would recommend the group to anyone who is affected by dementia.” Anne added: “Introductions are made by the care agencies, but you can just turn up on a Friday or give us a call. Your first day is free. We would also love to hear from you if you can spare a few hours to help. It doesn't have to be every week!” Anyone wishing to know more about The Friday Group should contact Anne on 07957 900556 or Mike on 07910 557199.

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LOCAL PEOPLE RALLY ROUND TO FUND TREATMENT FOR YOUNG RAMSEY MOTHER Big-hearted local residents have helped raise more than £46,000 for a Ramsey woman to get vital treatment abroad for a rare terminal brain tumour. Amelia Martin, nee Newby (41), the mother of a six-year-old boy, has a rare tumour also found in children known as a grade 3 papillary meningioma. Her tumour is growing rapidly and in an awkward direction and because of its location in her brain is inoperable and untreatable with radiotherapy or chemotherapy. But following the efforts of her best friend Cathy Sellars, as well as her good friend and neighbour Carla Mayo, a fund-raising campaign has raised enough money for her to start receiving specialist treatment at a clinic in the Czech Republic capital Prague. Fund-raising events to date have included a raffle, cake sales, a family fun day, a car wash, a netball tournament, a plaitathon at a local hair salon, a penalty shootout competition and a quiz night – there is even a night in a prison cell planned! The young mother has started undergoing proton beam therapy which in some cases has been shown to be successful.

Her friend Cathy (pictured above, with Amelia), added: “The support from friends, family, her local community and strangers has been overwhelming. Please do keep the donations coming in so we can ensure that Amelia and her family have enough to pay for the treatment in full. Thank you all x.” A special fund-raising page has been set up on Just Giving to help raise £75,000 for her treatment and as of this week more than 1100 supporters had raised more than £46,600. Cathy added: “Amelia is the kindest, most positive person I have ever met. She is a much-loved mum, wife, daughter and sister. She wants to fight this tumour so that she can watch her son grow up and be around him for as long as possible. So please help me to raise funds. Myself and her family would be so grateful. “Already the tumour is affecting the muscles in her face, her sight and her hearing. Eventually it will kill her. In the last four years, Amelia has had two operations and radiotherapy on this tumour, and surgery to remove another smaller brain tumour. No further treatment exists for this type of rare tumour in the UK. “The money raised through Just Giving will fund Amelia's treatment abroad as well as any other treatment that she may need. Any money not spent on treatment and associated costs will be donated to cancer charities.” It is expected that Amelia will continue to receive treatment in Prague until mid-March. If you would like to donate to Amelia’s fund, please log-on to the Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/amelianewby?utm_id=1066utm_term=7EyEYXErY

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All the answers to the following questions begin with the letter B, and follow each other in alphabetical order, as shown in the first two answers given.

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In Test Cricket, what are the Ashes supposedly the remains of? Answer: (A wooden) bail. Who invented television? Answer: (John Logie) Baird.

3) What type of headgear was named after a battle in the Crimean War?

4) What is the extremely light wood from tropical America, often used in model making? 5) 6) 7)

What is the name of a small breed of farm chicken, a term also used in boxing?

What is the first name of the USA’s 44th President?

What is the Jewish ceremony in which a boy formally accepts full religious responsibilities?

15) What was the original function of the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

16) An area of the Atlantic Ocean, with a high number of unexplained disappearances of ships and aircraft.

17) This name links Ringo Starr’s predecessor in The Beatles with Manchester United’s own �El Beatle�. 18) What comes between alpha and gamma in the Greek alphabet? 19) Which American sit-com from the 1960s featured Samantha, who could perform magic by twitching her nose?

8) What is the yellow and pink sponge cake, which forms a chequered pattern when sliced?

20) This swimming costume’s name comes from a site in the Pacific Ocean, where atomic bomb experiments were held in 1946.

10) In the film �Goldeneye�, which British actor, and Sheffield United F.C. fan, played agent 006?

22) What links the state capital of Massachusetts with Lincolnshire’s �Stump�?

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Les McKeown was the lead singer with which 1970s Scottish pop group?

11) In the Stock Exchange what animal is used as a nickname to describe someone who sells shares thinking that the price will fall? 12) What scale is used to estimate wind speeds without using instruments? 13) Minsk is the capital of which country?

14) Which �Sir Toby� appears in Shakespeare’s �Twelfth Night�?

21) Which commonly eaten food has a name which literally translates as �twice cooked�?

23) In music, who was sometimes known as the �thin white duke�?

24) What famous London building did John Nash rebuild in the 1820s? 25) What was the name of the horse in the film �Toy Story 2�?

Take the first number and follow the instructions until you reach the answer. Try it first without pen and paper and don’t even think about a calculator! 1) 8: square it, +5, divide by 3, +6, x2, +15, -7, divide by 6, x7 = ?

2) 17: square it, +36, 40% of it, x3, +18, 25% of it, +54, divide by 3, +77 = ?

3) 22: square it, +436, 70% of it, x3, +163, +1/5 of it, +998, 7/8 of it, -198 = ?

ANSWERS Section A: 3) Balaclava, 4) Balsa, 5) Bantam(weight), 6) Barack (Obama), 7) Bar mitzvah, 8) Battenburg, 9) Bay City Rollers, 10) (Sean) Bean, 11) Bear, 12) Beaufort, 13) Belarus, 14) Belch, 15) Bell tower, 16) Bermuda (Triangle), 17) Best, (Pete and George), 18) Beta, 19) ‘Bewitched’, 20) Bikini, 21) Biscuit, 22) Boston, 23) (David) Bowie, 24) Buckingham (Palace), 25) Bullseye. Section B 1) 77, 2) 129, 3) 2875.

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