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Issue 64 / January 2019

Inside this issue Active Fenland: Healthy New Year

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Introduction

Welcome to Your January Issue.

Over the past 12 months I have visited – and reported on – a number of businesses in the town, both old and new. It is always interesting to meet those involved in other industry sectors to see how they are faring in today’s tough economic environment and encouraging to hear how their hard work has invariably helped make them a success. It is gratifying to discover that despite the doom merchants that have been in the Media in light of the Brexit talks many businesses are flourishing by offering a professional and personal service to the local community. I hope to report on many more success stories throughout the year as it is vital for towns such as ours to have strong local businesses who are determined to serve the needs of the population. Good luck to all local businesses. I hope 2019 will be a fantastic year for you all…

Andy

Well Christmas seems a distant past and now the focus is fully on the New Year. It is a truism that time really does seem to fly by and although we are now in the midst of winter it won’t be too long before the weather improves and the daylight hours become longer. Over the coming months we will be bringing you all the latest news from the local community but to do so we need your help, so please remember to send in all your stories to the magazine so that we can report on your activities each month throughout the year. There are many individuals and groups who work hard to make our community an even better place to live and work in, and you can be assured we will do our best to bring you details of what’s happening in your town throughout 2019.

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Copy deadline details:

Copy deadline for the February issue is Thursday 10th January 2019.

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Inside Highlights 4 ..................Slimming World 6 ............... Active Fenland 7 ............... Yoga Path with Vimala 8 ............... March Podiatry 14 ............. Travel Guide with Ellie Cuthbert 16-17 ...... Community Matters 20 ............ Steve Barclay MP 22...............Recipe: Carrot & Ginger Soup 27 ............ The Acre Pub 30 ............ Fraser Dawbarns 32 ............ Ellis Winters – Property Advice 34 ............ Cambridgeshire Adoption 36 ............ History with Trevor Bevis 38 ............ Consumer Advice 40 ........... Village Life with Jayne Whytock 41 ............. Wicker World 50 ............ March Museum with Peter Wright 56 ............ Puzzle Page 58-59 .... What's On in January 60 ............ This Month at The Movies 61 ............. Club Guide 62 ............ AA Whittlesey Computers 64 ............ Club Matters 65-66 .... Business Directory

With thanks to:

Fraser Dawbarns, Ellis Winters, Eileen Le Voi, AA Whittlesey Computers, Steve Barclay MP, Heidi Lemmon, Jayne Whytock, Trevor Bevis, Ellie Cuthbert, The Light Cinema, Holly Jean, Peter Wright and March Podiatry.

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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Slimming World

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uper slimmers in March have lost a whopping 40 tonnes in weight.

Altogether, the members of the Wednesday March Slimming World groups are now approximately 6400 stone lighter than they were when consultant Helen Moore took over the group in October 2008 ten years ago. The 250 members, who attend the group every week, follow Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan created by the organisation’s team of expert nutritionists, which encourages them to fill up on satisfying foods such as pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat and fish, pulses and fruit and veg. Irene Bates has lost 11 stone to drop from size 26 to size 12. She says: “Filling up on lots of satisfying foods means you’re never hungry so I’ve never felt as though I was on a diet. Before I joined Slimming World, I thought losing weight meant going to the gym and counting calories. But now I know it’s about making healthier choices about food and becoming a bit more active. “Reaching this milestone as a group just proves the huge change that we’ve all made to our lives, some people who’ve lost big amounts of weight 4

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have probably even saved their lives. It’s brilliant to celebrate together as well because that’s how we’ve been losing weight – together. Every week we support and encourage each other and share tips and recipes, and on top of that we have a lot of fun. “The support and inspiration we get from our consultant Helen Moore has also been integral to our success. Because she lost weight herself and understands the ups and downs of slimming and can offer us help and advice based on her own experience, without her I don’t think we’d have achieved nearly as much.” Helen says: “I’m delighted that my members have lost weight so beautifully. It has made a big difference to their lives and to their whole families’ lives, and all of them are happier and healthier now. Slimming has never been more important. There are 60 percent of overweight and obese people in the Cambridgeshire area and I just want to help even more people to make real changes for life – there’s no better job satisfaction than that!” Helen’s group is held at 2nd March Scout hut (near Sainsbury’s) every Wednesday at 9.30am-11.30am and 5.30-pm-7.30pm. For more information or to join call Helen on 07711 985276 or email: helenmoore.slimmingworld@gmail.com JANUARY 2019


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You do not have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great! - By Heidi Lemmon, Active Fenland Co-ordinator January brings the new start, the new resolutions and the new you… so here are our top tips to getting active, and most importantly how to stay active! 1) Make ACTIVITY your first goal Did you know that government guidelines suggest that adults should do a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week, whilst for five to eighteen year-olds, this figure is 60 minutes per day? This is because regular physical activity can decrease the risk of major illnesses as well as helping us live longer. It can help us sleep better, maintain a healthy weight, and help with our mental health. So, by having the one goal of meeting the recommended activity guidelines you can reap a lot of other benefits! 2) Get active YOUR way We all have things we enjoy and others we dislike - physical activity is no exception. Find an activity that suits both your needs and your enjoyment. There is something out there in Fenland for all ages and abilities. Most of our Active Fenland sessions offer a drop-in style, are low cost or free so you could even try a few different ones to find your favourite! Examples include badminton, walking sports, netball, bowls, yoga, roller skating and running groups.

do just that. Or do you have young children? Try our buggy fitness classes. 4) Get a HELPING HAND Starting out on your activity journey can seem quite daunting and confusing. Get a helping hand along the way. Active Fenland sessions are run by qualified yet approachable coaches. They will support you and motivate you. For example, our beginner running groups are ideal for those new to exercise sessions, and are available across Fenland. Find a session on our Facebook page or website and register your place.

3) Make it part of your ROUTINE Life is busy, so the key is to make activity part of your routine. Dedicate time into your diary, blocking it out, at a time that suits you. Can’t fit it in in a big chunk? You can break it down and spread it out across a week. The free NHS ‘Active 10’ App helps you walk in regular 10-minute blocks. The NHS ‘10 minute workouts’ give you something to follow in your own home: www.nhs.uk/live-well/ exercise/10-minute-workouts/

5) There’s only ONE thing that matters The only thing that matters when you start becoming active is not what you look like, what trainers you buy or how fast you complete an activity, but it is that you have made a start. We are all beginners at something so remember you do not have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great!

Have no free time away from the children? Get them involved too! With our new family sessions starting in March, Chatteris and Wisbech you can

Get started by visiting the Active Fenland website or social media page to see how others have got started and to find the right activity for you!

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Yoga Path with Vimala

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eekly beginners to advanced yoga classes are now being held in March.

Yoga Path with Vimala sessions take place at 7pm each Wednesday at St Peter’s Church Hall in High Street, March. Vimala is a qualified Yoga teacher, having gained certification of 500 hours yoga teacher, training with teachers at the Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham ashrams in Himalayas and Kerala, India. A class typically starts with everybody resting in Savasana, recharging the body. Breathing techniques; diaphragmatic and full yogic breathing are practised in a beginner’s class before Pranayama (breathing exercises) Kapalabhati and Anuloma Viloma. The traditional Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara) is practised with six full rounds before leg raising and abdominal warm-ups and the standard programme of the 12 basic asanas. A session

averages 90 minutes, allowing for some advanced variations and modifications in the latter part of the sequence. A class structure will allow you to develop and deepen your yoga practice, by holding the poses for longer, gaining flexibility, strength and tone over a short period of time and for all age groups. You can expect a full, challenging workout for the whole body – a complete exercise system. Yoga Path with Vimala teaches a powerful, mixed ability (beginners-to-advanced welcome) yoga class. Deep relaxation is critical to energy and health. But relaxation doesn’t occur through rest alone – it occurs through exertion and then intentional, active letting go of tension. Why not come along and try for yourself the energising and relaxing effects of yoga to increase your confidence, energy and well-being? Also available: Yoga Gift Vouchers, Private 1:2:1 or groups and workplace/corporate yoga & wellness sessions. Please contact Vimala.

Sivananda Hatha Yoga Every Wednesday at 7pm at St. Peter’s Hall 54 High Street, March Cambs PE15 9JR

YOUR FIRST CLASS IS FREE! Use your core muscle groups, gain flexibility, grow with confidence and reduce stress and anxiety, increase muscular strength and joint movement, plus many more benefits within a few weeks. All abilities welcome and equipment is provided

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Health

Do You Suffer From Tired, Aching Muscles? Most of us who take part in sport, incur physical stresses and sometimes injury. However, similar problems can also occur due to work or family life. With jobs that involve being in the same position for long periods of time, like sitting at a desk using a computer, driving, or standing, muscles can become tired and over-used, leading to aches and pains or even injuries. Sports and Remedial massage can be beneficial to treat tight, over-used muscles, to help relax them, ease tension and help prevent or treat injury. Many occupations result in tension build-up in muscles that are used repeatedly over a period of time. This commonly affects hairdressers, office workers and more manual occupations. Our Sports and Remedial massage therapist can use a variety of massage techniques to treat you and to assess underlying postural and occupational factors, providing you with advice on how to reduce problems in the future. Regular massage can also be beneficial to sports people, to help prevent injury, improve their training regime, assist rehabilitation and speed recovery times after exercise. For information on how you could benefit from Sports and Remedial massage, please call us on 01354 651200.

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Canada spans over a massive nine million square km and is �illed with natural beauty, from huge glaciers to secluded lakes and majestic wildlife. Its cities are clean, safe and friendly, attracting millions worldwide. Here are some of the top things to do on a journey through Canada:

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER The Rocky Mountaineer is a Canadian rail-tour company offering over sixty-five vacation packages. Guests can choose from four unique rail routes, which travel through iconic destinations such as Seattle (USA), Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies. The Rocky Mountaineer is an alldaylight train, meaning guests don’t miss a moment of the breathtaking scenery and wildlife. The rail service season runs from mid-April through to mid-October.

LAKE LOUISE Lake Louise is located in Banff National Park and is known for its beautiful turquoise, glacier-fed lake, surrounded by soaring mountain peaks and the iconic Fairmont Chateau. There’s a vast array of activities at Lake Louise. Take to the mountains for skiing, relax in the world-famous hot springs, take a hiking adventure, or skate on the frozen lake in winter for a truly spectacular experience. NIAGARA FALLS There are several boat tours of Niagara Falls, taking you right into the heart of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls to give you a ‘full mist experience’. There are even night-time boat tours, including an illumination cruise to see the Falls in a whole new light. To stay close by, a popular hotel choice is the Sheraton on the Falls, which features spectacular views of the Falls and

offers on-site dining, shopping, and spa treatments. WHALE WATCHING With one of the longest coastlines in the world, there are plenty of places to go whale watching in Canada. Thirty-three whale species roam the waters of Canada’s coastline, so it’s prime territory for chasing these incredible mammals. The top three destinations for whale watching in Canada are Tofino, Tadoussac and Cape Breton Highlands. If you’re interested in discovering more about journeying through Canada, then join us for our “Canada and Alaska Evening” on February 20th, 2019, at the Crown Lodge Hotel in Wisbech. Joining us will be First Class Holidays, a multi award-winning tour operator, who offer first-hand experiences of Canada and Alaska. To register for this event, and for more information, please visit www. holidaywithus.co.uk/events

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Matters MARCH PARADE PARTICIPANTS PRAISED

The parade marshal of the March Remembrance parade has praised everyone who helped make the event a success. Lt Col N G ‘Spence’ Spencer MBE RE said: “I’d like to ‘thank you all’, it simply would not have happened without your support or your hard work.   “We achieved our aim of delivering a fitting and respectful Remembrance parade, a church service, the Act of Remembrance and a wreath laying ceremony; there were a few mistakes but let’s focus on the positives, we had nearly 700 people on parade, 3000 spectators and it was a tremendous success.”

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HELP FIGHT LONELINESS More than half (52 percent) of adults in the East of England who feel lonely fear something will happen to them and no one will notice, and almost a third (31%) of adults often feel alone, like they have no one to turn to. That’s according to new research released by the British Red Cross who polled more than 4000 UK adults and found that half (50%) of people in the East of England feel always, often or sometimes lonely. Tricia Earp, director for independent living and crisis response at British Red Cross, said: “Loneliness and social isolation doesn’t discriminate. Life circumstances can change in the blink of an eye, meaning it can happen to anyone, no matter your age or background. “The British Red Cross is there every day, helping people connect with their communities. A donation this winter could help ensure we continue this vital work supporting those most vulnerable.” Text KINDNESS to 70141 and donate £5 to help make sure support is there for those who need it most. For more information on the British Red Cross please visit: www.redcross.org.uk/connect

CALL FOR MEDICAL TALKS Practising pharmacists across the Eastern region are looking for pre-existing local groups so they can come along and talk about healthcare and getting the most out of your medicines. Up to half of all patients do not take their medicines as recommended and at least six percent of emergency hospital readmissions are caused by avoidable adverse reactions to medicines. 'Let's Talk About Medicines' sessions are funded by the Eastern Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) to help support patients, carers and members of the public to be confident that they are using prescriptions and drugs properly and effectively. Between 30-50% of medicines prescribed for longterm conditions are not taken as intended. This can mean they don’t work properly and can cost them for prescriptions that they may not need. For more information, please email: improvement@eahsn.org 16

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Matt Hunt, Freedom Leisure’s operations director, and Dan Palframan, Freedom Leisure area manager, were joined by local councillors, along with Freedom Leisure’s mascot Jim Trainer and staff members at the George Campbell Leisure Centre to formally mark day one. “We are delighted to have been selected by Fenland District Council as their leisure partner to ensure these essential community facilities remain where they belong,” said Matt Hunt. “This is a long-term partnership with a huge amount of investment which we hope demonstrates our genuine commitment to the district and its public leisure services.” It’s said with £1.1million of investment due to be made, there are lots of exciting facility developments and improvements in the pipeline including extended and refurbished gym and studio spaces, state-of-the art fitness kit and improved catering offerings, plus the recruitment of an active communities executive and the introduction of many new community-focused outreach programmes, to support everyone in the district no matter of their age or ability.

NEW FENLAND LEISURE PARTNERSHIP STARTS Councillor Mark Buckton, portfolio holder for leisure and young people, Fenland District Council, has met with senior representatives from Freedom Leisure at the start of a new 15-year partnership which will see enhanced leisure facilities for residents.

Left photo: Freedom Leisure operations director Matt Hunt with Cllr Mark Buckton and the Freedom Leisure and centre team behind at a photo call at the George Campbell Leisure Centre, March Photo below: New area manager Dan Palframan (left) and Freedom Leisure’s mascot, Jim Trainer, meeting the team at George Campbell. Pictures: Matt Usher

Fenland’s four leisure centres – Chatteris, George Campbell in March, Hudson in Wisbech and Manor in Whittlesey – will be managed by the not-forprofit leisure trust in partnership with, and on behalf of, Fenland District Council – giving them a bright future and supporting the people of Fenland to be more active and healthy. Councillor Mark Buckton said: “We are really looking forward to working with Freedom Leisure over the coming years and seeing the many benefits it will bring to the whole of Fenland. Freedom Leisure has great experience of working with councils across England and Wales to make the most of local leisure services and has an excellent track record in boosting usage and offering great staff development. “This new partnership will not only secure the future of our four leisure centres, it will also bring much needed investment in our facilities and secures concessions and services for vulnerable groups who already enjoy the facilities.” J ANUA RY 2019

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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE IN MARCH AND ACROSS NORTH EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE – By Steve Barclay MP

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appy New Year to everyone in March and across North East Cambridgeshire. Selfimprovement is a big focus this time of year with getting fit, healthy and being more active amongst the top New Year’s resolutions for 2019.

Now the festivities are over, it is a good time of year to take up a new sport or become more active. Active Fenland is leading the way in helping people to get active which is both good for their health and provides good fun through taking up new hobbies. I have seen first-hand the fantastic impact Active Fenland has had on our community since 2015, after I secured £250,000 for the council to fund the three-year project and drive participation in sport. Thanks to the work of the Active Fenland team the programme of walking football, no strings badminton, table tennis, swim fit and much more has been a great success. In 2018 a further £325,000 was awarded to Fenland and Peterborough to continue their work for a further three years.

(Wisbech) has already signed up to this and I look forward to hearing how the programme benefits the employees who work there. If you are interested in taking up a new sport, meeting new people and being more active, I urge you to get involved in some of the activities which Active Fenland is providing in your local area. No matter what your age, ability or level of mobility there is something on offer, from walking football, chair-based exercises, beginners running sessions and activities for children. Information about what is on offer is readily available on the Active Fenland Facebook page @ActiveFenland or online at: www.newvisionfitness.co.uk/whats-on.html I would like to congratulate Active Fenland activator Lauren Bremner and everyone who has either taken part or helped run sessions. It is great to see the wide range of affordable activities which have been made available across North East Cambridgeshire, making sport accessible to all.

The Active Fenland team has also supported the development of Parkrun in Whittlesey and the Junior Parkrun in Wisbech and has some excellent new projects in the pipeline such as working with local businesses to promote staying active and being healthy in the workplace. Greencore

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Licensee Louise Fisher (52) and her daughters Sophie (27) and Molly (22) provide a wide range of beers and spirits and good homemade pub food from its premises in Acre Road. The Acre is the last remaining Greene King pub in March but also supplies guest Real Ales, currently Timothy Taylor. Louise, who does the majority of the cooking with Molly, said: “It is a good business with a wide range of regular customers of all ages. As a family-run pub we want to appeal to as many people as possible. “It was never my life’s ambition to run a pub, but I have always been interested in them and liked The Acre. People have been very helpful since we moved in and we have received a lot of good advice from customers and also other local landlords.”

Louise takes pride in providing top quality homemade traditional meals from 12noon-3pm and 6pm-9pm on Tuesdays-Saturdays and a carvery complete with a choice of four meats and accompanying vegetables on Sundays from 12noon-4pm, when husband Martin invariably assists. The pub is closed on Mondays. The Acre can seat around 65 people inside and 200 overall when including its smart, well-designed, seated beer garden and is available for hire for private functions. The family can also cater for outside catering events. The Acre, 9 Acre Rod, March PE15 9JD Tel: 01354 653203 Email: theacremarch@gmail.com Facebook: @theacremarch

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Getting Employment Law Right BY KIM CROSS, ASSOCIATE SOLICITOR

for years, only finding out that the law is out of date after they have encountered a problem.

If you run your own business, many issues can give you sleepless nights and one of the most common of these is a difficulty with an employee. Tribunal claim fees were abolished last year so if an employee wants to bring a claim they can now do so with little risk. Since then, the number of claims to employment tribunals has risen, reaching around 110,000 over the past year. This figure doesn’t count claims that were either dropped or settled before getting to tribunal. Despite the high number of claims, only 536 unfair dismissal claims ended with the employee receiving compensation but the time and expense of going through a claim is something employers will wish to avoid, and by taking certain steps you can reduce your exposure to a claim. As a starting point, you should make sure that the essentials are in place: • Use written contracts of employment. Give these some thought so they aren’t just generic but cover what you need. If you have an issue with an employee, the contract will give you and the employee something to go back to. • Review your contracts periodically. Employment law changes all the time and employers often make the mistake of using the same contract

• Put basic policies in place and use them. Disciplinary policies and grievance policies are standard, but it is also helpful to have policies covering incapacity, the use of social media and work computers etc. As with employment contracts, these can be drafted to cover the specific needs of your business. Policies like this help managers and staff know what’s expected. • Have at least a basic understanding of the types of claims that employees can make. If you have an understanding of your obligations and what might get you in trouble, you are less likely to find yourself in difficulties. For example, one common mistake that employers often make is to dismiss someone who is frequently off sick, under the assumption that the employee can’t bring an unfair dismissal claim because they don’t have two years’ service. This might be right, but if the reason that the employee is off sick is due to a disability (which can include some forms of mental illness), they could bring a discrimination claim which is potentially more costly than an unfair dismissal claim. Most employers experience difficulties with an employee at some point. The best advice is, when in doubt, seek legal advice. An employment solicitor is the best place to go for advice rather than relying on the experiences of others and, crucially, get advice before you take action. You may have valid grounds for wanting to dismiss someone but if you don’t handle the procedure correctly, you may end up paying compensation for a claim that you could have avoided by getting good legal advice.

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Property

22 Days to Sell - From Sale to Exchange - by Mike Ellis

Over the last ten years, despite the advances in technology, the transaction time from agreeing a sale and instructing a solicitor to moving into a new home has actually increased. On average it now takes between 10-14 weeks to for a sale to complete. Crazy! We have been pushing for a better/simpler solution and have been encouraging owners to get ready at an earlier stage rather than waiting for a sale to be agreed before instructing a solicitor. It is possible to get the legal paperwork signed and forms completed as soon as a property goes on the market so that once an offer has been accepted, the seller's solicitor can immediately send out a draft contract, thus saving a considerable amount

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of time. We use conveyancers that work in the same way as we do, who understand that great customer service is expected and who provide regular updates and advice.  One of our recent transactions has taken just 22 days, from instructing the solicitor to exchange of contracts! That’s better! We did have a motivated seller and buyer and there was only one property in the chain, but this shows that it can be done. We can’t promise that all our transactions will sail through as quickly, but with the right people working for you we can promise that the process will be a lot easier.  If you are looking to sell in the next six months, now is the time to get moving! For more information about selling with Ellis Winters & Co, please call us on 01354 701000 or 01354 694900.

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Adoption

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hris and I both have a strong sense of family and always wanted children. We tried fertility treatment and conceived our son Max in the first round. Then we tried again, but it was unsuccessful and so we started looking into adoption.

We went through the adoption process which took almost a year before we were approved to be adoptive parents. Then Jamie and Daniel came up for adoption and we expressed an interest. We approached it with caution because of Max. But we followed our instincts with the support of our social worker and eventually the boys came to live with us. I can honestly say that going from being a family of three to five has not been as big a shock as I thought it would be. Somebody at work said to me, “I just can’t understand why you’ve done it.” We wanted to do it. When your chance of having a family has been jeopardised and delayed and you think it might not happen, the appreciation of children is enormous. I feel immensely lucky.

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The boys play for hours together, they always have a play mate or someone to tease or annoy, it’s all part of them developing their individual personalities while learning to express themselves. We’ve never looked back, we absolutely adore our children and we all have a very fulfilling, life – we’d recommend it. The whole point of starting this process was to grow our own family but also giving a family to children who hadn’t got their own family, we’ve achieved that and a whole lot more. We now feel that our house is a home. We have the Adoption Support Team there for extra advice and for some time out for the boys and for us which has been invaluable. Our wider family have been open and supportive through the process and generous and warm with the boys and there is definitely a connection. It warms your heart when you see them all together. It gives us a sense of happiness and fulfilment. Sometimes we just think: ‘wow’, this happened. To find out more visit www.coramcambridgeshireadoption.org.uk or call and talk to our friendly team on 0300 123 1903

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Local History

Fenmen

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lden time fen people were a law unto themselves. They had little knowledge of people living in the surrounding uplands, but people living on the fen islands were canny, hugely industrious and masters of transforming water and marsh to their own advantage. The men of March and their neighbouring colleagues were known to uplanders as Fen Sloggers. They dressed in tattered clothes and wrapped tight-fitting garments round their legs to protect them against sharp reeds. They were hardy individuals and needed to be. There were numerous fisheries off island and the original course of the River Nene was March’s main highway into the low-lying fens. The men employed in drainage work had a hard time and were frequently attacked by islanders who witnessed their age-old fishing grounds disappearing before their eyes and replaced by fields of coleseed and other crops which the drainage experts, some from Holland, were familiar with and much grown in their own country. King Charles I recognised the English fens as a highly prolific area and he planned to own a considerable area of retained land near March and Manea purely to add greater income to his purse. He literally lost his head before that could happen, fenman Oliver Cromwell thinking differently! Nowadays March and the neighbouring villages overlook arguably the finest fertile soil in the

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The men of March and their neighbouring colleagues were known to uplanders as Fen Sloggers. country, no longer consisting of lakes and marsh, but the source of some of the best crops such as potatoes, wheat and greens grown in Britain. Correction: Discovering March, October edition, 400 people died in 1849-50 from a population of about 4000.

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Don’t Let the Pickpockets Ruin Your New Year Sales Shopping and Bargain Hunting If, like many people, you choose to hit the High Street straight after Christmas for your seasonal spend up – then don’t let the pickpockets spoil your festive bargainhunting fun. While you may be armed with a postChristmas shopping wish-list, you can guarantee that the pickpockets and purse dippers will be out in force to cause heartache and misery. According to last year’s police statistics across a number of UK cities, December 27th is when shoppers are traditionally out in force after Boxing Day and is the most popular day for thieves to strike. In Birmingham alone, £20,000 worth of valuables were taken by pickpockets during the festive season, whilst in Cardiff that figure was £27,000. As you would suspect, phones – in particular expensive ones – were top of the list, credit and debit cards were next, followed by purses, wallets, handbags and jewellery.

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The Changing Face of Village Life – by Jayne Whytock

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ell it’s 2019 and we start a New Year in Wimblington. The village is changing and seems to be growing at an alarming rate. During this year we will see the completion of many new homes and welcome many new families into our community.

club, a computer club… the list is endless. Hopefully with the new growth will come new ideas of how we can improve the community spirit.

For every new housing development comes both good and bad. It’s fantastic to have new people to live here, but can our infrastructure cope?

The village is already full of people with hobbies that they want to turn into small businesses, whether that is selling clothes, making cakes, child minding and so much more. We have a number of Facebook pages that share information, conversation and where members can exchange ideas, sell products and offer advice. The Church will grow and welcome more members and both the Parkfield Social Club and The Anchor pub will see more trade. The local shop will be busier and as it’s on one of the routes to the school will become a place for new people to see and chat to new friends.

Thomas Eaton (our village school) will have to deal with an increase in its pupil numbers, the doctors will have to deal with new patients, and the roads will be busier. To offset that we will have many more people who can offer the village their input and hopefully they will become an important part of the community. Change is always a difficult thing to deal with and for many they look back with sadness at how things are now so different. We can’t just stand still; the world is changing, and we have to move with it. Wimblington has so much to offer for so many. We have an abundance of clubs and groups that people can join. Anything from knitting to photography classes is available. A retirement

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So, growth is a two-sided sword, but it will happen, so we need to embrace it and use it to make life easier and more enjoyable for everyone. Just because the village is growing doesn’t mean it will lose its identity it just means its identity will change.

So, let’s look forward to the New Year and welcome new people. Wimblington will always have its history and its characters who can share their stories of what life was like. Let’s work together to make new memories and welcome the chance to improve and expand as a community.

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Local History

William John Frith

– By Peter Wright (on behalf of March & District Museum)

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William John Frith was born at Athelstone, near Adelaide, South Australia on June 18th, 1899. He was educated at Christian Brothers College, Adelaide where he was keen on cricket and rugby until he broke his arm, an injury that stopped him playing. He studied medicine at Adelaide University and moved to London Hospital in 1929 where he obtained his diploma (Licentiate in Medicine and Surgery, Society of Apothecaries, London). After qualifying he became senior house surgeon at Yarmouth Hospital. He married Muriel Irene Jex of Melton Constable, Norfolk and came to March in December 1930 as an assistant to Dr A C S Waters and the late Dr Murphy. In October 1937 he became a partner with Dr Waters and Dr J A Hislop. He was a freemason and divisional surgeon of March St. John's Ambulance and lived at 64 Hereward Street with his wife and children, Michael and Penelope.

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After work on Friday, March 25th, 1938 he became ill and was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. Despite numerous offers of blood transfusion, he died at about midday on Tuesday, March 29th. His funeral, at St. Mary's Church on Friday, April 1st, was the biggest held in March for many years. From 2pm on a beautiful sunny spring day under an almost cloudless blue sky, a steady stream of mourners passed along Wisbech Road, on foot, on cycles and in motor cars. It was estimated that more than 2000 people were present in the church, crowded four-five deep along the path from the lych-gate and with many hundreds lining the road. Two lorries were needed to carry all the floral tributes, a reflection of Doctor Frith's popularity. The coffin was carried to a flower lined grave by members of St. John's Ambulance and the Railway Ambulance Corps. Members of the Ladies Nursing Brigade stood on either side of the path. Many more visited the grave later in the afternoon and evening. Museum Opening Hours are 10.30am-3.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday. Entry is Free.

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A) The Alphabetical Quiz – The Letter K

The idea is that all the answers to the following questions begin with the letter K, and follow each other in alphabetical order, as shown in the first two answers given. 1)

Which Franz wrote ‘Metamorphosis’? – Answer: Kafka.

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What name is given to a lightweight, waterproof, hooded anorak? – Answer: Kagoule.

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What title was given to German and Austrian emperors?

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What submachine-gun takes its name from its Russian inventor?

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The Australian national rugby league team go by what nickname?

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This soft white clay, used to produce porcelain, is sometimes called ‘China clay’.

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What popular form of amateur singing derives from the Japanese word for ‘empty orchestra’?

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With Astana as its capital, what is the ninth largest country in the world?

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Which two brothers played the title roles in the 1990 film ‘The Krays’?

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What’s On

January 2019 19th Acoustic sessions at Whittlesey Town Hall. Poets United will start the event from 12.30pm-1.30pm. Greg Russell will be on from 2pm-3pm. And Poets United again, from 3.30pm-4.30pm. 19th After the Bear Party at The Falcon Inn, with Holly and The Boatmen. From 5pm-7.30pm. 19th Saturday Night Barn Dance at Sir Harry Smith’s Community College. From 8pm-11.30pm. Bar available! Tickets are £12. See www.strawbear.org.uk 20th Sparkling Events Wedding Fair from 11am-3pm. At The Bull Hotel, Peterborough. 1st Bank Holiday! Happy New Year everyone! 1st Peterborough United vs Scunthorpe United at the ABAX Stadium, from 3pm. 3rd Thirsty Thursday Karaoke at Georges from 9pm-late! 5th Exotic Cat Society show from 12.30pm at Tydd St Giles Community Centre. Admission is £2.50.

21st Heart Brides Wedding Dress Sale at Elme Hall, Wisbech. From 5pm-8pm, there will be a fantastic sale of brand-new wedding dresses from sizes six up to 30. Once you try on your dress and decide it’s the one for you, you can either pay in full and receive a free veil and tiara, saving you £250, or put a deposit of £100 to secure any of the dresses. So much variety, from vintage lace, classic, tea length, fairy tale and so much more, so don’t miss out.

8th Folk night at Georges from 7pm. 8th Craft and Laugh at the United Reformed Church, Wisbech, from 2pm-4pm. £7 per session - crafting materials and refreshments provided; places are limited, booking is essential. Suitable for all, regardless of experience! To book, please call Julie on 0750 0369087. 13th Fun Dog Show at the Fenland Equestrian Centre from 1am. 13th Show Jumping Show at Fenland Equestrian Centre from 9am. 18th Friday Fish ‘n’ Chips at The Bell Inn, Murrow, every Friday between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. 18th Wedding Open Evening at Sarah’s Flowers, Market Street, Wisbech. From 6.30pm-8.30pm. There will be a selection of handpicked local suppliers networking and supporting each other. Brides and grooms will be able to attend and speak to local professionals, at no cost to them, to try and keep business local and all under one roof. We hope to run these quarterly and supply special offers at some opportunities. 19th March Library is celebrating National Obesity Week. Everyone Health will be in the library offering free health checks, a nutritionist will be offering nutritional advice and March Boxing Club will be giving exercise advice and demonstrations. From 9.30am-2pm. 19th Straw Bear procession, Whittlesey, and dance teams. Starts from the Manor Leisure Centre at 10.30am. Afterwards there will be dancers at various dance spots and locations until 4pm. 19th Storyteller Sessions at Whittlesey Methodist/United Reformed Church. Stories will be told at 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Free entry! 58

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20th Festival of Swans at Welney Wetland Centre. 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm: Wildlife filming drop-in workshop. 10am-3pm: Family activities including bird feeder making, swan ring making. 12pm: Swan feed. 2-3pm: Hare walk. 3.30pm: Swan feed. 6.30pm: Floodlit swan feed. www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/welney/ 21st Festival of Swans at Welney Wetland Centre. 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm: Wildlife filming drop-in workshop. 10am-3pm: Family activities including bird feeder making, swan ring making. 12pm: Swan feed. 3.30pm: Swan feed. 6.30pm: Floodlit swan feed. www.wwt.org.uk/wetlandcentres/welney/ 26th Friends of March Library Coffee Morning from 10.30am-12pm. 28th Engage in the Afternoon from 2pm-3.30pm at March Library. Local music historian Kevin Rodgers will entertain with the music of Buddy Holly, commemorating the anniversary of his death. 30th SEN Night at Play2Day, Guyhirn. Special night just for children with special needs. From 6.30pm to 7.30pm, we turn off the music and machines and reserve the venue just for you. For more information, including prices, please call Play2Day.

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January 2019 31st Live Your Life Workshop at Orton Hall Hotel and Spa, PE2 7DN. From 9.30am-4pm. Our Live your Life workshops are one day interactive workshops for people affected by lymphoma. These events help you to take control of how you decide to live with and beyond a lymphoma diagnosis, either towards the end of treatment or on watch and wait. The workshops are relaxed and informal, giving you the opportunity to share your experiences, meet others in a similar situation and find further local help and support.

Regular Local Events Mondays Weekly Toddler Lego at March Library from 10.15am-11am. Term time only, 50p per child. March Silver Circle is an over 50s club which meets at the March United Services Club, every Monday afternoon, playing various games and various other activities throughout the year.

You can list your event here for FREE! Just contact me: holly@discoveringmagazines.co.uk See our Facebook page Discovering March Magazine for more events and offers. March Camera Club meets in the Pathfinder Suite at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel, from 7.30pm. Its website is: marchcameraclub.org.uk The club also has a Facebook account for up-to-date news. March Town Hockey Club Junior Training. Every Thursday from 7pm-8pm on the AstroTurf at Neale Wade School. Find us on Facebook or contact 0784 0857806 for more details.

The Royal Air Force National Service Association meets on the third Monday each month at 10am at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel, March. All welcome! For more information, please contact Graham Wesley, chairman, on 01354 657686. Games Club for Adults at March Library, on the second Monday of each month, 2pm-3.30pm. £1 per person including refreshments. Feeling bored? Come along and try a selection of board games or bring along your favourite game and find a partner to play with – no need to book! Tuesdays Chair based exercise with Lynn Curry at Doddington Court (next to Doddington Hospital). From 11am. For more info, please call Lynn on 01733 204286. Pregnancy classes at March Community Centre from 7.30am-9am. Boogie Tots from 10am-11am at March Town Hall. For more information, please contact Gary Tustin on garytustin25@gmail.com M.O.B. Dance Class at The Sportsman, Chatteris. £3.50 per person. Ages 11 and under, 5pm-6 pm. Ages 12+, 6pm -7pm. All abilities welcome. Come and learn a range of dancing styles with Kyanne! For more information, please call Kyanne on 0789 6595635. Wednesdays March Can't Sing Choir. From 6.30pm8.30pm at Trinity Hall, March. Entrance fee is only £3.50 on the door. All abilities welcome. For more information, please contact Val on 07952 639 495. Walking Football March, at Elm Road Sportsfield. From 10am -11am. £2. Everyone welcome, just turn up! Tea and coffee afterwards. Thursdays Children’s Karate, ages four + at 5.35pm, at March Community Centre. Adults Kickboxing (age 13+) at 7.15pm. New beginners welcome on Thursdays.

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Whittlesey Concert Band rehearse from 7.45pm-9.15pm at the Methodist/United Reformed Church, Whitttlesey. We welcome wind, brass and percussion players of all ages (around Grade 4 standard and above) who would like to join a friendly and dedicated group of wind musicians. Weekly rehearsals are treated as a time for relaxation and socialising as well as focused work in order to achieve a good standard of performance. Please see our website for further information: whittleseyconcertband.com. Contact whittleseycb@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there! Fridays Mum and Baby classes at March Community Centre from 10.30am-12.30pm. 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 Saturdays Adrenaline Dragons (ages three-four) at March Community Centre, from 10.30am. Children’s Karate (ages four+) at 11.15 am at March Community Centre.

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This Month at the Movies with The Light Cinema Wisbech

The Apartment

Stan & Ollie

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Mary Queen of Scots

New year, new films! Check out what January has to offer... Preview the movie everyone will be talking about! We’re thrilled to be offering our customers an exciting and exclusive preview screening this month to see a brand-new film ahead of its official release. We’re not going to tell you what it is but they’re always something special, hand-picked by us and is guaranteed to be an advance preview screening so you will be one of the very first to view. Tickets are on sale now for our mystery screening on January 3rd. Community matters to us, so come along to our ‘dementia-friendly’ screening on January 10th of American romantic comedy-drama The Apartment starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. Dementia-friendly screenings are made that much more special by providing you with free refreshments supplied to us by Iceland Foods and live interval entertainment with Sally Rose and Paul Hayward of Back Two. Tickets are £5, and all carers go in for free with no need for a CEA card.

Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men. Mary Queen of Scots, released on January 18th, explores the turbulent life of Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 years old, widowed at 18, we follow her attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England as the course of history is played out on screen by Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan. Betrayal, rebellion and conspiracies proves this historical drama to be a must see. Fancy a mid-week movie treat? Check out our offer! Sign up to our online membership (for free!) and get tickets for just £5 Monday-Friday before Noon and all day every Tuesday and Wednesday, any film. Plus, get the latest news and offers straight to your inbox. Head over to our website and start saving.

The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, hits the big screen for the first time on January 11th. Stan & Ollie are brought to life by Steve Coogan and John. C. Reilly as the pair embark on what becomes their swan song – a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain as their love of performing, as well as for each other endures as they secure their place in the hearts of the adoring public. Join us on January 18th with an all-star cast including Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy for Glass. Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track a disturbed man with 24 personalities. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing 60

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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. Ladybirds Netball Club Train Mondays in March. Juniors 6-7pm, Adults 7-8pm. All levels welcome. Please contact us for more info: ladybirdsncmarch@hotmail.com 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 Junior Training is Thursdays 7-8pm and Senior Training is Thursdays 8-9pm on the AstroTurf at Neal Wade School. Check Facebook: March Town Hockey Club or call 07840 857806. Estover Playing Field Association Football pitches available for hire. Open to all. Tel. 01354 653540

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March Golf Club Grange Road, March, PE15 0YH 01354 652364 www.marchgolfclub.co.uk March Conservative Bowls Club Creek Road, March PE15 8RD 07833 932083 March Badminton Club Venue Neale Wade Sports Centre, Club Nights Tuesdays. Email marchbadminton@mail.co.uk or find March Badminton Club on Facebook. Yoga Classes Meet at March Community Centre on Tuesdays at 4.30-5.45pm and 6-7.15pm and Wednesdays 10-11.15am and at Elm Primary School on Wednesdays 7-8.15pm. Contact: Peter 07905 601585, email: pabamullins206@ntlworld.com March Triathlon Club Meets on Tuesday nights at 8pm to 9.30pm for swim training at the George Campbell sports centre in March. Contact details for anyone interested are at  Marchtriathlonclub@gmx.co.uk

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. Boogie Tots March Town Hall, 10-11am Tuesdays Tel 07807 951771 March Whist-Drive Club Meets every Friday at 2pm at The United Services Club in March Contact Pat Case on 01354 652493. 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 March Brass 2000 Rehearsal every Monday in St Peter's Church, March main band from 7-9pm. Beginners classes held Mondays from 6:15- 6:45pm. £2. Brass instruments supplied if required; further details at www.marchbrass2000.co.uk 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.

March Street Pride Volunteer Group Litter picks take place on the last Tuesday of every month we meet at the George Campbell Leisure Centre at 10am. New volunteers are always welcome to join us equipment is provided. Contact 07572 203157. Email murray1944@outlook.com 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. Wednesday-Friday after school and evenings, Thursday and Saturday mornings at March Community Centre. Contact Lisa: 07933 796485, 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 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. Meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10.30am. Call 01354 680883 or 01354 654169. Email mish.panspatch@btinternet.com 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 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 01345 680466 Macmillan Cancer Support March and Chatteris fundraising group, volunteers welcomed. Call 07801 307050 for information.

Youth

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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We are at Your Service Christmas is over, and the New Year parties enjoyed and, perhaps, you have also been out to the New Year Sales... No doubt you have been using your laptop/ computer more than usual buying your bargains online so for this month’s article I’d like to explain why you should consider having it serviced – something the manufacturers tend not to tell you about. The reason for that is more laptops and computers fail due to overheating caused by dirt blocking the cooling parts, which results in more of them being sold as replacements for what were perfectly serviceable machines. To explain, inside every laptop and computer there is a processor attached to the motherboard. This runs extremely hot; if you were to touch it with your fingers it can actually burn you! If that cooling system fails, the heat very quickly builds up and usually results in the motherboard and processor ‘burning-out’ with the repair costs usually making it uneconomic to repair and better to buy a replacement laptop or computer tower. Recently, I have been seeing more than 20 laptops and computer towers a month which have failed for this reason, all of which could have been prevented. So, to cool the processor it will have attached to it a ‘heat sink’ usually made of copper (which is an excellent conductor of heat). Thermal paste is sandwiched between the processor and heat sink to conduct heat off the processor and a fan will be part of the mechanism to blow air either through the cooling fins in a computer tower or out the side of the laptop through the air holes. For gaming machines, which run even hotter, it is not unusual, for a water-cooling system to be fitted. The symptoms of this happening can include any of the following: hearing the fan running constantly at a high speed; the laptop/computer suddenly shutting down for no reason (it is attempting to prevent total failure); blue screening; very little, but very hot air, blowing out of the cooling holes in a

laptop; and the laptop/computer running much slower than usual (the processor is being slowed down in an attempt to reduce processor heat output). If your computer/laptop is more than two years old and never been serviced, it is time you consider having it done! What we do here at AA Whittlesey Computers, is dismantle the laptop/tower and clean all dirt from the cooling fins and fan. Then we use fresh 'Arctic Ice' thermal paste on the processor and, depending upon the condition we find inside your machine, we will recommend when this work should next be carried out. The cost? Usually £40 for computer towers and £60 for laptops – a low cost service that can extend the life of your machine considerably. Our January Sales In January, we will have i5 HP computer towers which are ‘free’. All you pay for is the full ‘out of the box software build’ for £150 and the cost of the new hard disk (which you choose yourself) either 1 Tb or 500 Gb hard disks or 120 Gb, 240 Gb, 500 Gb SSDs (solid state drives that run, minimum, 6x faster than normal hard drives). The range is from £60 to £180 and all come with a full one-year warranty. We have two gaming towers which have been retailing at £1500 and £800 respectively. These will be reduced to cost, i.e. £1100 and £550. We also have in stock two ‘all in one’ computers which will be reduced by £100. We will re-open after Christmas and the New Year on Thursday, January 3rd so first come, first served. For the next two months Oliver will be writing this feature on ‘The Future of Computing’. Happy Computing, Deborah, Len and Oliver

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CATCH THE NETBALL BUG… Ladybirds Netball Club has been operating in March for more than ten years. The club currently has three senior teams and various youth teams who all compete in local leagues. It is also in the process of developing its junior netball provision to include girls aged seven and above. Members train on Monday evenings in March. Juniors (U14) from 6pm-7pm and seniors (over 14) from 7pm-8pm.

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