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Inside this issue Baileys In Bloom: Making Mother's Day page 11

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Mobile World Opens In March page 19

Fenland Timber: Building A Solid Reputation page 41

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Introduction

Welcome to Your March Issue.

When I was young my parents, and other grown-ups, were constantly giving me advice… most of which I ignored. In the midst of time I’ve forgotten most of their wise words but one thing I do remember was the phrase ‘don’t wish your life away.’ In other words, life goes very quickly so enjoy the moment and don’t think too much about the future. I’ve been reminded of that in the past few weeks with news of the passing of people I’ve cared for locally and also some in the public eye who have reminded me of my younger days. Be it a footballer, such as Gordon Banks, or an actor like Albert Finney. These people, although from an earlier generation, were part of my youth. People that you thought you knew because you saw them regularly on the TV. Now they have gone it has made me think about years gone by, how recent they still seem but how fast they have gone. I now wish I’d listened a bit more when I was a boy… carpe diem!

Andy

Mother’s Day on March 31st gives us all the opportunity to say a special thank you to our mums and show them just how much they mean to us by showering them with hugs, kisses and gifts. A mother’s love is unique. It is unconditional and lasts forever, so show your mum you care and treat her to something special this month. This month’s issue should help you think of a suitable gift or a treat for your mum, so go on spoil her! Talking of love. I’ve recently become besotted with a new man in my life… my new puppy George, an 11-week-old cockapoo who has already stolen the hearts of all the family. My husband vowed not to have a dog but now he is as smitten as the rest of us. And George is clever too. I’ve already had a Valentine’s card from him! Have a great month…

Claire x

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Inside Highlights 6 ............... Mother's Day Competition 7 ............... Spoilt Rotten 8 ............... March Podiatry 10 ............. Travel Guide with Ellie Cuthbert 14 ...............Holly-Jean 16-17 ...... Community Matters 19 ............. Mobile World 20...............The Seven Stars 24...............The Big Fizz 28 ............ March Gardening Tips 30 ............ Fraser Dawbarns 38 ............ Village Life with Jayne Whytock 41 ............. Fenland Timber 44 ............ History with Trevor Bevis 50 ............ March Museum with Peter Wright 52 ............ Club Guide 56 ............ Consumer Advice 58 ............ Mother's Day Quiz 60 ............ This Month at The Movies 62-63 .... What's On in March 65-67 .... Business Directory 68 ............ AA Whittlesey Computers

Copy deadline for the April issue is Friday 8th March 2019.

With thanks to: Publisher - Claire Saberton: 01778 421427 | 07837 499061 | sales@discoveringmagazines.co.uk Editor - Andy Hurst: editor.march@discoveringmagazines.co.uk Sales - Paula Peake: 07903 776211 | marketing.discoveringmagazines@gmail.com Sales - Catherine Healy: 07879 478448 | catherine@discoveringmagazines.co.uk Ops Director – Andy Armstrong: 01733 200609 | 07780 922214 Design – Sarah Gumbley | Emma Gunner | Rob Harradine Accounts – Cheryl Jakes: 01733 686255 | accounts@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

Fraser Dawbarns, Eileen Le Voi, AA Whittlesey Computers, 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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Paper-chain is offering Discovering March readers the opportunity to win a Balloon in a Box, plus a choice of gift – either a key chain or a badge, in time for Mother's Day on Sunday, March 31st. So, do you have a mum in a million? Is your mum the best mum in the world? Then why not take this chance to win and surprise her on Mother's Day with this lovely gift? To enter, just fill out your details and tell us your mum's name on the coupon below. Closing date is Thursday, March 28th. Simply drop your entry into Paper-chain, 11 Station Road, March PE15 8LB.

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Saffron Aims to Spoil You Rotten Young make-up artist Saffron Stevens is bringing a touch of glamour to March.

The 23-year-old has opened Spoilt Rotten, a new salon focusing on make-up and hair styling, plus nail enhancements, eye lashes, spray tans and other treatments. Saffron has been operating a mobile business for the past five years in the Ely, Newmarket and Cambridge area but has now opened her own plush premises in Station Road, March. She said: “It is great to have a proper base to work from. I’m offering a range of treatments for all occasions, including proms and pamper parties. I opened on December 1st last year which was obviously a good time to start because of Christmas and I’ve been really pleased with how the business has gone so far.”

She said: “I didn’t really know March before I opened but people have been really friendly and very encouraging. It is brilliant to have my own premises so that people know where they can find me.”

Saffron – who lives in Chatteris – trained for two years as a make-up artist at Cambridge Regional College and has already attracted customers aged from just thirteen years to over sixty.

You can contact Saffron at Spoilt Rotten, 168a Station Road, March PE15 8NG Tel: 01354 653735 or 0798 353 0582 Facebook: www.facebook.com/spoiltrotten95

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Health

Get RID of that Fungal Nail Infection! Fungal infections occur when microscopic fungi enter the nail usually due to trauma to the nail. Fungi that are already present in or on your body can also reproduce and spread through the nail, causing nail infections. The fungi thrive between the toes in the moist warm environment of socks and shoes.

Fungal nail infections can affect eight percent of the population at any one time. They can be unsightly, and people are often embarrassed by the way they look. It may affect part of the nail, the entire nail, or several nails. Common signs of a fungal nail infection include a distorted nail that may be discoloured; it may lift off from the nail bed and become brittle and thickened. Podiatrists have been researching new methods for treatment, and we are now delighted to offer ‘The Lacuna Method’. This involves drilling multiple holes across the fungal area. We then direct anti-fungal

spray into the holes and spray across the nail plate. The treatment involves this spray being re-applied at home every day and returning to us in six weeks for a review. This treatment has proved to give very effective results, it is relatively painless and no anaesthetic is required. We allow about an hour for the treatment. Our podiatrists can discuss with you multiple treatment options, including the Lacuna Method, and we can help you to have nicer nails in time for summer....

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Beauty by Evolution WE OFFER A WIDE RANGE OF BEAUTY TREATMENTS INCLUDING: • Massage & Facials • Waxing & Threading • Lash & Brow Bar • Lash Lifting & Tinting • Gel Polish, OPI and NexGen Nails • Ear & Nose Piercing • Spray & Manual Tanning • Permanent Make-up: Eyebrows - Nano Hairstroke, Colourwash Pixel, Ombré Brows Eyeliner - Classic & Latino, Lips - Lipliner, Lip Blush and Full Colour LASTS FOR YEARS WITH A TOP-UP INCLUDED Our friendly and experienced therapists are all experts in the beauty industry and strive to provide the very best client experience on each and every visit. OUR SPECIALIST COSMETIC CLINIC OFFERS: • Semi-Permanent Make-up • Microdermabrasion • Meso Therapy • Anti-Ageing & Acne Treatments Our Permanent Make-up expert has over ten years' experience in the industry, and specialises in colour correction and removal. We offer free consultations by appointment.

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Travel

Adventures of Africa

By Erin Lakey

Travel Consultant

The ‘Holiday With Us’ Group recently teamed up with ‘African Pride’ to host an African Evening with customers who are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime journey. African Pride is a tour operator that builds dreams for those travelling to Africa, The Indian Ocean, Oman and The United Arab Emirates. As a company, they have over 150 years’ worth of travel experience and, like ourselves, they are fully independent. Being independent allows them to be completely unbiased when tailor-making a holiday which they base on your requirements and wishes. In the language of Swahili, safari means “journey”. We took our clients on a journey through Africa’s most popular reserves, landscapes and landmarks, including the following: Botswana is one of the most popular safari destinations with its breathtaking experiences of wildlife. Here you’ll be able to spot herds of elephants and buffalos gathering together; hippos, crocodiles and birds will be seen around the lagoons; and if you travel further south, you will see zebras and antelopes which attract predators like lions, wild dogs and cheetahs. To get to Botswana, you can fly direct with British Airways to either Cape Town or Johannesburg, and then transfer to either Maun or Kasane. African Pride offer a wide range of tailor-made safari tours across Africa to experience the finest game viewing, accompanied by experienced guides. Extend your safari tour with a visit to one of the greatest attractions in Africa, Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls is recognised as one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world. There is a range of trails you can take which

offer a truly unforgettable sight of the falls. Thrill-seekers can view its expanse from a height on a helicopter tour, or experience the falls up-close whilst white water rafting. Cape Town in South Africa offers an extensive range of activities and attractions. Experience one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, and the most iconic landmark of South Africa, Table Mountain. Or swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach. If you’re travelling all that way, why not make the most of it? You can “twin centre” your safari with a city stay, or even travel to the Indian Ocean and end your dream relaxing on the white sand, gazing at the clear blue seas. To discover more about this incredible continent, get in touch with our travel experts on 0800 167 0232. Take a look at our upcoming travel evenings by visiting www.holidaywithus.co.uk/events

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A HAPPY HOLLY-DAY! - by Holly-Jean

As I’m writing this, I’m on the plane home from my first holiday abroad since I was a child! I’ve been in Tenerife for seven days with my boyfriend and his family! And, for someone who is pretty terrified of airports and flying – I smashed it! No crying on the plane and I got there in one piece. Both my boyfriend and I dislike flying, so we were clinging onto each other the whole journey there, but it was absolutely fine!

Something else I refuse to accept is that I do not wear sensible footwear. I learn this on the next day when I manage to break my toe, due to my flip flops. I stayed in the flip flops for the whole holiday, and on the last day managed to stack it on the stairs, face planting the floor in front of an amused group of Spaniards.

Now, saying that. Although the flight was smooth, clumsy Holly was on holiday and she was ready to do many embarrassing things.

Nursing my burns and my toe, I go to bed, only to realise that things have been taken from my hotel room. Nightmare. Little things aren’t too bad. But the thing I decided to get the hump about was my childhood teddy going missing. After a lot of shouting I got her back and teddy bear in Spanish is ‘peluche’.

Firstly, we get to the airport, and of course it has to be me that ‘goes off’ in security. After an alarm starts, my shoes, jacket, jumper had to be removed and then I was quite aggressively searched by a scary Spanish lady. The worst was over. Or, so I thought. This is my first adult passport and so it clearly needed signing. Clearly. In fact, everyone told me multiple times to sign my passport. It said it everywhere. What did I do? Forget to sign my passport. First day: I get bitten by a wild cat (I named her Catarina) and decided that the reason she didn’t like me was because she was an exclusive cat, and for someone who went for an all-inclusive holiday, I wasn’t allowed to touch her. On the second day, I enjoyed a little too many of the all-inclusive cocktails. In fact, as soon as I entered the bar, the bartender had two poured for me ready. Which, I’m not sure if I should be embarrassed about, or proud of. Third day, I’m burnt. Severely burnt. Lobster burnt. Despite everyone telling me that I will burn and that I should be wearing cream, I refuse to and apparently prefer looking ridiculous and saying ‘ouch’ with every move I make. 14

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Also, to reinforce the idea that I am in fact a child even though I’m 18, I missed my family and dogs a lot. And no matter where we were, if I saw a dog, I would just burst out crying. Other than that, I wasn’t too bad. Although everyone that was with me was astounded by my appetite. IT’S A BUFFET THAT YOU’VE PAID FOR. If you don’t get two or three plates at every meal then what are you doing?! However, some people get a bit rude at buffets. There was a little boy, aged about eight or nine, who decided to push in front of me. This was not a good idea. I said jokingly to my boyfriend, not realising how loud I was, ‘well that was rude, push him over.’ Which ended in the little boy turning around to look at me with tears in his eyes and my boyfriend saying to me, ‘if he has a big dad who will beat me up, I will claim to not know you.’ So overall, brilliant time. In all honesty, it was really lovely. I think leave your little town every now and then, make memories and stories and cherish them forever, but also cherish your home. M A R CH 2 0 1 9


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Matters

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

The Council has also introduced new improvements at Furrowfields car park in Chatteris to help tackle ‘boy racers’ causing anti-social behaviour. The work included a speed reducing ramp at the car park entrance to prevent vehicles entering and exiting at high speeds and raised kerbs between rows of parking bays to prevent vehicle drifting and racing. The Council is also upgrading the street lighting in the car park to reduce dark spots and provide better vision for CCTV surveillance.

BUSY MARCH CAR PARK GETS £¼ MILLION MAKEOVER A well-used town centre car park has been given a new lease of life following a £250,000 renovation by Fenland District Council. City Road car park and the adjacent lorry park in March have been extensively resurfaced, street lighting has been upgraded with new LED energy efficient luminaires, and entrances have been altered to improve pedestrian crossing points. Overgrown shubbery in the area has also been cleared, landscaped areas improved with the planting of around 2300 shrubs and six new trees, and new signage has been installed. In the car park, drainage has also been improved, worn speed humps replaced and two additional car parking spaces have been created. The work, funded by the Council's capital works programme, took around eight weeks to complete with around half of the car parking spaces remaining available throughout the duration. Cllr Peter Murphy, the Council's portfolio holder responsible for car parks, said: “The last major investment in City Road car park was in the mid1990s. Its surfacing and lighting had reached the end of its useful life and required regular repair works to be undertaken.

MEDITATION COURSE The Drolma Buddhist Centre is holding a meditation course in March next month. Keeping a Positive Mind will be held at March Podiatry Centre in High Street on Saturday, April 13th, at 10.30am-3pm, priced £20. The course will examine how negative thoughts arise and disturb peace of mind. Delegates will learn how to protect themselves from being controlled by negativity, so that they can maintain a peaceful and happy mind whatever the circumstances.

“This work will not only reduce the burden of costly maintenance on the Council’s finances, but it has also put a breath of fresh air back into a well-used and busy town centre asset.” The removal of overgrown shubbery and dead trees has also opened the area up, and combined with the new street lighting, has improved nighttime visibility for CCTV surveillance. 16

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• Instead of purchasing disposable plastic razors, invest in a good quality bamboo or stainless-steel razor with a replaceable steel head. The blades are the only parts that need replacing and are fully recyclable – make sure you put them in a steel can and squash it, so the parts don't fall out. • If you need a straw, get a re-usable one. • Buy shampoo and soap bars in cardboard or paper wrappers instead of plastic bottles. Once the soap is gone there is zero waste and zero plastic.

FENLAND REDUCES AND RECYCLES! In the last year or so the damage that plastic is causing the environment has been all over the media, and more and more people are waking up to the realisation that if we don’t act now, it will be too late.

• Recycle at work and help others to take part. • Get active – why not look at getting involved with a local litter pick? Join your local street pride group for a couple of hours, see if you like it. To become a Getting It Sorted Volunteer visit www. fenland.gov.uk/volunteers for more information.

Although change is needed as a result of dire circumstances, people, companies and communities are making inspirational and positive changes everywhere. Getting it Sorted volunteer Emma Chapman says there are plenty of things we can all do to reduce/eliminate our plastic use and has issued some top tips: • Buy a re-usable drinks bottle, coffee cup and lunch box.

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• Switch from cling film to re-usable wax wraps – these are made out of plant or beeswax, they last for at least a year and are biodegradable so when their time has come you can throw them straight in your home compost!

Divorce is now commonplace; it is an integral part of the structure of our society.

• Buy your fruit and veg loose and use your own shopping bags.

This is why 221 Divorce Support was formed. It was a direct result of recognising the pain and emotional ordeal, so often hidden from society, that almost always accompanies the process of marriage and family breakdown Jenny Firth of the group said: “Run entirely by volunteers, we meet in small, friendly groups and the bonding and ensuing growth of confidence can be remarkable. We share our grief together and we laugh together and for many years now we have seen that the company of others in similar circumstances provides the best possible support. “Our groups offer a place where we do not have to keep pretending that we are coping. We are neither judgmental nor discriminatory and we seriously value and respect each other's confidentiality. We are strictly not a dating agency.” 221 groups meet regularly in the Peterborough and Cambridge area. See the website www.221.org.uk for further information, or ring Jenny on 07568 464 221

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Mobile World Opens in March Mobile phone owners in March now have a new shop to cater for all their needs. Located in the town at 64 High Street, Mobile World buys and sells mobile phones, stocks all accessories associated with them and also carries out repairs and unlocking. The smart premises, near the junction with Burrowmoor Road, stocks an impressive array of accessories. Owner Saqib Rafiq, pictured right, said: “As well as buying and selling phones, we have all the accessories associated with them, such as cases, covers, earphones, glass – in fact we cater for everything anyone could need. Plus, we carry out on-site repairs and unlocking, being able to deal with most problems the same day and often within just half-an-hour.

Saqib – who also runs Wisbech Mobiles in the centre of the neighbouring Fenland town – says the new premises will be open six days a week on Monday-Saturday from 9am-6pm. You can contact Saqib on 0755 126 6555. Email: ranasaqib@hotmail.co.uk

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People are starting to know where we’re based, and business is building up well.”

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Bright Start to Life at The Seven Stars Ken Culpeck and Julie Baker have enjoyed a successful start to their reign as tenants of The Seven Stars in March. The couple took over the pub in May last year and have attracted a loyal and growing clientele for their top-quality range of beers, spirits and food. They moved to The Avenue pub from the Jolly Brewers in Milton near Cambridge and have enjoyed their first ten months in the town. Julie said: “It has been hard work, but it has been enjoyable. We had a particularly good summer last year when a lot of families came to enjoy themselves in our beer garden, so much so that we will add some new tables this year to cater for demand. “Trade has held up during the winter and we have a lot of regular drinkers and also a lot of repeat customers for food, both at lunchtimes and in the evening.”

Ken is the chef and provides a wide range of good hearty pub dishes and specials, plus specialities, as well as a Sunday roast. The Seven Stars is normally open each day except Mondays, although Julie says it will be open on Bank Holiday Mondays this year. Food is available on Tuesday-Saturday from 12pm-2pm and 6pm9pm, and on Sundays from 12pm-4pm. The Seven Stars, 75 The Avenue, March PE15 9PS Tel: 01354 655258

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Our rolls and baguettes are made fresh through the night and sold filled in our shops. We also have a range of cakes that are made daily by our talented bakers.

STEP ONE: To Fill… Roll £1.70 Sandwich £2.20 Wraps £2.70 Toasted Sandwich £2.70 Baguette £3.40 Jacket Potato £3.40 Melted Subs £3.40 Salad Box - £4.00 STEP TWO: With… Ham Beef Chicken Tikka Chinese Chicken Mexican Chicken Coronation Chicken Chicken Breast Piri-Piri Chicken Corned Beef Cheese Egg Mayo Tuna Mayo Prawn Mayo Bacon Sausage Beans Coleslaw Fried Egg (+30p a portion) Mushrooms (+30p a portion) *Please ask for sauces or salads at no extra cost

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Our family run business also has locations in Godmanchester and Wisbech.

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Saturday-Sunday Closed STEP THREE: Why not make it a Meal Deal? 1) Roll, Crisps, Cake/Sausage Roll, Can/Water £4.00 2) Sandwich, Crisps, Cake/Sausage Roll, Can/Water £4.50 3) Wrap, Crisps, Cake/Sausage Roll, Can/Water £5.00 4) Baguette, Crisps, Cake/Sausage Roll, Can/Water £5.50

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PANINIS HAVE GONE YELLOW TO SUPPORT MARIE CURIE

Marie Curie aims to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same!

We at Paninis would like to show our support by offering our customers a chance to win a meal every week in the month of March to the value of £15!

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Let The Big Fizz Put the Sparkle into Your Outdoor Event! The Big Fizz is a vintage Rice Beaufort horse trailer that has been lovingly converted into a mobile bar available to hire for parties, weddings, corporate events or any other special occasion that you’d like to celebrate. The Big Fizz is elegantly finished in matt black to suit the traditionally British design of the trailer. It is perfect for garden parties, weddings and any outdoor event. We are able to set beautiful displays surrounding the trailer to really bring your event to life. We have rustic crates, foliage, flowers, lanterns, twinkling lights and we will do our best to provide any special requirements that you may have! There is always a minimum of two members of staff provided when you hire The Big Fizz mobile bar. They can serve from the trailer bar or around your event, according to your preference. THE BIG FIZZ MOBILE BAR IS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE WITH A FULLY-STOCKED BAR, INCLUDING: CHAMPAGNE, PROSECCO, GIN, WINES, SPIRITS, BOTTLED BEER, ‘FEVER-TREE’ MIXERS and SOFT DRINKS

• Horse trials and eventing. • Winter food and drink markets.

We can also tailor-make a bespoke drinks package specifically for your event.

• Horticultural and agricultural county shows.

Additional events we can cater for:-

• Corporate entertaining.

• Polo, cricket and rugby matches.

• Outdoor theatres.

• Food and drink festivals.

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Proud to be supporting Marie Curie:

Between Monday 25th and Sunday 31st March, for every Afternoon Tea purchased, we will donate ÂŁ1 to The Great Daffodil Appeal!

Mother’s Day - Sunday March 31st

Mums Eat for Half Price! Booking essential to avoid disappointment! Call 01354 658934

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Your Garden

MARCH Gardening Tips March can be a busy month for sowing, particularly indoors – aubergines chillies and peppers –indoors or heated greenhouses – brassicas such as Brussels, sprouting broccoli cabbages, summer autumn and red. Cabbages can be given a head start by sowing the seeds under cover and planting on when all frost risk has passed. Keep the weeds at bay and hoe regularly.Don’t forget to feed your over-wintered crops such as onions, kale, spring cabbage - use blood, fish and bone meal, chicken manure or seaweedbased organic fertiliser. Also, herbs such as rosemary and sage will benefit from a good trim, and chives and mint can be propagated by dividing them and re-planting. If you have chitted your first early potatoes and the ground is not frozen, they can be planted out from mid-March or early April but it is well worth covering them to protect them from the late frosts. Don’t forget to add a light sprinkling of fertiliser to the trench and plant earlies about 30cm (12inches) apart with 40-50cm (16-60 inches) between rows, with the shoots pointing upwards. Second earlies and maincrop need more growing space, so plant them about 38cm (15inches) apart and 75cm (30inches) between rows. When the shoots appear, earth up each plant by covering it with a ridge of soil. If you want to grow asparagus, now is the time to prepare your bed and plant the crowns by digging a trench 12 inches deep and adding some well-rotted manure. Make a 4 inch ridge at the base and spread the roots of the crown over the ridge, replace the soil, leaving the tips just visible. Water in and add mulch. Don’t forget to leave the asparagus for two years before harvesting –it’s well worth the wait! Other jobs for this month include: • Lettuces and other salad crops can be sown, either indoors or outdoors, under cloches or in cold frames. Tomato and cucumber seeds can be sown indoors but wait until the end of the month. • Plant out onion and shallot sets. • Early varieties of carrot, beetroot, spring onions, peas, chard, parsnips, spinach and broad beans can be sown into the open ground. • Last chance for planting bare-rooted fruit trees and bushes. • Feed and mulch fruit trees –fertilise the base, water in and then cover with well-rotted manure or compost to act as a mulch. • Check cabbages for caterpillars and pick off. • Remove dead leaves from cabbages and Brussels. Happy Gardening!

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Buying or Selling Land? Consult a Solicitor Now! BY EILEANORA NI-CHARTHAIG

question – you’d be surprised how many people purchase a parcel of land thinking it benefits from planning only to discover that the plan used in conjunction with the planning application does not marry up with the title plan. If a certain plot of land doesn’t have planning permission, then don’t simply assume it will be granted at some point in the future – or that the condition of the site makes it cost-effective to build on.

Eileanora Ni-Charthaig of Fraser Dawbarns LLP explains why land sales and purchases may not be as simple as you think... The idea of buying a plot of land and building a stunning property on it is extremely attractive, and most people assume their first call should always be to an estate agent – but that's actually not true. The first step of your journey should always be to a solicitor, and that advice is equally important to people selling land. In fact, I’d advise that it’s absolutely crucial to have a solicitor at this stage to avoid serious (and costly) problems further down the line. There may be lots of land available for sale at the moment, but it’s not all suitable for development; its relation to the Local Development Plan is a very important factor. From a seller’s point of view, you'll need to ensure your land is fully ‘optimised’ – you may have planning permission for one property, but would you still get compensated if a development of six homes is built on the site? And if you’ve set your sights on a piece of land with planning permission, it is essential to ensure the proposal precisely matches the actual land in

Similarly, your title needs careful checking to see if it is ‘possessory’ rather than ‘absolute’ as there is a risk that someone with a more secure title could make a claim on the land in the future. Plans themselves are often very vague, and if you don't obtain a thorough and professional look at the various issues (such as access, utility supply and neighbouring land) before buying or selling land you may find yourself having to deal with serious legal problems further down the line. As you may have gathered by now, there is no such thing as a silly question when it comes to selling and buying land. Not consulting a solicitor at the initial stages of buying or selling land is an enormous risk, and that is not intended to be scaremongering. As a seller the last thing you’d want is the sale to fail because of some oversight that could have been remedied much earlier. And there can be few things worse than buying a plot of land and then discovering you can’t do anything with it – or even finishing your project and then be faced with the prospect of having to take it down. If you’re thinking of buying or selling land (or any other legal issue for that matter), please contact us today for an initial consultation.

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NEW WILLOW GREEN DEVELOPMENT IS PERFECTLY PLACED BETWEEN TOWN AND COUNTRY “We are proud of how, over the years, our development at Willow Green has grown into a thriving community and a great place to live. The range of house types and well considered street plan creates a real sense of neighbourhood.

MAKING YOUR HOUSE YOUR DREAM HOME “One of the most exciting parts of buying a new home is making it your own with additions to suit your lifestyle,” Mandy explained. “Our ‘Select Extras’ service allows you to choose from a range of upgrades, fixtures and fittings to create your very own dream home ready for when you move in. The Cedar house type

The stunning two, three and four bedroomed properties at Willow Green are the latest homes to be built at March, Cambridgeshire by leading developer Cannon Kirk and continue the tradition of excellence in design and planning established at neighbouring Riverside Park.

“By choosing from our extensive Select Extras range, buyers can tailor their new home, whether this is enhancing the heart of the home with an upgraded kitchen, by adding practicality with integrated appliances, or extra electrical points that work with how they live.”

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Just like its predecessor, Willow Green is a picturesque neighbourhood, adjacent to open parkland which overlooks the stunning River Nene and with all the amenities needed to support a growing, multi-generational community, with the bustling town centre just a short walk away. First-time buyers, families with children of all ages, empty nesters and singletons will all find their perfect home at Willow Green, and can choose from seven different beautifully built and practical house types, which are all stylish, spacious and exude ageless charm and quintessential rural character.

THRIVING MARKET TOWN March is a thriving market town on the banks of the River Nene. Nestled in the unspoilt beauty of the Cambridgeshire Fenlands and steeped in ancient history, it benefits from all modern amenities including high street stores, hotels, restaurants, four primary schools and an Ofsted-rated good secondary school and sixth form - The Neale-Wade Academy, with the Grammar School at nearby Wisbech also within easy reach. March also benefits from four medical centres – The Riverside Practice. All this whilst preserving its unique heritage as one of the most important settlements in the historic Isle of Ely.

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With a Help to Buy equity loan, the government lends up to 20% of the cost of your newbuild home, so you’ll only need a 5% cash deposit and a 75% mortgage to make up the rest. So if you bought a Cannon Kirk home for £200,000 you would only have to raise a deposit of £10,000. The government would lend you £40,000. You could then secure a mortgage for the remaining amount.

SELLING YOUR HOME? As well as first-time buyers, Cannon Kirk can also help those already on the property ladder to sell their existing homes, allowing them to reserve a Cannon Kirk home while their current property is still on the market. Cannon Kirk will take a reserved plot off the market while they are marketing a customer’s current property, and liaise with the estate agents throughout the sales process, from valuation to completion, to ensure the property is marketed to its full potential. They will make the whole process as quick and smooth as possible, and on legal completion will pay the agents’ fees up to the value of £5,000.

With excellent transport links to nearby towns including sea port Kings Lynn and the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell, Huntingdon, and to cities Ely, Peterborough, Cambridge and London, March is perfectly placed between town and country. “Willow Green is a highly popular development which adjoins the well-established Riverside Park – Cannon Kirk’s very first UK development which was completed in 2003.” said Mandy Lott, Sales Manager at Cannon Kirk.

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St Peter’s Church, Wimblington – by Jayne Whytock

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he current church in Wimblington was built in 1874 costing £4000. At the time it would have had a backdrop of fields and open countryside, but now the bypass thunders past its once idyllic setting. Even with this noise, the church itself is still a peaceful haven for those who use it. Sitting in the centre of the graveyard it is reached by a path that leads from iron double gates. In 1957 a weather vane was erected at the top of the squat steeple. This drew quite a crowd as the two men doing the work used nothing but ladders to climb to the top with the cockerel shaped weather vane being lifted by hand with the assistance of pulleys. The church itself is of a plain design with just one central aisle leading to a polygon apse at the east end. The ceiling is made of wood and was designed to resemble the structure of a boat. Separating the chancel from the nave is a wrought iron screen which was erected in 1924 to mark the 50th anniversary of the consecration of the church. As with most churches St Peter’s has its fair share of beautiful stained-glass windows, many commemorating parishioners, one of which is dedicated to a long serving organist. At the

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west end of the church can be found a window showing St George, St Peter, St Nicholas and St Etheldreda which is in memory of all those who laid down their lives during the Great War. The Bellamy window shows a scene of birds and animals and was created by Harry Stammers in memory of a well-known local farmer, whose family are still members of the community. As well as the normal activities the church is home to many clubs and groups that use the building for their meetings and in doing so draws people together. From coffee mornings, to knitting, photography and local history groups St Peter’s is truly the centre of the community. Sitting next to Thomas Eaton School, the church is in a central part of the village, and the sound of the children playing next-door is a reminder of the glory of both new life and the passing of loved ones. As with all churches and places of worship St Peter’s holds different memories to so many. There is the joy of christenings and weddings and the sadness of funerals and burials. But even in today’s fast-moving world it is still a place where you can go for quiet reflection, prayer and comfort. Photo copyright supplied by Martin James Photography (MJWPhotography)

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Whole School Open Morning Saturday 23 March 1000-1230 From Kindergarten to 6th Form

SENIOR SCHOOL TASTER DAY FOR CHILDREN CURRENTLY IN YEAR 5 Saturday 11 May 0930-1500 This is an exciting opportunity to discover more about Senior School life by experiencing bite-sized lessons which include; Science, Art & Textiles, Design & Technology, Drama, Maths, Geography and Food & Nutrition.

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Fenland Timber Has Built a Big Reputation Fenland Timber has built an impressive reputation over the past three years. The Wisbech St Mary-based company – runner-up in last year’s Fenland Enterprise Business Awards – supplies high-quality design, build, and installations for sheds, fencing, decking and other bespoke timber based products. Started by Sam Frankham in January 2016 and registered as a limited company in April 2017 it prides itself on the quality of its craftmanship and strives to exceed customers’ expectations with its locally-sourced timber products. Sam (33) said: “I started as a landscaper in 2009 but always wanted to do this and so far, business has been good. We are coming up to the busy time of the year when people are keen to get outside and start new projects and we are here to help. “We currently have a 10-week order book for our bespoke sheds and can supply everything a customer wants with all types of designed doors, windows and glazing and also summer houses. Most of our work is for domestic customers with the majority coming from Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire

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Fenland Wind Engines

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nyone looking over the Fens from a height, such as a church tower, in the early 17th century would see scores of elegant wind pumps often wrongly called windmills. There were hundreds of them, stately wooden towers each with a fourarmed sail turning in the breeze. Fierce winds often damaged the canvas on the engines’ rotating arms. Fifty or more wind engines could be seen from the island of March and Doddington. The earliest wind engine was erected in the parish of Elm in about 1600. Each had a huge scoop wheel passing water along main drains to a ‘lift’ engine emptying water into a tidal or connecting river discharging into the Wash. The Fens’ wind engines presented a fine sight but were very expensive to maintain. Engine men and their families lived in them during winter and spent summer months on the Fen islands occupied in roding (cleaning) ditches and drains. There were no wind engines on the old course of the Nene at March, but the town had windmills producing flour. Sadly, not a single wind engine has been preserved in the Fens. The engine at Wicken Fen is the only one which works when required. It was brought to the Fens from another area in the country. None of the mills in Fenland served a dual purpose as in Holland, pumping water and grinding corn. All too often decaying wind pumps could be seen in the Fens. They were left to decay or farmers pulled them down. The wind engine seen in the drawing worked near March.

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Missing Luggage is Nothing New

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he benefits of passengers’ ‘luggage in advance’ service was two-fold for the railway. It generated extra revenue and helped reduce traffic at peak summer weekends. Such traffic was normally despatched in the luggage vans of passenger trains or in other vehicles of which an individual daily census was taken all over the system. At busy holiday times, use was made of wagons travelling in express freight trains to convey full truckloads of parcels and passengers’ luggage between large stations. This secured direct loading, thereby relieving passenger trains and avoided handling at intermediate stations. It was a method of working which had been tested with great success on the exceptionally heavy volume of Post Office Christmas parcels. However, if it went wrong, it was a severe embarrassment for the railway.

In August 1939 a national newspaper revealed that 300 passengers at Scarborough were on holiday with no luggage. Two vans, normally used as fruit vans, had been utilised for passengers’ luggage and had gone missing between Normanton and Scarborough. So much importance had been associated to finding these vehicles that staff were offered a £10 bonus for locating them. Van No. 222742 had been loaded in Leicester and No. 88883 in Birmingham. After they had been missing for four days, a system-wide search located them in lines of empty fruit vans at Whitemoor on Wednesday, August 16th. It was suspected that the paper labels on both vans had been lost during heavy rain and as these vans normally had

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a painted instruction, ‘Return empty to March or Peterbro’, this is what happened. The Leicester van was forwarded on the 1.07pm express to York, after being found by shunter Harold West. Soon afterwards the Birmingham van was found by boy wagon labeller, A. Hunting, and followed on the 5.30pm. Both were forwarded to Scarborough as special trains. When the first arrived, eight motor lorries and drivers, clerks and 20 porters handled the luggage speedily. They had all left the station in 12 minutes and delivered within half-an-hour. An official described the search as “comparable to looking for a needle in a haystack with the added complication that the needle kept moving.” This was not an exaggeration of the scope and magnitude of the search as the LNER owned more than 39,000 covered vans and operated 16,700 miles of lines and sidings. An unofficial estimate of costs incurred by the railway was £300 paid to passengers for replacement clothes, £100 of overtime costs during the search, £60 for two special movements to Scarborough, £50 for additional costs incurred at Scarborough and £20 for rewards to the two staff who found the vans. Inconvenienced passengers considered that they had a claim for their spoilt holiday and formed a committee to seek legal advice. Museum Opening Hours are 10.30am-3.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday. Entry is Free.

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Finesse Personal Training Mon: Over 60s Gentle exercise 2pm at Catholic Church, Bootcamp 6.45pm, Clubbercise 7.30pm at Westwood School. Tues: Clubbercise 9.30am, Pilates 10.30am at Braza Club & 5.15pm at Witcham. Weds: Total Toning 6.30pm at Facet Centre. Thurs: Clubbercise 6pm, Pilates 7pm at Westwood School. Sat: Bootcamp 8am at West End Park. For more information visit www.finessept. co.uk or on 07793 942893  Pro Martial Arts School March Train at Neale-Wade Academy (Thursdays) - Contact Stuart Harris on 07756 407968 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 52

Club Guide 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, from 10.30am to 12 noon. Members and non-members are always welcome. Royal British Legion March Branch Meets on first Tuesday of month at 7.45pm, 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 Solo Group For those who have lost their partner through bereavement. Meets in Trinity Church Hall, March PE15 9LH, on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10.30am. Tel 01354 656181 or email mish.panspatch@btinternet. com for more information. 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

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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. Weds-Fri after school and evenings, Thurs & Sat 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. Thurs 9.30-10.30am at March Community Centre. £3 per accompanying adult. Contact Lisa: 07933 796485, email:  lisa.df@hotmail.co.uk March & District Amateur Operatic Society (MADAOS) Join us to sing, dance, and act in a musical, pantomime or concert. Rehearsals at March Community Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm. New members welcome. Contact us on contactmadaos@gmail. com or find MADAOS on Facebook.

Churches

Trinity Methodist/United Reformed Church High Street, March PE15 9LH Minister 01945 461947 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 7.30pm 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 1.45pm. For more information please call 01345 680466 Macmillan Cancer Support March and Chatteris fundraising group, volunteers welcomed. Call 07801 307050 for information.

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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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According to the proverb, what is ‘the mother of invention’?

11) In which Beatles song does ‘Mother Mary come to me’?

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Which alcoholic spirit is affectionately known as ‘mother’s ruin’?

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When does ‘Mothering Sunday’ take place in the UK?

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Who played the role of Frank Spencer in ‘Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em’?

14) In the pantomime, who is Aladdin’s mother?

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Who was the mother of Queen Elizabeth I?

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Which group’s fifth studio album was entitled ‘Atom Heart Mother’?

16) In the song, where was ‘Mother Kelly’s Doorstep’?

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In which Indian city did Mother Teresa found her ‘Missionaries of Charity’?

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What was the name of Superman’s mother?

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What was the name of the Greek King of Thebes who fell in love with his own mother?

15) Who was the famous mother of Liza Minelli?

17) If a horse’s father is a sire, what is its mother called? 18) Who was the last Empress of India? 19) What did Old Mother Hubbard find in her cupboard?

20) True or False – The first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong’s mother’s maiden name was Moon? 10) Who is Pebble’s mother in ‘The Flintstones’?

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Marvel-lous Movie Selections This March Ready to rumble onto our screens on March 1st, Fighting With My Family gets its big screen release. Based on the true story of Norwich born Saraya-Jade Belvis and inspired by the Channel 4 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family, this film tells the story of reformed gangster and former wrestler Ricky, his wife Julia, daughter Saraya and son Jack who make a living performing in tiny venues across the country. As we journey with them, we see Saraya make her way from unknown Norfolk girl to stardom under the bright lights of female pro wrestling and prestigious WWE. Written and directed by Stephen Merchant and produced by Dwayne Johnson, who also stars in the film as himself and alter ego The Rock, there is tension, drama and a great deal of comedy sprinkled in. Marvel’s first female led superhero film, Captain Marvel is released on March 8th with an all new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes the universe’s most powerful of heroes. When galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the centre of the storm. Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as Nick Fury and Jude Law also stars. March 22nd is time to get inside the minds of men in What Men Want, the gender-swapped remake of Nancy Meyers’ romantic comedy What Women Want. Ali is fed up of being constantly boxed out by her male colleagues in her profession as a sports agent but gains the incredible and unexpected ability to hear men’s thoughts which she then uses to outsmart the men and get ahead. 60

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Book your tickets now for The Great Escape with Dan Snow: A Gala Screening, showing on March 24th. On the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape, this commemorative event features the D-Day Darlings and special guests culminating with a gala screening of the remastered 1963 cult film starring Steve McQueen. The Triumph TR6 motorcycle ridden by Steve McQueen in the dramatic fence jump scene will also make a rare appearance on stage. Disney’s Dumbo flies onto our screens on March 29th, introducing Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughing stock in an already struggling circus. This new live action film expands the classic and beloved story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished, and dreams take flight. 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 to 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.

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March 2019 2nd Dr Seuss Day at March Library from 2.15pm-3.30pm. Come and listen to a story or two and enjoy some crafts and games. Suitable for children aged three years and above. Tickets are £2.50 including refreshments. 2nd Dance at the Drill Hall, The Camp, Wood Lane, Ramsey PE26 2XB. Evening of dance and music by the Umbrella Big Band, playing the very best in classic big band and swing music through the decades. Doors open 7pm. Fully licensed bar, hot food served throughout the evening. Ample parking. Tickets £1. 6th 1940s event with the Swingette’s at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel, March. From 7pm, with a sausage and mash supper. Tickets are £15 and are available from Oliver Cromwell Hotel reception. 8th The Saturn Soul Party Presents: Classic Soul and Motown with a touch of Northern Soul dance floor classics. Featuring Jamie Trundle, Martin Topley and John Bradley. From 8pm until 12.30am at the Braza Club. This is a pay on the door event, £6 before 9pm, £7 after. 8th & 9th 20Twenty Academy will be performing Class by Ben Bailey Smith and Lajaune Lincoln at March Town Hall as part of National Theatre Connections – a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people.

enjoy a great night of rock and roll. We also have a supporting DJ. Tickets are £8 on the door. For more information, please contact Andy and Donna on 01353 776229. 15th Red Nose Day Line Dance and workshop at the Fleet, Fletton, Peterborough PE2 8DL. 7.30pm-11pm. £5 entry. Your instructors and DJs for the evening are Annie Buckman, Lesley Benetto, Karen Holtom and DJ John! Book tables for your club, class or friends at 0776 1605732. This evening also includes a raffle and Irish bingo! All proceeds go to Comic Relief. Come and have some fun whilst supporting this worthwhile cause. 15th Camp Cambodia Expedition Fundraiser at March United Services Club. Prize bingo with live music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. There will also be a raffle! Prize donations are welcome. £5 per book for four main games of bingo. Doors open at 7pm, first game is 8pm. 16th Decorate a tote bag at March Library from 10.30am 12pm. Come along and decorate a tote bag with paint pens - the perfect present for Mother’s Day or any other special day. £3 per ticket, this includes refreshments. Book your place with library staff. 20th Folk night at the Rookswood Club from 7pm.

9th Come and cash in your World Book Day token at March Library from 2pm while stocks last.

22nd The Library presents Blues, Country and Folk with Sunjay. Be transported to a world where blues, country and folk music mix seamlessly. You won't know whether you're in a humid swamp or at a country southern barbecue. An evening with Sunjay includes exquisite guitar playing and hilarious anecdotes. Licensed bar available. Adults and young people aged 12 years plus. Tickets available from the library or online at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/arts. From 7.15pm-9.30pm. Tickets £7 or £4/£5 conc.

9th Table Top Sale at the Chatteris Conservative Club from 12pm. Free entry, members and non-members welcome. £5 a table. To book a table, please ask behind the bar or message the Facebook page: @ TheChatterisConservativeClub.

23rd The Gruffalo is 20! From 10.15am -11.45am, come to March Library and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Gruffalo with a special party - there will be stories, crafts and cake. All ages welcome, £2 per child including refreshments. Book your place at March Library.

9th The Library presents Pied Piper puppetry and storytelling. Norwich Puppet Theatre brings a fresh twist to a well-loved fairy tale that will enchant children and adults alike. When the Pied Piper plays his flute the rats run, the greedy mayor rubs his hands and the children dance in this funny and irresistible show. A skilful mix of puppetry, foot-tapping music and storytelling. For families with children three years and over. Refreshments available. Tickets available from the library or online at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/arts Tickets are £4 per person, £14 family saver.

23rd & 24th Open Weekend at the Nene Valley Railway. Free admission to our Wansford and Overton stations. Get behind the scenes of the NVR, visit the workshop, signal box and more for free. More details at www.nvr.org.uk

9th Arts and crafts fair to raise money for local charities, Oliver Cromwell Hotel, March, 10am-3.30pm. Free admission. 9th Delaine Bus Museum, Spalding Road, Bourne, PE10 9LE. Open 12pm-4pm. Admission Free – donations welcome. Details: enquiries@delaineheritagetrust.org

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24th Games Afternoon in St Thomas Church, Pondersbridge. 2-5pm. Come and try your hand at carpet bowls, snooker/pool, table tennis, darts, dominoes, scrabble and many more board games, in a warm, relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Hot refreshments available. Free and open to all (children welcome if accompanied by an adult). 24th Fossil hunting trip to Hunstanton with Fossils Galore. All ages welcome, from 12pm-3pm. Tickets are available from www.fossilsgalore.com 25th Engage in the Afternoon at March Library. From 2pm3.30pm. Colin Bedford brings in his wonderful collection of old postcards of March. Entry is free, donations are welcome. Refreshments provided.

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March 2019 29th The Big Quiz with fish supper at March Library. Doors open from 6pm, food served at 6.30pm. Cash prize for the winning team. Teams of four-six people. £8 each, this includes fish/ chicken and chips. £3 if you want to enter the quiz without supper. Licensed bar selling alcoholic and soft drinks. Prize raffle. Book your place and menu choice with library staff. 30th Saturday Storytime at March Library from 10.30am11.30am. Come along and listen to some stories and make something crafty to take home. For children of all ages - no need to book. Donations welcome. 30th Mother’s Day Fun Day at Fossils Galore, March. Mums get a free tea or coffee, along with a free go in a crystal hunt! 30th FCMA is currently recruiting young musicians, under the age of 21, to take part in an afternoon of fun, musical entertainment, that will be open to the public. This afternoon starts at 4pm at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Chatteris. Although this session concludes at 6pm, be sure to stick around to hear the young musicians in FCMA’s Musical Showcase, from 6.30pm-8.30pm. Tickets are just £3. 30th FCMA’s Musical Showcase for young musicians. This event is generously being funded by Stainless Metalcraft Ltd, Chatteris. It is also being kindly supported by the Chatteris Rotary Club. From 6.30pm-8.30pm at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Chatteris. Tickets £3. 31st Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at King Edward Community Centre from 3pm-5pm. Bring your mother, grandmother, mother in law or anyone who you wish to spoil! Served to you on vintage china, real tablecloths and with a lovely friendly atmosphere. All are welcome, tickets are £7.

Regular Local Events Mondays 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. The Institute of the Circle of Light presents an evening of Clairvoyance every Monday (excluding bank holidays) at The Braza Club, from 7.30pm-9pm. Each session will be £3, in aid of charity. For more info contact Barbara on 01354 655093.

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. concert. Rehearsals at March Community Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30pm-9.30pm. New members welcome. Contact us on contactmadaos@gmail.com or find MADAOS on Facebook. Painting group in Eastrea Village Hall. This painting group has been meeting in the Eastrea Village Hall between 1pm and 4pm every Tuesday for five years. The contact details for the group are Sue on 01733 205241. 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 639495. Parkinsons March Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 10am-12pm at The Braza Club, Station Road, March. This is a friendly group, everyone is welcome. £1 per time. Come along for a 'taster' session! For more information please contact Wendy Summerlin, Chair, on 01354 661997. 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. 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. Fridays Mum and Baby classes at March Community Centre from 10.30am-12.30pm.

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 info contact Graham Wesley, chairman, on 01354 657686.

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

March Ukelele Group at the Rookswood Club from 7pm, everyone welcome.

Saturdays Adrenaline Dragons (ages three-four) at March Community Centre, from 10.30am.

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.

Children’s Karate (ages four+) at 11.15 am at March Community Centre.

Boogie Tots from 10am-11am at March Town Hall. For more information, please contact Gary Tustin on garytustin25@gmail.com March And District Amateur Operatic Society. Join us to sing, dance, and act in a musical, pantomime, or

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The Future of Technology: Part Two

– By Oliver Cole

You may remember that last month I ended this feature by writing about ‘locking down’ commercial products. Apple may be considered as one of the worst offenders.

Apple is a massive name in the tech industry with more than a third of the world having an Apple product (3.26 billion). But the company designs products mainly for people who can pay £500 and upwards and it does not target the low-end section of the market. This gives it massive leverage of the current and future hardware and design of technology. For example, the Apple iPhone X was a 95 percent ‘screen to body’ phone (the amount of surface area of the front of the phone taken up by the screen) with a notch at the top to hold the facial ID and the camera. However, phone shops are mostly unable to repair these phones as Apple has designed them such that unless it is taken to an ‘official Apple certified store/retailer’ any new parts fitted are unlikely to work as intended. The same applies to new Apple Macs, where every part is electronically tagged, and only a part issued by Apple can be used for repair; again, the device may not work unless Apple issued parts are used – which can rarely be bought on the open market. But, currently, where Apple goes, others tend to follow, and we are already seeing examples of ‘locking down’ by the likes of Samsung and Dell.

When it comes to the future of ‘processors/ processing’ it can be expected that traditional CPUs will be replaced with what are called ‘quantum chips’. Traditional chips process data as a 1 or 0. Quantum chips process data as a 1 or 0, 1 and 0, or the sum of both of them. The physics of this means massive improvements in processing speed and Google is currently leading the filed in this area. In fact, these are being used right now, but cost ‘£millions, e.g. NASA has recently installed two/three D-Wave Quantum computers at a cost of more than £45 million. Obviously, we cannot afford this technology now, but I suggest that in ten years’ time they will become the norm, maybe not for home users or small businesses but in place of super computers like the Titan super computer in America. In conclusion the future of technology is very unpredictable. Prices, design, hardware and software are heavily dependent on current trends – led by a few very large companies; who themselves are trying to ‘lock-down’ the support and repair side to their own monetary gain. Next month’s article will be on Windows 10 features Happy computing, Deborah, Len and Oliver

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