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Introduction

Welcome to Your April Issue. This month sees the annual St George’s Day Fayre take place in March, an event which brings crowds of men, women and children of all ages on to the streets. Sunday, April 28th is the big day and once again the organisers have put together a fantastic packed programme to entertain residents and visitors to the town. This issue includes all you need to know to prepare for the big day and enjoy the vast array of attractions on offer, from the annual procession and live music to stalls offering a wide variety of products and cuisine. It is always great to see so many people take to the streets for the fayre… now it’s just fingers crossed for the weather to be kind! This month’s magazine also includes our popular Dragon Hunt where there is the opportunity to win a fabulous prize as well as all your favourite regular columns so enjoy your read…

Andy

Spring has finally come. It’s time to get out of the house and enjoy life outside after the long winter months spent sitting at home and staying out of the cold. The arrival of British Summer Time gives us all an increased opportunity to enjoy life outside, either by just taking to the garden or travelling to favourite locations and discovering new places of interest. There always seems so much more to do at this time of year and invariably there are fantastic organised events being held, such as the St George’s Day Fayre, which bring the community together. We always try to keep you up to date with what’s happening in your town, but to do so we need your help! So, if you have an event coming up that you would like to see publicised please get in touch and we will endeavour to spread the news to our thousands of readers.

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Inside Highlights 4 ............... Village Life with Jayne Whytock 6 ............... Travel Guide with Ellie Cuthbert 7 ............... Bellezza Beauty 8 ............... March Podiatry 10 ............. Be Fabulous 12 ................Active Fenland 14 ...............Charity Spotlight: Macmillan 16-17 ...... Community Matters 20 ............ Recipe: Easter Biscuits 26 ............ History with Trevor Bevis 30...............ColourFence 35................St George's Day Fayre 36-37 .... Dragon Hunt: Win £50 in Vouchers! 38...............St George's Day Fayre: Programme 39 ............ Elite Pressure Washing 40 ........... Steve Barclay MP 44 ............ Fraser Dawbarns 49 ............ Kingsley Garden Maintenance 50 ............ March Museum with Peter Wright 54 ............ AA Whittlesey Computers 56 ............ Puzzle Page 58-59 .... What's On in April 60 ............ This Month at The Movies 66-67 .... Business Directory With thanks to:

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Easter Egg Hunt – by Jayne Whytock

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very Easter, children look forward to the traditional Easter egg hunt. Whether it is at home, in the garden or an organised event, they are full of fun, laughter and come with the mandatory over-eating of chocolate.

But where did this tradition start and what is the connection with the Easter bunny (who leaves the eggs for the children to find)? In pre-Christian times the egg was linked to new life and the season of new beginnings. Christians adapted this adding that the egg was a symbol of the resurrection of Christ and the empty egg shell a representation of the tomb. During Lent the eating of eggs was forbidden and as the poor couldn’t afford the luxury of meat, they greatly missed this staple part of their diet. At the end of the 40 days, celebrations would be held where the Church or the Lord of the Manor would give them out as gifts to the poor. As time went on and the way of life for many improved, the giving of eggs was seen as more of a present than a necessity and they started to become decorated with pretty colours and flowers etc. The part of the Easter bunny goes back to Germany, where the hare or rabbit is likened to fertility and the Virgin Mary. Many paintings and documents link the two. As time moved on the idea of hiding the eggs for children to find (obviously left by an extremely large

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bunny) became part of the Easter celebrations, and with the introduction of chocolate and the means to mould this delicious treat into shapes, the modern-day event was formed. Today Easter eggs are a £multi-million business and you can buy many types, from the small crispy coated ones right through to the luxurious and very expensive kinds. They can either be just a hollow egg or filled with sweets. The decoration can be actually piped onto the egg itself and personalised or the egg can just be covered with foil in bright colours and very distinguishable – not naming any brands here! From supermarkets to specialist chocolatiers’ designs, Easter eggs are big business but that doesn’t detract from the fun for both adults (who hide the treats) and children (who enjoy them). Many happy hours have been spent walking the streets of Wimblington over the years hunting in the most obscure places for a sparkly colourful egg. And if we didn’t actually join in the organised event, we would hide them around the garden or if the weather was horrible, we would hide them in the house, and many a time it would be autumn when we suddenly discovered that one that had always eluded everyone on the day. So, this Easter if you see an extremely large pink fluffy bunny walking on two legs with a basket on their arm you will know what they are up to!

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Discover the Wonders of River Cruising

By Ellie Cuthbert

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River cruising is all about experiencing something new, discovering hidden gems and unexpected treasures. Experience popular destinations from a different perspective, without having to plan, plot or even re-pack a suitcase. It’s not too difficult to see why river cruising trips have grown in popularity. What better way to soak up some of the most beautiful and iconic destinations than slowly passing by from the comfort of a ship? The chance to flow gently into the heart of some of the most beautiful cities and towns in the world makes for a luxurious and romantic experience. Shore excursions are typically included on a river cruise, allowing you to not only view these destinations from a distance, but experience the culture of the area through tours and sightseeing, all included in the price of your cruise. Smaller ships mean you can access smaller ports to discover pretty coastal towns and narrow canals. Sailing between countries, without the hassle of customs, flight terminals or local taxis, makes it possible to see and do more each day. There is a wide variety of ships and cruise styles to suit all budgets and tastes. Sail along some of the idyllic

waterways in Europe like the Danube or the Rhine, edged by grand cities and quiet wine-producing regions. Or travel a little further to enjoy a spectacular cruise along the Nile, or to the most iconic waterway in the US, the mighty Mississippi River. Enjoy fine-dining and local cuisine on board from a new destination each day. For a more luxurious experience, many ships offer the luxuries of a 5* hotel, including private balconies, onboard spas and butler service. If you’re looking to discover more about river cruising, then join us on April 16th for an exclusive evening with Titan Travel, to explore their diverse range of idyllic river cruising holidays and the wide variety of ships and cruise styles they offer. We will also be delving into their awardwinning escorted tours across the globe, with expertlyplanned itineraries. To register for this event, and for more information, please visit www.holidaywithus.co.uk/ events or call 0800 167 0232.

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Bellezza Celebrates Milestone in March

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ellezza offers a haven of peace and relaxation and is now celebrating its 15th anniversary.

Situated in The Avenue, March, and with ample free parking, the beauty salon’s friendly team has many years of experience and is fully qualified to diploma level with leading skincare and beauty brands. Bellezza offers a wide range of treatments for the face and body with luxurious products and is the area ambassador for internationally awarded Comfort Zone, the no. 1 Italian skincare brand especially selected to deliver amazing results. In addition, the salon has invested in a revolutionary skin analysis machine allowing it to tailor its treatments to its clients’ specific skincare requirements. These include microdermabrasion, light fusion, radio frequency and oxygen facials.

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Bellezza also offers OPI and Shellac manicure and pedicure nail treatments, waxing and tinting, Swedish and hot stone massages, Indian head massage and Hopi ear candles.   It is also the area approved stockist for LVL, the original natural lash lift taking the beauty industry by storm, giving your own natural lashes volume and lift. For all your beauty treatments, visit the experts at Bellezza Beauty, 36 The Avenue, March PE15 9PR Telephone: 01354 650300 www.bellezzaspa.co.uk Pictured above: The Bellezza team – founders Annette Hurst (far left) and Rachel Jackson (far right) with Laura Bridges

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Dealing With 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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Shoot to Thrill! -

By Lauren Siddons

Now and again, I am allowed to be as creative as can be on a shoot and this one was certainly one of those occasions. I had the opportunity to work with some fabulously talented ladies whose main work is in the wedding industry, which although the photoshoots are super fun and everything is always so beautiful and unique, no-one wants to see crazy colourful make-up and hair standing on end for a bride. So, when we get to create something colourful and outrageous like this, our inner artists are all let loose.

For more pictures and videos of this shoot please visit my Instagram: laurensiddons_mua_ Credits can all be found on Facebook or Instagram. Make-up: Be Fabulous  Hair: Bumblebee Bridal – Hair and Makeup Artistry  Images: Kezia Tan Photo  Venue: The Coach House, Marks Hall Estate  Draping: Boomting Bunting – Style Drape Hire  Balloon Installation: Fable & Moon Circus props: Rock The Day Wedding Styling Models: Chloe Papworth/Zuzanna & Eva

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An Introduction to Running

By Kate Squires, Physical Activity Locality Co-ordinator

The sport of running can seem a bit of a daunting prospect for a lot of people; it’s true that it can be hard work and difficult to start. However, it is also the most convenient and rewarding sport when it comes to getting fit and losing weight! How many times have you heard the words ‘Oh, I’m not a runner’, or ‘I can’t run’ muttered? Or maybe you’ve been the one saying this? But I’m here to tell you that everyone, EVERYONE, can learn to run. It may take some more time than others, you may not be the fastest, but you most definitely will be lapping everyone sitting on the couch. Many people have started their running journey using the ‘Couch to 5K’ plan which gently eases you into running if you have never run before and helps you to achieve the 5km milestone, which is amazing! This is the distance of the Saturday parkruns that set off at 9am all over the UK and worldwide. In Fenland we have two adult parkruns which take place at West End Park, March and Whittlesey Manor Leisure Field. We also have a junior parkrun which takes place at Wisbech Park on Sunday mornings at 9am and this is a 2km route for four-14-year-olds. The Couch to 5K plan can be found on the NHS website by searching for it in the search bar. Sometimes, sticking to a plan can be difficult without any extra motivation. Therefore, it's good to set yourself achievable goals that are relevant to you – maybe you have a date in mind for when you want to be able to run 5k by or a special event such as a parkrun or a 5K running race? Having this in mind will help get you moving even on those days when all you want to do is flop on the sofa! Also, why not use it to get running as a family or with friends? Being accountable for helping someone else achieve their goals will also motivate you to achieve yours – help each other out! Active Fenland can also give you a helping hand with our beginner run courses throughout

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Fenland. These courses are free and run by a qualified coach who can support your individual goals and with a large group of you starting together everyone will be positive, supportive and encouraging on every step of your journeys. New sessions will be taking place in March and are due start spring/summer on a weekday evening. For more information on these sessions and to keep up to date, please email activefenlandbookings@ fenland.gov.uk. People who have taken part in our beginners’ running sessions before as complete novices have gone on to run four times a week and are training as a run leader for their club, with others going on to train to run half marathons! No matter what your goal is these sessions will help you to achieve it! If you would like a challenge or something to train for or your first taste of a race why not consider taking part in the Whitemoor 5-Miler or Darren’s Dash Fun Run which will take place on Sunday, July 7th, 2019 at Elm Road Sports Field, Elm Road, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 0BH. Darren's Dash Fun Run starts at 10am followed by the Whitemoor 5-Miler at 10.45am. Both races will be chip timed with medals for all finishers and there will also be prize money for the Whitemoor 5-Miler. The course is of mixed terrain, grass, river bank, bridleway and road. You can sign up for these events which have been generously sponsored by Darren Biggs Electrical Services at www.totalracetiming.co.uk/race/89

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Charity Spotlight

Jade Leads Macmillan’s Campaign To Help Cancer Sufferers A new fundraising manager has joined Macmillan Cancer Support working across the Cambridgeshire area. Jade Lambert’s role involves working with local volunteers, companies, individual supporters, groups and schools who get involved with raising awareness and money for the charity. She said: “Cancer affects one in two people in the UK. I want to help make sure that people with cancer are able to live their lives as fully as they can. Macmillan Cancer Support is an amazing charity, which I care passionately about. I am so grateful and honoured to be part of a team that is working to achieve this. “Our local services are tailored to the specific needs of population based on cancer incidence and unmet needs. Macmillan’s services are over stretched and are not currently reaching the growing number of people living with cancer. “Cancer is the disease people fear most. We know that it is not always life threatening but it is almost always life changing. And having the right support can have a huge impact on a person’s physical and emotional well-being and significantly improve a patient’s recovery. “Macmillan’s ambition is to be there for everyone living with cancer, providing tailored support at the times people need it most. However, with 12 people receiving a diagnosis every day in Cambridgeshire, and with the number of people living with cancer increasing, we are sadly not reaching two thirds of people when they first hear the devastating news ‘you have cancer’.”

With no government funding, Macmillan relies on generous donations from the public to help fund vital support for people in their local communities Jade would love to hear from people interested in hosting an event for Macmillan or becoming a volunteer. She said: “If you’re looking at holding your own fundraising event; be it climbing in a bath of beans, holding a quiz night or masterminding a charity auction, we would love to hear from you to find out how we can support you in raising money to support Macmillan in Cambridgeshire.” To find out how you, your business or social group could get involved and really make a difference to people affected by cancer in Cambridgeshire contact Jade Lambert on jlambert@macmillan.org.uk To access support from Macmillan visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call 0808 808 00 00

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

Tom Cave who give up their time so youngsters in the village can play football, helping the club go from strength to strength. Wimblington Summer Show Committee was runner-up in the Group, Club or Organisation Benefiting the Community. The volunteers organise the one-day horticultural show for the benefit of the whole community. Photo: Kayla Hay with Cllr Mark Buckton, Fenland District Council’s portfolio holder for young people

FENLAND’S UNSUNG HEROES HONOURED Fenland’s unsung heroes were in the spotlight when their achievements were recognised at the 12th annual Pride in Fenland awards. More than 200 people packed into Wisbech St Mary Community Centre for the awards ceremony, which is organised by Fenland District Council in partnership with the Fenland Citizen newspaper. Six Pride in Fenland awards were won on the night. Each of the winners was presented with a trophy and a cheque for £100; the runners-up received cheques for £25. They and all the other nominees also received a special certificate. Kayla Hay, a member of Chatteris Cricket Club and Chatteris Town Football Club, received the Young Citizen Award. Despite suffering from leukaemia, Kayla has raised more than £1000 for Addenbrooke’s Hospital Charitable Trust and also organised a Mad Hatters Tea Party in aid of a family who had lost a loved one, raising £1000 to help them buy a memorial sculpture. March man Bernie Wing was named Sports Volunteer in the Community for his selflessness, dedication and sportsmanship going back 60 years. Boasting a successful boxing career before retiring, Bernie has shown exceptional devotion to his sport and subsequently to his local community by coaching young and old alike at March Amateur Boxing Club. He also passes on his boxing knowledge and skills at local schools and clubs and is a well-regarded mentor at March Athletic Club. Runner-up in this category were Manea Youth Football coaches Steve Taritisimo, Simon Millward, Mark Walker, Matt Doggett, Jamie Chilcott and 16

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GAULT WOOD – FROM WHEAT FIELD TO WOOD Twenty-five years ago, Alan Palmer, Sheila Higden, Linda Butler and Joan Munns had the vision to create a ‘wood’ from a wheat field in the county with the least trees in the UK. The dedication, work, and fundraising by these and other volunteers saw them raise £25,000. Their hard work back then has produced a special place in the Fens. Planted in 1994 with native broadleaved trees it has two ponds, and the wood now attracts a variety of wildlife, plants, and birds.  Open free to the public 365 days a year, Gault Wood is a 16-acre oasis on the edge of March. It is managed by March Wildlife Group and owned by The Woodland Trust. To celebrate the nature reserve’s 25th anniversary there will be a number of activities planned across this year, including a photo competition, a ‘big bug hunt’, and guided walks with a major celebration day planned for September 8th, 2019. Chairman of the group Alan Palmer said: “The original planting took a huge amount of fundraising and planning and involved over 200 local people. Were you one of them? If so, we would like to hear from you.”  The people of March and local areas are invited to join the group to help celebrate the success of Gault Wood. For further information contact Sue Holland on 07889 474008 or email Gaultwood@gmail.com   A P R IL 2 0 1 9


BAGS OF HELP FOR MARCH STREET PRIDE A volunteer community group is celebrating after securing thousands of pounds to help it create a new floral project in March.

DAUGHTER INSPIRES MARATHON CHALLENGE A father-of-two whose daughter survived a rare and aggressive childhood cancer is gearing up for the London Marathon to help others battling the disease. Trevor Darnes (55), a senior environmental health officer at Fenland District Council, is taking on the 26.2-mile challenge for the first time in April in aid of children’s cancer charity Neuroblastoma UK. Trevor’s daughter Ashleigh was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma in 1999 when she was two-years-old. She had a tumour which had wrapped itself around her left kidney and cancerous cells had spread throughout her spine, pelvis and upper legs. She endured months of high dose chemotherapy treatment and had surgery to remove the tumour and left kidney. This was followed by stem cell treatment and further chemotherapy to try and kill off the cancerous spread. Trevor said: “Against all the odds Ashleigh survived and is now a beautiful 21-year-old. Sadly, the prognosis for children with stage 4 Neuroblastoma is poor, with the five-year survival rate being around 40-50 percent.” Fellow sufferer Bradley Lowery’s fight against the disease was widely featured in the media. The Sunderland fan captured the hearts of many, including professional footballer Jermaine Defoe, but despite a long and brave battle against the cancer, he died in July 2017 at the age of six. Anyone wishing to donate to Trevor’s cause can visit: www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ TrevorDarnesNeuroblastomauk Photo: Trevor Darnes pictured with his daughter Ashleigh, wife Clare and son Jack

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March Street Pride has been awarded £4000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme, Bags of Help, after being voted for by shoppers. The funding will be used to enhance two shrub beds outside the George Campbell Leisure Centre, and to create a new flower-filled boat feature. The March Street Pride project was one of three local community projects which were voted on by customers at Tesco in Hostmoor Avenue, March, throughout November and December last year. Grants of £1k, £2k and £4k were available, with March Street Pride scooping the top amount.

INTERGENERATIONAL PLAY SESSIONS Ormiston Families’ Child and Family Centres in March and Whittlesey have launched intergenerational play sessions for families. Taking place at Springfield Residential Home in March and Aliwal Manor Care Home, Whittlesey the centres have been hosting messy play sessions. Intergenerational play encourages interaction between young and old people to build meaningful connections and create a real understanding between the generations. At March and Whittlesey children’s centres, each session lasts an hour and a half, parents attend, and messy play art materials are provided to engage five-year-olds and under with older local people. Liz Tierney, service manager for Chatteris, March & Whittlesey Child and Family Centres, said: “Due to its popularity, our Chatteris Child and Family Centre will be starting their group in the coming months. We are delighted with the success of the scheme.” For information, please contact Lisa Brown on: 07787 279 615/01473 705031 or lisa.brown@ ormistonfamilies.org.uk

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EASTER BISCUITS Banish Easter holiday boredom by getting the kids involved in some baking! These easy biscuits are fun to decorate and yummy to eat!

Method

• Place the butter in a large mixing bowl with the caster sugar. Use a wooden spoon to beat until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the egg until well mixed, then gradually add the flour. Use your hands to bring the mixture together to a stiff dough. Gather into a ball and chill for 30 minutes (the dough, not you!). • Heat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Roll out the dough on a work surface lightly dusted with flour until it's the thickness of a £1 coin. With an oval cutter (or a cardboard egg-shaped template), cut out egg-shaped biscuits, using the rolled out trimmings to make more. Place on baking trays and bake in the oven for six to 10 minutes, depending on size, until golden brown.

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• Allow the biscuits to cool for five minutes before removing from the baking tray to cool completely. • To decorate, make up the icing as directed on the packet. Divide between bowls adding a little food colouring to each bowl. Place the mixture into piping bags and get creative with your designs – the kids may like to use sweets or sprinkles too! These biscuits will keep for between one and two weeks when stored in a sealed cake tin.

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The Settlement Of March

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conjectured drawing of the original settlement area of Merche in about 1560. Left of the church can be seen the Guildhall and to the right the town’s Treasure House where valuable items and the constables’ weapons were stored. The remains of a large wood (Eastwood) is seen on the left. The road from Mercheford along the riverside passes by the church tower to Wimblington via Lynwood and Millgate (Mill Hill). Narrow strips of land are reminiscent of the medieval strip system in late medieval times. Opposite the church dwellings occupy land known as Bell Fields where bells were probably cast. Opposite the steeple can be seen Steeple

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Lane along which a nunnery existed until the Dissolution period in the early 16th century. At the end of Steeple Lane, a large pond surrounded by grey slabs was used by nuns for breeding fish eaten on certain days of the week when meat was forbidden. The writer has seen the ancient pond and slabs which were filled in and slabs removed. March expanded along the Nene riverside and in the 1800s the development of the railway expanded the town further north and the original settlement diminished and currently resembles a village.

A nunnery existed along Steeple Lane until the Dissolution period in the early 16th century.

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bviously there are many variables, not least the weather conditions; a strong wind could easily take down a timber fence causing the panels to need repair or replacement, but if you work on the basis that a good quality timber fence will generally be guaranteed for 15 years then it can be estimated as follows: really good quality fence treatments can protect your fence for up to five years but after an initial treatment this is still three further treatments to get you to 15 years, five if you go to the end of the ColourFence guarantee of 25 years.

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warranty period that comes with a ColourFence. In this additional 10 years you could be looking at another £300 of treatments over 40 more hours. Add to this that a significant number of the panels may need replacing and you could be shelling out in excess of £2000 for new panels and fitting. To add insult to injury, this only treats one side of your fence, you may well be relying on your neighbours to maintain their side and if they don’t keep up their side of the bargain so to speak, the life of your fence could be significantly impacted. So, whilst the initial £105 cost of a typical ColourFence panel, compared with around £90 for equivalent timber feather edge fencing may seem high, when you consider the £50 of treatments, seven hours of labour and £45 of repair/replacements per panel that you save over the 25-year lifetime of the ColourFence, the value becomes apparent. Sources: 5 year (brush on) treatment, £2.80 per litre, at stated max. coverage. ½ hour per panel Typical dilute to use sprayable algae remover £32 per 100m2 coverage. five mins per panel Foxtons typical British Garden Survey 2017 Prices correct at time of writing – January 2018

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St. George's Fayre 2019 March celebrates its 11th St George’s Fayre on Sunday, April 28th and it's set to be another great day out for all the family!

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he Fenland Flatlanders and RBL riders will get things off to a lively start, heading up the opening parade at 10am from Robingoodfellows Lane. The procession will continue on Broad Street and Elwyn Road into the Market Place ready for the official opening by the Mayor of March. Everyone is urged to dress to impress! Whether it’s scaly skin or a menacing mask the organisers challenge you to don your best dragon costume to be in with a chance of winning a prize. There’s a whopping 25 acts lined up to entertain visitors throughout the streets this year. Live performances from talented local vocalists, musicians and dancers will take place on the Market Place and by Georges from 10am-4pm as well as street performances throughout the town centre and library area. Printed programmes will be available free of charge from the library, town hall and participating town centre shops from April 15th. Plenty of free activities are in store too! Have you ever fancied yourself as a medieval knight or how about a tight rope walker? Well now’s your chance! There will be something around every corner, you might just spot a Viking warrior or a balloon wizard or maybe even a smoke breathing dragon or two. The streets will be lined with more than 130 stalls offering unique and speciality produce including hand crafted jewellery, personalised gifts, artisan food and luxury beauty products. The event continues to be supported by local traders, organisations and town centre businesses offering wonderful products and services.

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Revellers are encouraged to visit March Museum where you will find a children's St George's Fayre trail, a ‘bygones treasure trove’ of items you did not know you wanted and weather permitting, working pumps and re-enactments in the rear yard. There will be the finest collection of historic cycles in East Anglia including Vivien the vintage fire engine. There will be so much to see on the High Street and beyond, St Peter’s Church, and Fossils Galore will be open to visitors and Fox Narrowboats will be running charity boat trips along the river for you to kick back and enjoy the view. March Society and March Library will also be running free St George’s Day craft activities in the library from 10am-1pm. The festivities would not be complete without a feast and there will be plenty of food available. Visitors will be able to enjoy delicious cuisines from as far afield as South America to a more a traditional G&T. Many of the town centre shops, bars and restaurants will be open too so be sure to stop by. For regular updates follow: @fenlandevents we have so much in store, we can’t wait to see you there! The organisers would like to thank March Town Council and Fenland District Council for their support of the event and all of the volunteer committee members who give up their time to help deliver this fantastic event for the whole community. As the event goes from strength to strength, they are always keen to recruit more helpers so if you think you could contribute, please contact iedgington@fenland.gov.uk A full timetable of the day's events is featured on page 38 – check it out!

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Match the correct dragon picture with those placed in participating shop windows and

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write the shop names in the boxes underneath each of the 27 dragons.

THE PARTICIPATING SHOPS: The Pet Shop, Station Road • Annie's Thai Kitchen, The Wheel Centre • Bizzee Bee Flowers, The Wheel Centre Nikki's Boutique, Station Road • Belle Ami Beauty, Darthill Road • Julie's Bakery, Dartford Road W M S Music Shop, Dartford Road • Guys and Dolls Hairdressing, Grays Lane • Co-op Travel, Broad Street H R Mallett, Broad Street • Greetings Cards and Gifts, High Street • Coleys Opticians, Broad Street Nates Barbers, Dartford Road • Shooters, Nene Parade • White September, High Street • Optima, High Street Baileys in Bloom, High Street • Spike & Violet, High Street • Ellis Winters, High Street Maxey Grounds Commercial, Market Place • Maxey Grounds Residential, High Street Fraser Dawbarns, High Street • Paninis, Market Place • The Cycle Shop, Nene Parade Paper-chain, Station Road • Spectacular, Station Road • March Podiatry, High Street

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Competition Closes 30th April 2019. Vouchers can only be spent with participating businesses. Please fill in your details below and return your completed Dragon Hunt to: Panini’s, Market Place, march. NAME: ADDRESS:

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St. George's Fayre 2019 PROGRAMME OF EVENTS Market Place Parade Leaves 10:00-10:10am Mayor Opening – Award for Best Dressed Entrant 10:10-10:20am Burrowmoor Primary School 10:20-10:40am Drum Corps 10:40-11:00am Westwood Community Junior School 11:00-11:20am Luci Collins – Soloist 11:20-11:40am Fenland Music Centre Association 12:00-12:30pm The Lenny Stone Band 12:30-1:00pm Aimee Peart Webb – Soloist 1:00-1:20pm 20 Twenty Productions 1:20-1:40 March Ukulele 1:40-2:00pm March Can't Sing Choir 2:00-2:20pm The Lenny Stone Band 2:20-3:00pm Back Two 3:00-3:30pm Finale 3:30pm

High Street Open Mic 10:00am-12:00pm The Expletives 12:00-1:00pm Scooted and Booted 1:00-3:00pm

Library Area Viking Battle 10:30-11:00am Kick Boxing Demonstration 11:00-11:30am Jezo's Magic Show 12:00-12:20pm Viking Battle 1:00-1:30pm Kick Boxing Demonstration 1:30-2:00pm Jezo's Magic Show 2:00-2:20pm

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FOCUS ON ‘SPACE CHASE’, THE ARTS & BREXIT… – By Steve Barclay MP

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n February I launched my fourth Read to Succeed campaign. This initiative aims to give every Year 4 pupil in our 34 primary schools a book of their own for them to keep and read over the summer holidays.

Since I launched this community-based project in North East Cambridgeshire it has enabled more than 5500 books to be donated to local children. This book counts as the pupil’s first book of the six to complete in the Reading Agency's Summer Reading Challenge. This year the theme chosen is ‘Space Chase’. I recently held my first arts round table meeting at March Town Hall where more than 20 stakeholders attended. This included the Arts Council, local arts organisations, the district council and professional artists, to discuss how we attract more arts funding to our area and how the arts better engage our local audience.

Ideas we are taking forward include creating a database so each artist submitting a funding bid does not have to duplicate the same evidence required by funding bodies when other artists have done this for their own bids. We agreed a series of other actions with a follow up meeting planned. Brexit While Brexit is never far from my thoughts as the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, I recognise that people locally and nationally have a wide range of views on this issue. It is important that we find a way to bring the country back together after what has been a difficult and divisive time. I am working closely with the Prime Minister to secure a deal, including meeting with leading European officials. Having a six-year-old and an eight-year-old at home waiting to play football and talk about dancing does keep these discussions in welcome context.

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Parents with Child Arrangements Orders stating that the children ‘live with’ them can take the children abroad for up to 28 days without permission, but parents that do not have the benefit of an order or the other’s agreement will be committing a criminal offence under the Child Abduction Act 1984.

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Englemann's assistant and producer was Phyllis Robinson who described the Fens as having an 'awe inspiring flatness'. On April 24th, 1960 she came to March to prepare for a broadcast. Englemann arrived on Tuesday evening and he first interviewed L. F. Fillenham, chief engineer of Middle Level, about the importance of Fenland drainage. From the Market Place he described the town hall and timed his visit to coincide with the striking of the town clock. Here he interviewed W. L. D. Crowson, who had lived or worked in the family shop next to the town bridge since 1909. He had a lifelong interest in fishing and described how March was a mecca for anglers from the Midlands and the north for fishing weekends and holidays. On Wednesday morning he began a series of interviews with local railway men. From March station he was taken by special train to Whitemoor where he inspected control towers, signal boxes, engine shed, locomotives and rolling stock and he interviewed yardmaster F. E. Fovargue. Returning to the station, he interviewed A. Peak, the shed master, and Harry Medlock, the mechanical foreman. They discussed the number of engines at March and the effect of the change to diesels. His final railway interview was with Cyril W. Tunn, the stationmaster. Englemann expressed his confidence and admiration of local railway men. Naturally, agriculture was a subject to discuss. He interviewed farmer Harry Hall at his Elwyn Road home and expressed surprise at the large number of colourful rosettes awarded to Mr Hall's Suffolk geldings at prominent agricultural shows.

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What is the textile that helped make Nottingham such a famous city? – Answer: Lace.

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Who directed the films ‘Brief Encounter’ and ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’?

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The film ‘Rogue Trader’, starring Ewan McGregor, is based around the life of which person?

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April 2019 2nd Manea Village Hall – Love Your Home Events from 10am-1pm. Fun DIY and craft activities, free refreshments and lunch, CCORRN Pop Up Paint Shop, CCORRN Pop Up Scrapstore and so much more. For more information, please contact admin@ccorrn.org.uk or call 01354 607667. 3rd Chatteris Library – Love Your Home Events from 10am -1pm. Fun DIY and craft activities, free refreshments and lunch, CCORRN Pop Up Paint Shop, CCORRN Pop Up Scrapstore and so much more. For more information, please contact admin@ccorrn.org.uk or call 01354 607667.  6th Coffee morning and cake stall for Frances Eastol’s project visit to Uganda to help create a school playground. 10am-12noon at the Trinity Church, High Street, March.  8th Lego Club at March Library from 10am-12noon. Please bring along a named baseboard if you have one. Please book your place at the library counter. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Kindly sponsored by the Friends of March Library. 10th An evening of mediumship with Sue Hind at The Sportsman, Chatteris from 7.30pm-10pm. Tickets are £12 online at www.suehind.co/events-2/ or on the door £15. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.  10th March Library – Love Your Home Events from 10am1pm. Fun DIY and craft activities, free refreshments and lunch, CCORRN Pop Up Paint Shop, CCORRN Pop Up Scrapstore and so much more. For more information, please contact admin@ccorrn.org.uk or call 01354 607667. 13th Easter Fete at Jubilee Court from 2.30pm-4 pm. Come along for fun, games, tombolas, raffles and so much more! 13th Table-top sale, drinks, cakes at hot snacks. From 9am-1pm at the Trinity Church, High Street, March. 13th Third Stone from the Sun live at the Sportsman, Chatteris. From 9pm, free entry.  13th Meditation day at March Podiatry Practice from 10.30am-3pm. Tickets are £20 from www.eventbrite.co.uk 13th Steam Folk and Morris at the Nene Valley Railway. Enjoy Steam trains and traditional English folk music plus morris, clog and sword dances on the platforms. More details at www.nvr.org.uk 15th Peter Rabbit Easter event at March Library from 10.30am-12noon. Come along and enjoy some Peter Rabbit stories, fun crafts, make Easter cards and take a chocolate treat home. For children aged two years and over. £3 per child including refreshments. Book your place with library staff. 17th Easter Story Songs of Praise, followed by tea/coffee and cake. From 2pm at the Trinity Church, High Street, March.  17th Music and singing 12-week course for Parkinson’s. On the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1.30pm-3pm. Also open to people with MS. £3.50 per session, or £30 for all 12, if paid in advance. Refreshments 58

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also included in this price. At the Braza Club. For more information or to book, please contact Julie Wilson on 07500 097222 or email jmwilson@parkinsons.org.uk 17th Come to our pirates and princesses party at March Library, from 2.30pm-4pm. Fancy dress optional. We'll be singing some songs, listening to some stories and making fun crafts to take home. £2.50 per child includes refreshments. Please book your place at the library counter. Children must be accompanied at all times. 17th Folk night at The Rookswood, West End, March. All are welcome. 19th March Jive Club at The Braza Club, Station Road, March. Doors open 7.30pm. Easter special with Darrel Higham & the Enforcers. Admission will be £10 on the door. Enquiries to Andy and Donna on 01353 776229. 20th ‘Spring into Wildlife’ family event at Lattersey Nature Reserve from 11am-12.30pm. Enjoy Lattersey Nature Reserve in its spring finery, with spring-themed trails and activities. £2 per adult £1 per child. For more information or to get involved please contact Rachel Price on 07734 478466. rachel.price@wildlifebcn www.wildlifebcn.org 20th & 21st Nene Valley Railway – Who's at Wansford? Join the 15th Cyber legion charity costume group and the heroes and villains from the long running TV show, prop and costume displays, sonic screwdrivers optional! More details at www.nvr.org.uk 21st Charity fundraiser for Friends of Doddington Hospital. At the G.E.R Club, March. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 pm start. Featuring Dale David, Dark Surrender, Just John and Paul and Anything Goes Disco. Hot food is available, and tickets are £5. For more information or to buy tickets, please contact Brian on 10354 654056, Paul on 0770 3832099 or the G.E.R Club on 01354 652335. 26th The Library Presents – The Improvised Book Club (comedy) from 7.30pm, doors open at 7.15pm. Tickets are £7 standard, £4/£5 concessions. Running time: one hour, plus an interval. Suitable for ages 16+, clean, non-offensive comedy. Licensed bar. Award-winning, improvised comedy troupe Do Not Adjust Your Stage, create comic scenes and sketches on the spot, inspired by books from the library and audience anecdotes. Tickets available from the library or online at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/arts 27th Disco at The Rookswood, from 7.30pm. 27th The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 50th Birthday Storytime Special at March Library. From 2.15pm-3.30pm. Come and celebrate with stories, crafts, and cake! For ages two+. £2.50 per child including refreshments. Places must be booked in advance with library staff. 27th St. Wendreda's Church Open Tower and Open House event, Church Street, March. Come and climb the church tower, admire the views over March, try bell ringing and check out our angels. 11am-3pm. Adults £3.50, under 12s £1.50 (includes a hot or cold drink). Bring your teddy for a zipline experience! Stalls, music, church history talks. All welcome.

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April 2019 27th Friends of March Library Coffee Morning from 10.30am12noon. Come along and enjoy a drink and a biscuit and take part in the prize raffle. Everyone welcome. 28th The Fenland Music Centre Association is proud to announce that its concert band has been invited to play at the annual 'Saint George's Fayre' at 12noon. The FMCA Concert Band will feature local musicians of all ages and abilities and will be performing well known 'Music from the Movies', under the baton of Ceri Griffin, head of music, Neale-Wade Academy, March. 28th St George’s Fayre – all day! March Town Centre. See page 35 for more details. 29th Engage in the Afternoon at March Library from 2pm3.30pm. Steve McAdam from RAF Pathfinders museum will be here to give us the history of RAF Wyton. Entry is free. Refreshments will be provided.

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. Mondays & Wednesdays Chatteris Tennis Club – our friendly club welcomes all ages and abilities. Four hard tennis courts – two with floodlights. Coaching available. From 6pm. Please contact Karen on 01354 695014 www. chatteristennis.com 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. 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.  March Ukelele Group at the Rookswood Club from 7pm, everyone welcome. 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. 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 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.

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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. 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. Parkinson's 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. Bingo at the Rookswood Club from 7.30pm. 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. 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. Sundays Fenland Foragers meet every second Sunday of the month, in the car park for the Nature Reserve, Rings End PE15 0BE, to help preserve the nature reserve. This group includes free forest schooling and bushcraft for children. For more information, please call Hayley on 07962 337988. Chatteris Tennis Club – our friendly club welcomes all ages and abilities. Four hard tennis courts – two with floodlights. Coaching available. 10am: social tennis. Please contact Karen on 01354 695014 www.chatteristennis.com 

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This Month at the Movies with The Light Cinema Wisbech

Shazam

Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun

Missing Link

Red Joan

Check out our Eggs-cellent Easter picks! As Easter approaches, we have plenty to keep the kids entertained. We all have a superhero inside us; it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM! This streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into adult superhero Shazam. Come and see Shazam, DC’s answer to Deadpool from April 5th. Join Peppa and George in their brand-new oinktastic adventures as they dance in the mud at a children’s festival, celebrate Grandpa Pig’s birthday at a restaurant for the first time, and take a trip to the cinema to see Super Potato’s big movie adventure in Peppa Pig: Festival Of Fun. Hair raising hi-jinks in Missing Link also hits our screens as we follow Mr Link, a slightly silly, surprisingly smart, and soulful beast. He’s possibly the last of his kind and lonely. We follow Link as he teams up with an unlikely duo embarking on a riotous roller coaster ride of a journey to find his distant relatives. Peppa Pig: Festival Of Fun and Missing Link are both released on April 5th. Enjoy family-friendly fare with Wonder Park from April 8th, where a child’s imagination comes alive in this charming and fun-fuelled ride, proving that just because you grow up it doesn’t mean you have to lose that special spark of imagination. Everybody’s favourite Dame, Judi Dench, returns to the big screen on April 19th in Red Joan. In the year 2000, Joan Stanley is enjoying retirement in suburbia when her tranquil life is suddenly disrupted when she’s arrested by MI5 and accused of providing intelligence to communist Russia.

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Cut back to 1938 where Joan is a Cambridge physics student who falls for young communist Leo and through him begins to see the world in a new light. Working at a top-secret nuclear research facility during WWII, Joan is confronted with an impossible question – what price would you pay for peace? Royal Opera House brings us Faust, one of the most popular operas from the 1860s. Showing on April 30th at 6.45pm. Disillusioned with life, the aged philosopher Faust calls upon Satan to help him. The devil Méphistophélès appears and strikes a bargain with the philosopher: he will give him youth and the love of the beautiful Marguerite if Faust will hand over his soul. Faust agrees, and Méphistophélès arranges matters so that Marguerite loses interest in her suitor Siébel and becomes infatuated with Faust. 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.

For more information and to book tickets visit www.lightcinemas.co.uk Cromwell Road, Wisbech PE14 0RG Please note that films are subject to change and not guaranteed to show in all cinemas.

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SAT 20TH APRIL 8PM FREE ENTRY FOR MEMBERS NON-MEMBERS £3.

EASTER MONDAY 22ND APRIL

EASTER BINGO & RAFFLE Eyes Down at 7.30pm Raffle Tickets on sale now at Bingo on Wednesdays and Sundays.

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SAT 27TH APRIL 8PM MEMBERS £8 NON-MEMBERS £10

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March United Services Club 1 New Road, March PE15 9AN Telephone: 01354 657271 Email: uscmarch@yahoo.com

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Consumer Advice CHURCHES TOGETHER IN MARCH

EASTER SERVICES 2019 ST. PETER’S

Maundy Thursday (April 18th) 7:30pm: Communion of the last supper and vigil Good Friday (April 19th) 10am: Passion, Proclamation of the cross and Communion Easter Day (April 21st) 8am: Holy Communion 11am Sung Communion, 6:30pm Easter Evensong

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Good Friday 2pm: Last hour of the cross Easter Day 9:15am: Sung Communion

ST. JOHN’S

Good Friday 11am-1pm: Drop in any time for Messy Church 7:30pm: Passion, Proclamation of the cross and Communion Holy Saturday 7:30pm: First Communion of Easter Easter Day 8am: Holy Communion 9:30am: Family Communion

ST. WENDREDA’S

Maundy Thursday 7pm: Agape Meal Easter Day 11am: Family Service

ELIM MARCH Easter Day 10:30am: Worship service

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Maundy Thursday 8pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper Good Friday 3pm: Liturgy of the Passion Holy Saturday 8pm: Easter Vigil Easter Day 9am: Easter Mass at St. Peter and St. Paul, Chatteris 11am: Solemn Mass at Our Lady’s, March

MARCH EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP Easter Day 10:30am: Worship service

TRINITY CHURCH

Good Friday 2:30pm: Worship Service Easter Day 8:30am: Holy Communion 9am: Easter Breakfast 10:30am: Easter morning worship service

CENTENARY BAPTIST CHURCH

Maundy Thursday 7:30pm: Communion in the hall Easter Day 10:30am: Communion service

MARCH MARKET PLACE Good Friday Open air service on March Market Place at 11:30am Come and join us for a service with drama and music to commemorate Good Friday. All welcome.

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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 01345 652586 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 64

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

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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. 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.

Charities

Churches

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

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

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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COME AND TRY OUT OUR NEW LOOK FRONT BAR – IT’S BEEN REFURBISHED AND LOOKS GREAT! THE SNOOKER TABLES HAVE BEEN RECOVERED AND LED LIGHTS INSTALLED OVER THE TABLES. IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN SNOOKER AND WANT TO PLAY ON THE BEST TABLES IN TOWN, WHY NOT COME & HAVE A LOOK? WE ALSO HAVE A POOL TABLE AND A SIX RINK BOWLS GREEN.

PLANNING A WEDDING OR PARTY? Come and look at our Function Room and Lounge. Competitive hire charges with a large, comfortable room. If you need catering, we can supply all your needs – anything from a buffet to a banquet at affordable prices. Contact us for more details.

APRIL EVENTS Saturday 6th April

ABBA BABES TRIBUTE: £8 A FEW TICKETS LEFT!

Friday 19th April

GOOD FRIDAY FAMILY DISCO: All welcome! Free entry for children, £3 per adult plus an Easter egg for every child!

Sunday 21st April

EASTER SUNDAY CARVERY: Traditional carvery with choice of desserts, cheese & biscuits and tea/coffee. Only £15pp.

Saturday 27th April

ONLY FOOLS & HORSES NIGHT: Celebrate St George’s Weekend! Fun and games followed by The Rockney Rebels (Chas & Dave act). Only £8pp. Dress for the occasion (optional) – Lubbly Jubbly!

Sunday 28th April

ST GEORGE’S FAYRE DAY: Pop in to the Club for a drink on your way back from the Fayre!

The best Club in town just gets better and better!

NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME

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Susan’s Soft Furnishings Made to Measure

Hand sewn, curtains, roman blinds and accessories • Alterations Happy to use customers own material 20 years experience COVERING MARCH AND THE SURROUNDING AREA

Call Susan 07545 630333 email. bettysuboo18@yahoo.com ELECTRICIANS

A.M Fisher Electrical Contractor March (Est 1972)

installers of

WINDOWS | DOORS | CONSERVATORIES

• Felling, shaping and pruning • 24hr emergency service • Stump grinding and removal • All waste removed • Fully insured CALL TODAY FOR A FREE QUOTATION

T: 01354 655200 dan@aogwindows.co.uk www.aogwindows.co.uk

E:

T: 01945 450082 M: 07711 897089

www.bowlestreeandgardenservices.co.uk

174 Station Road, March, Cambs PE15 8NG

Folleys Drove, Guyhirn, Wisbech

VEHICLE REPAIRS

SEWING SERVICES

Carol’s Sewing Services

N.V.R

✓ Domestic & Commercial installations

Including Wedding Dresses and Bridesmaids Dresses etc.

✓ Inspections & testing carried out 01354 740206 | 07770 931667 alwynfisher@btconnect.com POND MAINTENANCE

Pete’s

Ponds

ALL TYPES OF POND MAINTENANCE CARRIED OUT 2 Queensway, Pointon Sleaford, Lincs NG34 0NE Tel: 07393 367410 Email: peteburlton@live.com  Search Pete’s Pond Clearances

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Nigel’s Vehicle Repairs of March

ELECTRICIANS

CAR RESTORATION RESPRAYS & ACCIDENT REPAIRS MOT PREPARATION, BRAKES ETC WELDING • CAR SALES

TELEPHONE 07907 683866 Gaul Farm, Gaul Road PE15 0YY SECOND HAND GOODS

FURNITURE SHOP 45 HIGH STREET, MARCH PE15 9JJ Donations of furniture and household goods, in good condition, urgently required. We can arrange for our van to collect your items. Please telephone 01354 653857

ELECTRICAL SERVICES Part P Domestic electrician Consumer unit replacement Electrical Installation Condition Reports Testing, inspections, and fault finding. New circuits Immersion heaters. Storage heater repairs All work is fully guaranteed, for a fast and reliable service

Telephone

01354 461297 Or call mobile 07768 622 969

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ELECTRICIANS

SPECIALIST CLEANING SERVICES

HYPNOTHERAPY

Safety and Service, Always our Priority › Residential › Commercial › Industrial › Electrical services

Get a Free Quote Today!

01775 750705 07940 116219 www.empowerelectrical.co.uk

Soft Washing Roof Cleaning Driveway Cleaning Patio Cleaning Gutter Cleaning Chimney Sweeping

Tel: 01354538010

NICEIC registered

www.mrcleverclean.com

LOCKSMITH

TREE SURGERY

Martin Coulson

ALL TYPES OF GARDEN MAINTENANCE UNDERTAKEN

Ibal qualified locksmith

POINTING SERVICES

PINE TREE CARE & LANDSCAPES LTD

Tree Felling, Pruning, Shaping & Crowning Hedges Pruned & Shaped Overgrown Gardens Cleared Waste Removed Fencing/Patios/Turfing/Power Washing All work fully guaranteed No deposits required • OAP discounts

CALL STEVE TODAY 01945 898314/07780 929409 pinetreecare1@gmail.com

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First Pick Locks Telephone: 07471 900474 Facebook: Martin Coulson Email: moose.coulson@hotmail.co.uk

• 14 DAY COOLING OFF PERIOD • ALL WORK FULLY GUARANTEED

NO1 POWERWASHING CLEANING • Sealing & Re Sanding of Block Paving • No more Moss - No More Weeds We use a Smart Seal Superior Surface Protection for all your Block Paving • Sealing of Tarmac Drives with Master Seal Black & Red Driveways, Car Parks, Offices and Shop Fronts • Powder coat concrete drives & pattern concrete • Cleaning & Sealing of Indian Sand Stone FREE • Deck cleaned & restored ESTIMATE (Painted, Stained or Varnished) & ADVICE • Cleaning of Upvc Fascias, Soffits & Guttering • Dips removed from Driveways (Back to New)

Peterborough: 01733 590129 Mobile: 07767 800153 www.nomoremossnomoreweeds.com Email: nomoremossnomoreweeds@outlook.com

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Dietitian appointments available for: • Type 2 Diabetes • Digestive problems, including IBS • High cholestorol level • High blood pressure • Obesity • Other medical conditions – please call to discuss Telephone: 07519 031503 2 Station Approach, March, Cambs PE15 8LE Email: info@thehealthywaynutrition.co.uk www.thehealthywaynutrition.co.uk Facebook: TheHealthyWay2018

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CARAVANS BOUGHT FOR CASH

V&G CARAVANS A Family-Run Business with 22 Years’ Experience

YOUR ONE-STOP CARAVAN SHOP Does your caravan need a little TLC? REPAiR Our onsite workshop offers a fully comprehensive repair service for your caravan or motorhome.

ACCESSORiES We’ve got everything for your camping needs in our friendly, onsite shop.

SERViCiNg From a minor service to a full comprehensive check, our experienced engineers will give you peace of mind for your journeys ahead.

SPARES Looking for a spare part? Why not get in touch? With our contacts in the industry, we may be able to order spares in for you.

iNSURANCE We are a fully, insuranceapproved repair centre for all major UK insurers and manufacturers.

SAlES Looking to buy? We have a range of used caravans that may suit your requirements.

01733 350580 info@vandgcaravans.co.uk www.vandgcaravans.co.uk 107 Benwick Road - Whittlesey - Peterborough - PE7 2HD 68 D I S C O V E R I N G March

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CARS • VANS • LUTONS MINI BUSES (7 to 17 seats with seatbelts)

7.5 TONNE WITH TAIL LIFT Daily, Weekly & Monthly Rates Contract Hire • Continental Hire RAC Cover • Collection & Delivery Competitive prices include:

Unlimited Mileage, VAT & Insurance Waiver

T: (01945) 582458 or 465059

We are a membership organisation and as a member of FACT the following services are available:

5 R S £1YEA OUP A GR R FO

For all your self-drive hire requirements

A IN Y £1 D EA 0 IV R ID FO UA R LS

Your Community Transport

DIAL-A-RIDE This is a pre-bookable scheduled service operating throughout Cambridgeshire currently five days a week, providing a door-to-door service for individual people unable to utilise public transport services. Users with a valid Cambridgeshire County Council bus pass travel free. DIAL-A-CAR This is a pre-bookable service which can be used by any individuals who have no access to transport services. This service can be used for you to visit friends/relatives, appointments, holidays etc. GROUP HIRE Our mixed fleet of fully accessible minibuses are available by any not for profit body whose activities are concerned with social welfare, recreation, cultural or similar purposes. You can also register as a member using our website: www.fact-cambs.co.uk Please quote reference: DM001

info@easternrentavan.com www.easternrentavan.com

LYNN ROAD, WISBECH, CAMBS PE14 7AL

Call us on 01354 661234 or call in: 5 Martin Avenue, March PE15 0AY

 Servicing  MOT s  Repairs  Tyres  Air Con  Recovery thegaragemarch.co.uk

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FISHERS OF MARCH

T 01354 651777 M 07872 563373

2 WHITTLESEY ROAD, MARCH PE15 0ER Opposite Meadowlands Retail Park, on the roundabout

Part Worn Tyres FROM £20 ‘A’ Grade • 5mm plus • Pressure Tested

New Tyres FROM £30 Premium brands available

FREE Fitting, Wheel Balancing and Old Tyre Disposal on both Part Worn and New Tyres

WE PROMISE TO BEAT ANY GENUINE LIKE-FOR-LIKE QUOTATION!

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The Polo with £2,000 towards your finance deposit.

Solutions Personal Contract Plan* representative example subject to 48 month, 10,000 mile per annum agreement for the Polo SE 1.0 EVO 80PS 5-door with Energetic Orange paint. Duration

4 years

Retail cash price

£16,260.00

Deposit contribution

£2,000.00

Customer deposit

£2,748.78

47 monthly payments

£155.00

From £155 a month on Solutions PCP.*

Total amount payable

£15,930.68

Optional final payment

£5,886.90

Car-Net ‘App Connect’

Option to purchase fee payable £10.00 with final payment

Leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel Multi-function Colour ‘Plus’ display

Total amount of credit

£11,511.22

Excess mileage (per mile)

4.8p

Rate of interest

4.84% fixed

Representative APR

4.9% APR

Electric windows front and rear

Utterly irresistible offers from

Robinsons Volkswagen (Peterborough) Storeys Bar Road, Eastern Industry, Peterborough, PE1 5YS Telephone: 01733 459061 www.robinsonsvolkswagen.co.uk

Find us on:

/VolkswagenRobinsons

@Robinsons_VW

Robinsons Volkswagen is a broker and not a lender and can introduce you to a limited number of lenders, who may pay us for introducing you to them. *At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Excludes GTI and GTI+. Offer available until March 31st, 2019. Indemnities may be required. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication. Freepost Volkswagen Financial Services. Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. There is a new test used for fuel consumption and CO2 figures (known as WLTP). The CO2 figures shown however, are based on a calculation designed to be equivalent to the outgoing (NEDC) test cycle and will be used to calculate vehicle tax on first registration. For more information, please see www.volkswagen.co.uk/owners/wltp or consult your retailer. Data correct at 03/2019. Figures quoted are for a range of configurations and are subject to change due to ongoing approvals/changes. Please consult your retailer for further information. Official fuel consumption figures for the Polo model range in mpg (litres/100km): Combined 44.8 (6.3) – 57.6 (4.9). Combined CO2 emissions 97 – 110 g/km.

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maxeygrounds.co.uk

March Residential 01354 652502

For five generations we have been helping clients buy, sell, let and manage property and land in this area. Whether it be your home, farm, factory or development site, talk to the Agents with local knowledge and professional expertise, who are an established part of your community.

Looking forward to the next 200!

March Professional 01354 602030

Wisbech 01945 583123

Right up your street for over 200 years

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