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Welcome to Your June Issue. When I was young, I was always quite a sporty person. I enjoyed playing all types of sport; football, cricket, rugby, athletics, tennis, you name it I liked playing it. As I got a bit older, I started to take up running. Every other day I would do six miles. I really enjoyed it. Stomping along on my own in my own world. Then something terrible happened. I got bored. Bored with the routine of running and annoyed with the fact that after peaking at around 40 minutes for the six miles I was never going to get any faster. It was then that the new Andy took over. It was actually really enjoyable to put my feet up or go out with my mates to have a drink (and fag) instead of pounding the streets. Now that has also changed... I just love walking, with or without the family dog. And as for football, cricket, rugby, athletics and tennis? Well you can usually watch it on the TV...

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The great British weather has been showing its true colours in recent weeks. One minute sunshine, the next rain. The unpredictability is... well predictable! With the changing weather comes the changing clothes. What to wear? To go out in summer attire or cover up just in case that blue sky suddenly changes to a mass of dark rainclouds? Yes, you can never take the British weather for granted, but isn’t it just nice to have more daylight hours, when come rain or shine the days seem longer with more opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy life outdoors. This month is also the time to pay tribute to the man in your life – your father. Yes, June 16th is Father’s Day, a day when sons and daughters of all ages pay tribute to their Dad. Of course, that comes with the problem of what to buy your Dad, but just remember if you can’t afford a present... just tell them you love them…

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Inside Highlights 7 ............... Father's Day Competition 8 ............... March Podiatry 10 ...............Be Fabulous 14-15 ...... Community Matters 18 ............. Travel Guide with Ellie Cuthbert 20 ............ Recipe: Prosecco Spritzer 24 ..............Jayne Whytock 26 ............ Fraser Dawbarns 27...............SJW Home Packing Services 28 ............ March Museum with Peter Wright 29................Morris Softeners Ltd 34 ............ Consumer Advice 35-36 .... The GoodLife Lodge Company 40 ........... Steve Barclay MP 48 ........... AA Whittlesey Computers 50 ............ This Month at The Movies 52-53 .... What's On in June 54 ............ Club Guide 56 ............ History with Trevor Bevis 57 ............ Gault Wood 58 ............ Holly-Jean Writes... 60 ............ Puzzle Page 61 ............. Curtin & Co – Message to Residents 66-67 .... Business Directory With thanks to:

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As a professional make-up artist, I work almost exclusively with brides. In many conversations with young women planning their day, I often hear an obvious lack of knowledge about what they should be expecting from their bridal make-up artist and who find themselves a little lost when looking through the high number of make-up artists out there. 1) To secure your wedding date you should be expected to pay a deposit and to have some sort of contract between you and the artist. For me personally, your wedding date will only be secure with you returning the bridal booking form, filled in with the relevant information, the contract signed and the required deposit. Most bridal makeup artists will require 25-50 percent of the total package of services. A well-written contract will list the services being provided to each member of your bridal party with a schedule of appointment times. There should also be provisions made for unusual or unforeseen events like cancellation of the contract or illness on the wedding day. This gives you legal recourse to recover your funds if the artist does not provide the services as agreed. Be wary of any artist who does not provide a contract or does not want a deposit. There once was a time when all business could be done on a handshake, but for something this important, do you really want to risk it? 2) Make sure this artist is known for doing bridal make-up. Just as in any profession, make-up artists can ‘specialise’ in any number of areas. Those who work with brides exclusively will understand their needs better than an artist who just offers make-up for a night out. In addition to providing beautiful makeup in the style requested, a bridal artist should be

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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

Neale-Wade Association secretary John Phythian said: “Today, that plaque hangs in the Hewitt Hall at the Neale-Wade Academy and displays the names of former pupils and staff who died during the Great War. Alongside the WWI plaque is a further plaque dedicated to those who lost their lives in the WWII and one honouring Corporal Lee Scott, an ex-Neale-Wade pupil and a member of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, who was killed in Afghanistan on July 10th, 2009.”

CENTENARY CRICKET MATCH A cricket match is being held in March this month to mark one held one hundred years ago to raise funds to purchase a memorial in memory of school pupils and staff who died in World War One. This month’s match between a team from March and the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) will take place at March Town Cricket Club on June 28th, 2019.

He added: “This is the first time I believe that the MCC have played in March so it is an historic occasion for the cricket club too who will be providing the nucleus of the side.” He said ex-pupils of the Neale-Wade and March Grammar School, teachers, friends and others are all welcome to come along and be part of this historic day which will end with a buffet. For further information email info@nealewade.org or visit website www.nealewade.org

In July 1919 a match was organised between the ‘March Grammar School Old Boys’ and the masters and boys of the school to raise funds; an event which marked the beginning of March Grammar School Old Boys Association, now known as the Neale-Wade Association. The Cambridgeshire Times reported on July 4th, 1919: ‘An interesting cricket match has been arranged to take place on Tuesday next at 11 o’clock on the Grammar School field between teams representing the newly formed Grammar School Old Boys Association (Captained by W Nurse) and masters and boys of the School. A collection will be taken during the interval, the proceeds of which will be devoted to the proposed Old Boys’ war memorial.’ According to the match report, during the first innings the Old Boys’ team batted first and were all out for 28. The school then went in and made a total of 16 against very severe bowling by W. Johnson. In the second innings the Old Boys scored 87, 30 runs of which were contributed by E.H. Gee. The school made 52 in their second innings. A very friendly spirit was noticeable all through the game. 14

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CHARITY RACE NIGHT FACT is holding a charity race night at March Braza Club on Saturday, June 8th. The event, which is being held to help raise funds to provide community transport services, kicks off at 7pm. Places are limited to 80 people, so you are advised to book early to join in the fun. Tickets are priced £5 and can be purchased by ringing (01354) 661234 or by emailing amy@cotransport.org Free transport will be provided for members who are urged to book their seat when purchasing tickets. JUNE 2019


FOREST SCHOOL IS TREE-MENDOUS… Pupils at a March school are enjoying spending time outside the classroom in a special woodland environment. Burrow Wood Forest School enables the five to 11-year-olds to experience outdoor learning opportunities where they can learn through self-directed play and exploration. The Forest School at Burrowmoor School enables Year 1-5 pupils to take part in six outdoor sessions where they have the chance to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and themselves while being supervised by qualified school staff. Forest School leader Amanda Lakey said: “Forest School gives the children the opportunity to decide what they want to do and take part in a number of activities such as building dens, learning about nature and the environment, tree climbing, using a rope bridge, playing games and learning bush craft skills. “Children nowadays don’t always have the opportunity to play outside and this really builds up their independence, resilience and confidence. We try to encourage them to work together so that they can develop their communication skills and empathise with each other in a safe environment.” She added that the sessions help build the pupils' learning power, resilience, perseverance, reflectiveness and resourcefulness. Forest School has been open for the past eighteen months and has proven popular with both pupils and parents. Comments include: “I love Forest School. I think it helps with my behaviour. I love what we do”; “I really liked everything. I’d never been to Forest School. I liked having the opportunity to find out what it’s like, I’d never climbed before”; “My daughter is happier and more confident from coming to Forest School”; and “My son looks forward to it every week, he loved playing in the mud with his friends.” Pictured: Forest School leader Amanda Lakey and the pupils

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WEDDING DRESS CHARITY BALL Local couple Joanne Anderson-Wenn and Paul Wenn are staging a charity fund-raising event in March next month. It is being held before they embark on a trip to the Andes Mountains of Peru to mark their first wedding anniversary and to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. They decided to take on this challenge following Paul’s nan, Dolly's battle with dementia, (from which she recently passed away), and Joanne's Papa Anderson’s diagnosis a couple of years ago. Through donations and events, including a race night, the couple have so far raised approximately 60 percent of the £7000 minimum costs required with the next major event of their campaign being a ‘Wedding Dress Charity Ball’ on Saturday, July 27th at the GER Club at Robingoodfellow’s Lane, March where people will be encouraged to wear wedding related dress. Joanne and Paul are grateful for all raffle prizes received so far, but are still open to further donations and can be contacted to buy ball tickets or make any other enquiries on 07742 858094, or at Joanneanderson215@gmail.com Full details of the challenge can be found at: www.alzheimers.org.uk/sites/default/files/2018-05/ Machu%20Picchu%20Trek%20Itinerary.pdf The sponsorship links are: www.justgiving. com/PaulWenn and www.justgiving.com/ JoanneAnderson-Wenn

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Experience the Excitement of Florida Step into paradise and make unforgettable memories on a Florida holiday: Florida is everything for everyone. Some go to Florida for a beachside getaway of swimming, surfing and sunsets. Some go for birding and wildlife spotting among the natural springs. And others simply go to lose themselves in the magic of Walt Disney World. From swimming with the manatees, to experiencing a rocket launch and taking a helicopter tour over Miami’s glittering skyline, Florida is never short of options. Holiday Magic at Walt Disney World Resort: With six Disney Parks, two night-time entertainment districts, over twenty Disney Resort Hotels and countless opportunities for dining, shopping and relaxation, it’s easy to see why Walt Disney World Resort is the holiday of so many people’s dreams. Free ‘Disney Dining and Drinks’ on selected 2020 holidays is now on sale.

Star Wars – Galaxy’s Edge: Set to open in August 2019, this addition will be the largest land at Disney World, providing a fully immersive experience. Explore the planet Batuu, interact with its residents, try the local beverages and build your own lightsaber. Take control of the fastest ship in the galaxy on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, and immerse yourself in an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Disney Cruise: For the ultimate Disney experience, combine your stay at Walt Disney World with a Disney Cruise. With decks of sun-drenched Disney magic, Disney Cruise Line brings enchanting entertainment and spectacular itineraries, as well as unrivalled relaxation with its own private island. From musicals, deck parties and

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• Pour the watermelon juice into your ice cube tray, about 2/3 of the way. • Sprinkle in the sliced strawberries. • Carefully place the filled trays into the freezer and allow to freeze completely.

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owadays many people go far and wide for holidays and days out, but I can remember when my children were young, one of the highpoints of the summer was the outings organised and funded by the Wimblington Sports Committee. This was free to all children from the village and Stonea and, each year, it went to a different place. The children would take a picnic and wait in excited anticipation at the village hall for the coaches to arrive. Some parents went to help supervise them and what a job that was! Lunch boxes were packed with sandwiches and lots of goodies, and even if the weather was nice it was always advisable to pack that rain jacket, after all this is England. Thorpe Park, Kilverstone, and Wicksteed Park were firm favourites. A coach load of excitable children and adults would set off for the journey and many children would be asking ‘Are we there yet?’ before we had even got out of the village! Once we arrived at the destination the children would be clamouring to be the first off the coach all desperate to start exploring. Each adult would be in charge of a small group, which was no easy task as the children would sprint off in different directions and you needed eyes in the

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back of your head to keep them all in sight. The morning would be spent going on the rides, seeing animals and generally having fun. Then lunchtime, everyone gathered to eat what was left of the food (most of it having been consumed on the coach beforehand). Naturally by this time most of the adults were flagging but after a well-earned cup of tea or coffee it was back to the fun. Often if the venue had the space, a game of football etc. would be organised with the grown-ups as referees and the occasional physio when a scraped bleeding knee occurred. Plasters were administered along with a tissue to wipe the tears and dirt away. All too soon it would be time to board the coach and head back home. Most of the children (and a few of the adults) would be asleep way before we reached the village. Mums and Dads would be waiting at the hall to welcome back their children who would get a new lease of life as they chatted about all they had done. For most it would be an early bedtime and they would fall asleep looking happy after a wonderful day out with their friends. The fact that it was all provided free was a wonderful thing as no child ever missed out through lack of funds. Another example of what a community can do for the children.

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Why Do I Need To Make A Will? BY JAMES DAVIES, SOLICITOR

The amount of people who do not have a will is increasing. In 2018 it was reported that 60 percent of UK adults had not yet made one, however it is one of the most important documents you can make. Without a will you can’t ensure that you pass your assets on to the people you most want to benefit after you die. If you die intestate (without a will), there are statutory rules that govern what will happen to your assets. If your estate is subject to intestacy rules, your assets will very likely not be divided in the way you would have chosen. You may not have made a will because you have heard that your estate automatically passes to your spouse or civil partner, but this is not necessarily the case. If you leave behind a spouse and children, your spouse will receive the first £250,000 from your estate, your personal possessions and half of your remaining assets. The remaining half will be divided between your children. Children would include your biological and adopted children, but not step-children. This can create problems if your main asset is a property worth more than £250,000 and someone lives in it or if you want to include step-children. If your estate is valued below £250,000, it will pass to your spouse in its entirety. This can also cause problems if you have been married before and have children from a previous marriage. The children from your previous marriage may not inherit anything if your new spouse dies without making a will or leaves their estate to other beneficiaries and excludes the children from your first marriage. The law does not recognise a common law husband or wife, so it is especially important to

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March Festival Week 1958: Part 2

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

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he March Festival Week was held from September 13th to 20th, 1958. It was an idea by the March Chamber of Commerce and its chairman Mr H L Porter to promote shopping in the town. It was supported by the local council and the Cambs Times newspaper. Probably the most popular display during the week was provided by British Railways in the Station goods yard. On the Tuesday, Mr W A G Suddaby opened the two-day exhibition of steam engines, ancient and modern, alongside the newly built diesel engines and diesel rolling stock. A modern passenger carriage was damaged during its journey to March and could not be displayed. The most popular exhibit was a 68-year-old steam engine (62785) unofficially christened ‘Old Faithful’, now an exhibit at the National Railway Museum in York. Other prominent displays were provided by the local railwayman's club who had a hobby and handicraft exhibition. A powerful model steam engine built by local railwayman, Roy Green, had been on display in the Cambs Times office window. It was used to haul passengers up and down an 80-yard three-inch gauge track. On Friday, in the handcrafts’ exhibition in the Conservative Hall, another model railway exhibit that delighted younger children was provided by the local Rotary Club. Its guest was Rev. W V Awdry, of Emneth, author of the 'Thomas the Tank Engine' books. He set up his own model layout which demonstrated the engines from his fictional railway. The new gas showrooms in Marcam House, Station Road had their jovial and popular new representative, Mr. Therm available. They staged cookery displays, culminating in a cookery competition. In Green Street, two identical new show bungalows were fitted out with either gas or electrical cooking equipment. New wrought iron gates were displayed by G. O. Leeson. Interior

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furnishings were provided by George Brewin of High Street and crockery and earthenware by Crowson's of Bridge House. Both bungalows were available for inspection all week and estate agents J S Collingwood talked to potential buyers. At 8pm on the final Saturday there was a prize giving for the week’s competition winners including Maison Veal, a ladies’ outfitters in Broad Street, which was judged to have the best window display. This was followed by the official closing ceremony and Cambridgeshire Regiment band beating retreat and dances at the Hereward School and on the Market Place. Following a road safety treasure hunt and motor rally on the Sunday afternoon the final event was community hymn singing at the Centenary Baptist Church in the evening. Pictured: E4 locomotive 62785 was built in 1895 and remained in service until December 1959

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OFFICIAL OPENING OF ROWAN LODGE AT NORTH CAMBS HOSPITAL – By Steve Barclay MP

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The new facilities are great and part of a wider transformation of the hospital site. It provides vastly improved clinical areas and privacy for patients, and a welcoming environment with feature walls and murals.

outpatient accommodation and main entrance, waiting area and cafeteria open in 2020. Both as a Health Minister and as a local MP I have continually worked to deliver more health services locally, and it is great to see the progress being made and the positive impact this is having for staff and patients. 

The feedback from staff and patients has been really positive, with one patient commenting how much it helps with their recovery to access the new facilities. The new Community Midwifery Hub is providing antenatal and postnatal care in one area, saving the need to go upstairs as was the case in the previous location. This is only the first phase of redevelopment with future work including the community dental services which move in later this year, and the new

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Most computers released after 2016 will have one and it looks like a USB type C port but will have a little lightning bolt next to the port (see photo). If your computer has this you can continue on with the steps, if not then you are unable to complete this upgrade and can only use your computer for minor gaming. You then have to install a GPU (graphics card) in your eGPU and the end result is massively improved quality of the game you are playing (depending on the graphics card you put in it). However, if the computer you are pairing it with doesn’t have the power to back it you may end up with slightly lower results than you were expecting. If you are thinking of doing this to your computer first make sure that the computer has an Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 CPU or higher. So, having decided to proceed your next steps are to decide on the model of eGPU and GPU. You can buy bundles but, in most cases, you can get them both separately a lot cheaper. For an entry level eGPU I think you should be looking for the Sapphire-GearBox at £200 (at the time of writing). This will be your enclosure for the graphics card. I recommend the NVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6Gb, for £180 (again, price is at the time of writing). At £380 this is a brilliant way to get into gaming without a massive amount of money that you need to lay out. The GTX 1060 6Gb processing unit in this specification would be more than capable to run most games at 1920x1080 with high details and a high FPS.

From there if you would like to upgrade the GPU you can just change the card to something like a GeForce GTX 1070 and higher, but for gaming on the laptop I wouldn’t recommend you start with anything higher than a 1060 6Gb as you may find out that ‘bottlenecking’ happens (which is when one part of the computer runs faster than another part so the system then has to run at the slower speed) when you try to run the game or program you want to run. In conclusion, if you want to get into gaming but the games you want to play have a higher specification than the computer you are running them on, get an eGPU otherwise look at getting a gaming laptop or better yet a gaming desktop. Hope this is helpful to some of our readers. Happy computing... Deborah, Len and Oliver

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This Month at the Movies... Join us on June 5th for the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic Dark Phoenix. The culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies makes this the most intense and emotionally charged one yet as Jean unleashes powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. As she spirals out of control, the family of mutants that we’ve come to know, and love, must face their most devastating enemy yet – one of their own. Community matters to us, so come along to our dementia-friendly screening of Rocketman on June 10th. This epic biographical musical drama tells the uncensored story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years, his struggles with depression, substance abuse and acceptance of his sexual orientation. Dementia-friendly screenings are made that much more special by providing you with free refreshments supplied to us by Iceland Foods and live interval entertainment with Sally Rose and Paul Hayward of vocal duo Back Two. Tickets are £5 and all carers go in for free with no need for a CEA card. Following high demand, we have also added an encore of Take That: Greatest Hits Live. Showing on Sunday, June 9th, you’ll have front row seats as Gary, Mark and Howard perform their biggest hits from the last three decades (singing along strongly encouraged!). Tickets now on sale. Science fiction action comedy Men in Black International lands on June 14th with a new adventure. The MIB have always protected the

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June 2019 1st & 2nd Model Railway Show from 9.30am-4pm, at the Nene Valley Railway and March & District Model Railway Club. Layouts, trade stands, heritage train service, freight and shunting demonstrations, brake van rides. Event prices: Day-rover ticket all day travel including entry to all model railway exhibits. Adults £20, senior £16, children three-16 £10, Under three free, family £50. Wansford Platform including entry to all model railway exhibits only. Adults £5, children £3, family (two adults and up to three children) £15. Brake van rides – local supplement, pay on the day. For more information please contact adminassistant@nvr.org.uk 01780 784444.

a well-known selection of 'Music from the Movies', under the baton of Ceri Griffin, head of music, Neale-Wade Academy, March.

2nd Quiz raising funds for the Alzheimer's Society. 2.30pm registration for a 3pm start at March USC, New Road, March. Contact Jo on 0774 2858094 or JoanneAnderson215@gmail.com for further information on any of the above and donations of raffle prizes welcome.

15th Table-top Sale at the Trinity Church, March. From 9am-1pm. Hot snacks, cakes, and drinks are also available. All welcome. Tables £5, ring 01354 655050.

3rd Now4Knitting Group at March Library from 2pm-4pm. For more information, please contact the library. 4th ‘Mad March Readers’ Reading Group at March Library from 2pm-4pm. For more information, please contact the library. 5th National Volunteer Week Get Together at March Library. From 2pm-4pm. For more information, please contact the library. 6th Pyjamarama Event at March Library from 5pm-6pm. For more information, please contact the library. 7th & 8th Secret Gin Festival from 7.30pm at The Secret Garden, Mile Tree Lane PE13 4TR. Tickets £12.50. We have added a Saturday afternoon session. Live music, a ridiculous amount of craft gin, plus some of our favourite distillers will be in attendance! Camping pitches available on site, contact the Secret Garden directly for this at www.thesecretgardentouringpark.co.uk For more info email Stacey: 2boozybirds@gmail.com or call 0791 9116991. 8th Christian Smith live at The Sportsman Chatteris - Revival album launch. £5 entry. From 7pm. 8th FACT charity race night, March Braza Club, 7pm. For tickets, priced £5, ring (01354) 661234 or email amy@cotransport.org  8th & 9th Marmalade Cake at Peckover House. Come and experience the frantic activity in the kitchen while the servants prepare for a birthday tea party for Alexandria, aged 10, and engage in a bit of gossip. See prices on our website www. nationaltrust.org.uk/peckover-house-and-garden 9th Pennyless at the March Summer Festival, West End Park, March, on stage at 2.45pm-3.30pm. Visit marchsummerfestival.co.uk for more information. 9th The Fenland Music Centre Association are proud to announce, that its Community Orchestra has been invited to play at the annual 'Party in the Park'. March at 1pm. The FMCA Community Orchestra will feature local musicians of all ages and abilities and will be performing

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15th Midsummer Festival, Craft & Gift Fair from 10am-4pm. Join us in celebrating the joys of summer at Friday Bridge's Tower Hall. Just in time for Father's Day, this is the perfect opportunity to pick up the perfect present for Dad. For more information please contact Victoria Bunting -alromacosmetics@gmail.com 15th Family Lego Club at March Library from 10.30am12pm. For more information, please contact the library.

16th Father's Day Jazz in the Garden at Elgoods Brewery, Wisbech from 11am-4pm. Entry is £10. For more information please contact the Brewery - 01945 583160 info@elgoods-brewery.co.uk 17th Now4Knitting Group at March Library from 2pm-4pm. For more information, please contact the library. 20th Alzheimer's Society Drop-in at March Library from 11am12pm. For more information, please contact the library. 21st Charity Bingo raising funds for the Alzheimer's Society. Doors open 7pm, eyes down 8pm at March USC, New Road, March. Contact Jo on 0774 2858094 or JoanneAnderson215@gmail.com for further information on any of the above and donations of raffle prizes welcome. 22nd Secret Garden Food & Craft Fair from 10am. Free parking and free entry! We will have a wide range of food and craft stalls and Fizz on the Fens will be there again this year along with Mile Tree Brewery, Fenland Spirits, Watergull Orchards, and Bramblebee Farm. Great local food and crafts showcased at The Secret Garden Touring Park, BBQ, curry, gin, ale and llamas! For more information, please contact the Secret Garden - 01945 585044. thesecretgardentouringpark@btconnect.com 25th Family Games and Lego Club at March Library from 11am-12pm. For more information, please contact the library. 27th-29th Exhibition of quilting, embroidery, and lace at the Trinity Church, March. Open 10am to 4pm each day, with refreshments available throughout and demonstrations at times to be advertised. 28th Gorefield Primary School is hosting a clairvoyant night with Barbara Price at Gorefield Community Hall, Wolf Lane. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Bar and raffle available. Tickets are £7 and can be bought on the door or call Joanne Clarke on 07840 367841 for advance tickets. 28th March v MCC cricket match, March Town Cricket Club. This year is the 100th re-union of the Neale-Wade Association, previously known as March Grammar School Former Students Association, and the match is being held to mark a match held in 1919 to raise funds to purchase a

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June 2019 memorial in memory of pupils who died in World War One. Tickets available for buffet by emailing info@nealewade.org 29th Friends of the Library coffee mornings at March Library from 10.30am-12pm. For more information, please contact the library. 29th Fenland Music Centre Association's Rotary Summer Concert at St Peter's Church, High Street, March. Music ranging from classical to modern, with a special 'Night at The Movies' theme as the main event. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Adults £7, concessions £5, accompanied children go free. Refreshments and a raffle will be available during the break. For more details visit www.fenlandmusiccentre.org.uk 29th & 30th Chatteris Midsummer Festival at Furrowfields. 10.30am until late. Parade, live music, food stalls, dog show, horse show - huge activities going on over the course of the weekend.

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 Intrigue Circle of Light presents an evening of clairvoyance every Monday (excluding bank holidays) at The Braza Club, Elm Road 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 Ukulele 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 from 7.30pm at The Rookswood, West End, March. March Camera Club meets in the Pathfinder Suite at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel, from 7.30pm. Its website is: marchcameraclub.org.uk The club also has a Facebook account for up-to-date news. March Duplicate Bridge Club meets at the Braza Club 1.15am for a 1.30pm start. Contact George Jupp on 01354 652586. 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 Hereward Ukelele Group meets at the Braza Club on the first and third Saturday of each month, starting at 10.30am. We would welcome ukulele players of all abilities and have a couple of spare ukuleles for anyone who would like to give it a try. 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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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 54

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

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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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Printing In The Past – by Trevor Bevis

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he Illustration shows the former offices used by a firm of newspaper printers in High Street, March.

The Beeches originated as a home for George Sharman who built the printing factory at the rear of the house alongside St Peter’s Church. Yours truly was an apprentice there. George Sharman was a railway crossing keeper before setting up office in the Market Place. He purchased land between High Street and Elwyn Road; George had an orchard there and as I recall the apples were very tasty! Newspapers printed on the site were The Cambridgeshire Times, Soham Gazette, Littleport Advertiser, Ely Standard, Whittlesey Reporter and Wisbech Standard. These covered numerous villages in the Fens and Lynn Marshland.

Horace King, Ted Elsden, Tom Furness, the odd job man, George Wilkinson, Bob Helstrip and Bert Ward – about 20 staff in all. They were great times and real skill prevailed – no computers! I trained as a linotype operator and achieved 22 inches of type in 45 minutes, a national record to this day. Linotypes are not used nowadays. When the double-unit press was used vibrations were felt in St Peter’s Church next door. All provincial papers were published on Fridays. I set up St Peter’s Church monthly magazine. Sometimes the Reverend Breed sat beside me dictating church news as I set it. On one occasion he told me that he conducted the funeral of a March lady who was passionately fond of cats. The mourners gathered around the grave at Eastwood Cemetery were joined by a cat. It looked into the grave and meowed loudly! It makes you think!

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Gault Wood Recent news reports have told us that the UK needs to plant over three billion trees to help combat climate change. Twenty-five years ago, more than 200 people in March planted in excess of 1000 trees. The result is Gault Wood and over the next few months, a number of activities are happening to celebrate that achievement. Do you like taking photos? A photographic competition to reflect Gault Wood is now underway. Winning photos will be made into a 2020 calendar (think Countryfile). We are looking for entries in three categories; 5-10-year-olds, 11-18-year-olds, and adults. There will be three prizes in each category. All photos must be taken in Gault Wood – birds, plants, insects, landscape, people etc. Send your entries by June 30th, 2019 to Gaultwood@gmail.com with your name, age, contact details and title of your photo. We’ll be heading to Gault Wood on Saturday,

KEEP THE DATE: September 8th for a full day of activities to celebrate Gault Wood – from wheat field to wood, a major asset for the Fens. Gault Wood is located on Grange Road, March – just beyond the Golf Club.

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DON’T WORRY my driving scares me too!

By Holly-Jean

New Driver Alert! If you see a black Seat Ibiza driving around March with a little blonde in the front crying, just ignore me – this happens a lot. I passed my test back in February and I thought I would share with you some of my driving anecdotes!

Driving tests – they are absolutely terrifying! The first test I took was in Peterborough. Driving in Peterborough for me was horrific. Why is it so busy? Why am I always sandwiched in the middle lane between big lorries? WHERE ARE ALL OF THESE BIKES COMING FROM? After failing massively on my first test (driving on the wrong side of the road and straight through a four-way junction will do that), I decided to try and take my test in Ipswich. Why Ipswich, you may wonder? Well, my instructor told me that it's the easiest place to drive and that barely anyone fails in Ipswich. Moving on swiftly, my third test was in King’s Lynn and I passed! Hooray! Since passing, I have learned a lot. Keeping your tyres pumped up is a big thing, apparently. And, driving when you know they're flat (or punctured) is a big no. I learned this last month, but it's fine – every day's a school day!  Driving on dual carriageways doesn't have to be scary. If you drive safely and keep calm, you will be fine. If you can't let someone into merge, don't panic. And I can't stress this enough – don't cry. 58

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If you cry, like me, you will have a middle-aged gentleman laugh at you for the rest of the dual carriageway. If you have a black box – that's okay! I have one and I know it infuriates the drivers behind me as I go 29mph in a 30 zone. I know they're cursing me. I know, I'm mad too – but we've got to do what we've got to do.  Don't be a lane hogger. Lane hoggers are the worst. Selfish and difficult to be on the road with. I am a massive lane hogger. I need to choose a lane and stick to it – especially on roundabouts!  Clean your car out regularly. I literally throw everything in the back of my car, and it looks like a tip. It smells as though something's died in there. It's embarrassing but also eye-opening – I have come to the conclusion that I eat far too much McDonald's, based on the back of my car. And lastly, be confident but not cocky. Be safe and be mindful that you are not the only one on the roads. You need eyes in the back of your head, especially in Peterborough. You need not cry or sob on dual carriageways and last but not least, keep your car safe to drive! If one more person gets into my car and tells me about my 'check engine light' I'll have to get it seen to…   PS: If you can actually hear your tyre flapping as you drive, it's flat and you can't just turn the music up to ignore it.  JUNE 2019


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A) The Alphabetical Quiz – The Letter P

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

What was the artist Picasso’s first name? – Answer: Pablo.

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Which ocean covers the largest surface area? – Answer: Pacific.

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What Spanish dish comprises fish or chicken with vegetables and saffron?

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Which Jimmy, now aged 75, was a founding member of Led Zeppelin?

5)

What word links a former Liverpool FC manager, a Scottish town and a type of fabric pattern?

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Hannah, Bob, radar and noon are all examples of what?

7)

What name is given to the Sunday before Easter?

18) What cockney-rhyming-slang term refers to an awful smell/stink?

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Name the fertile lowlands that cover vast areas of Argentina, Uruguay and a part of Brazil?

19) What table includes all of the chemical elements arranged in order of increasing atomic number?

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In Spain, this Saint is venerated as the patron saint of jobs and health; in London it’s a railway station.

20) Scottish football club, St Johnstone, are from which city?

13) Thirty years ago, who lost 18-3 to Steve Davis, the heaviest defeat in a World Snooker Championship Final in modern times? 14) What is the name of leather which has been made glossy by varnishing? 15) Which Saint, whose feast day is on March 17th, is the Patron Saint of Ireland? 16) Which Jonnie is Cambridgeshire’s famous Paralympian gold medallist? 17) Another name given to the northern lapwing, thought to resemble the sound made by this bird.

21) What is the state capital of Arizona? 22) Which famous Spanish artist's career stretched from 1895 to his death in 1973?

10) Who in Greek mythology was the first woman on earth?

23) In what film does Clint Eastwood play a radio DJ stalked by an ex-fan?

11) The Roman city of Lutetia was the predecessor of which European capital city?

24) Which children's author wrote about Peter Rabbit and Tom Kitten?

12) What is the highest law-making assembly of a nation, derived from the French, ‘to talk’?

25) What name is given to the art of making fireworks?

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ANSWERS Section A: 3) Paella, 4) Page, 5) Paisley, 6) Palindrome, 7) Palm (Sunday), 8) Pampas, 9) (Saint) Pancras, 10) Pandora, 11) Paris, 12) Parliament, 13) (John) Parrott, 14) Patent (leather),15) Patrick, 16) Peacock, 17) Peewit, 18) Pen-and-ink, 19) Periodic (Table), 20) Perth, 21) Phoenix, 22) Picasso, 23) “Play Misty For Me”, 24) (Beatrix) Potter, 25) Pyrotechnics. Section B: 1) 51, 2) 514, 3) 241. 60

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We want to make sure Cambridgeshire residents are aware of exactly what goes on at the plant and how EfW fits into a wider strategy, so we thought we would provide some information and ways for you to find out more. The majority of Amey’s work at Waterbeach is related to recycling and recovering value from waste, as well as disposing of what’s left over. We do this in a number of ways, such as: processing waste to identify recyclable material; processing compostable waste to create soil conditioner; and reducing the bulk and weight of material going to landfill. Waterbeach is the sensible location for a future EfW facility as it is already home to a state-of-the-art materials recycling facility and already deals with the waste from across Cambridgeshire. Without a new EfW facility, waste will continue going to landfill – something that everyone is keen to see eliminated. The existing landfill site at Waterbeach can only last another 10-15 years. After that new sites will need to be found elsewhere in Cambridgeshire. Similarly, if EfW is not provided at Waterbeach, sites will be sought elsewhere in the county. JUNE 2019

A new Energy from Waste facility would take residual waste processed through mechanical and biological treatment and burn it at an extremely high temperature to create clean, safe energy – potentially enough electricity to power 63,000 homes. Amey are also looking to the potential for providing heat for the homes at the new development at Waterbeach. Compared to landfill, EfW could deliver an annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of over 35,000 tonnes and reduce the amount that the council have to pay every year in landfill taxes – money that could be spent on schools, healthcare, and other local services. Amey also contribute to local good causes through the Amey Community Fund; to date over £5.5m has gone back into community groups and good causes across Cambridgeshire. If you would like to learn more about the proposals or are interested in the community fund, please visit our website at www.waterbeachwastemanagementpark.co.uk

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