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The Deepings Caravan

– New Leisure Centre Opens This The park continues to grow and has gone from strength to strength with the introduction of a new Leisure Centre which is due to open on Saturday July 20th. A total of £750,000 has been invested so that caravan owners and their guests can enjoy the centre which will comprise of two bowling alleys (which is the first bowling venue to have the interactive bowling in this country), an indoor soft play area, arcade games, pool and air hockey tables, and a restaurant/take away. A new MUGA, (multiuse games arena), has also been constructed so that guests can enjoy football, basketball and tennis. The site is open from March until October and can accommodate touring caravans, tents and

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motorhomes. Prices start from £ for their “Pensioners’ Midweek

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If you haven’t visited The Deepings Caravan Park yet, then you really are missing a treat. Darren and Belinda Young have owned and run The Deepings Caravan Park for the last seventeen years and, with the help of their three children Rhys, Shanie and Jude, they always ensure their guests are greeted with a warm welcome.

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Welcome to Your July Issue. I’m writing this column on the eve of a road trip ‘up North’ to see my son who is temporarily residing there. My wife, daughter and I will be setting off for the Lake District where he is working this summer before heading back to London which is now his home. It is only a relatively short trip, both in distance and in time, but has once again posed some tricky questions. Do we take the family dog? – obviously yes! Which vehicle do we take – the big slow sensible one or the smaller, fast one? Which route do we take? And crucially what clothes to pack? The vehicle choice should probably be the sensible one. The route – the quickest possible, and my experience of the Lake District is to take clothes for every eventuality; it could be blazing hot but is more likely to be cold and wet! Decisions, decisions…

Andy

A warm welcome to our July issue in what is turning into a rather warm summer for us here in the east of the country – although rather damp at times too! In 1935, George Gershwin penned the immortal line: “Summertime and the livin’ is easy”, and I’d like to think that, every year, we go some way to making your summer a little easier with our extensive range of interesting features, advice and a comprehensive schedule of what’s happening in our area in the weeks to come. This month there’s certainly a summer feel to what we’ve got in store for you – find out about Prosecco and Halloumi burgers, and we’ve even got advice on avoiding ‘post-holiday burglary blues’! Enjoy the read and enjoy the summer break and, for some of us, those exam results coming our way very soon!

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Inside Highlights 4 ............... Travel Guide with Ellie Cuthbert 6 ............... Fraser Dawbarns 8 ............... March Podiatry 10 ............. Steve Barclay MP 12-13 ...... Community Matters 14 ............. Recipe: Halloumi & Veg Burgers 16.................Trevor Langley: Prosecco 18 ............. March Museum with Richard Munns 25................Wicker World 30...............In The Hot Seat: Jayne Whytock 31 ............. The Shed Shop 32 ............ The Deepings Caravan Park 36 ............ Consumer Advice 42 ............ History with Trevor Bevis 44 ..............Village Life With Jayne Whytock 45 ............ Mane Services Ltd Charity Work 46 ............ Holly-Jean Writes... 48 ........... AA Whittlesey Computers 50 ............ This Month at The Movies 51 ............. Forest School 52-53 .... What's On in July 56 ............ March Steam & Vintage Show 2019 58-59 .... Business Directory 60 ............ Puzzle Page With thanks to:

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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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fireworks at sea, to freshwater pools and adult-only lounges, a Disney cruise offers an unforgettable holiday for the whole family. Disney Day – Saturday July 6th, 11am – 4pm at the Wisbech Rugby Club: Join us for our family fun Disney Day, to find out how to make the most of your holiday to Walt Disney World Florida, by speaking to the experts. For more information, visit www. holidaywithus.co.uk/disneyday.

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Property auctions have increased in popularity over the last few years, with dozens taking place every month. Many people are now choosing to buy their property this way as it is fast; sales typically complete within 21-28 days of the auction. There is also the chance that you can land a great deal. It is easy to get carried away at the auction, but it is important to remember that following a successful bid, you have entered into a legally binding contract that you won't be able to withdraw from without financial repercussions. For peace of mind we recommend having a solicitor review the legal pack beforehand, as such a review may highlight potential problems which can be addressed or avoided before committing to the purchase. The pack will be available on the auctioneer’s website and includes title information, either in the form of a title register and plan (for registered land) or copy deeds (for unregistered land). The pack also includes any searches that the seller has undertaken, such as a local authority and environmental searches. For example, John is a director of a company that is expanding. John has found the perfect property to renovate and use as the company’s new office. After opening, John is approached by a third party who has the benefit of a restrictive covenant on John’s title that says the property is not to be used for business purposes and that if John does not close his office, they will take enforcement action. John has now incurred significant expense in renovating the property for his business only to find out that he is not permitted to use the property in such a way. This could have been avoided with a professional review.

Having the auction pack reviewed is extremely important if you are reliant on a mortgage or finance to purchase the property. Any funding arrangements need to be agreed before the auction. If you do not have a review, finance could be withdrawn if it later transpires that there is a defect with the property, leaving you to try and fund the purchase through other means. It is important to note that, following a successful bid, the property must be registered into the name given on the auction memorandum of sale. You can’t register the property into joint names if only one name is given on the memorandum. The purchase would need to be completed in the sole name first and then later transferred into joint names. This could cause issues if you are obtaining a mortgage, as those named on the mortgage offer and deed will need to be named as the registered owners of the property. At Fraser Dawbarns, we strive to help our clients find the right deal for their needs. We understand that sometimes there is not much time between a buyer finding an auction lot that they are interested in and the auction itself. Therefore, we are happy to review auction packs at short notice.

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Verrucae are a skin infection caused by a virus that invades the skin and causes visible lesions to appear on the skin. They may appear as a plaque of hard skin, with an irregular border and can have black dots (blood vessels) visible. They can be on the soles of the feet or on the toes.  The virus is contagious and can grow to bigger lesions and spread on your feet, and to other people. Over a period of time, your immune system can fight the virus to get rid of the verruca, but this specialist treatment can help with the more stubborn verrucae.   Podiatrists have been having a lot success with a treatment technique called ‘needling’. This is proving to be a reliable treatment for the removal of warts, and is very practical for the busy person who cannot come in for regular sessions. Other treatments using acids and cryotherapy involve multiple appointments, which can add up a lot

of time out of work and expense, and rely on the patient being fit and healthy. Needling involves usually only one treatment session and a follow-up, six weeks later. The treatment itself involves a local anaesthetic and then, once 'numb', puncturing of the wart with a needle with the aim of innoculating the virus into the host to produce an immune reaction. Whilst the injection is a little unpleasant, the needling is pain-free. The foot is a little sore for a few days, but no worse than most of the other verruca treatments available. The good news is that, if you have multiple warts, we don't have to needle all of them to get a good result. Recent studies have shown verruca dry needling has a success rate of approximately 70 percent. Contact us here at the clinic for more information about these specialist services.

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SUMMER READING AND OTHER CHALLENGES… – By Steve Barclay MP

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t is the fourth year of my Read to Succeed campaign to promote reading in the summer holidays, and we are set for the biggest ever with almost £11,000 donated for books to give away.

This means we will be able to offer all Year 4 and Year 5 pupils a free book for the summer, as the first of the six books that form the Library ‘Summer Reading Challenge’. This year the theme chosen is ‘Space Chase.’ While Brexit is never far from my thoughts as the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, I recognise that people locally as well as nationally have a wide range of views on this issue and also other pressing issues that they need my help to rectify. My constituency office has a regular casework of around 80 cases, but it currently stands at 107. That figure does not include the 50 campaign themes that have generated 750 responses from my office, for issues including climate change, Brexit, food banks, assistance dogs and autism. Fenland has terrain which is very flat. As such it is incredibly well suited to the development of cycle lanes. It is also an area with poor public transport. Jesse Norman MP and Fenland District Council have responded and we expect to see the results of the consultation and strategy paper by the end of this year. Good news for the climate crisis facing our planet right now. I am also shortly visiting McCain Foods in Whittlesey who have such

an incredible self-sustainability model in place that I feel it worthy of a deeper understanding and sharing. McCain Foods have zero waste to landfill and generate 70-80 percent of their own electricity from wind turbines, among other climate-saving strategies.

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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

A household name in the world of brass bands for more than one hundred years, Foden’s Band continues to thrill audiences with its virtuosity and flexibility in a huge range of styles, far beyond the boundaries of the usual brass band concert repertoire. Conductor Howard Snell said: “Foden's Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach.”

ONE-OFF CHANCE TO HEAR AWARD-WINNING BAND The world-famous Foden’s Band is coming to the local area for one night only. It will be performing on Saturday, September 14th, at the Cresset, Peterborough with the city’s awardwinning choirs Peterborough Male Voice Choir, Peterborough Voices and Peterborough Youth Choir who over the last few years have established a track-record of bringing some of the world’s top brass bands to the city, including Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Black Dyke Band, and Brighouse and Rastrick. Consistently ranked as one of the finest brass bands in the world, Foden’s Band has won 12 British Open titles, 14 National Championships of Great Britain and six unparalleled double hat-tricks and in 2012 won a rare and exceptional 'Double', being crowned British Open and National Champions.

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Tickets for the concert, which starts at 7.30pm, are available from £18.50 at the Cresset box office, by phone on 01733 265705, or at www.peterboroughsings.org.uk

MARCH DONATIONS FOR MEMORIAL BENCHES The March branch of the Grenadier Guards Association and shoppers at the town’s Tesco’s branch have helped raise funds for new memorial benches. The branch has made a cash donation while shoppers at Tesco's selected the Cambridgeshire Regiment Association (Whittlesey Branch)‘s campaign as the most preferred worthy cause in a recent people‘s vote. Regiment chairman Bob Wickes thanked them both and said details of the locations of the benches will be announced over the coming weeks.

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LES (82) LEAPS FOR CHARITY An 82-year-old former March man is all set to make a charity skydive. Les Paul, who attended March Grammar School, is planning the jump to raise money for The British Heart Foundation. The octogenarian, who now lives in Peterborough and works as a warehouse operative for automotive parts distributor Thor at its branch at Fengate, will take to the air at Sibson Airfield near Peterborough on Sunday, July 14th, 2019. It will be the fifth time Les will have made a skydive having in the past raised funds for Alzheimer’s, Air Ambulance, Prostate Cancer and other charities. Les, who took his first skydive aged 73, said: “I really enjoy doing it. When I did my first one, I was a bit disappointed that I wasn’t more nervous. Each one is different and is a memorable experience. If I can raise some money for The British Heart Foundation by donations from companies, such as Thor, and friends and colleagues, then so well and good.” The great-grandfather has been involved in the motor industry since 1958 when he started work at Fitzhugh’s garage in March before going on to work in the parts distribution sector including a three-year spell running the Peterborough branch of Gaedor. If you would like to donate, please contact Les on 01733 342582 (evenings only).

CHARITY RUGBY MATCH A charity Rugby match and fun day is to be held in March this month.

The Father’s Day competition in last month’s Discovering March proved very popular, with John Lancaster being the lucky recipient of a ‘Balloon in a Box’ kindly donated by Paper-chain, of March. The prize was collected by his wife, Mary (pictured), of Belmont Road. The competition asked which of the England sporting captains, Harry Kane, Owen Farrell and Joe Root, is the odd-one-out and why. The answer is Harry Kane, because he has two daughters, whilst Owen Farrell and Joe Root each have one son.

ST MARY’S TO HOST PROMS CONCERT A Last Night of the Proms-style concert is being held at St Mary’s Church, March this month. Music by Variante, a local brass band ensemble, organ and singers will be featured to raise money for the church. It will be a chance to come and hear some of the usual music associated with this national event here in March and an opportunity to sing favourites such as Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory etc. Tickets, priced £5, are available from Marshalls in Broad Street, March for the event which is being held at 7.30pm on Saturday, July 20th.

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Elm Road Sports Field, March will host Scotty's Little Soldiers vs March Bears RUFC from 11am on Saturday, July 20th. There will also be a variety of stalls, including food, a bar, bouncy castles, raffles, entertainment and lots more for all the family. JULY 2019

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Recipe

HALLOUMI & VEG BURGERS WITH CHILLI YOGHURT

As the barbecue season continues, why not try an alternative to your usual choice of burger? Say hello to halloumi!

Method

• Prepare the barbecue, ready for cooking. Cut the courgettes and aubergine into thin strips. Cut the onion into eight wedges and the halloumi into eight slices.

Ingredients

• Brush the aubergine with oil on both sides, season with salt and pepper, then grill for two-three minutes on both sides until tender and striped (don’t crowd the barbecue – cook in batches if necessary).

Serves 4 2 courgettes 1 large aubergine 1 onion 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 100g halloumi 3 tbsp olive oil 4 bread rolls

• Mix the yoghurt and chilli sauce in a bowl.

60g Greek yoghurt 1½ tbsp sweet or hot chilli sauce Handful of rocket leaves

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• Remove and keep warm. Repeat step two with the courgettes. Toss the onion with the vinegar and grill as above, then grill the halloumi for 10-20 seconds on each side. Halve the rolls and toast lightly, cut-side down, on the barbecue for about 20 seconds.

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• To assemble each burger put the courgettes, aubergine, halloumi and onions on the base, then top with the chilli yogurt and rocket. Add the roll tops and serve.

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Prosecco:

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here are many producers of sparkling, aromatic, Prosecco wine. For this quest, I searched for a company that produces a range of high-quality Prosecco wines, with impressive bottle presentations. “Bottega” has a very interesting history, both during the 20th century and into the 21st century. The eyecatching bottles and a great number of the wines are awardwinning. The bottles are created by artisan crafts people, and are really distinguishable. From their Prosecco range I found the following to be very impressive: Bottega Poeti Prosecco (DOC) is fresh, fragrant and has a floral bouquet. This wine is a very popular, dry production and favoured by many. Bottega Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore (DOCG) Extra Dry is another poets’ wine which is also very popular. Having a brilliant straw-yellow colour, too, this fresh and fragrant wine graces many dining occasions, regularly. Bottega Prosecco (DOC) Biologico Extra Dry is often chosen and has many devotees. This organic production is, again, a brilliant straw-yellow colour. Very fine, fresh, fruity and delicate is how

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I would describe this, much sought-after, Prosecco. Bottega Prosecco (DOC) Fundum I found to be a splendid dry production that has plenty of fruits to please. The mouthfeel and palate sensation is fresh, with a good finish. Gold Poeti Prosecco (DOC) is a further very classy production from “Bottega”. Fresh, aromatic and very impressive, this wine comes in a magnificent gold-coloured bottle. Again, a fruity bouquet prevails, which leads, enticingly, to the wonderful mouthfeel. The palate is treated to a sensation that is impressively pleasant and memorable. Prosecco wines, having a persistent and fine perlage, are perfect for apéritifs and excellent to pair with starters, also fish, seafood and white meats. Prosecco and other wines, including grappa, plus liqueurs, along with a range of other products, are all made with much knowledge, love and devotion, so the finished “Bottega” productions are of the highest quality and quite exceptional. For more information, visit www.bottegaspa.com

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Welcome Trevor Langley This month, a new contributor joins our “Discovering” team. Trevor Langley will be shedding some light on a range of topics of general interest to our readers, especially those of us who are partial to a little of what is sometimes referred to as “Nature’s anaesthetic”. Here, Trevor offers a brief introduction to himself, before casting his experienced eye over a range of drink and food-related topics: “Having had a full working life in engineering and the transport industry, I now experience great enjoyment in pursuing avenues which were not open to me before, because of the lack of time. I take much pleasure in locating places, restaurants and venues, plus finding various products, all of excellent quality, connected with cuisine and for imbibing, too. I hope you will enjoy reading about some of my finds.” This month he focuses on what, to many people, has become the most popular drink on everyone’s lips these summer days – Prosecco. JULY 2019


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t 12.15am on June 2nd, 1944, a few days before D-Day, a freight train from Immingham Docks loaded with high explosive bombs and detonators left March for Marks Tey and the American Air Force bases in Essex. The train was driven by Ben Gimbert (43), of Estover Road, March with James Nightall (22) from Littleport as his fireman.

The train stopped twice at Ely, but no problems were seen. However, as the train approached Soham, Ben noticed a glow from the wagon behind the engine. Slowing the train to a gradual stop, he asked his fireman to uncouple that wagon from the other 43. This was successfully accomplished, and Ben gradually pulled away from the stationary wagons. As he passed through Soham station he shouted to the signalman, who was on the platform, to stop the mail train travelling in the opposite direction. Just as he did so the wagon that was on fire exploded. The signalman, Frank Bridges, and James Nightall were killed but Ben Gimbert was thrown many yards through the air and survived, although seriously injured. The station buildings were destroyed, however the station master and his family, who were in bed at the time, were not seriously injured. To get the line open as soon as possible, large numbers of American troops from local bases, with their heavy moving equipment, were drafted in. The explosion happened at 1.43am and trains were running through Soham again by 8.20pm that same evening, such was the demand of the war. The engine, although badly damaged, was returned to the works, repaired and later sent to France to help the invasion. A large swath of the village of Soham, close to the station, was either destroyed or badly damaged. As this was the result of one wagon exploding what might have been left if the whole train had been involved? Documents from the tribute and relief fund set up to help the residents of Soham showing the damage and hardship of the residents after the explosion are in the museum Ben Gimbert spent many weeks in hospital but eventually returned to light duties on the railway.

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Both he and James Nightall were awarded the George Cross for their actions but neither the signalman nor the train guard Herbert Clarke, received any recognition of their actions in preventing a much larger disaster at the time. Ben Gimbert’s medals, donated to the town by a London businessman after being put up for auction at Sotheby’s, together with nameplates from two Class 47 and two Class 66 locomotives that were named in their honour, are on permanent display at March Museum. Pictured: Ben Gimbert (top) and the aftermath of the explosion

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IN THE HOT SEAT Yorkshire-born Jayne Whytock, who writes the Village Life column in Discovering March, was 26 when she moved to Wimblington where she has lived ever since. She has been married to Steve for 40 years (this December) and they have two grown-up sons and seven grandchildren. Jayne worked as a media information analyst for 31 years, before spending six years working at HMP Whitemoor. She now runs a village community Facebook page and is also the secretary for the Fenland Group Practice Patient Participation Group, along with being the secretary of the Wimblington Community Archive Website.

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Where were you born and what is your favourite childhood memory? I was born in Bridlington, Yorkshire, but moved to London when I was a baby, so my favourite childhood memories are of long summer holidays at my Aunt and Uncle’s house in Hornsea (Yorkshire). They lived near the sea and myself and my brother used to love going to the amusements and playing on the beach.

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Which two characters, alive or not, would you most like to enjoy a meal with and why? Peter Ustinov because he was so knowledgeable, funny and incredibly intelligent. He could talk for hours and make any subject sound interesting. Also, Winston Churchill because he was such a complex figure who fought against depression yet still managed to fight back after every set back. I would love to know how and why he made such massive decisions through the war and dealt with the consequences of those decisions.

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– New Leisure Centre Opens This Month If you haven’t visited The Deepings Caravan Park yet, then you really are missing a treat. Darren and Belinda Young have owned and run The Deepings Caravan Park for the last seventeen years and, with the help of their three children Rhys, Shanie and Jude, they always ensure their guests are greeted with a warm welcome. The park continues to grow and has gone from strength to strength with the introduction of a new Leisure Centre which is due to open on Saturday July 20th. A total of £750,000 has been invested so that caravan owners and their guests can enjoy the centre which will comprise of two bowling alleys (which is the first bowling venue to have the interactive bowling in this country), an indoor soft play area, arcade games, pool and air hockey tables, and a restaurant/take away. A new MUGA, (multiuse games arena), has also been constructed so that guests can enjoy football, basketball and tennis. The site is open from March until October and can accommodate touring caravans, tents and

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motorhomes. Prices start from £9-00 per night, which is for their “Pensioners’ Midweek Special”. If glamping is more your style, the park has two fabulous glamping pods, with four more due next month. Prices start from £35-00 per night, with a minimum stay of two nights, three at Bank Holidays. The pods include a TV with Freeview, heater, fridge, kettle and sofa. They are very popular, so booking is essential. There is a variety of facilities and activities on offer for guests, young and old, including clubhouse, shop, kids’ play area, fishing, dog walking area, and a newly constructed crazy golf. What’s more, there is weekly entertainment including bingo on Thursdays, acts, music or karaoke on Saturdays, and a quiz on Sundays. This will be the sixth year of their “Beerfest” which is being held on Saturday August 3rd and includes live acts from 2pm. For more information or to book, visit www. thedeepings.com or call 01778 344335.

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he Illustration shows the south end of Robingoodfellow’s Lane opposite the Commemorative Fountain. The building on the right, at the opposite end is part of March Grammar School and next to it The Regent Theatre (Flea House!) which mysteriously burnt down years ago. During the Second World War, its short tower was used as a lookout post by March A.R.P. The tower of St Wendreda’s Church was similarly used. The garage on the left was the first in March. Its owner was the first person to own a car in March. In the same time period, a German fighter plane was exhibited at the garage to raise money for Wings For Victory Week. I went along and paid a shilling to see the aircraft and another shilling to sit in the cockpit. I recall there was a terrible aroma in the cockpit and I soon climbed out.

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The Messerschmitt 109 aircraft had an interesting story to hand. It was attacked by a Spitfire over Kent and the pilot, mortally wounded, brought it down in a field near Canterbury. He died in the city hospital. The blood from his wounds drained into the plane’s superstructure and caused the smell. The German aircraft visited several towns and cities and a lot of money was raised. This was directed to the production of Spitfires and Hawker Hurricane fighter planes which were probably the finest aircraft of their kind. I knew a Wimblington farmer who had flown Spitfires. He often took me for a flight in his single engined plane above the Fens and over the Wash for "old times' sake". I also recall the time when a German aircraft was caught in a searchlight beam near March. The pilot flew down the beam and a member of the searchlight crew aimed a rifle up the beam. The bullet smashed through the plane’s screen and killed the pilot. This unusual event was probably unique in the world. JULY 2019


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uly is the month that Wimblington traditionally holds its annual Fun Day. As our family has now grown up, we don’t normally attend but we remember with fondness the times when our sons were young, and it was one of the highlights of their summer.

The day would start early with the floats driving past our house going to the Anchor public house to get ready. There would be loads of them and always one from Thomas Eaton, The Anchor, the Retirement Club, plus many others. Then around midday the roads would be closed by police to allow the procession to wind its way around the village. At the front there would be a marching band followed by vintage cars, one of which carried the boy and girl who had been chosen to be ‘King and Queen’ for the day. Then came the floats and also some magnificent horses groomed so their coats glistened in the sun (it always seems to have been a sunny day back then!). Everyone came out of their homes to watch and then followed the procession as it made its way to the War Memorial Field. Once there we were met with an array of stalls selling everything from cakes, toys, plants and bric a brac. The children always made a bee line for either the hotdog stall or the ice cream van.

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Once the day had been officially opened by a local person of importance the fun could begin. There were five-a-side football matches, dog agility displays and a parade of the horses. A little later after everyone had been given the chance to look and buy from the various stalls the main event would start, the races. The children had been practising for weeks in preparation for these and many a bruised, scrubbed leg was evident on the day. The first races were for the little ones and secretly, these were my favourite. Tiny little boys and girls, who in all honesty didn’t always know which way to run and invariably stopped halfway to wave to their mummies and daddies. Whether they came first or last they were all given tremendous applause. Then the older children took part in a variety of races from running to the sack race, egg and spoon and the favourite – the threelegged race. That normally ended up with children tripping over and laughing so much they couldn’t get going again. It was all such fun for everyone involved. There was also the dreaded mums’ and dads’ races. A lot of the mums, (me included), had strangely, at that precise moment, needed to take a trip to the loo or deal with a crying baby, for the dads however, it brought out their competitive streak and they would thunder down the track desperate to win! Everyone would end the day with a slow walk home, happy and very tired. JULY 2019


Local Company Undertakes Charity Electrical Work The vision of the Spalding Boxing Academy was that of the now Head Coach, Stuart Possnett, a local self-employed builder.

“Spalding Boxing Academy has been set up by someone with a big heart and I admire what Stuart has done for his local community, so it was an easy decision to come to help.” Kevin continues, “I have a network of suppliers, and approached one national supplier and asked if they would be interested in donating the materials required, if I myself donated all of my own time to install for free. Rexel Peterborough’s Manager, Kevin Wallace, gladly agreed and everything was supplied for free.”

Stuart found a derelict building in Kellett Gate in Spalding, which was extremely run down. He now rents this building, and has been slowly improving it. More work is still planned but what is more difficult is that Stuart earns no money from the Boxing Club, and all the work he does is voluntary; materials are purchased either by himself or have been donated.

The new fitness suite is now all powered up and open, which we are all really happy about.

Spalding Boxing Club is now a registered charity and hosts approximately seventy children a week. Spalding Boxing Club wanted to add a new area to use as a fitness suite, but had no electricity, so this is where Mane Services Ltd got involved. Mane Services Ltd is a small company, based in March, Cambridgeshire. The founder, Kevin Wright, has dedicated a part of this new business to helping those who cannot afford to pay for the labour to do essential works or projects that will benefit the greater community. Kevin says,

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“I didn’t come this far, to only come this far” By Holly-Jean

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ife can be tough. Situations happen, mistakes happen, bad things happen, but... miracles happen too. Life is all swings and roundabouts and sometimes you don’t get what you want, sometimes, you put in your all and get nothing back. But sometimes, a little something happens that reminds you why you’re up every day doing what you do, working hard and being you. It can feel a bit like a never-ending road sometimes, a roller coaster, an ever-turning merrygo-round. Monday to Friday goes slow, then you blink and you’re back to Monday again. I’m sure everybody knows the feeling of working and working until you’re shattered and getting no reward, no praise, no sense of pride from it. Great things aren’t said to come from comfort zones; 9-5s are supposedly caging us in and if we settle for this we are thought to be coasting along.  Now, I don’t know where to stand on this one.  The 9-5 may not be for everyone, some may think that it is no time to achieve something brilliant or ground-breaking, some may think it

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is no achievement. Some, wake up ready to start their weekly routine and they love it. It depends on who you are as a person, I guess. And, there is nothing wrong with either lifestyle you choose. Some people need a certain routine, and some get so trapped in a routine that they feel as though they ‘live to work’ and not ‘work to live’. Whatever you’re doing, you do you. If you like your 9-5 job and you are happy with the way you’re living - then you are absolutely smashing it. Proud of you. But, if you’re not? Change it! Take the lid off the box you’re trapped in and think outside of it. If you know you can do better, then do it! Where’s your fire?  I can say all of these inspiring quotes (thank you Pinterest) but who’s listening? Here I am just 19, trying to make my own little dreams come true. Fenland is not a huge place, and some say that there’s nothing here, so make something. If you don’t have big dreams and goals, you’re bound to end up working really hard for somebody who does. Let’s put Fenland on the map and show that we’re proud of our roots, but we’re also not tied down by them.  Stop waiting for an opportunity, create it.  Hols x

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In recent weeks we have seen many people coming into the shop that have fallen victim to a ‘Tech support scam’ – where a minimum of £500 per time has been lost by the customer.

hese scams are typically run from small offices in India; however, they can be run from anywhere. The scammers can pull the scams in many ways, and this article, the first of two or three on the matter, is going to explain how they do it, why they do it and, more importantly, the steps you need to take to prevent it happening to you. Effectively, here in the shop I was ‘ethical hacking’ or acting as ‘white hat’. Under no circumstances should you try to do this at home, or try to contact scammers, as I took all the necessary precautions to protect my identity, but it could have still been unsafe for both me and my computer. Initially, I completed research into the different scam currently taking place. Then I went to the expense of buying ‘burner phones and sims’ so they could not be traced back then I started contacting some scammers we had identified. Our first hack involved a small office in India with three scammers that I then found out was a ‘subsidiary’ of a larger office with more than 40 ‘employees’. The first office I rang, someone called Mike Wells answered the phone and greeted me with a friendly “Hello, this is Microsoft technical support. How may I help you today?” The first red flag in this call is his name, every morning the scammers go into the call centre they are greeted with an Excel file containing their scamming name or pseudonym that they will use for the day. Meaning they don’t have to give out their real name to anybody but if someone calls back and asks for a specific person the scammer knows who they should be transferred to. In this case the real name of the scammer talking to me was Rizwen. Scammers will claim that they are from companies such as, BT, Microsoft, Apple, Sky, Vodaphone and many others. This is a massive red flag because these companies DO NOT contact you via the phone and

they also don’t issue any pages on the internet saying your computer has been infected etc. About three minutes into the call ‘Mike’ asked if he could have remote access to my computer to “Fix the viruses that have been infecting my computer and take out the hackers.” So, I loaded up a VM (virtual machine completely separate from my computer but still running on the computer which was to protect my anonymity) and gave them access to this so I could see what they would do on someone else’s computer. However, before I gave them access, I put a file on my desktop called ‘banking Information.pdf’. Apart from them downloading that file without me knowing (or so they thought) and being disappointed that it was just a blank document, all they then did was use scare tactics to make me think that something was wrong with the computer. This is again a massive red flag. None of the companies listed above will do remote assistance or ask for access to your computer. So, if you didn’t already know that it was a scam by this point then don’t go forward with the call just hang up no matter how convincing they seem. We will be continuing this article next month but, in the meantime, if you receive any calls from ANYONE purporting to be BT, or whatever – JUST HANG UP, even if they phone two or three times. And, as a special offer to protect our customers, if you bring your laptop/computer to us at AA Whittlesey Computers during the next two months we will supply you with a hard drive back-up of your computer as well as a running schedule so you can never lose your data, in the event of a scam/hard drive failure/Windows corruption – and all for only £65!! Happy computing, and more on this topic next month. Deborah, Len and Oliver

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As summer heats up, we have a selection of super films for everyone: Peter Parker returns to our screens on July 2nd in the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series. Peter’s plans to leave his super heroics behind as he and his friends go on vacation to Europe don’t turn out as expected when creature attacks are wreaking havoc across the continent. Spider-Man: Far From Home is a supercharged sequel with new additions to excite fans including Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and Jake Gyllenhaal who brings notorious Spidey villain Mysterio to the big screen for the first time.

Foods and live interval entertainment with Sally Rose and Paul Hayward of ‘Back Two’. Tickets are £5 and all carers go in for free with no need for a CEA card.

We have a royal appointment with The Queen’s Corgi on July 5th. It’s a fun animated adventure following a spoilt little Corgi who lives a life of luxury at Buckingham Palace. But, when he winds up in a London dogs’ home, he must learn that to become a true top dog, you have to earn it!

Tickets are now on sale for Pavarotti + Live Satellite Q&A on July 13th. In the documentary, we travel the world with the great tenor and see the husband, father and fragile artist beyond the iconic figure. Thanks to a partnership with Decca Records and unique access to the Pavarotti family archives, home videos, behind the scenes and extensive live footage, we see Pavarotti’s personal story emerge from his humble beginnings in northern Italy through to global superstardom.

Staying on the royal theme the wait is finally over for perhaps Disney’s most anticipated upcoming live action release on July 19th as The Lion King graces our screens. This reimagined classic is sure to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way with the promise of an incredible soundtrack as we follow Simba figuring out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his from his uncle Scar. Community matters to us, so come along to our dementia-friendly screening of Aladdin on July 8th and prepare to witness the timeless rags-to-riches tale like never before in another of Disney’s liveaction adaptions. Dementia-friendly screenings are made that much more special by providing you with free refreshments supplied to us by Iceland 50

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Tickets are selling fast for Westlife – The Twenty Tour Live, broadcast live to the big screen on July 6th from Dublin’s iconic Croke Park stadium. The final spectacular show of the UK and Ireland leg of the tour which sold out in minutes will see the Irish heartthrobs perform brand new music alongside their greatest hits and all 14 of their UK No1 singles.

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THE BENEFITS OF FOREST SCHOOL Forest School is growing in popularity and understanding. Originally from Scandinavia where outdoor living and learning is embedded in their society, children freely exploring their environment were seen to grow in confidence,  take responsibility for their own leaning and show a greater appreciation for the natural world.

Research has shown that children with behavioural and learning difficulties especially benefit from the Forest School approach. Helped by grant funding from Tesco and Healthy Fenland, Fenland Foragers has been able to run a programme for Year 4 children at All Saints Inter-Church Academy. These sessions are childdirected and play-based and the children go out in all weathers and all year round; it’s said that there is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing!   Over the term the children grow in confidence, adapt their social skills, problem solve and build their resilience; there is something for every personality type. The Forest School ethos can benefit any age, including some elderly people with dementia. 

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COMING EVENTS...................................................... Sunday 7th July 120TH ANNIVERSARY HOG ROAST Help us celebrate the 120th anniversary of the founding of the club! Hog Roast with a choice of homemade desserts. Open from 12noon, Hog Roast at 2pm, followed by Tony G. £15pp – all welcome.

Sunday 21st July SUNDAY CARVERY – enjoy a traditional carvery with choice of homemade desserts, cheese & biscuits and tea/coffee. Only £15pp. Booking is open now!

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July 2019 1st Bingo at The Sportsman, Chatteris. Eyes down at 7.30pm. Cash prizes and raffles too! Everyone welcome. 2nd Falling in Love with Reading. A free course for parents & carers of three-seven-year olds. From 3.30pm-5pm. Join the friendly staff at March Library to explore how to foster a love of stories, reading and books with your child. Booking is essential. Talk to staff to find out more Register your interest with library staff. 3rd-6th Wisbech Rose Fair – visit one of the finest flower festivals in England! During Rose Fair the whole town takes on a festive atmosphere, celebrating its horticultural and trading heritage at this free event. The magnificent church of St Peter & St Paul is the setting for breathtaking themed displays of traditional flowers and exotic blooms and a variety of stalls throughout the award winning church gardens. Also visit the other three town centre churches to see more stunning floral displays. With a parade of decorated themed floats through the town, entertainment and a bustling town centre this makes a memorable day out for everyone.  3rd-6th Peckover House and gardens will be open during the Rose Fair. Peckover gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about roses throughout the afternoons during the week.  6th Armed Forces and Veterans’ Breakfast Club Summer BBQ at Cassanos, 78-82 High Street, March from 12pm3pm. Come and enjoy some good old services’ banter over a great BBQ and meet some old mates you never knew you had. Pull up a sandbag and swing that light.  6th St John's Church, Station Road, March is holding its summer fete from 11am to 3pm. Attractions include a tombola, prize every time, refreshments, cakes, books, craft stall, children's activities and lots more. 6th Saturday Storytime at March Library. 'Stick Man!' From 10.30am-11.30am. Come along and listen some Stick Man stories and then make something crafty to take home. For children of all ages. Entry is free but donations are welcome. 7th The Fenland Music Centre Association is pleased to announce that its Concert Band and Recorder Ensemble will be appearing at this year's annual series of Bandstand Concerts in West End Park, March, between 2pm and 4pm. A wide range of music popular is expected, along with a few surprise pieces thrown in for good measure! The FMCA meets every Friday evening during school term to practice at March Community Centre between 6pm and 9pm. New members are always welcome. For further details log-on to www.fenlandmusicccentre.org.uk 9th Falling in Love with Reading. A free course for parents & carers of three-seven-year-olds. From 3.30pm-5pm. Join the friendly staff at March Library to explore how to foster a love of stories, reading and books with your child. Booking is essential. Talk to staff to find out more Register your interest with library staff.

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13th & 20th Space Chase Sign Up Saturday at March Library from 9.30am-4pm. Come along and sign up for the popular Summer Reading Challenge and help us decorate our Space themed display board. Free event. 15th Bingo at The Sportsman, Chatteris. Eyes down at 7.30pm. Cash prizes and raffles too! Everyone welcome. 20th Scooted 'n' Booted live at The Sportsman, Chatteris. From 9pm-late. Free entry. A fantastic Ska band that you won't want to miss!  20th Free Tennis Open Afternoon at Chatteris Tennis Club from 2pm-5pm. For more information please call 01354 695014 or visit www.chatteristennis.com 20th Charity Rugby Match and Fun Day at Elm Road Sports Field, March – Scotty's Little Soldiers vs March Bears RUFC. From 11am. There will also be stall holders, food stalls, a bar, bouncy castles, raffles, entertainment and lots more for all the family. 20th Table-top sale, drinks, cakes and hot snacks. From 9am-1pm at the Trinity Church, High Street, March. 20th St. Mary's Church in March will be staging a 'Last Night of Proms' style concert at 7.30pm to raise funds for the church. Music will be provided by 'Variante', a local brass ensemble, organ and singers. Come and hear some of the usual music associated with this national event here in March. An opportunity to sing Jerusalem, Land of Hope & Glory etc. Tickets, priced £5, are available from Marshalls, Broad Street March. 22nd 'Live Streamed' open mic night at The Sportsman, Chatteris. Please see @thesportsmanchatteris on Facebook for times and more details. Everyone welcome.  25th Maths Club Drop-in at March Library, beginning today and then every Thursday throughout the holidays. From 10.30am-11.30am. Community ambassadors from 20Twenty Productions will be here to run a drop-in Maths club. 25th Theatre Makers’ Workshop at March Library, beginning today and then weekly for six weeks. Community ambassadors from 20Twenty Productions will be running a six-week workshop. Please speak to library staff for more information and to book a place. From 5pm-6.30pm.  27th Visit an attractive, bespoke, easy care garden at 141 Elliot Rd, March from 1pm–4pm. With special Star Trek exhibition! Craft stall and refreshments available. Entry by suggested minimum donation of £1 in aid of St John's Church, March.  29th Bingo at The Sportsman, Chatteris. Eyes down at 7.30pm. Cash prizes and raffles too! Everyone welcome.  29th Friends of March Library Lego Club from 10.30am12pm. Places are limited so please book at March Library. Please bring your own baseboard labelled with your name if you can. Children must be accompanied at all times. 50p per child. Kindly supported by Friends of March Library.

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July 2019 29th Engage in the Afternoon at March Library. From 2pm3.30pm. Paula Syred, of March-based Fox Narrowboats, will be giving a talk and presentation telling the history of this very successful business. Entry is free and refreshments will be provided. Donations welcome. 31st Marian Savill’s Space Chase Crafts at March Library. From 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. Come and work with artist Marian Savill at this Space themed craft session which has been subsidised by Mayor of March Jan French. Please speak to library staff for more information.

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. 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 10.30am-12.30pm at The Braza Club,

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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. 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. March Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club meets first Saturday of the month at Cassanos High Street, March from 9.30am. Come and join the tribe for some food and banter. No fees just pay for your own breakfast. 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 March Golf Club Grange Road, March, PE15 0YH 01354 652364 www.marchgolfclub.co.uk 54

Club Guide 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 Wimblington Village Choir Every Monday at 7pm. Parish Hall, Addison Rd, Wimblington PE15 0QT. New members always welcome. No formal audition, just a pitch test as we have 4 part harmonies. £3 per week to cover hall and printing costs. We sing at several events every year, so some commitment required. Please contact Chris 07831 83535, Pat 07985 027515 or Maureen 01354 741894 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 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

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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. If you don't want to dance just come and listen to ‘50s music. 7.30pm to 10.30pm all welcome. Contact Andy 01353 776229. March Street Pride Volunteer Group Litter picks take place on the last Tuesday of every month. We meet at the George Campbell Leisure Centre at 10am. New volunteers are always welcome to join us, equipment is provided. Contact 07572 203157. Email murray1944@outlook.com Lisa Dickinson’s Dance Mania Dance classes consisting of commercial pop, performance ballet, tap, top of the tots for the little ones and adult classes. Weds-Fri after school and evenings, Thurs & Sat mornings at March Community Centre. 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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MARCH UNITED SERVICES CLUB

SAT 6TH JULY 8PM WHITTLESEY MUSIC NIGHTS PRESENT ROBBIE WILLIAMS TRIBUTE – JK MEMBERS £7, NON-MEMBERS £10

Members £7 Non Members £10 Friday 2nd August

FRI 2ND AUGUST 8PM PINK TRIBUTE MEMBERS £7, NON-MEMBERS £10

THE FUNCTION HALL IS AVAILABLE TO HIRE FOR PARTIES & WEDDINGS ETC – PLEASE CALL US TO ENQUIRE.

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

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March Steam & Vintage Show 2019 March Steam and Vintage Show is back for its sixth year, building on the huge success of the previous five years. Last year’s show was a fantastic day out, where there was something for the whole family to enjoy. This year promises to be even better, with all the usual attractions and entertainment, such as Irish dancers, a choir and archery for both adults and children to enjoy. There will be more than 500 exhibits on display, from large and small steam engines, vintage commercials, tractors and vintage caravans to classic cars and motorcycles. Take time to chat to the owners of the exhibits and learn more about the history of these wonderful vehicles.

The event is being held on August 3rd and 4th from 10am to 5pm, on the Auction Field at Knights End Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0YJ. Further details are available on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/ ramseysteamandvintageshow

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The arena is where you can see the two full days of displays. Enjoy the heavy horses in action, a superb gun dog demonstration, a free circus skills workshop, with Pedro the Clown, and entertainment from the ‘Wild Bunch Cowboys’, in their purpose-built town, definitely a performance not to be missed.

With a beer tent, serving real ales, (where live entertainment is available on Friday evening, Saturday evening, and Sunday afternoon), fairground rides, craft tent, pets’ corner, trade stalls, auto jumble, an auction, a road run from field to market – 6pm Saturday, Morris dancers, Kasey Irish dancers, choir and archery – there really is something for everyone.

The Auction Field, Knights End Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0YJ FREE PARKING ON SITE

STEAM ENGINES • TRACTORS • COMMERCIALS • MILITARY • FAIRGROUND ORGANS ARENA DISPLAYS • CRAFT TENT • CLASSIC CARS • TRADE STALLS • MOTORCYCLES STATIONARY ENGINES • FAMILY FUN • MORRIS DANCERS • BEER TENT • REAL ALES KASEY IRISH DANCERS • ARCHERY • PETS’ CORNER • FREE CIRCUS WORKSHOP CHOIR •  LOG CUTTING DISPLAY • AUTO JUMBLE • SATURDAY AUCTION Adult: £8 | Children: £5 | Children under 6: Free | Family Ticket (2 Adults/2 Children): £20

Dave: 01709 589050 / 07952 249899 / 07809 629756 Email: marchsteam@yahoo.com

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A. BANKS Garage Services

For all makes of cars and vans!

AIR CONDITIONING SERVICING MOT PREPARATION AND REPAIRS SERVICING & REPAIRS TYRES – FITTING & PUNCTURE REPAIR TRACKING & WHEEL BALANCING DIAGNOSTIC & SYSTEMS TESTING

Don’t forget to check... LIGHTS, LEVELS, TYRES, ANTI-FREEZE

TEL: 01354 657 510 UNIT 1 REAR OF 132 STATION ROAD, MARCH PE15 8NH

Tel: 01354 279261 • Independent family run business • Town centre location • Comfortable waiting room and viewing area • Competitively priced tyres • Free tyre pressure checks • MOT Class I, II and IV testing station We also do puncture repairs, tracking, wiper blades and bulbs. 2a Rookswood Road, March PE15 8AS Email: info@adamstyreandmotcentre.co.uk Opening Times: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm & Sat 8am-12noon  Find us on Facebook

Buttercross auctioneers & valuers

YOUR LOCAL AWARD WINNING AUCTIONEERS AND VALUERS PROUDLY SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

HOUSE, SHED, GARAGE & BARN CLEARANCES Contents bought for cash or entered into auction FREE LOCAL COLLECTIONS Next sale of Rustic, Good prices being realised for Vintage & Modern Items GOLD, MILITARY 7th Sept - 10.30 am & VINTAGE FARM ITEMS at the Falcon Hotel Whittlesey PROBATE VALUATIONS LOW COMMISSION RATES

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SOFT FURNISHINGS

TREE SURGERY

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)

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WINDOWS | DOORS | CONSERVATORIES

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T: 01945 450082 M: 07711 897089

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Carol’s Sewing Services Including Wedding Dresses and Bridesmaids Dresses etc.

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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 PHOTOGRAPHER

Nigel’s Vehicle Repairs of March CAR RESTORATION RESPRAYS & ACCIDENT REPAIRS MOT PREPARATION, BRAKES ETC WELDING • CAR SALES

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

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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

Pine Tree Care & Landscapes Ltd Pine Tree Care & Landscapes Ltd is a local business that got off to a flourishing start.

The company was formed by Steve Upton to carry out a variety of garden and associated outside work including: • Tree felling • Pruning, shaping & crowning • Hedges pruned & shaped • Overgrown gardens cleared • Waste removed • Fencing/patios/turfing/power washing Steve, who is City & Guilds NPTC qualified, said: “I’ve been doing this type of work all my life. It is a passion. I have very high standards and take great care in what I do to make sure my customers are happy.”

He added that he is currently very busy re-designing and landscaping gardens for people who have just moved to a new home or who are having their current garden landscaped. He said: “At this time of year people want to create a pleasant environment outside where they can sit and enjoy their garden. I love my work. It is fantastic to be able to create whatever the customer wants. There really isn’t anything I can’t do, from building patios, fencing and block paving, to turfing and creating stone features and adding sleepers to borders.” Most of Steve's work has been in the Wisbech, March, Chatteris and King’s Lynn areas. All work is fully guaranteed. No deposits are required, and reductions are available for OAPs.

Pine Tree Care & Landscapes Ltd, Upper Tree View, New Drove, Wisbech PE13 4UA Tel: 01945 898314 or 07780 929409 Email: pinetreecare1@gmail.com OSTEOPATHS

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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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A) The Alphabetical Quiz – The Letter R

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

What name is given to a Jewish religious leader? – Answer: Rabbi.

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What word links a loud confused noise, an illegal 15) What word is missing from the title of the 1955 film, way of making money and tennis? – Answer: Racket. starring James Dean and Natalie Wood, ‘_ _ _ _ _ Without a Cause’? Which bone is the shorter of the two in the

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14) Which U.S. President, according to Simply Red, once asked, “Did the earth move for you Nancy”?

16) Another name for the Giant Sequoia tree, some of which stand over 80 metres tall.

human forearm? 4) 5)

Who used to accompany Tag and Bobtail on BBC’s ‘Watch with Mother’?

17) Type of music made popular by Bob Marley and the Wailers. Which film, starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, won an Oscar for ‘Best Picture’ in 1989? 18) In ‘Doctor Who’, what does the letter R in TARDIS stand for?

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What name is given to the Japanese dish of clear broth containing vegetables, noodles and often pieces of meat?

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Who was England’s football manager when they won the 1966 World Cup?

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What is the standard currency unit used in South Africa?

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What does the ‘R’ stand for in the acronym R.E.M.?

19) The name of which group of animals originates from the Latin word, ‘repere’, meaning ‘to creep’ or ‘to crawl’? 20) Which U. S. state lies between Connecticut and Massachusetts? 21) What is the name of the scale used to measure the magnitude of an earthquake? 22) Before the 1832 Reform Act, what name was given to a borough that could elect an MP, even though it had few or even no inhabitants?

10) What French vegetable dish takes its name from the verb ‘touiller’, meaning ‘to stir’?

23) On a boat, what is the device that holds an oar in place?

11) Which French composer is famous for his ‘Bolero’? 24) In Poker, what name is given to a straight flush, comprising ten, jack, queen, king and ace? 12) With which brand do you associate ‘Wayfarer’ 25) Which school is forever immortalised by former pupil, William Webb-Ellis?

and ‘Aviator’ sunglasses? 13) What is the county town of Berkshire?

B) Train That Brain!

Take the first number and follow the instructions until you reach the answer. Try it first without pen and paper and don’t even think about a calculator! 1) 12: + 8, x 3, - 14, x 2, + 7, 2) 81:

2

/3 of it, - 9, Divide by 3, x 4

=

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+ 2/3 of it, x 3, + 68 , x 2, - 28, ½ of it, - 78, + 2 /3 of it, + 87 =

3) 123: x 4, + ½ of it, + 438,

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/8 of it, + 755, + /8 of it, x 3, - 66, 20% of it 1

? =

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ANSWERS Section A: 3) Radius, 4) Rag, 5) Rain Man, 6) Ramen, 7) (Sir Alf) Ramsey, 8) Rand, 9) Rapid (Eye Movement), 10) Ratatouille, 11) (Maurice) Ravel, 12) Ray-Ban, 13) Reading, 14) (Ronald) Reagan,15) Rebel, 16) Redwood, 17) Reggae, 18) (Time and ) Relative (Dimension in Space), 19) Reptile, 20) Rhode Island, 21) Richter (Scale), 22) Rotten (Borough), 23) Rowlock, 24) Royal (Flush), 25) Rugby. Section B: 1) 76, 2) 722, 3) 1191. 60

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