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Welcome to Your August Issue. As an unabashed football fan, I always feel rather crestfallen at the end of the season. What am I going to do during the summer? What can I watch on TV to fill this gap in my life? What I always fail to remember is that sport goes on throughout the whole year, not just the winter months. This summer has seen the women’s football team’s brave bid for glory at the World Cup, Lewis Hamilton’s record-breaking sixth British Grand Prix victory, another epic Wimbledon Tennis tournament and – best of all – England’s fantastic victory in the Cricket World Cup final. And as I write this there is still more great sport to come, including the Open Golf championship and the Rugby Union World Cup, plus the new football season! And I know I’m not alone in enjoying this myriad of sports. For there is no doubt that from the conversations I’ve had and the comments I’ve heard the efforts of our sportsmen and women has given the country a timely boost and has been a welcome diversion from the protracted Brexit saga. What’s more it is sure to give local sports clubs a fillip with enthusiasts keen to emulate their heroes…

Andy

“I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” Kellie Elmore’s words and not mine, but the last few days have certainly made us all feel that it’s arrived at last. For many people, August means only one thing – another school year is over, and the children (and teachers!) are enjoying their well-earned, six-week break. To all the parents reading, I’ll let you decide whether or not that’s a good thing! One way to help fill those long days in the weeks ahead will be to enter our ever-popular seaside treasure hunt in this month’s issue, for which the prize is an impressive £50. Our “What’s on” and entertainment guide is full of great ideas too, so hopefully you won’t be hearing “I’m bored” and “There’s nothing to do” too many times this month!

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Inside Highlights 4...................Be Fabulous 5 ............... Travel Guide with Ellie Cuthbert 6 ............... Fraser Dawbarns 8 ............... March Podiatry 10-12 ...... Community Matters 14 ............. Recipe: Pork & Peach Kebabs 18.................Orlando Interior Design 23................Goddens Flooring & Home Interiors 26 ............ August Gardening Tips 30 ............ V&G Caravans 31-32 ..... Seaside Treasure Hunt 36 ............ March Museum with Peter Wright 42 ............ Consumer Advice 44 ..............Village Life With Jayne Whytock 46 ............ Puzzle Page 48 ........... AA Whittlesey Computers 50 ............ History with Trevor Bevis 52 ............ This Month at The Movies 54-55 .... What's On in August 56 ............ Club Guide 58-59 .... Business Directory 60 ............ Holly-Jean Writes...

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How To Look After Your Skin During The Summer Months... - By Lauren Siddons

If you are anything like me then you probably long for the summer months. I don’t know about you, but a bit of sun makes everything better, a tan makes you feel great, you feel like you want to do more, and we tend to be more healthy in the summer months. However, summer can come with its own set of challenges when it comes to our skin. So, I have compiled some of my best skin care regimes to help your skin be at its best all summer long. Wear an SPF no lower than 20 on your face While you may pack sunscreen with you when you jet off on holiday, it’s important to wear a broadspectrum during the summer (preferably all year round but we can only do so much). If you don’t want to add more steps to your daily beauty routine, try finding a moisturiser or foundation with a high SPF. These help prevent ageing skin and sun spots. Soothe sunburn with Aloe Vera No matter now diligent you are with sun protection, sometimes sunburn just happens. Aloe Vera can help provide soothing relief for sunburns, so keep a bottle handy just in case. Mattify the look of your skin with a face mask Does your skin tend to look oilier in the summer months? Then try using a clay purifying face mask once a week as this will help draw out any excess oil and stop you looking over shiny in the day. Exfoliate weekly The ground rule of basic skincare is to exfoliate your skin. Twice a week smooth the scrub onto dry skin then massage in with water and rinse off. Your body sheds skin cells at an amazing rate and if you don't get rid of them, they'll just sit in on your skin making you look dull and dry. Immediately skin will feel smoother and look brighter.

Cleanse your skin morning and night In the summer, all the humidity in the air can leave you with a build-up of sweat that needs to be washed away. Use your cleanser to remove excess oil from the surface of your skin for a refreshed look and feel. Don’t skip the moisturiser Just because you have oilier skin in the summer doesn’t mean this excuses you from using a moisturiser. Switch to a lightweight lotion so it’s not too heavy on your skin. Use something that has hyaluronic acid in it for super hydration. And don’t forget your body! Using a hydrating body lotion will ensure your skin looks fresh and glowing instead of dull and dry. Skip the make-up Summer is the perfect time to give your skin a breather and go make-up free, so embrace your natural beauty! Although if you’re like me and feel like you need a little bit of coverage but don’t want to wear a ton of make-up, grab a BB cream (beauty balm) or a CC cream (colour correcting) as this will help give you coverage but will still allow your skin to breathe.

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By Ellie Cuthbert

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If you missed out on booking a summer getaway this year, or just can’t get enough of that extra dose of vitamin D, then winter holidays are the perfect solution. Booking your winter getaway early gives you the best choice and a better chance of �inding the perfect holiday, tailored to you and your family. Here are some ideas for the perfect winter sun escape. Christmas in the Caribbean. One of the top destinations for consistent winter sun is the Caribbean. In fact, the weather during the winter doesn’t differ much from the summer months, making it an ideal winter break destination. Boasting beautiful beaches, superb water sports, and delightful laid-back charm, Antigua is the ideal destination for a tranquil family holiday. Soak up the natural beauty by exploring hidden coves and offshore reefs, flying through the rainforest on a zip-wire or snorkelling in the crystal clear and tropical waters. With an abundance of family-friendly hotels and attractions, it’s no wonder why the Dominican Republic is a popular family holiday destination. Families can swim with

Holidays to Lanzarote come with some of the finest beaches in the Canaries and spectacular volcanic landscapes to explore. And when it comes to resorts, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Wherever you decide to stay, you won’t be too far from fun-filled theme parks and waterparks.

dolphins in Punta Cana, visit the thrilling Ocean World Adventure Park in Puerto Plata, and soar the treetops at the Monkey Jungle. For great hotels, intriguing history and stunning natural beauty, head to this surprisingly diverse destination. Half-term in the Canaries. The Canary Islands boast year-round sunshine, with mild and pleasant temperatures in February, allowing you to enjoy plenty of sun. The subtropical islands are the perfect place to relax on the beach or explore the Islands’ family attractions. In February, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and Gran Canaria enjoy average temperatures of 18°C, with highs of 21°C.

Fuerteventura is a firm family favourite, with plenty of activities to keep the little ones happy. Visit Oasis Park, one of the Canaries’ largest zoos with many exciting animal shows; take a Segway tour to El Cotillo and explore its turquoise lagoons; or take advantage of the endless water sports on offer. To book your 2019/20 winter getaway, contact our travel experts now on 0800 167 0232.

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Keeping it in the Family: A Guide to Agricultural Succession Planning

BY KIEREN CROSS, PARTNER, PRIVATE CLIENT AND AGRICULTURE

One of the biggest worries in the agricultural industry is effective planning for the next generation to take over the farm. A recent survey has said that it is the biggest concern for 15% of farmers and that 60% of farmers had made no provision at all for succession. Another survey of young farmers put that figure as high as 70%. Younger farmers tend not to bring succession up with their parents because they don’t want to cause embarrassment or offence. However, the conversation is important if everyone is serious about protecting the farm through the generations. It is important to understand that succession planning is not just about retirement and inheritance, but it is about putting a plan in place for the continued success of the business which takes into account short-term goals and the longer-term vision for the farm. To start, you should draw up a list of the farm’s assets and then have a discussion with all family members who are involved along with a solicitor and an accountant. Professionals tend to keep the meeting more business-focused and less emotional. Having everyone together also reduces professional expenses as the same conversation doesn’t need to be had multiple times.

Having the correct documentation in place helps everyone to know where they stand which can make a handover to the next generation a smoother and less fraught process. Key documents would be wills for each family member, LPAs where appropriate and partnership or shareholder agreements. It is worth noting that children who have given up most of their lives to work in a family business for low pay on the promise that they will inherit the farm will usually benefit in court if it is felt that an inheritance treats them unfairly. Guest v Guest and Davies v Davies (which is often referred to as ‘Cowshed Cinderella’) are both examples of this.

Clients often want advice for when some of the children have worked on the farm and plan to continue the business on their parents’ retirement, but other children have chosen different careers.

The actual handover is a key moment in succession planning, 16% of farmers believe that the next generation doesn’t have the right skills and experience to take over the running of the business, so we strongly recommend building the training of the next generation into your plan.

Treating farming and non-farming children fairly does not mean equally and succession planning allows you to lay out how all family members will benefit so everyone is informed.

There is a lot to consider (much of it outside the scope of this article) and a solicitor specialising in agricultural law can help you plan for your farm’s success for years to come.

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Staying Safe in Summer Summer time is here and so are sunny days spent outdoors, splashing in pools and relaxing on the beach. However, summer can cause some extra wear and tear on the body. Most people usually protect themselves by using sunscreen and sunglasses. But many will forget to look after two of the most important and neglected parts of the body – their feet. Here are some tips on how to protect yourself, especially your feet, from salt water, sand, and other summer scares: • Remember to apply sunscreen to feet, especially the tops and fronts of ankles. Don't forget to reapply regularly if you're in and out of the water! • When out of the water, wash and dry feet thoroughly, especially between the toes, and apply an anti-fungal medication on itchy skin. Clean, dry feet resist disease. • Pass up sharing towels to avoid developing athlete's foot and other diseases that can easily be spread. • Take special care of toenails, which are especially vulnerable around damp areas. Injury to the nail bed may make it more susceptible to infection so see your podiatrist at the first sign of discoloration or infection. • To avoid toe and ankle injuries, wear shoes that are specific to the activity or sport you're participating in. Never play Frisbee in sandals and be sure to wear boots when working outside and mowing the lawn. • Give yourself plenty of time to break in new shoes before going on trips where you'll be doing lots of walking. And when trying on new shoes, make sure you have on the same socks you plan on wearing with them. • When on holiday abroad and in the ocean, be cautious of jellyfish that often bite at feet

and ankles and sharp coral that can cut the undersides of feet. Keeping sandals or water shoes on at all times is a good idea to prevent stings, cuts, and other injuries.

• Watch out for prickly sea urchin spines when taking walks on the beach. Avoid walking barefoot; wear an old pair of running shoes or flip-flops to protect yourself from jagged rocks, shells, spines, and debris that could float ashore. • And most importantly, swim, walk, and enjoy the summer!! Walking is the best form of exercise for your feet and swimming is a great alternative for those suffering from tendonitis and plantar fasciitis, which can make other types of exercise painful.

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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

PLANS FOR NEW MARCH SKATE PARK SPEED UP Exciting plans for a new and improved skate park in March can now go ahead after the final funding needed to start work was secured. Fenland District Council had already committed £90,000 towards a new skate park in West End Park, but thanks to a £30,000 grant from the Amey Community Fund the project can now become a reality. The park’s current metal frame structure, which is more than 15 years old, will be replaced with a bigger, free-form concrete construction which will be harder wearing, requiring fewer repairs than alternative modular or metal ramp structures, and is considered the best surface for skateboarders and BMX and scooter riders.

HELP FOR FENLAND YOUNGSTERS Fenland residents and businesses are being urged to support a new project by donating unused toiletries to young people who need them. Essentials by Sue has been launched to provide toiletries, sanitary items and other essentials to young people from lower-income families who may struggle to afford them.

Work on the state-of-the-art facility will begin in early September so youngsters can continue to use the existing skate park over the summer holidays and is expected to be finished by late October to early November. Photo: Ready for a revamp – celebrating the project’s go-ahead are, from left, Phil Hughes, FDC’s head of leisure services; Cllr Jan French, deputy leader of FDC and district and town councillor, Jayne Manders from Young People March; Cllr Peter Murphy, FDC’s portfolio holder for the environment, and Simon Bell, FDC’s leisure and open spaces contract manager

Items, such as shampoo, toothpaste, shower gel, and bras, can now be donated at locations across the district, to be distributed to schools, colleges, and local foodbanks. Members of the public can donate sealed, unused products, for both males and females, at: March Police Station, Burrowmoor Road, March; Fenland District Council Customer Service Centres – Fenland Hall, County Road, March, and The Boathouse, Wisbech; Chatteris Community Hub, Furrowfields, Chatteris; Whittlesey Community Hub, Market Street, Whittlesey; and Wisbech Police Station, Nene Parade, Wisbech. Any businesses or organisations wanting to get involved in Essentials by Sue, either by donating products or setting up a donation point, can contact Rosie Cooke at rcooke@fenland.gov.uk or phone 07770 643378. 10

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JU JITSU SUCCESS Members of Fenland Ju Jitsu attended the 13th International Ju Jitsu course and competition in Southend, winning a clutch of medals.

Fenland Ju Jitsu runs classes at Friday Bridge on a Tuesday for four-year olds to adults, Eastrea Centre in Whittlesey on Wednesday for seven years to adults and Burrowmoor School, March on Thursdays for four years to adults. Anyone interested in finding out more about training with Fenland Ju Jitsu should contact Sensei Martin on www.fenlandju-jitsu.com

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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

CONCERT RAISES FUNDS FOR LOCAL MUSICIANS The Fenland Music Centre Association's annual Summer Rotary Concert, kindly sponsored by the Rotary Club of March, once again exceeded all expectations, raising more than £700 to continue its work with musicians of all ages and abilities within the local community.

CASH BOOST FOR MARCH TOWN CENTRE Plans to revive March town centre have been given a financial boost of up to £150,000 after a bid from Fenland District Council was shortlisted as part of a £675m government fund. The council has got through to the second round of the Future High Streets Fund (FHSF), which aims to transform town centres and make them ‘fit for the future’.

A packed St. Peter's Church, March, saw all of the FMCA's eight orchestras, bands and ensembles, perform a dazzling array of well-known themes from the movies. Highlights included Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from the group’s training orchestra, a medley of hits from The Greatest Showman and stunning renditions of Skyfall & Mission Impossible from the concert band. A spokesman from the FMCA said: “We are particularly proud and impressed by the emerging quality of the Swing Band. It has undergone several major changes over the past couple of years but has bounced back stronger than ever. “I have already received many words of congratulations from tonight's audience, that particularly enjoyed the arrangement of Jungle Boogie. It was tight, dynamic and accomplished. Well done ‘Swing Band!’

March is one of just 50 town centres in the country to go forward into the next phase of assessment, with each area receiving up to £150,000 of funding to develop detailed project proposals, based on their initial plans.

“Special thanks to conductors Ceri Griffin, Beth Letts and Theo Letts, the Rotary Club of March and all the volunteers of the FMCA that made tonight's concert possible. We wish them all the very best for the future and look forward to seeing them perform again.”

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government will work closely with the successful areas, focusing on places that have ‘shovel ready’ projects where there might be opportunities to accelerate these.

The FMCA meets every Friday evening during the 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

Fenland District Council leader Cllr Chris Boden said: “We know that the high street is no longer a place people need to go to, so we must focus on making it one that they want to go to. By developing mixed use space to support a cultural, retail and leisure offer, bringing greater population density into the town centre, and improving the public realm, we will ensure March is a resilient market town, which can adapt to irreversible global trends, such as online shopping.” 12

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Recipe

PORK AND PEACH KEBABS These are great on the BBQ but if the weather is not on your side, they're just as delicious in the grill!

Method

Ingredients Serves 4 500g lean pork fillet 2 peaches 1 lemon 2 tbsp clear honey 2 Little Gem lettuces 100g bag of watercress 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp Dijon mustard Pack of wooden skewers

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• Soak eight wooden skewers in cold water for at least five minutes. • Cut the pork into large cubes, then halve and stone the peaches and cut them into chunks. • Grate the zest from half the lemon and squeeze out the juice. Reserve one tbsp of the juice, then mix the remainder with the zest and honey. • Thread the pork and peach slices alternately onto the skewers. • Brush all over with the honey and lemon mix, then grill or barbecue for 10-12 mins, turning regularly, until cooked. • Separate the lettuce leaves and mix with the watercress. • Whisk the reserved lemon juice with the olive oil, mustard and a little seasoning. • Toss with the salad leaves and serve with the kebabs.

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Bring Back Papers! Where wallpapers were once used liberally throughout our homes, the trend to turn to paint and keep the walls in simple flatter textures saw papers almost disappear from our lives. In recent months, however, they have once again become very much in vogue! With papers adding subtle fabulous textures and keeping our interiors simple and interesting, a whole new dimension is now available for all of our pockets. Many websites can help your search with regard to colour and cost; these can also be useful to get an idea of what style you may like, and these are often supported by photographs of what a paper might look like in a room set. Personally, I like to be able to see the paper and feel the texture in making my selection. I think this is especially important when selecting a wall covering for an area that will bear higher traffic – the paper may need to have a vinyl face so that it is easily wiped down, and the thickness of the paper may need to be considered. There are of course many ways in which we can now use papers. With some rolls running into several hundreds of pounds – if it is that ‘must have’ for your interior, perhaps you could consider using it in a small

quantity by applying it to walls within panels, framed and hung as artwork, or inside a glass-fronted cabinet to display your drinks selection, china collection, ornaments or trophies! We have seen a beautiful selection of murals and wall panels if you really want an area to stand out; used in a bedroom, entrance hall or your living space, they can certainly add personality and flair. Designers Guild have recently launched a collection of dream-like, handpainted designs that are subtle and delicate; pared down with white wood and natural finishes, they make for a fresh look. Often these panels can be resized to your home’s dimensions – there is no point you purchasing a design that is three metres tall, if your ceilings are just two metres, unless of course you don’t like one third of the design! You will often find that with a wall panel or mural, there is a main design and

also a coordinate so that the main show doesn’t have to run around a whole space – focusing your eye on one area. Elitis have a beautiful selection of coordinate designs that can be used to complement a feature wall, directing you into an adjoining room, or simply by themselves to add depth and texture to a plain wall. Lincrusta have always had a place in the market for the textured wall finish, often used below the dado in entrance halls to protect the walls where they may be knocked frequently. Their new designs add a modern take on a finish that has been used much less recently. From this idea of adding texture, Arte provide a wonderful selection of wood veneer wall coverings, whilst Elitis have brought out an incredible velvet selection in jewel colours. Whatever your style, there are papers out there to suit your personality. Have fun!

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Goddens – A Family Run Firm With ‘Old School’ Values Goddens Flooring & Home Interiors has been providing a top-quality service for customers in March and the surrounding area for many years. Formerly Roll Out The Red, the business was founded by Mike Godden in 1999, who quickly established a reputation for selling superior quality carpets and flooring at competitive prices, building up a loyal customer base. Over the years Goddens has moved into other markets in and around the home, such as blinds, shutters, curtains, lighting, fabrics and much more, operating from impressive premises with ample parking on the outskirts of March.

Aaron said: “We are a traditional, ‘old school’ family business which provides the best possible service to our customers, many of whom have become friends. We have a vast amount of knowledge within the company with more than 130 years’ experience.” Susan O’Hara has recently joined the team to help develop the home furnishings and blinds side of the business. With more than 30 years’ experience in soft furnishings, Susan can make curtains and other items in-house to suit all customers’ requirements with Goddens also able to supply all types of associated blinds, shutters, curtain rails and poles. Goddens is a member of Carpet Foundation which means it follows a Code of Practice approved by the Trading Standards Institute. Based at 30 Thorby Avenue, March Trading Park, March PE15 0AZ, it is open 8.30am-5pm MondaySaturday. For more information contact: Tel: 01354 658100 Email: aaron@goddenscarpets.co.uk www.goddenscarpets.co.uk or visit its Facebook page

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Your Garden

August Gardening Tips August is the month when you “reap what you have sown!” What could be more rewarding than to eat a meal where the fresh produce is the result of your hard work?Make sure that you harvest crops such as courgettes, runner and French beans regularly before they grow too large and stringy – the more you pick the more you get! Trips to the allotment or vegetable plot will be more about watering and harvesting than planting but there are still one or two crops that you can sow: mainly lettuces and salad leaves, spring onions, radishes, Japanese onion seeds (in situ), and a last batch of carrots and turnips. As you harvest your crops and create some space, you can transplant winter and spring cauliflowers, sprouting broccoli and kale, and sow a few more seeds for spring cabbage. Keep them well-watered, and planting them through weed suppressant material should help keep the moisture in and the soil warmer. Also keeping the weeds at bay is important (which in the drier months –if we get any – should be less prolific); a regular hoeing should be sufficient. To retain precious moisture, it can help to add mulch around your crops to prevent excess evaporation in drier weather, preferably immediately after it has rained. Other jobs for this month include: • Prune gooseberry and currant bushes. • Strawberry runners that have been potted can be transplanted into a sunny, fertile spot. • Cut to the ground all raspberry canes that have borne fruit this year, and tie in the new green canes that will produce next year’s fruit. • Continue pinching out tomatoes and don’t forget to provide support for the plants as they become more heavily laden - also for cucumbers, peppers and even fruit trees. • Keep earthing up potatoes to prevent the tubers being exposed and also brassicas to support unsteady stems. • Dig over any spaces that have been left from harvesting crops, where you could grow green manure such as clover or vetch, which will provide nitrogen for the soil, or alfalfa, cress or mustard which will help break up the soil. • Pinch out the tops of climbing beans when they reach the top of the canes as this will encourage growth lower down, and harvest regularly before they become tough and stringy: you can let some grow on to produce bean seeds for next year. • Outdoor tomatoes should have their growth stopped by the middle of the month – nip out the leading growing shoot just above the highest truss. • Be on the lookout for potato blight, especially if the weather is damp and humid; cut off the stems at ground level as soon as you see the tell-tale brown fungal patches. This prevents the blight reaching the tubers.

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V & G CaraVans The One Stop Caravan Shop!

In this month’s issue, we meet Vince Gale, (44), owner of V & G Caravans. Based in the heart of the Cambridgeshire fens at Benwick Road, Whittlesey, his company specialises in all types of caravan and motorhome repairs and servicing. Vince and close friend, George, started V & G Caravans in February 1991 after the caravan company they worked for went into liquidation. They thought that something had to come out of the ashes, so they took on the existing insurance work and completed all outstanding commitments. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength, and have built up a glowing reputation on the camping and caravanning circuit, for their excellent customer service and astounding product knowledge. Caravan owners from across the UK have visited V & G

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RepaiRs Their onsite workshop offers a fully comprehensive repair service for your caravan or motorhome. accessoRies V & G Caravans have everything for your camping needs in their friendly, onsite shop; cleaning products, water heaters, security devices, towing equipment and much, much more. seRvicing From a minor service to a full

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Local History

Alexandra Terrace

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

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terrace of fourteen houses in Creek Road, built in 1901 near the railway crossing, was officially known as Alexandra Terrace, almost certainly after Queen Alexandra, the wife of Edward VII, the new monarch. But, after continual neglect by the owners, it was bought by the council in December, 1975 and demolished after the last tenants moved out in 1977. The occupants were moved to Grounds Avenue, Deerfield Road and Peas Hill Road. As the houses became vacant, the council removed anything useful and then blocked up the doors and windows to deter squatters.

The last tenants were the Pearson family at No. 12. Mr Pearson was an out of work farm labourer who had been evicted from a farm tied cottage by the farmer when he lost his job. With him were his wife and two young children. Initially they were lodgers then tenants at £3.55 per week. The Pearsons described their living conditions; there were no downstairs doors because the door frames were rotten and only curtains divided the rooms, hardly draught proof. The bedrooms were damp, and the children continually suffered colds. The only toilet was outside and infested with rats. The 'Terrace' always had a reputation for toughness. One former tenant said that “You had to know how to look after yourself.”

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It wasn't always as bad as that. It was mainly occupied by large families. Often the children slept upstairs, and the parents used the downstairs front room. Maurice and Violet Abbott had moved there because the rent at 4/- was 6d lower than Shaftesbury Avenue, an important consideration with nine children to care for. Their son Raymond lived at No. 1 from 1939 to January 1977. He recalled that there were just four water taps in the backyards for all the houses. Matt and Hilda Binley lived at No. 5 for about forty years. Matt recalled when it was a smart terrace with well cultivated front gardens with apple, pear and plum trees. Hilda spoke with affection of the ‘bumper’ birthday parties, the bus trips to Hunstanton, organised by ‘Nan’ Lancaster and the massive street party behind the ‘Terrace’ to celebrate VE Day. It was probably the toughest part of March. If anything happened in town, ’Terrace’ boys were often falsely blamed and more often than not the culprit came from elsewhere. At the end, a stigma was attached to living there, the Cambs Times referring to it as ‘Desolation Row’ and ‘The eyesore in Creek Road.’ Pictured: A composite photograph from the Cambridgeshire Times in April 1977, the arrow showing the last inhabited house, No. 12

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Stay Safe this Barbecue Season Consumer Advice from Safe Local Trades and Services Summer’s here, and whatever the weather, we Brits just love our barbecues! A great excuse for a spot of alfresco dining with family and friends, the popular social gathering offers the chance for the guys to show off their grill skills, the ladies to rustle up a tasty summer punch and the kids to have endless fun. If this sounds like your ideal barbecue (and what’s not to love?) then don’t allow anything to spoil it. The sad fact is that barbecues are involved in many hundreds of accidents that occur in the garden each year. The last time that figures were collected, through the Home and Leisure Accident Surveillance System (HASS/ LASS) in 2002, an estimated 1,800 people visited A&E in the UK having had an accident involving a barbecue. The most common types of barbecue-related accidents, as shown by the HASS/LASS figures, were: • Burn/scald/other injury related to fire or flame – 800 • Cut/tear by sharp edges - 200 The vast majority of barbecue accidents (1,400) happened in a home setting. Some of the accidents lead to very serious burns, usually as a result of using an accelerant such as petrol to light the fuel. However, planning ahead and following some simple safety tips will ensure your barbecue is fun-filled and not a flaming failure. • Keep your barbecues away from flammable garden furniture such as wooden or plastic chairs. • Move your barbecue away from sheds, fences, overhanging branches and foliage, and never light it in an enclosed space. • Never leave a barbecue unattended. • Never let children too close to the barbecue. • Use only recognised firelighters or starter fuels on charcoal barbecues. • If you’re a gas barbecue user, ensure the tap is off before changing the cylinder. • When choosing a barbecue, stability is essential ensure the one you choose is strong and sturdy. • Check your barbecue is in good condition (particularly if you have not used it for some time) and look for loose or damaged parts that may need adjustment or repair. To protect you, your family and your home, it is advisable to have working fire alarms in your property and to generally be fire-safety savvy. And it’s not just barbecues that can cause an outdoor hazard: • Ensure all lanterns and candles with a naked flame are fully extinguished when you leave the garden. • Never leave children unattended in, or near, inflatable pools or similar if they contain water. The same applies to garden ponds. Take care also when visiting other people’s gardens - children can drown in less than 3cm of water! • Clear away unused garden hoses and tools – which can be easily tripped over. • And finally, protect and secure your home and garden by securely locking back gates, sheds, garages and windows on balmy evenings. For all your home improvements, security and health and safety needs visit www.safelocaltrades.com. AUGUST 2019 AUGUST 2019


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Sharing Village Memories – By Jayne Whytock n our lovely village we are lucky to have quite a few Facebook pages that people can use to find out about anything from events, to who is best to lay a drive, clean windows or do some gardening. They are also brilliant for people to just chat about anything that is going on at the time and many friendships have been found whilst chatting online.

I help to run one of these pages and one day a few weeks ago it dawned on me that we had quite a lot of people sharing old photos of people who had lived here etc. I then had a Eureka moment (doesn’t happen very often!). Why not see if people wanted a page just for photos, memories or questions relating to the history of the village? After asking members of the group it became obvious that many thought it was a great idea, so with the help of a trusted friend we created a new page called Wimblington History and Memories. Well what have I started? Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would take off as it has with new people joining daily; we already have more than 250 members. The really good thing about this is that loads of people are sharing photos of what the village used to look like, old pictures of family and friends and

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every single photo or question is attracting many comments. This has in turn led to people finding old friends from their childhood who have either married or moved into the surrounding area, and we have even had family members finding each other again. Now I can hear people saying, “Well that’s fine if you are on the internet but what about the people who aren’t?” In fact, what has happened is that people are literally knocking on people’s doors asking them if they remembered things and then sharing their memories for them and showing them on their phones or tablets the already posted pictures and questions. I’ve lived here for more than thirty-five years and I’ve learned more in the three weeks the page has been up and running than I ever knew before. By the very nature of the fact that it is old memories many of the people who are sharing things are now living alone and it has given so many people a feeling of being part of village life again. We are also helping people trace their family tree from as far away as Australia. So, whilst many of us curse the invention of Facebook this is one example of the good it can do. There are suggestions of trying to organise a get-together later in the year and a display of many of the photos which will be amazing. Photograph shown on laptop: © The Fisher Parkinson Trust

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A) The Alphabetical Quiz – The Letter S

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

What do you ‘get’ when you lose your job? – Answer: Sack.

13) What are Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland collectively known as?

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What name is given to an expedition to hunt or observe wild animals, especially in Africa? – Answer: Safari.

14) What is the alternative name given to the shoulder blade?

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What is the ninth sign of the zodiac, the Archer?

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Which Rod Stewart hit song includes the words, “Home again, ‘cross the sea”?

16) Which famous ‘educational’ anthem begins, “Well we got no choice, All the girls and boys”?

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According to the rhyme, any rain on this day, July 15th, will mean 40 days of rain to follow?

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18) Who was the founder of the Official Monster Raving Loony (political) Party?

What is the Japanese fermented alcoholic drink made from rice?

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19) What name is given to any of seven children or animals born at one birth to the same mother?

What word for a fixed regular payment is derived from the old French word, ‘sal’, meaning salt?

20) Belgrade is the capital of which European state?

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How was the county of Shropshire otherwise referred to before 1980?

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Which Christian organisation was founded by William Booth on July 2nd 1865?

10) Fleshy perennial plant, often pickled and sometimes referred to as ‘poor man’s asparagus’? 11) What name is given to the Ancient Indo-European religious and literary language of India? 12) A thin skinned, easily peeled seedless type of mandarin orange?

15) Making his first appearance in a children’s story fifty years ago this year, what was Worzel Gummidge?

17) What word refers to a golfer who has no handicap?

21) What is the name of the fine cut of beef from the rump, just below the aitchbone? 22) What is the name of the fine cut of beef from the loin or the upper part of the loin? 23) A form of clay-pigeon shooting, the word taken from the Norse, ‘skota’ meaning to shoot? 24) Daniel Craig’s third outing as James Bond came in this 2012 thriller. 25) What word links a slap, a small fishing boat and a slang term for heroin?

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In last month's article I was telling you about my experience with a tech support scammer. This month, I will continue with a little more information.

ended the last article by saying that tech support from big name companies like Microsoft, BT, Apple etc will never ask for remote access to your computer so PLEASE REMEMBER THAT GOLDEN RULE AND DENY ANY SUCH REQUESTS. I was on the phone talking to this set of scammers for around forty-five minutes (a lot of time wasted for them where they could have scammed someone else and got money) and during this time they spoke to me about online banking and if I did it on this computer. I said that I did because that is a golden question for scammers like this as they can then say things like hackers will have access to your banks and they can be drained, this will scare most people and so then they will listen to them and go through with the scam and get their account drained. This is one of their scare tactics. If any ‘tech support agent’ asks you if you do online banking etc over the phone it’s most likely a scam. Scammers ruin lives, steal and cause massive amounts of distress. Therefore, I am currently getting together a group of like-minded individuals who in their spare time will call up scammers and waste as much of their time as possible and dedicate the resources of the scammers to something that isn’t going to destroy someone’s day. This team will not only do all the dirty work of calling the scam centres but also will develop new technology to prevent scam calls reaching your phone in the first place. Sadly, as the world grows and with advances in technical knowledge, we are finding It all the more common to see people getting caught in the teeth of these scams. So far in nearly a month I have seen more than 150 people scammed with the minimum amount taken being £500. I have only spoken about one of the many ways people will use to scam you, there are hundreds

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– by Trevor Bevis

he site of the Town Hall on March Market Place was previously occupied by a building housing the town’s fire engine. It had a turret clock, and this was given to St Peter’s Church.

heard in many parts of March. It was surely an emotive occasion.

A member of the influential Peyton family of Doddington decreed that a market be established beside the river at March which enjoyed considerable business with Peterborough, Wisbech and Ely. It is thought March’s medieval market centred around the medieval Stone Cross in The Causeway.

Years ago, a German prisoner-of-war, formerly a Luftwaffe pilot, told me he had flown above March to targets in the Midlands. Enemy pilots used March Town Hall and the spires of St Wendreda’s Church and the chapel at Station Road cemetery to affirm they were on the correct course to their targets. I remember an enemy plane machine-gunning North Street and Station Road. Bullets penetrated the March postmaster’s wife’s washing hung out to dry opposite to where I lived in North Street. I bet Hitler’s ears burned – the woman was not very pleased!

The existing Town Hall dates from about 1900. It resembles the styles of municipal buildings in Europe. The old town hall and the Buttercross were pulled down at the time the existing town hall was built. A former Mayor of March gave the town hall to the people of March for use as council offices and a small theatre and cafe. Years ago, on the occasion of Armistice Sunday, a veteran of the First World War sounded the Last Post from beneath the bell above the turret. The plaintive notes were 50

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The market has existed from about 1660 and in 1880 had only one stall displaying meat. In present times very few stalls occupy the site, the result, one assumes, of online shopping.

Amazingly March’s famous railway marshalling yards were never attacked, although Norwood Road felt the impact of bombs and people were killed. Their bodies rested in the chapel at Station Road cemetery.

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This August, We Have Some Amazing Films For All The Family! Let your imagination run wild in the world of Playmobil: The Movie, get stuck into the action as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham form super-team Hobbs and Shaw in The Fast and the Furious spin-off and watch Quentin Tarantino assemble an incredible cast to pay tribute to Hollywood with his ninth film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Whatever you’re after, you’re sure to find it at The Light Cinema. We kick off on August 1st with the release of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw as two sworn enemies must partner up to bring down the only guy (possibly) badder than themselves. Hobbs and Shaw blast open a new door in the Fast universe as they hurtle across the globe in this all-action adventure. Playmobil: The Movie arrives on August 9th as Marla goes on the quest of a lifetime to save younger brother, Charlie, finding some unlikely friends along the way such as Rex, the dashing secret agent (Daniel Radcliffe), and many more. The siblings come to realise that you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself. Modern love story The Sun Is Also A Star also hits our screens on the ninth. Based on the novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon, this romantic drama stars Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton as Natasha and Daniel. A million possible futures lie before them but, as we ask which one will happen, this charming story explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe.

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The hugely anticipated Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and its all-star cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie shimmers onto our screens on August 14th with multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age. Audiences will be transported to Los Angeles 1969, where everything is changing and fading TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his long-time stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) strive to achieve fame and success in an industry they hardly recognise anymore. August comes to a close with British crime drama The Informer on the thirtieth. After being recruited by the FBI, ex-con and former special operations soldier Pete Koslow attempts to take down the most powerful boss in New York. But, when a sting results in the death of an undercover cop, Pete suddenly finds himself caught in the crossfire between the mob and the FBI. Fancy a mid-week movie treat? Sign up to our online membership (for free!) and get tickets for just £5 Monday-Friday before noon and all day every Tuesday and Wednesday, any film. We’re also very proud to offer a wide range of accessible screenings with regular subtitled, dementia-friendly and autism-friendly showings. Just head over to our website or ask a member of our staff for details. For more information and to book tickets visit www.lightcinemas.co.uk Please note that films are subject to change and not guaranteed to show in all cinemas

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What’s On

August 2019 1st Junior Book Club at March Library, 10.30am-11.30 am. Come along and discuss the book you read last month and then choose your next one. New members always welcome. For children aged four years and above. Free. 1st Maths Club at March Library, 10.30am-11.30am. Every Thursday throughout the holidays (same time). Community ambassadors from 20Twenty Productions will be here to run a drop-in Maths club with lots of number fun, board games, activities, worksheets and more. Suitable for children aged four and above, no need to book 1st Theatre Makers at March Library, 5pm-6.30pm. In conjunction with 20Twenty community ambassadors. Ongoing for six weeks (Thursdays at the same time). For children aged eight years and above. £10 for the six weeks. Speak to library staff to book a place. 2nd The Ivy Leaf Club presents family night in the bar from 6pm, bingo, Karaoke and then cabaret with ‘THE DUO’ at 9pm. Non-members welcome, but to pay £1 at the bar (per adult). 5th Animal Experience at March Library, 10.30am11.30am. Come and learn about the animals and get a chance to hold them. For children aged three and above. £3 per child. Places are limited so please book with library staff in advance. 7th Junior Craft Club at March Library, 10.30am-12pm. Come along and join in with some crafts. Open to all ages. £1 per child. 7th Stop Start Animation Workshop, 2.30pm-4pm at March Library. In conjunction with 20Twenty community ambassadors. For ages eight and above. £2.50 per child. Speak to library staff to book a place.

19th Abra-star-dabra Magic Show at March Library, 10.30am-11.30am. For children aged three and above. £3 per child. Speak to library staff to book a place. 19th Open Mic Night at The Sportsman, Chatteris from 7.30pm. The only live-streamed open mic around here! 23rd Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Peckover House, Wisbech. Come to our Alice in Wonderland Tea Party in the garden and join in the themed games. Create a mad hat for this event, with a prize for the best hat. Adult £18, child £12. Booking essential. 24th Open Day at Lattersey Local Nature Reserve from 11am-3pm. Open to all. Guided walks, wildlife trails, craft activities, refreshments, displays and more. 2pm guided walk around this Fenland reserve in late summer with Peter Kirby and Sarah Lambert. Meet in the reserve car park. Details from Sarah Lambert on 07784 169260, email: sarah. lambert7@ntlworld.com 24th Paramount ‘Unity’ Digital Theatre Organ Concert with Paul Turner at the 40s Camp, Wood Lane, Ramsey PE26 2XB. A licensed bar will be available. Music and melodies across the ages. Admission £5. For information contact Carol Turner on 01733 844 497. 25th Phil's Ride charity day. Whether you ride a motorbike or bicycle, Phil's ride will be raising money for the East Anglia Air Ambulance. The event is open to all who want to ride. Simply turn up on two wheels, pop your donation in the bucket and ride. Starting at The Old White Bell, Southery. Meeting at 11am. Music from 5pm. BBQ and more. For more information, please visit www.philsride.org  28th Space Chase Cakes at March Library, 2.30pm3.45pm. Cake decorating for children aged two+. £3 per child. Speak to library staff to book a place.

10th Tote Bag Decorating at March Library, 2.15pm3.30pm. For children aged two+. £3 per child. Speak to library staff to book a place.

28th The Ivy Leaf Club presents Quiz Night in the bar; six persons per team, £2 each to enter, plus a raffle and if you’re hungry it’s also curry night!

10th Open Garden at 215 Creek Road, March, 2pm-5pm. Small interesting garden with raised beds, greenhouses, and a large plant collection. Refreshments are available. Entry by suggested donation of £1 in aid of St Mary’s Church, March.

30th-1st Sept The Ivy Leaf Club presents a weekend of fun and games to include Friday – Race Night, Saturday – ‘HOTWIRED’ band and lots more advertised at the club.

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31st Coffee Morning at March Library, 10.30am-12pm. Friends of March Library invite you to their coffee morning. Refreshments and prize raffle. Everyone welcome. 31st St. Wendreda's Church Open Tower and Open House event. Church Street, March PE15 9PY. Come and climb the church tower, admire the views over March, try bell ringing and check out our angels. 11am-3pm. Adults £3.50, under 12s £1.50. Admission includes either a hot or cold drink. Bring your teddy for a zip-line experience!  Stalls, music, church history talks. All welcome.

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.

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August 2019 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. The Wisbech IPMS Scale Model Club meets twice monthly at the Community Room of Wisbech Tesco, on the second and fourth Monday between 7pm and 10pm. All scales, genre, and experience 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. Fenland Family History Society. Our Computer Research Sessions are free to anyone interested in researching their family history and who needs help with their research no matter where your family originated. Our experienced researchers offering their help will be in Wisbech Library every first Tuesday of the month from 10am-12noon in the upstairs events rooms. Contact Bridget 01945 587723. The March Probus Club meets at the Cromwell Hotel from 10.30am-12pm on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. We offer interesting speakers and a welcoming friendly group of retired and semi-retired men with all sorts of interests. Why not join us and perhaps share some of yours? 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 56

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

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

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JT Landscapes

JT Landscapes can deal with all your garden requirements, from tree-work to fencing and patios. The Upwell-based business was started by Thomas Crosby seven years ago who with his brother John carries out the work throughout the March and Wisbech area as well as further afield throughout Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

Work fully guaranteed and fully insured

Thomas, who has been in the landscaping business for the past 15 years, said: “We have been very busy lately because of the good weather and have transformed a lot of back gardens and have carried out a lot of fencing work. I’m up every morning at six and I really enjoy what I do. Some people look forward to their holidays, but I look forward to going to work and take pride in carrying out a professional job for our customers.”

All types of landscaping including: Patios • Fencing Garden clearance/rubbish removal Turfing • Tree cutting and shaping Power washing • Block paving Resin bond • Tarmacadam Plus any other aspect of driveway or garden maintenance

JT Landscapes, 5 The Lodge, Small Road, Upwell, Wisbech PE14 9BU Tel: 01945 897177 or 07852 349118 Email: jtlandscapes4@gmail.com www.jtlandscapesuk.co.uk

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Phil’s Ride

Community Spirit on Two Wheels! – by Holly-Jean

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hilip Beeton, aged fifty from Southery, was a fiancé, a father, a brother, a son and an all-round family man. In 2015 he was killed in a road traffic collision by a twenty-tonne tipper lorry while on his way home from an average day at work. He is remembered and loved by many.

In his memory there is an annual charity event called ‘Phil’s Ride’ held in Southery, Norfolk. It was set up back in 2016 by his fiancé, Jane, and really good friend David Fletcher. The idea was that people would show up on motorcycles for a one hundredmile long trip or bicycles to participate in a twentyfour-mile round trip. This was to celebrate his life and raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance which attended to Phil on the day of the crash, and saved the life of his nephew, who was also in the accident. Riding two wheels was close to Phil’s heart as he and his fiancee used to ride together. On the motorbike route there is one stop, Blakeney. This is a place where Jane and Phil used to visit regularly. Every penny raised on the day goes straight to the East Anglian Air Ambulance. For the first year in 2016 they didn’t expect many people to turn up. There was no ‘sign up’ and no sponsorship forms to fill out and so, they had to wait and see how many showed up on the day. They were astonished by the turnout from such a small village and £6278 was raised in just one day in memory of Phil. The ride starts outside the ‘Olde White Bell’ pub in Southery which was Phil’s local pub. Jane says that there is a ‘sense of family’ at ‘the Bell’.

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Shocked by how much money they initially raised, the event was scheduled again for 2017 and the target was to raise just 1p over the previous amount. The turnout was even bigger and the emotion that Phil’s family and friends felt as they saw all of the people show up to support the EAAA and remember Phil was overwhelming. This event shows off such a beautiful sense of community, camaraderie and family. Everyone got goose bumps and clapped as the bikers departed and when they came back, the music started, the raffle was called, and pride was felt by all. On this day in 2017, £12,155.22 was raised through buckets and sponsorships. I was lucky enough to be a part of this event and I couldn’t be happier to support such an amazing cause. Last year’s ride then smashed this amount out of the park when more than £16,000 was raised for the amazing team. In total, this event has raised more than £35,000 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.  This year will be the fourth year of Phil’s Ride and the target amount is again just 1p over 2018’s money raised but I think you’ll agree it deserves more. You never know when you might need the Air Ambulance, so please get on your bike and get involved! Phil's Ride 2019 will be on Sunday, August 25th and is open to anyone on two wheels who would like to take part. The team, comprising family and friends of Phil, are hoping to repeat the success of the years before and also encourage children to take part in their own course, mapped out on Southery playing field. To find out more, donate and get involved, visit the website www.philsride.org AUGUST 2019


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Robinsons Volkswagen is a broker and not a lender and can introduce you to a limited number of lenders, who may pay us for introducing you to them. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Example based on Arteon R-Line 2.0 BiTDI 4Motion SCR 240PS 7-Speed DSG 5 Door. Must be pruchased and registered by 16th August, 2019. Indemnities may be required. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication. Freepost Volkswagen Financial Services. Exclusive Event to Robinons Volkswagen. Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. There is a new test used for fuel consumption and CO2 figures (known as WLTP). The CO2 figures shown however, are based on a calculation designed to be equivalent to the outgoing (NEDC) test cycle and will be used to calculate vehicle tax on first registration. For more information, please see www.volkswagen. co.uk/owners/wltp or consult your retailer. Data correct at 05/19. Figures quoted are for a range of configurations and are subject to change due to ongoing approvals/changes. Please consult your retailer for further information. Official fuel consumption figures for the Volkswagen SUV range in mpg (litres/100km): combined 24.6 (11.5) – 53.3 (5.3). Combined CO2 emissions 110 – 203g/km.

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