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Welcome to Your September Issue. I know from speaking to people around March and also from hearing conversations that one of the most popular features of Discovering March are the articles that focus on the town’s history. As a magazine we are well-served in that department and this month’s issue contains two fascinating articles courtesy of Peter Wright, on behalf of March Museum, and Trevor Bevis. Peter’s article focuses on a triple wedding from fifty years ago which saw three sisters marry, an occasion that is as unusual today as it must have been then. Trevor meanwhile looks at the heart of the town, Broad Street and High Street, looking at the history of the thoroughfares and how their make-up has changed over the years. March has grown over the past few decades with new housing attracting newcomers to the town, but the town centre hasn’t altered much in appearance and I’m sure would be recognised by old residents who are long gone – although I’m sure they would be horrified by the number of empty shop premises. Let’s hope the town flourishes in the future and readers of Discovering March in 2119 also enjoy hearing of bygone times!

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Summer is still hanging around, but only just, and I hope your break has proved refreshing and energising. September signals the return to school for many and the shortening of days for all. Blackberries and sloes are ripening and some shops are already stocking their “must-haves” for Christmas, over three months away! Our team of contributors have all returned from their various summer destinations, all ready, willing and able to “inform, educate and entertain” you, our readers, (to borrow Lord Reith’s mission statement for his beloved BBC.) For us mums (and dads) with our teenagers now having received their GCSE and A-Level results, we can step back and see just what fantastic human beings they actually are, as they move on to the next stage of their lives. They have done their very best, taken the advice offered by their teachers and us, formulated future plans, and are developing into responsible adults. Phew!

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Inside Highlights 4 ............... Travel Guide with Ellie Cuthbert 6 ............... March Podiatry 8 ............... Fraser Dawbarns 9 ............... Supporting Sue Ryder 10 ............. Steve Barclay MP 12-13 ...... Community Matters 14 ............. Recipe: Slow Cooked Sticky Ribs 18 ............. September Gardening Tips 22...............Orlando Interior Design 24 ............ March Museum with Peter Wright 28 ............ History with Trevor Bevis 31 ............. Blinds In Harmony 32-33 .... £10,000 Off A New Home! 34 ............ Holly-Jean Writes... 41 ...............Prestige Security Solutions 42 ............ Consumer Advice 44 ............ A Word From Mayor Palmer 48 ........... AA Whittlesey Computers 50 ............ This Month at The Movies 52-53 .... What's On in September 54 ............ Club Guide 56-57 .... Business Directory 58 ............ Puzzle Page With thanks to:

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entertainment, variety of activities, accommodation and of course the opportunity to visit multiple destinations in a single trip. Kids and additional guests can even sail for free or reduced fares on select cruises. You can also pre-pay for any shore excursions which means you’ll be able to stick to your holiday budget. There is a huge range of ships to choose, from large activity-filled mega-ships to smaller elegant luxury vessels, and everything in between. On-board activities can range from pools and spas to casinos, shopping, Broadway-style entertainment, cooking classes, parties, and kids clubs. Despite all

Cruises traverse the entire globe, meaning you can enjoy multiple destinations whilst only unpacking once. Several cruise lines even have their own private islands for the exclusive use of their guests for the day. With only one ship in port at a time, these islands don’t get crowded, so guests can relax in their private piece of paradise. What’s more, on a cruise the journey is as beautiful as the destination itself, so you don’t have to lose any days of your holiday to travel time, as with land holidays. So if you’re looking to make the most of your next adventure, why not try cruising? Speak to your local independent travel agents today.

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How Could Acupuncture Help You? Acupuncture is widely considered to be beneficial for a range of illnesses and symptoms. As one of the safest medical treatments, both conventional and complementary, on offer in the UK, many people use acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or conditions. Others choose acupuncture as a preventive measure, to strengthen their constitution, or because they just feel generally unwell. A growing body of evidence-based clinical research shows that traditional acupuncture safely treats a wide range of common health problems, including anxiety, arthritis, back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sports injuries and much more. Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages, including babies, children and the elderly. It can be very effective when integrated with conventional medicine. During your first visit, your acupuncturist needs to gain a thorough understanding of your main complaint and your general health and lifestyle. This involves asking questions about your current symptoms and your medical history, as well as such

things as your sleeping pattern, your appetite and digestion, and your emotional wellbeing. Based on all the information you have given, the practitioner will make a diagnosis and put together your treatment plan, which may include lifestyle and dietary advice as well as acupuncture. The acupuncture needles are very much finer than the needles used for injections and blood tests. You may not even feel them penetrate the skin and, once in place, they are hardly noticeable. Most people find acupuncture relaxing and often feel very calm after a treatment. A lot of people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains, such as osteoarthritis of the knee, TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), headaches and low back pain, or for common health problems like an overactive bladder. Other people choose acupuncture when they can feel their bodily functions are out of balance, but they have no obvious diagnosis. We have daytime, evening and Saturday appointments available. If you would like more information, or to try acupuncture, contact us on 01354 651200.

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Owning a Property Jointly: What do I need to Know?

BY CARLA TIRRELL, ASSOCIATE LICENCED CONVEYANCER

With the cost of property rising at a faster rate than incomes, many people are choosing to buy a house together in order to help them on to the property ladder. When two or more people co-own property they can either be joint tenants or tenants in common. These terms are a little old-fashioned because they come from an act that was passed nearly 100 years ago. Although a lot has changed since The Law of Property Act 1925, the concept of establishing different ways of owning a home is still very useful today, perhaps even more so than it was then. So, what are the differences? Joint Tenancy If nobody requests the alternative, a joint tenancy is the legal default position. Under a joint tenancy, the property can’t be divided up and all owners have equal rights to the property. If one party wants out, the other owners have no choice but to agree and must either sell the property or buy the co-owner out. If one owner dies, the other owners will retain equal ownership of the entire property. If there were two joint tenants, the other will become the sole owner. A married or cohabiting couple are likely to be joint tenants of a property. Tenancy in Common Here each owner has a separate share of the property and can do with it as they wish. By default, ownership is split equally but if the parties have agreed a different ratio, that will apply. As with a joint tenancy, if one party wants out, the others must allow them to sell their share or buy them out themselves. If one owner dies, their share is distributed as set out in their will (or according to intestacy rules if they have not made a will).

Friends or business partners buying a property as an investment will very likely be tenants in common. Changing Types of Ownership It is possible to change from joint tenants to tenants in common or vice versa by applying to the Land Registry. It is also possible to change from sole ownership to either joint tenancy or tenancy in common, this is called transferring ownership. How Many People Can Own a Property? No more than four people can be legal owners of a property. However, through use of a trust, it is possible to have any number of owners. In this circumstance, the legal owners hold the property as trustees on behalf of the additional owners who are beneficiaries of the trust. In this circumstance it is possible for both trustees and beneficiaries to be true owners of the property. A trust would be necessary in the case of inheritance, where more than four people stand to inherit a share of the property. If you would like any more information on joint ownership of a property or on any other legal matter, please get in touch with Fraser Dawbarns.

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SUPPORTING SUE RYDER Finding out that you are suffering from an incurable condition is devastating news. Many people have no choice about how and where they spend their final days, but, here in March, people have that choice. Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice offers expert palliative care to adults with life-limiting conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease. Rachel Hancock, community fundraiser, explains: “At Sue Ryder, we strongly believe that everyone has the right to die as they wish. We do everything we can to take the fear out of dying. “In the past two years, 85 people have been cared for from the March area, both in our hospice and in people’s homes through our Hospice at Home service. Our care is offered free of charge but costs us £9000 a day.” To raise the shortfall, Sue Ryder relies on support from the local community. One of those supporters in March is James Moon, a personal trainer aiming to raise £1000 by completing the Great North Run.

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SEPTEMBER UPDATES AND NEWS... – By Steve Barclay MP Local schools benefit from the latest phonics teaching techniques One of the key benefits of securing one of 12 places in the Department of Education’s flagship Opportunity Area Programme was that local schools could benefit from the latest teaching techniques. Last month 23 representatives from schools across the Opportunity Area visited the New Wave English Hub in Hackney for a Phonics Showcase event. The day included a learning walk of a phonics intervention in practice and informative sessions on ‘Reading for Pleasure’ and ‘Vocabulary in the EYFS’. Attendees saw phonics teaching across several year groups by teachers and teaching assistants. The visit, coupled with optional one-to-one consultation, will enable schools to improve their provision of phonics ensuring that children locally get the best educational start. Schools in Fenland found the event ‘very inspiring’. £27m rail scheme starts in October to double carriages on King’s Lynn to Cambridge line Network Rail has confirmed that its £27 million scheme of upgrades to platforms and longer eight carriage trains will start this autumn. The work includes extending a station platform at Littleport to accommodate the trains with eight carriages rather than four, and step-free access to Littleport station. The work should be complete in the summer of 2020 and new timetables will be published as of December 2020 which will be followed by the new eight-car services. This is great news for constituents as trains currently get very busy at key times. It reflects

my continued push to get investment into local transport improvements and will make a major difference to the Cambridge to King’s Lynn line. Work on Wisbech Rail is also continuing with consultants now working on the £3m engineering study to inform the next steps. I met with them recently and continue to make the case for this within government. Village Survival Guide Last year more than 500 community led projects were recommended to The Prince's Countryside Fund as a result of their Recharging Rural research. They have now published the best examples from this in The Village Survival Guide based on the experience of rural residents from all across the UK. It has a number of interesting ideas which may be of interest, which can be found at http://ow.ly/ Y7xh50viBbg Queen Elizabeth Hospital receives share of extra £69.7 million Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn has received confirmation that it will be sharing an extra £69.7 million announced by the Department of Health, assigned to Norfolk’s three acute hospitals. The money for the QEH will be for a diagnostic and assessment centre that will aid the rapid diagnosis and assessment of cancerous and non-cancerous diseases. This will be of great benefit to people facing waiting lists for their health updates. It is another step forward in ensuring we have an NHS fit for the future. You can subscribe to my monthly e-newsletter of updates by visiting: www.stevebarclay.net/contact

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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

LAND AND PROPERTIES TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER Fenland District Council is hoping to raise more than £450,000 by preparing to sell a set of councilowned land and property assets at auction. Former amenity sites and small plots of land suitable for future residential development are among the 15 surplus assets, which are no longer required for the council’s service delivery. Selling the sites will not only secure additional capital for the council, but it will save money being spent keeping them maintained and secure and provide land for potential new homes. The first set of assets to go to auction include: • Plot of land in Tithe Road, Chatteris, suitable in principle for future development of single residential dwelling • Small garage site in Gaul Road, March • Former garage site in Smiths Chase, March, suitable for garage/parking/amenity use • Garage in New Road, Chatteris

MARCH YOUNGSTERS ENJOY FREE LUNCH AND ACTIVITIES WAITING ROOM ON TRACK Manea railway station is on track for new platform waiting shelters – and passengers have been given a lead role in what they’ll look like. Fenland District Council and the Hereward Community Rail Partnership are working with Greater Anglia to install the new shelters by autumn 2019. The shelters were part of an ongoing programme of improvements to Manea, March and Whittlesea stations, with support and £9 million of funding from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

More children have been receiving free lunches and activities during the summer holidays with the return of a popular initiative from Fenland District Council. Youngsters benefitted from the Family Fun, Fit & Fed programme delivered by the council’s Active Fenland team at March Community Centre. Developed in response to ‘holiday hunger’ research, the sessions were designed to ease the pressure on struggling families during the holidays when breakfast clubs and free school meals are not available.

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KEEPING THE STREETS CLEAN

BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THE LIBRARY The Library Presents’ is back for a new brilliant season of arts in Cambridgeshire libraries this autumn. The season starts on Saturday, September 21st taking high quality, affordable arts activities into the heart of towns and villages across the county and runs until Saturday, December 15th. Twenty-three libraries are involved this season including March, Chatteris, Ramsey, Whittlesey and Wisbech. In Fenland, Sherlock Holmes will be visiting March and Wisbech, but this detective adventure by Edinburgh Fringe Festival regulars Last Chance Saloon will include pop songs, slapstick and physical comedy. Another theatre highlight is ‘Greyhounds’ by the up and coming Time and Again Theatre Company (pictured), who will bring their clever and charming production to Chatteris. Set during WW2, the story tells of a local drama company battling to overcome the war raging in the skies above them, as well as the tribulations of village life, to stage a production of Henry V. Nearly 400 local people took part in selecting performances and activities for this new season, shaping a tailor-made programme for each participating library. There is something for everyone, whatever their age and interests, including dance, lots of music to brighten-up the winter evenings, puppetry, magic, comedy and theatre. There is also a great variety of arts and craft workshops, including arts, drama, lantern making, print making and even science.

Chatteris residents are helping bring irresponsible dog owners to ‘heel’ with the launch of a Green Dog Walkers scheme in the town. Chatteris Town Council and Fenland District Council have teamed up for the initiative, which involves dog owners pledging to always clean up after their pooches and encouraging others to do the same. The scheme is part of a successful nationwide community-led campaign aiming to change attitudes and reduce dog fouling. Everyone who signs up receives a special dog tag to display on their dog’s lead or collar to show they are part of the scheme, and a roll of dog waste bags. If you would like to know more, or sign up, email streetscene@fenland.gov.uk Witnessed dog fouling? Owners who fail to clean up after their dogs can be reported online at: www.fenland.gov.uk/dogfouling Photo: Councillor Peter Murphy (second from left), Fenland District Council’s portfolio holder for the environment, joins dog owners at the launch of Green Dog Walkers in Chatteris

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Recipe

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Ingredients Serves 4 1.5kg meaty pork ribs 1 bottle of barbecue sauce (approx 350g) 2 pork stock cubes 2 bay leaves 1 tsp of coriander seeds 1 tsp of mustard seeds 1 tsp of peppercorns

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SEPTEMBER Gardening Tips Hopefully, August was a month of plenty for you and September should also bring forth a good harvest: a reward for all of the hard work in spring and early summer. As autumn approaches, early crops such as French and runner beans, courgettes, tomatoes and sweetcorn will be coming to an end. However, now is the time to lift onions and potatoes before the arrival of cold damp days: they have completely the opposite storage conditions. Onions should be kept in the light and, if you are keen, you can string them and then hang in a cool frost-free place such as a shed. On the other hand, potatoes should be stored in a dark, dry, frost-free place, such as a garage or shed, to prevent them turning green or rotting. Store them in hessian or paper sacks and check from time-to-time. Also make sure to dry them out well before storing. Even though the winter months are approaching there are several crops which are hardy enough to withstand the winter and will provide a steady supply of fresh leaves through to next spring. September is a good time to start sowing and planting the following crops; • Winter lettuces (“Valdor”, “Arctic King” or “Winter Density” are good varieties to choose). • Spring greens –seeds can be sown in modules for planting out in October. • Spinach. • Lamb’s lettuce and oriental leaves. • Onion sets and garlic. • Planting broad beans in the autumn is a good way to avoid blackfly as they crop earlier. Clear the soil of spent crops; leaving them to rot on the soil may spread diseases. You could then rough dig and cover the ground for the winter or you could sow “green manures.” Field beans, annual rye grass or phacelia are just a few examples. These green manures perform three main functions; • They provide compost material. • They help prevent weed growth. • They soak up nutrients that would normally be washed away by winter rains. • If you have a light soil, they can be left in overwinter but those with clay soils benefit from digging them in when you do your autumn/winter dig. A few jobs that need doing this month include: • Cut down asparagus to 2.5cms(1in) above the ground. • Turn the compost heap and water if it is dry. • Earth-up or stake Brussels and remove any yellowing lower leaves or those that have fallen off, as these are ideal homes for pests to shelter. • Harvest apples and pears. • Ripen pumpkins and squashes by removing leaves to allow sunlight in. • Clear away old foliage and vegetation. • Prune blackberries when picking is over - cut out all of the canes that carried this year’s fruit, leave new canes unpruned. • Plant new strawberry plants and those propagated from runners.

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Taking Inspiration from the City Often our best inspiration comes from our surroundings or situations in which we find comfort. Places that we walk through every day, or where we spend our rest time, can give us great comfort and security, and this is why we find that colour schemes and design inspiration that reflect, or are inspired by, these places, tend to be so successful. We are all different; some of us love the hustle and bustle of the city, others the beach, and many find refuge in the garden, parks and nature. The architectural elements of the city are always the easiest to draw on if this is the environment that you want to create. Utilising elements of the pavement, not only on floors but also on walls, can give a vibrant texture to incorporate. This rule also applies to timber elements, such as flooring, and you will find that, by using the same material on the floor and walls, this draws your eye in a different way than in more conventional schemes.

We often find that the windows are left unfettered by blinds or curtains, so that we maximise the amount of light into the room and it allows us to appreciate the architectural qualities of the glass and frames. By finishing the frames in anthracite or bronze will accentuate this further - do remember though that large glass walls are beautiful but can be difficult to clean!! Our lighting choices are so different in this style - soffit lighting is very discreet and allows you to create a halo to the room; adding dimmers gives you the option of mood or function. Large statement lanterns, inspired from street lamps, or clusters of oversized bulbs with cotton wrapped flex in an array of colours, can create an inexpensive focal piece in an entrance hall or over a dining table. To bring colour, an antique city poster or inspiration from your travels can be incorporated but, other than this splash of colour, the scheme tends to be monochromatic and in neutral tones.

Furniture can be manufactured from plumbing or scaffolding to accentuate the industrial theme, often bringing in either the steely greys or warmer copper or bronze; if you are DIY-minded, these can be made yourself. Other textures that can be incorporated can of course be brick, concrete or polished tiles. However you choose to live, inspiration is there all about you; you don’t have to commit to all aspects all at once. Start with one thing that you like and gently add layers until you have the space that is right for you. There is no right or wrong; it is purely a reflection of you and your life enjoy it, be proud of who you are and have fun!

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ames [Jim] William Blackwell, of ‘Gayton', 7 Newlands Avenue, March was a machinist for Johnson's Engineering. Saturday, August 22nd, 1959 would be a busy and memorable day for him and his wife. Their three daughters, Cynthia, Aneta and Yvonne were to be married at St. John's Church, March in a triple wedding. These three sisters had been a well-known charity song and dance act and at one time Aneta had run her own dancing school. All three had been employed by the local Regent Dairy Company. Yvonne was the first to accept a marriage proposal and her father as a matter of financial expediency, suggested the unusual ceremony. The occasion attracted a large crowd of spectators and well-wishers. All three brides wore identical dresses in full length Elizabethan style Nottingham lace over taffeta and net with shoulder length veils. These were designed by their mother and made by themselves. Each bride carried a bouquet of pink carnations and cream roses with trailing ferns which later would be respectfully laid in Station Road cemetery in memory of their sister Theta who died in October 1933 aged five. Cynthia (29) was given in marriage by her brother, Neville, a local auctioneer. Her groom was Frank Williams, of King's Lynn, an employee of Vauxhall Motors at Luton. His friend J. Maperly, of Luton, was best man. Twenty-five-year-old Aneta, was given in marriage by her uncle R. Stacey. Her groom was Brian Larham, of Wimblington, who was a sergeant in the Royal Army Medical Corps., his brother acting as best man. Twenty-one-year-old Yvonne was given in marriage by her father and her groom was Dennis Halstead, of Walsoken. He was a keen local sportsman, playing for Wisbech Town Football Club and employed by Wisbech timber merchants Horace W. Racey, Ltd. His brother Cyril was best man.

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The wedding service was conducted by Rev. P. W. Dorman. Beautiful church flowers were provided by local nurseryman A. S. Dunn and organist for three hymns was F. Ritchie. The reception in St. John's Church Hall was attended by nearly 150 guests. Among the congratulatory telegrams was one from the editor and staff of 'Woman' magazine which had been advised of the wedding by the brides’ mother. The Williams's set up home in Luton after a honeymoon touring the East Coast. The Larham's first home was in Army married quarters at Colchester following their honeymoon in Great Yarmouth and the Halsteads travelled by train for their honeymoon in Blackpool and afterwards lived in Wisbech. Cynthia had a long and happy marriage with three children; two sons and a daughter. Although Aneta had two children; a son and a daughter, her marriage did not last, but she achieved happiness in a second union. Yvonne had a daughter and, with Dennis, is looking forward to a 60th wedding anniversary. Both are still fit and active. Pictured: The three couples (left to right): Frank and Cynthia; Brian and Aneta, and Dennis and Yvonne. Photograph courtesy of Dennis and Yvonne

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Beyond the Commemorative Fountain were green fields where North Street, Norwood Avenue and County Road were developed. March rapidly extended in the 19th century when the railway arrived, and the town became the administrative centre of the Isle of Ely and county council offices were built in County Road (Wisbech take note!). Broad Street and High Street in the 21st century have seen many changes commercially. Some familiar shops have completely changed, the most serious loss in my opinion being Woolworth’s (the sixpenny

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It's September, and we all know what that means. A new year of school, college, university... there are so many new things going on, you may feel as though you're buried in a school bag and you just can't get out. But why? Although it is busy and can be stressful, September for many is the month of new beginnings. The Spring of Autumn, if you will. And, new beginnings are a brand-new chance to shine! I sound very inspirational, or I am trying to! But you have to admit, I make a good point. So, last year I wrote an article about 'surviving secondary school', and I still stand by everything I said, so, to all of you starting as a Year 1, a Year 7, a 'newbie' at university this month, here's a little advice for you! Be open to new people. Making new friends can be hard. And the transition between education can be tough because although you’ll probably have friends that you’ve grown up with, you’ll also meet so many new people. And, it’s okay to have different groups of friends, it’s okay to ‘float’ between groups of people, it’s okay to grow out of friendships that you may have had for years. But, what’s not okay, is to discriminate against different people. Be open, listen and learn from them. First impressions count. People are all different! And people handle being 'new' in different ways. There are the nervous, quiet ones and then the loud, bolshy ones. Find an in-between. Try not to be nervous. But also, please don’t be the cocky one who ‘squares up’ to others for no reason - this won’t end well. If you’re scared or have any worries, tell somebody. If there’s somebody who is mean to you, tell

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A Word From... Mayor James Palmer: My Vision to Revitalise Transport As Mayor for the region of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, I have made it my mission to encourage and continue the growth of our area. A large part of that includes seeing change come to the transport links across the whole area, making sure that towns such as March can make the most of what’s happening across the county and in our major cities of Peterborough and Cambridge. Planning with a long-term vision, I have commissioned a Local Transport Plan which lays out our ambitious strategy for a world class transport system. My vision is to revitalise transport in Cambridgeshire in a way that works for us, but to the same level of professionalism as London. Along with North East Cambridgeshire MP Steve Barclay, I have been pressing for a commitment from the rail operator to work with us to meet our ambitions for better services. This has been a long-held desire for people, as well as their elected representatives in Fenland, and it is high time we move things along because enough is enough. One of my continued efforts for March is lobbying CrossCountry trains for an upgrade of opportunity for those wishing to commute by train. It is madness that the train times to Cambridge are not representative of the pressing demand that residents of March have. A commute time of just over 30 minutes between March and Cambridge shows the potential for the CrossCountry services. If people can have the confidence that they can secure work in Cambridge and even London, while still returning by rail, it opens the door to a huge range of new job possibilities for people. 44

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The spin-off benefits are that people can stay in the communities in which they grew up or have connections, and in areas where housing is more affordable. We also increase public transport use, reducing congestion on our roads. As part of the Combined Authority budget of just under half a million pounds, we are seeing fresh investment into our market towns and have worked with Fenland Council to deliver a bespoke Masterplan for March, to see revitalisation come to this historic town. By pouring in new investment, development is already evident in the new shelters at the station. This project has been a wonderful example of the devolved power in the Combined Authority working together with the desires of the local community to generate effective transformation. By giving local people a voice in the design of the shelter, an opportunity for more people to feel involved in the flourishing of their towns is awakened and this desire is something I hope can be continued in the furthering of the March Masterplan. Mayor James Palmer Inset photo: Mayor James Palmer met with Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines and Meliha Duymaz, Anglia Route managing director, to press for rail upgrades

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September 2019 2nd Friends of March Library Lego Club from 10.30am12pm. 50p per child. Please bring along a named baseboard if you have one. Places are limited – please book at the library desk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Kindly supported by Friends of March Library. 7th The highly acclaimed Hereford Concert Band will be performing to raise funds for both the 'Help For Heroes' charity and the music department of the Neale-Wade Academy, March. Tickets available at the door from 7pm; £6 for adults and £3 for students & children under 16. Music starts at 7.30pm. Great raffle prizes and refreshments will be available during the break. Free on-site parking. 8th Kings Dyke Fossil Hunting Trip with Fossils Galore. A fossil hunting trip to Kings Dyke Nature Reserve in Whittlesey. From 12pm-3pm. 8th Gault Wood Free Open Day. Celebrating 25 years since the wood was planted. 10am-4pm. Guided walks, activities for young and not so young, bug hunt and local stalls. Located on Grange Road, March, just beyond the golf club (off A141). Parking is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact gaultwood@gmail.com or call 07889 474008. 8th Whittlesea Festival! So much to see and do, don't miss out! Also, there will be various musical artists performing from 10.30am-4pm. 10th ‘Suicide Prevention Day’, St Peter’s Church, March, 4pm-6pm with several activity tables including lighting a candle for a loved one. Light refreshments. Raffle for the charity MIND. Everyone is welcome. 11th 1220 (March) Sqn Air Cadets Open Evening for potential new cadets and their parents at 7.30pm at the Gas Road HQ. Come along and see what we do. From flying to DofE to leadership and BTEC. Potential cadets must be school Year 8 and no older than 16. Intake night will follow on Tuesday, September 17th. www.1220atc.org. uk or email 1220@aircadets.org for more details. 12th Roald Dahl Day event at March Library from 5.15pm6.30 m. Age restrictions and a charge may apply, please speak to March Library staff for more details. 14th Ramsey’s Waterways! A journey through time with Ramsey Heritage Group, coach trip from 11.25am or 2.30pm. Free! 15th Fenland family history workshop at Octavia Hill's birthplace house, Wisbech from 1.30pm-4.30pm. Dropin, with Bridget Hunter. Come and ask about your family history. Standard entry charge. For more information, please call 01945 476358. 19th, 20th & 21st Elgood's Brewery Beer Festival. Entry £4. Open from 6pm-10.30pm on Thursday, Friday, 5pm-10.30pm, and Saturday, 12pm-10.30pm. For more information, please call 01945 583160 or email info@ elgoods-brewery.co.uk 21st The Ouse Valley Singles Club live at The Sportsman, Chatteris from 9pm-late. Free entry but limited availability 52

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so make sure to collect your free tickets from the bar in advance! Or call 0778 7553183 for more details or to reserve your free tickets. 22nd Go Insane! Our adult Go Insane 5km/10km is held at Washbrook Farm, Doddington. Please note: children (16-17yrs) can participate however they must have a parental consent form completed. The course is set out in a 5km loop. Each participant gets the choice on the day of completing one lap or two, allowing for 5km or 10km in distance. The course includes pond wades, waterslides, hay bale climbs, plenty of mud and much, much more. All runners will receive on completion a drink, snack, and an awesome medal. You also get a Dri fit T-Shirt which you pick up when signing in on the morning of the event. Free parking, toilets, refreshments and camping all available on site. Spectators welcome too!! On the day £50. 25th The RSPB Huntingdonshire Local Group welcomes Charlie Kitchin at The Free Church, St Ives from 7.30pm. Charlie’s worked as a warden and a site manager for more than 30 years at the RSPB. His talk covers the history of the Fens drainage, its archaeology, the creation of the washes, and the key wildlife and how the RSPB manages the habitat. This fascinating talk will be preceded by the group’s annual meeting. Includes an intermission where tea, coffee, and snacks are available and a raffle, books, badges, and bird feeders will be on sale. Entry is £4 but free for members. Email jack.stevens@rspb.org.uk 26th Space Chase Award Ceremony at March Library, from 4pm. Please speak to the library staff for details. 28th Unicorns and Dinosaurs Storytime, at March Library, from 2.15pm-3.30pm. Aged two+. £2.50 per child, includes refreshments. Please book your place with the staff. 28th Michael Bublé Tribute Night at The Oliver Cromwell, March, from 7pm-late. 30th Engage in the Afternoon, at March Library, from 2pm-3.30pm. Deborah Maloney, of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, will be here with her trainee puppy to tell us about the wonderful work the organisation does and all about training the puppies. Entry is free and refreshments are provided. Donations towards costs always 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. Bingo at The Sportsman, Chatteris, every two weeks (excluding Bank Holidays). Eyes down from 7.30pm. Cash prizes and raffles. 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

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September 2019 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. 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 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 6.30pm-8.30pm at Trinity Hall, March. Doors open at 6.15pm. 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, 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+)

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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 & District Model Railway Club The Rookswood Club, Rookswood, 27 West End March, PE15 8DP 01733 204997. Mike Wyldbore (Secretary): secretary@mdmrc.co.uk www.mdmrc.co.uk 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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A) The Alphabetical Quiz – The Letter T The idea is that all the answers to the following questions begin with the letter T, and follow each other in alphabetical order, as shown in the first two answers given. 1)

What sport is sometimes called ping pong? – Answer: Table tennis.

13) Unglazed, brownish-orange earthenware, taking its name from the Italian for ‘baked earth’.

2)

What slang name is given to a Welshman? – Answer: Taffy.

14) What is the main male sex hormone called?

3)

‘Kiss me Kate’ is a musical version of which play by Shakespeare?

4)

Light savoury snacks or appetizers, especially those based on Spanish food.

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Who composed the ballet ‘Sleeping Beauty’?

6)

18) What is the scientific name for the wind pipe?

What toy’s name is derived from a U.S. president, who was keen on bear hunting?

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Trademark name for the non-stick product, polytetrafluoroethylene.

19) Which novel by Irvine Welsh, was the basis for a 1996 film, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Ewan McGregor?

8)

Rossini composed an overture about what legendary character?

9)

Japanese dish of seafood or vegetables, deep-fried in batter.

10) What are you said to be on, if you are in a state of impatient suspense or anxiety? 11) Which spirit replaces vodka to turn a Bloody Mary into a Bloody Maria?

15) Game of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ – American fantasy television series. 16) What was the name of the mouse that Dumbo the elephant made friends with in the Disney cartoon? 17) Shaggy, Ink Cap and Stink Horn are all types of what?

20) What does a dendrologist study? 21) Port of Spain is the capital city of which country? 22) What word can be used to describe a group of kangaroos or baboons? 23) Florence is the capital city of which Italian district? 24) What is the Italian for ‘mixed fruits’, and is also the title of a famous song by Little Richard? 25) What is the colloquial term for a bird watcher?

12) In which film did Arnold Schwarzenegger say, “I'll be back” for the first time?

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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) 7: Square it, x 2, + 7, 2) 95: + 1 /5 of it, x 4,

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ANSWERS Section A: 3) Taming of the Shrew, 4) Tapas, 5) Tchaikovsky, 6) Teddy bear (after Theodore/Teddy Roosevelt), 7) Teflon, 8) (William) Tell, 9) Tempura, 10) Tenterhooks, 11) Tequila, 12) Terminator, 13) Terracotta, 14) Testosterone, 15) Thrones, 16) Timothy, 17) Toadstool, 18) Trachea, 19) Trainspotting, 20) Trees, 21) Trinidad and Tobago, 22) Troop, 23) Tuscany, 24) Tutti-Frutti, 25) Twitcher. Section B: 1) 33, 2) 492, 3) 2796. 58

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