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Introduction

Welcome to Your November Issue. Today I’m going to tell you about a love story… me and my dog Billy. We’ve just celebrated two years together, meeting for the first time when he was about ten weeks old and me somewhat older! Since that first fateful day we have been pretty much inseparable – save for my occasional lone trips to the shops or pub – as I work mainly from home – so we are virtually together 24/7. Billy is like my shadow. When I wake up he is there giving me a loving kiss, when I go downstairs, he goes downstairs, if I go into the garden, he quickly follows, if I sit down to watch TV, he sits next to me, or sometimes on top of me. You would imagine that this proximity would grate after a while… it certainly would with some people! But it doesn’t. We are quite happy in each other’s company, be it outdoors on long walks or in the home and office. The only downside is that as some people can become ‘car bores’ I am now officially a dog bore (which some of my Facebook friends I am sure would agree). Billy and I are an item. There. I’ve said it. Man’s best friend? … you bet!

Andy

It’s getting closer by the day, and I’m talking turkey, (along with trees, tinsel and trimming-up!) as the whole wonderful Christmas season gathers momentum once more. This month’s issue features many local restaurants and hostelries offering all manner of attractions for the festive weeks ahead, so remember to book early for your special events. As we head towards the end of another year, I’d just like to express my thanks to all of the team here at Discovering Magazines on yet another bumper year. It has been made possible through a lot of hard work, alongside the continued wonderful features reaching us, month after month, from our contributors, and of course, you, the readers, who keep telling us that we’re getting it right – many thanks to you all.

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Inside Highlights 6 ............... March Christmas Market 8 ............... Silver Oak Coffee 10 ............. Hot Pots Coffee Shop 12 ............. March Podiatry 13 ............. Stronger For Longer Campaign 14 ............. Fraser Dawbarns 16 ............. Lyncroft Care Home 18 ............. History with Trevor Bevis 20 ............ Steve Barclay MP 22-23 .... Community Matters 24 ............ AA Whittlesey Computers 26................Orlando Interior Design 30 ............ Village Life With Jayne Whytock 37 ............ Tp24 LED Outlet 42 ............ Consumer Advice 46 ............ March Museum with Peter Wright 48 ........... This Month at The Movies 52-53 .... What's On In November 54 ............ Club Guide 56 ............ Puzzle Page 60-61 ..... Business Directory With thanks to:

March Podiatry, Fraser Dawbarns, Trevor Bevis, Steve Barclay MP, AA Whittlesey Computers, Orlando Interior Design, Jayne Whytock, Eileen Le Voi, Peter Wright, The Light Cinema and Holly Jean.

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Many local traders will be offering an indulgent selection of fresh food and produce. From roasted chestnuts, to chocolate kisses and speciality cheeses there will be something for all tastes. Shoppers will also be sure to find a unique gift from more than 120 stalls selling a wide range of quality crafts, toys, jewellery and much more besides. Many of the local businesses are supporting the event too so be sure to pay them a visit! Children’s rides on the Market Place will be free of charge all day, courtesy of the Mayor of March Cllr Rob Skoulding, and little ones will have the opportunity to meet Father Christmas in his grotto too before he has to be on his way for more pressing matters. Local musicians and choirs will be creating a truly magical atmosphere with live performances throughout the day. As will Twenty20 Productions who are creating an enchanting winter wonderland upstairs in March Town Hall full of activities and even a Christmas show! For those who love the festive season, this event is not to be missed. 6

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This wonderful free event, which is delivered by March Events Committee in partnership with Fenland District Council, has grown year on year. Around 5000 visitors are expected from the local area and from further afield. Free parking is available in City Road and Dartford Road car parks, or if like us you prefer to walk off the mince pies or enjoy a little mulled wine pedestrian access is open from 10am. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Great News for Commuters from March Station! Silver Oak Coffee Ltd is now planning to open the Coffee Shop at March Station and says the people of March will shortly have coffee to rival any station in the UK… Susanne and Bruce Garside, owners of Silver Oak Coffee Ltd, live in March and have their micro-roastery just down the road outside Ely, Cambridgeshire. You may have had their coffee at the Rig which is on Ely Market six days a week, the coffee trailer with outdoor seating where you can sit on the roof. Or you may have tried it from their coffee bus, most recently at March Carnival or at one of the other local shows and events they attend. Bruce Garside started roasting Silver Oak Coffee from his garage nearly six years ago and now roasts for several excellent establishments, hotels, delis, and coffee shops. His focus is on the artisan, the high quality, and he takes a scientific approach to seriously good coffee. One of his customers called him ‘the king of roasters’. Bruce only roasts beans that are produced sustainably and sourced ethically. He works with small farms where the natural environmental factors influence the flavour profile of the coffee beans. He buys coffee beans seasonally, carefully selecting small lots of beans from around the world. He then roasts each bean differently to bring out the natural flavours to the best advantage to ensure the best coffee possible. His methods are

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producing some of the most splendid and varied coffees available. At March Station, the couple will be making delicious coffees from their own roasted beans sourced from a single farm in Costa Rica. They will offer the full range of hot drinks, including Lattes and Flat Whites and use only exceptionally well-trained baristas. They will also offer organic tea and awardwinning hot chocolate and a range of snacks. An exact opening date has yet to be announced but it is hoped to be ready for business this month (November) when the opening times will be approximately 6.15am to 1.30pm. Check Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates and offers @silveroakcoffee For more information, to buy coffee online or to apply to work with Silver Oak Coffee Ltd: susanne@silveroakcoffee.co.uk www.silveroakcoffee.co.uk Tel: 07983 452630

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OPENING SOON AT MARCH STATION

Great news for commuters! Silver Oak Coffee Ltd is planning to open their Coffee Shop at March Station, so the people of March will shortly have coffee to rival any station in the UK! We will be making delicious coffees from our own roasted beans sourced from a single farm in Costa Rica. We will offer the full range of hot drinks, including Lattes and Flat Whites, using only exceptionally well-trained baristas. We will also offer organic tea and award-winning hot chocolate and a range of snacks.

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HOT POTS COFFEE SHOP Hot Pots Coffee Shop has just celebrated its first anniversary. It opened last October at March Community Centre, initially for one day a week, but now offers good quality tea and coffee plus homemade cakes and paninis three days a week. Hots Pots is a Cambridgeshire County Council project that provides people with learning difficulties the opportunity of gaining work experience in a friendly environment. Kayleigh Dring, employment skills worker for the council, said: “It enables individuals to volunteer to help out and learn new skills in a relaxed working environment that will help them in their future employment.” Hot Pots offers a number of meal deals including a coffee and cake for £3 and a panini, crisps and drink for £4. Sample the fare on offer at the Station Road venue; opening times are 10.30am-2.30pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (except Bank Holidays).

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important for those who have become unsteady on their feet. Why not have a go and see how you can benefit from our class in March.”

Falls are one of the most common causes of accidental injury in older people, so it is important we maintain our strength and balance in later life to continue to enjoy activities like gardening, playing with grandchildren and socialising with friends.

The class meets at St Peter's Church Hall, High Street, March, PE15 9JR every Friday 2:45-3:45pm (price: members £4/guests £5).

Attending strength and balance classes increases confidence and helps you carry on doing the things you enjoy for longer.

To book and to find out more about the class, please call Forever Active on 07432 480105.

To find out more about the campaign and to take our ‘strength and balance challenge’ visit: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/strongerforlonger

Simon Hanna, senior clinical exercise specialist with the NHS, said: “I’ve seen how strength and balance classes have transformed the lives of older people. It can help them feel younger, more energetic, give greater flexibility and help people keep doing the things they enjoy. “Many people will not realise that our strength naturally starts to decline from the age of forty but it is reversible and it’s never too late to maintain and improve on what we’ve got. This is especially

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Legal

Remember, Remember... Fireworks Safety and the Law BY NEIL JOHN, PARTNER, CIVIL LITIGATION

In early November many people will be going to watch a fireworks display, either at a public event in their local town or at the house of a friend or family member. There are many traditions associated with this season such as bonfires and toffee apples. There is also a prevalence of safety campaigns warning of the dangers of mishandling fireworks. However, despite these campaigns, thousands of people in the UK are injured by fireworks every year. If you are injured by a firework, the consequences can be life-changing, and you may want to know whether you can receive compensation for your injuries. Damages may be awarded for the injuries and symptoms or scarring that follow as well as to cover lost income, medical costs and other expenses incurred due to the injury. Public events, such as your local town’s annual firework display, should follow HSE safety guidance such as having safety barriers and trained fireworks operators to minimise the chances of a spectator getting injured and are required to ensure the premises are reasonably safe for the lawful visitors’ use under the Occupiers Liability Act, 1957. If you are injured at an event like this, you may have grounds to make a claim because the organisers have a responsibility to keep spectators safe. They are also likely to have public liability insurance. Injuries are more likely at private parties as they are unregulated. Fireworks are usually set off by people who haven’t had safety training and who may have limited experience of handling fireworks. Other factors that make injuries more likely include the consumption of alcohol and insufficient space to keep at a safe distance from the fireworks. The host could potentially be held responsible for any injuries received at an event like this.

What should you do if you are injured by someone illegally throwing a firework in the street? This is a criminal matter and should always be reported to the police. You may also be entitled to compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) which handles cases like these. If you are injured by a defective or faulty firework, it may be possible to make a claim against the seller, manufacturer or importer of the firework. In this case, the onus will be on you to prove that the firework was faulty. It is therefore strongly recommended that you keep the remains of the firework, the packaging that the firework came in as well as instructions and the purchase receipt. We understand that making a claim can be expensive and time consuming, so where there is a reasonable chance of success, Fraser Dawbarns offers a no win, no fee arrangement and are happy to discuss any personal injury matters if you are unsure whether you have a claim. Firework parties can be a lot of fun and Fraser Dawbarns wishes everyone an enjoyable evening, regardless of which event you are attending. We would like to remind everyone to be vigilant, stay safe and make sure that any vulnerable people are protected.

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Athena Care Homes are a small family owned organisation with two care homes in Kings Lynn Norfolk, one in March and one in Peterborough. Our purpose is to create excellent quality and homely environments with the highest standards of care, catering, activities and housekeeping.

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Our Family Caring for Yours Lyncroft Care Home in Wisbech has undergone a luxury refurbishment and extension, with an additional fourteen en-suite bedrooms, refurbished lounge and dining areas, bistro café and pub. Home Manager, Brenda Durrington, explains, “We aim to create a ‘home from home’ feel here at Lyncroft; the refurbishment of the home has helped this enormously. Our rooms and communal areas are clean, light, airy and uplifting which helps our residents settle quickly and feel at home.” Residents at Lyncroft Care Home are encouraged to personalise their spaces, and the personal belongings they bring quite often become talking points. Resident John was keen to show staff his album of photos and press cuttings depicting his family history in farming and heavy horses. John Ward is a well-known figure in Wisbech and the shire horse world, so when staff heard about his history, they were keen to help him re-live some of his experiences. As part of their ‘Make a Wish’ initiative, the team at Lyncroft arranged for John to visit Broad Farm in Norfolk, where he spent time admiring their collection of heavy horses and explained how his family had bred similar animals, showing them at agricultural shows across the country.

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“John had a fantastic day,” said Home Manager, Brenda Durrington. “It’s so important for us to facilitate trips like this so people can retain links to their past. It’s been fascinating to talk to John and hear how knowledgeable he is about farming and shire horses”. If you would like more information about Lyncroft Care Home, please contact our Customer Relations Manager, Laura Mills, on 01945 475 229 or 07725 799217 or laura.mills@countrycourtcare.com .

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It is thought to have been founded in the 13th century and it was probably the most important building on the banks of the old course of the River Nene. At the time of its founding, the main area of March extended from St Wendreda’s Church to where the Stone Cross stands, the track beyond being subjected to minor flooding. Drainage work continued from the Stone Cross to the bridge, in ancient times built of wood stored where the existing market place stands.

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The area in the vicinity of the bridge formed an important meeting place for river users and much trading took place. This area was named Merchford and the river was shallow and could be crossed by foot. The existing White Hart building bears no resemblance to its original design. Years ago, the writer looked at a bare section of the White Hart wall, north side, and was intrigued with a part of old rubble incorporated with brickwork. The White Hart was one of three ale houses built along March riverside, the other two being The Ship, reputed to date from the 14th century, and the White Horse, dating from the 17th century. All three were extensively used by river men conducting business along one of the Fen’s oldest waterways, older than the Wisbech Nene.

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A SPECIAL GRITTER LORRY, BACKING TEACHERS, AND NEGOTIATIONS WITH BARNIER – By Steve Barclay MP

As the autumn nights get colder and darker, it will not be long until we see gritter lorries out on our roads. There will be a new addition to the fleet serving our local area this year named after a brilliant charity called Scotty’s Little Soldiers which some of you will know. It is a local military charity that supports bereaved British Forces children and is named after Corporal Lee Scott, who lost his life whilst serving our country in Afghanistan. Lee was born and raised in Fenland. I was pleased to help with a request to get a new gritter lorry named in his honour, so do look out for it when you see them next out on the roads and give it a wave.

In my role as Brexit Secretary I have been involved in detailed negotiations across a range of European capitals from Copenhagen and Helsinki, to Madrid and Warsaw, as we try to secure a deal. Most people locally tell me they want Parliament to get on with it, as many MPs promised. I agree and will do everything possible to get Brexit done so that we can focus on our NHS, extra police officers, and levelling up investment in the Fens. At home, Bailey our dog helps put Brexit in context. He seems more interested in a walk than my updates on the backstop. I think he may be right.

Earlier this month was ‘World Teacher Day’ and like most people I would not be able to have the career I have without the dedication of teachers. So, I want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the fantastic teachers who work in North East Cambridgeshire. The impact teachers have on young people is lasting, as I see firsthand from my own two young children. We are prioritising support for schools in government, and locally I am working with the national Education Opportunity Area scheme which we secured last year. It is one of just 12 in the country, so it is a jewel in the crown for raising standards in our area. 

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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

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March Lunch and Film Club meets on the first Thursday of each month in March Town Hall. Tickets are just £12 each and can be purchased from Paninis in advance of the showings, which are organised by Fenland Arts Association. Anyone is welcome to attend, with guests choosing from the menu beforehand what they would like to eat, and tea and coffee being included in the price and served after the meal. Paula Peake, sales manager for Discovering March, attended the recent viewing of The Post. She said: “I found it a most enjoyable experience meeting local people aged 50 + and noted what a great community spirit there was and how friendly and chatty the whole group were. “The food, cheese salad and homemade bread and butter pudding, the best I’ve ever had, was lovingly prepared by Barty from Paninis and his colleagues, on lovely laid tables with fresh flowers.” The next showing is on Thursday, November 7th and will feature The Upside; mid-day start for an approximate 3.30pm finish. The Lunch and Film club relies on 20Twenty Productions for the projector. However, grants from March Town Council, The Mayor’s Charity Fund, March Lions and March Rotary Club have ensured that the club can now purchase a new modern and up-to-date projector. People join the club for free, but as members they purchase their meal from Paninis and the film is provided at no cost.

WASTE FEES ARE FROZEN The subscription fee for Fenland District Council’s garden waste collection service has been frozen for another year after a successful third year of the service. With more than 21,200 subscriptions this year, the service has continued to be self-funding and allows the council to be able to freeze the price again for 2020/21. The £40 annual subscription fee, first introduced in 2017/18, will stay the same for the fourth year running – ensuring it remains amongst the lowest priced authority garden waste services in the East. All new and existing customers paying for the fortnightly service by annual direct debit will benefit from a continued discounted direct debit cost of £36. Existing annual direct debit customers will have their subscriptions automatically renewed in February at £36, ready for the garden waste service to start in April 2020. For more details on the current garden waste service, please visit www.fenland.gov.uk/ gardenwaste Information about the 2020/21 service will be available to view from December 2019. You can also get information from local customer service centres and community hubs.

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MARCH REMEMBRANCE PARADES The March branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) will once again be organising the March Town Remembrance parades this month.

FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE Peterborough Male Voice Choir, Peterborough Voices and Peterborough Youth Choir will commemorate the region’s fallen soldiers and the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces with Festival of Remembrance, a moving evening of beautiful melodies and poignant words for Remembrance Sunday, taking place at The Cresset in Peterborough and St Nicholas’ Chapel King’s Lynn, in support of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The third event of its kind promises to be a memorable evening, particularly so in this 75th anniversary year of the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy, one of the most remarkable allied wartime operations, when men from all over the world came to fight in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. While paying tribute to soldiers from America, Britain, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Poland and Australia who fought to defend Britain’s freedoms, values and way of life – many of them losing their lives during that momentous summer of 1944 – the anniversary represents a momentous occasion to celebrate peace, liberty, reconciliation and to hope for a peaceful future.

It will form within Mill View car park at 9am and will then step off at 9.30am and make its way to St Peter’s Church where the service will start at 9.50am, reforming at 10.30am and returning to the War Memorial where a wreath laying ceremony will take place from 10.55am-11.30am. Parade Marshal ‘Spence’ Spencer MBE said: “We now have over sixty organisations that take part and last year we had nearly seven hundred people on parade and roughly four thousand spectators, this is now a major event for the town of March and each year it gets bigger.” The Armistice parade will take place on Monday, November 11th.

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November 5th is celebrated in England as Bonfire Night. Its history goes back to the failed attempt by Guy Fawkes and others to blow up King James I and his parliament in 1605. The lighting of bonfires was actually a celebration by the people of the time as a way of thanks that their King survived. The burning of effigies didn’t start until around 1625 when they often represented the Pope or the devil. Fireworks were a later introduction and as years went on the day became more about fun and excitement than religion and the devil. Years ago, Wimblington used to have its own bonfire evening held on the land that is now Parkfield Social Club. The bonfire was slowly built over the weeks leading up to the big night and the villagers gathered in the evening of the fifth to watch the bonfire lit and the fireworks let off. Sadly, now we have to travel out of the village to other displays but if you are lucky you can still watch from your window the display at Skylark across the bypass.

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and attached a four stone weight to the sidecar axle to keep the wheel on the ground. He then coupled up to a homemade roll or a small harrow and rode round his field at ‘something like 10mph’. However, when it came to heavier work, ploughing and harvest, Richardson relied on Mr Wiles for assistance.

Tinkering in his workshop, his hobby was to mend old machines and keep things working. Outside, he had an old engine which drove a dynamo to make his own electricity and was very happy if he could get an old machine working again.

Richardson also confounded the experts by abandoning crop rotation. When he first had the field, he divided it into two and grew regular crops of sugar beet and potatoes. He then had two crops of wheat before nine successive years of growing barley. He claimed that he never had a poor crop, indeed when he spoke to a newspaper reporter in 1960, he said the previous year had been almost a record.

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Biographical adventure film, The Aeronauts, released on November 8th, reunites Theory of Everything stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in a tale that follows daredevil balloonists in Victorian England. Set in 1862, the story follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren and ambitious scientist James Glaisher as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone else in history. A charming journey to the very edge of existence where the chances of survival are slim. Another duo reunited on the big screen on November 8th are Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren as they team up in The Good Liar. This adaption of Nicholas Searle’s novel tells the story of career con artist Roy Courtney who can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life. As Christmas draws near, romantic comedy Last Christmas sprinkles some festive spirit our way on November 15th. The festive rom-com, conceived by actress Emma Thompson and the late singer George Michael, stars our favourite Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke as Kate, a young woman who makes a bundle of bad decisions. Her latest date with disaster, accepting to work as Santa’s elf for a department store despite her less than cheery mood, finds her repeatedly bumping into a soup kitchen volunteer (Henry Golding) who shows her that sometimes you’ve just gotta’ have faith.

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15th. Based on the 1970s’ TV series, a new generation of fearless Angels take flight played by Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Naomi Scott (Aladdin) and Ella Balinska (The Athena) as the central trio of special agents – Sabina, Elena and Jane. In an interesting twist, Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men), Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) and Djimon Hounsou (Captain Marvel) will all portray different versions of Bosley – an employee of the mysterious Charlie. It’s finally time to Let it Go again on November 27th as Frozen 2 bursts onto our screens. Three years after the events of the first film, Elsa starts to hear a strange voice from the north calling her. Together with her sister Anna, Olaf and Sven, they embark on a new journey beyond their homeland of Arendelle in order to discover the origin of Elsa’s magical powers and save their kingdom. In the first film we saw Elsa fear that her powers were too much for the world, but now she must hope they’re enough.

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November 2019 4th Geri's Song Showcase at The Braza Club, March, from 7.30pm – doors open at 7pm. In memory of a truly inspirational lady, Geri Crooke. Various artists will get together to raise money for the Geri Crooke Trust which supports disadvantaged children to access theatre and live performance. £5 entry. 2nd Winter Fayre. Stalls including Christmas gifts and hamper draw. Refreshments are available. From 10am to 1pm at the Trinity Church, High Street, March. 2nd Scooted 'n' Booted live at The Sportsman, Chatteris, 9pm-late. Free entry. 3rd Early Bird Christmas Fayre at The Eastrea Centre, 12pm3.30pm. Come along and get your Christmas shopping done early! Lots of stalls, charity raffle, and tombola. Coffee and cake are available! All in aid of NGNPUK. 4th The Library Presents… SpyNet. From 11am-4.30pm at March Library. Free of charge! Drop-in, no need to book! Suitable for ages 12+. An interactive exhibition that uncovers the secrets of past and present surveillance operations. New International Theatre Company and the Norris Museum have undertaken a six-month project that reveals the secret histories of the 1980s’ Cold War and how the military technologies are now part of civilian life. Inspect the photos, film, and documents collected as part of the project and take part in a unique audio experience that will reveal the deeper layers of the surveillance world in which we live. The headphone experience will run throughout the day and will last approximately 25 minutes (you can take part on your own or as part of a small group). 9th March Scout Group Fireworks, professionally fired by 1605 Fireworks LTD, at March Town Cricket Club! Gates open at 5.30pm, fireworks start at 7pm. Also, there will be a bar, live music and hot food! In aid of 1st March Scouts. Please contact the March Scout Group or March Town Cricket Club for more details. 9th The Library Presents… Art and Science workshop at March Library from 2pm-4pm. Admission £5 standard, £2.50 concessions. For families, adults and young people aged eight+. A workshop by artist Tinkamel for inquisitive and creative minds to make art that lights up! Experiment with a range of techniques, components and power sources (including solar energy and smart textiles) to create inventive and beautiful electronic circuits on paper or fabric. All materials provided. Please book at the library or online at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/arts 13th The March Society presents an evening with Alan Neville, Greater Anglia customer engagement manager. Bringing the latest news of Greater Anglia and developments on the railways in this region and further afield. From 7pm. Everybody welcome. £2 for members and £3 for non-members. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. Membership: £5 single, £8 couple, free under 18s. For more information, please email info@ themarchsociety.org.uk or visit www.themarchsociety.co.uk 16th Third Stone From The Sun live at The Sportsman, Chatteris, 9pm-late! Free entry. 16th The Library Presents… De-Lovely at March Library from 7pm-9pm – doors open at 6.30pm. Live music with Dreamcast Productions. Admission, £7 standard, £4/£5 concessions. The vivacious melodies of the 1930s in a luxurious blend of playful musical magic. Including timeless works by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald, Al Boley, Charles Trenet and Josephine Baker. Licensed bar. Please book at the library or online at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/arts 52

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16th Bondy live at March Town Hall from 7.30pm – doors open at 7pm. Local singer/songwriter performing all his own material. Tickets are £5 on the door, under 18s free! 20th The Library Presents… Printmaking Workshop at March Library from 2pm-4pm. Admission £5 standard, £2.50 concessions. For adults and young people aged six+. Curwen Print Study brings the studio to you! Work with professional tutors to learn cardboard cut printing techniques. Suitable for all abilities and levels of experience. Presses, inks, paper, and materials all provided. Please book at the library or online at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/arts 25th Engage in the Afternoon at March Library from 2pm3.30pm. Mrs Cromwell’s 17th-century kitchen. Refreshments provided. Free entry but donations are welcome towards costs. 28th Christmas Coffee Morning held by March Committee for Children’s Charities, 10am-noon at Doddington Village Hall. Entrance £1 including coffee and biscuits. A festive affair – homemade cake stall, crafts, preloved items, books, and jigsaws produce and plant stall, plus a raffle. All welcome. 29th Hot drinks and mince pies, carols and Christmas music at the Trinity Church, High Street, March 6.30pm-8.30pm. 30th Elgood's Brewery and Gardens Christmas Special Open Weekend! From 11am. Free entry, free brewery tours, free tastings, free parking! 30th Friends of March Library Coffee Morning from 10.30am12pm. Featuring young Irish dancers from the Casey Academy. Join us for a drink and a biscuit, enjoy the dancing and try your luck in the prize raffle. 30th Superheroes stories and crafts at March Library from 2pm3.30pm. Dress as your favourite Superhero if you like! Admission £2.50 includes refreshments. Suitable for children aged 2+. 30th Craft & Pastimes Fair at St Peter's Church Hall, Wisbech, from 9am to 12.30pm. For those unusual Christmas gifts and presents. Refreshments are available. 30th Chatteris Christmas Light Switch on from 4.30pm!

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 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.

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November 2019 The Wisbech and District Flower Club meets on every third Monday of the month, from 7.30pm at St Peter's Hall. For more information, please contact Yvonne on 01945 581360. 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, 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. Email 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. Contact 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.

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See our Facebook page Discovering March Magazine for more events and offers. 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 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start. Contact George Jupp on 01354 652586. Other Art Group - meets in March Library every Thursday afternoon at 2pm-4pm. We do have occasional workshops & demos. Contact details if you wish to join ring Chris on 0790 5895460 or Linda on 0756 2013063. Line Dancing for Beginners & Improvers at Coates Public Hall, 7.15pm-9pm, Admission £3 (includes tea and biscuits). Very friendly class. Contact Maureen on 07890 756857. Fridays Mum and Baby classes at March Community Centre from 10.30am-12.30pm.

The March Probus Club meets at the Oliver 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.

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

M.O.B. Dance Classes at The Sportsman, Chatteris. Dance Styles Include House, Hip-Hop, Locking, New Style, Fusions and Wacking/Commercial. Ages 11 and under: 5pm-6pm. Ages 12+: 6pm-7pm. £3.50 per lesson. For more information, contact Kyanne on 07896 595635. Or, email m.o.b.dance00@gmail.com

Saturdays Hereward Ukulele 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.

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+) at 7.15pm. New beginners welcome on Thursdays. March Lunch and Film Club meets on the first Thursday of each month in March Town Hall. Tickets are just £12 each and can be purchased from Paninis in advance of the showings, which are organised by Fenland Arts Association. People join the club for free, but as members they purchase their meal from Paninis and the film is provided at no cost.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

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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. March Rotary Club Wastepaper Collection. Bring your clean newspapers, magazines, junk mail, cardboard to March Rotary Club at the lorry park on City Road (behind Iceland). Every second Saturday of the month, 8.30am-10.30am. All money raised by recycling the paper-based materials will be donated to local charitable causes. 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 March Town Cricket Club The Pavilion, Burrowmoor Rd, March PE15 9RS Tel:01354 652029 Committee Meetings are held on 2nd Tuesday in each month. The Club is open 6 days per week from 7pm. www.marchtowncricket.com Facebook: March Town Cricket Club 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 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 Rd, March PE15 8RD 07833 932083 March Badminton Club At Neale Wade Sports Centre. Tuesday club night 7-9.30pm, Wednesday 7-8.30pm beginners + pay and play £4, Thursday 8-9.30pm beginners-intermediate pay and play £4. Contact us on our facebook page: March badminton club 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 welcome. No formal audition, just a pitch test as we have 4 part harmonies. £3 per week to cover hall and printing costs. 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: katherine@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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AUCTION Sat 30th November Auction of Rustic, Vintage & Modern Items Viewing Friday 29th Nov Midday to 7pm & from 9am on morning of sale

House Clearance Specialists - Contents bought for cash - Free local collection All enquiries Tel: 07713 081526 Or email: laurenceseaton@hotmail.co.uk

BAR MEALS AVAILABLE. OPEN FOR LUNCHES ON WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS Meals from £5 and Desserts £2 Planning a Wedding or Party? Come and see our Function Room and Lounge. Competitive hire charges for a large, comfortable room. Need catering? We can supply all your needs! Please contact us for more information.

COMING EVENTS AT THE CLUB

Friday 1st November JERSEY BOYS TRIBUTE – Open to all. Tickets £10 in advance. Saturday 2nd November BONFIRE NIGHT & FIREWORKS Bar meals available, all welcome. Free entry.

Friday 8th November FILM NIGHT: HARRY BROWN Starring Michael Caine. Free entry, bar meals available.

Sunday 10th November REMEMBRANCE DAY CARVERY Traditional carvery, homemade desserts, cheese & biscuits and tea/coffee. £15pp. Book now!

Sunday 17th November MILTON KEYNES SHOPPING TRIP £12pp. Bus leaves at 8.30am from the club. All welcome

01354 653150

or find us on Facebook Sunday 29th November CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON Call in at the club for a drink and a bar meal after the switch on!

Sunday 24th November QUIZ NIGHT – all welcome.

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

What word would an American use for a holiday? 13) What type of fastening material could be called – Answer: Vacation. ‘a real rip-off’?

2)

What do you call the decorative strip of fabric hung around the frame of a bed? – Answer: Valance.

14) Which South American country’s name is derived from the Italian word for ‘Little Venice’?

3)

With which saint do we associate February 14th every year?

15) Which plant traps insects when they touch the inner surface of its leaves?

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What song, written by The Zutons, was made more popular when released by Amy Winehouse in 2007?

16) Alf Tupper (‘Tough of the Track’) and Braddock V.C. used to appear in which comic?

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Famous piece of classical music by Richard Wagner, ‘Ride of the V . . . . . . . .’?

17) Type of mammal, smaller than a llama, and living in the Andes of South America.

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Not the friendliest type of bat, who happen to thrive on blood.

18) Austrian city and the title of an Ultravox song?

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Which Canadian city takes its name from an explorer from Kings Lynn?

8)

Which novel by Thackeray follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Emmy Sedley?

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What is the acronym for this controversial introduction into the football world in recent years?

19) Term given to country, or local, ‘wine of the countryside’ in French? 20) This Shakespearean character shares her name with a stringed instrument. 21) In which adult comic would you find Roger Mellie, Finbar Saunders and Buster Gonad?

10) The name of this ointment is derived from ‘wasser’, (German for ‘water’) and ‘elaion’, (Greek for ‘oil’). 11) What is the name of the papal state in Rome, established in 1929?

22) Who is Harry Potter’s archenemy? 23) Complete the slogan for Audi cars : ‘V - - - - - - - Durch Technik’. 24) If ‘bovine’ is cow-like and ‘canine’ is dog-like, what is the word for fox-like?

12) What name links the following types of classic car: Viva, Ventora, Velox?

25) England rugby star brothers whose combined weight is almost 40 stone!

B) Train That Brain!

Take the first number and follow the instructions until you reach the answer. Try it first without pen and paper and don’t even think about a calculator! 1) 19: + 15, x 2, + 8, x ¼ , x 3, + 11, x ¼ , - 14, square it 2) 161: + 81, ½ of it, + 71, x 3,

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ANSWERS Section A: 3) Valentine, 4) Valerie, 5) Valkyries, 6) Vampire, 7) Vancouver, 8) Vanity (Fair), 9) V.A.R. (video assistant referee), 10) Vaseline, 11) Vatican (City), 12) Vauxhall, 13) Velcro, 14) Venezuela (from Veneziola), 15) Venus Flytrap, 16) Victor, 17) Vicuna, 18) Vienna, 19) Vin de Pays, 20) Viola, 21) Viz, 22) Voldemort, 23) Vorsprung, 24) Vulpine, 25) (Billy and Mako) Vunipola. Section B: 1) 9, 2) 846, 3) 1755. 56

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

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

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

Tel: 01354 279261 • Independent family run business • Town centre location • Comfortable waiting room and viewing area • Competitively priced tyres • Free tyre pressure checks • MOT Class I, II and IV testing station We also do puncture repairs, tracking, wiper blades and bulbs.

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

SOFT FURNISHINGS

TREE SURGERY

Susan’s Soft Furnishings Made to Measure

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

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

A.M Fisher Electrical Contractor March (Est 1972)

✓ Domestic & Commercial installations

installers of

WINDOWS | DOORS | CONSERVATORIES

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

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ALL ASPECTS OF TREE SURGERY FOR WISBECH, MARCH, CHATTERIS AND SURROUNDING AREAS: • Felling, shaping and pruning • 24hr emergency service • Stump grinding and removal • All waste removed • Fully insured CALL TODAY FOR A FREE QUOTATION

T: 01945 450082 M: 07711 897089

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Folleys Drove, Guyhirn, Wisbech

VEHICLE REPAIRS

SEWING SERVICES

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

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

POND MAINTENANCE

Pete’s

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

Nigel’s Vehicle Repairs of March CAR RESTORATION RESPRAYS & ACCIDENT REPAIRS MOT PREPARATION • WELDING ALLOY WHEELS REFURBISHED

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

SPECIALIST CLEANING

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

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All customers are offered a 7 day cooling off period All enquiries to:

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

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Polo from £155 a month with £2,500 towards your finance.

– Car-Net‘AppConnect’ which integrates compatible smartphones to allow screen mirroring – Composition Media Infotainment system with 8-inch colour touchscreen – Front assist with pedestrian monitoring and automatic Post-Collision Braking System Solutions Personal Contract Plan* representative example subject to 48 month, 10,000 mile per annum agreement for the Polo SE 1.0 80PS manual Duration

4 years

47 monthly payments

£155.00

Total amount of credit

£11,415.30

Retail cash price

£16,265

Optional final payment

£5,770.80

Excess mileage (per mile)

4.8p

Deposit contribution

£2,500.00

Total amount payable

£16,415.50

Rate of interest

4.8% fixed

Customer deposit

£2,349.70

Option to purchase fee payable at the end of your agreement

£10.00

Representative APR

4.9%

Robinsons Volkswagen is a broker and not a lender and can introduce you to a limited number of lenders, who may pay us for introducing you to them. *At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Offer available until October 31st, 2019. Indemnities may be required. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication. Freepost Volkswagen Financial Services.

Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. There is a new test used for fuel consumption and CO2 figures (known as WLTP). The CO2 figures shown however, are based on a calculation designed to be equivalent to the outgoing (NEDC) test cycle and will be used to calculate vehicle tax on first registration.For more information, please see www.volkswagen.co.uk/owners/wltp or consult your retailer. Data correct at 03/2019. Figures quoted are for a range of configurations and are subject to change due to ongoing approvals/changes. Please consult your retailer for further information. Official fuel consumption figures for the Polo model range in mpg (litres/100km): Combined 44.8 (6.3) – 57.6 (4.9). Combined CO2 emissions 97 – 110 g/km.

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