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Introduction

Welcome to Your January Issue. Well we’ve said goodbye to 2019 and now it’s time to welcome in 2020. The past year has really flown by, but now it’s time to fully focus on the beginning of a new decade. We will once again be working hard to bring you the best possible magazine each month, filled with articles that will hopefully inform you about what’s happening in your local community. We always strive to improve our offering to you and over the coming months we will endeavour to bring you all the latest news from your local community but to do so we also need your help. If you have any news you would like to see in the magazine then please remember to let us know so that we can report on your activities each month throughout the year. Send your stories to my email address at the bottom of this page and I will do my best to include them in the publication. I would like to wish you all a happy and prosperous 2020. Let’s make it the best year ever…

Andy

At the time of writing, we’re still very much wrapped up in 2019 and the final throes of the year, with its Christmas parties, Santa appearing here and there, the carols and all the end-of term concerts, all of which make it such a fabulous time of year. The last few weeks have been particularly special for me. Our beautiful (canine!) baby George was one year old on November 27th, whilst two days later, our youngest “beautiful baby”, Ed, turned eighteen. Watch out world!!! As we start a new decade with this month, I hope our readers love our new front cover, along with a new “kids page”, and we all look forward to even more exciting articles in 2020. In the meantime, I wish you a Happy New Year and may it bring peace, happiness and good health to everyone.

Claire x

Copy deadline details:

Copy deadline for the February issue is Friday, 10th January 2020.

Publisher - Claire Saberton: 01778 421427 | 07837 499061 | sales@discoveringmagazines.co.uk Editor - Andy Hurst: editor.march@discoveringmagazines.co.uk Sales - Paula Peake: 07903 776211 | marketing.discoveringmagazines@gmail.com Ops Director – Andy Armstrong: 07780 922214 Design – Sarah Gumbley | Emma Gunner | Rob Harradine | Andy Beavis Accounts – Cheryl Jakes: 01733 686255 | accounts@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

Inside Highlights 4 ............... Slimming World's Newest Recruits 8 ............... Ray of Beauty 10 ............. March Podiatry 12 ............. Toni Wilkes Acupuncture 14 ............. Travel Guide with Ellie Cuthbert 16 ............. Village Life With Jayne Whytock 20 ............ Fraser Dawbarns 22 ............ Gardening Tips for January 26................Homelink 29 ............ Mortgage Force 30-31 ..... Community Matters 32 ............ March Museum with Peter Wright 36 ............ History with Trevor Bevis 37 ............ The Coach House Hub 38 ............ A Poem by C.J. Atkinson 39 ............ Ensign Motors Ltd 42 ............ Consumer Advice 44 ............ PDR Property Lawyers 48-49 ... What's On In January 51 ............. This Month at The Movies 54 ............ The Puzzle Page 55 ............ NEW! Puzzle Page for Kids 56 ............ Club Guide 57-58 ... Business Directory

With thanks to:

March Podiatry, Ellie Cuthbert, Fraser Dawbarns, Trevor Bevis, Jayne Whytock, Eileen Le Voi, Peter Wright, The Light Cinema and Holly Jean.

Discovering March is published by a local team and is not associated with any other business. Care is taken to ensure that the content and information is correct, however we cannot take any responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by any errors. Permission must be granted to reproduce, copy or scan anything from this publication. For a copy of our contributors’ guidelines please email info@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

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Slimming World’s Newest Recruits: Helen Moore “I joined the March Slimming World 5.30pm group in August 2007 at which point I had been unhappy and over weight for about six years. I couldn't look in a full-length mirror, I felt like I was letting everyone down, I had no confidence, I didn't like myself very much and I knew this wasn't me. With the Extra Easy Food Optimising plan, I lost four stone and started to find myself again. “I became a consultant in October 2008... I never want others to feel the way I did so if I could help I would. In  February 2010 I became team developer for the area which allowed me to help my fellow consultants give the best service to our members and reach out to many more people that were in pain with their weight. "I love the fact that we get to help people to feel fitter, healthier and happier with themselves and more self-confident. It's more than a job – it's a passion." Nik Penn Floor layer Nik (45) hopes more men will be encouraged to lose weight to get fit and healthy when they realise it is not just a thing for women – less than 10 percent of consultants are men.

He said: “I started my slimming journey in May 2016 when I returned from a cruise and saw the photos that we had taken. My daughter had mentioned joining Slimming World and I thought I would go along to give her some moral support as I ‘could do with losing a couple of pounds.’ “Over the first few weeks I thought ‘Wow this really does work.’ I found that the pounds were disappearing, and I lost a total of 3.5 stones.” After becoming a consultant, Nik has now started his own group. “Slimming World has changed my life and I would love to show everyone how to lose weight without being hungry and still eating loads of lovely real foods.” Wednesdays are with Helen at the Scout Hut behind Sainsbury's at 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.30pm or 7.30pm; Thursdays with Nik Penn at the Westwood School, Maple Grove at 5.30pm or 7.30pm; or Saturdays with Nik at the FE centre on station road at 8.30am. The launch is on Saturday, January 6th at 8.30am at the March FE centre or join the Thursday evening group at Westwood School on Maple Grove for a 5.30pm or 7.30pm start. Call or text Nik on 07566 216933 for more information.

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this it offers SkinBase Microdermabrasion for your more advanced result driven facial.

old and new clients, for helping to make

If you would like to know more about

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any of the treatments on offer please come

Friends for eight years as well as colleagues, they say Ray of Beauty is

along to Ray of Beauty’s celebrations on

celebrating its first year in business and

Saturday, February 29th from Noon to 5pm.

would like to invite you to its one-year

As a special offer, bring the voucher

celebrations.

from this issue on the day to receive 25 percent off any new booking.

They have more than 10 years’

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They now have a sumptuous new dual

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treatment is booked a 10 percent discount is available. Ray of Beauty uses Monu skincare products which are becoming the preferred

There will, of course, also be plenty of refreshments and nibbles available so come along. You will be assured of a warm welcome.

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WE OFFER A RANGE OF SERVICES INCLUDING • Waxing • Tinting • Manicures • Pedicures • Gel Polish • Hot Stone Massage • Massage

New Dual room with 2 beds

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Health

New year, new year resolutions, but how important is really looking after you in your life?

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elf-care is a broad term that encompasses just about anything you do to be good to yourself. In a nutshell, it’s about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others. It’s partly about knowing when your resources are running low and stepping back to replenish them rather than letting them all drain away. It also involves integrating self-compassion into your life in a way that helps to prevent even the possibility of a burn-out. When practised correctly, self-care has a long-term benefit for the mind, and the body. We are excited to provide a wide range of services to help you look after yourself in 2020. We are pleased to offer regular meditation classes, which can help you develop better physical and emotional responses to stress, with the beneficial effects on your health, and we are planning talks about ‘The Law of Attraction’, which believes that positive or negative thoughts bring positive or negative experiences into a person's life, that can improve their health, wealth, and personal relationships.

sympathetic nervous system (PNS). What this means is that your body goes into a restful, rejuvenating mode, helping it to fortify its immune system. Better physical health. Similarly, to the previous point, with better self-care often comes fewer colds, cases of flu and upset stomachs. Less stress and a better immune system can surely help you feel more physically able and strong inside and out. Enhanced self-esteem. When you regularly carve out time that’s only about being good to yourself and meeting your own needs, you send a positive message to your subconscious. Specifically, you treat yourself like you matter and have intrinsic value. This can go a long way towards discouraging negative self-talk and your critical inner voice.

The Top Six Benefits of Self-Care are:

Increased self-knowledge. Practising self-care requires thinking about what you really love to do. The exercise of figuring out what makes you feel passionate and inspired can help you understand yourself a lot better. Sometimes, this can even spark a change in career or a reprioritisation of previously abandoned hobbies.

Better productivity. When you learn how to say ‘no’ to things that over-extend you and start making time for things that matter more, you slow life down in a wonderful way. This brings your goals into sharper focus and helps you to concentrate on what you’re doing.

More to give. When you’re good to yourself, you might think you’re being selfish. In truth, self-care gives you the resources you need to be compassionate to others as well. Giving compassion is a bit like filling a bucket; you can’t fill someone else’s if you don’t have enough of your own!

Improved resistance to disease. There is evidence that most self-care activities activate your para-

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During your first visit the BAcC acupuncturist needs to gain a thorough understanding of your main complaint and your general health and lifestyle.

Acupuncture Can Help With Your Health...

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This will involve 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.

he British Acupuncture Council says there are more than thirty different health conditions which acupuncture can help with including acne, depression, eczema and osteoarthritis.

And the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) now recommends acupuncture through the NHS for chronic lower back pain. Toni Wilkes, who trained at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading where she gained a BSc (Hons), is an expert in the practice.

You may feel that some questions are unrelated to your condition but the information you give will help form a more complete picture of your health and lifestyle. Each patient is unique and two people with the same diagnosis may well receive different acupuncture treatments. For more information contact Toni at Elegance Beauty Salon, Dartford Road, March on 01354 653408.

Using subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for centuries, such as pulse taking and tongue examination among others, acupuncture seeks to focus on the individual as a whole, not the isolated symptoms of a person’s illness and all manifested symptoms are seen in relation to each other.

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Travel

Why Travel With Us in 2020?

By Ellie Cuthbert

Marketing & Admin Assistant

We are proud to be celebrating over ten years in the travel business, being your local, trusted independent travel company that offers their clients the freedom of choice. We employ the ‘faces of travel’ within your local town as all our staff have extensive travel knowledge, with a combined experience of over 250 years! Most importantly, all of our holidays are ABTA and ATOL protected, giving you complete peace of mind! Being independent with extensive experience in the industry means that we can package together anything you desire worldwide, searching the market for the most competitive prices and dealing with the widest range of suppliers on our high street. We have an extensive portfolio of products and choice, offering a local high street, face-to-face service along a range of websites, offering worldwide holidays, weddings and pure luxury. You make the right choice when you book with us… • We aim to beat online prices. • We have won awards with Feefo and are ranking 5* for customer service. To read our reviews, visit www. holidaywithus.co.uk/reviews. • All our staff have extensive experience in travel and have worked on our high street for many years. • We are an established, competitive business that prides itself on ensuring our customers return to us year after year. We have a knowledgeable and passionate team that delivers a professional service at all times. We are proud to employ some of the most experienced faces in travel within our local towns. All of our staff members have travelled the globe and received a wealth of training, giving them a vast understanding of worldwide destinations and products. They also offer a high level of

customer service, which is why we have won the Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award for the past three years. Why spend hours searching for your dream holiday when we have all the knowledge, tools and expertise to do it for you? Sit back and relax while we match your every requirement to the perfect destination, saving you time and money. Call us now for a quote. Throughout January, we are open until 6 pm, Mondays to Saturdays, and until 4 pm on Sundays. Don’t delay, call us today!

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Village Life

‘Don't Throw The Baby Out With The Bath Water!’ AND OTHER STRANGE OLD SAYINGS AND THEIR MEANINGS...

By Jayne Whytock

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any of the sayings we use today have their origin in folklore. So, here are some that may surprise you.

Many people got married in June because the yearly bath was taken in May and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell, brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odour. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married. Before bathrooms were in every house, people used to bathe in the kitchen in front of the fire. The bath consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, after which came the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying ‘Don't throw the baby out with the bath water!’ In those old days, people cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes the stew had food in it that had been there for quite 16

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a while. Hence the rhyme, ‘Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold, pease porridge in the pot nine days old’. Occasionally they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, ‘bring home the bacon.’ They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. A loaf of bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. England is old and small, and the people started running out of places to bury people. So, they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, one out of twenty five coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realised they had been burying people alive, so, they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, thread it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth... now, whoever said history was boring? JANUARY 2020


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Legal

When is a Court of Protection Health and Welfare Order Needed? BY HOLLY WEBB

An important part of being fully prepared for later life is by making a Lasting Power of Attorney. This will nominate a trusted friend or family member who will make important decisions on your behalf in the eventuality that you no longer have the capacity to make these decisions yourself. Before you make an LPA, you need to demonstrate that you have the capacity to do so. If you need to appoint an attorney but are deemed to no longer have capacity, you will not be able to do so. Some people do find themselves in the position where they no longer have capacity and have not appointed anyone to make health and welfare decisions on their behalf. In these circumstances, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 does allow family members and other carers to make decisions relating to a person’s care and treatment. Family members and carers do not need permission from the court to help someone to wash, dress or feed themselves. It is also permissible to buy shopping and necessary goods for them using their own money and arrange homecare, services and repairs or maintenance. Those caring for a person who lacks capacity are also allowed to carry out diagnostic tests to identify an illness, give medication and arrange professional medical treatment. They are also allowed to arrange care in an emergency. There are limits to this. The person must be reasonably deemed to lack capacity to make the decision themselves and it is vitally important that any decisions made, or actions taken are in that person’s best interests. If the decision is about where the person is to permanently reside or if there is a disagreement over what is considered to be in the person’s best

interests then an application will have to be made to the Court of Protection who will make a one-off decision on the matter. As a rule, the Court of Protection is unlikely to appoint a health and welfare deputy unless ongoing welfare decisions will need to be made. Deputies are more likely to be appointed in cases where a person suffers from a progressive illness or profound learning disabilities and will require a series of medical decisions to be made on their behalf over a period of time. If the Court of Protection does appoint a deputy, there is no guarantee that they would have been the first choice of the person needing decisions made on their behalf. While you have the capacity to do so, it is very important to make a Lasting Power of Attorney to put you in control of who will manage your affairs in the event that you are no longer able to. LPAs can be made for health and welfare and also for property and financial affairs. The private client team at Fraser Dawbarns will be happy to assist you with making an LPA or with an application to the Court of Protection.

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JANUARY Gardening Tips Now that the rush of Christmas is over, and you have had your fill of the home-grown sprouts, it is time to take stock of last year’s triumphs and failures. You could now spend time planning a crop rotation to get the best out of your plot. You could work on a three or five-year crop rotation which prevents the soil from becoming exhausted from growing the same crop continually, taking the same nutrients out of the soil. It also reduces the risk of pests and diseases becoming established and then finding them very difficult to eradicate. The three-year crop rotation involves the following: Year 1: Peas, beans and fruiting vegetables: peas and beans absorb nitrogen from the air and store it in the roots –leaving the roots in after harvesting benefits next year’s crop. Year 2: Brassicas – are nitrogen-hungry, grow them where last year’s peas and beans grew. They are also susceptible to club root (a soilborne fungus) so moving them around helps keep this at bay. Year 3: Roots, tubers, onions and leaves: these crops do not have a particular “thirst” for nitrogen, so it is good to grow them after brassicas where the nitrogen content has been depleted. And, if you have a very large plot, why not try a five-year rotation? Year 1: Brassicas. Year 2: Peas and beans. Year 3: Potatoes and fruiting vegetables. Year 4: The onion family. Year 5: Root and stem vegetables. There are still one or two jobs that you can be doing to maintain the plot and make the best of your remaining crops: • Start a bean trench by digging down about 60cm and then start filling it with your organic kitchen waste. Each time you add a batch of waste, cover with a layer of soil: continue until the trench is full and leave it to rot down. • Draw the soil up around the stalks of cabbages and winter cauliflowers to just under the first set of leaves. Check over Brussels sprouts and sprouting broccoli and support them with a strong stake to prevent them from being blown over in high winds. • At this time of year, rhubarb can be forced, using pots or an upturned bucket, or even a pile of straw, making sure any holes are covered to completely cut out the light. What could be tastier than pale pink sticks of rhubarb harvested in late February? • It’s a good time of year for a spot of cleaning: seed trays and plant pots can be cleaned with a mild bleach solution to kill diseases that may have carried over to the new seedlings. • Finally, at the end of the month seed potatoes should be available and you can start chitting them in seed trays ready for planting. A Happy New Year and let’s hope it’s a fruitful one in your garden or allotment. 22

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Homelink has been a major local success story since being formed in 1992. Initially located in Chatteris and March, it now operates from Commercial Road in March employing a large number of local residents in its 100-strong workforce. Marketing Manager Martin Thorley said Homelink supplies domestic and commercial customers throughout the East Anglian region and East Midlands where it has built up an enviable reputation for providing quality products and a quality service. He said: “Our products are known for being of good quality and are popular with home owners and businesses who are looking to carry out refurbishment or new build work. “Our products have a ten-year guarantee and we get a lot of repeat custom which is testament to the high quality of service provided by our experienced team. On the back of a successful start to 2019, in October we had our best ever month which was probably due to the fact that people had now decided to proceed with work after the uncertainty over Brexit.”

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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

NEW PRIVATE LOCAL MOBILE DENTAL SERVICE In the first quarter of 2020 “Friends for Needs” will be bringing a much needed domiciliary dental service to the local area.

MEET THE COUNTY’S MOST ‘CHRISTMASSY KID’ Cambridgeshire's most ‘Christmassy kid’ has been named. Six-year-old Lilly won The Original Factory Shop’s competition seeking out the most festive children across the UK. Lilly was chosen by The Original Factory Shop as the most Christmassy kid in the region after her mum submitted a video of her discovering her favourite Christmas products in her local store on Wisbech Road, March. The Original Factory Shop asked little elves to lead the way and put the store’s range of gifts, clothing, decorations and homeware to the ultimate Christmas test.  Lilly chose a white fluffy unicorn from the new range, which was shown in a video created by her mum in the local store in the run up to Christmas.  She was rewarded with a VIP Christmas shopping experience at the store where she was able to choose a variety of products from the Christmas range, from novelty pyjamas and slippers, Christmas jumpers, plush toys and much more, all to the value of £150!  Natasha Murrell, Lilly’s mum, said: “Lilly absolutely loves Christmas and everything that comes with it! Distributing presents to everyone on Christmas morning is her favourite part of the day.”

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) recently published ‘Smiling matters’ regarding oral health provision in care homes. Its findings show that far too many people living in care homes are not being supported to maintain and improve their oral health. The CQC report stated that one of the challenges in providing access to dental services was a lack of in-house care provision. The report also noted that 52% of the homes it contacted did not have oral health plans in place for residents and 47% of staff have never received any specific dental care training. As a result, large numbers of elderly and often vulnerable care home residents are not receiving the level of oral healthcare that is rightly due to them. Friends for Needs (FFN) is addressing this need by launching the FFN Private Mobile Dental Service to provide cover for the nursing and residential care homes in the Fenland and Peterborough areas. The FFN Mobile Dental Care Plans include: regular oral health assessments and reviews; fillings; extractions; dentures and denture repairs; dental hygiene; and access to emergency dental services. FFN will be exhibiting its services and the new private mobile dental service at stand D40 of the Peterborough Biscuit Event on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020. For more details on FFN, please visit its website at: www.friendsforneeds.co.uk or contact Simon Jeffs, Friends For Needs Ltd 3 Station Approach March, Cambridgeshire PE15 8SJ Tel: 01354 655030 Email: enquiries@friendsforneeds.co.uk

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COUNCIL GOES CONTACTLESS Fenland residents can now pay for their council services using contactless payments. Last month Fenland District Council began installing new contactless payment machines in its customer services centres and community hubs to enable contactless payment as well as card and cash options for users.

MOONSHOT KICKS OFF WITH 'LAST TANGO IN MARCH' Rachel Webber and Alan Hooks are pleased to announce the arrival of a new performance group to the Fenland area. Moonshot Performance Company has been created to bring enjoyable events featuring drama and dance to the heart of the Fens. The company launches at March Town Hall on January 10th and 11th with a performance of the comedy 'Last Tango In March' by David Tristram partnered with a Macmillan coffee evening. From 6.30pm, tea, coffee and cake will be available with the opportunity to relax and chat, with the performance starting at 7.30pm.

A Fenland District Council spokesman said: “As a council we are constantly looking for ways to improve the service we offer to our residents. Installing new, modern machines that offer contactless will make payments easier, faster and more secure. “Most of our residents pay their bills via direct debit or online through our website, but with more and more people choosing a cashless lifestyle, we will be pleased to offer more options when paying by card in our centres and hubs.” You can pay online at: www.fenland.gov.uk/pay For more information on customer service centre and community hub opening times visit: www.fenland.gov.uk/shopsandhubs

FOREST SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

'Last Tango in March' follows a struggling drama group that is finding it difficult to survive due to financial worries and dwindling audiences. The solution they come up with is said to be incredibly funny and sure to give the audience a good giggle.

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Tickets are £5 for the show. Money from tea, coffee and cake sales will go to Macmillan and all other money to Moonshot Performance Company.

Forest school is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self esteem through a hands-on learning experience in a natural environment. Extra half term sessions: 18th, 19th & 20th February at 9.30-11.30am – £5 per child to be accompanied by an adult and a drop off session in the afternoons at 12.30-2.30pm – £12 per child. Spaces are limited so please book early to secure a place.

Tickets are available on the door or from Panini's. Further information is available via www.moonshotperformancecompany.co.uk  or on Facebook.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION SAYS ‘THANK YOU’ The March Branch of the Royal British Legion has thanked everyone who supported the March Town Remembrance parades.

Outdoor learning sessions will run every Thursday 9.30-11.30am until February half term.

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Local History

Traction Engine Accident on Whittlesey Road – By Peter Wright (on behalf of March & District Museum)

August 18th, under the direction of Mr J Martin, four engines provided by H Betts, agricultural contractor, attended the scene. Firstly, three feet of water was pumped out from the drain and a sloping ramp was dug into its side. Then, beginning at 11am, the engine was pulled to an upright position with its wheels in the bottom of the drain. Then, with many hundreds of people watching, the four engines working together were able to pull the runaway back into a field away from the road. The task was completed by 2.30pm. Damage to engine was quite minimal. The chimney had snapped off and the governor broken, but it was predicted that it would soon be back at work. The photograph, showing the engine about to be pulled from the dyke, is one of a series taken by F E Watson that were published in the Cambs Times the following Friday to illustrate the story.

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n early August 1940, a 9½ ton traction engine drawing a thrashing drum was going away from March, along Whittlesey Road. The engine belonged to J Martin and Son, farmers, of Grandford.

It had successfully negotiated the sharp right hand and left bends beyond St Mary Magdalene chapel when suddenly a pin came out from the steering gear and the engine veered to the left. It plunged into a 15-foot-deep drainage ditch with the drum following it. Fortunately, the two men on the engine were able to jump off without injury. Eight-year-old Alec Wright cycled to view the scene and has strong memories of the incident. The drum was hauled out of the drain using two traction engines together, but recovery of the engine was a far more difficult proposition. Many people offered the opinion that it could not be recovered in one piece. However, on Sunday,

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The White Hart, shown as it appeared in about 1912, underwent several external and internal changes. It was a prominent structure and considerable business took place within its walls which were built on the foundations of a much older medieval building. The River Nene nearby was like a highway through the town and river traffic was very considerable. The river bank opposite Barclays’ building was used as a loading and unloading area for barges bringing and taking goods to and from Wisbech,

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Ely, Cambridge, Huntingdon and Upwell. The river bank was used to store coal, potatoes, grain, stone, bricks and other commodities. A couple of short jetties protruded into the river and barges used them for loading and unloading purposes. The river has taken on a new role in modern times. Many tourists make use of it and inhabitants living alongside the waterway have their own vessels, used chiefly in the summer months. The water is very low beneath the river banks and this indicates the true level away from the island. It is conjectured that the river at March was cut through the island as far back as Roman times, but it cannot be proven. Much alteration has taken place on the south bank.

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Trans-slender By CJ Atkinson

Oh no!, there goes another diet. Some juicing thing, I thought I’d try it. I saw pictures in a magazine Of lardies, all now wafer thin. The before photos, fat James Cordens The afters, thin Amanda Holdens. This endless cycle of self-loathing, The struggle to get in my clothing. I assure you that I tried so hard To ditch the biscuits, sweets and lard. I tried kale for breakfast, kale for dinner, Drank kale tea to make me thinner. Held my nose then blended pulp And drank it down in massive gulps. On Monday I took tiny sips By Thursday I was eating chips. Oh no!, another diet blown. I tried so hard to live on foam. My bingo wings, shot putter’s thighs, A tribute to my love of pies. Sarcasm from the bathroom scales ‘I’m sorry, we don’t have room for whales’ I give up now, I quit, surrender I’m identifying as Trans-slender.

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It is run by Scott Winter (48) who is the fourth generation of his family to be involved in the motor repair trade and is still assisted by his father Terry. Originally based in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, for the past eight years it has operated out of a workshop in Century Way, March where it carries out work on all makes of cars and light commercial vehicles up to the size of a Ford Transit. Scott said: “When we were based in Potters Bar, we used to visit friends in the area and fell in love with it so decided to move to the area, setting up home in Manea, and then opening the business in March.” Ensign Motors promises to provide a fair, full service at a high standard with an appreciation for its clients’ requirements and needs from full servicing, including full vehicle diagnostics, pre-MoT checks and air conditioning, to servicing

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Working with you to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover your waste Ever wondered what happens to your waste, or how you could help to reduce your impact on the environment? Find out more about the 4Rs of waste – how to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover!

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January 2020 26th Vegan Market in the Guildhall (right next to the Market Place). Open from 10.30am to 4pm. This market will be packed with stalls selling a huge variety of vegan products from great local businesses. Find a whole host of mouth-watering food stalls, eye-opening lifestyle brands, luxury cosmetics, ethical clothing, interesting charities and much more. Tickets available on the door – £2 for adults and free for kids. Only card payments accepted on the door. See you there! 27th Engage! Cambridgeshire Self Sufficiency Group at March Library from 2pm-2.30pm. Refreshments are available. Donations are gratefully received upon arrival.

Regular Local Events 2nd Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime at March United Services Club. Doors open at 3.30pm, the show starts at 4pm. Adult and child tickets are £5 each. 4th Saturday Storytime at March Library - Rumble in the Jungle. 10.30am-11.30am. 50p per child. 6th Jack Whitehall Live at Peterborough's East of England Arena from 8pm. For more information please visit www.ticketmaster. co.uk/jack-whitehall-stood-up-peterborough-06-01-2020/ event/1F00576DBD6A75F5 10th Rod Stewart Tribute Night at March United Services Club. Whittlesey Music Night Group presents Garry Pease live at March United Services Club at 8pm. Tickets £10 each available from the club or call 0752 6664949. 11th Canine conditioning with Omnidogs at Cullum Farm PE27 5EZ. Conditioning is the key to a fit, healthy, flexible and balanced dog. Suitable for sporting, overweight, rehabilitation and pet dogs - our programme is designed to develop canine strength from the inside out. Starting today for eight weeks at just £80. To get involved, please email enquiries@omnidogs.co.uk  11th & 12th Peckover House Gardens in Winter, Wisbech. An opportunity to enjoy the early season with a stroll around the garden. Warming soups and hot drinks available. 14th, 16th, and 21st The Anglian Players group is pleased to announce that script readings for its upcoming production of The Liver Birds will be held on Tuesday, January 14th and Thursday, January 16th at 8pm in the Green Welly Cafe, Chatteris. Then, auditions are taking place on January 21st. The group is looking for four female parts and five male parts. Also, for anyone that would be interested in directing or helping behind the scenes, please come along on the above dates. The show itself will be held at the March Community Centre on Station Road on Thursday, May 21st until Saturday, May 23rd. 17th-19th Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival!  18th and 19th Peckover House Gardens in Winter. An opportunity to enjoy the early season with a stroll around the garden. Warming soups and hot drinks available. 25th Friends of March Library Coffee Morning from 10.30am12pm. All welcome! 25th Junior Craft Club from 2pm-2.30pm at March Library. Age three+. Book your place with library staff. £2.50 per child.  25th & 26th Peckover House Gardens in Winter. An opportunity to enjoy the early season with a stroll around the garden. Warming soups and hot drinks available. 48

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20Twenty We currently run three theatre groups which perform musical theatre, acting, singing and dancing. All groups will perform at least one main show each year alongside other community performances including March GER Christmas Cracker, St George’s Fayre and our fundraising events. The first session is always a free introductory session to provide your child with a chance to decide if they believe they will enjoy being a member. The Youth Theatre sessions run during school term time at March Town Hall as follows: • Double Act – Ages six to 11. Tuesdays, 5pm-6.30pm. Cost £4 per session. • All-Stars – School years seven & eight, Thursdays, 5pm-7pm. Cost £5 per session. • Boundless – School years nine to 13. Tuesdays, 7pm-9pm. Cost £5 per session. 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. 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

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January 2020 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. 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. 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 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. Glee Club Jess Davis runs a high energy group on a Wednesday evening at March Town Hall from 5pm- 6.30pm. If you love dancing to great songs, then this is a group for you. The cost is just £2.50 with the activity suitable for those aged 10-19. Wednesdays & Thursdays Dance Mania at March Community Centre! Wednesday and Thursday after school. Wednesday evenings for adults and Thursday and Saturday mornings for people aged three+. Commercial, dance, performance, ballet, tap and contemporary. Several shows are performed per year. For more information, including times, please email lisa.df@hotmail.co.uk or call 0793 3796485. 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. March Camera Club meets in the Pathfinder Suite at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel, from 7.30pm. Its website is: marchcameraclub.org.uk The club also has a Facebook account for up-to-date news. March Duplicate Bridge Club meets at the Braza Club 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start. Contact George Jupp on 01354 652586.

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See our Facebook page Discovering March Magazine for more events and offers. 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. The March branch of the Royal Naval Association meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm for 8 pm at the Conservative Club, Creek Road, March. New members always welcome; there is no need to have served in the Royal Navy. Fridays Mum and Baby classes at March Community Centre from 10.30am-12.30pm. Fenland Music Centre Association Orchestras and Ensembles for all ages and abilities. Meets every Friday evening (during school term time), between 6pm and 9pm, at the March Community Centre, 34 Station Road, PE15 8LE. Please see our website for full details: www.fenlandmusiccentre.org.uk Fenland and Shotokan Karate Club train at Cavalry Primary School every Friday. For juniors, it's from 5.30pm-6.30pm. Family classes are 6.30pm-7.30pm and adults train from 7.30pm-9pm. No joining fee, no monthly fee and also the first lesson is free! For more information, please email info@fenlandkarate.club or call Darren Dennis on 0788 1777694. 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. 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.

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The Gentlemen, released on January 1st, starring Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant and Colin Farrell, we see Guy Ritchie go back to his roots, with an action comedy crime tale that follows American expat Mickey Pearson who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to get out of the game, there are plenty who want his spot, and will do whatever it takes including blackmail and bribery. JoJo Rabbit, also released on January 1st, is a Word War II satire that follows a lonely German boy and his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, whose view of the world is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in the attic. The following week, on January 10th we bring you 1917 from the director of Skyfall. This First World War drama finds two British soldiers in a race against time to go behind enemy lines to deliver a message that, if not communicated in time, will see more than a thousand men die, including one of their own brothers. Bad Boys For Life arrives on or screens on January 17th. Will Smith’s Mike Lowery and Martin Lawrence’s Marcus Burnett reunite for the first time in fifteen years, but it’s very clear that the legendary duo are at different stages in their careers and lives. But with Mike being targeted by a killer he can only turn to the one man he trusts with his life. It’s their most dangerous mission yet. The Personal History of David Copperfield hits the big screen on January 24th, and there may be

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Andre Rieu: 70 Years Young, welcomes in the new year on January 4th and 5th with the ultimate concert featuring musical highlights chosen by Andre himself. Tickets are selling fast so pre-booking is advised for this unique anniversary event. Our Royal Opera House Live season continues in 2020 which brings classic Russian ballet to delight audiences on January 16th with Sleeping Beauty. Followed by Puccini’s Opera of young love in 19thcentury Paris: La Boheme on January 29th. We also have some fantastic encores of our favourite screenings from the National Theatre coming your way starting with All About Eve starring Gillian Anderson (X-Files) and Lily James (Downton Abbey) on the 20th and All My Sons starring Sally Field (Steel Magnolias) and Bill Pullman (Independence Day) on January 27th.

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Which African ant-eating mammal takes its name from the Dutch for ‘earth pig’? – Answer: Aardvark.

14) Burnley boy who last year became the all-time leading wicket taker amongst cricket’s fast bowlers.

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Which Scottish football team have never been relegated from the top tier, since being promoted in 1905? – Answer: Aberdeen.

15) What is the name of the main artery in the body which carries oxygenated blood from the heart to the smaller arteries?

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What name is given to the nut-like fruit of the oak tree?

16) What name is given to a bed which, for a joke, has had the sheets doubled up so that you can’t get into it?

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Travelling from Trafalgar Square into The Mall in London, you would pass this Arch.

17) Sign of the Zodiac whose name is taken from the Latin for ‘water carrier’.

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What is the opposite to hibernate, when an animal 18) Anniversary of the day when fighting in World War 1 survives the hot summer in a dormant state? came to an end.

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Land-locked country in South Central Asia with Kabul as its capital.

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Which battle against the French in 1415 is prominent in Shakespeare’s play, Henry V?

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With which band do you associate Morten Harket singing “Take on Me”?

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What is the name of the main river flowing through Leeds?

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19) This Midlands football club was one of the founder members of the Football League in 1888 and of the Premier League in 1992? 20) Which Ian McEwan novel was made into a very successful film, starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley? 21) Which European country was the birthplace of composers Schubert, Haydn and Liszt? 22) What name is given to the rapid movement of a large mass of snow down a mountainside? 23) This small pointed tool is used to bore holes, especially in leather. 24) Which Devon seaside town is synonymous with carpet making? 25) Which racecourse hosts the Scottish Grand National? 26) Which country is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south?

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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 56

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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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. Branch Office Tel: 01354 653164 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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