Discovering March issue 106, July 2022

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Issue 106 / July 2022

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Welcome to your July issue... W

ow, what a fabulous, funpacked month that was!

It was really heart-warming the ways in which whole communities came together to share in celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and I’m sure memories of the four-day weekend and all its various activities will live forever in our minds. Some things which a town or a village decide to organise so that everyone in that community can get together don’t just happen – it’s always down to a small number of individuals who selflessly give their time and commitment to ensuring that everything works according to a plan. For all the towns and villages within our “Discovering region”, take a bow all you fixers and shakers, and let’s all move into summer with smiles on our faces, hoping that the weather will enable us all to make the most of our great outdoors.

Claire x

As I write this, we are in the midst of a mini heatwave. Long sleeved tops and trousers have been consigned to the wardrobe for a few days and bare arms and legs are the order of the day… well at least for the time being. I’ve never been much of one for sunbathing but I do like to pick up a bit of a tan while I’m out shopping or taking my dog for a walk, however there’s one thing that has always puzzled me and also I’m led to believe other people. How come the sun’s rays manage to get to most of one’s body apart from the bit between the knee and the ankle, namely the shin? I’ve seen loads of people walking about looking a healthy shade of brown, but with very pale shins. As for mine, they are currently a very nice shade of off-white…

Andy

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Inside Highlights

4 ................. Gardening Tips For July 6 ................. Wild About March 8 ................ Vine Law 10 .............. ColourFence 12 .............. Olive Tree Law 14 .............. Stephenson Smart 16 ............. In Memory Of Jonathan Fox 17 ............. Access 4 Lofts 20 ........... Diamond Byte 22 ............. Safe Local Trades 26-27 ... Community Matters 30 ............. March Podiatry 38 ............ Mental Health: The Magic Of Music 41 .............. Slimming World Success Story 42 ............. History With March Museum 44 ............. Recipe: Lamb & Mint Burgers 46 ............. Drinking with Trevor Langley 48 ............. Sing For Life 2022 50 ............. The Quiz Inquisition 52 ............. The Light Cinema: July Movies 54 ............. Dinosaurs At The Cathedral 56 ............. Steve Barclay MP 58-59 .... Business Directory With thanks to:

The Shed Shop, Olive Tree Law, Stephenson Smart, Vine Law, Diamond Byte, Eileen Le Voi, Joan Munns, March Podiatry, Peter Wright, Trevor Langley, Lucy Briggs, Whittlesea Independent Funeral Services, The Light Cinema and Steve Barclay MP.

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Copy deadline for the August issue is Friday, 15th July 2022.

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SPONSORED BY THE SHED SHOP uly can be a very dry month and, if it is hot, the soil temperature rises and many crops, such as broccoli, fennel, lettuce, and cabbage can bolt and render them inedible.

To help prevent this happening, keep them well watered (reducing the soil temperature) or use a mulch. Watering is so important, and it is better to water crops frequently and generously, as intermittent watering can cause problems with flowers falling, fruits failing to form and skins splitting. It is time to lift garlic: hang bulbs out in the sun or in an airy shed. Onions also need drying well before they are stored: a few days before harvesting, loosen the soil around the roots, and choose a dry day to lift them and lay them on the ground in the sun. Do not be tempted to store them until they are thoroughly dry. Also, first and second early potatoes can be lifted; they don’t store well, so enjoy them straightaway.

Although it is getting late for sowing and planting, there are still a few crops that can be planted: • Lettuce, rocket, and a variety of salad leaves – succession sow for an ongoing supply in the autumn. • Fast growing varieties of peas, beetroot, and carrots. • Florence fennel. • Plant out your leeks. Just dib a hole about 150mm/6″ deep and drop the leek into the

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Photo: Hemlock in July

WILD ABOUT MARCH

HEMLOCK

By Joan Munns, of March Wildlife Group & March & District Woodland Group

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emlock (Conium maculatum) is a very common member of the huge Umbeliferae or Apiaceae family. It is a plant that it is important to recognise because it is very poisonous to people and all animals. Famously, the Greek philosopher Socrates was put to death with an extract of hemlock when he was convicted of corrupting the youth of Athens in 399 BC. He drank the poison because he claimed it was an example of stoicism to the very youths that he was accused of having corrupted. It is a nerve toxin that kills by numbing the body starting with the extremities and eventually it stops the muscles that allow breathing so the victim suffocates. There is no known antidote. It does have medicinal uses but it is not something for amateurs to experiment with. Consuming six or seven leaves will kill the average human and, allegedly, it tastes quite nice. Every bit of the plant is poisonous and even dead stems remain toxic for a couple of years. For this reason, every bit has to be removed if it is growing in grass to be used for hay. There is hemlock in several places in Gault Wood and it is along many roadsides where it is usually cut down because it is so tall and obscures the view along the road. The most recognisable difference that hemlock has to distinguish it from other similar plants is the fine red blotches on the pale green stems. This can easily be seen from a distance so it can be identified without being touched because touching the plant with bare skin can cause rashes. The stems themselves are round in section whereas most other Umbelifers have D-shaped stems. This is probably why it remains upright into the autumn whilst Cow Parsley, or Kek as it is called locally, which it closely resembles, collapses. The leaves are very finely divided and look very delicate and more so as they age during the season. It is very much a plant to view from a distance. 6

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Photo: Hemlock red stem blotches in March

Photo: Hemlock in early spring

Photo: Cow Parsley or Kek in early spring for comparison

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By Melinda Smith, co-founder of Vine Law

FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS AND DIVORCE

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hen couples divorce, it is common for them to reach agreement between themselves as to how they want to divide property and finances. There is no legal requirement for that to be recorded and couples are often just pleased to reach the end of the process as amicably and easily as possible without having to do anything else.

A note of caution…

However, what many people don’t know is that financial claims can often still be made by either party, sometimes years afterwards, even if an agreement was reached, finances separated and the divorce finalised. Whether those claims are successful or not depends entirely on the circumstances of each case but having to go through the process can be expensive, time consuming and stressful. The way to ensure this doesn’t happen is to obtain a financial consent order from the court.

What does a financial order do?

a lump sum payment), having it recorded in an order will mean the court can be asked to take steps to enforce it if one party fails or refuses to do what they are supposed to. This can be particularly important where payments or transfers are agreed to take place at some point in the future.

How do you get an order from the court?

When finances are agreed, no-one has to attend court to get an order as it is dealt with on a paperwork basis. However, you are likely to need the help of a lawyer to draw up the paperwork for a financial order, to ensure the order has all the provisions you need to safeguard you. There are also documents that need to accompany the draft order, including a financial statement of information which gives the court a brief overview of the financial situation of the parties, as well as other relevant details which will help it decide whether to approve the order. The court will only approve a financial order if it considers that it is fair and reasonable to both parties. If the court is unsure of this, it may ask for more information to help it understand why the parties have reached the agreement they have. When the court is satisfied with the proposed order it will approve it and send the order out to the parties.

A financial order sets out the agreement the parties have reached and will usually contain ‘clean break’ provisions which means that neither party can make financial claims in relation to the marriage in the future (this does not include child maintenance as these obligations will largely remain separate). This will protect any future assets either party may have and is, therefore, particularly important if your financial circumstances are likely to change in the future, for example if you are likely to receive an inheritance, you are growing a business or intending to purchase a property.

If you want peace of mind that the financial arrangements you have agreed during or after divorce can’t be changed and will be followed through, we would always recommend you obtain a financial consent order. A small cost now could save you time, money and hassle in the future!

If the arrangements involve either or both parties taking steps under the terms of the agreement (for example transferring or selling a property or making

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low maintenance garden sounds attractive, but you must balance that off with what it will do to aesthetic appeal and also functionality. The garden is a place for leisure time but very few people want to relax in an area that is overgrown and falling apart. Here are a few tips that will leave you with a beautiful, relaxing haven for BBQs, without the DIY. A worthwhile option to consider for fencing is ColourFence, a product that is exceedingly popular due to its low maintenance and durable nature. We offer a range of styles and colours and it is virtually maintenance free for twenty five years and doesn’t warp, crack, shrink, rot or peel… what’s more our fences can withstand gusts up to 130mph.

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If the thought of planting, mowing, weeding, and watering doesn’t fill you full of the joys of spring then maybe the traditional, perfectly kept lawn isn’t going to be for you. You can of course replace a lawn with paving to reduce garden maintenance. Although, if you aren’t ready to abandon your little patch of green, you could consider a chamomile lawn or a perennial meadow, as these require less upkeep and support more wildlife and flora than a traditional lawn.

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Flower beds

Planting and maintaining flowers and shrubs can be time-consuming, but the time involved in upkeep will depend on the plants you go for. Containers may seem like an easy or low maintenance option, but it is worth bearing in mind that they dry out quickly in summer and will require regular feeding for the plants to thrive. Consider plants like heathers and lavenders which are hardy and flower for a long period. Hardy fuchsias and geraniums will add colour year after year and ivy and climbing hydrangea tend to be quite easy to please and will add height and interest. There are also many hostas, ferns and ornamental grasses that require little attention but look great in a rockery or in front of a cream-coloured fence or wall.

Vegetables and herbs

If you demand more from your garden than just being ‘pretty’ and you want something more practical or to engage the kids, growing some low maintenance fruit and veggies could be just right for you and not to mention, delicious. For minimum time and effort; raspberries, strawberries and blueberries are normally popular editions and the plants are generally hardy. If veg is more your thing, chillies, tomatoes, peppers and other salad plants like radishes are great low maintenance options, just take care to guard them from slugs and snails. Herbs such as mint, parsley, rosemary, thyme, and oregano will also thrive with little attention if you find the right spot for them. Your garden is supposed to be a relaxing area for the whole family, so don’t spend your spring/ summer maintaining it! To find out more about how ColourFence can reduce garden maintenance and leave you with more time to relax, visit colourfencecambridge. co.uk or call us on 01354 800 034. JULY 2022


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NO LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY?

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You aren’t alone eople have a lot of great ‘reasons’ why they don’t have a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).

Do these sound familiar to you? • They are expensive • My partner will sort me out • I don’t want someone to control my life • I have joint ownership of everything • Aren’t those for old people? • And our favourite... “Ugh, what a drag!”.

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Control: Both the Health and Welfare and Financial LPA can be set to only be used when you no longer have capacity to act for yourself. While you can make decisions, you do. With instructions and preferences, you can take away and give powers as you see fit. You can specify who has what powers. Want one family member to take care of the house and the other to take care of your pets? You can choose. You can still have control. Joint ownership (see Partner): A Property and Finance LPA helps your attorneys manage things like talking to the mortgage company, utilities companies, pension funds, etc. Without appointing someone, financial documents and tools can be out of reach, even for joint ownership. ALSO, with a Property and Finance LPA, you can set limitations, like no selling the house or keeping your pets out of shelter. For old people: No. Just... no. If you have financial, personal, professional obligations and concerns that need to be looked after, you need an LPA. Have a home? LPA. Have kids? LPA. Have an SME (small or medium-sized enterprise)? LPA. These are tools designed to give powers to another person so that your life doesn’t fall apart while you can’t tend to it. LPAs are for adults. Plain and simple. What a drag: That list of reasons to not get an LPA tends to boil down to “Ugh, what a drag!” because talking about being incapacitated by life isn’t fun. But it doesn’t have to be painful. It can be a thoughtful assessment of who you know in your life that has your back. Have more questions about how Health & Welfare and Finance & Property LPAs can work for you? Give us a bell at Olive Tree Law and ask for Chris or Robynne. Tel: 01487 474352; Email: hello@olivetreelaw.co.uk

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REMEMBERING...

Jonathan Fox: ʻChopʼ

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orn on June 22nd, 1960 at March Nursing Home to Jennifer and Bernard Fox, Jonathan lived at Manea until 1965, spending one term there before moving to Goosetree, where the family took on a council small holding. Here Jonathan attended Coates School before going on to Sir Harry Smith school until he was sixteen. As a boy he loved his life on the farm, driving tractors and an old Ford Popular car on stubble fields and droves. After leaving school he took an apprenticeship with David Johns which included one day per week at Wisbech Farming College over three years. To Jonathan agriculture was both his hobby and his job combined. In 1984 he took a job that included a house and afterwards purchased his own property in Coates where he went to work for Easton farmers. In 1994 Jonathan won the title ‘East Midlands Sprayer Operator of the Year.’ After going self-employed in 2017 he did contract work on various farms as well as driving heavy plant machinery for Thory’s. He enjoyed a good social life with his many friends, holidaying abroad in Australia, Mauritius, New York and Spain, as well as spending weekends

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e understand that it is not easy to deal with everything following the loss of a loved one. However, one thing which we feel might help you come to terms with your loss is to share with others some information and some of the many memories you may have.So, if you would like us to include a piece in our magazine about your loved one,

in Blackpool and Cheltenham. Jonathan was a Newcastle United fan although he would be better described as a fan of football. He loved talking football with anyone willing enough to participate, often making for a very lively discussion. Jonathan had a lovely nature; this was reciprocated by his many friends who gave him much support and kindness over his last few months. After his passing away on November 9th, 2021, there was a celebration of his life on December 17th at March Crematorium, much of which was arranged by Jonathan himself. To his family Jonathan was and always will be Simply the Best. The family would like to thank everyone for their kind donations, amounting to £3100 divided between Macmillan Nurses, who were so kind to Jonathan in his last few months, and the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, Peterborough where he was looked after in his final days. maybe including some photographs, please get in touch with us and we would be delighted to share it with our many readers, (at no cost to yourself!) by publishing it in our next issue. Please call Paula on 01778 421427 or 07903 776211or email marketing.discoveringmagazines@gmail.com

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GALA IS A MASSIVE SUCCESS After two years away, March Gala, organised by March Lions, returned last month in West End Park when near perfect weather brought out local residents in their droves and stallholders enjoyed a successful day. The Lions raised just over £750, which will allow the club to continue to support local charities. They have thanked all the local charities and businesses that brought stalls and all those that came and supported all the stalls. It also thanked members of the March Summer Festival Committee for their work in organising the other events on the park over the weekend. March Lions Club is a voluntary organisation which raises money to support local and national charities through the gala, Santa’s Sleigh and other events. It meets on the second Wednesday of the month at March Town Hall. If you are interested in helping the club or would like more information, please contact club secretary Lion Jenny Webb on (01354) 650855 or email revdjennywebb@btinternet.com Photo (above): Our stallholders enjoying a busy day Photo (right): March Lions Mascot Leo the Lion with the Lions Stall Photos taken by Lion James Martin

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RAILWAY DISPLAY ATTRACTS ENTHUSIASTS Friends of March Railway Station’s model railway display has proved to be a big hit. Among the guests on the 'Up' platform with a display at the event in May was 'The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust' whose members displayed Illustrations of the progress to build a new B17 class express steam locomotive.

BENCHES MARK THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE Fenland District Council has honoured The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by installing the first of four new commemorative benches in the district. The first bench marking seventy years since Her Majesty’s accession to the throne was installed in St Peter and St Paul’s Church gardens in Chatteris and further ones will follow over the next few weeks including one at the Trinity Church Memorial Garden in March. Cllr Peter Murphy, the council’s portfolio holder for the environment, said: “Adding these beautiful pieces of street furniture in each of our towns is a great way to honour The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. I hope that they will be used and enjoyed for many years to come.” Fenland District Council chairman Cllr Alex Miscandlon (left) and portfolio holder for the environment Cllr Peter Murphy are pictured with the first of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee benches

One fund raising attraction was a square of coins laid down on the platform. This appealed to boys and girls who eagerly added their parents’ small coins to the square which eventually grew to about 14sq. ft. Many varieties of small coins were put down, current small coins, sterling and old foreign coins including many obsolete European issues. Several Euros were placed down and will be exchanged for UK money. The accumulated coins made a worthwhile addition to B17 SLT funds. For more information about the B17 project, please visit www.b17steamloco.com Meanwhile, with the newly developed March Railway Station now officially open, a stunning new drone video has captured the full extent of the improvements made. From the concept drawings to the finished redevelopment, the video showcases the scale of works undertaken to transform the Platform 1 building and enhance cycle and car parking at the station. You can watch the video at March Station April 2022 - Music.mp4 (vimeo.com) Coin collection: photo courtesy of Dave Storey

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The Magic of Music

[ by Lucy Briggs ]

Music is such a huge part of my daily routine, that I often take for granted how much it helps my mental health.

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Lyrics. I find that most of my favourite songs have words that I can identify with that give me strength, and don’t make me feel so alone. If you have trouble hearing them, a simple Google search will bring up the lyrics to any songs. Spotify now even has a ‘Lyrics’ function!

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Bringing enjoyment to mundane tasks. I absolutely hate housework. But if I pop on an energising playlist, that all changes! Think Freddie Mercury hoovering in the Queen video for ‘I Want To Break Free’. Allow yourself to dance and make your chores more fun. I promise you; it will zoom right by!

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Dancing! Move your body to the music, in whatever way you can. It is a well-recognised fact that exercise boosts endorphins, which make us happy. It doesn’t matter if you can’t dance well; feeling the rhythm is all that matters. As those home décor posters say, ‘Dance like no one’s watching’!

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Horse Rider Amiee Hits Target... Keen horse rider Amiee decided she wanted to be a healthy weight for her favourite pony. Learning about Slimming World from her mum Kathleen, they both decided the time was right to join the March Wednesday Slimming World group. Amiee said she couldn’t believe how generous the food choices are. She said: “I never feel hungry or that I’m going without; my favourite dishes so far are sticky chicken, Slimming World chips or lasagne. The support from the group is amazing with loads of ideas shared and motivation to keep us going.” Amiee and her mum joined in January 2022 and within thirteen weeks with three half stone gone between them they reached their targets on the same day. Mum Kathleen couldn't believe it and said having her daughter for support really helped.

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Local History

The 1931 Earthquake By Peter Wright on behalf of March & District Museum

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he most serious earthquake ever recorded in England occurred early on Sunday, June 7th, 1931. The Kew Observatory recorded it at 1.26am BST and it was of 6.1 magnitude. The epicentre was in the North Sea but the effect was felt from the south coast of England to northern Scotland. However, eastern England was the most severely affected.

A local motor cyclist stated that the road heaved like the swell of the sea and only with great difficulty did he keep control of his machine. A police constable on duty outside March’s White Hart Hotel gave a graphic account. First, he heard rumbling like distant thunder which rapidly drew nearer. The tremors seemed to come like a wave from the direction of the Fountain, along Broad Street and continued into High Street. The whole of the buildings in Broad Street began to rock and shake. The tower of the Town Hall clock shook and, during the tremors, the clock bell rang incessantly. There were two distinct tremors. The first, which was described as very violent, seemed to abate for five to ten seconds before the second one which seemed quite as severe as the first. The vibrations continued for about two minutes and during the whole time the rumblings continued. The tremors brought excitement and anxiety. For those on their feet, they felt the ground shake so much that they seemed to have lost control of their legs. Many people were awakened in their beds. Homes were shaken, beds rocked, windows and crockery rattled, doors banged and pictures moved. People living along the riverbank in

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Nene Parade and West End seemed to be worst affected. Some thought that there had been a major landslip of the riverbank. Many left their homes in their nightwear until all thought of danger had passed. The tremors went as quickly as they had come and all went quiet apart from barking dogs and cackling hens. Soon afterwards, the telephonists in March's manual telephone exchange had a busy time connecting people to their relations who were enquiring if they were alright. However, there seemed to be little permanent damage in March apart from loosened chimney pots, movement of door frames and damaged ceilings. Two indirect casualties were recorded in the country and a small tsunami was also noted on the east coast. The earthquake of Monday, April 22nd, 1884 centred on Colchester, which caused some severe structural damage in that area, was estimated at 4.6 magnitude on the Richter scale, whereas the ‘Dogger Bank’ earthquake of 1931 would have caused much more damage had its epicentre been on land.

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Recipe

Lamb & Mint Burgers with a Beetroot Relish Lamb and mint is a classic flavour combination, but the contrasting beetroot relish in this recipe works amazingly well!

Ingredients Makes 4 burgers 400g lamb mince

Method

1 red onion; half grated and half thinly sliced Handful of parsley; chopped Handful of mint; chopped 1 tsp olive oil 3 tbsp mayonnaise 2 cooked beetroot; finely chopped 4 bread rolls Couple of handfuls of watercress

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• Mix the lamb, grated onion and herbs in a bowl with some seasoning, then divide the mix into four and shape into burgers. • When your barbecue is ready to cook on, or your griddle pan is hot, rub the burgers with oil, and cook for five to six minutes on each side, or until cooked through. • Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise and beetroot with some seasoning. Fill the bread rolls with some watercress, a burger, a dollop of beetroot mayo and a few onion slices. Serve immediately.

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BREWING TODAY: ROUND CORNER BREWING COMPANY

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ulti award-winning Round Corner Brewing Company in Melton Mowbray produces beers of unmistakable character.

Indeed, their logo states “Uncommonly Good Beer”. The beers are inspired by, and pay respect to, the hugely popular and very much thriving agricultural town and surrounding area. Certainly, the standards of Round Corner Brewing are very high – the numerous awards they keep gaining are testament to that! Melton Mowbray, plus the surrounding area, is recognised and renowned for locally made Stilton cheese and pork pies. The market in Melton Mowbray has a long history. Food/drink events take place each year and attract vast amounts of visitors. The Round Corner Brewing Company has more than twenty years of knowledge and experience, inputted by head brewer and co-founder, Colin Paige. Combie Cryan is also co-founder and, with their committed, dedicated team, they produce beers to an exceptional standard, which have something for all tastes and palates; numerous lovers of their beers have become devotees to the brand. Frisby (4.2% vol). This very popular lager has its maturation period extended, plus, with Fuggles hops, it then produces a most pleasant aroma and drinking taste. Drovers (4,3% vol) is described as a ‘Session IPA’. This hazy, Vermont beer is dry-hopped and uses Lemondrop, Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, Mosaic and Motueka hops very well. Steeplechase (4.4% vol) is a classic pale ale, utilising English barley malts to great advantage. New Zealand and US hops combine, for this very popular beer. Gunmetal (4.8% vol) I would describe as a ‘Black Lager’. The dark brown appearance entices to the aroma and then on to the mouth’s pleasures. It’s biscuity, malty, and smooth. Reverend Hooker (5.5% vol). This Irish stout is a further, hugely popular production. The mouthfeel and palate’s smooth experience do not disappoint. Hopping Spree (6.6% vol). This West Coast IPA is a golden delight. The ABV is raised, so that the full potential of this beer comes to recognition – splendid! For all details of the full range of beers, plus latest news, tours, and tastings, please make contact or visit the website. Round Corner Brewing Ltd, Melton Mowbray Market, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 1JY. Tel: 07585 792 494 Email: info@roundcornerbrewing.com www.roundcornerbrewing.com

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Sing for Life 2022 Supporting Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

Launching in September, “Sing for Life” will sign up forty-plus local women to take part in a ten-week, pop-up singing project, working towards a fantastic live performance event at The Cresset this November, supporting charity partner Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.

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ou’ll learn to sing, meet new people, challenge yourself, perform live on stage AND raise money for this much-loved local charity. Absolutely no previous singing experience is needed, just a willingness to get stuck in and give it a go. “Sing for Life is not about finding the next Adele; it’s about helping ordinary women find their voice,” says William Prideaux, the project’s director. After missing a year due to COVID, last year’s project was a bumper one with more than one hundred brave women signing up in September 2021 and raising almost £10,000 for the charity. For most of them it was their very first experience of singing in public. Helen Kingston, Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, says: “We are delighted that “Sing for Life” 2022 will raise the roof in aid

Raluca and Reka, two of last year’s singers, who loved the experience.

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of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. It’s truly fitting that our friends are helping to raise vital funds so we can be there when it matters for local families, while creating joy through music and helping to bring people together. We want to wish everyone taking part lots of luck – we can’t wait to hear the group hit the high notes!” The project kicks off with introduction sessions at The John Mansfield Campus, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, PE1 4HX, when you can meet the team and some of the other women who’ll be taking part. Don’t worry, this is NOT an audition, just an opportunity to find out more and get involved. Whatever your starting point, “Sing for Life” will improve your singing and your confidence in leaps and bounds and that’s a huge confidence boost and very liberating! For more information, please visit www.peterborough sings.org.uk, email info@peterboroughsings.org.uk or call 01733 425194. Introduction sessions will be on Thursday September 8th 7pm - 10pm Friday September 9th 7pm - 10pm Saturday September 10th 2pm - 5pm Please call or email to register. The “Sing for Life” concert will be at Peterborough’s Cresset Theatre on Friday November 11th at 7.30pm. JULY 2022


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Thor: Love and Thunder

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July Movies For You To Enjoy! Top Picks

The God of Thunder returns to our screens on July 8th to rock, roll, and fall in love. Thor: Love and Thunder finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he's ever faced -- a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who -- to Thor's surprise – now holds the power to wield the hammer, Mjolnir. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to put a stop to Gorr’s bloodshed before it’s too late. Kya Clark, otherwise known as the Marsh Girl by the townspeople of Barkley Cove, is mysterious and wild. Abandoned by her family, Where the Crawdads Sing – released on July 22nd is a coming-of-age story of a young girl raised by the marshlands of North Carolina in the 1950s. This sweeping adaptation of Delia Owens’s bestselling debut novel of the same name will centre on Kya – played by the captivating star of Normal People Daisy Edgar-Jones – as her character becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a man who once pursued her.

Event Cinema

Jodie Comer makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play Prima Facie on July 21st as a young, brilliant barrister who comes face to face with an unexpected event, forcing her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.

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From the biggest global animated franchise in history, comes the original story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions in Minions: The Rise Of Gru screening from July 1st. Gru is twelve years old, plotting to take over the world from his basement (which is not going particularly well) when he crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob and Otto – a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please. Together they join forces and build their first lair and design their first weapons. There will be plenty of laughter for all the family as we see the Minions attempt to learn Kung Fu and Gru discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends. Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, The Railway Children Return is an enchanting and heart-warming adventure for a new generation. Watch from July 15th to see Jenny Agutter resume her role as Bobbie from the original film – joined by Sheridan Smith, Tom Courtenay and John Bradley. It’s 1944 – as life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily, Pattie and Ted – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth. The evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside when they discover injured American soldier Abe hiding out in the railyard at Oakworth Station, and they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home. More blockbuster films coming your way including Fisherman’s Friends: One and All, Matilda and Avatar: The Way of Water. Keep an eye on our full film listings at wisbech.lightcinemas.co.uk

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THE DINOSAURS ARE COMING TO PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL Yes, it’s true, animatronic dinosaurs from the Natural History Museum in London are coming to Peterborough Cathedral during the school summer holidays!

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rom July 18th until September 3rd, 2022, the Cathedral is hosting the touring exhibition “T. Rex: The Killer Question”. The display includes roaring and moving animatronic dinosaurs – a three-quarter size T. Rex amongst them – as well as dinosaur scenes, a twelve-metre-long static T. Rex, and a life-size T. Rex skeleton. Imagine seeing these models in the huge space of the Cathedral! The exhibition tackles the monster mystery: Was T. Rex a ferocious hunter or a mere scavenger? Visitors are invited to take a closer look at this dinosaur – its size, the power in its legs, the length of its arms, the sharpness of its teeth and its keen sense of smell. Was it best suited to catching and slaughtering live prey or to stealing carcasses? See the exhibition and make up your own mind. Tickets to see “T. Rex: The Killer Question” are on sale now. They are £6 for children (age 3 -16 years), £8 for adults or £25 for a family (2 adults and up to 3 children or 1 adult and up to 4 children). They are on sale via www.peterborough-cathedral. org.uk/t.rex. For updates and offers related to the exhibition, you can join ‘Team T. Rex’ free by e-mailing t.rex@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk.

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SUNDAY 17TH JULY SUMMER CARVERY

Traditional carvery with desserts and tea/coffee served from 1pm. £16 per person. Booking essential – all welcome

SATURDAY 23RD JULY ALAN BECK’S RAT PACK SHOW WITH THE LEGENDS OF SWING Club opens at 7pm. Members £8 non-members £10

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Why not come and see what the Club has to offer? Our live music events are second to none in the local area, with comfortable, spacious and well decorated rooms.

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SO MUCH TO CELEBRATE By Steve Barclay MP

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hat an absolutely amazing Jubilee celebration! The atmosphere, both here in the constituency and in London, was so full of warmth and goodwill, it felt as though there was a sense of happiness and contentment everywhere. Marking a Platinum Jubilee is a once in a lifetime event and many took their opportunity to enjoy it to the full. The Queen’s seventy years of service are inspiring and it is hard to find parallels to her dedication and commitment. I hope she enjoyed it as much as we did. Alongside Roads Minister, Baroness Vere, I was delighted to officially open the £17million A47 Guyhirn junction. Work to increase the size of the roundabout by creating two lanes on all approaches and widen the existing carriageway on the River Nene Bridge – now renamed the Tiddy Mun Bridge after the legendary bog spirit who was believed to control the waters and mists of the Fens – is complete. More than twenty thousand vehicles regularly use this junction and the short-term pain of roadworks during the last year will be offset by the reduced congestion and faster journeys that these improvements bring. It’s also brilliant to see yet another milestone passed as the £32 million Kings Dyke crossing scheme in Whittlesey continues. The embankment has been completed between the underpass and the railway bridge, alongside Star Pit, and commuters are now permanently using the new roundabout at the western end, opposite Funthams Lane. The pre-cast concrete parapets that extend out from the railway bridge and act as a safety barrier are in position and works are continuing. I also joined the official opening of the upgraded March railway station which shows the benefits of further government investment in the form of £1.6 million of funding which has enabled March station to have a fantastic upgrade alongside a new car park.

When I was first elected some said to me we were the forgotten Fens. These transport investments in March, Whittlesey and Wisbech, are good practical examples of the Government’s commitment to levelling up. Another fabulous example of what the Government means by levelling up is the £3.2 million new state-of-the-art skills centre nearing completion in Chatteris. Hosted on the Metalcraft site, it will enable a significant expansion in the number of apprenticeships offered by Metalcraft, who have a long-standing high reputation for skills training. It will also enable a wide range of other training courses benefitting people in Chatteris and across North East Cambridgeshire. This is great news for local jobs and will help businesses win new contracts if they have the skilled workforce to deliver them. Finally, thanks to store manager Peter Lonsdale and the team at Tesco in Chatteris for their £500 donation to my annual Read to Succeed campaign. Each year we aim to raise enough money to buy a new reading book for every Year 4 child in North East Cambridgeshire. The theme this year, in association with the Summer Reading Challenge in libraries, is Gadgeteers – encouraging children to discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around us.

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Does your caravan need a little TLC? CARAVANS BOUGHT FOR CASH

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Our onsite workshop offers a fully comprehensive repair service for your caravan or motorhome.

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

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Looking to buy? We have a range of used caravans that may suit your requirements.

We are a fully, insuranceapproved repair centre for all major UK insurers and manufacturers.

We’ve got everything for your camping needs in our friendly, onsite shop.

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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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ROOFING SERVICES

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March-based Drainage Specialists

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• CCTV Surveys and Investigations • Domestic and Commercial Unblocks • Emergency Unblocks • Pipe Repairs • Patching of Pipe Repairs • Descaling • HPW Jetting • Manhole Frame and Cover Repairs/Replacement • Grease Trap Clearance • Cesspit Emptying

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Nigel’s Vehicle Repairs of March

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Folleys Drove, Guyhirn, Wisbech

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PATIOS, LANDSCAPING & GARDEN DESIGN Covering all aspects of garden design and installation n Huge Choice of Paving n 22mm Sand Stone Paving n 20mm Porcelain Paving n 20mm Porcelain Project Packs n Circular Paving

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We can arrange for our van to collect your items Please telephone 01354 653857

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LOCAL CLUBS & GROUPS Intrigue Circle of Light Clairvoyance Evenings Every Monday starting from 7pm for 7.30pm at The Brazza Club, Elm Road, March PE15 8NZ. £4/person. Please call 01354 655093 for more information. Solo Club For people who have lost partners through bereavement. Come along and join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month; midday at Hot Pots Cafe – The Cricket Club, Burrowmoor Road, March PE15 9RS. Membership £5/year. For more details contact 01354 656181. March Rotary Club Recycling Collection. Find us at City Road car park on the second Saturday of each month between 8.30am and 10.30am to collect your old newspapers, magazines and other paper for recycling. Lunch & Film Club Meets on the first Thursday of each month in March Town Hall. Lunch is served at midday followed by the film. £14 per person. Tickets are available from Paninis. Friends of March Library Coffee Morning. The Friends of March Library hold a coffee morning at March Library on the last Saturday of every month from 10 30am to 12 noon. Hot and cold drinks plus biscuits cost 50p and we also hold a raffle. All profits are spent on/by March Library. Do come and join us. For more details contact Maureen Malvern on 01354 658247. Rings End Nature Reserve Family workshops for all to be involved in. Meets every second Sunday of the month in the car park for the nature reserve Rings End PE15 0BE. Conservation for all 9.30am-12 noon. Please call Hayley on 07962 337988 for more information. Fenland Foragers Fenland Foragers runs The Little Acorns toddler group on Wednesday mornings, 9-11am in St Johns Church grounds on Station Road, March along with Nature Detectives a group for all ages 9.30-11.30am every other Friday. To book please call Hayley on 07962 337988. www.fenland-foragers-forest-sch.class4kids.co.uk March Yoga Club Meets at March Community Centre on Tuesdays 4.30pm5.45pm and 6.15pm-7.30pm and Wednesdays 10am-11.15am then Elm Primary School or Emneth Central Hall Wednesdays 7pm-8.15pm. For availability please contact Peter on 07905 601585 or email: pabamullins206@ntlworld.com March Parkinson's Group Meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10.30am12.30pm at the Braza Club, Station Road, March. This is a friendly group and everyone is welcome. £1 per session so pop along for a free taster and check us out. Please contact Wendy Summerlin on 01354 661997 for more details. The Other Art Group Meets every Thursday afternoon 2-4pm at March Library. Membership fee is £25 for 12 weeks paid quarterly. For details contact March Library on 03450 455225 and your details will be forwarded to them. March Hockey Club Training is every Thursday at Neale Wade School. 6pm-7pm Juniors, 7pm-8pm Adults. All abilities welcome. Find us on Facebook – March Town Hockey Club or visit www.marchtownhockeyclub.co.uk for more details.

March Jive Club At The Braza Club, Elm Road, March PE15 8NZ. Meets every Wednesday night 7.30-10.30pm with 1:1 personal tuition available. Every 3rd Friday in the month dance with top line groups and DJs. For more info call Andrew and Donna on 01354 776229 or Terry 07979 442920. Wisbech and District Flower Club Meets every third Monday of the month at St Peters Hall Wisbech from 7.30pm. Please call Yvonne on 01945 581360 for more information. March Probus Club Meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at March Conservative Club. We meet as a group of semi or fully retired gentlemen at 10am for a cuppa and a chat and then at 10.30am we have a guest speaker for appox 45 mins covering a wide range of topics. To find out more please contact Dr Allan J Whyte (Club Secretary) on 07979 887110 or pop in and visit us. March Marlins Swimming Club Meets each weekday at Manor Leisure Centre Whittlesey and George Campbell Leisure Centre March please come along and join us all abilities welcome (must be able to swim at least one length). Please contact swimatmarlins@gmail.com March Triathlon Club Meets every Tuesday night at 8.15pm for swim training at the George Campbell Leisure Centre. All abilities welcome. £4 per person. Please contact Martyn for more details 01354 460000. March U3A For people in their third age; retired or not in full time employment. Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Braza Club, Station Road March at 2pm. There are a range of activities available in groups run by U3A members. New members are very welcome. If you would like any more information please email march.u3a.enquires@gmail.com March Family History Group Meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 2-4pm in March Library Meeting Room. A wide variety of speakers on both family and social history research. Everyone welcome. For more details contact Wendy on 01354 650932. March Town Cricket Club Burrowmoor Road, March PE15 9RS. Cricket for adults, ladies and juniors including All Stars & Dynamos (From 5 to 15 years). Regular social events and bar open most evenings. Telephone 01354 652029 or visit www.marchtowncricket.com for more information. March Lions Club Meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm in March Town Hall. New members always welcome. For more information visit marchlions.org.uk or call 0345 833 5101.

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