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Inside this issue Exciting Plans for Village Pub

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Win a New Shower

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Introduction

Welcome to Your October Issue. Inside Highlights

September’s Whittlesey Festival was, as usual, a fantastic day. Although the weather wasn’t quite as good as in recent years, the clouds couldn’t dampen the excitement as crowds flocked to the town centre to enjoy the attractions on offer. Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Discovering stand to say hello and pick up a magazine (and a balloon or two!) – it was great to see so many of you.

4 .................Eat the Season: Pumpkin Pie 8 .................Exciting Times at The Nag’s Head 11 ................Health: Body Unity 13 ...............Award for Slimming World 14 ...............Up in Smoke

With September and the Festival behind us, we have a number of other exciting events to look forward to over the autumn months, and for us at the magazine our busiest time of the year is fast approaching. As ever, if you’ve got a news item or event you’d like us to include, please do get in touch via the details below. We’d be delighted to hear from you.

16 ...............Jenner Health Centre 18-19 ........Community Matters

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24 .............Community Matters 32 ..............New Age Kurling 34 .............AA Whittlesey Computers 46 .............News from Your MP

We’ve got an exciting issue for you this month, packed with news and events from Whittlesey and its villages. We hear from the new manager of The Nag’s Head, Eastrea, about her plans for the pub; there’s news from local schools as they embark upon a new academic year; and on page 75 we bring you the highlights from last month’s Whittlesey Festival, with an exclusive feature on the winners of the Schools Art Competition to follow next month.

48 .............Church Matters 56 ..............History: The Discovery of Witches 58 .............Pet Advice: Fireworks 60 .............School News 62 ..............Club Matters

With summer far behind us now and the nights drawing in, we’ve got some handy advice from Whittlesey Vets on keeping your pets comfortable during the firework season. Hallowe’en is also just around the corner – and how better to get in the mood than with an intriguing article on witch-hunting, courtesy of Whittlesey Museum? Enjoy the read!

64 .............Puzzle Page 66-67 .....What’s On in October

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69 ..............Finance: Inheritance Tax 72 .............Charity Matters 74 .............The Local Music Scene

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75 ..............Whittlesey Festival 2017 Highlights

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Eat the Season

Pumpkin Pie Method 1 Heat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. 2

To make the pastry, mix together the flour and the cinnamon, if using. Rub in the butter and stir in the icing sugar. Add enough water (about 7tsp) to mix to a stiff dough.

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Roll out the pastry until it is large enough to line a 23cm x 23cm x 5cm deep pie dish. Pinch the edge of the pastry. Roll out any trimmings and, using a small cutter, stamp out leaf shapes. Attach to the rim of the pastry using a little water. Chill for 15 minutes.

4 Line the pastry with foil and fill with baking beans. Bake blind for 8 minutes. Remove the foil and beans and return to the oven for 2-3 minutes. 5

Reduce the oven temperature to gas 3, 150°C, fan 130°C. To make the filling, put the pumpkin and all other filling ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Pour into the pastry case and bake in the oven for about 1 hour until the filling is set. Remove and leave to cool.

6 To serve, whisk the cream until thick. Spoon onto the pie and scatter over the orange zest.

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Exciting Times at The Nag’s Head The Nag’s Head, Eastrea, will be undergoing exciting changes during the month of October. The pub will close for a short time from October 9th for refurbishment, and will reopen at 6pm on Friday October 20th – and new manager Lorraine and her team hope to see as many people there as possible to mark the occasion. We spoke to her to hear about her plans for this popular village pub.

“This is an exciting venture for me to undertake, and with the support of my friends and family near and far, and a lot of hard work from myself and my wonderful team, I plan to turn The Nag’s Head into something a little bit special,” says Lorraine. “The aim is to create something a little bit different, while at the same time maintaining that traditional free house pub atmosphere.” Lorraine and the team have received many ideas which have helped to shape the planning process. As the centre of Eastrea’s community, they feel it’s important that The Nag’s Head reflects the wishes of local people. Lorraine explains: “It’s been great to get so much feedback about what people would like to see at the pub, and I’m really keen to hear from even more people about their requests or ideas. This is your community pub, so please do speak up!”

So what’s in store at The Nag’s Head?

Food The delicious traditional food will remain in the newlyrenamed ‘Rainies’ restaurant. Come along and see what we have to offer, and if you think anything is missing from the menu, please let us know!

Community It’s extremely important to us that the Nag’s Head is a community pub, so meetings of local clubs and groups are most welcome. Many clubs find it difficult to find a meeting place – so please talk to us to discuss your needs.

Live Music Who doesn’t love good live pub entertainment? Keep your eye on Discovering Whittlesea’s ‘What’s On’ guide to see what’s happening at The Nag’s Head.

Events The Nag’s Head is available for all kinds of events, from parties and weddings to Christenings and funerals. We can cater for all your needs and make your occasion special – and remember, the venue is free!

Art Calling all artists! Do you have a painting to sell? Then bring it along to the pub, and we will find a special place for your masterpiece on one of our walls. Of course, that’s not all. If you enjoy growing your own fruit and veg, you can bring your fresh produce to us and we will swap it for a lovely fresh pint (or, for the ladies, a glass of wine!). Your produce will then be cooked in our kitchen. After all, you can’t beat fresh local produce! Looking for your Christmas dinner to be cooked for you? Look no further – The Nag’s Head will be cooking Christmas Day, but be quick; we are already taking bookings and numbers are limited. Let our team make Christmas that extra bit special for you. “Finally,” says Lorraine, “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support in helping make this venture possible. My team and I look forward to meeting you very soon at The Nag’s Head.”

Coffee Morning Every Thursday morning, from 10am to 12 noon, we are hoping to open up and welcome mums and their small children in to enjoy a chat and a cup of coffee.

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Christmas dinner bookings at Rainies now being taken

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Christmas Parties/Meals from Friday 1st December To make a reservation or for more information call 01733 203333

Traditional food & new menu • Specials board Coffee mornings • Karaoke & live music • Selection of Real Ales Special occasion? Give us a call • Outside catering coming soon

Keep a look out for our themed nights, and keep an eye on Discovering Whittlesea Magazines for all our future events

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Eat the Season

Double, Double (No Toil or Trouble) Stew! Cast your culinary magic and get your cauldron bubbling with this witchy stew that makes the most of seasonal pumpkins.

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2 on ion s, fin ely ch opped 2 ta ble spoon s olive oil 2k g ste wi ng steak 2 clo ves ga rlic, fin ely ch opped 2 tea spoon s dri ed ore ga no 2 tea spoon s dri ed thy me 1 ba y lea f 750m l be ef stock 250m l red wi ne (optio na l) 2 ta ble spoon s tom ato pa ste 3 sta lks celery, cut int o ch un ks 3 pot atoes, pee led, cut int o ch un ks 500g pu mp kin, pee led an 5 ca rrots, pee led an d cut d cu bed int o ch un ks Sa lt an d pepper

Method 1

In a large heavy bottomed pot, cook the onions in the oil until tender. Add the meat and brown on both sides. Season with salt and pepper.

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Add the garlic, oregano, thyme, bay leaf, broth, wine (optional), and tomato paste. Stir all ingredients together. Cover and simmer gently for 2 hours, or until tender.

3 Stir the vegetables into the pot. Cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes. Adjust the seasoning. 4 Serve and enjoy!

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Health

Interesting articles to help you understand your body better

Body Unity

When we consider a human body we commonly see the skeleton as the structural core, with all the other tissue surrounding it. But is this really the scaffolding that knits everything together? If the bone were the scaffolding, then should we not be able to recognise a person from their skeleton alone? Most people would find it difficult to differentiate between a female and a male skeleton, whilst an expert would be able to identify an approximate age and gender but little more. However, if we were to remove every piece of tissue with the exception of our blood vessels, you would have enough detail to recognise your family member or friend. The same is true of our nerves. When we consider our development within the womb, the nervous system is the first to arrive on the scene, in week two. The blood system (i.e. blood vessels and heart) and the embryonic tissue that will form our muscles and bones (termed mesoderm) arrive together in week four. The nervous system will dominate the growth of the

embryo for the first six weeks, after which the other tissues grow outwards together, influencing each other as they progress. In general we can describe this interaction as the mesodermal cells multiplying outwards and sucking or dragging the blood vessels and nerves with them. In this way, the blood vessels and nerves become embedded in the developing tissue to such an extent that no cell is a cell width away from a blood vessel or nerve! In addition, due to their tensile strength, the blood vessels and nerves provide resistance to the growth and thus influence the overall shape of the muscle or bone. In this way, the blood vessels and nerves form a scaffold throughout the body which gives our muscles and bones a unified strength. When we consider the reach of our blood vessels and nerves, it begs the question: what are the consequences of dysfunction in these systems? In a world where stress and anxiety are high, can we be certain that these abnormalities are confined to the nervous system alone? Similarly, with high blood pressure so common, can we be certain that this is just a problem for the cardiovascular system?

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Silver Award Makes Whittlesey a Shining Example! A weight-loss expert from Whittlesey has won a sparking silver award for the exceptional work she does in helping more than one hundred people in the area to lose weight every week. Gemma, who runs the Whittlesey Tuesday morning Slimming World group, has been given the ‘Silver’ status by the National Slimming Club because of her success in supporting local slimmers to reach their dream weight, improve their health and change their lives. The accolade is awarded to Slimming World consultants who have one hundred members or more in their group each week. She says: “I am delighted to have received the ‘Silver’ award for the Tuesday morning group. I’m passionate about helping people to transform their lives by losing weight, in the same way that I did when I lost 4st with Slimming World in June 2012. Losing weight made me feel happier and healthier and gave me so much more confidence.” “This award belongs to the group’s members. They’re the ones who make our group the success that it is, with their fabulous commitment, the wonderful support they give each other every week, and, obviously, their impressive weight losses while following Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan.” “Together, the Tuesday morning group members have lost a staggering amount of weight this year. Obesity is at record levels everywhere, and it’s never been more important that overweight people get the support to make changes to and lead healthier lives – both for themselves and the future generations, their children, too.” Gemma adds: “I’m over the moon to have become a Silver consultant, and now I’m going for Gold. That said, I feel like I’ve already struck gold – a fabulous job that I love, and great friends in the members! I’m very lucky and I truly believe I have the best job in the world.” To join the Whittlesey group, which is held every Tuesday at 9.30am and 11.30am at Childers, Whittlesey, either pop along or give Gemma a call on 07955 211027. OC TOB E R 2017

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Local Business

Here at Up In Smoke, we pride ourselves on our customer service. With over five years’ combined experience in the electronic cigarette industry, we have the knowledge and skills required to advise you on the safe use of electronic cigarettes and the e-liquids they contain. As well as this we have an extensive knowledge of flavours, so we can aid you in finding the right flavour and strength to match your taste. With over sixty different flavours in stock and nicotine strengths from 0mg right up to 18mg, we’re sure we can find something to suit your needs. We also have an extensive selection of devices, tanks, and accessories in stock – and all at a very reasonable price. Perhaps you’re having issues with your device? Don’t fear – we can help you fix it, or find a solution to keep you vaping. We’re open seven days a week, as well as on Bank Holidays, meaning we’re available to help when it’s convenient for you. Pop and see us in store to find out how much money you could save from making the switch. If you have any questions or enquiries, feel free to get in contact by visiting us in store at 14 Market Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1BD, calling us on 01733 205496, or via Facebook at Up in Smoke Ecig and Vaping. We look forward to seeing you!

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The Jenner Health Centre How Can We Help You?

The Jenner has four partners Dr Andrew Anderson, Dr Anil Nair, Dr Daniel Andeyaba and Dr Simon Brown - and Dr Rukayat Lawal, who works as a salaried General Practitioner. In addition to the doctors we have a team of advanced nurse practitioners who boost our workforce and bring valuable additional skills.

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As a medical practice, we recognise that some patients need to be seen outside of working hours. The Jenner holds two late evening clinics with appointments until 8pm, particularly for the benefit of patients who are unable to have time off, in normal working hours, to come to the surgery. To improve access to appointments, the Jenner operates a clinical triage process. This ensures that any patient that requires urgent medical attention will be placed on a triage list and a GP or Nurse Practitioner will call you back on the same day. If the medical team feel that a patient needs to be seen urgently, you will then be provided with a same day appointment. Often, when you ring, the call will go straight through to a clinician who will be able to make an initial assessment, and either suggest an appointment or treatment options. We understand how stressful it can be for parents and guardians when young children are unwell, so we commit to always seeing poorly children on the same day. The Health Centre has recently recruited a new Practice Manager, Chantelle Heanue, who is keen to promote innovative ways of working to ensure that every patient receives the very best experience whilst visiting the practice. Our newly updated website provides clear information and enables patients to access a range of services via your computer, mobile or tablet. You can: • Make appointments online • Renew/order repeat prescriptions online • View your GP record • Find information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results OCT OBE R 2 0 1 7


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We understand how stressful it can be for parents and guardians when young children are unwell, so we commit to always seeing poorly children on the same day. If you would like to register as a patient at the Jenner Health Centre, you can download the forms on our website. Alternatively, you can call into the practice where you can complete a new patient registration. Listed below are some of the many services that we provide: • Anti-coagulation monitoring • Asthma care/reviews • Audiograms • Blood pressure checks/monitoring • Blood testing • Cervical smears • Contraception advice • Diabetes care/reviews provided by a Diabetic Nurse • Dressing changes and suture removal • ECGs • Holiday vaccinations • Minor injury support • Pre-conception/family planning • Chiropody • Dietician • Minor surgery • Paediatrician • Speech therapy • Spirometry • Young People’s Counselling Service (YPCS) for ages 14-25

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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 Whittlesea, Benwick Road Ind. Est., Benwick Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough, PE7 2HD

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Editor's note It's always a proud moment for us when we receive kind words of feedback on the magazine. We recently received the following message from Glynis, who provided the information for August's Great War article on her great-uncle John: “My brother has sent me the August copy of Discovering Whittlesea, and I wish to thank you for the article on John Thomas Redding. The write up really did him justice – edited and delivered better than I could hope. The arrival of the copies here in Wiltshire was well-timed as my son and family were here visiting from Essex, so were able to take their copy and one for my History graduate grand-daughter, who lives in Surrey. As you can see we are well scattered! Thank you once again, the magazine will now go into the box of John's memorabilia.”

Church’s Delight at Award Recognition Recently, Whittlesey Methodist United Reformed Church was delighted to be presented with a special award. Mrs Jane Henderson, on behalf of the Children's and Youth Work Committee of the United Reformed Church, presented the ‘Child Friendly Church Award’ to the congregation, in acknowledgement of the “high standard of provision for children and young people within the church”.

Lift-off at The Broadway! The foyer at the newly re-opened Broadway Theatre, Peterborough, was packed on Saturday September 2nd for the official ceremony to mark its much-anticipated return to life. Dr. Peter Dawe OBE, representing the Dawe Charitable Trust, the new leaseholder, revealed a plaque celebrating the new era in the venue’s history. Also speaking were Councillor Ed Murphy, Harrison Fuller (Theatre Manager) and Alex Geairns (Marketing Director). The occasion was made all the more significant by the fact that it was eighty years to the day since the building first opened its doors, then as an Odeon cinema. Alex noted: “All the speakers urged those present to support the venue, by spreading the word that The Broadway is open for business once more, and especially to buy tickets for our first wave of shows. You can keep checking our website at www.thebroadway.today for the latest news.” Mark Ringer, Managing Director, said: “We’ve had some very nice comments, and also constructive feedback about what people would like from a visit to The Broadway. We are working on responding to those.”

Fundraising Concert at Holy Trinity CHURCH Holy Trinity Church, Coates, is hosting a variety concert in support of Children in Need next month. The concert will take place on Friday November 10th at 7.00pm, and will feature an array of talent and entertainment. Wine, tea and refreshments will be on offer and admission is free, with a retiring collection only. All monies raised will go to Children in Need. 18

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Our October meeting will be held on the 18th at the usual place and time: The Falcon Hotel, Whittlesey, 6pm for a 6.30pm start. We are pleased to have our keynote speaker Justin Winfield from FDC, who is responsible for business development in the Fenland area. Come along and hear his informative talk.

Have Your Say on Local Development By the WTC Neighbourhood Planning Group (Cllrs Dee Laws, Alan Bristow, Eamonn Dorling, Ray Whitwell and Robert Wicks). You might remember that earlier this year, Whittlesey Town Council published the results of its Neighbourhood Plan survey, in which residents responded enthusiastically to give their views across a wide range of issues including housing, transport, community, leisure, environment and heritage.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our website and Facebook page for updates on the Forum. I look forward to seeing you on the 18th. Steve Hodson 01733 203064

Neighbourhood planning gives local communities the chance to shape potential development within their area, and help influence decisions that will have a lasting effect on the town. The most important part of the process is to engage with residents. A meeting has been arranged to give local residents, businesses and groups a further opportunity to share their views and speak with Councillors. The ‘Vision and Objectives Workshop’ will take place on Friday October 13th at the Christian Church in Broad Street, with three sessions throughout the day at 12-2pm, 4-6pm and 6-8pm. All sessions will cover the same content, but all are welcome at any of the times. The meetings will not simply involve passive listening, but rather engaging with speakers and local Councillors – there is no such thing as a bad idea or silly question. Understanding what may be possible and making others aware of your concerns and desires will make it a very productive meeting. This will be your chance to contribute – the greater the number of residents attending, the better the Whittlesey Neighbourhood Plan can reflect the wishes of the people who matter most: you, the residents of the parish. No booking required – just turn up! Refreshments will be provided. Remember, this is your chance to have your say!

Councillor surgeries will be held in Grosvenor House from 9.30am to 10.30am on the first Saturday of every month throughout 2017. Councillors present on Saturday October 7th will be: Councillor Alex Miscandlon (District and Town Councillor) Councillor Julie Windle (Town Councillor) If you have any matters of concern and wish to discuss them with a Councillor, then please come along and let us know.

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Well, summer is over and the children are back at school. The weather was not always good to us, but it was very kind to Whittlesey and its three music events that were held on the Market Square. All were well attended, and everyone seemed to have an enjoyable time. By the time you read this article the Whittlesey Festival will have been held; unfortunately, I missed it this year as I was away at our son’s wedding in Italy. I’m sure it will have been just as successful as previous years. The Council has received expressions of interest from local tradesmen and businesses to work on the transformation of the former police station into Council offices. This, unfortunately, is a process that will take some time to complete, but work is ongoing all the time. I’d like to just remind you of some forthcoming events – we have the Remembrance Parade and service on Sunday November 12th and the Christmas Extravaganza on Friday December 8th, and hopefully there will be a good turnout for both occasions. Finally, as a Council we are getting numerous complaints about speeding around our town and villages. All of us who drive know how easy it is to exceed the speed limits, so I ask that we all do our best to comply with the limits, as in the event of an accident it could save a life. Regards Councillor Ralph Butcher, Mayor of Whittlesey

Fantastic Fete Raises Money for Home The Gables, in Eastrea, held their annual Summer Fete at The Eastrea Centre on Saturday July 22nd. Organised by Rose Hoffman, Activity Lead at the home, and assisted by relatives, friends and staff, the fete was opened by the Mayor of Whittlesey, Ralph Butcher. The fete offered strawberry teas, a selection of stalls and games and a raffle, with entertainment provided by Pete Hale and the Cockney Crooner. The afternoon was well supported and in excess of £1400 was raised for the Residents’ Fund.

Could You Help Whittlesey Sea Cadets? Whittlesey Sea Cadets are looking for adult volunteers to join our team, and help deliver the cadet experience to our young people. Our unit, TS Olympus, has been based at Sir Harry Smith Community College for the last three years, parading between 3.15pm and 5.15pm on a Friday evening. We are looking for enthusiastic people to join a small team of instructors to help us deliver quality training, which has a strong nautical theme. While we would be delighted to hear from people holding qualifications in disciplines such as boating or engineering, we are also keen to hear from dedicated individuals looking for a new challenge. If you want to learn to sail, drive a power boat, orienteer or any of the other activities we offer – and then pass these onto a new generation of young people – this could be the hobby for you. Full training is provided, and (where appropriate) delivered from national governing body approved centres. All applicants must undergo a Criminal Records Check (Disclosure), as well as provide two suitable references. You will also attend some weekend based training to develop the fundamental skills needed in the organisation. If you are interested in helping us out, in the first instance please contact SLt(SCC) John Ashworth RNR, Commanding Officer of TS Olympus, at john. ashworth@sirharrysmith.cambs.sch.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Ready for Hallowe’en on October 31st? - What’s that all about then? Hallowe’en is a night of celebration, every year, on October 31st. The word Hallowe’en is a shortening of “All Hallows’ Evening”, (the day before All Hallows’ Day). Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting “haunted houses” and carving pumpkins or “jack-o-lanterns”.

believed that the fires attracted insects to the area which in turn attracted bats to the area. These are additional attributes of the history of Hallowe’en.

Hallowe’en has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced “sahwin”). The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter. The ancient Gaels believed that, on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc, such as sickness or damaged crops. The festival would frequently involve bonfires. It is

“Trick-or-treating” is an activity for children on or around Hallowe’en, in which they proceed from house to house in costumes, asking for treats such as confectionery with the question, “Trick or treat?” The “trick” part of “trick or treat” is a threat to play a trick on the homeowner or his property, if no treat is given. Trick-or-treating is one of the main traditions of Hallowe’en. It has become socially expected that if you live in a neighbourhood with children, you should purchase treats in preparation for trick-ortreaters.

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Beware - this month we have a “Friday the Thirteenth” A warning to all you triskaidekaphobes that this month happens to include a Friday the 13th. The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia (Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom “Friday” is named, and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen), or paraskevidekatriaphobia a concatenation of the Greek words Paraskeví (meaning “Friday”), and dekatreís (meaning “thirteen”), attached to phobía (from phóbos, meaning “fear”).

So how is fear of the number thirteen demonstrated?

Fear of Friday the 13th is rooted in ancient, separate badluck associations with the number 13 and the day Friday. The two unlucky entities combine to make it one super unlucky day.

• More than 80% of high-rise buildings lack a 13th floor.

There is a Biblical reference to the unlucky number 13. Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th guest to the Last Supper.

• Many American cities do not have a 13th Street or a 13th Avenue, whilst many new houses built in this country will not be given a number 13 in their address.

It is traditionally believed that Eve tempted Adam with the apple on a Friday. Tradition also has it that the Flood in the Bible, the confusion at the Tower of Babel, and the death of Jesus Christ all took place on a Friday.

Finally, it is thought by some that, if you have 13 letters in your name, you will have the devil’s luck. Just note how mass murderers, such as Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson and Jeffrey Dahmer all have 13 letters in their names!

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The Risks Involved in Making a ‘DIY Will’ - by Amy Pettitt

intestacy rules, a strict set of rules that may not be in accordance with the testator’s wishes. Even if the will appears to meet the formal requirements, there can be complications in obtaining the grant of probate necessary to administer the deceased’s estate. The Probate Registry may require additional evidence before they are satisfied that the legal requirements have been met. In difficult financial times, it is understandable that some people decide to make a ‘DIY Will’ without involving a qualified legal practitioner, but this can create significant risk. Will packs are widely available, at a relatively low cost, and offer a template for individuals to complete. There is also a considerable amount of free advice and sample wills on the internet, for individuals trying to prepare their own wills. There are actually very few legal requirements for creating a valid will, and these are laid out in the Wills Act 1837. The will has to be handwritten or typed, on any material, and must be signed by the testator (the person making the will), in the presence of two independent witnesses, who also sign it. Providing these conditions have been met, the will is legally valid. However, while this appears straightforward, the exact requirements are quite technical and can be easily misunderstood, even when the testator is following a template. If the legal requirements have not been met, the will may not be valid, for example, where the testator has signed the will on his own without two witnesses being present, or where the witnesses did not sign the will. If the will is invalid it will not be followed on the testator’s death. Instead, the estate will pass to the deceased’s family in accordance with the

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How to Stop Your Machine Overheating This month I’ll be writing about a subject I’ve discussed before, but it’s such a common problem that it’s worth revisiting. Overheating towers and laptops are the causes of serious problems in about 40% of the machines brought to me. So why is this? Laptops and tablets do not have to be outside or exposed to any extreme weather in order to overheat. Processors or central processing units (CPUs), which are the brains of the machine, consume a lot of power, which in turn is converted to heat. Unfortunately, one of a computer's worst enemies is heat, as it can cause severe damage to any electronic component, especially integrated circuits (ICs). Heat damage is not an issue for smaller electronic components (which do not generate enough heat to cause problems) but nearly all laptops, towers and graphics cards produce enough heat to destroy themselves. To overcome this problem, heatsinks and fans are installed as standard items on nearly all computer CPUs, and their purpose is to remove the heat from the CPU (or other chip) and dissipate it into the air.

through the copper pipe and blown through fins attached to the side of the machine.

To do this, the heat must first be transmitted from the CPU to the heatsink. While this might seem like a simple enough proposition, it is not. Air makes a very effective heat insulator, so for the heat to get from the CPU to the heatsink, the latter must be installed without any air gaps whatsoever. Even a space of a few microns can slow down heat transfer. Since it is virtually impossible to make a CPU and heatsink that fit together perfectly, a thermal paste or grease is sandwiched between the two. This non-conductive, liquid material is designed to fill any air gaps to ensure the best possible mechanical connection between the two. The better air gaps are eliminated, the better heat flows out of the CPU and into the heatsink.

So how do you recognise the symptoms? When a laptop has been switched on for half an hour or more, pick it up, find the slits where the heat is blown out and hold it to your lips. If you can feel a very good flow of air, all is well. However, if there is little or no air, and the area feels hot to the touch, it will need to be dismantled and given a ‘clean and paste’. 

In towers, heatsinks are usually made of aluminium, while laptops usually have installed a copper pipe which has 70% higher thermal conductivity than aluminium. In a tower a fan sits on top of the heatsink, which is designed with ‘fins’ to create more surface area. In laptops, on the other hand, the heat is drawn

The problems start when these heatsink ‘fins’ become clogged with dust. This prevents the heat from being dissipated, and so heat builds up in the machine. As a result, the machine either ‘blue screens’ (where it shuts itself down in an attempt to prevent damage from the heat), or simply overheats and ‘cooks’ itself, leading to a completely failed laptop or tower.

With a tower, the symptoms are sometimes noticed by realising the fan inside the machine never shuts off or is always running at high speed. Alternatively, remove the side and have a peek inside; if everything is dusty and dirty, you will see it is clogged and therefore it too requires a ‘clean and paste’. Finally, and as an added consideration, servicing your laptop or tower every couple of years will prevent the problem from happening, and will certainly extend the life of your machine. Happy Computing! Len

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News

Significant Changes Proposed for Local Roads - By Steve Barclay MP

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Farming is the backbone of the rural economy and supports a number of businesses across the constituency as well as making a huge contribution to North East Cambridgeshire. The Fens are home to over four thousand farms and to some two hundred and fifty businesses producing and distributing a diverse range of produce. For example, over one-third of all vegetables grown in England and £232m worth of potatoes are grown here. I am pleased to support the local community and National Farmers’ Union in the ‘Back British Farming’ campaign, with its signature day held on September 13th. More information on how you can ‘Back British Farming’, can be found at the NFU’s website: www.nfuonline.com/back-british-farming/ With the harvest comes a significant increase in the agricultural traffic on our already busy local roads. Road infrastructure is something constituents contact me about regularly, and I am pleased that our new Mayor of Cambridgeshire has, under devolution, brought extra funding to this area, including an extra £1.25 million to look at the viability of extending the M11 to the A47 Guyhirn junction, thereby cutting journey times from the north of the county to Cambridge to just thirty minutes. Mayor Palmer has also allocated a further £0.5 million to develop the business case for ‘dualling’‚the A47 from Eye to Walton Highway.

I am sure all residents of this area will be as delighted as I will be if this is given the ‘green light’, as it brings with it the potential for economic growth in Fenland, and easier access to both Cambridge and Peterborough, for both work and leisure, although clearly we are at any early stage. Improving our transport links is something that I have campaigned for throughout my terms in Parliament, and I welcome the Mayor’s positive attitude towards Fenland transport improvements. Along with this, the Highways Agency issued a statement in August confirming that significant improvements to the A141 and A47 junction at Guyhirn will be going ahead in 2020 – another piece of good news for our area. Further information on the proposed A47 improvements can be found at www.roads. highways.gov.uk/projects/a47-corridorimprovement-programme

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Church Matters

Maintaining our Churches We all know that sinking feeling when the heating stops working, and the panic when we realise that the boiler has given up altogether. We have to sort out the budget to see if we can afford the repairs or replacement. Then comes the question of time - how long will it take? Who can we employ to do the work? We know the relief that we feel when repairs are carried out, the heating is back on and the bill is paid. Occasionally, we look around and realise that the time has come to decorate one or more rooms and carry out some repairs. We share the joy of planning the redecoration, but might not be so keen on sorting out the repairs. When the work is done and the upset to routines is over, we can look upon a job well done. Whether we did the work

ourselves or employed someone to do it, we can sit back and enjoy our repaired and newly decorated living space. With the use of our parish churches, similar responsibilities for repairs and maintenance arise. Each parish church depends upon local financial support to fulfil these duties. Depending on the nature of the work there may be limited grants available from various groups; the Heritage Lottery Fund, for instance. There is no direct state funding. Our four churches depend upon the generosity of local people. The monies come from the generous giving of congregations, legacies and sometimes donations in memory of the deceased at a funeral. St. Mary’s, St. Andrew’s and Holy Trinity churches also have a Friends’ Organisation, and we are grateful for their fundraising efforts and tireless support. God bless you all Reverend Nigel

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Are Values Under Threat? I’ve never been one for looking back with an exaggerated sense of fondness or regret, but there is a value to looking at the past in a desire to learn from it. While we cannot change the past, we can look back at it to safeguard us from making the same mistake over and over again. Every generation has its challenges, values and disappointments, and like many in the postwar period, I grew up with very few of the finer trimmings of life. As the seventh of eight children, I watched my mother place various amounts of my father’s salary in a seven-section rectangular tin. Afterwards there was very little, if any at all, for treats. Life was hard, and you made your own enjoyment. However, we had something that is constantly under threat today: parents who work at loving each other, making their marriage a success and being committed to their family. Sadly, the

governments and society of today seem to be rushing headlong into making it difficult for these things to happen. Families seem more ready to go their separate ways than to make family life work. At Whittlesey Christian Church, we strongly guard our sense of love and family, something many newcomers quickly recognise and appreciate. Recently, a group of our members ran a ‘Marriage Day Workshop’ which just involved our own married couples. It was so appreciated by those who attended, that it has been decided to make it available to the broader community. Marriage Day Workshop November 18th, 9am-4.pm To obtain more information about this excellent workshop, please contact the church using the details listed below. This day is free of charge; it will be our pleasure to bless, serve, and help you strengthen your family life.

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Local History

The Discovery of Witches

- by Jen Barback, Curator of Whittlesey Museum Today, the image of a witch finder is well-known: a tall, dour man with boots, cloak and hat, carrying a cross and a flaming torch, ready to step forwards to save the credulous townsfolk from supernatural dangers – or to falsely accuse them of terrible crimes. Astonishingly, the so-called ‘Witchfinder General’ was a real historical figure, one young man whose impact was so shocking in his own time that his story has been passed on in the popular imagination for almost four hundred years since his retirement and early death.

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It has been suggested that Witchfinder Matthew Hopkins was England’s worst ever serial killer, although his actions were largely officially sanctioned at the time. He and his colleague are believed to have been responsible for the deaths of 300 women and a handful of men in fourteen months between the years 1644 and 1646, during the social upheaval of the Civil War. This accounted for approximately 60% of all ‘witches’ hanged in the 350 years of English witch trials. His witch-hunts mainly took place in East Anglia. Hopkins retired and died in 1647, when he was still only between 25 and 28 years old. The witch-finders justified their actions using the Bible, in particular Exodus 22.18: “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live”. To the people of the time, a ‘witch’ was a person who had made an agreement with the Devil to harm others, using ‘imps’ – lesser demons which allegedly took over the bodies of small animals to cause ‘mischief’ (evil deeds). Witches were thought to look after their imps by feeding them on blood sucked from wounds

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Even at the time, the witchfinders faced vocal opposition for many of their practices and were even thrown out of some towns. The witch-finders were accused of exploiting vulnerable people, ‘fleecing’ towns of money by charging high prices for witch-finding, torture, manipulating the accused to extract confessions, and even of being in a pact with

the Devil themselves. They also seem to have taken particular pleasure in harming women and recounting salacious details of their supposed crimes and confessions, whilst admitting that sometimes “none hear (the confession) but himself”. Hopkins wrote that when a witch was first found, they were immediately taken from their house ‘to keep her old associates from her’ and so “by good counsel brought into a sad condition: by understanding of the horribleness of her sin, and the judgments threatened against her; she is brought to remorse and sorrow for

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complying with Satan so long, and disobeying Gods sacred Commands and she doth then desire to unfold her mind with much bitterness”. However, he admitted that accused witches were sometimes ‘watched’ and ‘walked’ after arrest, meaning that they were forced to stand and keep moving around at all times, for several days, leading to sleep deprivation and vulnerability – this was explained as necessary to stop the witch calling and feeding their imps. As witches had denied their own Christian baptisms, it was also thought that all water would reject them, so another infamous test for witchcraft was to ‘swim’ a suspected witch by tying them up and throwing them into a river; if the victim floated they were a witch, and if they drowned, they might have been innocent and would then be rewarded in Heaven. Find out more at our new temporary exhibition ‘Witch Hunt’ during September, October and November 2017, or during our ‘After Dark’ family event on Sunday October 29th, 4.30-6.30pm. Whittlesey Museum, Market St, Whittlesey. Opening hours: Friday 2.30-4.30pm Saturday 10am-12 noon Sunday 2.30-4.30pm £1 Adults/50p Children

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Students in Years 4, 5 & 6 and their parents/carers are warmly invited to the Spalding Academy Open Evening to be held on:

Thursday 5th October 2017 | 5.30 - 8.00pm

An opportunity to take a guided tour with our students and view everything Spalding Academy has to offer. Meet students and staff, view the facilities and take part in a variety of activities. There will be a short presentation by the Headteacher, Mr Riley at 5.45 and 6.45 in The East Hall.

www.spaldingacademy.org.uk Tel: 01775 722484 Spalding Academy, Neville Avenue, Spalding, PE11 2EJ

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Pets’ Corner

Whittlesey Veterinary Centre Animals’ senses are much more heightened than humans’. Their eyesight, hearing and awareness are vastly increased, depending upon the species and age of the animal. Many people don’t like sudden loud noises such as fireworks, but at least humans are generally aware of where the sound is coming from; imagine the fright from the perspective of an animal, who has no idea what is making any sudden loud noise or bright light. Such things can greatly increase stress levels in your pet and lead to anxiety. With this in mind, a loud bang or bright flash of light from a firework can be very frightening to your pets. Working gundogs are used to loud noises on the shooting field, but even they can be startled by fireworks, as they often have an additional ‘whizzing’ sound that occurs after the initial bang and flash of light. It is not just cats and dogs that get scared – birds, small furry pets and rabbits can also be frightened. Even fish suffer as the noise is magnified through the water. In the ‘good old days’ firework displays were confined to one or two nights around the actual date of Bonfire Night, but now, with the advent of fireworks for any and every occasion, it is difficult to predict when to be ready for the noises. There are several items on the market to assist in lowering the anxiety of your pets, such as nutraceuticals to help keep cats and dogs calm, and special coats that work on a swaddling principle to comfort them. Rabbits and small furries can be brought into the garage at night and covered with a blanket or piece of carpet to help deaden the noise, or if this is not possible, just cover them outside and give them extra deep bedding to bury themselves in for comfort.

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All of the above methods have varying degrees of success, depending upon the temperament of your pet and other factors such as the proximity of the bangs and flashes. If your pets are inside and you are going out for the evening, close the curtains to keep out the sudden flashes and turn on the radio or television to maintain a constant sound. This will make any loud noises less alarming. Many pets that are scared by fireworks have been known to run away if they are outside unattended, so please make sure that your microchip details are up to date to ensure you and your pet are quickly reunited should they stray. Finally, never take them to a firework display. Please enjoy the firework season, keep safe around fireworks, and in particular, keep your pets safe.

It is not just cats and dogs that get scared birds, small furry pets and rabbits can also be frightened. Even fish suffer as the noise is magnified through the water.

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Whittlesey Veterinary Centre Your Pets, Our Passion

Fireworks Anxiety? Come and speak to us Remember Bonfire Night is just around the corner! www.whittleseyvets.co.uk Open Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 6:30pm Sat: 9:30am - 12:30pm

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School News

STEM Day Kicks Off New Year at New Road The new school year got off to a great start at New Road Primary School. Our Foxes class of Year Three and Year Four children started their ‘Mighty Metals’ topic and spent the day with Ewan Meacham, an aeronautical engineer and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) volunteer. He worked with them to teach all about how friction is affected by surface area, and the surface itself; magnets, and how to make electricity with magnets; and levers, and how they can be used to lift heavy objects. The class had a go at making their own compasses by turning a paperclip into a magnet.

Egg-citing Times in Year 5! Year 5 pupils at Park Lane were excited recently to learn all about life cycles, and to introduce some new additions to their year group. The Happy Chick Company brought in eleven eggs for us to hatch as part of their ‘Beast Creator’ topic. We were lucky enough to have ten eggs hatch in total. Half of the chicks were moved to a brooder box, and the others were left in the incubator to keep the newest arrivals company. The last one to arrive struggled out of its shell just as the children were about to go home! Chicks are very social animals and it would have been cruel to leave just one in the brooder box on its own.  A few days later, the children finally got the chance to hold the chicks, a very exciting experience for them. Mrs Gregory showed them how to hold the chicks gently and carefully – if you hold them on their back they just go to sleep!  The chicks soon got used to the children.  Lorraine Quince, IT Support/Communications at the school, said: “Hatching eggs in school is a fantastic learning experience for the pupils. Children in all other year groups have visited Year 5 and have been fascinated to watch the chicks hatch and grow.” As the last day with the chicks approached, the children noticed how much they had grown and how noisy they had become, especially after they had eaten their food! They also noticed how their wings were now almost completely covered with feathers. The chicks have all gone to local smallholdings where they will be cared for and continue to thrive. 60

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It was a very interesting and educational day, and everyone at New Road would like to say a huge thank you to Ewen!

The First Day of School At Alderman Jacobs School we appreciate how important the first day of school is. Our recent OFSTED inspection recognised this, saying: “links with parents are strong, and they are pleased with how children settle into the Reception classes.” We start the process early with open afternoons, and after Easter each child will have two further visits to explore the classrooms and meet their teachers. At the welcome meeting in July, families are given exciting packs containing a variety of resources to help prepare them for their entry into school. Once September arrives, home visits give the children an opportunity to build a relationship with their teachers in their own environment. Finally, the time comes that each child has been waiting for: their first day at school. “It may take a few days to welcome everybody into school, but we believe that every child and parent should have the chance to feel special on such a momentous occasion,” said Mrs Holdsworth, Assistant Headteacher for Early Years, who is pictured here with Lily Burnett-Shepherd. We will be starting the whole process again with two open afternoons on October 9th and 11th, starting at 2pm. To book a place, please ring 01733 202403 or email office@aldermanjacobs.cambs.sch.uk. OCT OBE R 2 0 1 7


The Importance of Mental Health With the new academic year starting, children’s mental health is very much a talking point again. Mental health problems are reported to affect about one in ten children and young people, often as a direct response to what is happening in their lives.

• Going to a school that looks after the wellbeing of all its pupils

Sadly, around 70% of young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. At YPCS, we believe that the emotional wellbeing of a child is just as important as their physical health. Having good mental health allows children to develop the resilience they need to cope with life’s challenges, and supports their growth into well-rounded, healthy adults.

Of course, these aren’t the only important factors. Feeling loved, trusted and safe, having a sense of belonging, and having some control over their own life are also key to good mental health in children and young people.

So what things help and support a young person’s mental health? • Being in good physical health, eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise • Having time and freedom to play, indoors and outdoors • Being part of a family that gets along well most of the time

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• Actively taking part in local activities for young people

Most children grow up mentally healthy, but recent surveys have suggested that more children and young people are experiencing mental health problems than thirty years ago. That’s perhaps because of changes in the way we live now, with social media and developing technology significantly affecting the experience of growing up.

If you are worried about a child, or you are a child and want to talk to someone, please call 0800 634 4395 or text 07738 949585.

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A Tale of Two Benches The first weeks in September proved to be a very busy period for Street Pride. We installed two new benches locally, the first of which is situated on a cycle path between Funthams Lane and the Green Wheel Bridge. This bench was kindly donated by the Whittlesey Lions and is in an ideal position for bird watchers. The second bench was installed by the side of the A605, in the grass close to the New Queen Street Surgery, and was generously donated by the Whittlesey Round Table. We would like to thank both organisations for their generous donations for the benches, which will be maintained by Street Pride.

Looking Ahead at Ladysmith WI This is the time of year when committee members put their heads together to come up with a varied and interesting programme for the next year. It's now almost finished and looks great. It will include an Indian cookery and spice demonstration with tasting, forensic science ‘from the inside’ and a film of the Great Fen Spitfire excavation, as well as our parties and lunch outings. A representative from the East Anglia Air Ambulance is coming to our next meeting on Tuesday October 10th to tell us about the work they do in such difficult situations. The competition this month is pickles or chutney. For more information, please contact Sue on 01733 205927 or Liz on 01733 689599. 62

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News from Coates WI September’s meeting was a very informative talk by Deborah Slator on defibrillators, and it highlighted how lucky we are in this area to have so many around our town and villages to help us in emergency situations. Our October meeting will feature printmaking with Claire McGingley, and November, our AGM, will feature belly dancing. Guests and new members are always welcome at our meetings, which are held on the first Wednesday of every month in Coates Public Hall, at 7.30pm. For more information, please phone Jen on 01733 840376 or Fiona on 01733 208514. OCT OBE R 2 0 1 7


Club Guide Churches

St. Mary’s Church Station Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1AB www.wpcteam.org.uk St. Andrew’s Church Church Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1DD www.wpcteam.org.uk Holy Trinity Church Coates, North Green, Coates, PE7 2BQ. www.wpcteam.org.uk St. Thomas’ Church, Pondersbridge Oilmills Road, Pondersbridge PE26 2TR. www.wpcteam.org.uk St. Jude the Apostle Church 2 Station Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA 01733 203411 Whittlesey Christian Church 23 Broad Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1HA 01733 752093. www.whittlesey.cc Whittlesey Baptist Church Gracious Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1AR 01733 202236 Whittlesey Methodist & United Reformed Church Queen Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1AY 01733 751681 www.whittleseyqueenstreetchurch.org

Schools

Sir Harry Smith Community College Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XB 01733 703991 www.sirharrysmith.cambs.sch.uk Alderman Jacobs School Drybread Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XJ 01733 202403 www.aldermanjacobs.cambs.sch.uk Park Lane School Park Lane, Whittlesey, PE7 1JB 01733 203433 www.parklane.cambs.sch.uk

Coates Primary School The Fold, Coates, PE7 2BP 01733 840527 www.coatesprimaryschool.info New Road Primary School New Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1SZ 01733 204422 www.newroadprimary.com

Whittlesey Indoor Bowls Club 194-8 Station Road Whittlesey, PE7 2HA. Tel: 01733 202209 www.whittleseyibc.co.uk Whittlesey Junior Football Club www.whittleseyjfc.co.uk

Doctors

Whittlesey Street Pride Fred Mills (Chairman): 01733 202874 pongofred1@sky.com Peter Davies (Secretary): PeterDaviesGB@aol.com Whittlesey Ladysmith WI 01733 205927 Whittlesey WI 01733 202166 (Sandra Mina, Secretary) Whittlesey Royal British Legion Branch meetings: Ivy Leaf Club Gracious Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1AP Hereward Harmony Orton Wistow Community Hall Napier Place, Orton Wistow, Peterborough www.herewardharmony.co.uk March & District Model Railway Club The Rookswood Club, Rookswood, 27 West End March, PE15 8DP 01733 204997 Mike Wyldbore (Secretary): secretary@mdmrc.co.uk www.mdmrc.co.uk Whittlesey Angling Association Andrew Wilding (Secretary): 01733 202071 www.whittleseyaa.org.uk

New Queen Street Surgery Syers Lane, Whittlesey, PE7 1AT 01733 204611 www.thenewqueenstreetsurgery.co.uk Jenner Health Centre Turner’s Lane, Whittlesey, PE7 1EJ 01733 206200 www.jennerhealthcentre.co.uk

Youth

Whittlesey Youth & Community Centre 15 Scaldgate, Whittlesey, PE7 1SD 01733 203624

Sports

Fenland Table Tennis Club Whittlesey Youth & Community Centre, 15 Scaldgate, Whittlesey, PE7 1SD. Contact Peter: 01733 689115 or 07554 624525 Fenland Archery Club Sir Harry Smith Community College Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XB www.fenland-archery.co.uk Whittlesey Amateur Boxing Club Unit 32, Aaron Road, Industrial Estate, Whittlesey, PE7 2EX Whittlesey Cricket Club Sir Harry Smith Community College Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XB whittleseycricketclub@gmail.com www.whittlesey.play-cricket.com

Clubs

Whittlesey Lions Club The Letter B, Church Street Whittlesey, PE7 1DE. Steve Palmer: 01733 351405 www.whittleseylions.org.uk whittlesey.lions@btinternet.com

Whittlesea Motorcycle Club www.whittlesea-motorcycle-club.co.uk Silver Lining Club Meets Tuesday afternoons in Coates Public Hall, 1.30-3.45pm. Activities include monthly outings, holidays, whist and dominoes. (Membership 50-60). Contact Mr Derek Bedford or Mrs G Hemmaway (Secretary) 01733 202984 Whittlesey Folk Club Bi-monthly sessions are held in The Falcon Hotel, London Street, Whittlesey. Dates for 2017 are 10th February, 14th April, 9th June, 11th August, 13th October, and 8th December. All welcome. For further details contact Sandra and Martin Green 01733 206627 or sandragreenmartingreen@gmail.com Whittlesey Wind Ensemble Thursdays 7.45-9.15pm at Whittlesey Methodist & United Reformed Church, Queen Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1AY www.whittleseywindensemble.com Whittlesey Disabled and Over 60s Club Meets every other Monday at St. John Ambulance Rooms, 2-4pm. Contact Jackie Fryett on 01733 205498.

Museums

Whittlesey Museum The Old Town Hall, Market Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1BD Open Friday 2.30pm- 4.30pm Saturday 10.00am - 12.00 noon Sunday 2.30pm – 4.30pm whittleseymuseum@gmail.com www.whittleseymuseum.co.uk

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A) The Alphabetical Quiz – The Letter R

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

What is a Flemish giant? Answer – Rabbit.

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What red skinned plant of the mustard family is eaten raw in a salad?

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4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

With what type of gun might a police officer fire at you? Answer – Radar.

This ribbon-like fibre is used in the weaving of mats and baskets.

After which British commander in the Crimean War was a type of sleeve named? In which 1988 Oscar-winning film do the characters Charlie and Raymond Babbitt appear?

Which footballing knight is the only one to have managed a World Cup winning soccer team?

Who wrote the book “Swallows and Amazons”? This French composer, only five feet tall, died eighty years ago this year.

10. In computing, what does “ROM” stand for? 11. Other than cricket, what sport is played regularly at Lord’s cricket ground?

12. What name is given to a person who is prone to relapsing into criminal behaviour?

B) Train That Brain!

13. What is the most common pub name in the UK? 14. What does a herpetologist study?

15. Which Lionel was once a Commodore?

16. Which acting Dame was both Emma Peel in “The Avengers” and “Olenna Tyrell in “Game of Thrones”? 17. The Copacabana and Ipanema beaches are situated in which city? 18. What is the capital city of Saudi Arabia?

19. Which famous novel was based on the real-life exploits of Alexander Selkirk? 20. Which Shakespeare play inspired the musical “West Side Story”? 21. Mickey Mouse is named after which actor?

22. What name is associated with Fruit Gums and Kit Kat?

23. Who did The Police tell not to “wear that dress so tight”?

24. What is the alcoholic link between Langham and “County”? 25. In which Warwickshire town did William Webb Ellis pick up the football and run with it?

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Take the first number and follow the instructions until you reach the answer. Try it first without pen and paper, and don’t even think about a calculator! 1. 34

½ of it, x4, +8, 75% of it, +9, halve it, -6, +1/3 of it, -8

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3. 106 +556, x6, + 188, 90% of it, -896, 7/8 of it, +756, + ½ of it, +472 = ? Section B : 1) 28 , 2) 1078, 3) 5344. Section A : 3) Radish, 4) Raffia, 5) (Lord) Raglan, 6) Rain Man, 7) (Sir Alf) Ramsey, 8) (Arthur) Ransome, 9) (Maurice) Ravel, 10) Read-only memory, 11) Real tennis, 12) Recidivist, 13) (The) Red Lion, 14) Reptiles (and amphibians), 15) Richie, 16) (Diana) Rigg, 17) Rio de Janeiro, 18) Riyadh, 19) Robinson Crusoe, 20) Romeo and Juliet, 21) (Mickey) Rooney, 22) Rowntrees, 23) Roxanne, 24) Ruddles, (beer originally brewed in Langham), 25) Rugby.

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Saturday 9th December 9am - 2pm

Including… • Refreshments

• Sweets

• Tombolla & Raffle

• Sewing and craft

• Dip the Duck

• Jams & Marmalade

• Guess the Weight of Christmas Cake

• Pick a pocket

• Bric A Brac

• Guess how many sweets in a jar

• New toy stall • Handmade Centre pieces for Christmas • Bottle stall dinner • Cake stalls • Homemade • Knitted items Christmas cards and lots more…!

Only £10 per Stall or £5 and a good raffle prize

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October 2017 7th Used book sale at Holy Trinity Church, Coates, featuring over 1,000 used books covering all interests and genres. 9.30am-12noon. 7th In a must-see event for all folk enthusiasts – especially our local ‘Straw Bearers’ – popular folk group Pennyless will be appearing at Whittlesey Library. The ticket price includes complimentary interval refreshments and there will also be a raffle. 7pm for a prompt 7.30pm start. Tickets are £6 each and available from Whittlesey Library. All proceeds go to the Friends of Whittlesey Library, who provide funds for our Library. 7th March and District Model Railway Club is holding an open day at the Scout Hall in Mill View, March (behind Sainsbury’s, PE15 8SY). There will be club layouts in various stages of construction, trade stands, demonstrations, refreshments and the club sales stand. The site has free parking and is wheelchair friendly. Admission £2.00/children free. 10am-4pm. 7th The Friends of St. Andrew’s are holding a Quiz Night in St. Andrew’s Hall. Teams can have a maximum of 6 members and guests can bring their own banquet and beverages. There will be a raffle and cash prizes to be won, as well as the ‘Grand Autumn Draw’ where the star prize is a trolley dash around Whittlesey Co-Op! 7.30pm start. Tickets are £4.00 and available from Parker’s Newsagents, or by calling 01733 350812. 7th: White Buffalo Country Music Club: Chris Raddings at Ramsey Forty Foot Village Hall, 8.00pm. £6. 8th Visit the Autumn Food & Country Fair at Peterborough Arena. This show has been running for almost forty years and now boasts giant vegetables, classic cars, vintage tractors, animals galore – including lurchers, rats, rabbits and poultry – plus an extensive shopping and attractions area for all of the family. 8th The Perkins Great Eastern Run in Peterborough is one of the fastest growing half marathons in the country, and in 2016 attracted a record number of participants. The historic city centre course is ideal for achieveing a PB and superb spectator support is guaranteed. Find more details at www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk. 9th Join the Whittlesey Mud Walls Group for their monthly meeting in the Town Hall, 10.30am.

10th Take a trip down memory lane with live vocals from Back Two, Sally Rose and Paul Hayward, who will be singing great songs from the Golden Era of Dance at Thorney’s Bedford Hall. 2-4pm. Tickets are £6 for adults and £3 for children, and available on the door or by calling 07760 160022. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and nibbles are included in the price. (Also on the 24th.) 11th Backroom acoustic club at The Railway, Ramsey, 8pm. 13th Share your views on local development at Whittlesey Town Council’s ‘Vision and Objectives Workshop’ at the Christian Church in Broad Street. Three sessions will run throughout the day: 12-2pm, 4-6pm and 6-8pm. All sessions will cover the same content, but all are welcome at any of the times. 13th Northern Soul Night at the Ivy Leaf Club, 7.30pm until late. Entry is £5 on the door. For further information, please call 07510 613379. 13th Whittlesey Folk Club at The Falcon Hotel, 8pm. 13th-14th For the first time, the world famous Oktoberfest comes to Peterborough for a huge weekend of traditional Bavarian entertainment, food and drink on The Embankment. For more information please contact info@OktoberfestPeterborough.co.uk, or visit www. OktoberfestPeterborough.co.uk. 14th White Buffalo Country Music Club: Bog Morgan in the Conservative Club function room, 8pm. £6. 14th-15th The National Festival of Railway Modelling is celebrating its tenth anniversary in style at the East of England Showground. The event, the largest model railway show in the East of England, will host over 30 must-see layouts, plus over 100 quality traders and demonstrators. A free shuttle bus service will run approximately every half an hour between Peterborough Station and the venue. 15th Psychic Fayre at The Ram, Whittlesey, featuring healing, mediums, clairvoyants, palm readings, aloe vera products, salt lamps, jewellery and more. 10am-5pm. 17th Open mic night at The Boat Inn, 8.45pm. 21st-22nd Join Thomas on his Half Term Specials at Nene Valley Railway, as takes you on a nostalgic trip through the tunnel to Yarwell and back. No booking required. Visit www.nvr.org.uk.

9th Join the Whittlesey Society for their monthly meeting in the Town Hall, 7.30pm. This month, Stephen Perry will talk about 'The Story of Peterborough's Hospitals'.

25th Backroom acoustic club at The Railway, Ramsey, 8pm.

9th Songwriters’ evening at The Boat Inn, 8pm.

27th Whisky Bar acoustic sessions at The Boat Inn, 8.30pm.

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October 2017 27th The Whittlesey branch of the Royal British Legion is holding its annual Band Concert at the Ivy Leaf Club, where guests will be entertained by the City of Peterborough Concert Band. Tickets are £5.00 and available from Ray Thrower (07850 680785) or Judy Darby (07724 081024). 28th Great Nights Entertainment presents a night of Soul, Motown and Disco from the 60s, 70s and 80s at the Ivy Leaf Club, with their now well-known Halloween Night. Dressing for the occasion is optional, but prizes will be given for the best dressed adult male and female. With music from DJs Ian Gray, John Bradley, Andy Coulson and Mark Reveley, and food, Real Ale and cocktails on offer from the Ivy Leaf, it really does promise to be another ‘Great Night’! Tickets are £6 in advance or £8 on the door, and can be paid in advance via our new PayPal link (www.paypal.me/GreatNights) or bought from Larry’s Heel Bar, the Ivy Leaf or from Andy on 07941 629660. 28th Peterborough One Retail Park is the venue for the ‘Handmade for You’ Artisan Craft Fayre, showcasing high quality handmade items from makers, crafters and artists in and around the Peterborough area. With a wonderful mix of arts, crafts, gifts and sweet treats there really is something for everyone – and it’s free entry too! 28th White Buffalo Country Music Club: Root’n Toot’n in the Conservative Club function room, 8pm. £6. 29th Come and explore Whittlesey Museum ‘after dark’, and search for spooky objects from the past by torchlight. Visit the temporary exhibition ‘Witch Hunt’ about the famous trial of the Withes of Warboys. Suitable for families with school-aged children and older. 4.30pm-6pm. Adults £1/Children 50p. Bring a torch! 29th The Glasshouse Acoustic at the Key Theatre with Holly and the Boatmen, 2.30pm. 29th Jed Ford returns to his home city with guests The Penny Jayne Black Band, Boxcar Kelly and The Railroaders, Tennessee Stud and Knoxville Highway for a country music spectacular at the newly-reopened Broadway Theatre, Peterborough. Tickets are £12.50 and available online via www.ticketsource.co.uk/ thebroadway, or from the Broadway (01733 306071). 31st Open mic night at The Blue Boar, Eye, 8pm.

Regular Local Events MONDAYS Coffee morning at Sudbury Court, 9.30am. Visit Palmer Close, New Road, for morning coffee (10.30am) and dominoes (1.30pm). Call Julie on 03701 924126 for more details.

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Quiz Night at the Nag’s Head, Eastrea, 8.30pm. £1 to play and max. 5 per team. Cash and raffle prizes to be won! TUESDAYS Head down to Eastrea Village Hall for painting classes every Tuesday afternoon, 1pm to 4pm. Classes cost £18 for six weeks. For further information, contact Sue on 01733 205241. Jim’s Bingo at the Conservative Club. No membership needed. Doors open at 7pm, eyes down at 7.30pm. Bingo at Sudbury Court, 7pm. Bingo at Palmer Close, 2pm. Ukulele Strum for Fun at The Ram, Whittlesey, every first and third Tuesday of the month. 7pm-9pm. Contact Chris on 07960 316724 for more info. WEDNESDAYS Bingo at Palmer Close, 6.30pm. Call Julie on 03701 924126 for more details. Play Scrabble at Palmer Close on the second Wednesday of each month, 1.45pm. THURSDAYS Join Hereward Harmony Barbershop Chorus for their weekly meeting at Orton Wistow Community Centre, Orton Wistow, PE2 6XN, every Thursday between 7.30pm and 10pm. Contact Brian McDonnell on 07740 987127, or Les Ashton on 07878 734841, for more information. Jim’s Bingo at the Conservative Club. No membership needed. Doors open at 7pm, eyes down at 7.30pm. Tai Chi sessions held at Eastrea Village Hall, 7.30pm-9pm. Beginners most welcome. Part of the Eastern Counties Tai Chi Academy. Contact Jan on 07842 090506 or just turn up. All adults welcome. Coffee morning at Sudbury Court, 9.30am. Bingo at Sudbury Court, 2pm. Visit Palmer Close for morning coffee (10.30am), dominoes (1.30pm) and a fortnightly quiz (6.30pm). FRIDAYS Lunch at the Conservative Club: Hot food every Friday. Knit and Natter at Palmer Close, 2pm. Gentle keep-fit class at Coates Public Hall. Established class now has vacancies. 10-11am. £3.50 per session. All welcome. Contact Karen Mucklin for more info on 07516 461438. SUNDAYS First Sunday of the month: Jim’s Bingo at the Conservative Club. Doors open at 7pm, eyes down at 7.30pm.

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Finance

Inheritance Tax (IHT) by Eamonn Dorling

Many people are confused about this tax, so let’s start with the basics: Inheritance Tax (IHT) is levied on total estate values above an amount; this could differ depending on your circumstances. Most individuals in the UK have a personal allowance of £325,000, below which no tax is levied. An additional allowance may be used against a qualifying property – more of which later. In most cases, a single person leaving an estate valued below their threshold will incur no tax burden on their chosen beneficiaries. As an unlimited value can be left between spouses tax-free, it is important that both individual allowances are used when a total estate exceeds £325,000. If an estate appears to be above the taxfree ceiling, it is important that professional advice is sought because tax at 40% will make a significant hole in the estate value – and in most cases, plans can be put in place that prevent IHT becoming an issue. To give a simple example, £25,000 of an estate subject to IHT will cost the executors £10,000, which is fine if you like the taxman more than your relatives! Some allowances include gifting when the funds will do most good – setting up trusts, the use of reliefs that encourage ongoing business and retaining agriculture. There are investments that are excluded from an IHT test, and some that allow tax paid to be reclaimed. All these areas need planning and preparation. Many people think ISAs are tax free, but they are not exempt from an IHT calculation (although certain pension plans can be).

The additional property allowance can be used on your main residence, provided it is passing to a blood relative. Initially (2017/18) the allowance is £100,000, rising to £175,000 in 2020/21. At that time a couple may be able to pass on £1m free of IHT, provided their case fits all the legislation. If in doubt you should find out more. If you want the maximum value to be delivered to the people or organisations set out in your wishes, seek professional advice from an Independent Financial Adviser with good legal contacts. A combination of financial planning and well-written legal work can make a significant difference. My contact details follow: ■ Issued by Wealthline Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and any forecast is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The information contained in this editorial should not be construed as offering investment or tax advice.

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Charity Spotlight

‘Wear it Pink’ is Coming!

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his October, Breast Cancer Now is encouraging the UK public to dig out their pink glad rags for their flagship fundraiser, Wear it Pink, on Friday, October 20th.

Wear it Pink, the UK’s biggest pink fundraiser which takes place during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, calls on supporters to ditch their everyday colours and pull on some pink to raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.  The fundraising event, back for its sixteenth year, encourages supporters to hold events in their homes, schools, and workplaces and make a donation to Breast Cancer Now to help the charity achieve its aim that, by 2050, nobody will die from breast cancer. 

The charity’s flagship fundraising day started in 2002 and has so far raised over £30 million for vital breast cancer research.

Johnny said: “I will be wearing it pink this year. Quite simply, I take part because it’s easy and it’s great fun to do. You don’t need to train and you can be as creative and as crazy as you like.” Lottie Barnden, Senior Fundraising Products Manager at Breast Cancer Now, said: “Wear it Pink is a brilliant opportunity for individuals, groups, co-workers, and families across the UK to fundraise together. There are so many ways to get involved, from holding a pink cake sale or sports day in the office or at school, to having a pink party at home with your friends. Whatever you do, you’ll be raising money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. “Right now breast cancer is at a tipping point. Every year in the UK, around 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and sadly around 11,500 women and 80 men will lose their lives to the disease. This is why we are urging everyone to get involved in Wear it Pink.”  To take part in ‘Wear it Pink’ this October, please visit wearitpink.org for further details, fundraising ideas and how to register for your free fundraising pack.

Johnny Devereaux started supporting Breast Cancer Now after his sister was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2013. Since then, he’s taken on challenges and marathons to raise money for the charity’s research and this year he will be dressing up in pink for the day to take part in Wear it Pink for the fifth time. 70

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Reaching New Heights for Charity On Saturday September 9th, twenty six plucky fundraisers took the plunge as they participated in a charity skydive for the Young Peoples Counselling Service, helping to raise an incredible £8,000. £200 was donated to Gemma’s Hearts, who fundraise to provide defibrillators in Yaxley and Farcet, and £50 to the Scouts (who kindly loaned their barbecue). £156 was raised by a raffle at The Three Horseshoes, Yaxley, where many of the skydivers and their families relaxed after the jump.

with their donations matched by BGL to bring their total raised to a staggering £3,500! Louise Russell, Chair of the charity, was among the jumpers. “It was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before,” she said afterwards.

Sadly the weather did affect the afternoon jumpers, and three had to be postponed to a later date.

The charity would also like to thank Horsepower Clothing for supplying t-shirts at cost prices, as well as the many local companies who donated raffle prizes: Blackmore Trust, Sensy (Michelle Drew), Margaret Surrey Bath Products, Bounce Peterborough, Toby Carvery, Excel Auto Care (who donated a free MOT) and Zoe Porteious at Dolly’s Bows.

YPCS are extremely grateful to BGL Group, who have supported the charity now for two years. Seven of their sales team took part in the jump,

The money raised will help fund almost 270 counselling sessions for young people in Cambridgeshire.

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Local Charity’s Heroic Fundraising Efforts NGNPUK’s very own Captain America will be taking part in Peterborough’s Perkins Great Eastern Run on October 8th, raising money for syringe drivers in the local area. Wonder Woman will also be strutting her stuff for the charity, so please do pledge your support if you can for a really ‘super’ cause! Every penny really does count, and after all, anyone willing to try to run thirteen miles in a super suit deserves a medal! The charity has chosen to use BT’s MyDonate giving page, as unlike other websites they do not charge a monthly fee. It's just as easy to use, and more money goes into the syringe driver pot. You can donate by visiting www.mydonate. bt.com/fundraisers/leenicholls1.

A Word from the Royal british legion Once again the organisers of the annual Whittlesey Festival did us proud with another successful and spectacular event. Well done to all concerned. As in previous years we attended with our teddy tombola stall for the Poppy Appeal, and raised a total of £192.50. Many thanks to all those who donated their cuddly toys to us, and those who came and had a go on the tombola. The Poppy Appeal financial year ends on September 30th and, thanks to the generosity of local people, our total for this year will be in excess of £11,600.00 – a new record for us! Very well done to all who have donated and helped in any way. Our next meeting will be held at the Ivy Leaf Club at 11am on Sunday October 1st. This will be our AGM, when members will be elected for the positions of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Branch Secretary. Finally, just a reminder that we still have some tickets left for our annual Band Concert which will be held at the Ivy Leaf Club on Friday October 27th. We have, once again, held the ticket price at £5.00. This is always a very popular and entertaining evening and is enjoyed by all. If you require any tickets, please contact myself (Ray Thrower) or Judy Darby. National Helpline: 0808 802 8020 Branch Secretary: Ray Thrower: 0785 068 0785 Chairman: Ken Mayor: 01733 204944 Poppy Appeal: Judy Darby: 0772 408 1024

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In the UK between 12 and 19 young people die each week as a result of an undiagnosed heart condition which causes them to go into sudden cardiac arrest. You may be aware we recently held a screening weekend for 200 young people. We expected to have 2 referrals (the average in other areas) we actually had 25 referrals from Whittlesey. Defibrillators For All is committed to making Whittlesey as heart safe as possible. We have already placed 40 defibrillators into the town and surrounding villages.

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The Local Music Scene

Just a Stage We Are Going Through?- by Dave Bailey The Whittlesey Festival, having been blessed the last two years with sunshine and blue skies, was preceded by a week of rain and cold windy conditions. On Sunday morning we were greeted with a damp and misty start, with the prospect of wind and rain later – but the show must go on! For those who have never been lucky enough to be present on a festival morning build, it’s certainly an eye-opener. The first crews arrive to place barriers and cones out at 5am, and the next job is to identify who owns vehicles left overnight (usually in key locations!) and clearing the food containers and cans discarded by Saturday night revellers. Then the serious job begins of erecting marquees and gazebos, setting out tables and positioning fairground rides. At 7.30am the team arrives to build the music marquee and deliver the portable stages, with the usual issues of trying to keep them level on wet grass. With power to the stage and safety checks carried out, the sound equipment is positioned, connected and powered up almost like clockwork. We try to run a ‘plug and play’ system at the Festival, with performers arriving with minimal equipment and using the amplifiers and microphones provided. With musicians bringing just their guitars and any effects pedals needed, coupled with the current trend of many local bands using a Cajon (box drum) rather than a full drum kit, this cuts down changeover time significantly. This allows for the sound levels from each ‘House’ amplifier to be balanced through the front of a stage mixer, and allows for minimal sound check and on-the-fly tweaking to get good quality sound.

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Town centre events with closed roads present a logistical nightmare for performers bringing equipment into the performance area, and the occasional timetable revision is inevitable. The stage manager’s nightmare of acts pulling out or being delayed at the last moment can usually be avoided by keeping an act on standby, and asking them to report to the performance area thirty minutes before their time. We only briefly saw the sun on the day, but thankfully the rain held off until after the last performance. The only real scare was the marquee trying to take part in the flypast during the last song, but otherwise the day went very smoothly! Across the three performance areas, we had over 290 performers either playing, dancing or acting, and many more in the parade from all the local groups and associations. Visitors to the Festival were treated to a fantastic display of talent, all supported by an army of volunteers, St John Ambulance, Fenland District Council and an array of food, tombola and craft stalls. Local open mic listings can be found at www.outa-stock.co.uk/OM.htm

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Whittlesey Festival was the best yet! Organisers of the Whittlesey Festival were once again delighted with the success of this year’s event, which took place on Sunday September 11th, and would like to thank everyone who came on the day for all their support - we couldn’t have done it without you. Blue sky and sunshine was in abundance, creating the perfect back-drop for seven to eight thousand people to enjoy an absolutely fantastic day. The day started with the colourful and musical parade from Broad Street, and thanks again to all those who lined the streets and cheered along the route, helping to create a real carnival atmosphere as the parade wound its way to the Market Square. After the official opening by the Mayor of Whittlesey, children enjoyed free face painting, puppet shows and fairground rides, amongst many other activities. There was plenty to do for the adults too, with numerous stalls to visit, and everyone enjoyed watching the various dance and music presentations. These included the Rug-Cutters Lindy Hop dancers, The Solas School of Irish Dancing, and the awesome sounds of the Romford Drum and Trumpet Marching Corps and Peterborough and Bedford Highland Bands. The streets were lined with over one hundred and twenty spectacular vintage vehicles, adding a touch of nostalgia to the day. A spokesman from the classic car group said: “We are delighted to support the Whittlesey Festival year on year, as it is by far our

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favourite event. We simply love the atmosphere, and the visitors are always genuinely interested and passionate about us being there – we wouldn’t miss it.” Crowds were also treated to not one, but two, World War II fly-pasts. It was truly breath-taking to see the Spitfire, followed later on by the Lancaster. It was also such an emotional experience, serving as a reminder of all those loyal folk who fought on our behalf during the War. The Festival Schools Art Exhibition was held at the Whittlesey Christian Church in Broad Street, with some incredible work on display from local schools, including Park Lane, Alderman Jacobs, New Road, Coates and Sir Harry Smith. Prizes and trophies were awarded on the day by the Mayor of Whittlesey. Look out for an exclusive feature on the Art Competition in the November issue of ‘Discovering Whittlesea’. Once again, a huge thank you to everyone, and we look forward to seeing you at next year's Festival on Sunday, September 9th 2018. If you would like more information on how you can get involved, please contact Brian Smithyman on 01733 752093, or Jenny Parker on 01733 351005.

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HOMES & GARDENS

PLUMBING & HEATING

WINDOWS & DOORS

GARDENER’S

D.W Plumbing and Heating

PETER HART UPVC

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Please call Chelsea on 01733 660230 / 07535 751585 19 Godwin Close, Whittlesey PE7 1NZ

LAUNDRETTE

4 Pooley Way Yaxley, Peterborough PE7 3WH

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INSTALLATION & REPAIRS 10 YEAR INSURANCE-BACKED GUARANTEE

01733 270994 07841 590092 p-hart2@sky.com

PLASTERING

TAXI SERVICES

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A Russo Plastering

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M Oglesby Installations

DOOR TO DESTINATION THROUGHOUT THE UK. T: 01733 895986 M: 07704 273205 M: 07912 493030

www.brianhire.co.uk VACUUM CLEANER SERVICE

Quality uPVC Windows & Doors

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Full uPVC repair service including:

• MISTED UNITS • LOCKS • HINGES • HANDLES

07990 746447

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Have you just moved into your new house? Do you need your locks replced? Are you a Landlord? Repairing could save you £££’s

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