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Issue 12 / April 2019

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Inside this issue Building for the Future at Wisbech Grammar School

Wisbech Information Centre Has Moved

In the Hot Seat - Andy Maul page 30

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Introduction

Welcome to Your April Issue. ‘No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.’ Welcome everybody to our April edition of Discovering Wisbech magazine. If you’re anything like me, you’re bound to be excited for springtime - a new start! I can’t wait to hear the birds singing, see the flowers blossoming and finally get some warmer weather here in England. So, as always we try and set you up well for the month with various different things going on in your area, but if I do say so myself, this month we have smashed it out of the park! I hope you enjoy sitting outside in the garden, in the lovely spring sunshine, reading through our fantastic magazine, featuring some of our favourite things about Wisbech and the surrounding areas, including: the Arts on page 4, History on page 34, Events and things to do from page 44 to page 47 and so much more! So much to read, so much to enjoy. Happy Spring everybody and Happy Easter also.

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Wisbech Highlights

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6.....................Wisbech Grammar School 10...................March Podiatry 11....................Priestgate Clinic 14...................Holiday With Us 16 - 17........Community News 18...................Wisbech information Centre 22..................Almary Green 25..................Zero Dry Time 26..................Community News 28 ................Coyote

Hello everybody and welcome to April’s magazine! The months are flying by now and we are finally getting closer to summer! Would you believe that next month is Discovering Wisbech’s 1st birthday?! What a journey it has been already. So, thank you so much to everybody reading every month so far, thank you for contributing and loving the magazine just as much as we do. Now - what have we got for you this month? It’s Easter and so there will be so many different bits and bobs for you and the kids to do. No kids? Fab - check out some of the fantastic bars and pubs that we feature in the magazine! Don’t fancy that? I promise you that no matter what age you are, interests, or circumstances we have something here for you at Discovering Wisbech. I hope you enjoy the magazine and have a wonderful Easter. ‘The great gift of Easter is hope.’

Holly - Jean x

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30..................In the Hot Seat! 32 - 33 .....Whiting and Partners 34..................History 36..................Fraser Dawbarns 42..................Ambitions Personal 44 - 45......What’s On in Wisbech! 46..................Clubs Guide 47..................The Light Cinema 48.................Quiz! 49..................Diamond Byte

With thanks to:

Fraser Dawbarns, March Podiatry, Almary Green, Diamond Byte Solutions, Holiday with us group, Wisbech Society

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

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We bring you items of interest of Art in our community. If there is something you’d like us to cover or you have something to say please get in touch with Holly:

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Art is a Fabulous Medium to Inspire Change by Aldo Lerubino, Art Historian The Precious Earth Art Collective comes to Wisbech in the form of an exhibition taking place at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House on the South Brink (March to May 2019). The subject of the exhibition is “Permission to Speak”. This theme is interpreted through multi-disciplinary art which focuses attention on the centenary celebration of the Representation of the People Act 1918. This was the Act which for the first time extended the voting franchise to women. Notwithstanding the fact that Octavia Hill was not a proponent of female enfranchisement, the exhibition and its objectives are very much in keeping with the stance taken by Octavia Hill in relation to the empowerment of women through work, art, and crafts as well as housing. Octavia’s own first forays into female personal independence through work were through her mother’s Ladies Co-operative Guild, a charitable ‘factory’ which sought to teach young women how to make lace and embroidery for a living, and her own work as a ‘copy artist’ for John Ruskin who trained young women in producing copies of works of art for his own publications. Both Ruskin and Octavia were social reformers who sought to empower the working class and especially women through training, art and craft, and above all through co-operation and association in collectives. The Octavia Hill Birthplace House welcomes the Precious Earth Art Collective as part of a new initiative by the Trust to create exhibition space which its Chairman, Peter Clayton, describes as a “major development in the facilities offered by the museum, and we look forward to welcoming many visitors to these exhibitions.” Artist and curator of the exhibition, Amanda Caldon, who formed the collective, expresses the view that, “Art is a fabulous medium to inspire change. I was delighted to be invited to exhibit our work

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as Octavia was a woman who believed passionately in social and environmental concern. I feel strongly about equal opportunities for all. I am sure Octavia, who was a social reformer plus an amazing artist, would have been excited by the work we do.” Whilst Octavia Hill is best known today as one of the founders of the National Trust, it was her work as a social reformer and, in particular in helping to provide sustainable housing for the urban poor, along with her lifelong commitment to preserving and providing open spaces and ensuring access to fresh air, through parks and other facilities, which made her into such a formidable force in her own lifetime. However, one part of her complex, pioneering personality, along with her wide range of skills both practical and intellectual, was her creative ability, and her affinity to art and its transformative power. Subsequent exhibitions by the Collective at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House will include “Anthropocene”, which will explore ways in which human beings leave their footprint on the environment, and “Breathe”, which is focused on clean air. For further details, please visit: http://www. octaviahill.org.

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Building for the Future at Wisbech Grammar School Mr Chris Staley, Headmaster at Wisbech Grammar School, has announced a forward-thinking and innovative plan that will have far-reaching benefits for pupils across the school. • School classrooms are being transformed, with new designs based around Harkness tables. This is a method of teaching and learning that involves 12-14 pupils seated around a large oval table which encourages pupils to discuss ideas and work collaboratively, shifting the focus away from the more traditional, ‘teacher at the front of the class’, approach. • Sixth Form pupils will benefit from a new Sixth Form Centre which will allow pupils to have a dedicated space for specialist subjects, collaborative and silent working spaces, a lecture facility, plus a café and common room space • The old Sixth Form house will be developed into a new International Boarding House, available for overseas pupils from September 2019. • ‘Hubs’ will be established for Science and Maths, Arts, Humanities, and the ‘Creatives’, which will mean pupils benefit from having focused academic environments that utilise the expertise of specialist teaching staff and resources. The decision behind the new state-of-the-art plans is based on the Headmaster’s vision of continuous improvement, and year-on-year, the school is raising standards to become a beacon of excellence for pupils. The driving forces behind these projects are twofold. Firstly,an improvement in teaching and learning and the 6

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classroom environment for pupils. Secondly, to begin the process of clustering departments into faculties in order to give subjects a clearer sense of identity and to create functional zones around the school campus.

which they will ultimately work. The school will be opening its doors to a small group of pupils from China in September 2019. At present, seven pupils are signed up and committed to join.

In addition, the Governing Body has supported the Headmaster’s decision to launch an ‘international strategy’. The idea of introducing a small group of overseas pupils into the school community is to widen the outlook of WGS pupils and, at the same time, prepare them for the world in

The benefits of these plans to pupils will be an environment which encourages academic success, creativity and wellbeing. As WGS opens its doors to overseas pupils, there will also be further opportunities for all pupils to take advantage of a school that is really ‘building for the future’.

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Building for the Future

Come and visit our School and find out what makes us so inspiring; we believe that academic success is not confined to the classroom but can be found on the sports fields, in the drama studio, through D of E, and in the music rooms. We offer an all-round education that inspires our pupils to ‘discover who they are’.

UPCOMING EVENTS Saturday 11 May 0930 - 1500 Senior School Taster Day (for children currently in Year 5) You can also book a personalised tour of our School from Kindergarten to 6th Form, by contacting Admissions on 01945 586750 or email admissions@wisbechgrammar.com


• Free hearing tests • State of the art rechargeable hearing aids which are compatible with all mobile phones • Effective painless wax removal • Noise protection You can visit us at one of our local clinics: St Ives Practice 13 The Broadway St Ives PE27 5BX Tel: (01480) 300955

“When someone in the family has a hearing loss, the entire family has a hearing problem.”

Wisbech Practice 31 High Street Wisbech PE13 1DE Tel: (01945) 466386

For information on any of the services we provide, or to discuss your specific requirements, please get in touch.

Email: info@clearerhearing.co.uk Regular clinics at March Podiatry – call for further details

All courses are run in the Peterborough and Fenland area

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Health

Dealing With Fungal Nail Infection Fungal infections occur when microscopic fungi enter the nail usually due to trauma to the nail. Fungi that are already present in or on your body can also reproduce and spread through the nail, causing nail infections. The fungi thrive between the toes in the moist warm environment of socks and shoes.

Fungal nail infections can affect eight percent of the population at any one time. They can be unsightly, and people are often embarrassed by the way they look. It may affect part of the nail, the entire nail, or several nails. Common signs of a fungal nail infection include a distorted nail that may be discoloured; it may lift off from the nail bed and become brittle and thickened. Podiatrists have been researching new methods for treatment, and we are now delighted to offer ‘The Lacuna Method’. This involves drilling multiple holes across the fungal area. We then direct anti-fungal

spray into the holes and spray across the nail plate. The treatment involves this spray being re-applied at home every day and returning to us in six weeks for a review. This treatment has proved to give very effective results, it is relatively painless and no anaesthetic is required. We allow about an hour for the treatment. Our podiatrists can discuss with you multiple treatment options, including the Lacuna Method, and we can help you to have nicer nails in time for summer....

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State-of-the-Art Dental Clinic Opens in Peterborough The newly opened Priestgate Clinic brings dental excellence to the heart of Peterborough. Run by dynamic married couple, Drs Catherine and Richard Cousley, the clinic combines stateof-the-art technology with first-class skills in dentistry and orthodontics, all underpinned by traditional values of patient care. Located in a 200-yearold, Grade II listed building in the city centre, this stylish and welcoming clinic offers a range of dental care for all ages, including specialist orthodontics, preventative and restorative dentistry and oral surgery. It is one of the most advanced clinics in the country in terms of embracing 3D technology. Patients could not be in more capable or caring hands. Catherine is a highly qualified and experienced dentist who believes that a dentist’s role isn’t simply to repair damage, but to use minimally

invasive dentistry, and also prevent future oral health problems. Richard is an innovative and expert orthodontist with a reputation for achieving excellent results in even the most complex cases. He was the lead consultant orthodontist at Peterborough City Hospital from 2001 to 2017, and is one of the few consultants in the UK to hold a national Clinical Excellence Award. The couple are joined by consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Mr Clive Moss, who provides a private, patientfocussed oral and facial surgical service, such as the surgical removal of wisdom teeth. For more information or to book an appointment, contact the practice team on 01733 865000 or visit www. priestgateclinic.co.uk .

Dentistry with a difference It’s almost a year since the Priestgate Dental Clinic opened, and we’re delighted by the fantastically positive responses we’ve received. Come and experience a different style of dentistry, with a focus on minimally invasive general dentistry and consultant expertise in Orthodontics & Oral Surgery.

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Patient-focused general & specialist dentistry Friendly and relaxed environment State of the art 3D imaging facilities Accepting Denplan and private patients Second opinions seen, with and without a dentist referral

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BEFORE

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Beauty by Evolution SEMI-PERMANENT MAKE-UP AND SCALP MICRO SPECIALISTS Our expert is an advanced colour correction and removal specialist and has over 10 years’ experience in creating perfection both in Semi-Permanent Make-up and Scalp Micro Tattooing, creating instant results. Free consultation by appointment. Ample free parking right outside. CROMWELL HOUSE, WISBECH ROAD, MARCH, CAMBS PE15 8EB 01354 278300 | OPEN TUESDAY TO SATURDAY & LATE NIGHT TUESDAY & THURSDAY Call us or pop in to secure your appointment

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We’d like to introduce you to Linda!

BEFORE

Linda has been a member of Rachel’s Leverington Slimming World group since November 2015. Right from the start Linda completely embraced the changes and the flexibility that the Food Optimising plan gave her… With a starting BMI of 47.3, Linda has lost a life-changing 7 stone and now has a BMI of 29! After battling lung and breast cancer along the way too.

Linda says “I truly believe Slimming World saved my life..I. am now 7 stone lighter with a future ahead of me. I found the group so friendly and helpful…I’ve never stuck to a diet before, but this isn’t a diet…I can eat so much!”

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Linda, who was recently crowned group’s “Greatest Loser” has been on target now for 9 months and continues to attend the group as a valued member of the social team too… an inspiration to the rest of the group and our resident TOP CHEF when it comes to group taster nights too!

delicious! bewith Slimming World MONDAY Wisbech

Rosmini Centre, 69 Queens Road 9:00am & 11.00am, 3:30pm, 5:30pm & 7:30pm Tel: Tina 07798 894 639

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Emneth Central Hall, 9:30am Tel: Carrie 07876 636 833

TUESDAY Elm

Elm C of E Primary School 5:30pm & 7:30pm Tel: Carrie 07876 636 833

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Wisbech Rugby Club, Chapel Road 5:30pm & 7:30pm Tel: Sally 07919 410 258

THURSDAY Wisbech

Wisbech Rugby Club, Chapel Road 9.30am & 11.30am Tel: Sally 07919 410 258

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Queen Mary Centre, Queens Road 8:30am & 10.30am Tel: Sally 07919 410 258

Sports & Social Club, Church Road 5:30pm & 7:30pm Tel: Rachel 07768 526 360

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Discover the Wonders of River Cruising

By Ellie Cuthbert

Marketing & Admin Assistant

River cruising is all about experiencing something new, discovering hidden gems and unexpected treasures. Experience popular destinations from a different perspective, without having to plan, plot or even re-pack a suitcase. It’s not too difficult to see why river cruising trips have grown in popularity. What better way to soak up some of the most beautiful and iconic destinations than slowly passing by from the comfort of a ship? The chance to flow gently into the heart of some of the most beautiful cities and towns in the world makes for a luxurious and romantic experience. Shore excursions are typically included on a river cruise, allowing you to not only view these destinations from a distance, but experience the culture of the area through tours and sightseeing, all included in the price of your cruise. Smaller ships mean you can access smaller ports to discover pretty coastal towns and narrow canals. Sailing between countries, without the hassle of customs, flight terminals or local taxis, makes it possible to see and do more each day. There is a wide variety of ships and cruise styles to suit all budgets and tastes. Sail along some of the idyllic

waterways in Europe like the Danube or the Rhine, edged by grand cities and quiet wine-producing regions. Or travel a little further to enjoy a spectacular cruise along the Nile, or to the most iconic waterway in the US, the mighty Mississippi River. Enjoy fine-dining and local cuisine on board from a new destination each day. For a more luxurious experience, many ships offer the luxuries of a 5* hotel, including private balconies, onboard spas and butler service. If you’re looking to discover more about river cruising, then join us on April 16th for an exclusive evening with Titan Travel, to explore their diverse range of idyllic river cruising holidays and the wide variety of ships and cruise styles they offer. We will also be delving into their awardwinning escorted tours across the globe, with expertlyplanned itineraries. To register for this event, and for more information, please visit www.holidaywithus.co.uk/ events or call 0800 167 0232.

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All welcome

Family Fun Day Come and join in the fun at Tallington Lakes!

Sunday 7th April 2019 10am - 4pm • Fun Run

• Freestyle snowboard demo

• Fun Walk ( dogs optional)

• Have a go snowboard

• 1pm Dog show • Easter Egg Hunt • Bouncy Castle • Craft Stalls • Music and refreshments • Climbing Wall Taster sessions* • Junior Ski Race Team Finals

freestyle session* • Free Tobogganing sessions* AND LOTS MORE * Pre booking is essential for: Climbing, Tobogganing, Freestyle HAG. Call 01778 381154 to book.

Tallington Lakes Leisure Park, Barholm Road, Tallington, PE9 4RJ

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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 with Holly:

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New Wisbech Skate Park Officially Opens A state-of-the-art skate park has been officially opened in Wisbech, thanks to a huge community effort to provide young people with a new and improved facility. Youngsters who helped to design the skate park in Bath Road, Waterlees, joined residents, councillors, funders, and others involved in the project for a celebratory ribbon-cutting back in February. The £75,000 facility, which boasts solid concrete ramps, quarter pipes, and a bowl section, was made possible thanks to a £30,000 grant from Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group. The rest of the funding came from Section 106 contributions, Fenland District Council support and community fundraising. District Councillors Virginia and Michael Bucknor, who represent the Waterlees Village ward, have been championing support for an improved skate park for several years. The old skate park in Bath Road was then removed last year due to safety concerns. Since then, Fenland District Council, Wisbech Town Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, and Clarion Futures have worked together with residents and the ward’s Oasis Community Centre to help develop and fund the new skate park. A community group was set up and consultation was launched to ask residents and young people what features they’d like to see in the new facility. Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council’s

Cabinet member responsible for the environment and open spaces, said: “Young people played a huge part in the design process, as their feedback helped to ensure the skate park offered exactly what they wanted. It’s a great hub for young people to get together and enjoy their sport and an excellent example of what can be achieved when community organisations and individuals work together to push a project along.” Matt Parsonage, Head of Communities at Clarion Futures, said: “We are delighted to have supported a project that has been led by the community and will give so much back to local people.” Councillor Laura Cobb, one of the councillors who represent the Waterlees ward on Wisbech Town Council, said: “One of the reasons I stood to become a member of the town council was to try to achieve improvements to youth facilities on the Waterlees ward and to get the children what they want, need and deserve. So I’m absolutely delighted the skate park has now been completed and is already being enjoyed by so many children.”

Hannah’s on Top of the World Trainee accountant Hannah Shales from Wisbech achieved the highest mark in the world in the Asscociation of Chartered Certified Accountants December 2018 Financial Reporting exam with a score of 95. Hannah (22) lives in central Wisbech and was educated at what is now the Thomas Clarkson Academy. She works for one of the oldest firms of independent chartered accountants in the region, Whiting & Partners, at The Crescent in Wisbech. 16

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“I was really quite surprised. I didn’t really expect to do so well,” says Hannah who now faces two more exams before sitting her final chartered account qualification test. Her achievement was rewarded with an ACCA certificate, a cash prize, and a bottle of bubbly. Keith Day, Partner at the Wisbech Office commented, “Hannah has worked extremely hard throughout her studies and we are delighted that this has been rewarded in her recent results.” a p r il 2 0 1 9


Pride of fenland award winners Andy Maul and Vikki Holmes from Bygones Cafe, Little Church Street were this years winners of Best Neighbour on Wednesday 6th March at The Pride of Fenland Awards, after being nominated as a couple who make a real difference to the community.

“Sing For Life 2019” – Forty Women Wanted! Launching in May, “Sing for Life” will sign up forty local women with a range of previous singing experience (including none!) to rehearse over ten weeks for a charity concert, supporting Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, at the Cresset on Saturday July 20th. The project aims to make singing inclusive and accessible to all women regardless of age, social background or previous experience and, over the years, has introduced hundreds of local women to the joys of singing, while raising many thousands of pounds for this much-loved local charity. Singing has a host of well-documented health and wellbeing benefits; there’s a fantastic social scene, and the chance to meet people you wouldn’t normally meet; and discover music you wouldn’t usually experience. Plus, of course, there’s the charitable side of the project, as well as challenging yourself to try something new! Nilesh Patel, Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, says, “The support we receive from the “Sing for Life” project is invaluable and we’re really delighted that, once again, they have chosen to support us in this way. It costs us £9,000 a day to provide care to people in our local community.” This year, for the first time, the project has a corporate sponsor – Hunt & Coombs Solicitors. “We’re really thrilled to be able to support this exciting project,” says Senior Partner, Anna Spriggs.

RAF Swing Band Back in Wisbech On March 30th The Royal Air Force College Swing Band returned to the Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech to perform another concert. Whilst there were a few new faces, there were also many familiar faces in the band, including leader Sgt Tom Ringrose, vocalist SAC Philippa Hobbs, and drummer Chief Technician Jim Moss. Rob Scullion, who performed with the band at their first-ever concert in Wisbech in 2010, also returned. As ever, the band remained true to its traditions and maintained their own high standards of music that we have come to enjoy here in Wisbech. Formed in 1989, RAF Swing Wing is a 20-piece big band that features the melodies of a truly golden age in music when “swing” meant more than a piece of playground equipment! Their programme included very popular numbers covering all swing band years; they also included later tunes, bringing the set-list right up to date. This concert gave the audience an opportunity to enjoy some of the best live music in the area.  As always, all proceeds from the concert were donated to local RAF charities.  If you would like to find out more about the RAF Swing Band and where they will be playing next, please contact Jan or Ray Hutchinson on 01945 584595. 

“Sing for Life” launches with introduction sessions at the John Mansfield Campus, Peterborough PE1 4HX, on Thursday 9th May 9th (5.30pm - 9.30pm) and Saturday 11th May 11th (2pm -4pm). Absolutely no previous singing experience is necessary, just a willingness to step out of your comfort zone, get stuck in and give it a go! For further information, please call 01733 425194 or e-mail info@peterboroughsings.org.uk. a p ri l 2 0 1 9

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Wisbech Information Centre Has Moved Mayor of Wisbech, Councillor Peter Human opened the new Wisbech Information Centre which moved from its previous premises in Post Office Lane into ‘Etcetera’ at 7 York Row, Wisbech, which already houses Wisbech Post Office. Volunteers will continue to man the help desk from Monday to Friday between 10 am and 1 pm, but visitors will be free to help themselves to brochures and leaflets at other times. The Information Centre has a new telephone number: 01945 232456. As well as information about facilities and events in Wisbech, the Centre offers a wide range of leaflets about attractions to visit across the East of England and beyond, perfect for days out; ideas of where to take visiting friends and relations or to occupy the children during school holidays. Help with public transport queries is also available, in particular for people who do not have access to a computer. 18

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The volunteer-run Information Centre was set up by WisARD (Wisbech Area Regeneration and Development Trust), following the loss of the service originally provided in Fenland District Council’s one-stop shop. It was hoped that the move to ‘Etcetera’ would make the venture more financially viable and also increase the number of people accessing the service. Richard Barnwell, Chairman of WisARD, stressed the importance of tourism to Wisbech and thanked Ray and Jan Wicks and the Information Centre volunteers for making the new facility possible. The hours that the help desk is manned will be extended if more volunteers are willing to give a few hours of their time. Ideally, volunteers would have a positive attitude to Wisbech, good local knowledge and the ability to retrieve information using the computer. Anyone wishing to volunteer can either phone or drop into the Centre for a chat. a p r il 2 0 1 9


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Is Your Transferred Pension Drifting? by Anthony Ashton, Independent Financial Adviser With advantageous pension transfer values on offer, many Defined Benefit Scheme members have transferred their pension savings to a personal pension. However, there are potential dangers ahead: Anthony Ashton, Independent Financial Adviser at Almary Green, explains. In recent years, some workers in “Defined Benefit” (DB) pension schemes – those where retirement benefits depend on your salary and length of service – have taken advantage of the opportunity to transfer their entitlements to a personal pension. We’ve advised a number of clients in this area. In many cases, we’ve recommended that the member stays in the DB scheme because we have not been able to identify good reasons to transfer. However, thousands of DB scheme members across the UK have transferred and now face the need to ensure that their funds are carefully managed to achieve the growth needed to meet retirement objectives. Sadly, not everyone who transferred benefits now has access to a review service. This may be because the firm who provided the original

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“Pride in Fenland” Honours District’s Unsung Heroes Fenland’s unsung heroes were in the spotlight on Wednesday March 6th, as their achievements were recognised at the annual “Pride in Fenland” awards, held at Wisbech St Mary Community Centre.

GOOD NEIGHBOUR Winner: Andy Maul and Vikki Holmes, for their help in setting up the Grub Hub at their café, Bygones in Wisbech, with the 50 Backpacks for the Homeless charity. Runner-up: Steven Hubbard, for helping his neighbours to recycle and organising a new communal bin area for his street as part of his role as a ‘Getting it Sorted’ volunteer. VOLUNTEER IN THE COMMUNITY Winner: Richard Exton, for his tireless efforts and outstanding commitment to Whittlesey. Richard has been involved in the organisation of Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival since its revival forty years ago and has also been a mainstay of Whittlesey Christmas Lights Committee for many years. Runner-up: Delvin Smart, for his volunteer work at Wisbech Community House, and for his efforts to support the People and Animals UK charity. YOUNG CITIZEN AWARD Winner: Kayla Hay, for her incredible courage and drive to help others, despite suffering from leukaemia. Kayla has raised over £1,000 for Addenbrooke’s Hospital Charitable Trust through various events and raffles. She also organised a

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More than two hundred people attended the awards ceremony, which is organised by Fenland District Council, in partnership with the Fenland Citizen newspaper. Six “Pride in Fenland” awards were won on the night. Each of the winners was presented with a trophy and a cheque for £100; the runners-up received cheques for £25. They and all the other nominees also received a special certificate: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in aid of a family who had lost a loved one, raising £1,000 to help them buy a memorial sculpture. Runner-up: Harry Clark. Whatever the weather, Harry takes it upon himself to sweep and litter pick his local skate park in Friday Bridge. SPORTS VOLUNTEER IN THE COMMUNITY Winner: Bernie Wing, for his selflessness, dedication and sportsmanship (going back sixty years) by coaching young and old alike at March Amateur Boxing Club and as a well-regarded mentor at March Athletic Club. Runner-up: Manea youth football coaches, Steve Taritisimo, Simon Millward, Mark Walker, Matt Doggett, Jamie Chilcott and Tom Cave who selflessly give up their time. GROUP, CLUB OR ORGANISATION BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY Winner: The Whittlesey Dance Club. Freya and Albert Pattemore, Linda Long, Roger Brown and Patricia Smith for the weekly dance club they run at the town’s Manor Leisure Centre. Runner-up: Wimblington Summer Show Committee. The dedicated team who volunteer their time to organise the one-day horticultural show for the benefit of the whole community. JUDGES’ SPECIAL AWARD Winner: Roger Reader, for the decades of tireless dedication he has given to village life in Murrow and Parson Drove. Roger founded the Parson Drove Car Show, which raises thousands of pounds for charity, and is involved with many community organisations. Runner-up: Dulce Loureiro. Nine-year-old Dulce was recognised for the commitment she gives to her voluntary role as a young helper at The Spinney Adventure Playground in Wisbech. 26

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LOAFERS

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In the Hot Seat

IN THE HOT SEAT I am the owner of Bygones Café and a member of Wisbech Town Council, representing Waterlees village. I live with my partner Vikki and between us, we have four children and a grandson - (I am far too young to be a granddad!!) Bygones is its own little community hub and I thoroughly enjoy the relationships I have with all my customers, old or new. I work closely with an amazing team of people in the Wisbech Lions who work tirelessly, raising money for the local community. Through my work on Wisbech Town Council, I have been involved with the building of a fantastic skate park facility on my ward which is a major asset to the whole town, for all ages. I have also recently been working with a group called the “50 Backpacks” where, on a Tuesday evening, we are providing hot food and drinks to the homeless community and those in need. None of what I do is possible without the support of Vikki who endlessly puts up with my crazy ideas. Vikki and I were recently honoured to be presented with an award at the ‘Pride in Fenland Awards’ and this was preceded by an award from our friends at the Wisbech Lions.

CHRISTMAS DAY 2018 Andy Maul

Where were you born, and enough to see him live in June what is your favourite 2017 and what made that memory of your childhood? all the better was that my Christmas is fast approaching and we are once moredaughter opening Sophie our doors was with me. I was born in a little town to those who might not have anyone else to share it with. Will you be on called Corringham in Essex. would you describe My favourite memories are the your own? Do you know someone who will be How on their own? yourself in only five words? friends and playing rounders Blimey … truthful, outgoing, in the street; the street parties; We are opening our doors on Christmas Day from 12-2pm and offering sarcastic, caring, emotional. and the fact that we all looked Christmas Dinner to those who would otherwise have no-one to share out for each other. What do love about their day with. In return, all we are asking is a minimum £10you donation Wisbech and why? Who has had the greatest to Wisbech Lions Club as every penny helps this fantastic local charity. I can honestly say Wisbech influence on your life and is anplanning amazingand community why? Pre-booking is essential to help us with preparation and can and I have met and worked It must be my mum, who has be done in person by visiting the Cafe or by telephoning 01945some 580866. alongside amazing always been the one to pick people and will continue to me up when I have been WE CANNOT ACCEPT WALK-INS ON THE DAY. do so. Yes, the town has its down, encouraged me to downfalls, but doesn’t everywhere? You only believe, given me the advice, and has been have to look around at the amazing groups, the rock my whole life.  doing so much to try and make Wisbech a Which two characters, alive or not, would better place. My view is ‘before you put it you most enjoy sharing a meal with and down, see what you can do to help’. why?  What advice would you give to a “sixteenFirst would be my nan, just because I never year-old you”? had her in my life long enough. Second, Taking the easy option is not always the best Ritchie Blackmore of the band, Rainbow. I option. have been a fan all my life and was lucky

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Are you eligible for Tax Free Childcare? In April 2017, the government backed a new programme Tax Free Childcare which was designed to help parents with the cost of childcare. It replaced the ‘Children’s Vouchers Scheme’ and gives eligible families an extra 20% towards the cost of childcare. Sharon Mace looks into the eligibility and entitlement for parents hoping to benefit from the scheme. Analysis by the Institute of Economic Affairs reveals that many families spend one-third of their net income on childcare, putting it on a scale with mortgage payments. This is partly because UK childcare costs are among the most expensive in the world, with families spending an average £11,000 a year on a single full-time nursery space for under-two-year olds, according to the Family and Childcare Trust. The roll-out of Tax Free Childcare was staged with parents of the youngest children eligible first. The roll-out is now complete and the scheme is open for any parents with children aged up to 11. Children with disabilities are eligible until they turn 17. To qualify you and your partner, if you have one, need be in work - getting parental leave, sick leave or annual leave. Each earning at least the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage for 16 hours-a-week this is £125.28 per week if you’re 25 or over. If eligible, you could get up to £2,000 per child per year to spend on qualifying childcare. If you claim Tax-Free Childcare, the government will pay £2 for every £8 you pay your childcare provider via an online account. Don’t miss out. You can apply on-line and the rules are fairly straightforward but why not speak to one of our Wisbech-based advisers on 01945 584113 to find out just what you might be entitled to. Information on which this article is based is correct at the time of publishing. Any updates are available on our website whitingandpartners.co.uk

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History

Victorian Educational Values in Walsoken

Roger Powell

Elementary state education in Britain was introduced in 1870, and the Bill which established state education made it clear that “industrial prosperity” depended on “the speedy provision of elementary education.” School Boards were set up to build and administer elementary schools where there was insufficient provision made by the voluntary schools. The Walsoken School Board maintained a school, in Kirkgate Street in Old Walsoken, and in 1876 they decided to build a school in New WaIsoken. The land was purchased from Mr Griffiths Ostler for £600, and the contract to build the school was awarded to Mr Henry Rands, who submitted the lowest tender of £3,965. In April 1878, the Board advertised for a certificated Master and Mistress, man and wife, with a joint salary of £130, together with a house and coals. Mr. Harry Davis and his wife Annie Elizabeth from Hackney were appointed. Elizabeth Bowen was appointed Assistant Mistress for Infants at a salary of £20 a year, and Agnes Earby as Monitor at £10 a year.

and a sliding scale of charges was established based on the parents’ assessment for Poor Rate. The curriculum consisted almost entirely of academic subjects with emphasis on the “three Rs” and rote learning, but gradually more practical subjects like knitting (1887) and cookery (1905) were introduced. Singing was taught, with the girls being allowed to join the boys for this activity. Each year, a list of school songs was drawn up, and these were to be learned by heart during the course of the year. Physical training, known as Drill, appears to have been introduced in 1895.  Absences and truancy were carefully recorded and regulated in the Log Books, as were the visits of the Attendance Officer. Parents were

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sometimes fined for not sending their children to school, and children absent without leave were reported to the Attendance Officer. School holidays were granted which at first amounted to two weeks at Christmas, a week at Whitsun and about five weeks ‘harvest holiday’ in August, but only the long weekend at Easter. By 1900, a week was given at Easter, and in 1892 the summer holiday was taken earlier in recognition of the needs of the local soft fruit harvest. As well as Bank Holidays there was a large number of full and half day holidays granted at the discretion of the School Board. Holidays were given for Mayor’s Day and Queen Victoria’s birthday. Her Golden Jubilee in 1887 caused great disruption. On Monday 20th June, the school was closed to prepare for the following day, when about 450 old people and children were given tea. To the joy of the children, the school remained closed for the rest of the week (This article is based on the history of the Nene School, Wisbech, which was established in 1878.)

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We’re All Going On A Summer Holiday..? BY DANIEL SIMS, SOLICITOR AT FRASER DAWBARNS

Parents with Child Arrangements Orders stating that the children ‘live with’ them can take the children abroad for up to 28 days without permission, but parents that do not have the benefit of an order or the other’s agreement will be committing a criminal offence under the Child Abduction Act 1984.

With the dark winter months now behind us, many are likely to be planning for summer holidays with the children, but for separated parents, this can be more complicated than it might appear. If both Mum and Dad have ‘parental responsibility’ for the children, they have equal rights and responsibilities, and neither can dictate the arrangements for when the children are with the other parent. Subject to any court order to the contrary, either parent could take the children for a ‘staycation’ within England and Wales, without the other’s consent, though it is always best practice to discuss and agree this in advance, and to make sure contact times are ‘made up’ before or afterwards. Foreign holidays are slightly different however – and not just in terms of climate! The standard position is that parents need either permission from the other parent, or an order from the court allowing them to temporarily remove the children from the country.

To avoid holiday date clashes, and losing large holiday deposits, it is sensible to discuss this months in advance. As part of this, we always advise that travel, accommodation and contact details are shared. Hopefully the other parent will agree to the holiday, in which case it would be prudent to obtain their agreement in writing, so that you can bring it with you to the airport. If the other parent will not agree however, the only option is to make an application to the court for permission, by way of a Specific Issue Order. The outcome of court proceedings is never certain, but generally holidays are not a problem. Provided the location is not ‘high risk’, and there is no threat of the parent remaining there with the children and not returning, the court will often take the view that foreign holidays are in the best interests of children, to give them life experiences and broaden their horizons. Such applications can be costly and time-consuming however, and so cannot be made a few weeks before a holiday is due! As with all other decisions and arrangements made for the children, this matter requires clear communication between the parents, and a focus on what is best for the children. If you would like advice regarding contact/holiday arrangements, or any other family matter, please contact us.

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Based in Spalding Contacting customers on various ledgers Chasing up overdue invoices £8.50 per hour

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Events - April 2019 1st - Route into business admin at The Oasis Community

8th - Policy and Resources Committee Meeting at the Council

1st - Planning and Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting at 7.30 pm. Council Chamber, 1 North Brink. For more information, please contact the Town Clerk, 01945 461333.

9th - Queen Mary Centre - Love Your Home Events from 10

Centre. Free workshop. Places must be booked. Please contact 01223 703530 or e-mail cambsals@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

5th - Oasis Centre - Love Your Home Events from 10 am - 1

pm. Fun DIY and Craft activities, free refreshments and lunch, CCORRN Pop Up Paint Shop, CCORRN Pop Up Scrapstore and so much more. For more information, please contact admin@ ccorrn.org.uk or call 01354 607667.

6th - The Contacts live at the Ex-Services Club from 9 pm. Live Music (Soul & Motown). Entertainment nights are open to everyone. If you would like to use the club on a regular basis we would like you to become a member. Single membership £25.00. Double membership £30.00. For more information please call 01945 584672. 6th - Walk a Mile in Their Shoes at 10.30 am. Awareness-raising campaign, walking to raise money to support those fleeing domestic violence. £10 sign-up fee, sign up online www. ferryproject.org.uk or at The Ferry Project. All funds raised will go towards an emergency fund for those fleeing domestic violence. A pair of heels or a tie is available to borrow during the event. Everyone involved in the walk will be asked to raise £100 in sponsorship. They will be able to do this via online channels such as Virgin Money Giving or using a sponsorship form. The overall target is to raise £10,000. All money raised will go towards a Crisis Fund, which can be accessed by local people fleeing domestic violence. A local charity will hold the fund and agencies such as The Ferry Project or Wisbech Town Council can apply on behalf of the individual. This will be decided by the Trustees of the charity. Each participant will be requested to pay a £10 registration fee online at www. ferryproject.org.uk, over the phone, by cash, cheque or via Virgin Money Giving on the event page. Men will be able to borrow a pair of shoes and the women will be able to collect a tie on the day. Registration will need to be completed to secure a pair of shoes, limited pairs are available. Last year in the UK, two million people were victims of domestic violence. Two women a week are killed as a result of domestic abuse. We want to change this. We want to make a clear statement across Wisbech that domestic violence is wrong. We want to provide those who have suffered domestic abuse with stability, security and financial help, to give them the courage to walk out of their situation. For the “Walk a mile in their shoes” event, we are asking that men walk a mile wearing a pair of heeled women’s shoes and women walk wearing a full trouser suit, tie, and flat shoes. This is a light-hearted way of approaching a serious issue, generating conversations and raising money. The Ferry Project supports, on average, ten people a year who are homeless as a direct result of domestic violence. For more information, including location etc, call 01945 429300. 8th - Family Bingo at Marshland Hall, PE14 8JB. Come and join

us for our brand new Bingo Nights in 2019! Family Bingo is on every second Monday of the month. Doors open 6:30pm, eyes down 7:15pm. Lots of great prizes, a bonus game, and a cash game. There will also be a raffle and a tombola, and even a free children’s game if we have enough kiddies on the night. For more information, please contact tracy@marshlandhall.org.uk.

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Chamber, 1 North Brink. For more information, please contact the Town Clerk, 01945 461333.

am - 1 pm. Fun DIY and Craft activities, free refreshments and lunch, CCORRN Pop Up Paint Shop, CCORRN Pop Up Scrapstore and so much more. For more information, please contact admin@ccorrn.org.uk or call 01354 607667.

11th - Build a bridge at Wisbech Library. From 2 pm - 4 pm.

Bridge Building - Get creative with recyclable materials as you engineer your own bridge. Will your bridge support a toy car? What material will you use for railings? Will your bridge open like Tower Bridge? £1.00 per child. Suitable for 3 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please contact jakki.racey@cambridgeshire.gov.uk. 14th - Mayor’s Charity Bingo at Walton Highway Village Club, PE14 7DE. Doors open 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30pm. All are welcome, raising funds for the Mayor’s Charities. For more information, please contact The Mayor’s Secretary on 01945 461333.

15th - Wisbech Town Council Meeting at 7.30 pm. At the

Council Chamber, 1 North Brink. To be followed by the Planning and Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting at 9 pm. For more information, please contact the Town Clerk, 01945 461333.

16th - Lego and Board Games at Wisbech Library from 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm. Easter Holiday Fun, 50p per child. For more information, please contact jakki.racey@cambridgeshire.gov.uk. 17th - Easter Fun Day at Horsefair Shopping Centre from 10 am. All free fun, competitions, and activities! From 10 am - 2 pm. For more information, please call 01945 584109 (Horsefair Manager).  17th - Waterlees Community Forum at the Oasis Centre from 7 pm. Have you got something to say about Waterlees? Come along and find out what is happening in the area and how you can have an input to its future. For more information, please contact Chris Stevens 01945 461526 (Oasis Centre). 18th - Easter Fun Day at the Rosmini Centre from 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm. First 50 tickets are free! To book, please call 01945 5474422.

19th - QUIZ AT THE INSTITUTE! PE13 1BA. From 7.30 pm. For more information, please call 01945 463440.

20th - We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at Wisbech Library.

Celebrate with library staff the 30th anniversary of this wonderful book. Crafts and activities. £2.50 per ticket, suitable for children aged 3 and above. 2 pm - 3 pm. For more information, please contact jakki.racey@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

20th - (Easter Day) – 2pm – £5 (including hot chocolate and

tasting), Book in advance on 07778324250. Chocolate Heaven Cookery Demonstration by chef Alison Sloan, with hands-on truffle-making. Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House, 7 South Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JQ

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Events - April 2019 21st - Charity Fundraiser for Friends of Doddington Hospital. At

the G.E.R Club, March. Doors open at 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Featuring Dale David, Dark Surrender, Just John and Paul and Anything Goes Disco. Hot food is available and tickets are £5. For more information or to buy tickets, please contact Brian on 10354 654056, Paul on 07703832099 or the G.E.R Club on 01354 652335.

at wisbechwords@gmail.com or on the evening. This is a great idea and I hope many people locally will go along. For more information, please contact wisbechwords@gmail.com.”

27th - MINDFUL ART THERAPY, day workshop at Wisbech

Shakespeare dealing with the death of his son) at Luxe Cinema, Alexandra Road, Wisbech, PE13 1HQ

Library. From 10 am to 3 pm. All information for this exciting and creative activity will be released soon, so keep an eye on our Facebook page or sign up to receive our newsletter and event information. www.happyinthemoment.com www. facebook.com/happyinthemomentmindfulness. Happy in the Moment 07780628422.

23rd – 1.30pm - £6 - Shakespeare’s Birthday Screening of

29th - Planning and Community Infrastructure Committee

22nd - 1.30pm - £6 - Screening of “All is True” (film about

“Bill” (family comedy by the “Horrible Histories” team featuring young Bill Shakespeare) at Luxe Cinema (as above)

25th - Wisbech Words at The Castle Open Mic from 7 pm.

Message from Steve Barclay MP: “Following the arts roundtable meeting held in February, I am pleased that Wisbech Words are holding a new open-mic night taking place in Wisbech Castle. It is hosted by poet, Elisabeth Sennitt Clough, and the inaugural event will be on April 25th at 7 pm. This is an opportunity for local people to take their art forms off the page to share in a friendly, welcoming and supportive environment. If you would like an introduction, please send your bio in advance. Self-introductions are also fine. Two to three min slots are available for poets, story-tellers, novelists, rap artists, spoken word performers, and performance poets. Sign up in advance

Meeting from 7.30 pm at the Council Chamber, 1 North Brink.   March 8th Southern Steam Fish and Chips evening March 9th & 10th Steam Gala – Southern Steam March 23rd & 24th Open Day + Volunteer Recruitment day March 31st Mother’s Day Afternoon Teas

Tickets online at www.nvr.org.uk Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Old Great North Road, Stibbington, PE8 6LR • Telephone: 01780 784444

Regular Events & Clubs Monday Three Counties Running Club meet at Wisbech Police Station, 7 pm 8 pm. Sessions are free for anyone. If you wish for more information, or to join this club, please visit www.threecountiesrc.org or search Three Counties Running Club, on Facebook. Wisbech and District Camera Club, who are coming up to their 70th anniversary in January 2020, meet at Elgood’s Fenland Stadium, 380 Lynn Road, PE14 7AL, on a Monday night throughout September to May. For more information or to join, please contact Secretary David Hodgson on 01945 465126.  Wisbech IPMS Scale Model Club meets twice monthly at the Community Room of Wisbech Tesco, on the 2nd and 4th Monday between 7 pm and 10 pm. All scales, genre and experience welcome. For more information, please visit www.wipms.co.uk. Mixed Badminton for Social Games at fun prices. Only £2 at the Hudson Centre, Wisbech, every Monday from 7 pm - 8 pm. All abilities are welcome. Coaching and equipment provided if necessary.  March Ukelele Group at the Rookswood from 7 pm, everyone welcome. TUESDAy Three Counties Running Club meet at Wisbech Park, from 9.30 am. Sessions are free for anyone. If you wish for more information, or to join this club, please visit www.threecountiesrc.org or search Three Counties Running Club, on Facebook.  The Fenland Family History Society meets at Wisbech Library from 10 am - 12 noon on the first Tuesday of the month. These are drop-in sessions where we try to help visitors with their family research. Walking Football every Tuesday at the Hudson Centre, Wisbech. £2 a session.  Forever fit session’s short mat bowls, new age curling and table tennis every Tuesday from 11:30 am -1 pm, £2 a session. Yoga at the Oasis Centre, Wisbech, every Tuesday from 1:30 pm -  2:30 pm. Free entry! March And District Amateur Operatic Society. Join us to sing, dance, and act in a musical, pantomime, or concert. Rehearsals at

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March Community Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm. New members welcome. Contact us on contactmadaos@gmail.com or find MADAOS on Facebook. Painting group in Eastrea Village Hall. This painting group has been meeting in the Eastrea Village Hall between 1 pm and 4 pm every Tuesday for five years. The contact for the group is Sue on 01733 205241. WEDNESDAY Three Counties Running Club meet at Leverington Sports and Social Club from 7 pm - 8 pm. Sessions are free for anyone. If you wish for more information, or to join this club, please visit www.threecountiesrc. org or search Three Counties Running Club, on Facebook.  Walking group, every Wednesday from 11 am at the Oasis Centre, Wisbech. Free entry. The Wisbech Badminton Babes (WBB), meet at the Hudson Leisure Centre every Wednesday evening from 7-8pm for pay and play. Just turn up. Cost is only £2. No experience is necessary as equipment is provided. Some ladies also attend special coaching sessions, also every Wednesday at the Hudson from 6-7pm. Cost is £2, payable on the court.  THURSDAY Walking Netball every Thursday from 9:30 am -  10:30 am at the Hudson Centre, Wisbech, £2 a session.  FRIDAY Three Counties Running Club meet at Long Sutton Church at 7 pm. Sessions are free for anyone. If you wish for more information, or to join this club, please visit www.threecountiesrc.org or search Three Counties Running Club, on Facebook.  Table Tennis, every Friday from 1 pm - 3 pm at Wisbech Table Tennis Club, £1 a session.  Fenland Music Centre Association Orchestras and Ensembles for all ages and abilities. Meets every Friday evening (during school term time), between 6pm and 9pm, at the March Community Centre, 34 Station Road, PE15 8LE. Please see our website for full details: http:// www.fenlandmusiccentre.org.uk.

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Entertainment Churches

St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church Church Terrace, Wisbech PE13 1HP 01945 582508 The King’s Church Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech PE13 2PE, 01945 467413 Our Lady & Saint Charles Borromeo Church 69 Queens Rd, Wisbech PE13 2QR 01945 583466 Wisbech Baptist Church Hill St, Wisbech PE13 1BD, 01945 461291 Parish Church of All Saints Walsoken The Rectory, Church Rd, Wisbech PE13 3RA, 01945 583740 Trinity Methodist Church 17 Church Terrace, Wisbech PE13 1BL St Augustine’s Church St Augustine’s Road, Wisbech, PE13 3AH 07874 245683 Wisbech and Long Sutton URC Church Castle Mews, Wisbech PE13 1EH 01945 461782 Wisbech Christian Spiritualist Church Castle Mews, Wisbech PE13 1EH 01945 461782 RCCG, (Redeemed Christian Church of God), Throne of Grace 6, Union Place Castle Square, Wisbech, PE13 1EH, 07479 022106 St. Leonard’s Church 35 Gorefield Road, Leverington, Wisbech PE13 5AS, 01945 581486 Erratum Church Mews, Falcon Rd, Wisbech PE13 1AU The Parish Church of All Saints Elm Main Road, Elm, Wisbech PE14 0AF Methodist Church 7 Cannon Close, Wisbech St Mary, Wisbech PE13 4RB St John the Baptist’s Church Parson Drove, Main Road, Wisbech PE13 4LF St. Paul’s Church High Road, Gorefield, Wisbech PE13 4NY The Salvation Army John Thompson Road, Wisbech PE13 2NF, 01945 461416 Friends Meeting House 23 N Brink, Wisbech PE13 1JR Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 55 Tinkers Drove, Wisbech PE13 3PQ

Schools

Wisbech Grammar School 47 N Brink, Wisbech PE13 1JX 01945 583631 Orchards Church of England Academy Cherry Rd, Wisbech PE13 3NP 01945 583799 Thomas Clarkson Academy Corporation Road, Wisbech PE13 2SE 01945 585237 Elm Road Primary School 55 Elm Rd, Wisbech PE13 2TB 01945 584591 Ramnoth Junior School Ramnoth Rd, Wisbech PE13 2JB 01945 583690

Club Guide Clarkson Infant and Nursery School Trafford Road, Wisbech PE13 2ES 01945 584867 St Peter’s Church of England Junior School Trafford Road, Wisbech PE13 2ES 01945 583570 Meadowgate Academy Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech PE13 2JH, 01945 461836 Leverington Primary Academy 104 Church Road, Leverington, Wisbech PE13 5DE, 01945 584915 Nene Infants and Nursery School Norwich Road, Wisbech PE13 2AP 01945 583907 Marshland High School 75 School Rd, West Walton, Wisbech PE14 7HA, 01945 584146 Cambian Wisbech School 32 Somers Road, Wisbech PE13 1JF 0800 138 1184 West Walton Primary School 95 School Rd, West Walton, Wisbech PE14 7HA, 01945 583620 Wisbech St Mary Church of England Academy Church Road, Wisbech St Mary, Wisbech PE13 4RJ, 01945 410312 Peckover Primary School Leverington Road, Wisbech PE13 1PJ 01945 584741 Gorefield Primary School 69 High Road, Gorefield, Wisbech PE13 4NB, 01945 870321 TBAP Unity Academy - Fenland 2 Algores Way, Wisbech PE13 2TQ 01945 583235 Marshland St James VC Primary School and Nursery School Rd, Wisbech PE14 8EY 01945 430378 Magdalene House North Brink, Wisbech PE13 1JX 01945 586780

Sports

Wisbech Town FC 380 Lynn Road, Wisbech PE14 7AL 01945 581511 Wisbech Rugby Club Chapel Road, Wisbech PE13 1RG 01945 481500 24/7 Fitness Gym Cromwell Road, Wisbech PE14 0RG 01945 584869 Leverington Sports and Social Club Church Road, Leverington, PE13 3RA PE13 5DE, 01945 465082 Wisbech Lawn Tennis Club Harecroft Rd, Wisbech PE13 1RL 07747 637648 Fenland Gymnastics Academy 21 Algores Way, Wisbech PE13 2TQ 07895 982059 Wisbech Town Cricket Club Harecroft Rd, Wisbech PE13 1RL Lakers 5 Anglia Way, Wisbech PE13 2TY 01945 466900 Shapers Gym 18 North St, Wisbech PE13 1NP 01945 589100 The Mark Farnham Schools of Tae Kwon-Do Queens Community Centre, Queens Rd, Wisbech PE13 2PE, 07771 644460 Avaddon Academy 27 Boleness Rd, Wisbech PE13 2RB 07798 872447

Pro Martial Arts School Harecroft Rd, Wisbech PE13 1RL 07932 962397 Stars Kickboxing Wisbech Town Football Club, 405 Lynn Road, Wisbech PE14 7AL, 07912 790988 The Poppy Rooms 1, Alexandra House, 33 Alexandra Road, Wisbech PE13 1HQ 01945 586971 Fenland Running Club Chapel Rd, Wisbech PE13 1RG Chestnut Farm Equestrian Centre 109 St Paul’s Rd S, Walton Highway, Wisbech PE14 7DD, 01945 581688 Wisbech Karate School Hudson Leisure Centre, Harecroft Road, Wisbech PE13 1RL 07843 414433 Ironworks Gym 3, Europa Way, Wisbech PE13 2TZ 01945 585800 Yoga Classes Meet at the Trinity Methodist Church on Monday’s 7-8.15pm and Elm Primary School on Wednesday’s 7-8.15pm. Tutor Name Peter, Mobile: 07905 601585, email:pabamullins206@ ntlworld.com The Alexandra Road Bowls Club meets at the Wisbech Conservative Club, PE13 1HQ. For more information on this club, please contact Chairman Perry Hall on 01945 588875 CMB Bowls Club on Railway Road; for more information, please contact Paul Bennett on 01945 480857

Youth

Alove Youth Centre John Thompson Rd, Wisbech PE13 2NF, 01945 461416 Queen Mary Centre Queens Rd, Wisbech PE13 2PE 01945 581444 8 - 16 Fenland Archaeology Wisbech & Fenland museum, Museum Square, Wisbech PE13 1ES 07542 312 692.

Clubs

Boogie Tots Queen Street Mary Centre, 10am – 11am Mondays. Tel 07807 951771 Wisbech Sea Cadets 19 Sandyland, Wisbech PE13 1NX 01945 870003 Wisbech & District Ex-Services Club Alexandra Road, Wisbech PE13 1HQ 01945 584672 Wisbech Working Men’s Conservative Club 29 Hill St, Wisbech PE13 1BD 01945 583746 Walton Highway Village Club New Club Site, Walton Highway, Wisbech PE14 7DF, 01945 582479 Thursday Tea Dance Club Meets every Thursday in Walsoken village hall 2pm to 4pm contact Mrs Angela Weldon on 07761730178. NHS Retirement Fellowship Meets 1.30pm-4pm the last Wednesday of the month in the Rosmini Centre, Queen’s Road,

Wisbech, Kirkgate Church Walsoken. Contact Mrs Jenny Sirett 01945 860589 Monday Senior Citizens Club Meets every other Monday in St Raphael Club, Love Lane,Wisbech, 2-4pm. Contact Mrs Janet Stevens 01945 588231 or Pat Alen 01945 582559 The Kit (Keep in Touch) Club Meets third Wednesday of month in Robert Hall Centre, St Augustines Road, Wisbech, 10am-noon. Contact Miss Penny Duce 01945 881383. Good Companions Meets every other Thursday in Wisbech St Mary Village Hall, 2-4.30pm. Contact Mr B Hayden 01945 410708 or Anthony Norris 01945 410452 Clarkson Singers Octavia Hill’s Birthplace Museum Trust, Tuesday Evenings from 7 pm - 9.30 pm. www.choirsites.co.uk/Clarkson Wisbech and District Historical Vehicle Club 1st Monday of every month at 7.30 pm at Elgood’s Stadium. www. brmmbrmm.com/wisbech Wisbech Stroke Club 2nd & last Friday every month 1.15pm at Wisbech library. 07501 980603 or brian.sandall@virgin.net Wisbech & District Talking Newspaper Looking for volunteers and “listeners” to output three one hour memory sticks each month. Secretary Kim Maclachlan on 07908 258778 or Chair Ann Shippey on 01945 583916. St Augustine’s Day Centre St Augustine’s Parish Centre, St Augustine’s Road, Wisbech, PE13 3AH 01945 585595. Wisbech Mixed Bridge Club Meet every Thursday 6.45pm at WWMCC, 29 Hill Street, Wisbech. No partner necessary. Call 01945 464608 for more details.

Museums

Wisbech and Fenland Museum Museum Square, Wisbech PE13 1ES, 01945 583817 Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum Old Lynn Road, West Walton, Wisbech PE14 7DA, 01945 461771 The Castle Museum Square, 1-2 The Crescent, Wisbech PE13 1ES, 07831 616127 Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House 7 South Brink, Wisbech PE13 1JB 01945 476358

Doctors’ Surgeries

Clarkson Surgery 9 De Havilland Road, Wisbech PE13 3AN 01945 583133 Trinity Surgery 29 St Augustines Road, Wisbech PE13 3UZ, 01945 476999 Parson Drove Surgery Main Rd, Parson Drove, Wisbech PE13 4JA, 01945 700223 North Brink Practice 7 North Brink, Wisbech, Cambs PE13 1JU, 01945 660460


Entertainment

Entertainment

This Month at the Movies with The Light Cinema Wisbech

Shazam

Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun

Missing Link

Red Joan

Check out our Eggs-cellent Easter picks! As Easter approaches, we have plenty to keep the kids entertained. We all have a superhero inside us; it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM! This streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into adult superhero Shazam. Come and see Shazam, DC’s answer to Deadpool from April 5th. Join Peppa and George in their brand-new oinktastic adventures as they dance in the mud at a children’s festival, celebrate Grandpa Pig’s birthday at a restaurant for the first time, and take a trip to the cinema to see Super Potato’s big movie adventure in Peppa Pig: Festival Of Fun. Hair raising hi-jinks in Missing Link also hits our screens as we follow Mr Link, a slightly silly, surprisingly smart, and soulful beast. He’s possibly the last of his kind and lonely. We follow Link as he teams up with an unlikely duo embarking on a riotous roller coaster ride of a journey to find his distant relatives. Peppa Pig: Festival Of Fun and Missing Link are both released on April 5th. Enjoy family-friendly fare with Wonder Park from April 8th, where a child’s imagination comes alive in this charming and fun-fuelled ride, proving that just because you grow up it doesn’t mean you have to lose that special spark of imagination. Everybody’s favourite Dame, Judi Dench, returns to the big screen on April 19th in Red Joan. In the year 2000, Joan Stanley is enjoying retirement in suburbia when her tranquil life is suddenly disrupted when she’s arrested by MI5 and accused of providing intelligence to communist Russia.

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Cut back to 1938 where Joan is a Cambridge physics student who falls for young communist Leo and through him begins to see the world in a new light. Working at a top-secret nuclear research facility during WWII, Joan is confronted with an impossible question – what price would you pay for peace? Royal Opera House brings us Faust, one of the most popular operas from the 1860s. Showing on April 30th at 6.45pm. Disillusioned with life, the aged philosopher Faust calls upon Satan to help him. The devil Méphistophélès appears and strikes a bargain with the philosopher: he will give him youth and the love of the beautiful Marguerite if Faust will hand over his soul. Faust agrees, and Méphistophélès arranges matters so that Marguerite loses interest in her suitor Siébel and becomes infatuated with Faust. Fancy a mid-week movie treat? Check out our offer! Sign up to our online membership (for free!) and get tickets for just £5 Monday to Friday before noon and all day every Tuesday and Wednesday, any film. Plus, get the latest news and offers straight to your inbox. Head over to our website and start saving.

For more information and to book tickets visit www.lightcinemas.co.uk Cromwell Road, Wisbech PE14 0RG Please note that films are subject to change and not guaranteed to show in all cinemas.

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A) The Alphabetical Quiz – The Letter L

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

With which political party do you associate Harold Wilson and Tony Blair? – Answer: Labour.

2)

What is the textile that helped make Nottingham such a famous city? – Answer: Lace.

3)

The winner of which sporting event is awarded the ‘Venus Rosewater Dish’?

4)

Which Scottish singer was the first British artist to sell a million records?

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17) If you were suffering from hepatitis which part of the body would be affected the most?

Which American singer suggested that, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”?

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18) Which controversial 1955 novel is Vladimir Nabokov's best known?

Which half of a famous comedy duo was born at Ulverston in the Lake District in 1890?

19) Which sporting event in 2018 was won by Eliud Kipchoge?

7)

Who directed the films ‘Brief Encounter’ and ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’?

20) In music, what does the word ‘forte’ mean?

8)

With which famous rock band did John Paul Jones play guitar?

9)

The film ‘Rogue Trader’, starring Ewan McGregor, is based around the life of which person?

10) Who was the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917? 11) The 1982 Elton John song ‘Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)’ was a tribute to which legend? 12) What is the common name for Hansen's Disease?

13) What name is given to a young hare? 14) Goalkeeper, Peter Shilton played his 1000th league game with which league club? 15) What hybrid is produced by a male lion and a female tiger? 16) What do the letters in the acronym LED stand for?

21) Released in 1962, what was the title of the Beatles' first single? 22) The name of which game means ‘I play’ in Latin? 23) In the famous Nintendo games, what is the name of Mario's brother? 24) Name the hunting dog, usually a cross between a greyhound and a collie. 25) What is the seventh ‘deadly sin’, alongside anger, covetousness, envy, gluttony, pride and sloth?

B) Train That Brain!

Take the first number and follow the instructions until you reach the answer. Try it first without pen and paper and don’t even think about a calculator! 1) 31: - 4,

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/3 of it, square it, - 7, halve it, + 12,

2) 15: + 8, x 2, - 11, x 4, 30% of it, + 9,

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ANSWERS Section A: 3) Ladies Singles (Wimbledon), 4) (Sir Harry) Lauder, 5) Cyndi) Lauper, 6) (Stan) Laurel, 7) (David) Lean, 8) Led Zeppelin, 9) (Nick) Leeson, 10) Lenin, 11) (John) Lennon, 12) Leprosy, 13) Leveret, 14) Leyton Orient, 15) Liger, 16) Light-emitting diode, 17) Liver, 18) Lolita, 19) London (Marathon), 20) Loud, 21) ‘Love Me Do’, 22) Ludo, 23) Luigi, 24) Lurcher, 25) Lust. Section B: 1) 78, 2) 66, 3) 930, 4) 660.


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• Let your children know that it is absolutely the right thing to do to tell you, a teacher or another adult they trust, if they are not happy about something they’ve seen or been asked to do online. • Ask your children not to download files (music, games, screensavers) or buy or install software or apps without asking. Turning off in-app purchasing capabilities on all devices should help. • Install parental control software to restrict the sites your children can access and limit them from sharing sensitive information, such as name, age, address, phone number etc. Should your children accidentally access an unsuitable website, delete it from the ‘history’ folder and add the address to the Parental Control Filter List.

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