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July 3rd - 6th 2019

Inside this issue The Deepings Caravan Park pages 4-5

Wisbech’s White Lion Hotel Under New Management

Introducing Philip Brooks from Diamond Byte Solutions

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Yo u r f a v o u r i t e c o m m u n i t y l i f e s t y l e m a g a z i n e – P R I C E L E S S


Slimming World – It Works Wonderfully Well for Wisbech’s Wendy! Wow! - meet Wendy, one of our Diamond Target members from the Wisbech Rugby Club groups. Doesn’t she look amazing? Since joining us in September 2017, Wendy has lost 1.5 stone to reach her dream weight, and has maintained that weight for over twelve months. These are her words: “I started to lose weight on my own but soon began to feel deprived. My daughter recommended trying Slimming World’s Food Optimising Plan where nothing is banned. I have always had a healthy appetite and found so many choices that both my husband and I enjoy.

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Whenever I cook for the whole family, they enjoy the same meals as us, and they never go away hungry! I feel so much more confident now and one thing that especially makes me feel good is choosing clothes in my new size and knowing they will fit. My consultant, Sally, has made this journey more enjoyable and easier than I could ever have imagined, and the support I receive from the whole group encourages me, and the other members, to believe we can achieve our dream.”

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

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Introduction

Welcome to Your July Issue. A warm welcome to our July issue in what is turning into a rather warm summer for us here in the east of the country – although rather damp at times too! In 1935, George Gershwin penned the immortal line: “Summertime and the livin’ is easy”, and I’d like to think that, every year, we go some way to making your summer a little easier with our extensive range of interesting features, advice and a comprehensive schedule of what’s happening in our area in the weeks to come. This month there’s certainly a summer feel to what we’ve got in store for you – find out about Prosecco and Halloumi burgers, and we’ve even got advice on avoiding ‘post-holiday burglary blues’! Enjoy the read and enjoy the summer break and, for some of us, those exam results coming our way very soon!

Claire x

Welcome to July’s edition of Discovering Wisbech. It’s summer! Finally, I feel like it’s been forever since I had to swat bugs away from my food, find a million of those ‘gnat’ bites all over my poor body, and unstick my thighs from plastic chairs! As Brits, we tend to complain if it’s too hot, but then complain when there’s a slight breeze in the air. But, it’s time that we change! It’s time to appreciate the little things and find happiness in everything. We hope that this little homely magazine brings you a lot of happiness; we hope that you enjoy our huge range of articles, events, news, businesses, advice and so much more; and we hope you have a fantastic summer. There’s everything you could possibly want in this month’s magazine, from history to future projects in your community; make sure not to skip a page. For those of you waiting for your exam results, good luck and enjoy yourself - you’ve worked hard. For those of you in between school years, don’t take life too seriously - work hard but play hard too. For those of you working a 9 - 5 job, remember to work so that you can live, not live to work. Have a beautiful summer everyone and enjoy our lovely little magazine.

Holly - Jean x

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Wisbech Highlights

2.....................Slimming World. 4 - 5............The Deepings Caravan Park - The Ranch’s grand opening. 6 - 7............Lyncroft Care Home. 8....................Travel Florida with ‘Holiday With Us’ Group. 12...................Art Matters with Aldo Ierubino.  13...................History with Chris Donald. 16 - 17........Community Matters!  18...................Your Finances with Almary Green. 20 - 21.......Whiting and Partners. 22..................‘Prosecco, a joy of life’ from Trevor Langley. 23..................Community Matters. 24 - 25......Loafers Coffee Shop 20th Jubilee. 26..................Recipe - Halloumi and Veg Burgers. 28 - 29......Wisbech’s White Lion Hotel. 34..................July’s Gardening Tips. 44 - 45......Diamond Byte. 48.................Wisbech High Street - a free talk by conservator and wallpaper specialist.  49..................Wisbech High Street Project Photography Exhibition. 50 - 51.......What’s On.  52..................The Light Cinema. 53..................Steam and Vintage Rally. 54..................Club Guide. 55..................History with Eric Somerville, Wisbech Society. 56..................Fraser Dawbarns. 58 - 59......Summer Business Directory. 60..................Puzzle Page.  62..................Holly Jean – “I didn’t come this far, to only come this far”.  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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The Deepings Caravan Park

– New Leisure Centre Opens This Month If you haven’t visited The Deepings Caravan Park yet, then you really are missing a treat. Darren and Belinda Young have owned and run The Deepings Caravan Park for the last seventeen years and, with the help of their three children Rhys, Shanie and Jude, they always ensure their guests are greeted with a warm welcome.

motorhomes. Prices start from £9-00 per night, which is for their “Pensioners’ Midweek Special”. If glamping is more your style, the park has two fabulous glamping pods, with four more due next month. Prices start from £35-00 per night, with a minimum stay of two nights, three at Bank Holidays. The pods include a TV with Freeview, heater, fridge, kettle and sofa. They are very popular, so booking is essential.

The park continues to grow and has gone from strength to strength with the introduction of a new Leisure Centre which is due to open on Saturday July 20th. A total of £750,000 has been invested so that caravan owners and their guests can enjoy the centre which will comprise of two bowling alleys (which is the first bowling venue to have the interactive bowling in this country), an indoor soft play area, arcade games, pool and air hockey tables, and a restaurant/take away. A new MUGA, (multiuse games arena), has also been constructed so that guests can enjoy football, basketball and tennis.

There is a variety of facilities and activities on offer for guests, young and old, including clubhouse, shop, kids’ play area, fishing, dog walking area, and a newly constructed crazy golf. What’s more, there is weekly entertainment including bingo on Thursdays, acts, music or karaoke on Saturdays, and a quiz on Sundays. This will be the sixth year of their “Beerfest” which is being held on Saturday August 3rd and includes live acts from 2pm.

The site is open from March until October and can accommodate touring caravans, tents and

For more information or to book, visit www. thedeepings.com or call 01778 344335.

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Staff at Lyncroft Care Home in Wisbech completed the King’s Lynn Bubble Rush 2019, raising over £300. The proceeds will be shared between the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and Lyncroft Resident’s Comfort Fund.

bubbles, the 5km course featured four Bubble Stations along the route with cannons pumping out coloured foam. The team could choose how they took on the bubbles - dancing, dashing, walking or toddling at their own pace!

Nine member of the care home’s staff team, together with their children, took part in the event, completing a 5km circuit whilst getting covered in multi-coloured bubbles. Starting in a sea of

“It was a really fun way to raise money for this fantastic charity. We are always looking for innovative ways to raise some extra money for our residents too,” said Deputy Home Manager, Clair Baker-Taylor. “Everyone loved getting covered, especially the children”, she added. Staff who took part were: Clair Baker-Taylor (Deputy Manager); Karen Goodger (Care Assistant) and daughter Chloe Goodger; Stacy Pearson (Care Assistant); Stacey Webb (Care Assistant); Peter Munson (Maintenance); Vicky Dale (Housekeeper) and children; Hannah Saul (Housekeeper) and children; and Alex Symonds (Catering Assistant). Since 2015, Bubble Rush events around the UK have helped to raise £2.5 million for local charities.

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Lyncroft Care Home provides the highest standards of family led residential & dementia care. Our care home is luxurious and beautifully furnished, whilst retaining a warm family atmosphere that makes Lyncroft feel extra special. · · · · ·

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Travel

Experience the Excitement of Florida Step into paradise and make unforgettable memories on a Florida holiday: Florida is everything for everyone. Some go to Florida for a beachside getaway of swimming, surfing and sunsets. Some go for birding and wildlife spotting among the natural springs. And others simply go to lose themselves in the magic of Walt Disney World. From swimming with the manatees, to experiencing a rocket launch and taking a helicopter tour over Miami’s glittering skyline, Florida is never short of options. Holiday Magic at Walt Disney World Resort: With six Disney Parks, two night-time entertainment districts, over twenty Disney Resort Hotels and countless opportunities for dining, shopping and relaxation, it’s easy to see why Walt Disney World Resort is the holiday of so many people’s dreams. Free ‘Disney Dining and Drinks’ on selected 2020 holidays is now on sale.

Star Wars – Galaxy’s Edge: Set to open in August 2019, this addition will be the largest land at Disney World, providing a fully immersive experience. Explore the planet Batuu, interact with its residents, try the local beverages and build your own lightsaber. Take control of the fastest ship in the galaxy on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, and immerse yourself in an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Disney Cruise: For the ultimate Disney experience, combine your stay at Walt Disney World with a Disney Cruise. With decks of sun-drenched Disney magic, Disney Cruise Line brings enchanting entertainment and spectacular itineraries, as well as unrivalled relaxation with its own private island. From musicals, deck parties and

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fireworks at sea, to freshwater pools and adult-only lounges, a Disney cruise offers an unforgettable holiday for the whole family. Disney Day – Saturday July 6th, 11am – 4pm at the Wisbech Rugby Club: Join us for our family fun Disney Day, to find out how to make the most of your holiday to Walt Disney World Florida, by speaking to the experts. For more information, visit www. holidaywithus.co.uk/disneyday.

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Health

Do you Suffer from Painful Verrucae? WE CAN HELP YOU - We are pleased to offer specialist treatments with our podiatrist, Sarah Richards at our March clinic.

Verrucae are a skin infection caused by a virus that invades the skin and causes visible lesions to appear on the skin. They may appear as a plaque of hard skin, with an irregular border and can have black dots (blood vessels) visible. They can be on the soles of the feet or on the toes. The virus is contagious and can grow to bigger lesions and spread on your feet, and to other people. Over a period of time, your immune system can fight the virus to get rid of the verruca, but this specialist treatment can help with the more stubborn verrucae. Podiatrists have been having a lot success with a treatment technique called ‘needling’. This is proving to be a reliable treatment for the removal of warts, and is very practical for the busy person who cannot come in for regular sessions. Other treatments using acids and cryotherapy involve multiple appointments, which can add up a lot

of time out of work and expense, and rely on the patient being fit and healthy. Needling involves usually only one treatment session and a follow-up, six weeks later. The treatment itself involves a local anaesthetic and then, once 'numb', puncturing of the wart with a needle with the aim of innoculating the virus into the host to produce an immune reaction. Whilst the injection is a little unpleasant, the needling is pain-free. The foot is a little sore for a few days, but no worse than most of the other verruca treatments available. The good news is that, if you have multiple warts, we don't have to needle all of them to get a good result. Recent studies have shown verruca dry needling has a success rate of approximately 70 percent. Contact us here at the clinic for more information about these specialist services.

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Art

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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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Victoriana by Aldo Ierubino, Art Historian The reign of Queen Victoria, whose 200th anniversary of her birth is celebrated this year, came to define an entire epoch which we associate with the growth and transformation of society, as well as the development of British culture and art. Victoria’s reign, (1837-1901), was a period in which art and culture flourished leaving us with significant institutions, architecture, works of art and literature. The Victoria and Albert Museum, the present-day National Gallery and the British Museum, and the Royal Society of Arts (granted the royal charter in 1847), to name but a few, are all signifiers of the tremendous achievements of the Victorian period. However, this was also a period when new artistic practices emerged that challenged the dominance of the Royal Academy and industrial manufacturing processes. The Pre-Raphaelite painters and the Arts and Crafts Movement, together with the element of nostalgic historicism which looked to the mediaeval period and the chivalric culture of the Arthurian court, created a whole new look for the visual arts and design. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the son of émigré Italian scholar, Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti, was born in London in May 1828. He trained at the Royal Academy and later with the painter, Ford Madox Brown. On first seeing the work of William Holman Hunt, he sought his friendship and guidance which finally led to the foundation, along with John Everett Millais, of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in1848. This network of artists also brought him into the sphere of social, political and cultural thinking headed by Thomas Carlyle and John Ruskin. This heady mix along with his own

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Italianate cultural background and his predilection for 15th Century art resulted in his extraordinary artistic vision being expressed through works that sought to distance themselves from the culturally received ideas and practices of the ‘Grand Style’ of the Royal Academy. Critically, the Pre-Raphaelites - as their name suggests – wanted to take art back to the practices that existed before the advent of Raphael and Michelangelo, who were regarded as the ‘standard’ for Academic art. Rossetti’s Proserpine, 1874, which can be seen in the Tate Britain, defines the Pre-Raphaelite ‘look’ with which we are familiar. The subject represents the Empress of Hades holding the fateful pomegranate whose one seed she had ingested and was thus forever bound to her husband Pluto in the underworld. The sitter, Mrs Jane Morris, with whom Rossetti had a long intimate relationship, appears to define the ideal of feminine beauty bound in a masculine world as represented by the pomegranate, the symbol of captivity and marriage. The original painting, of which this is the seventh copy, was created at the beginning of 1874 whilst Rossetti was staying at Kelmscott with Jane and William Morris. Rossetti also penned a sonnet in Italian to accompany the painting and this is shown at the top right-hand corner of the painting.

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History

‘Unusual, Fascinating and Sometimes Amusing’

by Chris Donald, the author of “Wisbech’s Secret Princess”

Most of us have heard about the Great Plague of London in 1665 followed a year later by the Great Fire of London. It is estimated that a staggering 100,000 people died of this epidemic - that’s a quarter of the population of London, at that time, with three or four thousand dying each week. The fire that followed it consumed 13,200 houses, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and 87 churches. Can you imagine the headlines in the newspapers if that happened today? The plague was actually called the “Bubonic Plague” although many called it the “Black Death” and it had spread from China as early as 1331. Before ending up in London, it came to many ports and towns in England

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and, in 1587, one of those ports was Wisbech. The previous year there were 72 deaths in the town, but, in 1587, there were 206 deaths, nearly treble the amount. But, then, in the next year, it dropped to 97. Most sufferers noticed swelling occurring in the neck, armpit, and groin, followed by acute fever and vomiting of blood. It must have been a cruel way to die and it is said some of the afflicted ran around the streets crying for help. Most of the poor victims died within two to seven days and the mortality rate was an unbelievable 90 to 95%. It was actually spread by Oriental fleas that were carried on rats. However, the authorities, in their wisdom, thought

that cats and dogs were the carriers and, in consequence, had these animals put down. With them out of the way the rats were free to breed more and more and things were made even worse. It is thought that the last epidemic came from Hamburg and Amsterdam on the boats, where the rats had become regular passengers.

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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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Wisbech Park Set For an LED Lighting Upgrade Street lighting is going green in Wisbech Park in a bid to save energy, increase public safety and improve reliability. Fenland District Council is investing £12,800 replacing twelve existing street lights in the park with new lights using the latest, energy efficient LED technology. The upgrade is being carried out as part of the Council’s street light replacement programme. The Council will also be installing six new LED lights in the park at a cost of £10,400, with £4,000 of the funding coming from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. Cllr Peter Murphy, the Council’s Cabinet member responsible for parks and open spaces, said: “The LED lights will improve visibility, keep the park safe and well-lit for pedestrians and use 50% less energy than conventional lamps. They will also

reduce the number of lighting faults due to the LED’s reliability and reduce maintenance costs.” The Bags of Help funding was awarded to the Council’s Active Fenland team and the Three Counties Running Club, following their bid to secure additional lighting for the park. Hundreds of shoppers voted for the initiative during a round of Bags of Help voting at Tesco Extra in Wisbech last year. Grants of £1,000, £2,000 and £4,000 were available to three local community projects, with the Wisbech Park project scooping the top amount. Three Counties coaches, Gary Bligh and Richard Betts, worked with Lauren Bremner, Active Fenland’s Senior Health and Active Lifestyle Officer, to secure the Tesco funding. “This is great news for everyone in Wisbech,” said Gary. “A safer, better-lit park

works for the whole community and will also give local running clubs a safer place to train during the dark evenings in winter.” “It was great to see the whole club pull together to ensure we won Tesco Bags of Help funding to contribute to the cost of the lights,” added Richard. “We are especially pleased that our Monday night ‘Trackless’ sessions with Active Fenland can now move to the park and away from the Police Station area that is becoming more developed.” The ‘Trackless’ running sessions are held on Monday nights, 7pm - 8pm, and are open to runners of all abilities. Beginners’ running sessions are held on Tuesday mornings, 9.30am - 10.30am, and Wednesday evenings, 6pm - 7pm. For more information, visit: www. threecountiesrc.org.

Local Company Undertakes Charity Electrical Work The vision of the Spalding Boxing Academy was that of the now Head Coach, Stuart Possnett, a local self-employed builder. Stuart found a derelict building in Kellett Gate in Spalding, which was extremely run down. He now rents this building, and has been slowly improving it. More work is still planned but what is more difficult is that Stuart earns no money from the Boxing Club, and all the work he does is voluntary; materials are purchased either by himself or have been donated. Spalding Boxing Club is now a registered charity and hosts approximately seventy children a week. Spalding Boxing Club wanted to add a new area to use as a fitness suite, but had no 16

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electricity, so this is where Mane Services Ltd got involved. Mane Services Ltd is a small company, based in March, Cambridgeshire. The founder, Kevin Wright, has dedicated a part of this new business to helping those who cannot afford to pay for the labour to do essential works or projects that will benefit the greater community. Kevin says, “Spalding Boxing Academy has been set up by someone with a big heart and I admire what Stuart has done for his local community, so it was an easy decision to come to help.”

supplier and asked if they would be interested in donating the materials required, if I myself donated all of my own time to install for free. Rexel Peterborough’s Manager, Kevin Wallace, gladly agreed and everything was supplied for free.”

Kevin continues, “I have a network of suppliers, and approached one national

The new fitness suite is now all powered up and open, which we are all really happy about.

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Horsefair Shopping Centre Continues Sponsorship with Wisbech Town Acorns Wisbech’s Horsefair Shopping Centre has continued its partnership with the local football team, the Wisbech Town Acorns, to become the club’s sponsor for a seventh consecutive year. The centre showed its continued commitment to the club by presenting its Under 15s team with training hoodies. Team coach and manager, Daniel Kirk said: ‘’It is always good to see local businesses support clubs such as ours and we are delighted to be associated with the Horsefair for the seventh year running.’’

The training hoodies, given to the team by centre manager Kevin Smith, again features the Horsefair logo in pride of place. “I’m delighted that the Horsefair is able to continue this sponsorship and in doing so, is supporting the fantastic work that Wisbech Town Acorns do for local youngsters. The club does a fantastic job with the youngsters and their new hoodies look very smart!” commented Kevin. For more information on the Horsefair Shopping Centre, call 01945 584109 or visit www. horsefairshoppingcentre.co.uk.

Father’s Day Competition WINNER The winner of our Father’s Day competition in the June issue was Melanie Steele from Wisbech. She entered the competition for a chance to win a wash and hair cut for her husband Richard at Dean Barbers. Thank you to everyone that entered!

Council’s New Customer Services Centre to Open this Month Residents who would like to access council services and speak with friendly advisors face-to-face will be able to drop into a new Customer Services Centre from this month. Fenland District Council’s new centre will open its doors at The Boathouse Business Centre in Harbour Square, Wisbech, on Wednesday, July 10th. It will replace the one-stop-shop in Bridge Street, Wisbech, which closes on Friday, July 5th. The centre will be able to provide local residents with advice and information on all council services, including council tax, benefits, waste collections, homelessness, housing, planning and licensing. Facilities include a payment point for people to pay their bills quickly and easily, self-service computers where people can conduct their business online, as well as face-to-face customer service with trained and uniformed staff. The Boathouse also has disabled access, free parking and is just a short walk from the town centre. The new customer service centre JUly 2019

will be open between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am to 12noon on Saturdays. Councillor Steve Tierney, Fenland District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Transformation and Communication, said: “Our new Customer Services Centre will benefit the local community greatly, providing access to a wide range of council services from one easy to reach location and at a reduced cost to the taxpayer. Many people are able to find the information they need or conduct their business

online via our website or by calling or emailing us, but it is important that we continue to provide high quality, face-toface service with our staff.” Residents can also access services in a number of other ways. This includes online at www.fenland.gov.uk; by phone on 01354 654321; e-mail at info@ fenland.gov.uk; and face-toface at the Council’s Customer Services Centre at Fenland Hall, March, and Community Hubs located within Chatteris and Whittlesey Libraries.

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Your Finances

Chartered Financial Planning: the Gold Standard for the Profession by Anthony Ashton, Independent Financial Adviser

Anthony Ashton, Independent Financial Adviser at Almary Green, explains the structure of the financial advice profession. If you are looking for a financial adviser, the first thing to check is if they are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This is important because authorisation by the FCA means that the adviser must have attained minimum standards of qualification and had relevant experience as well as having a commitment to a code of ethics. In addition, if something goes wrong in the process of getting regulated advice, you have access to a carefully structured complaints process involving, when necessary, the Financial Ombudsman and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Having ascertained that an adviser is authorised by the FCA, your next question might be to ask if the adviser is independent or not. Independent Financial Advisers (IFA) will look at solutions from the whole of the market when putting together a recommendation. The alternative – Restricted Advisers – will have placed some limit on the

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advice areas or products that they cover. A Chartered Financial Planner is an adviser who has reached the very highest level of qualification in the profession and must have at least five years’ relevant experience. In addition, they must commit to continuing development of their knowledge and skills and adhere to a strong ethical position. Advice firms can be awarded Chartered status too and have the right to describe themselves as Chartered Financial Planners. This designation has been awarded to a small number of firms who have a high proportion of individually Chartered advisers on their team and who can demonstrate consistently high standards plus a commitment to the ongoing development of staff at all levels. Smith & Pinching and Almary Green are Chartered Financial Planners. If you would like a no-cost exploratory review of your finances with an adviser from either Smith & Pinching or Almary Green call us today on 01603 789966 or email enquiries@smith-pinching.co.uk.

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Joint Property Ownership The Property Allowance introduced in April 2017, permits a flat rate deduction of £1,000 to be claimed against property income, instead of keeping detailed records of expenses. As Scott Bishop writes, it’s attractive but not always simple, raising interesting questions including whether individuals renting out a joint property are both required to make the same claims. In short, the answer is ‘no’. The claims are not dependent on one another and in some situations, it can be beneficial to make opposing claims. For jointly owned properties it might be favourable for one person to claim expenses as usual and the other to claim the property allowance, particularly if a property is held in unequal proportion. In the following example, Peter (father) owns 90% and Tom (his son) 10%. Income from the property is outlined below: Total (100%)

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here are many producers of sparkling, aromatic, Prosecco wine. For this quest, I searched for a company that produces a range of high-quality Prosecco wines, with impressive bottle presentations. “Bottega” has a very interesting history, both during the 20th century and into the 21st century. The eyecatching bottles and a great number of the wines are awardwinning. The bottles are created by artisan crafts people, and are really distinguishable. From their Prosecco range I found the following to be very impressive: Bottega Poeti Prosecco (DOC) is fresh, fragrant and has a floral bouquet. This wine is a very popular, dry production and favoured by many. Bottega Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore (DOCG) Extra Dry is another poets’ wine which is also very popular. Having a brilliant straw-yellow colour, too, this fresh and fragrant wine graces many dining occasions, regularly. Bottega Prosecco (DOC) Biologico Extra Dry is often chosen and has many devotees. This organic production is, again, a brilliant straw-yellow colour. Very fine, fresh, fruity and delicate is how

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I would describe this, much sought-after, Prosecco. Bottega Prosecco (DOC) Fundum I found to be a splendid dry production that has plenty of fruits to please. The mouthfeel and palate sensation is fresh, with a good finish. Gold Poeti Prosecco (DOC) is a further very classy production from “Bottega”. Fresh, aromatic and very impressive, this wine comes in a magnificent gold-coloured bottle. Again, a fruity bouquet prevails, which leads, enticingly, to the wonderful mouthfeel. The palate is treated to a sensation that is impressively pleasant and memorable. Prosecco wines, having a persistent and fine perlage, are perfect for apéritifs and excellent to pair with starters, also fish, seafood and white meats. Prosecco and other wines, including grappa, plus liqueurs, along with a range of other products, are all made with much knowledge, love and devotion, so the finished “Bottega” productions are of the highest quality and quite exceptional. For more information, visit www.bottegaspa.com

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Welcome Trevor Langley This month, a new contributor joins our “Discovering” team. Trevor Langley will be shedding some light on a range of topics of general interest to our readers, especially those of us who are partial to a little of what is sometimes referred to as “Nature’s anaesthetic”. Here, Trevor offers a brief introduction to himself, before casting his experienced eye over a range of drink and food-related topics: “Having had a full working life in engineering and the transport industry, I now experience great enjoyment in pursuing avenues which were not open to me before, because of the lack of time. I take much pleasure in locating places, restaurants and venues, plus finding various products, all of excellent quality, connected with cuisine and for imbibing, too. I hope you will enjoy reading about some of my finds.” This month he focuses on what, to many people, has become the most popular drink on everyone’s lips these summer days – Prosecco. JUly 2019


If you go down to the woods today... Well perhaps not today, but if you were enjoying the ‘Picnic in the Park’ programme of events recently at the annual March Summer Festival, you certainly were treated to a Big Surprise! The Fenland Community Orchestra performed popular music ‘Themes from the Movies’ to an enthralled audience. The concert was preceded by a delightful piece of Mozart played by the FMCA’s own String Ensemble.  One of the event’s organisers commented, “The standard of musicianship is quite frankly astounding, considering that the orchestra is made up entirely of amateurs of all ages, abilities, and walks of life.”

organisation. I would encourage anyone considering dusting-off their old instrument to do so and come along and join us on a Friday evening for a taster session – if I can do it, anyone can!”

One member of the orchestra who had recently been reunited with her flute after a thirty-year lay-off, said, “I can’t believe that I’m now part of such a wonderful

The FMCA, (Fenland Music Centre Association), meets every Friday evening during the school term to practise at March Community Centre, between 6pm and

9pm. New members are always welcome. For further details, visit http://www.fenlandmusicccentre. org.uk.

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It’s twenty years since Loafers was born and five years since Inga and Ray acquired Loafers Coffee Shop, although there is a Loafers takeaway which is independent from the Coffee Shop. After buying the business in July 2014, we have installed a new three-head coffee machine, air conditioning and warm heating, and refurbished the upper floor which seats sixteen and is also used for private functions, subject to availability. We have also introduced a loyalty card which is very, very popular. Members of staff, Beth and Amanda, have been here for twelve years and the other three, Sally Bridget and Sam, for three years. All are liked by our customers, who see them as being very friendly and helpful, and who know our regulars by name and what their preferences are.

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Recipe

HALLOUMI & VEG BURGERS WITH CHILLI YOGHURT

As the barbecue season continues, why not try an alternative to your usual choice of burger? Say hello to halloumi!

Method

• Prepare the barbecue, ready for cooking. Cut the courgettes and aubergine into thin strips. Cut the onion into 8 wedges and the halloumi into 8 slices. • Brush the aubergine with oil on both sides, season with salt and pepper, then grill for 2-3 minutes on both sides until tender and striped (don’t crowd the barbecue – cook in batches if necessary).

Ingredients Serves 4 2 courgettes 1 large aubergine 1 onion 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 100g halloumi 3 tbsp olive oil 4 bread rolls

• Mix the yoghurt and chilli sauce in a bowl.

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• Remove and keep warm. Repeat step two with the courgettes. Toss the onion with the vinegar and grill as above, then grill the halloumi for 10-20 seconds on each side. Halve the rolls and toast lightly, cut-side down, on the barbecue for about 20 seconds.

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• To assemble each burger put the courgettes, aubergine, halloumi and onions on the base, then top with the chilli yogurt and rocket. Add the roll tops and serve.

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Wisbech’s White Lion

A Classically Modern Venue! The White Lion in Wisbech is a family-run hotel, whose owners have had experience in the trade for thirty years. The hotel re-opened in January 2019 after a light refurbishment, and there is a huge expansion project planned for the next couple of years - with plans already approved by the council. The wonderful White Lion team consists of Jesal, the Director, who takes a hands-on approach to running the business; Debbie and Leah, assisting in the dayto-day management of the property; Dominica and Vanda, who ensure that the property stays up to scratch and at the standard it should be; and, last but not least, Sophie, who has recently joined the team to help assist with evening meals and ensuring that guest satisfaction is key.  The White Lion Hotel’s aim for the future is to create a vibrant place for people to come and drink, eat good food and enjoy modern rooms in a lovely period building, with the best modernday facilities, at affordable prices.  There are fifteen en-suite rooms, two of which are studio ground floor rooms, slightly separate from the hotel itself, but from which customers are still able to enjoy the merits of the hotel

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itself. Rooms are equipped with kitchenettes, dining tables, toasters, microwaves and more - this is perfect for guests looking for their own space and something more than just a room! Guests who are disabled or who have limited mobility will find this very helpful, as the hotel never had ground floor rooms before. The hotel restaurant offers a simple, yet delicious, menu which caters perfectly for the guest looking for a tasty bite without having to travel far. It is open on Mondays to Fridays from 7pm to 9pm. Dining is available on the weekends but booking is required. This restaurant is not only open to hotel guests but also to members of the public who are more than welcome to come and dine

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while enjoying a drink. The spacious beer garden has seen much recent investment, to create a lovely atmosphere with an array of flowers and plants to give vibrant colour.  The White Lion is looking to cater for small functions, birthday parties, wakes and more in their ground floor function room, and enquiries are welcome.  Longterm stays are all tailored into a bespoke package to ensure that the price is right for both the customer and the family-run business. This also includes group bookings.  The team’s main priority is to provide a happy atmosphere and a brilliant service at their classically modern hotel. 

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Family run business with over 30 years experience

• 15 en-suite rooms with 2 new rooms Include kitchenettes, dining table, toasters, microwaves, perfect for guests wanting their own space • Long term stay tailored & bespoke packages available - attractive price • Ground floor modern studio rooms perfect for guests with disability/mobility issues • Restaurant open Monday - Friday evenings 7pm - 9pm. Weekends booking only - Simple yet delicious menu! • Open to public wishing to eat & drink • Refurbished beer garden

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JULY Gardening Tips July is a joy as you start to pick all of those wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables; there is nothing quite like the taste of freshly picked produce or the feeling of pride that you have grown everything, or almost everything, that is on your plate. However, the vegetable patch or allotment is still very demanding and watering and weeding are key. It is time to lift garlic: hang bulbs out in the sun or in an airy shed. Fortuitously, the garlic harvest coincides with that of tomatoes. Given some basil (and a few olives) you have the makings of many delicious Italian dishes. Basil needs warm growing conditions and now is the time to plant - you can buy the pots from the supermarket and plant those out. Onions also need drying well, before they are stored: a few days before harvesting loosen the soil around the roots, choose a dry day to lift the bulbs and lay them on the ground in the sun. Don’t be tempted to store them until they are thoroughly dry as they will not keep as long and probably rot. There are always plenty of jobs to do in the vegetable patch and allotment, too numerous for me to mention here but a few tips are: Tomatoes: • Don’t forget to nip off the side shoots of your tomatoes; they appear in the “v” between leaf stems and main stems. • When there are four or five trusses, pinch out the growing tip of the plant to allow the fruit to ripen. • Water them with a liquid feed as soon as the first fruits are formed. Likewise, for peppers. Watering: • Keep crops well-watered. It is better to water them frequently and generously, as intermittent watering can cause problems with flowers falling, fruits failing to form, skins splitting and premature bolting. • Watering at the beginning or end of the day is preferable as the temperatures are lower and the sun not so strong. • Spreading a mulch will help to slow down evaporation and suppress weeds. General: • When climbing beans have reached the top of the canes pinch out the growing tip. • Strawberries will finish fruiting, so tidy up old foliage and cut off runners or use them to produce new plants. • Earth up brassicas to give them a firm hold in the soil and give them a top-dressing of nitrogenous fertilizer or an organic liquid feed. • Check potatoes and earth-up if necessary, to prevent the tubers going green from exposure to light. Poor potato crops are the result of poor nutrition, so try feeding potatoes with a tomato feed. • Plant out your leeks. Just dib a hole about 150mm/ 6” deep and drop the leek into the hole. Water it in and the job’s done. You don’t need to fill the holes with soil; enough will wash in with watering and rain. The reason you plant in a hole is to blanch the stem. • Plant out cabbage, cauliflowers, Brussels, broccoli and kale for autumn and winter cropping. • Ensure that peas and brassicas are netted to keep off the pigeons. • Continue sowing salad crops.

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Events - July 2019 1st - Wisbech Castle Management Committee at 7.30 pm, in the Council Chambers. For more information, please call the Town Clerk, 01945 461333.

2nd - Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting at 6.30 pm at the Council Chambers. For more information, please call the Town Clerk, 01945 461333. 3rd - 6th - Wisbech Rose Fair St Peter & St Paul’s

Church. The magnificent 900-year-old parish church of St Peter and St Paul is the main attraction of this annual event. Breathtaking displays of traditional flowers and exotic blooms that seem to get better every year down to the skills of numerous flower arrangers. The theme for 2019 is ‘My kind of music’. In the church gardens, you will find stalls selling a variety of goods; adjacent to the gardens and set within the church hall is La Vie en Rose Café where you can enjoy light refreshments or set meals with waitress service. To pre-book set meals for groups, please go to our website www.wisbechrose-fair.co.uk or call 01945 582508 (10am12noon or answerphone) The church is open from 8.30am each day. Thanksgiving service 10.30am Sunday 7 July. For more information, please call 01945 582508 (Church Office).

3rd - Octavia Hill Birthplace House Collector’s Market. From 10.30 am to 3 pm, stalls available. Including vinyl, books, beermats, stamps, matchbooks, and bric-a-brac. Free. Centenary Green, Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House, 7 South Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JB. For more information, please call 01945 476358.

Park. Meet at 8.50am for warm up. Free 2k run for 4 14-year-olds. Children can run with or without their parents. The route is marshalled. Wisbech Park PE13 3DN. See the website for more information https://www.facebook.com/ ActiveFenland/.

7th July - 3rd August - The Light Cinema upper lobby is open for a free and informative exhibition of photography by the volunteers of the Wisbech High Street Project. Ten local people have spent the last two years documenting the town, its history and its High Street. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, photographic workshops have been running alongside work on the regeneration and funded improvement of properties on Wisbech High Street. 7th - The Fenland Music Centre Association are pleased to announce, that its Concert Band and Recorder Ensemble will be appearing at this year’s annual series of Bandstand Concerts in West End Park, March, between 2 pm and 4 pm. A wide range of music popular is expected, along with a few surprise pieces thrown in for good measure! The FMCA meets every Friday evening during the school term to practise at March Community Centre, between 6 pm and 9 pm. New members are always welcome. For further details, log-on to www.fenlandmusicccentre.org.uk.

Gardens will be open during the Fair. Peckover Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about roses throughout the afternoons during the week.

8th - Family Bingo at Marshland Hall. 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 at Marshland Hall - tracy@marshlandhall.org.uk.

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11th - Writing good funding applications workshop at

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opening the library room from 10 am - 4 pm for a free and informative exhibition of photography by the volunteers of the Wisbech High Street Project. Ten local people have spent the last two years documenting the town, its history and its High Street. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, photographic workshops have been running alongside work on the regeneration and funded improvement of properties on Wisbech High Street.

7th - Wisbech Junior Park Run. Every Sunday at Wisbech July 6th & 7th Thomas Branch Line/event July 19th Fish and Chips eve July 20th & 21st TPO (travelling post office) + Classic Car Sunday

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10 am, Wisbech General Cemetery. Free CCVS workshop to help put together successful funding applications. For more information, please call 01223 464696.

12th - Improving mental health with creativity Open

Day at The Oasis Community Centre. 10.30am - 12.30pm just drop in to meet us and find out more! For more information, please contact Fenland Community Arts on 07707972721.

13th - Wisbech and the Secret Princess Talk and Walk at 2 pm, at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House. The story of Wisbech’s Secret Princess and the Peckovers, with Chris Donald. For more information, please call 01945 476358. 13th - The Junior Science Club Meeting will be at the

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Regular Events & Clubs Chambers from 7.30 pm. For more information, please call the Town Clerk, 01945 461333.

16th - Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting at 6.30 pm at The Council Chambers. For more information, please call the Town Clerk, 01945 461333. 17th - Waterlees Community Forum at 7 pm at The Oasis Centre. Have you got something to say about the 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 call Chris Stevens on 01945 461526. 17th - Wednesday walk - Charitable Wisbech, from 7 pm. Town and around Wednesday walks June and July 2019. All walks meet at the Clarkson Memorial for 7 pm departure unless otherwise indicated. No booking required. Donations £3 to Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House. Charitable Wisbech with Richard Barnwell DL, Chairman of the Wisbech Charities. For more information, please call 01945 476358. 20th - Cherry Reds at the Ex-Services Club from 9 pm.

Live Music from the Cherry Reds. Entertainment nights are open to everyone. If you would like to use the club on a regular basis why not become a member? For more information please call 01945 584672.

20th - Peckover House has author, Claire Upton, coming to talk about her talented work.

24th - Wednesday walk - Castle Lodge. Town and around

Wednesday walks June and July 2019. All walks meet at the Clarkson Memorial for 7 pm departure unless otherwise indicated. No booking required. Donations £3 to Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House. Around Castle Lodge with Aldo Ierubino, in celebration of the opening of the new Octavia Hill Long Gallery in Castle Lodge. 01945 476358.

24th - Fenland Archaeology Society meeting at 7.30 pm. Monthly meeting to update members on digs and other events. New members welcome. Admission £3 for nonmembers. Mendis Old Market, PE13 1NB. See website and Facebook for information, info@fenarch.org.uk.

27th - Anglian Water/Clean Water Day, from 1.30 pm.

Family activity day, included in the standard entry. Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House, 7 South Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JB. 01945 476358.

27th - Pure Vinyl at the Ex-Services Club from 8 pm.

Music from Pure Vinyl. Entertainment nights are open to everyone. If you would like to use the club on a regular basis why not become a member? For more information, please call 01945 584672.

27th - Peckover House has incredible illustrator, Jamie Maxwell, coming to talk about illustration. JUly 2019

Monday 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. March Ukelele Group at the Rookswood from 7 pm, everyone welcome. Wisbech Model Railway Club meets every Monday from 6.30 pm - 9 pm at The Institute, Hill Street. However, it is with regret that Under 16s MUST now be accompanied by a responsible adult in order to join us. If anybody requires further information, then please e-mail wisbechmrc1@gmail.com or telephone 07707885718. Wisbech IPMS Scale Model Club. The club meets twice monthly at the Community room of Wisbech Tesco, on the second and fourth Monday between 7 pm and 10 pm. All scales, genre, and experience welcome. TUESDAy 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 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. WEDNESDAY 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 Friends of the Waterlees Social Group meets every Friday from 10 am - 12 pm at The Oasis Centre. Come along to do some gardening with new friends.  Saturday Hereward Ukelele Group meets at the Braza Club on the first and third Saturday of each month, starting at 10.30 am. We would welcome ukulele players of all abilities and have a couple of spare ukuleles for anyone who would like to give it a try.

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As summer heats up, we have a selection of super films for everyone: Peter Parker returns to our screens on July 2nd in the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series. Peter’s plans to leave his super heroics behind as he and his friends go on vacation to Europe don’t turn out as expected when creature attacks are wreaking havoc across the continent. Spider-Man: Far From Home is a supercharged sequel with new additions to excite fans including Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and Jake Gyllenhaal who brings notorious Spidey villain Mysterio to the big screen for the first time.

Foods and live interval entertainment with Sally Rose and Paul Hayward of ‘Back Two’. Tickets are £5 and all carers go in for free with no need for a CEA card.

We have a royal appointment with The Queen’s Corgi on July 5th. It’s a fun animated adventure following a spoilt little Corgi who lives a life of luxury at Buckingham Palace. But, when he winds up in a London dogs’ home, he must learn that to become a true top dog, you have to earn it!

Tickets are now on sale for Pavarotti + Live Satellite Q&A on July 13th. In the documentary, we travel the world with the great tenor and see the husband, father and fragile artist beyond the iconic figure. Thanks to a partnership with Decca Records and unique access to the Pavarotti family archives, home videos, behind the scenes and extensive live footage, we see Pavarotti’s personal story emerge from his humble beginnings in northern Italy through to global superstardom.

Staying on the royal theme the wait is finally over for perhaps Disney’s most anticipated upcoming live action release on July 19th as The Lion King graces our screens. This reimagined classic is sure to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way with the promise of an incredible soundtrack as we follow Simba figuring out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his from his uncle Scar. Community matters to us, so come along to our dementia-friendly screening of Aladdin on July 8th and prepare to witness the timeless rags-to-riches tale like never before in another of Disney’s liveaction adaptions. Dementia-friendly screenings are made that much more special by providing you with free refreshments supplied to us by Iceland 50 52

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Tickets are selling fast for Westlife – The Twenty Tour Live, broadcast live to the big screen on July 6th from Dublin’s iconic Croke Park stadium. The final spectacular show of the UK and Ireland leg of the tour which sold out in minutes will see the Irish heartthrobs perform brand new music alongside their greatest hits and all 14 of their UK No1 singles.

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March Steam & Vintage Show 2019 March Steam and Vintage Show is back for its sixth year, building on the huge success of the previous five years. Last year’s show was a fantastic day out, where there was something for the whole family to enjoy. This year promises to be even better, with all the usual attractions and entertainment, such as Irish dancers, a choir and archery for both adults and children to enjoy. There will be more than 500 exhibits on display, from large and small steam engines, vintage commercials, tractors and vintage caravans to classic cars and motorcycles. Take time to chat to the owners of the exhibits and learn more about the history of these wonderful vehicles.

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With a beer tent, serving real ales, (where live entertainment is available on Friday evening, Saturday evening, and Sunday afternoon), fairground rides, craft tent, pets’ corner, trade stalls, auto jumble, an auction, a road run from field to market – 6pm Saturday, Morris dancers, Kasey Irish dancers, choir and archery – there really is something for everyone.

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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 Alexandra Road Christian Spiritualist Church Alexandra Road, Wisbech Sheila 01553 766284 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


History

Epidemic Cholera and Sanitation in Wisbech in the Nineteenth Century by Eric Somerville, Wisbech Society In early July 1832, a ship from Goole, the ‘Sarah and Elizabeth’, docked in Wisbech. The master, his family and crew were all suffering from severe diarrhoea. Cholera had arrived in the town. The master’s wife and infant child died and were the first interments in the new burial ground which today we know as Tillery Field. Over the next three months, more than one hundred cases were diagnosed in Wisbech with over forty deaths. The disease inevitably spread to local villages with Wisbech St Mary and Leverington reporting deaths. Upwell and Nordelph were particularly badly hit with sixtyseven deaths attributable to cholera that summer. In the 1830s filth was regarded as a contributory factor in cholera and many other diseases. However, once the epidemic had subsided any plans to improve sanitation in the town were postponed on the grounds of cost. When cholera struck again in 1849, there were one hundred and forty cases locally with one in every two victims dying. The newly-constituted General Board of Health in London intervened, sending an inspector to investigate. By this time, drinking water contaminated with sewage was thought to be responsible for the disease, although the causative organism would not be identified for another thirty years. The inspector’s report was damning, stating that the town’s drinking water was the worst he had encountered, with supplies being drawn from the river, the canal and Deadman’s Pond at the bottom of Love Lane. The Corporation rejected his report refusing to

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implement its recommendations, again citing the expense involved. The mayor, Henry Ward, blustered, “There is no cleaner town in the Kingdom”. However, the third outbreak was not long in coming. In the summer of 1854, cholera was again reported with around fifty deaths in the town and more in the villages. In the early 1860s, there were droughts, highlighting the urgent need for a piped-water supply. Nevertheless, the Corporation continued to procrastinate so, in 1864, a local businessman, George Dawbarn, proposed the setting up of a private water company. Some 300,000 gallons daily of spring water were to be drawn from Marham and pumped the eighteen miles to the town. The supply was officially switched on at a ceremony held in the Market Place in September 1865 when the central lamp-post was temporarily converted into a fountain.

The water having arrived, sewerage was back on the agenda but the Corporation dithered yet again postponing a decision. Meanwhile huge quantities of water were being piped into the town without proper drainage! Predictably what few drains there were overflowed and cellars were flooded with effluvium. The stench was intolerable. The Corporation purchased land for a sewerage irrigation scheme at Foul Anchor in 1871 and, after various contractual and engineering issues, this finally became fully operational in 1878. So, forty-five years after its first cholera epidemic Wisbech finally addressed the issue of poor sanitation. Wisbech’s death rates in the nineteenth century, from all causes, exceeded the national average, and only fell with the arrival of clean water and the provision of sewage treatment.

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Going, Going, Gone!

BY JUSTINE WALKER, GRADUATE LEGAL EXECUTIVE, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Property auctions have increased in popularity over the last few years, with dozens taking place every month. Many people are now choosing to buy their property this way as it is fast; sales typically complete within 21-28 days of the auction. There is also the chance that you can land a great deal. It is easy to get carried away at the auction, but it is important to remember that following a successful bid, you have entered into a legally binding contract that you won't be able to withdraw from without financial repercussions. For peace of mind we recommend having a solicitor review the legal pack beforehand, as such a review may highlight potential problems which can be addressed or avoided before committing to the purchase. The pack will be available on the auctioneer’s website and includes title information, either in the form of a title register and plan (for registered land) or copy deeds (for unregistered land). The pack also includes any searches that the seller has undertaken, such as a local authority and environmental searches. For example, John is a director of a company that is expanding. John has found the perfect property to renovate and use as the company’s new office. After opening, John is approached by a third party who has the benefit of a restrictive covenant on John’s title that says the property is not to be used for business purposes and that if John does not close his office, they will take enforcement action. John has now incurred significant expense in renovating the property for his business only to find out that he is not permitted to use the property in such a way. This could have been avoided with a professional review.

Having the auction pack reviewed is extremely important if you are reliant on a mortgage or finance to purchase the property. Any funding arrangements need to be agreed before the auction. If you do not have a review, finance could be withdrawn if it later transpires that there is a defect with the property, leaving you to try and fund the purchase through other means. It is important to note that, following a successful bid, the property must be registered into the name given on the auction memorandum of sale. You can’t register the property into joint names if only one name is given on the memorandum. The purchase would need to be completed in the sole name first and then later transferred into joint names. This could cause issues if you are obtaining a mortgage, as those named on the mortgage offer and deed will need to be named as the registered owners of the property. At Fraser Dawbarns, we strive to help our clients find the right deal for their needs. We understand that sometimes there is not much time between a buyer finding an auction lot that they are interested in and the auction itself. Therefore, we are happy to review auction packs at short notice.

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He added that he is currently very busy re-designing and landscaping gardens for people who have just moved to a new home or who are having their current garden landscaped. He said: “At this time of year people want to create a pleasant environment outside where they can sit and enjoy their garden. I love my work. It is fantastic to be able to create whatever the customer wants. There really isn’t anything I can’t do, from building patios, fencing and block paving, to turfing and creating stone features and adding sleepers to borders.” Most of Steve's work has been in the Wisbech, March, Chatteris and King’s Lynn areas. All work is fully guaranteed. No deposits are required, and reductions are available for OAPs.

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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 name is given to a Jewish religious leader? – Answer: Rabbi.

2)

What word links a loud confused noise, an illegal 15) What word is missing from the title of the 1955 film, way of making money and tennis? – Answer: Racket. starring James Dean and Natalie Wood, ‘_ _ _ _ _ Without a Cause’? Which bone is the shorter of the two in the

3)

14) Which U.S. President, according to Simply Red, once asked, “Did the earth move for you Nancy”?

16) Another name for the Giant Sequoia tree, some of which stand over 80 metres tall.

human forearm? 4) 5)

Who used to accompany Tag and Bobtail on BBC’s ‘Watch with Mother’?

17) Type of music made popular by Bob Marley and the Wailers. Which film, starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, won an Oscar for ‘Best Picture’ in 1989? 18) In ‘Doctor Who’, what does the letter R in TARDIS stand for?

6)

What name is given to the Japanese dish of clear broth containing vegetables, noodles and often pieces of meat?

7)

Who was England’s football manager when they won the 1966 World Cup?

8)

What is the standard currency unit used in South Africa?

9)

What does the ‘R’ stand for in the acronym R.E.M.?

19) The name of which group of animals originates from the Latin word, ‘repere’, meaning ‘to creep’ or ‘to crawl’? 20) Which U. S. state lies between Connecticut and Massachusetts? 21) What is the name of the scale used to measure the magnitude of an earthquake? 22) Before the 1832 Reform Act, what name was given to a borough that could elect an MP, even though it had few or even no inhabitants?

10) What French vegetable dish takes its name from the verb ‘touiller’, meaning ‘to stir’?

23) On a boat, what is the device that holds an oar in place?

11) Which French composer is famous for his ‘Bolero’? 24) In Poker, what name is given to a straight flush, comprising ten, jack, queen, king and ace? 12) With which brand do you associate ‘Wayfarer’ 25) Which school is forever immortalised by former pupil, William Webb-Ellis?

and ‘Aviator’ sunglasses? 13) What is the county town of Berkshire?

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) 12: + 8, x 3, - 14, x 2, + 7, 2) 81:

2

/3 of it, - 9, Divide by 3, x 4

=

?

+ 2/3 of it, x 3, + 68 , x 2, - 28, ½ of it, - 78, + /3 of it, + 87 =

3) 123: x 4, + ½ of it, + 438,

2

7

/8 of it, + 755, + 1 /8 of it, x 3, - 66, 20% of it

? =

?

ANSWERS Section A: 3) Radius, 4) Rag, 5) Rain Man, 6) Ramen, 7) (Sir Alf) Ramsey, 8) Rand, 9) Rapid (Eye Movement), 10) Ratatouille, 11) (Maurice) Ravel, 12) Ray-Ban, 13) Reading, 14) (Ronald) Reagan,15) Rebel, 16) Redwood, 17) Reggae, 18) (Time and ) Relative (Dimension in Space), 19) Reptile, 20) Rhode Island, 21) Richter (Scale), 22) Rotten (Borough), 23) Rowlock, 24) Royal (Flush), 25) Rugby. Section B: 1) 76, 2) 722, 3) 1191.


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ife can be tough. Situations happen, mistakes happen, bad things happen, but... miracles happen too. Life is all swings and roundabouts and sometimes you don’t get what you want, sometimes, you put in your all and get nothing back. But sometimes, a little something happens that reminds you why you’re up every day doing what you do, working hard and being you. It can feel a bit like a never-ending road sometimes, a roller coaster, an ever-turning merrygo-round. Monday to Friday goes slow, then you blink and you’re back to Monday again. I’m sure everybody knows the feeling of working and working until you’re shattered and getting no reward, no praise, no sense of pride from it. Great things aren’t said to come from comfort zones; 9-5s are supposedly caging us in and if we settle for this we are thought to be coasting along. Now, I don’t know where to stand on this one. The 9-5 may not be for everyone, some may think that it is no time to achieve something brilliant or ground-breaking, some may think it

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is no achievement. Some, wake up ready to start their weekly routine and they love it. It depends on who you are as a person, I guess. And, there is nothing wrong with either lifestyle you choose. Some people need a certain routine, and some get so trapped in a routine that they feel as though they ‘live to work’ and not ‘work to live’. Whatever you’re doing, you do you. If you like your 9-5 job and you are happy with the way you’re living - then you are absolutely smashing it. Proud of you. But, if you’re not? Change it! Take the lid off the box you’re trapped in and think outside of it. If you know you can do better, then do it! Where’s your fire? I can say all of these inspiring quotes (thank you Pinterest) but who’s listening? Here I am just 19, trying to make my own little dreams come true. Fenland is not a huge place, and some say that there’s nothing here, so make something. If you don’t have big dreams and goals, you’re bound to end up working really hard for somebody who does. Let’s put Fenland on the map and show that we’re proud of our roots, but we’re also not tied down by them. Stop waiting for an opportunity, create it. Hols x

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Looking forward to the next 200! For five generations we have been helping clients buy, sell, let and manage property and land in this area. Whether it be your home, farm, factory or development site, talk to the Agents with local knowledge and professional expertise, who are an established part of your community.

March Residential 01354 607100 March Professional 01354 602030

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Discovering Wisbech issue 015, July 2019  

Discovering Wisbech issue 015, July 2019  

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