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Meet The Discovering Team!

Claire Saberton

Hi, I’m Claire, co-owner with my business partner Andy and publisher of all the Discovering Magazines titles. I oversee all the publications, working very closely with all my lovely team to achieve our vision of producing a well-read, community-driven magazine. I am extremely proud to have achieved my personal goal of producing a well-respected brand in each of our market towns. When I have any spare time, I enjoy spending it with my family and especially our puppy, George x

Andy Armstrong

It all started for me fifteen years ago when I launched the first magazine in it’s original black and white format (The Whittlesea Advertiser). To see the growth of all the magazines from what they were then to what they are today has been phenomenal and I would like to thank all the businesses, contributors and deliverers that have supported the team.

Paula Peake

Paula is one of our experienced members of our sales team and has a wealth of experience in marketing and great customer service skills. Paula enjoys travelling , theatre, live music and spending time with her family, most of all her five grandchildren!

Holly-Jean

John Schwarz

Andy Hurst

Andy Hurst is the Editor of Discovering Whittlesea and Discovering March magazines. Andy is a fully qualified journalist, starting his career on the Peterborough Evening Telegraph. He lives in March, where he runs his own public relations consultancy, called Hurst Media Services.

As Group Editor of Discovering Magazines, I have the task of ensuring that what appears on the pages of our five magazines is as accurately compiled and carefully presented as possible. Having taught English locally for over twenty years, I thought I'd seen the back of correcting textual errors, but my five, very happy years in this present role have taught me that there's still alot to be done each month. Oh yes, and I compile the puzzle page and write the occasional feature and business profile too!

Emma Gunner

Hi, I’m Emma and I have been a designer for Discovering magazines for nearly four years, and a graphic designer for eighteen years. I love working for Discovering magazines. I get to work from home, which fits around my family and have a fabulous team to work alongside!

I am the Editor of Discovering Wisbech magazine and I manage the Social Media for March, Whittlesea and Wisbech. Whoever you are, whatever you do, I know you'll enjoy our magazines – that's why I love my job!

Cheryl Jakes

I have been with Discovering Magazines for six years, having joined to look after the accounts for all of our magazines. I now look after our Deeping magazine and some of our advertisers in Whittlesey too. I love to dance, watch musicals and have family time with my four children.

Hilary Bloomer

I have been working for Discovering Magazines for five years and produce the events pages for Discovering Bourne and Discovering Deeping and also co-ordinate the Schools News and the monthly gardening tips.

Sarah Gumbley

I've been a designer for twenty-two years and joined Discovering back in 2016. Working on the mags, along with two kids and a labrador who all constantly demand attention, I often find myself wondering where my days go... and where these grey hairs are coming from... then I pour myself a nice glass of red!

Rob Harradine

I’m Rob and I’m a designer, I generally faff about being pretentious and trying to look busy. Have the occasional fit about fonts and low res images. Specialist in Prosecco and gin at work parties!


Introduction

Welcome to Your September Issue. Where on earth did the summer go?! And how are we nine months into 2019?! Time is absolutely flying by and I’ll bet you’re feeling that too, whether you’re starting a new year at school, or you’re the parent of a child going off to university this month, you’ll notice that time is just passing so fast. So, my advice, is enjoy every single moment, appreciate every second, and take every day as a life lesson. So, this month is a good one! With some absolutely fascinating local history on pages 48 and 58, lots of fantastic events on pages 50 and 51, to get you out and about, and so much more! Also, if this month is starting to get a bit too nippy for you, why not have a look on page 8, where the Holiday with Us Group explain all about the world of cruising. We have puzzles, recipes, tips and tricks and so much more - you may even learn something! Enjoy, everybody, and have a fantastic month!

Claire x

A new month is always a new start, and September is full of new starts! In my own article on page 62, which is all about New Starts, I refer to September as the spring of autumn... (which doesn’t really make much sense!) However, the article does have some pretty good advice about new starts, how to deal with them and how to set yourself up for a good year. So, whether you’re starting a new school, university or college - whatever new start you’re facing this month, good luck! Keep calm and enjoy every minute. New things can be scary and each year at school brings its challenges, but have fun and learn everything you can, be a sponge - soak up that knowledge. This month we have so many interesting reads, so much to do and we even have a delicious recipe for Slow Cooked Sticky Ribs on page 34 - will you be trying it? Have a lovely month everybody, and enjoy our lovely magazine.

Holly - Jean x

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Wisbech Highlights

8....................The World of Cruising with Holiday with Us Group. 10...................How could acupuncture help you? 14...................The Wisbech Merchants Trail. 15...................Community - Sue Ryder is there to care. 16 - 17........Community News. 18...................Local Business News - Kellyvision. 20.................September’s Gardening Tips. 26..................Owning a property jointly 27..................Blinds in Harmony are in tune with local customers. 28..................Home Interiors with Orlando Interior Design. 34..................Recipe page - Slow Cooked Sticky Ribs. 36..................Sparkling Wines - a good choice 38..................Is your PC running at 100%? 42..................Transferring Pensions with Smith and Pinching. 44 - 45......Changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief. 46..................Fenland Family History Society.  48.................The Princess and The Queen visit Wisbech 49..................Art Matters with Bridget Holmes, historian. 50 - 51.......What’s On! 53..................The Light Cinema’s September Showings... 54..................Clubs Guide. 55..................Puzzle Page. 57..................Directory. 58..................Thurloe’s Mansion and Castle Lodge. 62..................New Start, by Holly Jean. With thanks to:

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

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Shaun Knowles at SK Photography

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 world of cruising - why cruise? Cruising offers the opportunity to experience the world as you choose. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing week with the family in the Caribbean, or to swim with the dolphins in the South Pacific, cruising offers a world of choice. If you’re a traveller looking for something more: more fun, more entertainment and more than one destination to explore, then cruising is the perfect option for your next adventure. A cruise holiday can be relaxing, revitalising or exhilarating – the choice is yours! Here are a few reasons why so many travellers are choosing to cruise. Cruising holidays are among the most value for money holiday options, with their unlimited fine dining, first-class

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entertainment, variety of activities, accommodation and of course the opportunity to visit multiple destinations in a single trip. Kids and additional guests can even sail for free or reduced fares on select cruises. You can also pre-pay for any shore excursions which means you’ll be able to stick to your holiday budget. There is a huge range of ships to choose, from large activity-filled mega-ships to smaller elegant luxury vessels, and everything in between. On-board activities can range from pools and spas to casinos, shopping, Broadway-style entertainment, cooking classes, parties, and kids clubs. Despite all

Cruises traverse the entire globe, meaning you can enjoy multiple destinations whilst only unpacking once. Several cruise lines even have their own private islands for the exclusive use of their guests for the day. With only one ship in port at a time, these islands don’t get crowded, so guests can relax in their private piece of paradise. What’s more, on a cruise the journey is as beautiful as the destination itself, so you don’t have to lose any days of your holiday to travel time, as with land holidays. So if you’re looking to make the most of your next adventure, why not try cruising? Speak to your local independent travel agents today.

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Health

How Could Acupuncture Help You? Acupuncture is widely considered to be beneficial for a range of illnesses and symptoms. As one of the safest medical treatments, both conventional and complementary, on offer in the UK, many people use acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or conditions. Others choose acupuncture as a preventive measure, to strengthen their constitution, or because they just feel generally unwell. A growing body of evidence-based clinical research shows that traditional acupuncture safely treats a wide range of common health problems, including anxiety, arthritis, back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sports injuries and much more. Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages, including babies, children and the elderly. It can be very effective when integrated with conventional medicine. During your first visit, your acupuncturist needs to gain a thorough understanding of your main complaint and your general health and lifestyle. This involves asking questions about your current symptoms and your medical history, as well as such

things as your sleeping pattern, your appetite and digestion, and your emotional wellbeing. Based on all the information you have given, the practitioner will make a diagnosis and put together your treatment plan, which may include lifestyle and dietary advice as well as acupuncture. The acupuncture needles are very much finer than the needles used for injections and blood tests. You may not even feel them penetrate the skin and, once in place, they are hardly noticeable. Most people find acupuncture relaxing and often feel very calm after a treatment. A lot of people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains, such as osteoarthritis of the knee, TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), headaches and low back pain, or for common health problems like an overactive bladder. Other people choose acupuncture when they can feel their bodily functions are out of balance, but they have no obvious diagnosis. We have daytime, evening and Saturday appointments available. If you would like more information, or to try acupuncture, contact us on 01354 651200.

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Community

The Wisbech Merchants Trail Background A Merchants Trail for Wisbech was developed several years ago, designed to guide visitors and residents on a tour of 18th and 19th century Wisbech as they make their way around historical locations, all within a short distance of the town centre. The brass plaques in the ground can still be seen in many locations which correspond to “stops” on the trail. With the support from a group of local volunteers, The Wisbech High Street Project has funded an update of the existing Merchants Trail, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the Project’s Activity Plan. The project has refreshed the information on some of the locations and created a new map to bring it up to date. We have also included a new stop on the trail at the Wisbech General Cemetery, which has recently been renovated, also with a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Trail Booklet and Map The updated trail booklet including map and information on each location is now available and copies can be picked up for free from various visitor locations across the town including the Wisbech and Fenland Museum, the Information Centre, Peckover House, Elgood’s Brewery, Wisbech Library, and the Customer Service Centre at The Boathouse. The booklet can also be downloaded from the Wisbech High Street Projects website (www.highstreetwisbech.org.uk) Mobile App The development of the Wisbech Merchants Trail Mobile App provides an up-to-date alternative to the traditional paper trail. Available to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play, the App includes an interactive map and easy to navigate pages. Join local author Diane Calton-Smith, who provides the voice for the trail, on a tour of 17 different historic locations within the town.

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SUE RYDER IS THERE TO CARE Finding out that you are suffering from an incurable condition is devastating news. Many people have no choice about how and where they spend their final days, but, here in Wisbech, people have that choice. Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, based in Peterborough, offers expert palliative care to adults with life-limiting conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease. Victoria Potter, community fundraiser, explains: “At Sue Ryder, we strongly believe that every one of us has the right to die as they wish. We do everything we can to take the fear out of dying. Our care is offered free of charge but costs us £9000 a day. To raise the shortfall, we must rely on the support of the local community. “Fundraising groups set up by local people can make such a difference. We are always looking for new supporters to help us achieve our vision of providing more care to more people. “Whether somebody is dealing with a terminal illness or the loss of a loved one, we’re there when it matters. Sue Ryder staff and volunteers provide people with the compassion and expert care they need, to help them live the best life they can.” In England, every four and a half minutes, someone dies without the end of life care they need. If you would like to help Sue Ryder, please contact Victoria on victoria.potter@sueryder.org

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Matters

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 hate crime reporting facility launched at council centres. Fenland District Council is supporting police efforts to stamp out hate crime by launching a new online reporting facility at its customer services centres. A hate crime reporting option is now available on all public access computers at the Council’s Customer Services Centres in March and Wisbech and community hubs in Chatteris and Whittlesey. The ‘True Vision’ facility has been developed so that people can report hate crimes online if they would prefer not to report directly to the police. Once a form has been filled in, it is sent directly to Cambridgeshire Police. A ‘hate crime’ is any incident perceived as being motivated by prejudice or hate connected with the victim’s race/ethnicity, religion/belief, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. It may include verbal abuse, threats, physical assault, harassment, damage to property and

bullying. Councillor Susan Wallwork, Fenland District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Safety, said: “Fenland residents should be able to go about their daily lives without fear of intimidation, abuse, harassment, and violence. “As a Council and community, we need to remain vigilant to help prevent and stamp out hate crime and build stronger, safer communities.” By reporting hate crime when it happens to you, you may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else. You’ll also help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it. “Some victims and witnesses would prefer not to report directly to the police and the opportunity to attend a non-police location will hopefully provide the confidence and reassurance to report such sensitive issues.”

Slava B to Release New EP, “Ants” Not that long ago, Slava B, a local singer/ songwriter, released his debut album, “My Heart”, which has developed well and made a “little” buzz around Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, and Norfolk. It has also been appreciated in Canada! Twisted mind, heavy riffs, punchy drums, sick lyrics is what it’s all about. Now Slava B drops fantastic news about his new masterpiece EP, “Ants”, that is being released on Thursday September 19th.  According to Slava B, the new EP is stronger, much harder, and a lot heavier than his debut album. “Ants” seemed to be produced in its own genre that combines industrial metal/ rock and of course punk rock, across the seven tracks within this EP. What makes it stand out is that the seven tracks are fully charged with irony, darkness, and the energy that some of you were possibly looking for! 16

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Council Seeks Views on Licensing Policy Affecting Wisbech Town Centre Fenland District Council is asking residents to have their say on a licensing policy which aims to prevent alcohol-related crime and disorder in Wisbech town centre. The Council’s Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) policy limits the number of new licensed premises in the town centre to help reduce the impact of having a significant number of pubs, clubs and off-licences concentrated in one area. It creates a presumption that applications for new premises licences, or variations to existing licences, will be refused unless the applicant can demonstrate that they will not exacerbate problems of crime, disorder or public nuisance in the cumulative impact area. The CIA, which was first introduced in Wisbech in 2016 to help address alcohol-related issues, is now subject to review under the Licensing Act 2003. The Council has launched a public consultation to inform the review, and is inviting residents and businesses to share their views to ensure the policy is still relevant to the town centre.

Councillor Sam Clark, Fenland District Council’s Portfolio Holder with responsibility for Licensing, said: “This is your opportunity to tell us if you are affected positively or negatively by licensed premises in this area. Do you think the policy should remain in place, or have the issues raised when the policy was implemented been resolved? Do you think it is too broad and should only apply to certain types of premises? We’d love to know what you think to help inform the policy for the next few years.” Feedback from the consultation will be considered, along with any supporting statistical and evidential data, prior to determination and adoption of the policy by the Council’s Licensing Committee in October 2019 and by full Council in November 2019. The consultation will run until Friday, September 13th. To find out more and have your say, please visit www.fenland.gov.uk/consultations and click on ‘Cumulative Impact Policy’.

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It is our intention to continue to deliver the magazine around the central part of the town and the town centre itself every month, but in some of the outer areas of the town we will begin to deliver bi-monthly. This means that some areas of the town that currently receive the magazine each month will now receive the magazine every other month; however, areas of the town that do not currently receive the magazine will now receive the magazine, also every other month. We feel that this is a positive move for the foreseeable future, as we will increase our circulation to a much wider audience by around 25%. Please note that, for anyone who does not receive a magazine every month, they can be obtained at numerous locations within the shops, salons, cafés s e ptem b er 2019

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Kellyvision has built up an enviable reputation in Whittlesey and the surrounding area over the past 36 years.

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he company was formed in 1983 by Mr Kelley Shipp and the independent retailer has evolved the business over the years to meet customers’ changing needs, from televisions, video and audio equipment to all domestic home appliances including built-in as well as free standing.

In November 2017 Kellyvision teamed up with Symphony to offer a range of kitchens and bedrooms to suit all budgets including Milano, Linear and Urbano as well as the exclusive Laura Ashley brand.

A major factor in the success of this expansion is the experience of March-based fitter, Anthony Henson, whose work is well respected. His skills include carpentry, tiling and home improvements in addition to kitchen fitting. Kellyvision’s success over the years has led it to win a number of awards. It was named the Retailer of the Year in the 2017 Fenland Enterprise Business Awards and is a former winner of the prestigious Independent Electrical Retailer (IER) award for Best Small Independent Retailer for Consumer Electronics and Domestic Appliances. The company – based in Broad Street, Whittlesey – has always had a loyal, local customer base, servicing the requirements of generations of the same families and the work of the sales team, Lee Cochrane and Matt Vail, pictured above is well appreciated by its customers.

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SEPTEMBER Gardening Tips Hopefully, August was a month of plenty for you and September should also bring forth a good harvest: a reward for all of the hard work in spring and early summer. As autumn approaches, early crops such as French and runner beans, courgettes, tomatoes and sweetcorn will be coming to an end. However, now is the time to lift onions and potatoes before the arrival of cold damp days: they have completely the opposite storage conditions. Onions should be kept in the light and, if you are keen, you can string them and then hang in a cool frost-free place such as a shed. On the other hand, potatoes should be stored in a dark, dry, frost-free place, such as a garage or shed, to prevent them turning green or rotting. Store them in hessian or paper sacks and check from time-to-time. Also make sure to dry them out well before storing. Even though the winter months are approaching there are several crops which are hardy enough to withstand the winter and will provide a steady supply of fresh leaves through to next spring. September is a good time to start sowing and planting the following crops; • Winter lettuces (“Valdor”, “Arctic King” or “Winter Density” are good varieties to choose). • Spring greens –seeds can be sown in modules for planting out in October. • Spinach. • Lamb’s lettuce and oriental leaves. • Onion sets and garlic. • Planting broad beans in the autumn is a good way to avoid blackfly as they crop earlier. Clear the soil of spent crops; leaving them to rot on the soil may spread diseases. You could then rough dig and cover the ground for the winter or you could sow “green manures.” Field beans, annual rye grass or phacelia are just a few examples. These green manures perform three main functions; • They provide compost material. • They help prevent weed growth. • They soak up nutrients that would normally be washed away by winter rains. • If you have a light soil, they can be left in overwinter but those with clay soils benefit from digging them in when you do your autumn/winter dig. A few jobs that need doing this month include: • Cut down asparagus to 2.5cms(1in) above the ground. • Turn the compost heap and water if it is dry. • Earth-up or stake Brussels and remove any yellowing lower leaves or those that have fallen off, as these are ideal homes for pests to shelter. • Harvest apples and pears. • Ripen pumpkins and squashes by removing leaves to allow sunlight in. • Clear away old foliage and vegetation. • Prune blackberries when picking is over - cut out all of the canes that carried this year’s fruit, leave new canes unpruned. • Plant new strawberry plants and those propagated from runners.

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Owning a Property Jointly: What do I need to Know?

BY CARLA TIRRELL, ASSOCIATE LICENCED CONVEYANCER

With the cost of property rising at a faster rate than incomes, many people are choosing to buy a house together in order to help them on to the property ladder. When two or more people co-own property they can either be joint tenants or tenants in common. These terms are a little old-fashioned because they come from an act that was passed nearly 100 years ago. Although a lot has changed since The Law of Property Act 1925, the concept of establishing different ways of owning a home is still very useful today, perhaps even more so than it was then. So, what are the differences? Joint Tenancy If nobody requests the alternative, a joint tenancy is the legal default position. Under a joint tenancy, the property can’t be divided up and all owners have equal rights to the property. If one party wants out, the other owners have no choice but to agree and must either sell the property or buy the co-owner out. If one owner dies, the other owners will retain equal ownership of the entire property. If there were two joint tenants, the other will become the sole owner. A married or cohabiting couple are likely to be joint tenants of a property. Tenancy in Common Here each owner has a separate share of the property and can do with it as they wish. By default, ownership is split equally but if the parties have agreed a different ratio, that will apply. As with a joint tenancy, if one party wants out, the others must allow them to sell their share or buy them out themselves. If one owner dies, their share is distributed as set out in their will (or according to intestacy rules if they have not made a will).

Friends or business partners buying a property as an investment will very likely be tenants in common. Changing Types of Ownership It is possible to change from joint tenants to tenants in common or vice versa by applying to the Land Registry. It is also possible to change from sole ownership to either joint tenancy or tenancy in common, this is called transferring ownership. How Many People Can Own a Property? No more than four people can be legal owners of a property. However, through use of a trust, it is possible to have any number of owners. In this circumstance, the legal owners hold the property as trustees on behalf of the additional owners who are beneficiaries of the trust. In this circumstance it is possible for both trustees and beneficiaries to be true owners of the property. A trust would be necessary in the case of inheritance, where more than four people stand to inherit a share of the property. If you would like any more information on joint ownership of a property or on any other legal matter, please get in touch with Fraser Dawbarns.

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BLINDS IN HARMONY – IN TUNE WITH LOCAL CUSTOMERS Blinds in Harmony is a well-established, professional, familyrun business which supplies quality blinds, curtains and awnings to customers in Whittlesey and the surrounding area. It uses high-quality materials and built-to-last designs to make sure customers get the best possible service. It covers not only Whittlesey, but also other local towns including Peterborough, March, Chatteris, Ramsey, Wisbech and Huntingdon. Established more than 15 years ago, it operates from a shop and showroom at 15 Market Place, Whittlesey supported by a manufacturing and office unit at Coates and supplies homes, schools, offices and commercial premises. Blinds in Harmony provides a wide range of blinds, from quality roller, vertical, wooden

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and venetian blinds and curtain poles, tracks and accessories, to electronically operated and solar reflective blinds. Director Norman Tuckey, who heads an eightstrong experienced team which includes sons Luke and Jay, said: “We pride ourselves on providing a personal, bespoke service. Solar reflective fabrics, which can reduce heat and glare by 40 percent, are becoming increasingly popular as are Vision or ‘day and night’ blinds and also sails for conservatories.” A member of the British Blind & Shutter Association (BBSA), the company also reports an increase in demand for motorised blinds which are remotely operated and have rechargeable motors. These have no hanging cords or chains and are therefore child safe and ideal for the disabled and the elderly. Norman said the company wins a lot of repeat business from customers, largely due to the personal, bespoke service it provides. He said: “We are a local company that employs local people, and we’re always happy to chat and recommend blinds or window fittings to suit you.”

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Taking Inspiration from the City Often Often our our best best inspiration inspiration comes from from our our comes surroundings or or situations situations surroundings in which we find in which we find comfort. comfort. Places Places that that we we walk walk through through every every day, or where we spend day, or where we spend our our rest rest time, time, can can give give us us great great comfort comfort and and security, and this is why security, and this is why we we find find that that colour colour schemes schemes and and design design inspiration that reflect, inspiration that reflect, or or are are inspired by, by, these these places, places, tend tend to to be be inspired so so successful. successful. We We are are all all different; different; some of of us us love love the the hustle hustle and and some bustle bustle of of the the city, city, others others the the beach, beach, and many many find find refuge refuge in in the the garden, garden, and parks parks and and nature. nature. The The architectural architectural elements elements of of the the city are always the easiest to city are always the easiest to draw draw on ifif this this is is the the environment environment that that you you on want want to to create. create. Utilising Utilising elements elements of the the pavement, pavement, not not only only on on floors floors of but but also also on on walls, walls, can can give give a a vibrant vibrant texture to to incorporate. incorporate. This This rule rule texture also also applies applies to to timber timber elements, elements, such as as flooring, flooring, and and you you will will find find such that, that, by by using using the the same same material material on on the floor floor and and walls, walls, this this draws draws your your the eye eye in in a a different different way way than than in in more more conventional schemes. schemes. conventional

We We often often find find that that the the windows windows are are left left unfettered unfettered by by blinds blinds or or curtains, curtains, so so that that we we maximise maximise the amount amount of of light light into into the the room room the and and it it allows allows us us to to appreciate appreciate the architectural architectural qualities qualities of of the the the glass glass and and frames. frames. By By finishing finishing the frames frames in in anthracite anthracite or or bronze bronze the will will accentuate accentuate this this further further -- do do remember though though th that at large large glass glass remember walls walls are are beautiful beautiful but but can can be be difficult to to clean!! clean!! difficult Our Our lighting lighting choices choices are are so so different different in this this style style -- soffit soffit lighting lighting is is very very in discreet discreet and and allows allows you you to to create create a a halo to to the the room; room; adding adding dimmers dimmers halo gives gives you you the the option option of of mood mood or or function. Large Large statement statement lanterns, lanterns, function. inspired inspired from from street street lamps, lamps, or or clusters of of oversized oversized bulbs bulbs with with clusters cotton cotton wrapped wrapped flex flex in in an an array array of of colours, can can create create an an inexpensive inexpensive colours, focal focal piece piece in in an an entrance entrance hall hall or or over a dining table. over a dining table. To To bring bring colour, colour, an an antique antique city city poster or or inspiration inspiration from from your your poster travels travels can can be be incorporated incorporated but, but, other than than this this splash splash of of colour, colour, the the other scheme scheme tends tends to to be be monochromatic monochromatic and in in neutral neutral tones. tones. and

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SLOW COOKED STICKY RIBS Serve these up with whatever you fancy; rice works well, or coleslaw and a crisp salad but then so will chips... how will you eat yours? Oh and don’t forget the napkins!

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Transferring pension benefits from Defined Benefit Schemes to Defined Contribution Schemes can be fraught with perils. Anthony Ashton, Independent Financial Adviser with Smith & Pinching explains. Members of Defined Benefit (DB) Pension Schemes – also known as Final Salary Schemes – may choose to move their DB benefits, based on length of service and salary, into a Defined Contribution (DC) Scheme where growth is dependent on investment performance. They do this in the pursuit of better returns and to allow different use of the fund. Transferring from a DB to a DC scheme has risks, with the danger of losing guaranteed benefits (known as safeguarded benefits) that can’t be replicated under a new arrangement. It’s critical to understand what may be lost before taking a decision, so advice is essential. The Personal Finance Society – the professional body for financial advisers – has set up a new standard for firms offering pension transfer advice to those with safeguarded benefits. At Smith & Pinching, we’re proud to be amongst the early adopters of the new Gold Standard, which demonstrates that we have the people with the right qualifications and experience to deliver pension transfer advice that protects your best interests.

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Changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief There have been significant changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief in the last year including a tightening of the rules on qualifying conditions to ensure the relief is taken up by ‘genuine’ entrepreneurs only. Writes Scott Bishop It allows a reduced rate of capital gains tax on disposals of all or part of your business assets. The reduced tax rate is 10% on up to £10m. of lifetime gains. The period of ownership required to qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief has been extended to 24-months for disposals on or after April 6, 2019 unless they relate to a business which ceased to trade before October 28, 2018. There are also changes to beneficial ownership requirements. Previously, to qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief, you were required to hold 5% of the ordinary shares in a company, tested by looking at the nominal value of shares, and had to be entitled to 5% of voting rights. This has now been extended to also include one or both of the following: • Beneficial entitlement to at least 5% of the profits available for distributions to equity holders and 5% of assets available on winding up. Or • Beneficial entitlement to at least 5% of the proceeds if all of the ordinary share capital was disposed of. These changes came into effect for disposals on or after October 28, 2018. Where an individual’s shareholding in their personal company falls below the 5% qualifying threshold for Entrepreneurs’ Relief, from April 6, 2019, it is possible to elect to claim the relief for the period up to the issue of new shares. This would be treated as a ‘deemed disposal’ of shares at the date of the issue of new shares, and then a reacquisition of those assets at their relevant value. To make this election these conditions must be met: • As a result of the share issue the company ceases to be the individual’s personal company. • Immediately before the issue, the disposal would have been deemed to be a material disposal of business assets and Entrepreneurs’ Relief would have been available. If you think you might be affected by the changes and would like advice, please contact Whiting and Partners.


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Family History

FENLAND FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY September starts with us attending several events where, as usual, we plan a display to match the event being held and, if WiFi is available, we offer free family research for visitors to the events. Our first event is at Elgood’s Brewery Plant and Craft Fair on Sunday September 1st, where you will find us in the Thatched Barn. The following weekend is National Heritage Weekend and you will find us at two local events; Octavia Birthplace Museum, South Brink Wisbech, and also in the Chapel of The General Cemetery in Leverington Road Wisbech. One of our members has created a family history display of their relations buried in the cemetery. Please do drop in and visit us. Computer Research Sessions These sessions are free, held twice a month and are open to anyone interested in their family history, no matter where their family originated. Our experienced researchers are on hand offering their help; you will find us in Wisbech Library on the first Tuesday of the month from 10 am – 12 noon. The second session, on the second Monday of each month, is held at Baytree Garden Centre in Hilgay, off the A10, from 11 am – 2.30 pm. Do come and find us in the lovely surroundings of the Barn Restaurant where you can enjoy a lovely cuppa or an enjoyable meal. 

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Monthly Meetings are held in Wisbech Library from 7 pm – 9 pm, on the fourth Thursday of the month, and nonmembers are always welcome. Our next meeting will be on Thursday September 26th. We are delighted to welcome as our speaker our President Rev Wim Zwalf, always a very interesting speaker. Everyone welcome. Visitors donation of £2. Family History Day - Saturday October 12th, 10 am – 4 pm. In St Augustine Church Hall, off Lynn Road, Wisbech. The event is open for everyone interested in family and local history. With many stands including family history and local history groups, our experienced researchers will be on-hand to help visitors with their research. Please do pop in to see us. Speakers: Two of our members give talks on various subjects and have been in demand. They are now taking bookings for next year, although they have a few dates still available for this year - please call Bridget on 01945 587723 for further details.

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History

The Princess and Queen visit Wisbech

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

It was a lovely warm September afternoon in 1835 and the people of Wisbech came out ‘en masse’. They cheered from the windows and they crowded onto the North and South Brinks in such great quantities that some of the wooden railings gave way and some people ended up falling into the mud. Three cheers were given, two trumpeters on horseback sounded a fanfare, the band played, and all the town’s dignitaries and members of the corporation walked four abreast behind the carriages. Why? What was all this excitement? Was some important person coming to Wisbech? The answer was no, nobody was coming to Wisbech. Princess Victoria, just sixteen years old was travelling with her mother from Burghley House in Stamford to Holkham Hall in Norfolk and needed to pass through Wisbech. She was only passing through - she wasn’t visiting Wisbech! The princess in her carriage wearing a pink drawn bonnet waved to the crowds who tried to get a glimpse of her. She made a brief stop at the Rose and Crown just long enough for Henry Leach, the most important person in town, (the Town Bailiff ), to give the princess a special copy of

Colonel Watson’s History of Wisbech, printed on pink paper and bound in fine red leather decorated with gold embossing. And then, as the heavy lumbering carriages moved off to Norfolk, the band played the national anthem. It is a fact that, since 1292, no king or queen of this country had visited Wisbech, so what would all the dignitaries of the town do in 1950 when the Queen and Princess Margaret paid a visit? This was at a time when her husband, King George VI was very ill and was to die two years later. You would think that there would be massive celebrations, but surprisingly little was done. The first lady of the land was to visit Wisbech and only a handful of people knew. Museum Square was closed at midday and police were swarming about, as were cameramen. She was to visit St. Peter’s Church, the Wisbech and Fenland Museum, and Peckover

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House, (which had only recently been taken over by the National Trust). Nobody else knew, so when, at 2.55pm on the Saturday, a maroon and black Daimler with the Royal Standard flying from the roof arrived at St. Peter’s Church, together with Arthur Penn, (the Queen’s Treasurer), and Lady Delia, (Lady-in-Waiting), people busy shopping immediately went and told everybody they knew. Near the end of the visit, the Queen had tea at Peckover House and said that they had thoroughly enjoyed the visit, adding that Wisbech was a charming little town. By the late afternoon, thousands lined the streets to see the royal car pull away for Sandringham. And, the most important person in Wisbech, where was she? Mayor Mrs Jefferies was at a football match and you would imagine she would want to meet the Queen, but ... nobody had thought to tell her! s e p t e m be r 2 0 1 9


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Natalia Goncharova at the Tate Modern, London by Bridget Holmes, Historian In the run-up to, and for a short period after, the Russian Revolution of 1917, avant-garde art prospered in Russia. Indeed, after the revolution it replaced all conventional academic state art and for a brief period became the official state art, representing the values and propaganda of the new revolutionary state. Western-looking avant-garde artists like Goncharova, along with her partner Mikhail Larionov and others such as Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin, Wassily Kandinsky, and Alexander Archipenko, took the example of European avant-garde movements such as Cubism, Futurism, Fauvism, Dadaism, and Expressionism, and shaped it to the needs of Soviet Art and Propaganda. This political honeymoon lasted until the middle to the late 1920s - the period of the civil war between the Reds and the Whites - when the Soviet state became disillusioned with the propaganda power of avant-garde art and shifted its attention towards socialist realist art. Goncharova (1881-1962) enjoyed the benefits of a well-to-do family in terms of her education. The family moved to Moscow in 1892, and at the age of twenty she joined the Sculpture Faculty of the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. The experience of seeing examples of paintings of European modernism at the Salon of the Golden Fleece, in 1908, helped to fuel her

preoccupation with European modernism which she mixed with an equal passion for Russian folk art. The earliest of her works which demonstrates this mix is Planting Potatoes, 1909. By the time she took part in the first exhibition of the radical independent group, the Jack of Diamonds, 1910–11, her unique mix of elements of Russian folk art and European modernism – primarily Cubism - was clearly evident. Goncharova published “Rayonism, Rayonists and Futurists: A Manifesto”, in 1913, establishing her claim to having created a unique Soviet avantgarde movement, which took as its basis a form of abstract art, characterised by interacting linear forms derived from rays of light. Planting Potatoes, 1909, clearly demonstrates the folk-art element as well as the proletarian political slant of her work, focusing as it does on manual labour and the simplicity of folk narratives. Airplane over a Train, 1913, demonstrates its strong link to Italian Futurism with its semi-abstract forms and emphasis on modern technology, speed and power, whereas Cats, (Rayonist Perception in Rose Black and Yellow), 1913, points the way towards her own approach to modern art. She was also heavily involved in costume design for the theatre and the ballet where the focus was once again on folk art and textile design. The exhibition at the Tate Modern continues until September 8th, 2019. www.tate.org.uk

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- Gault Wood Free Open Day. Celebrating 25 years since the wood was planted. 10 am - 4 pm. Guided walks, activities for young and not so young, bug hunt and local stalls. Located on Grange Road, March, just beyond the Golf Club (off A141). Parking is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact gaultwood@gmail.com  or call 07889 474008.

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- Whittlesea Festival! So much to see and do, don’t miss out! Also, there will be various musical artists performing from 10.30 am - 4 pm.

10th - “Suicide Prevention Day”. St Peter’s Church, March, will be open 4pm -6pm with several activity tables including lighting a candle for a loved one. Light refreshments, raffle for the charity MIND. Everyone is welcome. 10th - The Kyrle Societies: Sydney Cockerell, Octavia Hill, and the Fitzwilliam Museum. Meet at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House at 1.30 pm for a 2 pm talk with Peter Clayton, included in standard entry charge. For more information, please call 01945 476358. 11

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- March Air Cadets Open Evening. 1220 (March) September 14th & 15th Special Steam Gala 22nd September Afternoon Tea NVR September 28th & 29th Thomas Branch Line

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

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Squadron will be holding an open evening for potential new cadets and their parents. 7:30 pm at our Gas Road HQ. Come along and see what we do. From flying to D of E, to leadership and BTEC. Potential cadets must be school Year 8 and no older than 16. Intake night will follow on Tuesday September 17th : www.1220atc.org.uk or e-mail 1220@ aircadets.org for more details.

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- Heritage Open Days. Free entry to Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House from 1 pm. For more information, please call 01945 476358.

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- Heritage Open Day at Peckover House, free admission. For more information, please visit www. nationaltrust.org.uk /peckover .

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- Fenland family history workshop at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House from 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm. Drop-in, with Bridget Hunter. Come and ask about your family history. Standard entry charge. For more information, please call 01945 476358.

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- Board games masterclass from 7.30 pm at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House. Masterclass with Julian Snape and TVA Team, followed by a play session using some of the example games discussed, £5 each. For more information, please call 01945 476358.

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- Elgood’s Brewery Beer Festival. Entry £4. Open from 6 pm - 10.30 pm on Thursday, Friday: 5 pm - 10.30 pm and Saturday: 12 pm - 10.30 pm. For more information, please call 01945 583160 or e-mail info@ elgoods-brewery.co.uk .

21st - The Ouse Valley Singles Club live at The Sportsman, Chatteris, from 9 pm - late. Free entry but limited availability so make sure to collect your free tickets from the bar in advance! Or call 07787553183 for more details or to reserve your free tickets. 21st - Craft and Pastimes Fair in St Peter’s Church Hall, Wisbech. From 9 am - 12.30 pm. Refreshments are also available. 22nd

- Free entry to the Birthplace House Hill Day from 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm. A day to celebrate the Hill family, including Arthur Hill, Octavia’s half-brother and Mayor of Reading, who was also born in the Birthplace House. For more information, please call 01945 476358.

22nd - Go Insane! Our adult Go Insane 5km/10km is held at Washbrook Farm, Doddington. Please note: Children (16-17yrs) can participate, however must have a parental consent form completed. The course is set out in a 5km loop. Each participant gets the choice on the day of completing one lap or two, allowing for 5km or 10km in distance. The course includes pond wades, waterslides, s e p t e m be r 2 0 1 9


What's On

Sponsored by Wisbech Town Council

Events - September 2019 hay bale climbs, plenty of mud and much, much more... For 2019, you can expect the introduction of some more new obstacles along with the usual ones on the Insane Terrain course ... we are planning to go bigger on some and muddier on others!! With the ability to get creative at our now established venue, you can expect more of the mud, the climbing, and the sliding plus a few surprises along the way. All runners will receive on completion a drink, snack, and an awesome medal. You also get a Dri fit T-Shirt which you pick up when signing in on the morning of the event. Based in Cambridgeshire with free parking, toilets, reasonably priced refreshments and camping all available on site, this venue makes for the perfect day out for any running enthusiast. Spectators are very welcome too!! On the day £50.

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- Wisbech Town Council Meeting at the Council Chambers from 7.30 pm. For more information, please call the Town Clerk on 01945 461333.

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- Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting from 8.30 pm at the Council Chambers. For more information, please call the Town Clerk on 01945 461333.

26th - The Fenland Family History Society’s meeting at Wisbech Library, from 7 pm - 9 pm. We are delighted to welcome as our speaker our President Rev Wim Zwalf, always a very interesting speaker. Everyone welcome. Visitors’ donation of £2.

Regular Events & Clubs 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. The Wisbech IPMS Scale Model 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. 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.  Come and join us for our brand new Bingo Nights in 2019, at Marshland Hall. Family Bingo is on every second Monday of the month. Doors open 6:30 pm, eyes down 7:15 pm. 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. TUESDAy Fenland Family History Society. Our Computer Research Sessions are free to anyone interested in researching their family history and/or need help with their research, no matter where your family originated. Our experienced researchers offering their help will be in Wisbech Library every first Tuesday of the month from 10 am – 12 noon.  They show you how to use all the library facilities to enable you to conduct your research, whenever you are free to pop into the library.  They are there every first Tuesday of the month in the upstairs events rooms. Everyone welcome. Other times and venues can be arranged if required as long as they have a wifi connection. Contact Bridget 01945 587723. The March Probus Club meets at the Cromwell Hotel at 10.30 am till 12.00 noon on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. We offer interesting speakers and a welcoming, friendly group of retired and semi-retired men with all sorts of interests.  Why not join us and perhaps share some of yours. A visit would be most welcome when you can meet us, mix and chat to see if we would be of interest to your situation. 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!

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Walking Football every Tuesday at the Hudson Centre, Wisbech. £2 a session. 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. 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. 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.  The Fenland Family History Society Monthly Meetings are held in Wisbech Library from 7 pm – 9 pm, on the fourth Thursday of the month except for August and December. Non-members are always welcome. Do you want to meet new people, or learn new skills? ‘TOAST’ socials allow you to drop in at any time for a cuppa, cake and a chat! Activities include dog games, agility, gardening, knitting, art and crafts, photography, table tennis, board games, music and more! Every Thursday from 4.15 pm - 5.15 pm at The Oasis Centre.  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.  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 http:// www.fenlandmusicccentre.org.uk . 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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Connor Wright Shwachman Diamond Project Presents

BOOGIE Gr eatest 70s party of all time

Saturday 9th November 2019 7pm - 1.30am at Holiday Inn West Peterborough For tickets call: Sue 07894 253931 or Rachel @Swanky Rags 07944 939740. Tickets: ÂŁ55 each


Entertainment

Entertainment

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IT: Chapter Two

Downton Abbey

Reservoir Dogs

One Man, Two Guvnors

As summer settles down, join us this September for all your movie-going needs. We’ve got everything from the latest blockbusters to old favourites for you to either revisit or experience for the first time on the big screen. We're excited about...

A film for all

Every 27 years, evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine. On September 6th, IT: Chapter Two brings the characters – who’ve long since gone separate ways – back together as adults nearly three decades after the event of the first film. Be very afraid.

The Light is a champion of accessible cinema, and our dementia-friendly screenings continue this month with the roarsome Lion King on September 9th. This reimagined classic has been a sensational hit this summer as treasured characters are brought to life in a whole new way. Refreshments are kindly provided by Iceland Foods and interval entertainment from Paul Hayward and Sally Rose of singing duo ‘Back Two’.

Meanwhile, expect gorgeous costumes and even a few tiaras as Downton Abbey finally graces our screens on September 13th. Since the series ended in 2015, fans of Downton have long been waiting for the Crawley family’s next chapter. The last episode of the hugely-popular TV series was set at the end of 1925, but the film picks up two years later in 1927 as the Crawley family and their army of loyal maids, butlers and cooks are thrown into disarray by the impending arrival of King George V and Queen Mary. With the release of Once Upon a Time In Hollywood in August, we’ll be paying homage to the oneand-only director Quentin Tarantino throughout September with our Tarantino season. We’ll be showing four classics beginning with Reservoir Dogs on the 9th and Pulp Fiction on the 16th, followed by Kill Bill Vol 1 on the 23rd and Kill Bill Vol 2 on the 30th. Book now to see these cult classics in all their glory on the big screen. Finally, featuring a Tony award-winning performance from host of The Late Late Show James Corden, hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas on September 26th to mark the National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. s e ptem b er 2019

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With tickets priced at just £5 and carers’ entry being free (no need for a CEA card) this is not one to be missed.

Just for you Fancy a mid-week movie treat? Check out our offer: sign up to our online membership (for free) and get tickets for just £5 on 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. And as always, we have loads of accessible screenings and family specials scheduled in for autumn 2019, so keep an eye on our full film listings at www.lightcinemas.co.uk Please note that films are subject to change and not guaranteed to show in all cinemas

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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 3rd Wisbech Scout Group The Robert Hall Centre, St Augustine’s Road, Wisbech PE13 3AH, 07747 771944 or rhcbookings@outlook.com 3rd Wisbech Guiding Group The Robert Hall Centre, St Augustine’s Road, Wisbech PE13 3AH, 07747 771944 or rhcbookings@outlook.com 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


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

What sport is sometimes called ping pong? – Answer: Table tennis.

13) Unglazed, brownish-orange earthenware, taking its name from the Italian for ‘baked earth’.

2)

What slang name is given to a Welshman? – Answer: Taffy.

14) What is the main male sex hormone called?

3)

‘Kiss me Kate’ is a musical version of which play by Shakespeare?

4)

Light savoury snacks or appetizers, especially those based on Spanish food.

5)

Who composed the ballet ‘Sleeping Beauty’?

6)

18) What is the scientific name for the wind pipe?

What toy’s name is derived from a U.S. president, who was keen on bear hunting?

7)

Trademark name for the non-stick product, polytetrafluoroethylene.

19) Which novel by Irvine Welsh, was the basis for a 1996 film, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Ewan McGregor?

8)

Rossini composed an overture about what legendary character?

9)

Japanese dish of seafood or vegetables, deep-fried in batter.

10) What are you said to be on, if you are in a state of impatient suspense or anxiety? 11) Which spirit replaces vodka to turn a Bloody Mary into a Bloody Maria?

15) Game of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ – American fantasy television series. 16) What was the name of the mouse that Dumbo the elephant made friends with in the Disney cartoon? 17) Shaggy, Ink Cap and Stink Horn are all types of what?

20) What does a dendrologist study? 21) Port of Spain is the capital city of which country? 22) What word can be used to describe a group of kangaroos or baboons? 23) Florence is the capital city of which Italian district? 24) What is the Italian for ‘mixed fruits’, and is also the title of a famous song by Little Richard? 25) What is the colloquial term for a bird watcher?

12) In which film did Arnold Schwarzenegger say, “I'll be back” for the first time?

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) 7: Square it, x 2, + 7, 2) 95: + 1 /5 of it, x 4,

7

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/5 of it, - 6, Halve it, - 7, ¾ of it, + 9

/8 of it, + 1 /3 of it, - 88,

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/4 of it, + 96, x 2, + 78 =

3) 206: x 3, + 998, 75% of it, + 436, x 2, + 888, + ¼ of it, 70% of it, - 865 =

? ?

ANSWERS Section A: 3) Taming of the Shrew, 4) Tapas, 5) Tchaikovsky, 6) Teddy bear (after Theodore/Teddy Roosevelt), 7) Teflon, 8) (William) Tell, 9) Tempura, 10) Tenterhooks, 11) Tequila, 12) Terminator, 13) Terracotta, 14) Testosterone, 15) Thrones, 16) Timothy, 17) Toadstool, 18) Trachea, 19) Trainspotting, 20) Trees, 21) Trinidad and Tobago, 22) Troop, 23) Tuscany, 24) Tutti-Frutti, 25) Twitcher. Section B: 1) 33, 2) 492, 3) 2796.


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Thurloe’s Mansion and Castle Lodge by Aldo Ierubino, Wisbech Society Today, Castle Lodge faces the Museum on the opposite side of Museum Square, but of course in 1816, more than twenty years before the Museum came into being, there was just a piece of land and a house owned by a Doctor Hardwicke. There is as yet no documentary evidence that Medworth attempted to buy this piece of land, even though it is clear from the layout of the Crescent and the space in front of his own villa, that if he had been able to buy it, he probably intended to continue the shape of the Crescent and erect a second building, perhaps mirroring Castle Lodge in order to create a perfect ‘gated’ entrance to his estate. This speculation is made all the more plausible by the way in which Medworth made use of the building material from the demolished Thurloe Mansion, in order to create Castle Lodge. Although the design of Castle Lodge relies upon symmetry and proportion for its impact, the placing of the entrance and balcony on the right of the house, appears to disturb this arrangement. But if Castle Lodge is seen as representing roughly half of Thurloe’s Mansion – the left-hand side of what would have been its main facade – the other half – the right-hand side – could have been erected on the opposite side (where the Museum

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stands today), to create that symmetry. Of the two buildings, Castle Lodge more closely resembles the external appearance of the original Thurloe Mansion. Notwithstanding the use of salvaged materials on both buildings, it is the case that Medworth’s villa is much more of a personal (and sometimes quirky) architectural statement, whereas Castle Lodge is much more of a re-creation of the original Mansion. However, there are clear differences: Castle Lodge is about 40% of the size of Thurloe’s Mansion – based on the visual evidence of paintings and engravings – its main elevation was marked by three window bays either side of the

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main balconied entrance, whereas the Lodge has only two bays to the left of the entrance and of course lacks the right-hand side. The proportions of the facade as built follow, in terms of the elevation of the main ground and first floor level, the arrangement to be found on the Mansion. However, the second-floor level differs in its aspect, but this has been changed over time. Both houses have a basement and it is particularly interesting that Medworth chose to replicate the brick vaulting to be found at the Thurloe Mansion (now the base of the demolished building usually referred to as the ‘dungeons’ but originally the brick vaulted base of the Mansion) for the basement structure of the right-hand third of the Lodge which incorporates the entrance hall and staircase.

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someone. It can only be solved if you’re honest and open with people. Do not keep it quiet! Uniform. This doesn't apply to college or university but are you starting school? LISTEN. I can remember throughout Year 7 I kept my uniform so perfect, my tie was even, skirt over my knees and my hair was always neat. And, as I got into the second and third year there, I started to rebel against my teachers and made my uniform scruffy, just to be awkward. DON’T DO THIS! “Holly, take all those earrings out!”, “You’re not allowed to wear eyeliner to school!”, “Why have you got pink hair?!” As I look back now, I am embarrassed at my attempt to ‘stand out from the crowd’. Yes, everybody is different, be yourself and stand out. Stand out for being a nice person, for being funny, having good schoolwork or for helping people. Don’t stand out just for the sake of it, but also, don’t lose yourself. I learned this after a few years, and a few detentions. Although I was still myself, you could tell from my appearance that I was creative and confident and that I cared about making the right impression. Have fun, but the right kind of fun. There is nothing wrong with having a good time at school, or college, or university, it’s the best way to do it! Have a good time, but also, take it seriously. You’re wasting your time if you’re only there to mess around. Lastly, don’t take it for granted. You’ll miss it one day. I remember people saying this to me through school, and I never got it! Until my final year. I realised how much I was going to miss school. I wore false eyelashes on my final day, and as I was crying, I didn’t realise they’d slipped off and had been sat on my cheek for a good few minutes. I’m embarrassing. In all seriousness, make the most of every single day, learn, listen and have a great time while doing it. Make all the friends you can, avoid drama where possible and don’t take a second for granted. S sE eP pT tE eM m BE be R r 2019


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