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Introduction

Welcome to Your November Issue. It’s getting closer by the day, and I’m talking turkey, (along with trees, tinsel and trimming-up!) as the whole wonderful Christmas season gathers momentum once more. This month’s issue features many local restaurants and hostelries offering all manner of attractions for the festive weeks ahead, so remember to book early for your special events. As we head towards the end of another year, I’d just like to express my thanks to all of the team here at Discovering Magazines on yet another bumper year. It has been made possible through a lot of hard work, alongside the continued wonderful features reaching us, month after month, from our contributors, and of course, you, the readers, who keep telling us that we’re getting it right – many thanks to you all.

Claire x

Welcome to November’s Discovering Wisbech Magazine! 2019 has flown by and I think we’re all ready for the new start that will be 2020. This month, we bring you a beautiful magazine full of exciting things! We’ve got so many events for you, the latest trends in Interior Design (to inspire you for 2020’s spring clean up!), a warm Campfire Stew Recipe, ready for the cold nights ahead, and so much more! Your favourite local, free magazine is jam-packed full of information and all kinds of fun things. Make sure you enjoy it! November is such an important month, and whilst you’ve got the fireworks going and a toffee apple on the go, telling people to ‘Remember, Remember’, please make sure you’re also remembering why this month is so important. Please don’t forget how symbolic that poppy is on your chest. I cannot stress the importance enough. “At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we shall remember them.”

Holly - Jean x

Inside

Wisbech Highlights

4....................Fenland Family History Society.

5-8................Waterside Garden Centre - Where the Magic of Christmas Begins! 9.....................Lyncroft Care Home, our family caring for yours! 13...................Arthur’s a Winner after losing fourteen stone! 14...................Remember, Remember.. Fireworks Safety and the Law! 16 - 17........Community Matters. 18...................Do you suffer from Tired, Aching Muscles? 19...................Community Matters. 20 - 21.......Wisbech Christmas Market. 22 - 23......Whiting & Partners. 24..................Campfire Stew Recipe! 26..................Gin: Flavours of Agnes Arber. 32..................Sharpen your Windows 10 Skills with Diamond Byte. 34..................Latest Trends in Interior Design! 36..................November’s Gardening Tips. 39 .................A coffee morning plus so much more! 40.................Art Matters. 48-49.......... What’s On! 50 ................Club Guide.

Publisher - Claire Saberton 01778 421427 | 07837 499061 | sales@discoveringmagazines.co.uk Account Manager - Paula Peake

51...................What’s on at The Light Cinema. 52..................Puzzle Page!

07903 776211 | marketing.discoveringmagazines@gmail.com Op. Director - Andy Armstrong | 01733 200609 | 07780 922214 Accounts and Sales - Cheryl Jakes 01733 686255 | accounts@discoveringmagazines.co.uk Group Editor - John Schwarz | editor.bourne@discoveringmagazines.co.uk Editor - Holly-Jean | holly@discoveringmagazines.co.uk Design - Emma Gunner | Sarah Gumbley | Rob Harradine | Andy Beavis

With thanks to:

Fraser Dawbarns, March Podiatry, Diamond Byte Solutions, Wisbech Society, Trevor Langley

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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Family History

FENLAND FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY One of our researchers recently spent a very enjoyable morning with a young schoolgirl who had asked to be taught how to research her family history. They agreed to meet in Wisbech Library on a Saturday morning and spent a very enjoyable hour together. She was shown how to research and then, with the guidance, she took over the research, following her mother’s side of the family. She was able to get her research back four generations to her great-grandmother. We plan to meet again so she can research her father’s side of the family. Our normal research sessions are held twice a month and are free to anyone dropping in to see us, no matter where your family originated. But other times and dates can be agreed. Computer Research Sessions are on the first Tuesday of the month in Wisbech Library from 10am – 12noon. The second session is on the second Monday of each month, in the Barn Restaurant at Baytree Garden Centre in Hilgay, from 11am – 2.30pm. You will also be able to enjoy the lovely Christmas displays. Give us your details and we will do our best to research

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your family, no matter where your family originated. For further information or requests, please call Bridget on 01945 587723. Our Monthly Meetings are held in Wisbech Library from 7pm – 9pm on the fourth Thursday of the month, except for August and December. Non-members are always welcome. Our November meeting on Thursday 28th will be full of surprises as it is the last one of the year. Our Speakers: Two members have been in demand and are now taking bookings for 2020, although they have a few dates still available for this year should you wish to book them: “The Fun of Family History”, “My Naughty Great Aunt Eliza”, “The Tragic Tale of the Blacksmith’s Family”, “The Ups and Downs of Being a JP”, “The Angels of St Clements Church”, “Jane DAVYES, a much Married Lady”, “My Grandfather, The Inspector of Nuisances”. For further information on any of the above, please contact Bridget on 01945 587723.

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Our Family Caring for Yours Lyncroft Care Home in Wisbech has undergone a luxury refurbishment and extension, with an additional fourteen en-suite bedrooms, refurbished lounge and dining areas, bistro café and pub. Home Manager, Brenda Durrington, explains, “We aim to create a ‘home from home’ feel here at Lyncroft; the refurbishment of the home has helped this enormously. Our rooms and communal areas are clean, light, airy and uplifting which helps our residents settle quickly and feel at home.” Residents at Lyncroft Care Home are encouraged to personalise their spaces, and the personal belongings they bring quite often become talking points. Resident John was keen to show staff his album of photos and press cuttings depicting his family history in farming and heavy horses. John Ward is a well-known figure in Wisbech and the shire horse world, so when staff heard about his history, they were keen to help him re-live some of his experiences. As part of their ‘Make a Wish’ initiative, the team at Lyncroft arranged for John to visit Broad Farm in Norfolk, where he spent time admiring their collection of heavy horses and explained how his family had bred similar animals, showing them at agricultural shows across the country.

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“John had a fantastic day,” said Home Manager, Brenda Durrington. “It’s so important for us to facilitate trips like this so people can retain links to their past. It’s been fascinating to talk to John and hear how knowledgeable he is about farming and shire horses”. If you would like more information about Lyncroft Care Home, please contact our Customer Relations Manager, Laura Mills, on 01945 475 229 or 07725 799217 or laura.mills@countrycourtcare.com .

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WHAT WILL I ACHIEVE? Increased Flexibility, Strengthen Muscle, Achieve Inch loss, Improve Posture & Circulation, Relieve Stress & Tension

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Inch loss, increased flexibility and mobility of the joints, toning and tightening of all major muscle groups. Posture and circulation will improve, stress and tension will be relieved, and well-being enhanced.

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Exciting changes to our care home

Beautifully refurbished bedrooms • Spacious dining room Hairdressing salon • Comfortable living areas • Café area Along with our fantastic care team, delicious menus and a choice of daily activities. We’d be proud to show you around.

Call: 01945 223 864 217 Smeeth Road, Marshland St James, Wisbech, PE14 8JB www.barchester.com Residential care • Dementia care • Respite care & short breaks En-suite rooms • Landscaped gardens • Salon • Wi-fi *Images are representative of our refurbishment. 12

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Arthur’s a Winner After Losing Fourteen Stone! Arthur Pope from Wisbech has lost a life-changing fourteen stone in weight, to win Slimming World’s ‘Club 50’ Award, which is awarded to those members who have lost an incredible 50% of their starting weight.

I’ve made so many friends at the group and I honestly don’t think I could have done it without Tina and the group’s support each week.”

BEFORE Arthur, who’s gone from twenty-eight stone to fourteen stone, says, “I’ve been overweight for many years. I feel like a new man since losing weight – apart from looking so different, it’s the change on the inside that’s been the greatest – I’m happier, healthier and much more confident; I feel I have a new life.” The sixty-four-year-old joined the Rosmini Centre group, which is run by Tina Rust, in October 2015. Arthur explains, “My weight impacted my life, being unable to walk without feeling tired and out of breath. I now enjoy gardening, and I watch football matches whilst using an exercise bike!” After hearing about it from a friend, Arthur and his wife Chris decided to join his local Slimming World group at the Rosmini Centre. He adds, “Walking through those doors was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I needn’t have worried though;

Arthur followed the club’s Food Optimising eating plan and he still enjoys a spicy curry or his favourite, chicken cacciatore. He declares, “People AFTER think slimming means going hungry, eating nothing but salad or obsessively counting every calorie you eat, but it’s not like that at all at Slimming World. I love food and it’s never once felt like I was on ‘a diet’ – in fact, people are always surprised at how much food I have on my plate and can’t believe I’m losing weight eating so much without ever feeling hungry. Tina, who runs the Wisbech Slimming World group, concludes, “The changes we’ve seen in Arthur are incredible. I hope his success will inspire other people who’d like to lose weight by forming new lifestyle habits and, as a result, become happier and healthier to come and join us. There’s a warm welcome waiting at Slimming World and, just think, if you start today you could soon feel like a completely new person.” To find you nearest group visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk .

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

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

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Remember, Remember... Fireworks Safety and the Law BY NEIL JOHN, PARTNER, CIVIL LITIGATION

In early November many people will be going to watch a fireworks display, either at a public event in their local town or at the house of a friend or family member. There are many traditions associated with this season such as bonfires and toffee apples. There is also a prevalence of safety campaigns warning of the dangers of mishandling fireworks. However, despite these campaigns, thousands of people in the UK are injured by fireworks every year. If you are injured by a firework, the consequences can be life-changing, and you may want to know whether you can receive compensation for your injuries. Damages may be awarded for the injuries and symptoms or scarring that follow as well as to cover lost income, medical costs and other expenses incurred due to the injury. Public events, such as your local town’s annual firework display, should follow HSE safety guidance such as having safety barriers and trained fireworks operators to minimise the chances of a spectator getting injured and are required to ensure the premises are reasonably safe for the lawful visitors’ use under the Occupiers Liability Act, 1957. If you are injured at an event like this, you may have grounds to make a claim because the organisers have a responsibility to keep spectators safe. They are also likely to have public liability insurance. Injuries are more likely at private parties as they are unregulated. Fireworks are usually set off by people who haven’t had safety training and who may have limited experience of handling fireworks. Other factors that make injuries more likely include the consumption of alcohol and insufficient space to keep at a safe distance from the fireworks. The host could potentially be held responsible for any injuries received at an event like this.

What should you do if you are injured by someone illegally throwing a firework in the street? This is a criminal matter and should always be reported to the police. You may also be entitled to compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) which handles cases like these. If you are injured by a defective or faulty firework, it may be possible to make a claim against the seller, manufacturer or importer of the firework. In this case, the onus will be on you to prove that the firework was faulty. It is therefore strongly recommended that you keep the remains of the firework, the packaging that the firework came in as well as instructions and the purchase receipt. We understand that making a claim can be expensive and time consuming, so where there is a reasonable chance of success, Fraser Dawbarns offers a no win, no fee arrangement and are happy to discuss any personal injury matters if you are unsure whether you have a claim. Firework parties can be a lot of fun and Fraser Dawbarns wishes everyone an enjoyable evening, regardless of which event you are attending. We would like to remind everyone to be vigilant, stay safe and make sure that any vulnerable people are protected.

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

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

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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:

holly@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

We all have the ‘Power to Inspire’ ‘Power2Inspire’ founder, John Willis, delivered an inspiring and engaging talk to pupils and staff on how he has overcome barriers throughout his life without fully formed arms and legs. A Cambridge University graduate in law, he went on to practise as a solicitor for twelve years, then as the CEO of a multi-million-pound charity supporting the work of the Papworth Trust.

explorations of what can be possible. Pupils also had the chance to try out an adaptive sports wheelchair. John provided a powerful message to pupils … Never give up, be brave and mistakes are for learning!

Using videos, gadgets and demonstrations, John personified the “art of the possible”, using photographs that addressed all aspects of his daily life – including dressing, eating, sports and driving. Pupils were shown a video of his recent challenge, JohnsRoad2Rio, in which he participated in all thirty-four Olympic and Paralympic sports. This included some challenging sports, (judo, kayaking and cycling) and some scarier activities, (in particular diving and horse riding). They also had a chance to look at the numerous gadgets and prosthetic attachments that he brought with him, which intrigued the pupils and lead to interesting

Fourth Year in a Row: Price Freeze for Garden Waste Service with £36 Early-bird Discount The subscription fee for Fenland District Council’s garden waste collection service has been frozen for another year after a successful third year of the service. With over 21,200 subscriptions this year, the service has continued to be selffunding and allows the Council to be able to freeze the price again for 2020/21. The £40 annual subscription fee, first introduced in 2017/18, will stay the same for the fourth year running – ensuring it remains amongst the lowest priced authority garden waste services in the East of England. All new and existing customers paying for the fortnightly service by annual direct debit will benefit from a continued discounted direct debit cost of £36. Existing annual direct debit customers will have their subscriptions automatically renewed in February at £36, ready for the garden waste service to start in April 2020. New customers and existing customers 16

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who pay cash who want to sign up by direct debit and receive the £4 discount can do so online from December 2019. Customers wanting to pay for subscriptions online by card, for £40 per subscription, can do so from January 2020. Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said, “I am delighted that we have been able to keep the subscription price the same for the fourth year running, as it enables us to keep the service as affordable as we can for our residents. I would like to thank the households who have made this possible by signing up for our service to recycle their garden waste.” For more information on our current garden waste service, please visit www.fenland.gov.uk/ gardenwaste . Information about the 2020/21 service will be available to view from December 2019. You can also get information from our Customer Service Centres and Community Hubs. n ov e m be r 2 0 1 9


Scenes From the Life of a Colourful Ancestor Uncovered at Wisbech Museum. A family has been helped to dig up bitter-sweet memories of an ancestor who they can be proud of, by Wisbech and Fenland Museum. The Italian sculptor, Pellegrino Mazzotti, was born in Tuscany in 1795 and died in Wisbech Workhouse, aged eighty-five after a colourful career, making fashionable plaster busts and death masks of historical figures and contemporary celebrities, including Lord Nelson. His great-great-great-grandson, Graham Blankley, from Chesterfield, tracked him down to Wisbech after relatives started tracing the family history. Graham, who called with his wife Margaret at Wisbech’s Victorian Museum, said, “My sister in Australia bought Mazzotti’s bust of Nelson and my uncle has been to Italy to try and find ancestors

further back without success so far. Considering we arrived at Wisbech Museum out of the blue, they were so welcoming and helpful with looking up information. It was exciting to see his work still on display there after so many years. He was quite successfully making a living in the town, as the census showed he maintained a studio and lived there, having returned to the town from Ely, from 1854 until at least 1871. He died in the Workhouse in 1879, probably because he was too old or too ill to go on working.” Pellegrino, known as “Pilgrim” by his English friends and clients, had studios in Norwich Strangers Hall, where there’s a plaque to remember him, and Ely as well as Wisbech, where he donated four busts – still on display – to the, then newly opened, purposebuilt museum. One of his busts of Nelson is in the National Maritime Museum and his head of Shakespeare is in the Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum in Wisbech.

Charity Hands Over £100,000 of Pain-relieving Machines to be Used in Local Communities. “No Gain No Pain UK” (NGNPUK), are a small, local charity raising money for syringe drivers to be used in people’s homes. Syringe drivers are small portable machines that nursing staff can programme to give a patient a continuous stream of pain-relieving medication and other drugs in palliative care. They can help patients remain comfortable at home with their families, instead of having to go into hospital or a hospice. Through bitter experience, Louise Nicholls and her family found that there was a limited number of these machines available when her dad needed one to manage his pain at home in December 2013. After more research, Louise found that many local towns and villages shared just one or two machines to cover large areas, with some patients requiring more than one machine at a time to help with managing pain and administering drugs. In 2015, along with her husband Lee and friend, Samantha Carter, they began fundraising to supply more machines for local communities and “No Gain No Pain UK” was formed. Each syringe driver costs £1,100 and just one of these machines can help so many people in its working lifetime. On September 13th, NGNPUK donated a further thirty syringe drivers, taking the total handed over nove mb e r 2019

to date, to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust, to ninety-one, all to be used within the local communities by the district nurses. Alongside this, over five-hundred handmade bags were donated; all were made by volunteers and make a big difference to the patients and their families. They are something more personal to put the syringe driver into, at their bedside. “All of the previously donated syringe drivers have been in constant use since they were handed over, and have made a huge difference to patients, their families, and the nurses”, Louise said. “Not many people know about these machines and sadly it’s not until someone you love needs one that you would. No one should have to wait. We have had some amazing support over the past four years and without it, people would still be going without these vital machines. We are so grateful for all the help we have had, and we know from letters and messages we receive that it is making a real difference to people out in our communities.” The charity continues to fundraise and are currently running an “Early Bird Christmas Fayre” at the Eastrea Centre near Whittlesey, on November 3rd. https://www.facebook.com/ngnpuk / https://ngnpuk.weebly.com /

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Do You Suffer From Tired, Aching Muscles? Most of us who take part in sport, incur physical stresses and sometimes injury. However, similar problems can also occur due to work or family life. With jobs that involve being in the same position for long periods of time, like sitting at a desk using a computer, driving, or standing, muscles can become tired and over-used, leading to aches and pains or even injuries. Sports and Remedial massage can be beneficial to treat tight, over-used muscles, to help relax them, ease tension and help prevent or treat injury. Many occupations result in tension build-up in muscles that are used repeatedly over a period of time. This commonly affects hairdressers, office workers and more manual occupations. Our Sports and Remedial massage therapist can use a variety of massage techniques to treat you and to assess underlying postural and occupational factors, providing you with advice on how to reduce problems in the future. Regular massage can also be beneficial to sports people, to help prevent injury, improve their training regime, assist rehabilitation and speed recovery times after exercise. For information on how you could benefit from Sports and Remedial massage, please call us on 01354 651200.

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Local #StrongerforLonger campaign goes from strength to strength A local campaign has helped older people keep doing the things they enjoy for longer by increasing the attendance at strength and balance classes by an impressive 23 per cent over the last year. Falls are one of the most common causes of accidental injury in older people, so it is important we maintain our strength and balance in later life to continue to enjoy activities like gardening, playing with grandchildren and socialising with friends. Attending strength and balance classes increases confidence and helps keep you carry on doing the things you enjoy for longer. Simon Hanna, Senior Clinical Exercise Specialist with the NHS said: “I’ve seen how strength and balance classes have transformed the lives of older people. It can help them feel younger, more energetic, give greater flexibility and help people keep doing the things they enjoy. Many people will not realise that strength naturally starts to decline from the age of 40 but it is reversible and it’s never too late to maintain and improve on what we’ve got. This is especially important for those who have become unsteady on their feet. Why not have a go and see how you can

benefit from our new class in Wisbech.” The class meets at the Queen Mary Centre, Queens Road, Wisbech, PE13 2PE – Every Thursday at 12.451.45pm. (Price: £3 per session). To find out more about the class, please call Oak Activities Ltd on 07912 388036. To find out more about the campaign and to take our ‘strength and balance challenge’ visit: www. cambridgeshire.gov.uk/strongerforlonger

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Wisbech is readying itself for the arrival of Christmas with a fantastic array of festive goings-on planned to take place throughout the town centre on Sunday December 8th. Visitors will find plenty of festive spirit in the air in the form of free attractions including a Ferris wheel (new this year), snow globe, steam train and reindeer to name a few, all made possible owing to kind sponsorship from The Horsefair Shopping Centre, Vodafone and Wisbech Town Council. We are very excited to offer a packed line-up of entertainment onto the Market Place too! Performances will take place from 10am – 3pm, kicking off with an official opening by the Mayor of Wisbech. This year, we welcome young talent from St Peter’s School and Murrow Primary School for the first time.

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Shoppers will find everything they need for the big day including; fresh produce, confectionery, handmade crafts and unique gifts from stallholders and local businesses throughout the Horsefair,

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Market Place, High Street, York Row, Market Street, through to Museum Square and Wisbech Castle. The Library has a real treat in store for families too, offering craft activities and refreshments, as well as acclaimed children’s storyteller, Marion Leeper, who will be creating a magical enchanted tent for the under 5s. Don’t forget to pop into the “Museum at Christmas” where you can make your very own Victorian Christmas card, and experience some Dickensian storytelling too, inside Wisbech and Fenland Museum. No Christmas Fayre would be complete without a visit from Father Christmas. You will find him, accompanied by Mrs Christmas, in the Horsefair Shopping Centre next to Boots. Meet his real-life reindeer nearby on Hill Street - until they are needed for more pressing matters on Christmas Eve! For those who love the festive season, this event is not to be missed! We expect around five thousand visitors throughout the day. Parking will be provided, free of charge, at Somers Road, St Peter’s, Chapel Road and the Horsefair. For regular updates leading up to the event, follow us on Facebook @ fenlandevents and @WisbechChristmasFayre or to book a stall, e-mail marketsandevents@fenland.gov. uk before Friday November 8th.

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Off-Payroll Working Tax Rules Change Over the last couple of years, the phrase ‘are you ready?’ has appeared regularly in our newsletters, magazine contributions and advertising and website to warn and prepare readers for changes to the taxation system. Ian Piper poses the question again because readers, particularly knowledgebased contractors working through their own personal service companies, should now be familiar with the upcoming changes to ‘off-payroll working’ tax rules. These are due to come into force across the private sector in April 2020 and are being introduced as part of the government’s general strategy over recent years to eliminate tax avoidance, tax evasion, and in this case, tax planning. They follow the changes introduced in April 2017 in the public sector, to strengthen existing IR35 legislation and to increase the tax collected from those whom HM Revenue & Customs consider to be ‘disguised employees’. This legislation will, effectively, tax these workers as if they had been engaged directly by the end client under normal PAYE rules and will stop them saving tax by: • • • • •

Taking most of their remuneration as dividends, Shifting income remuneration to a lower tax rate spouse, Leaving profits in the company, Claiming tax relief on many extra expenses, Taxing profits as capital repayments upon company dissolution or liquidation.

The changes are controversial to say the least but will these changes now be introduced? Our economy is facing the uncertainties of both Brexit and possibly an election. Will the Government really still wish to restrict the free movement of high level workers in the UK economy? With a Budget expected sometime in the Autumn, my prediction is that an announcement will then be made to push these changes back a year, or totally cancel them.


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CAMPFIRE STEW (SYN-FREE!) This delicious Slimming World recipe is hearty, satisfying and best of all, syn-free so you can tuck in, guilt-free! Perfect if you’re watching your weight in anticipation of all those festive parties...

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1 gammon joint (fat removed) 2 onions (chopped) 3 bell peppers (chopped) 3 garlic cloves (crushed) 1 tsp each of paprika, cumin and ground coriander 1 400g tin baked beans 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes 1 400g tin kidney beans 1 stick of celery 2 large carrots (chopped) 6-8 button mushrooms 2 tbsp tomato puree 1 pinch dried chilli flakes 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 dash Frank's Hot Sauce

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• Soak the gammon joint overnight in cold water if necessary. • Reserve half of the sliced peppers and add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker, then stir well and switch on. • Set slow cooker to high setting and cook for 6-8 hours on high (you can leave it on longer if you like). • 30 minutes before the end of cooking, stir in the reserved peppers. • After 6 hours, check consistency of sauce and tenderness of meat. The meat should be starting to fall apart and sauce thickening. You can remove the lid and cook on high to finish the meat and thicken the sauce if necessary. • The meat should have broken up but if not, shred it in the slow cooker with two forks and mix well before serving.

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The productions are very well presented and are fabulous for cabinet displays, likely taking ‘Pride of Place’ in any collection. Great gins on their own or adding tonic (if such is a preference), these will not disappoint, with a softness on the mouthfeel, which follows through superbly to the memorable palate sensation. Other high-quality productions from Signature Brands are very much worthwhile locating and trying, too. Spirits, including Old J Spiced Rum and Moonshine Vodka are very popular. Further impressive beverages include beers and cider, which also have regular ‘devotees’. Having a splendid range of drinks, with great presentations, take time and pleasure to locate your favourites, from this well-established company. Excellent advice and also recommendations for food pairings are always available from their very experienced team. E-mail: info@signature-brands. co.uk www.signature-brands.co.uk As always, enjoy!

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Sharpen Your Windows 10 Skills - Advice from Diamond Byte Solutions

This month we would like to share some little tips to help you sharpen your skills on your Windows 10 PC. Hopefully, you will find at least one useful thing here that you didn’t know before. • If you love using emojis on your mobile, you can also use them in Windows 10. Simply press the Windows Key +. (full stop) and an Emoji panel will appear. • If you have accidentally closed a tab on your web browser, press Ctrl + Shift + T to reopen the most recently closed tab and get back to what you were doing. Pressing the Windows Key + Arrow Keys will quickly snap a window to each side of either monitor Alternatively, hitting Shift + Windows Key + Arrows will cause the window to jump to the other monitor. Pressing Windows + P will allow you to quickly set up a second display or projector. • Pressing Alt + Tab allows you to cycle through currently open windows (Alt + Shift + Tab will cycle backwards). This makes switching back and forth between running processes quick and easy.

And finally, here are some Google tricks to try just for fun. Go to Google.com and then: • Type in the Wizard of Oz. Click on the image of the Ruby Slippers. Then click on the image of the tornado. • Type in the names of a “Friends” character followed by Friends (for example Ross Friends). Click on the image associated with that character. Make sure the volume is on! • Type in Google Space / Google Gravity / Google Sphere. • Type in Doodles and this will bring up the Google Doodle archive of special Google logos which were created to honour holidays, events, achievements, and historical figures. They include playable games such as “Pacman” and “Doctor Who”. Enjoy!!

• To undo almost any action, press Ctrl + Z. And this doesn’t just apply to type. If you accidentally delete or move a file, you can hit Ctrl + Z to bring it right back to where it was. Ctrl + Y will redo whatever you undid. • To pause a YouTube video, you can either press the Space bar or K. To move backward ten seconds press J, and L will forward by ten seconds. M will mute. •

Search the Start menu for ‘character’ and a screen pops up which lets you copy every character imaginable. At the bottom of the screen, you will see an Alt + Numpad code. So, for example, if you frequently use the euro sign, press Alt + 0128 to automatically insert it into your text rather than having to look for it on the character map.

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Latest Trends in Interior Design London is the epicentre for interior design, with its international appeal drawing creatives from across the world to visit the month-long exhibitions, and now the city is promising to advocate change within the industry. There is a strong theme of growth and nature that mirrors the rise in popularity for sustainable design. Green tones work beautifully with dark, chocolate wood finishes to create a sense of warmth and sophistication, complemented by the subtle layering of natural hues in soft pinks, lavender and spice. The complex surface textures of wall coverings use a mixture of silk and jute, adding organic elegance to the design, with shots of metallic gold evoking feelings of luxury and grandeur. The drama of the bold 1970s prints and patterns that we saw at the previous design shows have been exchanged for a subtle retro aesthetic in muted autumnal tones. When it comes to fabrics, geometric patterns seem to draw inspiration from 1920s’ modernist architecture, with exaggerated chevrons reminiscent of monumental skyscrapers. The focus is much more on sleek, architectural furniture, lighting and finishes, as opposed to soft furnishings. Instead, an abundance of throws in natural fabrics inject feelings of cosiness into the space, and hand-tufted rugs in abstract patterns add warmth on top of hardwood floors. Artisanal roots are being celebrated across the board and manufacturers

are continually rethinking processes to reduce waste; from this investigation new and unusual finishes are emerging. A revival of the nest-like structure of rattan can be seen in high street homeware retailers and bespoke manufacturers alike, adding a rustic sophistication to indoor furniture on any budget, paired back with wood and stone finishes that draw inspiration from the natural world. Time-worn materials and abstract art pieces add a sense of informality and beautifully juxtapose the slender uniformity and balance of modern light fittings. The interiors feel comfortable, as though they have evolved over time; you could easily incorporate these new designs into your home, alongside existing

furniture and accessories, and they would complement seamlessly. The ‘throwaway’ attitude towards fashion and interior trends is becoming a thing of the past, so it is ever more important to find pieces that work well with what you already have, that can become a part of your much loved home for years to come. Ultimately, there seems to be a greater emphasis on practicality and functionality, as well as aesthetic; you want the things in your home to feel as though they have a purpose and are not solely for decoration, and the interior design world is responding to this. As we look to the past for inspiration in the present, it cannot be ignored that sustainability is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. From the cocooning qualities of wool and velvet, to the celebration of craftsmanship through elegant wood furniture, the natural world has become our most important muse and paves the way for future innovation.

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November Gardening Tips Brrr! The cold days of November are upon us and, if the weather prediction is correct, we are in for a harsh winter, so best to get the allotment or vegetable patch prepared for winter as soon as possible! Firstly, make sure that you dig up the weeds to prevent them taking hold in the spring, and clear the plot of summer crops; don’t leave them to rot, as this can increase the risk of disease and harbour unwanted pests. Dig the plot over but not if the ground is waterlogged or frozen, and add any manure or compost, to replace lost nutrients - no need to dig the manure in, as nature will take its course and the worms will help it find its way into the soil. Then, if you cover the soil with weed suppressant material or plastic, it will keep the soil warmer and prevent the growth of weeds in the early spring. Autumn always brings a plethora of leaves. Leaf mould makes good mulch and if you have plenty of leaves you can easily make a cage to contain the leaves using four stakes and stapling chicken wire around them. Just throw the leaves in and leave them for a year to rot down. November is the month for pruning fruit trees and bushes, except for cherries and plums, before the weather gets really cold. Also, bare-rooted fruit trees, bushes and canes should be planted now whilst they are dormant. When they are planted, spread a mulch of well-rotted manure around the base. Other tasks for this month include: • Propagate rhubarb crowns by lifting and dividing into smaller pieces, planting at the same depth in their new position, spread well-rotted manure around the plant, but don’t cover the crown. • Secure covers over compost heaps/bins; although the material needs to be damp, winter rain and snow will saturate it and slow the rotting process down. • Plan the crop rotation for next year. Planting one group of vegetables in the same ground, year after year, increases the risk of a build-up of disease. There are websites that provide planners; one such example is http://gardenplanner.suttons.co.uk. • Dismantle bean canes, if you haven’t already, as leaving them in the ground will cause the bases to rot. • Start to harvest winter cabbage, Brussels sprouts, leeks and parsnips; wait until after a frost for the parsnips, as the frost encourages the sugars which give parsnips their sweetness. Pick sprouts from the bottom up as this allows the top ones a chance to swell and, while you’re picking, remove any yellowing leaves to ensure good circulation. • Plant garlic cloves; if you have heavy soil that tends to hold water, then put either gravel or sharp sand in the base of the hole before planting. • Plant early “overwintering” broad beans, (either in the ground or in pots), peas, shallots and onions.


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‘On The Brink Theatre Company’ at The Fringe, Edinburgh by Ben Eden, Wisbech Grammar School During the summer holidays, ‘On The Brink Theatre Company’, formed by the Drama Department of Wisbech Grammar School, travelled up to Scotland for the largest performing arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe. From Saturday August 3rd through to Saturday August 10th, the group enjoyed the wide variety of talent the Fringe has to offer – comedy, tragedy or music, one can find it all at the Fringe. But most importantly, the group put on a performance of its own, “The Rubbish Show”. A comedic sketch show about the state of the environment, covering palm oil to plastic, and the seas to supermarkets, it enlightened audiences as to the damage done to the environment and what its effects continue to be.

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Above: On The Brink Theatre Company on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. From left to right: Faye Thompsett, Megan Pledger, Vic Garner, Anna Florence, Ellie Sloan, Amy Everall, Ben Eden and Callum Duncan. Left: Amy, Ben and Ellie ‘flyering’ for their next performance As well as the theatrical events that come to Edinburgh every year, the group also appreciated Edinburgh’s culture and magnificent history, including the view of Edinburgh Castle from the Grass Market, location of Scotland’s last hanging and a fabulous ice cream shop! These experiences enriched the visit even more, and the whole group thanks teachers Mr and Mrs Duncan, and Mrs Sloan, for their encouragement, organisation and support. ‘On The Brink Theatre Company’: Callum Duncan, Ben Eden, Amy Everall, Anna Florence, Vic Garner, Megan Pledger, Ellie Sloan and Faye Thompsett. n ov e m be r 2 0 1 9

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As well as devising the piece, the members of ‘On The Brink Theatre Company’ were also in charge of promoting their recycling masterpiece, handing out promotional flyers on Edinburgh’s famous, bustling Royal Mile. Not only did the public and general patrons of the Fringe take flyers, but so did members of other theatre companies, helping nurture ‘friendly rivalries’ and mutual appreciation of one another’s pieces, as hundreds of groups promoted their shows on Edinburgh’s busy streets.


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Events - November 2019 1st - Geri’s Song Showcase at The Braza Club, March, from 7.30 pm. (Doors open at 7 pm.) In memory of a truly inspirational lady, Geri Crooke. Various artists will be getting together to raise money for the Geri Crooke Trust which will support disadvantaged children to access theatre and live performance. £5 entry.

family quiz night in the Reed Barn Tearoom. There will be nibbles on the tables and drinks available to purchase. Maximum of 6 people per team. Limited spaces available – maximum of 12 teams. £3 per person. 6 pm to 8 pm, doors open 5.45 pm. Booking essential – on a first-comefirst-served basis.

2nd - Winter Fayre. Stalls including Christmas gifts and hamper draw. Refreshments are available. From 10 am to 1 pm at the Trinity Church, High Street, March.

18th - Wisbech Town Council Meeting at 7.30 pm, at the Council Chambers. For more information, please call the Town Clerk on 01945 461333.

3rd - Early Bird Christmas Fayre at The Eastrea Centre

18th - Planning and Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting at the Council Chambers from 8.30 pm. For more information, please call the Town Clerk on 01945 461333.

from 12noon- 3.30 pm. Come along and get your Christmas shopping done early!! Lots of stalls, charity raffle, and tombola. Coffee and cake are available! All in aid of NGNPUK, (No Pain, No Gain U. K.).

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4th - Assets Management Committee Meeting at The Council Chambers from 7.30 pm. For more information, please call the Town Clerk on 01945 461333.

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1605 Fireworks LTD, at March Town Cricket Club! Gates open at 5.30 pm, fireworks start at 7 pm. Also, there will be a bar, live music and hot food! In aid of 1st March Scouts. Please contact March Scout Group or March Town Cricket Club for more details.

11th - Family Bingo at Marshland Hall from 6.30 pm. Come and join us for our brand new Bingo Nights in 2019! Family Bingo is on every second Monday of the month. Doors open 6:30pm, eyes down 7:15pm. Lots of great prizes, a bonus game, and a cash game. There will also be a raffle and a tombola, and even a free children’s game if we have enough kiddies on the night. For more information, please contact tracy@marshlandhall.org.uk . 16th - Seasonal Quiz Evening at Peckover House. A November 23rd – Dec 24th Santa Steam services 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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23rd - Open Day Wisbech Campus, College of West Anglia. Whether you have decided on a course, or are just investigating your options, our open days provide an ideal opportunity for you to see exactly what the College of West Anglia has to offer. You can meet tutors, find out more about our courses, and discover for yourself the atmosphere of our well-established and highly supportive college, where students are encouraged to become mature and independent learners. With high success rates that are consistently improving, we are a great choice – providing a positive and rewarding experience in a lively and friendly learning environment. 24th - Wisbech Christmas Lights Switch On at 3 pm. 25th - Policy and Resources Committee Meeting at the Council Chambers at 7.30 pm. For more information, please call the Town Clerk on 01945 461333. 30th – Elgood’s Brewery and Gardens Christmas Special Open Weekend! From 11 am! Free entry, free brewery tours, free tastings, free parking! 30th - Housing in history at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House from 1.30 pm. Commemoration weekend - 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm, events to be confirmed, free entry. For more information, please call 01945 476358. 30th - Board games masterclass at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House from 2 pm - 4 pm. With Julian Snape and the TVA team, booking required £5 each. For more information, please call 01945 476358. 30th - Craft and Pastimes Fair at St Peter’s Church Hall, Wisbech, from 9 am to 12.30 pm. For those unusual Christmas gifts and presents. Refreshments are available. n ov e m be r 2 0 1 9


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Regular Events & Clubs Monday The Wisbech and District Flower Club meets on every third Monday of the month, from 7.30 pm at St Peter’s Hall. For more information, please contact Yvonne on 01945 581360. 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! 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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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 Clarkson Infant and Nursery School Trafford Road, Wisbech PE13 2ES 01945 584867

Club Guide 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

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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. The De-Havilland Club Home of the Wisbech R.A.F.A. Branch. 22 Lynn Road, Wisbech, PE13 3DJ. (01945 584108). www.rafawisbech. co.uk. Membership available to all, not just RAF, please feel free to visit and hopefully become a member.”

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


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What word would an American use for a holiday? 13) What type of fastening material could be called – Answer: Vacation. ‘a real rip-off’?

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What do you call the decorative strip of fabric hung around the frame of a bed? – Answer: Valance.

14) Which South American country’s name is derived from the Italian word for ‘Little Venice’?

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With which saint do we associate February 14th every year?

15) Which plant traps insects when they touch the inner surface of its leaves?

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What song, written by The Zutons, was made more popular when released by Amy Winehouse in 2007?

16) Alf Tupper (‘Tough of the Track’) and Braddock V.C. used to appear in which comic?

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Famous piece of classical music by Richard Wagner, ‘Ride of the V . . . . . . . .’?

17) Type of mammal, smaller than a llama, and living in the Andes of South America.

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Not the friendliest type of bat, who happen to thrive on blood.

18) Austrian city and the title of an Ultravox song?

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Which Canadian city takes its name from an explorer from Kings Lynn?

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Which novel by Thackeray follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Emmy Sedley?

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What is the acronym for this controversial introduction into the football world in recent years?

19) Term given to country, or local, ‘wine of the countryside’ in French? 20) This Shakespearean character shares her name with a stringed instrument. 21) In which adult comic would you find Roger Mellie, Finbar Saunders and Buster Gonad?

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12) What name links the following types of classic car: Viva, Ventora, Velox?

25) England rugby star brothers whose combined weight is almost 40 stone!

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