Discovering Wisbech issue 031, November 2020

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Issue 31 / November 2020

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Introduction

Welcome to Your November Issue. A warm welcome to our penultimate issue of the year … and what a year it has been! Back in January, there was a one-liner doing the rounds: “How do I know what this year’s going to bring? I haven’t got 20/20 vision!” Little did anyone realise … ! We’ll have all learned many things this year: just how an hour of exercise during lockdown can be so beneficial; how a group of sewing-machines and their wonderful operatives can produce so much fabulous PPE in record time; and how everyone now realises the immense value of our NHS, hoping that all of those “Thursday evening clapathons” will not be forgotten, once the pay rounds begin! The list could go on, with all of our educators and “key workers” deserving immense praise too. This month, we see many references on our pages to Christmas, barely ten weeks away, and so there is hopefully some bright light for us all, as we peer through this (admittedly very gloomy) tunnel! I hope you are all keeping safe and sane, and that our magazine can help you through these troubling times.

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Copy deadline details: Copy deadline for the December issue is Monday, 16th November 2020 Publisher and Sales - Claire Saberton 01778 421427 | 07837 499061 | sales@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

Inside Highlights 3.....................Welcome to November’s Discovering Wisbech magazine 4....................Stephenson Smart - Changes to VAT for the building industry 6.....................Encouraging more cycling in Wisbech 8....................March Podiatry – Do you suffer from tired, aching muscles? 10...................Fenland History Society 12...................A Day to remember 13...................The eFOLDi lightweight mobility scooter 14...................Orchard House Care Home 18...................Recipe - Toffee Apple 22..................November gardening tips 26..................Maintenance matters 28..................Eco Drives - resin driveways 38..................Wisbech underground 40/41...........Advice from Diamond Byte Solutions 44.................Community Matters 45..................Fascinating Foods - events

Group Editor - John Schwarz | editor.bourne@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

46..................Lets get quizzical

Editor - Andy Hurst | editor.march@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

47..................November’s Directory

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CHANGES TO VAT FOR THE BUILDING INDUSTRY

This month, Paul Rumbellow, FCCA, looks at the long-awaited domestic reverse charge scheme and its implications for the building and construction industry. Why has it been introduced?

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ue to come into effect in October 2020, but now postponed (again) until March 1st, 2021, the VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services will significantly change the way VAT is collected in the building and construction industry.

Already more commonly referred to as the domestic reverse charge (or the reverse charge), the new scheme will mean the customer receiving the service will have to pay the VAT due to HMRC instead of paying the supplier. It will only apply to individuals or businesses registered for VAT in the UK – not consumers.

How will it affect you?

HMRC says it will combat fraud, whereby construction businesses charge VAT for the services they supply but then disappear without paying their VAT bill – essentially taking with them a five percent or twenty percent additional profit that doesn’t belong to them. By moving the VAT charge down the supply chain, HMRC intends to make this kind of fraud impossible. The introduction follows the success of similar, although not identical, reverse charge schemes for the likes of mobile phone and computer chip retailers, and wholesale energy suppliers. This is a big change to the way VAT is handled in the building and construction industry. If your business will be affected and you would like more guidance on this scheme, please get in touch.

Paul Rumbellow

This will affect you if you supply or receive specified services that are reported under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). Those supplying construction services to a VATregistered customer will no longer have to account for the VAT. Instead, the customer will account for the VAT (that is, it will be considered input tax for them, as if they’ve made the supply to themselves). So, for services they provide, sub-contractors will require the contractor employing them to handle and pay the VAT directly to HMRC.

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h c e b s i MORE CYCLING INW Y ou have probably noticed that, as in other parts of the country, since the start of the lockdown more people have been walking and cycling in Wisbech and the surrounding area. The glorious weather through the summer, less pressure on our time and the need for physical exercise near to home all contributed, while the quieter and therefore safer roads encouraged people to use alternatives to the car. The government responded to this move to more sustainable forms of transport with its Emergency Active Travel Fund. Out of the considerable amount awarded to

Cambridgeshire for the re-allocation of space to cyclists and pedestrians (according to my understanding more than £2 million in total) £30,000 will be spent on cycle parking in Wisbech and a further £30,000 on improvements to the Freedom Bridge roundabout. Although these are small sums and demonstrate the disparity in allocations north and south of the county, we see them as a hopeful start. We are members of a small group who have been lobbying local councils for a fairer share of the money coming into Cambridgeshire.

OUR AIMS Our immediate aim is to get reprinted the excellent Wisbech Cycle Map (published by Cambridgeshire County Council in 2010 and updated in 2013). The map clearly shows suggested local routes both in the town and neighbouring villages, as well as sections of busy roads which are best avoided.

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Secondly, we are campaigning for a safe cycle route from the Sutton Road/Dowgate Road junction on the edge of town, along the riverbank, over Freedom Bridge, past the roundabout and along

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Lynn Road to the Walton Road junction. The route would link some of the major housing areas with key services in the town (North Cambs Hospital, surgeries, Wisbech Park, schools, supermarkets and places of work.) It would connect with National Cycle Network Route 1 at each end and give access to a network of quiet cycle routes out to Leverington, West Walton and other beautiful areas of The Fens. For a relatively small amount of investment, we believe this could be a flagship project for Wisbech, opening up a whole range of future improvements at relatively little cost.

If you would like to support cycling initiatives in Wisbech, join this group or to just find out more, please contact us Sue Beel on sbeel@hotmail.co.uk (01945 584319) or Sean Finlay on seanfinlay83nb@gmail.com (01945 584737).

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FENLAND FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY Unfortunately, we are still unable to resume our meetings and computer research sessions, but our members have not been idle during this difficult time. With lockdown, and time available, many have been able to work on research at home. Family Research During my enforced ‘relaxing’ time after my operation, I have been doing family research for a young lady we met at one of our research sessions. She has been off work, so has been talking to her nan who is in lockdown. This has been great, as it has triggered many memories from her nan and some wonderful family legends -all the things that you can’t find in computer research. The stories include a tale of a runaway great grandmother who eloped to escape her bullying father. To enable her to keep contact with the rest of her family they used a code name for her when sharing information. Later she asked her daughter to give the code name to her

first grandchild! Between us, we are building a wonderful family history for the family. She intends to write it all down for the future generations, adding the old photos her nan has found in stored boxes. Self-Isolation does not mean being isolated when you are a member of the Fenland FHS. The latest edition of our journal, Ag Lab Chronicles, is just out, full of members’ successes, failures and stories, plus useful information, and even quizzes to keep you amused – why not join us? Although based in the Fens, we will assist where we can and share stories from anywhere. Another World War Two Memory The parents of one of our members belonged to an Entertainment Society as stage manager and wardrobe mistress. Costumes were made from various leftover materials, including blackout material and parachute silk. Our member was taken along with them as a performer herself and she danced as a young girl to entertain

both British and American troops during the war. She remembers travelling to the camps in the back of army lorries. They were treated to a meal in the Sergeant’s Mess, a great treat during rationing times. The men who were missing their own children made a fuss of the young ones and gave them chocolate - a rare treat, as sweets were rationed. Performing was not always easy, as the stages were often created ad-hoc, especially for the occasion. Our member remembers one stage sloped slightly forwards and was covered in lino. As the dance was a tap dance, their shoes had metal plates on them to make the tapping sound. They found themselves slowly sliding forward on the sloping lino surface. Another stage was created from crates covered in boards. Her dance was a ‘Dutch Clog’ dance with a lot of stamping in time with the music and she felt the crates moving below her as she danced! We thank her for sharing her memories with us.

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r e b m e m e R A Day to November 11th 1940

middle of the Terrace, then another one in the by Mr blast taking the The following account was written road in front of our house with son, Kevin, out of took Graham Johnson and it was his and flat se Mr and Mrs Boar’s hou our attention – the in was I who brought these memoirs to s. glas of e pan y our house ever ty years ago the glass all events which rocked Wisbech eigh but ow, wind the by room dining standing. this month. went outwards from where I was Mr of e hom the on ped house, so “The last bomb drop the of t fron the from et Mrs South The blast came front the but and Mrs South and with great regr ide outs t wen ows the back wind bing. Also bom the of m victi a ely was plet and com s, died windows shattered into the room garet who and suite two young girls Marlene and Mar ecedestroying a leather three-pi Marlene’s were out on the road ran towards other accessories in the room. ded t was blin er the house but unfortunately Margare My mother went to the pantry und ter she shel in one eye (so I was told later). to e plac d goo a it king thin stairs cloud r found It was a typical November day, low thought, but on opening the doo all it pm 3.30 ut abo At floor but the and foggy in places. on p hea a everything broken in g because we ks.” hoo changed. I cannot say with a ban the on still e wer dles the cup han pt glass and general e did not hear or feel anything exce mor to on es mov oir mem The My dad had here, in the crockery breaking all around us. matters and has been included he in, e cam he As k. wor ten: just come home from writ was it h precise form in whic aeroplane, said he thought it was a Blenheim an as it the bottom but I said I thought it was a Germ “These six semi detached houses at proved right. soon had flush They sounded different and I was 1. of the road were built 1929-193 flying over Gas (no all , I did catch a quick glimpse as it was side out all toilets all be it they were Bridge. He ford Lang by the River Nene towards Wisbech built r sewe n mai on electricity) but his track wing follo d roun ed kly turn wee have t paid mus the builders. Mortgage with Halifax kins on the the in way back to the warehouse called Rop gate et room Hill Stre yard where my to Old Bell sale edge of English Brothers timber 13 shillings and 6 pence per week age pass ng joini at (as we lived dad had just walked home from house which was a lot of money new for a brand d). Roa ny Alba at British Basket 26 in them days, my mother worked the rest [A bomb] hit that on the end and wasn’t highly h whic factory North End Wisbech and then our e.” tgag fell in a line across Chase Street mor pay to paid job but it helped end of Albany road, one in the coal yard at the

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CARE HOME SUPPORTS QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, KINGS LYNN, TO RAISE FUNDS FOR A CAUSE CLOSE TO THEIR HEARTS

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hen it seems impossible to think of anything else other than Covid-19, a heartbreaking tragedy for a well-loved and respected team member at Orchard House Care Home brought everyone together, to embrace and support their much-beloved friend and colleague. The Residential Dementia and Nursing Home in Wisbech is renowned for their fun initiatives and activities, fundraising, their community spirit and, above all, their love of family. So, when Egle, one of the home’s nurses, gave birth to a little boy, born sleeping, named Adas earlier this spring, everyone was devastated for Egle and her family. Without hesitation, Egle knew she wanted to do something to show her appreciation to the staff at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn, in memory of her son. “I wanted to say thank you to the amazing staff, I wanted to say it in more than just words. The Foetal Medicines and Bereavement Midwife, Sharon Younge, told me about their campaign to build a Maternity Bereavement Suite.” This is to provide a dedicated and welcoming place for families who

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As well as lots from staff and families, we were also kindly donated numerous hampers and gift vouchers from various companies to help us

sadly lose their babies, either during or shortly after birth, and give them the opportunity to create precious memories. Egle explained, “I’d experienced what it was like to not

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Recipe

TOFFEE APPLES Toffee apples are popular at this time of the year and the kids will love helping to decorate them with their favourite sweets and treats!

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Ingredients

• Insert a wooden skewer or lolly stick into the stalk end of each apple. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment.

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• Put the sugar in a heavy-based pan with 120ml cold water and heat gently, stirring until it dissolves. Bring to the boil and add the vinegar, butter and golden syrup. Boil gently for 12 minutes, until it has reached the soft-crack stage (138°C on a sugar thermometer, or the point at which a little of the mixture, dropped into cold water, forms threads that bend slightly before breaking). • Dip the bottom two-thirds of the apple in the toffee, turning to coat. Working quickly, get the children to add their decoration of choice to each apple. Leave to set on the baking parchment for 15 minutes.

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Cold weather can cause severe damage to rainwater goods, so it is especially worthwhile checking for signs of damage during the winter. If gutters or downpipes are blocked, water can easily become trapped and will expand as it freezes and causes pipes to crack or shatter. If you have cast-iron downpipes you may also notice signs of corrosion, often attributed to infrequent painting. As a rule of thumb, you should expect to have to repaint cast-iron rainwater goods at least every five years. Check that gutters slope the right way, towards the outlet and that they allow the water to run away freely without overflowing onto the wall surface. The fixings for downpipes and gutters should be checked as they can work loose. Staining or algae around joints are clues that the connection may be faulty. Splashes of soil at the bases of the walls can be an indication that the water is not being caught by the gutter. Stains on the brickwork or masonry that are visible when the weather is dry is also an indication that there might be a problem, as are areas of washed-out mortar immediately below gutters. Faulty gullies and drains can result in water seeping into the foundations of your building. Find out where the water drains to. Does it discharge into a soakaway, a surface water drain or a combined system? In many cases, there will be a gully underneath the bottom of the downpipe. You should check that the water from the downpipe is discharging into the gully and does not spill over the ground. Gullies should be cleaned out regularly and any silt and debris removed to ensure that water drains away freely. As with gutters, an inspection of gullies during or immediately after heavy rainfall can help to highlight N OV E M BE R 2 0 2 0


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problems. If a blockage is suspected, the drains should be rodded to ensure that they are working properly. When cleaning gullies, be sure to wear heavy-duty rubber gloves and take care. Have dislodged or missing slates reinstated before damage occurs to roof timbers or ceilings. This is a straightforward task but will require a contractor who has the appropriate equipment to allow access to the roof slope. A pattern of multiple slipped slates may be a clue that the fixings are starting to deteriorate and the slates or tiles may need to be stripped off and re-laid. You should also look out for large areas of moss, which can harbour damp and cause slates to deteriorate. If moss growth is a problem, it can be carefully removed by a knowledgeable contractor. Stay Safe! Ladders, lofts and roofs present particular hazards. It is best not to work alone, to think of the safety of your helpers below and

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Therefore, we came up with a solution which allows people to visit some of these locations, virtually, by carrying out 3D surveys. Using the latest technology, you will be able to move around and explore these locations from the safety of your own home using a computer or mobile device. We have appointed Lincoln Conservation, part of the University of Lincoln, to carry out the surveys and undertake some interpretation of the locations by analysing the historic fabric. We will also have photos and reports available which will reveal more about these fascinating areas that are an important part of the town’s heritage. Once we can meet up again, when restrictions are eventually eased, we will be able to offer demonstrations of the equipment used and give talks to discuss our findings. These vaults, cellars, cells, drainage culverts and basements are all under private ownership and we have no

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authority to insist on access. Therefore, we are incredibly grateful to the owners and occupiers who have allowed us access so far. We have so far undertaken surveys in three locations and the results will be made available on the project website once we have accessed more places, but in the meantime we can share some of the images from the first survey undertaken in August at The Rose and Crown Hotel on Market Place. Mark Gardiner of the University of Lincoln believes that the earliest phases of some areas of the cellars strongly resemble late medieval undercrofts. The vaulted undercroft is set at right-angles to the street and is entered directly and illuminated at the front with light wells. It is possible that it precedes the rear range of the hotel dated to the beginning of the seventeenth century. The use of early brick suggests a date from the late fifteenth century onwards and, in an area where there was no building stone, brick may have been used earlier than elsewhere. It is also interesting that photographs of ‘the Crypt’, a later medieval rib-vaulted undercroft located closely to the Rose and Crown, also appear to show a use of similar brick. Do you know of any interesting underground locations in or around the High Street/Market Place? We would love to hear from you if you can help us with access. Please contact Taleyna Fletcher (tfletcher@fenland.gov.uk / 01354622210). The cost of the surveys and historical interpretation are all met by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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SYSTEM RESTORE If you have a new Windows 10 computer, there are several settings you can change to get it set up exactly the way you want. System Restore is one of these settings and since it is a relatively important one, we are dedicating a whole article to provide instructions on how to go about turning it on. So, what is System Restore? Whilst using your PC, Windows 10 periodically takes a snapshot of your system (apps, data, and the OS itself ) which it saves onto your hard drive. If you develop a problem, for example, installing a third-party software or a new app which makes things go awry, System Restore will restore your Windows system to a previous instance, before the troubles began. This means that your data (documents, images, etc) remain intact, whereas any apps you’ve installed after that point in time are removed. But you need to turn the feature on in the first place, otherwise Windows will have no saved versions of your system to restore. To enable the System Restore feature, search for System Restore in the Windows 10 search box. You’ll be taken to the System Protection tab of the System Properties window. Click the Configure button. Choose Turn on system protection and then use the Max Usage slider to determine how much of your hard drive to use to store Restore Points — five percent to ten percent is usually enough — and click OK. Windows 10 will now automatically start

to create System Restore points. If, however, you need to create a Restore Point manually (just before you start playing around with any system settings, for example), return to this dialog box and click the Create… button. If you do run into a problem when installing a new app, update or software and you want to return to a Restore Point, open the System Properties dialog box again, click the System Protection tab and then click the System Restore… button. You will have the option of choosing a Recommended Restore or choose a different Restore Point. If you choose the latter, you’ll be taken to a list of all the System Restore points you have on your machine. Select the one that you want, click the Scan for affected programs option if you want to check which apps will be removed, then click Next > Finish and confirm that you want to restore this backup. Windows will now complete the process, reboot, and should be good to go. DO REMEMBER when attempting any kind of restore or general system fix, it’s very important to BACK UP YOUR DATA FIRST

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Grants Available Now By Ben Beech

If you’re in the agriculture sector then time is running out to apply for some of the £25m that has been made available in the third and final round of The Countryside Productivity Small Grants Scheme (CPSG). Whiting & Partners was founded over ninety years ago to meet the demands of the Fenland farming communities and, as our client portfolio has grown organically, today we continue that commitment through our Farming Group. We advised many of our farming clients on their applications for the first and second round of grants and now, in CPSG round three, more support is available with sums ranging from £3,000 - £12,000. The money can used to buy new, innovative equipment and technology in an attempt to help farmers improve efficiency whilst also benefiting the environment. Examples include livestock monitoring cameras to precision farming technology – which helps businesses save time and money and improve productivity. Last year, new additions were made to the list of items available that will help farmers to benefit the environment, such as equipment designed to help minimise soil compaction in fields, monitor ammonia levels in farm buildings, and increase machinery precision when applying slurry. Farmers who applied successfully in Round 1 and 2 but did not reach the £12,000 maximum, can apply for Round 3. However, the grant value of the Round 3 application must be £3,000 or more. Therefore, if they received more than £9,000 Grant in total from Round 1 and 2, they will not be eligible to apply under Round 3. If the grant value of the application is less than £3,000, it will be rejected. Farmers will have until midday on November 4 to make an application to the Rural Payments Agency. If you are interested and need help, then please contact the Whiting & Partners Wisbech office. Our Farming Group publishes a twice-yearly newsletter and copies are also available from the local office.


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CASH AWARDED TO IMPROVE TOWN CENTRE wellbeing and mental health. Making Wisbech Market Place a more inviting and welcoming place for people to spend time will bring many benefits to the community. Councillor Lynn commented: “This vision is going to become a reality now, and with confirmation of this additional funding to make the project possible, the town council cannot wait to crack on with the work. Our next step will be to have further meetings with the civil engineers to undertake ground surveys”. James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, said: “This is about getting our unique market towns fit for the future. They are crucial to the whole region as social and economic hubs and the Combined Authority is committed to helping each prosper, taking their surrounding communities forward with them. Following Wisbech Market Place’s inclusion in the approved Market Towns Programme, a bid of £200K has been successful and awarded to the town council to mobilise its Masterplan drive of targeted growth and regeneration. Together with the successful bid for £150K from Cambridgeshire County Council’s Communities Capital Fund and match-funded by the town council in the sum of £50K, the full amount required to deliver this project has now been agreed. Both bids recognised that the project seeks to both improve the appearance of Wisbech Market Place and introduce new and improved facilities which will enhance its use as both a trading area and a community space. One of the key aspects to this project is to develop a pedestrianised zone (operating between 7am and 4pm within the Market Place area) and, secondly, to prohibit car parking on the Market Place and to undertake physical works such as new seating and waste bins, re-paving, decorative water features, plus a feature to attract the public to want to spend time in that space. By bringing people together, whether it be for retail activity or community activity, the Market Place plays an important role in improving community cohesion/integration and people’s 44

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“More people live in our market towns than in our cities. They are Cambridgeshire’s backbone – and they should be its powerhouse too. They’ve already got a fantastic history and I want them to have a fantastic future. That means investment and that’s what the Combined Authority is putting in, along with the road and rail infrastructure that joins up, links in, and levels up. “It’s about turning dreams into reality. The Masterplans pinpoint what our towns need most and reveal huge opportunities for sustainable growth, better transport, improved accessibility and more skills training. I hope that each market town will secure a good slice of the funding available and the town teams and districts will partner ever more closely with the Mayoral Combined Authority to help create the communities they want for themselves.” N OV E M BE R 2 0 2 0


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Sunday 1 November Breadmaking Day, Hands-on Breadmaking, demos and tastings. Includes lunch and refreshments. 10-3pm. £40pp. Booking essential. Limited spaces. Thursday 5 November Handson Cookery, Come and Bake! Spiced Hot Chocolate, Ginger Biscuits, Cherry Scones, Thunder and Lightning. Take your bonfire goodies home. 2-5pm. £25pp. Booking essential. Saturday 7 November Cooking On The Market Place. Cafe Open 2pm to 5pm. Thursday 12 November Mincemeat and Mince Pies. Handson cookery. Come and make your mincemeat for Christmas. £25pp. 2-5pm. Booking essential. Limited spaces. Sunday 15 November Vegetarian Indian Lunch. 3 courses. £20pp. 12.30pm. Booking essential. Sunday 22 November 9.30-3.30 Christmas Cake and Mincemeat Making. Hands-on Cookery session. £45pp. Includes lunch. Booking essential, Limited spaces. Monday 23 November Christmas Cake and Mincemeat Making. £45pp. Includes lunch. Booking essential, Limited spaces.

Saturday 12 December Cookery on the Market Place. Cafe open 2pm. Sunday 13 December Christmas Sweets and Edible Gifts £45 pp Lunch included. 10-3pm. Booking essential, Limited spaces.

Sunday 29 November The Proof is in The Pudding Club. 12.30pm. £20pp. Main course, 3 puddings and a coffee. Booking essential. Monday 30 November Christmas Cake and Mincemeat Making. £45pp. Booking essential. Limited spaces. Thursday 3 December Mincemeat and Mincepies. Make your mincemeat for Christmas. £25pp 2-5pm Saturday 5 December Wine Tasting and Canapes. A sparkling to start, 3 white and 3 red, a dessert wine with canapes served throughout. £25pp 6-9pm Sunday 6 December Christmas Cake and Mincemeat Making. £45pp Booking essential, Limited spaces.

Thursday 26 November Breadmaking Afternoon. 2-5 £25pp Booking essential, Limited spaces.

Sunday 20 December Jane Austen Christmas Afternoon Tea. SOLD OUT Monday 21 December Jane Austen Christmas Afternoon Tea. SOLD OUT Tuesday 22 December Jane Austen Christmas Afternoon Tea £15pp 3pm. Booking essential. Only a few spaces left. Wednesday 30 December Boozy Afternoon Tea £20pp includes a menu full of sweet and savoury dishes using liqueurs and fortified wines. With a glass of something sparkly. 3pm. Booking essential. Saturday 2 January Gents Afternoon Tea.£15pp. Booking essential. A glass of beer with a tea of Stilton, beef, horseradish, whisky, black cherry and chocolate....... Alison Sloane | Fascinating Foods Somers Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 2RA www.fascinatingfood.co.uk 07778 324250

Saturday 28 November 3pm Cookery Demo, The History of Christmas Food £5pp Booking essential.

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“We’ve got stars directing our fate, and we’re praying it’s not too late.”

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“Does he love me I want to know, how can I tell if he loves me so.”

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“Goodbye Norma Jean, though I never knew you at all.”

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“No New Year’s Day to celebrate.

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“Close your eyes, give me your hand, darling, do you feel my heart beating.”

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“Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord that David played, and it pleased the Lord.”

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“Standing in the dock at Southampton trying to get to Holland or France.”

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“When I was a little biddy boy my grandma bought me a cute little toy.”

10. “Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit lonely and you’re never coming round.”

Famous Movie Quotes Name the films from which these famous lines came:

11. “I feel the need — the need for speed!”

16. “I’ll have what she’s having.” 17. Striker: “Surely you can’t be serious.” Rumack: “I am serious…and don’t call me Shirley.”

12. “Here’s Johnny!” 13. “A boy’s best friend is his mother.” 14. “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” 15. “Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By’.”

18. “A martini. Shaken, not stirred.” 19. “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” 20. “Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape.”

Pot Luck 21. What numeric term both describes perfect vision and a form of the game of cricket? 22. What was the currency of the following countries prior to the adoption of the Euro? (i)France, (ii) Italy (iii) Portugal (iv) Holland and (v) Finland. 23. Name the three red coloured properties on the UK version of the board game Monopoly. 24. Which commercial chain of restaurants is named after a character from the novel “Moby Dick”?

25. The ships Queen Mary, Titanic and Queen Elizabeth, among others, had the letters RMS before their names. What do these letters signify? 26. Nutwood Cottage is the home of which fictional children’s character? 27. When, and which one, was the first “Carry On” film to be made in colour? 28. The men’s tennis “grand slam” is won by winning which events? 29. Who created the fictional town of Middlemarch? 30. In which English city is Saint Edmunds buried?

Answer First Lines 1. Millennium – Robbie Williams, 2. The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss) - Cher, 3. Candle in the Wind – Elton John, 4. I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder, 5. Under the Moon of Love - Showaddywaddy, 6. Eternal Flame – The Bangles, 7. Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen / Alexandra Burke, 8. The Ballad of John and Yoko – The Beatles, 9. My Ding-a-Ling – Chuck Berry, 20. Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler. Famous Movie Quotes 11. Top Gun, 12. The Shining, 13. Psycho, 14. The Silence of the Lambs, 15. Casablanca. 16. When Harry Met Sally, 17. Airplane, 18. Goldfinger, 19. Dead Poets Society, 20. Planet of the Apes. Pot Luck 21. 20/20; 22. (i) Franc, (ii) Lira, (iii) Escudo, (iv)Guilder, (v) Markka; 23. The Strand, Fleet Street, Trafalgar Square; 24. Starbucks; 25. Royal Mail Ship (or Steamer or Steamship); 26. Rupert the Bear; 27. 1962- “Carry on Cruising”; 28. The Australian Open, The French Open, Wimbledon and The US Open; 29. George Eliot; 30. Bury St Edmunds (Doh!!!)

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