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FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL SERIES RETURNS A popular festival event which brings live music and entertainment to the centre of Whittlesey returns for a triple treat of shows this summer. Hosted by Whittlesey Town Council with support from Fenland District Council, Music on the Square brings together hundreds of music lovers for a series of free concerts at the Buttercross in Market Square every year. Kicking off on last month was The Fedz, who headlined the opening concert of the summer. The six-piece band returned to the Square with their mix of soul classics, and was supported by soloist Stevie H. On Sunday, July 21, good-time

covers band High Rollers will take to the stage with a huge repertoire spanning the decades and genres, supported by soloist Dale Diamond. Finally, The Contacts will play an afternoon of Motown and Soul on Sunday, August 18. The event will be supported by DJ Steve Walsh and has been sponsored by Forterra. All three events are being backed by Boon Brothers Transport, which is providing the music stage (trailer), and McCains, which is sponsoring the St John Ambulance support. The concerts take place between 2pm and 6pm and are completely free of charge. People are being encouraged to invite their family and

friends, bring chairs and a picnic to relax and enjoy some live music on a (hopefully) warm summer’s afternoon. Cllr Kay Mayor, Chairman of the town council’s Community Projects Committee and Chairman of Fenland District Council, said: “Following the success of previous Music on the Square events, we are delighted to be hosting more this year. I hope as many people as possible come along to enjoy these free of charge concerts.” For more information contact Whittlesey Town Council on 01733 351296 or email: whittleseytowncouncil@btconnect. com

JOHNSONS OF OLD HURST OPEN NEW TROPICAL HOUSE It might have been a month full of wet weather, but that didn’t stop Johnsons of Old Hurst, near Huntingdon, from completing their newest attraction at the family farm. The Tropical House, which they hope to open mid July, already houses resident crocodiles Romeo, Cuddles and Sherbert, plus their two new juveniles. As well as the crocodiles, the building will have ponds and pens for snakes and a board walk entrance. Once opened, visitors will be able to visit the tropic house and discover exotic inhabitants, right in the heart of Cambridgeshire. Johnsons of Old Hurst already has an excellent set up for visiting families, with a woodland walk, play area, reasonably priced cafe and a shop selling everything from home-grown meats, to vegetables, local gins and gifts. Better yet, there’s no entrance fee so everyone can enjoy a great day out for only the cost of lunch (or an ice-cream or two). Keep your eyes on Johnsons Facebook page for regular updates on the opening of their Tropical House, plus other events and special days throughout the year. Find out more by visiting www. or calling 01487 824658. Johnsons of Old Hurst are at Church Street, Old Hurst PE28 3AF

The Fens | July 2019


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The Fens Greater Peterborough July 2019  

The Fens July issue features an interview with Fenland artist Nick Tearle and we visit Ayscoughfee Hall

The Fens Greater Peterborough July 2019  

The Fens July issue features an interview with Fenland artist Nick Tearle and we visit Ayscoughfee Hall