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ED’S letter

We had some fantastic feedback following our June issue; thank you, it really means the world to us. Small companies such as ours rely on feedback (and positive feedback is my favourite). So we’re now looking ahead to July. Typically it’s a busy month, children are getting excited about finishing school for the summer and grownups are wondering what they are going to do to keep them occupied! Hopefully we can inspire you over the next few issues if you, like us, have little ones to think about. This month we took a visit to Ayscoughfee Hall, as recommended by The Friendlands in our June issue. I hadn’t heard of this little gem, which just goes to show, three years in and there is still so much to explore! We were thrilled to interview Nick Tearle also in this issue. I’ve long been a huge fan of his art, in particular the way he captures the changing skies and how it affects the landscape. You can find his interview on page 12. We’re also saying goodbye to one of our popular and interesting columnists, David White who writes on behalf on RSPB. David is moving on to new pastures, but hopes to continue to write for us from time to time. We wish him all the best. Until next month, have a wonderful month.

NATASHA SHIELS, publisher

THIS month 8 Crufts call for local business owner

24 One giant leap - 50 years on from the Apollo 11 mission

12 An interview with a Fenland painter

30 Falling in love with the Fens

17 Your garden in July 18 Digging up the past 21 Become of volunteer in your community

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34 Amy’s walk of the month 40 parkrun phenomenon 44 Visiting Ayscoughfee Hall 48 Events in your area 50 Recipe of the month

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The Fens Wisbech July 2019  

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

The Fens Wisbech July 2019  

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

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