Fenland’s finest fighters returned to action a fortnight ago – and sealed yet more medals at the 29th FSK Championships.
For all those historians, Wisbech has two museums; the Wisbech and Fenland in the Crescent and Octavia Hill's Birthplace House on South Brink. The Wisbech and Fenland Museum is one of the oldest museums in the United Kingdom. It is very unusual because it is not only a museum, but also home to two historic libraries and a substantial archive, holding diocesan and borough items.
Amateur dramatic group the Wisbech Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (WAODS) have been providing musicals to the town since 1905 and a yearly pantomime since 1975. The society's home is at the local Thomas Clarkson Community College, where rehearsals and performances take place.
Wisbech's two secondary schools (11-18) are the state-funded Thomas Clarkson Academy (formerly the Queen's School, which itself was the amalgamation of the Queen's Girls' and Queen's Boys' schools), and the independent Wisbech Grammar School, which was founded in 1379, making it one of the oldest schools in the United Kingdom.
During the Iron Age, the area where Wisbech would develop lay in the west of the Brythonic Iceni tribe's territory. Like the rest of Cambridgeshire, Wisbech was part of the kingdom of East Anglia after the Anglo-Saxon invasion.
The 5-mile (8-kilometre) £6 million A47 Wisbech/West Walton Bypass opened in spring 1982.
The port now houses a large number of berths for yachts adjacent to the 'Boathouse' development.
Well connected? Very much not. No rail (the nearest is King's Lynn 12 miles away). Poor public transport. Car it is, then: though it's 40 minutes to the A1(M), and the twisting Fenland roads are notoriously dangerous.
Wisbech is renowned for its elegant Georgian architecture, a legacy from an era when the town was a booming trade centre. Stroll along the Brinks or round the Crescent to see some fine Georgian houses. Then visit Peckover House on North Brink, once the home of the Peckovers, a Quaker banking family, now in the care of the National Trust and open to visitors from spring to autumn 3 or 4 afternoons a week.
Before the Local Government Act 1972 came into force in 1974 Wisbech was a municipal borough; it is now a civil parish in the Fenland District.
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There is an active campaign to reopen the March to Wisbech line as part of the national rail network, with direct services to Cambridge or possibly Peterborough. A report published in 2009 by ATOC (the Association of Train Operators) indicated this as viable, and is now supported by Wisbech Town Council, and subject to reports commissioned by the County Council for publication in 2013.
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On 19 January 2012 BBC Look East reported that there were growing tensions in the town where one third of the population are eastern European migrants.
Local youth organisations include the Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps, Sea Cadets, Girls Venture Corps Air Cadets, Fire cadets and St John Ambulance cadets. There are numerous Scouting groups for boys and girls.
Experienced tennis players teamed up with beginners at Wisbech Tennis Club’s first beginners tournament last weekend.
Back to Bacharach comes to the Key Theatre in Peterborough on Monday September 19.
There are two free newspapers distributed within the town, the Wisbech Standard (owned by Archant) and the Fenland Citizen.
This house looked like an easy target. Until they found what was inside.
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The Cambridgeshire Fenland includes the unique and beautiful Ouse Washes Landscape where you can experience incredible wildlife encounters, discover the unique drainage history or relax in perfect tranquillity. For more information, see their website.
Peckover House, with its fine walled garden, was built for the Quaker banking family in 1722 and now owned by the National Trust. Formerly known as Bank House, the Peckover Bank later became part of Barclays Bank.
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The woman detained was arrested and in November 2012 pleaded guilty to numerous offences at Cambridge Crown Court, including burglary, assault, public order offences and racially aggravated harassment. Both PCSO’s received formal commendations for their actions.
After discovering all those delights you can venture out into the Cambridgeshire Fens.
Susanah Farmer "Full of old world charm, but also a bustling, modern, multicultural, friendly town. Children's play groups, youth clubs, cadet units, choirs, theatre, sports."
Wisbech coach Leonard Veenedaal admitted his men need to be more ruthless going forward - despite them bagging a 19-10 victory over rivals Wymondham on the opening day of the Eastern Counties season.
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The Luxe cinema in Alexandra Rd screens films in a former WI hall.
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According to a study looking into immigration patterns, Wisbech was once identified as the seventh "most English" town in Britain by Sky News However, on 16 February 2008 a report in the Daily Express titled "Death Of A Country Idyll" wrote about how the influx of Eastern European immigrants may have caused the increase of crime and other illegal activities. Then on 20 February 2008 The Fenland Citizen contained an article opposing the Daily Express article.
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On 21 September 1979, two Harrier jump jets on a training exercise collided over Wisbech; one landed in a field and the other in a residential area. Two houses and a bungalow were demolished on Ramnoth Road, causing the death of Bob Bowers, his two-year-old son Jonathan Bowers and former town mayor Bill Trumpess.
Market values Big detacheds and town houses, £300,000-£480,000. Detacheds and decent-sized town houses, £140,000-£300,000. Semis, £90,000-£280,000. Terraces, £80,000-£120,000.
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The local football team is Wisbech Town Football Club, nicknamed The Fenmen. Other sports clubs include Wisbech Rugby Union Football Club, Wisbech Hockey Club (who are currently looking to recruit players to strengthen both the Men's and Ladies 1st team squads), Wisbech Tennis Club, Wisbech Cricket Club (who have an annual fixture with the M.C.C. - Marylebone Cricket Club), Wisbech Squash Club, Wisbech Swimming Club and a number of martial arts clubs.
Primary schools in Wisbech include; Clarkson Infants, St Peters Juniors, The Orchards, Peckover, Nene Infants, Ramnoth Junior School, Leverington Primary School and Elm Road Primary School. There is also a school for children with special learning needs, Meadowgate School. There is also a further education centre, the College of West Anglia formerly the Isle of Ely College, in the town.
Police have released CCTV footage after a woman in her 40s was raped in the Oundle Road area of Peterborough following a night out in July.
Having just read the book “How To Dismantle The NHS in 10 Easy Steps”, written by a UK doctor. I can begin to see the bigger picture of what’s happened/happening to our health service.
The director of a comedy movie filmed in North Norfolk is set to answer audience questions tonight (14) after a screening at the Luxe Cinema, Wisbech.