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(Articles previously printed in the Fenland Citizen)

Fascinating Food

A number of successful events were held at the newly restored Wisbech General Cemetery Chapel before lockdown, one being an enjoyable evening of Poetry and Prose with readings of works relating to Fenland and a buffet that included Fenland Specialities. These were provided by Alison Sloan, who runs Fascinating Food. The business offers food events, …

Open again?

How are you all managing? It’s been a whirlwind few weeks, hasn’t it? Everything changed for many people and everything stayed the same for others (but with less traffic).I know how lucky I am to be able to work from home and that I’m used to having my children around, so the main change for …

Wisbech Castle by Dr Francis Young

Wisbech Castle, which is arguably the single most important recusant site in England…

Wandering Wisbech – Part 2

Wandering Wisbech as part of our Lockdown exercise provides us with an opportunity to learn more about the town’s heritage…

Wisbech (Virtual) Arts Trail

Exciting news! Wisbech Projects CIC has been awarded funding from Arts Council England to run a project for the town for the next few months. I’m very proud of this achievement and I’d like to thank all those who’ve been cheerleaders and supporters to get us to this stage of arts funding. The project is …

#MentalHealthWeek

There has been a surge in information, support and ideas for good mental health the last week. With the situation we’re in not getting any easier, I think we can all do with some ideas for ways to think more clearly, take some time for ourselves and create a stress free environment to be able …

Growing Your Own

Thankyou to everyone who responded to the last column, Asta was very pleased to see new people join Walsoken Walking Library, it’s fantastic to see the response of all those participating and enjoying reading and sharing. Thankyou to Gorefield Primary, Peckover Primary and Marshland High School for their support, too! There’s a merry band of …

Guest Contributor: Wisbech Wanderings part 1

First published in the Fens magazine By Garry Monger DIGGING UP THE PAST WISBECH WORDS AND WALKS (Part 1) Wandering Wisbech as part of our ‘Lockdown’ exercise provides an opportunity to learn more about the town’s heritage. Most residents are familiar with Joseph Medworth’s Castle Circus development which includes The Crescent, Union Place, Ely Place, …

Drone Over Wisbech

A beautiful gentle flight over the town, from Konrad Klich. Added here with permission, please contact Konrad directly via the Youtube channel or on Facebook with any questions. Click here to go to Youtube and view

Temporary Schooling at Home?

While the majority of children are now home from school, why not discover all the other ways of learning outside of a school environment, for them and for all of us? Home educated children can and do succeed academically and in life, it is entirely possible to build an education and a career without using …