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<ul><li><p> Insidet h i s i s s u e</p><p>March's own St Wendreda page 17</p><p>A family day out reviewpage 6</p><p>'The Firl from the Fens' at George'spage 42</p><p>Issue</p><p> 23 </p><p>/ A</p><p>ugus</p><p>t 201</p><p>5</p><p>Strawberry, Rhubarb &amp; Ginger Crumble Recipe page 5</p><p>Your favour i te f ree community magazine del ivered to your door</p></li><li><p> D I S C O V E R I N G March | August 2015 2</p><p>Claire Saberton - Publisher | 01778 421427 </p><p> | 07837 499061 | sales@discoveringmagazines.co.uk</p><p>Becky Kane - Sales Executive | 07950 369814</p><p> | info@discoveringmagazines.co.uk</p><p>Andy Armstrong - Op. Director | 01733 200609 | 077809 22214 </p><p>Becky Kane - Editor | editor.march@discoveringmagazines.co.uk</p><p>Design - Natasha Shiels | Vinny Clark | Kelly Davis </p><p>Photographer - Charles David Photography </p><p>| www.CharlesDavidPhotography.co.uk</p><p>4 A Word From Your MP Steve Barclay </p><p>6 A Day Out At - Wicksteed Park </p><p>8 Food Page Strawberry, rhubarb and ginger crumble </p><p>11-12 Community News 14 Consumer News 17 St Wendreda - March's </p><p>own saint</p><p>20 March Museum The history of Station Road Cemetery part II </p><p>22 Spotlight On - Peterborough Ladies</p><p>26 Pets' Corner - Keeping rabbits cool in summer</p><p>28 Health Matters - by Morgan Walker Counselling</p><p>30 Finance Page34 Local History36 Legal Corner38 Fishing Report40-42 Event Diary43 Club Guide44 Film Page46-47 Your Directory</p><p>Discovering March is published by a local team and is not associated with any other business. Care is taken to ensure that the content and information is correct, however we cannot take any responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by any errors. Permission must be granted to reproduce, copy or scan anything from this publication. For a copy of our contributors guidelines please email info@discoveringmagazines.co.uk</p><p>March</p><p>With thanks to our contributors...Jennifer Lawler</p><p>Eamonn Dorling</p><p>Eileen Le Voi</p><p>Fraser Dawbarns</p><p>Dack Pearson SolicitorsBest Friends Vets</p><p>March and District MuseumBob FitzjohnMarch PodiatryThe Light CinemaTrevor BevisEmily HughesSteve Barclay</p><p>What an exciting month August is looking to be, for March residents! There is plenty of inspiration </p><p>for those of you lucky enough to have some time off during the summer, and plenty of ideas to keep the children entertained. We have open days, dog shows, art displays, new film releases, live music, fun days, car boot sales, and, if you manage to </p><p>get through all of that, you can then get yourself a tattoo! You can even raise your awareness of mental health problems (see page 12 for more information).</p><p>If you are on Facebook, please visit us, and like our brand new page - Discovering March Magazine. That way, you can keep up to date with the latest news and events in March. We will also be posting the great special offers from our advertisers.</p><p>Welcome to our August edition...</p><p>Front cover by Michelle Jones</p><p>Hello, and welcome to the latest issue of Discovering March. This is my first as Editor, and I hope that you enjoy </p><p>reading this one, as much as I did putting it together!</p><p>Over the next few months, I hope to introduce some new, and exciting content for you to enjoy. This month, we have a great feature from Trevor Bevis, about Marchs own </p><p>Saint Wendreda definitely worth a read. We also have the regulars, including the Events Diary (which is packed this month), a mouth-watering recipe, the latest in community news, and much more.</p><p>If there is anything that you feel is missing from Discovering March, then let me know. It would be great to hear from you, whether it be positive or negative feedback and you can contact me at editor.march@discoveringmagazines.co.uk.</p><p>Claire x</p><p>Becky x</p></li><li><p> August 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 361 HIGH STREET MARCH PE15 9JJ BOOKING: 01354 650551EMAIL: georges@georges-march.co.uk</p><p>Coming up in September 5TH - IRON FIST 12TH - BEERBELLY 19TH - BLACKJACK 25TH - BONDY 26TH - GIFFORD</p><p>coming up in</p><p>Coming up in September 5TH - IRON FIST 12TH - BEERBELLY 19TH - BLACKJACK 25TH - BONDY 26TH - GIFFORD</p><p>AugustAugust</p><p>29th29thsaturdaysaturdayaugaug</p><p>1st1stsaturdaysaturdayaugaug</p><p>21st21stfridayfridayAugaug</p><p>Saturdaysaturday8th8thaugaugfridayfriday7th7thaugaugTHE O.V.S.C.</p><p>STARRINGGIRL FROMTHE FENS</p><p>THE O.V.S.C.STARRINGGIRL FROMTHE FENS</p><p>SUMMER PROMOTION</p><p>GEORGES CIDERS OLD ROSIE, GRAINSTORE, HAZY HOG,</p><p>HENRY WESTON VINTAGE, FAMILY RESERVE, RAMBLER,</p><p>SCRUMPY WASPAND MANY OTHERS</p><p>VISIT OUR FACEBOOKEVENT PAGE AND CLICK</p><p>"GOING"</p><p>LIKE US ON FACEBOOK OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATIONLIKE US ON FACEBOOK OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATIONwww.georges-march.co.uk</p><p>Georges-March Georges March Georges Marchwww.facebook.com/GeorgesMarch</p><p>www.twitter.com/georges_march</p><p>Saturdaysaturday</p><p>augaug15th15thSaturdaysaturday</p><p>augaug22nd22nd</p><p>Georges A5 flyer 15 08_Layout 1 09/07/2015 11:26 Page 1</p></li><li><p> D I S C O V E R I N G March | August 2015 4</p><p>It has been a case of getting back to work after the General Election, focussing on local campaigns on health, transport, and the arts, alongside my new duties as a Government Minister in the Whips Office. A key concern at the moment is the poor handling of patient complaints by Peterborough Hospital. I have been concerned at the response to families by hospital senior management and, having discussed this with my neighbouring MPs, it was clear they shared my concerns. Healthwatch Peterborough has also been in touch to back my call for changes to be made. The Chief Executive of Peterborough Hospital will be meeting with me in the House of Commons to discuss how they can respond better to patient complaints in the future. Improving transport links is an ongoing priority for the March area. I am due to meet shortly with Network Rail as well as the three train operating companies bidding for the next East Anglia Rail franchise, to discuss how increased services from March, both earlier in the morning and later at night, to Stansted Airport and Cambridge can be included within the next rail franchise. On the issue of arts funding, Cambridgeshire County Council has decided to hire consultants to review their property estates, but at present are unable to give a date for when this review will be completed. I will continue to make the case for better arts funding in March, and push for the idea of a central arts hub at the March Community Centre in Station Road. Once we have the results of the review, we can push for a community scheme on this site which is currently owned by the County Council. Increasing the number of apprenticeships is a key Government commitment. So it was a pleasure to join local business leaders </p><p>including Samantha Triggs, Managing Director of 3B Design and Print in March, to chair a special panel of experts to talk about apprenticeships and improving employment opportunities for young people across the constituency at Neale-Wade Academy. Credit is due to Principal Mr Wing and his team at Neale-Wade for innovatively looking at ways to improve links between students and local employers, to help students get the best possible opportunities in the job market. I also enjoyed visiting the new eco-garden at Neale-Wade and meeting with students Oliver Durrant, Tony Pepper and Charlie Calvert to hear their gardening tips. This horticultural opportunity followed a generous donation of a poly-tunnel by March Lions, and it is great to see it being put to such good use. Supporting sports clubs remains a passion of mine and one way to help them is to ensure they do not have to pay business rates. I recently discovered that if sports clubs apply to become a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC), they qualify for an 80% discount in their business rates, with Fenland Council having the option to waive the remaining 20%. If you know of any sports clubs in the constituency that currently pay business rates, please let me know so I can help in making a submission. May I also take this opportunity to wish you all a pleasant summer. We have recently got a family dog called Bailey who is already a much-loved addition, especially to our young children. I am looking forward to some country walks over the summer and some dog friendly pubs.</p><p>If you would like to get in touch to share your views, or if you require any assistance, I can be contacted via e-mail at stephen.barclay.mp@parliament.uk. Alternatively, you can contact my Parliamentary Office on 0207 219 7117. </p><p> | A word from - your local MP Steve Barclay</p></li><li><p> August 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 5</p><p> Conservatory Blinds INTU Blinds (no screws used) Vertical/Roller/Pleated/Roman Blinds Venetian Blinds, Wood and Aluminium</p><p> Black-out Blinds Fly Screens, Domestic &amp; Commercial Awnings &amp; Canopies Made to measure and Handmade Curtains Curtain Tracks and Poles supplied and fitted</p><p> Child Safety Devices available on all blinds</p><p>Blinds In HarmonyFor All Your Blinds, Awnings &amp; Curtains</p><p>Free Quota</p><p>tions</p><p>W: www.blindsinharmony.co.uk E: enquiries@blindsinharmony.co.uk</p><p>15 Market Place, Whittlesey, PE7 1AB T:0800 028 2942 or 01733 840258</p><p>Come and visit our showroom at: </p><p>8A Station Road, March PE15 8LB</p><p> Ty Beanies</p><p> Slamm Stunt Scooters</p><p> Orchard Toys</p><p> Bigjigs Wooden Toys</p><p> Minecraft</p><p>Check our Facebook page for regular updates!</p><p>theressomething foreveryone</p></li><li><p> D I S C O V E R I N G March | August 2015 6</p><p> | A Day out at. . .</p><p>Where is it?Kettering; it is very well signposted and easy to get to from all directions. If you have a sat nav, the postcode, NN15 6NJ, will get you there with no trouble at all. It is about an hour away from March.</p><p>Who is it suitable for?Everyone! A great family day out; there is plenty there for little ones, and for the older ones. It doesnt have rides for the adrenaline junkie, like other big theme parks, but there is enough to keep everyone entertained for the day.</p><p>How much does it cost?This is where it differs from most theme parks. You can buy an individual ticket for 1.25, a sheet of twenty tickets for 20, a sheet of forty tickets for 33 or a wristband at 18 for a child and 15 for an adult. They also do annual passes and discounts for senior citizens. Some activities may require additional payment, such as RUSH and the Play Factory. Parking onsite varies, but is 6 during peak season.</p><p>Why choose Wicksteed Park?What this park offers, that many of the others dont, is price flexibility. If you have a child that doesnt like many rides, then you dont need to pay an entry fee at all, you can just buy individual tickets, and any that you dont use are still valid until the end of the year, so you dont have to use them all at once. The park is proud to have the oldest water chute in the world, designed by Charles Wicksteed himself in 1926. There is a completely free playground. We had tickets and a wristband, so were saving this for the end of the holidays when money will be a bit tight! Well be taking a picnic too, as many other </p><p>The summer holidays are here, and we all know what that means. entertaining the children, the grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and so on. As family members and friends, are roped into childminding duties, we hope this feature will give you at least one good day out, if not more!</p><p>people did, whilst we were there. If you, or your children, are a fan of zip wires, then this is the place for you. With RUSH, one of the countrys longest zip wires, you can reach speeds of up to 40mph. You can also talk a walk through Woolloomooloo Aviary, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the fantastic birds living there, before taking a walk down to the lake, where there are swans and moorhens. There is so much going on at Wicksteed Park, you could easily spend more than a day there, which is great, as they also offer camping and luxury lodges. </p><p>How can I find out more?Wicksteed Park is situated at Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 6NJ. Telephone 01536 512475, email information@wicksteedpark.org, or visit www.wicksteedpark.org for more information, and to plan your day out!</p><p>Tested by Becky Kane and Gareth Daines with Millie and Charlie.</p><p>Millies verdict: We had a really nice day out, my favourite ride was the Pirate Ship, and I went on it four times - I didnt want to leave!</p><p>Charlies verdict: I liked the Carousel, and Mr Wicksteeds Cars, and the Mini Jets I went on those three times!</p></li><li><p> August 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 7</p><p>Visit our Sleep Centres in: PETERBOROUGH 740 Lincoln Rd, Peterborough PE1 3HQ MARCH Unit 3, Meadowlands, March PE15 8HA</p><p>Biggest Stockists of Mattresses, Divans &amp; Frames in the U.K. </p><p>Thousands of Mattresses,Divans, Bed Frames andSofa Beds IN STOCK with FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY*</p><p>BIG SAVINGSmarked with a red </p><p>BIG SAVINGSmarked with a red </p><p>Internet PricesIN STORE </p><p>4 Hill View Ind Est. Eastwood End. Wimblington PE15 0PU</p><p>Tel: 01354 279379 Email: office@sovereign-improvements.co.uk</p><p>Sovereign Improvements</p><p>ConservatoriesUPVC Windows &amp; doorsComposite doorsFascia, Soffits, &amp; guttering</p><p>WE D</p><p>ONT </p><p>SELL</p><p>WE L</p><p>ET YO</p><p>U BU</p><p>Y!</p><p>Local &amp; Friendly Pressure Sales Obligation quotes Insurance Backed GuaranteeNo No 10 years</p></li><li><p> D I S C O V E R I N G March | August 2015 8</p><p> | Food By Emily Hughes</p><p>Strawberry, Rhubarb and Ginger Crumble</p><p> hen I visualise summer desserts the first thing that springs to mind is homemade crumble; you cant beat the freshness of the soft seasonal fruit in contrast with the crunchy, crumbly topping. However, I find that there can often be a stodgy layer in between the fruit and topping on crumbles; therefore I have created a recipe that bakes the fruit and the topping separately to avoid that undesirable layer, resulting in the perfect crunch in every mouthful. Ginger is the perfect partner for the fruit in the crumble, as it adds spice to the sweetness, which gives the crumble depth and warmth in flavour but you can replace this for all spice or cinnamon if you prefer. The addition of oats along with oatmeal not only improves the texture of the crumble topping, but the oats also increases the nutritional benefits, which results in a healthier alternative to a traditional fruit crumble. To increase health benefits, try adding 30g of chopped almonds to the crumble topping.</p><p>W</p><p>Ingredients: u Crumble topping:u 140g plain flouru 30g oatmealu 30g jumbo oatsu 100g caster sugaru 100g butteru 2tsp ground ginger</p><p>1. Preheat the oven to 170c</p><p>2. Begin by making the crumble topping: add all of the topping ingredients apart from the oats into a large mixing bowl, then rub together using your fingertips until the mixture resembles large breadcrumbs. Finally, stir inthe oats and transfer to a lined baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden.</p><p>3. Whilst the crumble topping is baking, prepare the rhubarb by peeling away the skin, and chop into 2cm chunks. Then place the rhubarb and strawberries into a large ovenproof dish. In a jug, mix the sugar and...</p></li></ul>