Discovering March issue 031, April 2016
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March Museum - Frederick Normanpage 16
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Welcome to the April issue...
I hope you have all had a fabulous Easter and have enjoyed a well-deserved break (those of you that were able to!) The fun doesnt stop there though, because this month we can look forward to St Georges Fayre on April 24th - an event that literally takes over the town. Read the feature on page 4 to find out more.
The Events Diary is jam-packed again this month, so do take a look at that, and we also have
historical features from regulars Jennifer Lawler, Peter Wright and Trevor Bevis, as well as the Puzzle Page, a leg of lamb recipe and much, much more.
BeckyDont forget to take part in the Dragon Hunt too..Weve been hiding dragons in shops and business windows throughout the town. All you need to do is find them and write down which window you found each one in. Take a look at pages 21-22 to find your entry form and the list of dragons that you need to find. One lucky winner, picked at random after the closing date, will win a
Id like to take this opportunity to thank all our regular contributors and advertisers for their continued input and support, as well as the dedicated team who work hard to produce the magazine. Without these people there would be no Discovering March, and Ive been delighted by all the positive comments we continue to receive . We are always striving to improve, and your feedback really does mean a lot.
With thanks to...Jennifer Lawler, Eamonn Dorling, Eileen Le Voi, Fraser Dawbarns, Dack Pearson Solicitors, March and District Museum, March Podiatry, The Light Cinema, Trevor Bevis, and Ellis Winters.
Cover photo by Neil Foster
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4 St Georges Fayre9-10 Community Matters12 Consumer Advice14 Property page Choosing the right Estate Agent
16 Museum Frederick Norman
21-22 Dragon Hunt26 Legal Corner28 Recipe28 Food Pronounciation30 March in the Past April32 Health St Georges Fayre activities
34-36 Event Diary Whats happening in and around March
38 Finance The Need for Specialist Advice
40 History of March Marchs Railway
41 Legal Corner Business Property Relief for Farmers
42 Film New Releases this Month
43 Club Spotlight Fen Tigers Goalball
44-45 Directory46 Puzzle page
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MARCH ST GEORGES FAYRE
Now in its eighth year, Marchs St Georges Fayre will be held on Sunday April 24th. The town centre streets are pedestrianized, creating space for a bustling street market and fun fair. Dont miss the opening parade at 10.15am, in celebration of St George into the Market Place, followed by live music and dance performances throughout the day. There is a wide variety of entertainment, free of charge, from Punch and Judy shows to circus skill workshops, even a fancy dress competition at 10.35am in the Market Place the theme this year is the Queens 90th birthday. So come and join in the fun and celebrate Englands national day!
The Fayre is delivered by Fenland District Council and a committee of dedicated volunteers; it is also supported by March Town Council. Many community organisations within the town have contributed to the events success over the years, including; Fen Craft Fairs, The Chamber of Commerce, March Library, March Museum, March Society, Churches Together, The Rotary Club, March Lions, Georges and many more.
By the library: Funky Fi Circus skills workshop Birds of prey
Punch and Judy show Land Zorbs Speed cage
Traditional games Miniature golf Story telling
Throughout the town: Funfair Stilt walkers River trips
Vivien the fire engine Vintage cycle display Duck race
Hog roast Venison burgers Fish and chips Live music and dance on Ice cream Tower tours and the Market Place and at Georges at St Peters Church
Luxury food, drinks and gift stalls throughout the town
Please note:Norfolk Green 46 bus will not pick up from Broad Street for the duration of the road closure, but have advised that the bus will still pick up from Russell Avenue, Wisbech Road, March, as usual.
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PLANS FOR NEW CHATTERIS PRIMARY SCHOOL The Active Learning Trust is applying to open a new free school in Chatteris. The Trust, which currently supports fourteen schools in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, will submit their proposal to the Department of Education next month, with a view to opening the school in September 2017.The school will serve children aged from three to eleven years of age, and is expected to ease the pressure on school places in the town.
The school will open with one reception class of thirty pupils and then grow organically to its full capacity of four hundred and twenty, in addition to a nursery with a further fifty-two places.
The Active Learning Trust already operates Kingsfield Primary School in Chatteris, and CEO of the Trust, Gary Peile, emphasised the positive impact that the new school will have on the community. We believe our experience in developing the new provision in Cambridgeshire puts the Trust in a very good position to deliver a new school in Chatteris, he said. The Trust is already working with schools in the town and feels that the new school will add considerably to its ability to meet the needs of local pupils.
The Active Learning Trust is asking parents and carers in the area to register their support for the new school at www.activelearningtrust.org/chatteris.
DONATIONS TO IMPROVE BURROWMOOR PRIMARY SCHOOL A Cambridgeshire primary school was on the receiving end of two generous donations last month. Burrowmoor Primary School in March was given 1,500 by the local Freemasons, in addition to a collection of timber and building materials, courtesy of builders merchants, Ridgeons. Both donations are to be used to improve the reception class outdoor area, including rebuilding the existing storage shed, and came about following an application from a member of staff at Burrowmoor.
The donations were recognised in a formal presentation, attended by school staff, children, Brian Sutton of the Freemasons and representatives of Ridgeons.
wPhase Leader for Reception, Carolyn Davies, said: We are very grateful to the Freemasons and Ridgeons, and look forward to continuing to develop a fabulous outdoor learning environment for the children.
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