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Dining out on mustard magic

Diners with a relish for mustard have been rushing to sign up for a mouth-watering menu at a pop-up restaurant at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House in Wisbech. The museum at 7 South Brink, which was the home of the co-founder of the National Trust, opens its doors at 1pm on Saturday (No
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Music marathon nets grand total

Musical maestros have been pulling out all the stops at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House in Wisbech to raise more than £585 to replace or restore the ageing grand piano. A nine-hour musical marathon at the home of the National Trust co-founder at 7 South Brink attracted a crowd of abou
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Tuning up for marathon treat

Talented performers are lining up to pool their varied talents with a nine-hour musical marathon in aid of the piano fund at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House in Wisbech. The All Day Concert on Saturday, November 4 at the home of the National Trust co-founder at 7 South Brink is being s
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Marvelling at new management model

A private tour of a seventeenth century house in Wimbledon has given members of the Wisbech Society a chance to mull over a management model which could be applied to Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House. A party of 18 travelled to the Grade II listed Southside House on the south side of W
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Marking twin milestones

A clutch of celebratory activities has been lined up to mark the anniversary of the death of Wisbech’s most famous daughter on Sunday (August 13). Historic vehicle enthusiasts gearing up for their annual Fenland run have been offered a bonus treat on the105th anniversary of the death
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Sowing seeds of new technology

A cutting edge app that is set to take the grind out of growing is to be showcased at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House in Wisbech on Saturday (July 8). The Farmbot, which is new to the United Kingdom and is being developed and distributed in this country by TVA G&C Limited of Downh
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New light on town’s rich legacy

An eye-opening chance to explore how the historical treasures of Wisbech are continuing to make their mark on the development of the town today is being offered in a string of sunset walks. A new season of the twilight trails organized by the team at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House at
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Honouring a founding hero

An early champion of the Octavia Hill Birthplace House project in Wisbech has been commemorated in a memorial to unsung heroes. At an unveiling ceremony (on Sunday) at the home of the National Trust co-founder at 7 South Brink, members of the family of the late Norman Burgess, a forme
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Mastering the arts of May

May Day revellers at Centenary Green in Wisbech have been marking twin traditions that stretch back to the dawn of time and to campaigns for building a better world at the start of the Victorian era. Wisbech mayor Councillor Garry Tibbs was initiated into the arts of May by event orga
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Sewing up a spiny Easter

Hordes of hedgehogs emerging from their winter sleep are planning to shuffle back into hiding for one more snooze at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House in Wisbech. More than 50 friendly fluffballs and pottery poppets of all shapes and sizes – some involved in activities such as gardening
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