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Reformers join ranks of heroes

Two reformers who shared Octavia Hill’s passions and enthusiasms have been remembered at the house in Wisbech where she was born. Plaques have been unveiled at Heroes’ Arcade in the garden of Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House to an illustrator and artist, who promoted the cause of votes
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Flying flag for open spaces

A new flag that is set to flutter above Centenary Green in Wisbech has been unfurled during May Day celebrations at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House. The bright banner celebrating the town’s most famous daughter, a co-founder of the National Trust who believed that open spaces made a v
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Fanning a fervour for reform

The mother of Wisbech’s most famous daughter has taken her place in a memorial to unsung heroes. At a ceremony at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House a plaque was unveiled in Heroes’ Arcade to Caroline Southwood Hill, who helped to shape Octavia’s ideas about social reform. The ceremony w
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Tribute to Octavia’s torch-bearer

A prime mover behind Octavia Hill’s campaigning vision for social reform is set to join the pantheon of heroes in the garden of the house where she was born. A plaque commemorating Octavia’s mother, Caroline Southwood Hill, is to be unveiled at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House at 7 Sou
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Sorority of social reformers

The sisterhood of women who worked side by side with Wisbech’s most famous daughter is to come under the spotlight in a series of talks being staged at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House. In the year that marks the centenary of the triumph of the Suffragettes in Britain in 1918, the muse
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Full score facility for budding maestros

A bid to pitch practice opportunities at a broader range of instrumentalists has been unveiled at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House in Wisbech. A music practice group, which is open to all instrumentalists, is being launched as the successor to the piano practice group, which has been r
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Honouring a Great War hero

The bravery of a First World War soldier wounded in fierce fighting while trying to secure a wood near Ypres in 1915 has been remembered at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House. At the annual commemoration day to mark the life and achievements of Wisbech’s most famous daughter on December
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Tribute to town’s trail blazer

An annual commemoration day to mark the life and achievements of Wisbech’s most famous daughter is set to take place on Sunday (December 3). The all-day programme of events includes the 25th annual Octavia Hill memorial lecture, which is being given by Michael Baldwin on ‘Working arou
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Feast of festive fund-raising

A sumptuous feast of festive fare is being cooked up for fine diners at a pop-up restaurant at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House in Wisbech. The festive special, on Saturday, December 9, is the latest in a series of a dozen pop-up suppers staged at the home of the National Trust co-foun
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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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