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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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Green award for landmark garden

A prestigious award has been made to mark the outstanding effort to help Octavia Hill’s green legacy to continue to live on in the town where she was born. At a ceremony (on Friday) to celebrate the re-opening for the new season of Centenary Green, a national memorial on the South Bri
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