Wisbech: Capital of The Fens

Wisbech is a beautiful Georgian Market town in the middle of the Fens. Just walking around you start to notice it is brimming with history. Find out about the Peckovers who started Wisbech’s first bank (Peckover House, National trust), or how Octavia Hill played her part in reforming social deprivation (Octavia Hill Birthplace). The Crescent and the Brinks have been used in Dicken’s Films. Stand out buildings range from the oldest working Georgian theatre (the Angles), to the less noticed Empire theatre which is a stunning art deco design. And from Family run Elgood’s brewery to the beautiful Wisbech and Fenland Museum (home to unusual items including Dicken’s original manuscript of Great expectations and artefacts of Thomas Clarkson). Visit Wisbech information centre in http://www.etceteracommunityhub.org.uk for more info.

Secret Fens book launch

Join Karen Merrison, local author and artist, for a illustrated talk about her new book ‘Secret Fens’. The event will include book signing and meet and greet.

Venue: Wisbech, the rest is a secret.

Date/time: Saturday 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Cost: Free, but donations to Fascinating Fens welcome. There are opportunities to purchase the book.

Other information: The event is ticketed so please book in advance, further information will be provided once booked. Please email: fascinatingfens@outlook.com

Fenland Family History Society and Wisbech Community Hub:

Join The Fenland Family history Society at Etcetera community hub in Wisbech, for help and tips for researching family history.

Venue: Etcetera community hub in Wisbech

Date/time: Saturday 18th June 2022,

Cost: Free

Booking: none required.

CP learning Trust at the Secret Garden

Join CP learning trust for a Fen Bushcraft family challenge

Venue: The Secret Garden, Mill Tree Lane, Wisbech, PE13 4TR

Date/time: Saturday 18th June, 10am-3pm.

Cost: Free

Booking: Please book in advance via acallaghan@cpltrust.net

Other information: Please bring outdoor clothing and a pack lunch.

Wisbech and Fenland Museum:

Visit the amazing Victorian Wisbech and Fenland Museum, and explore its exhibitions including: Fen Life, mummified objects, and Thomas Clarkson. It’s current exhibitions also includes: The ‘Fen-Lands by Robert Farren’.

Date and Time: Saturday 18th June, 10am-4pm.

Place: Wisbech and Fenland Museum, Museum Square, Wisbech, PE13 1ES

Cost: Free, but donations very welcome.

Booking: None required

Other information: The museum is currently creating an easier access for wheelchair users, but this will not be available by June. There are some steps up the entrance to the museum.

Virtual tour of Wisbech Tunnels:

Wisbech Tunnels are so intriguing, so here’s a unique opportunity to explore the tunnels virtually. Some of the tunnels date back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Thanks to the work of Wisbech High Street Project, they have brought the tunnels and some of their secrets they hold back to life. Please press the link to watch. highstreetwisbech.org.uk

Fascinating fens Values: The event/activity includes the themes of heritage.

Wisbech Virtual Art Trail

Wisbech Projects CIC with funding from the Arts Council developed a Virtual Arts Trail, where creatives and artists can share their work and be added to the website and also the Minecraft map of the town, where many pieces of work are displayed throughout the virtual town.

If you love the virtual world, take a look at Wisbech from a different perspective. Take a look at various artwork designed/made by local people. The work includes: poems, sculptures, painting and much more. http://www.wisbechartspace.com

Fascinating fens Values: The event/activity includes the themes of heritage and Creativity.