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Wisbech
Wisbech
(/ˈwɪzbiːtʃ/ WIZ-beech) is a market town, inland port and civil parish in the Fens of Cambridgeshire, England. It had a population of 31,573 in 2011. The town lies in the far north-east of the county, bordering Norfolk
Norfolk
and only 5 miles (8 km) south of Lincolnshire. The tidal River Nene
River Nene
running through the town centre is spanned by two bridges. In 2011, Wisbech
Wisbech
was the second largest town in Cambridgeshire, after Cambridge. Before the Local Government Act 1972 came into force in 1974 Wisbech
Wisbech
was a municipal borough.

Contents

1 History 2 Transport

2.1 Railways 2.2 Buses

3 Demography

3.1 Population 3.2 Immigration

4 Culture 5 Education 6 Sport 7 Notable buildings 8 Notable people 9 Film and television 10 Wisbech
Wisbech
in the news 11 Climate 12 Twin town 13 See also 14 Further reading 15 References 16 External links

History[edit] The name Wisbech
Wisbech
is believed to mean "on the back of the (River) Ouse", Ouse being a common Celtic word relating to water, and the name of a river that once flowed through the town. During the Iron Age, the area where Wisbech
Wisbech
would develop lay in the west of the Brythonic Iceni
Iceni
tribe's territory. Like the rest of Cambridgeshire, Wisbech
Wisbech
was part of the Kingdom of East Anglia after the Anglo-Saxon invasion. The first authentic reference to Wisbech
Wisbech
occurs about 1000, when Oswy and Leoflede, on the admission of their son Aelfwin as a monk, gave the vill to the monastery of Ely.[1] In 1086 Wisbech
Wisbech
was held by the abbot, there may have been some 65 to 70 families, or about 300 to 350 persons, in Wisbech
Wisbech
manor. However, Wisbech, which is the only one of the Marshland vills of the Isle to be mentioned in the Domesday Book, probably comprised the whole area from Tydd Gote down to the far end of Upwell
Upwell
at Welney.[2] Wisbech Castle
Wisbech Castle
was built by William I to fortify the town, and during the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I, it became a state ecclesiastical prison for incarcerating Catholics, many of whom died there owing to the insanitary conditions.[3] Among those held there were John Feckenham, the last Abbot of Westminster, and later two of the key participants in the Gunpowder Plot, Robert Catesby
Robert Catesby
and Francis Tresham. The castle was rebuilt in the mid-17th century, and again in 1816 by Joseph Medworth, who also developed The Crescent, familiar as the setting in numerous costume dramas.

Peckover House
Peckover House
on North Brink by the Nene in Wisbech

Peckover House, with its fine walled garden, was built for the Quaker banking family in 1722 and is now owned by the National Trust. Formerly known as Bank House, the Peckover Bank later became part of Barclays Bank. In the 17th century, the inhabitants became known as the "Fen Tigers" for their resistance to the draining of the Fens, but the project turned Wisbech
Wisbech
into a wealthy port handling agricultural produce. At the time Wisbech
Wisbech
was on the estuary of the River Great Ouse, but silting caused the coastline to move north, and the River Nene
River Nene
was diverted to serve the town. The Wisbech Canal
Wisbech Canal
joining the River Nene at Wisbech
Wisbech
was subsequently filled in and became the dual carriageway leading into the town from the east (now crossing the bypass). The port of Wisbech
Wisbech
now houses a large number of berths for yachts adjacent to the Boathouse development. On 27 June 1970, the heaviest point rainfall was recorded in Wisbech, when 2 inches (50.8 mm) fell in just 12 minutes during the Rose Fair.[2] On 21 September 1979, two Harrier jump jets on a training exercise collided over Wisbech; one landed in a field and the other in a residential area. Two houses and a bungalow were demolished on Ramnoth Road, causing the death of Bob Bowers, his two-year-old son Jonathan Bowers and former town mayor Bill Trumpess.[4] The five-mile (8 km), £6 million A47 Wisbech/West Walton bypass opened in spring 1982. On 19 January 2012, BBC
BBC
Look East reported growing tensions in the town, where one-third of the population were said to be East European immigrants.[5] The town's traditional market days are Thursday and Saturday, but the town council now runs markets seven days a week. The Sunday market runs alongside a car-boot sale. Transport[edit] Railways[edit]

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Before the Beeching closures of the 1960s, Wisbech
Wisbech
had three railway lines: the 1847/48–1968 GER March to Watlington (junction), Norfolk (on the Ely to King's Lynn
King's Lynn
main line) via Wisbech
Wisbech
East (Victoria Road); the 1866–1959 M&GN Peterborough
Peterborough
to Sutton Bridge
Sutton Bridge
via Wisbech
Wisbech
North (on Harecroft Road); and the 1883/84–1966 GER Wisbech and Upwell
Upwell
Tramway. There were also harbour quay lines either side of the River Nene – M&GN Harbour West branch and GER Harbour East branch.[citation needed] The Wisbech and March Bramleyline
Wisbech and March Bramleyline
heritage railway would like to restore and reopen the remaining March to Wisbech
Wisbech
line as a tourist line similar to the Mid- Norfolk
Norfolk
Railway at Dereham. The Wisbech
Wisbech
branch is Network Rail
Network Rail
property and is still classed as a fully functioning goods line, although the last goods service was in the summer of 2000, and so the heritage railway would lease the track from NR for 99 years. When the line had fully re-opened, after HM Rail Inspectorate approval, rail services would run between March Elm Road (a new station next to Elm Road crossing) and Wisbech
Wisbech
East (a new station in Weasenham Lane). It is hoped that a new station would be built at Coldham, on the site of the old station's down (Wisbech-bound) platform, with another at Waldersea for visitors, where the group hopes to have a depot.[citation needed] There is also an active campaign to reopen the March– Wisbech
Wisbech
line as part of the national rail network, with direct services to Cambridge and possibly Peterborough. A report published in 2009 by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) indicated that this was viable.[citation needed] It is supported by Wisbech
Wisbech
Town Council and subject to reports commissioned by the county council in 2013.[citation needed] The line is currently at GRIP 3 study stage.[6]. The Bramblyline Heritage Railway could still to operate over it, even if the plan went ahead.[citation needed] Buses[edit] Wisbech
Wisbech
is located on the excel bus route between Peterborough
Peterborough
and Norwich, operated by First Eastern Counties. The town is also served by buses operated by Stagecoach East
Stagecoach East
and Lynx, the latter including the 46 and X46 services between King's Lynn
King's Lynn
and Three Holes. Demography[edit] Population[edit]

Parish 1981 1991 2001

Wisbech 22,932 24,981 26,536

Immigration[edit] In 2014 it was reported by a popular national newspaper that some 18% of town's population (5,000 people) were Lithuanians.[7] Several official places (libraries, surgeries, local council) provide translations into Lithuanian, as well as Polish, Latvian, Russian and Portuguese.[8] Many small businesses in the town relate to Lithuanian and Eastern European
Eastern European
food supplies. There are two Lithuanian basketball clubs in Wisbech, currently participating in Britain's Lithuanian Basketball League: Wisbech Wizards and Wisbech
Wisbech
Bullets.[9] Both play at Thomas Clarkson
Thomas Clarkson
Academy. Culture[edit]

Museum Square, Wisbech

The Angles Theatre[10] is a professional theatre run almost entirely by volunteers and backed by leading names including Derek Jacobi, Jo Brand and Cameron Mackintosh. It also runs a theatre school for children called Ratzcool.[11] The amateur dramatic group Wisbech Players has been performing for over 50 years. It currently appears twice a year in spring and autumn at the Angles Theatre.[12] Amateur dramatic group, the Wisbech
Wisbech
Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, have been providing musicals to the town since 1905 and a yearly pantomime since 1975. The society's home is at the local Thomas Clarkson Community College, where rehearsals and performances take place.[13] Every summer a "Rose Fair" is held in aid of St Peter's Church. The church is decorated with floral displays sponsored by local organisations and businesses. A parade of floats forms up in Queens Road and circuits the town. Strawberry and cream teas are served and stalls raise funds for local charities. Coaches bring visitors from a wide area.[14] The Luxe cinema in Alexandra Rd screens films in a former Women's Institutes hall.[15] Local youth organisations include the Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps, Sea Cadets, Girls Venture Corps Air Cadets, Fire Cadets and St John Ambulance Cadets. There are numerous Scout and Guide groups for boys and girls.[citation needed] Wisbech
Wisbech
Citizens' Patrol, a voluntary group launched in April 2016 to patrol the town and help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, is currently in abeyance.[16] Education[edit]

Wisbech Grammar School
Wisbech Grammar School
on North Brink.

Wisbech's two secondary schools (11–18) are the state-funded Thomas Clarkson Academy (formerly the Queen's School, which itself was the amalgamation of the Queen's Girls' and Queen's Boys' schools), and the independent Wisbech
Wisbech
Grammar School, which was founded in 1379, making it one of the oldest schools in the United Kingdom. Primary schools in Wisbech
Wisbech
include; Clarkson Infants, St Peters Juniors, The Orchards, Peckover, Nene Infants, Ramnoth Junior School, Leverington Primary School and Elm Road Primary School. There is also a school for children with special learning needs, Meadowgate School. There is also a further education centre: the College of West Anglia formerly the Isle of Ely College. Sport[edit] The local football team is Wisbech
Wisbech
Town Football Club, nicknamed The Fenmen. Other sports clubs include Wisbech
Wisbech
Rugby Union Football Club, Wisbech
Wisbech
Hockey Club, Wisbech
Wisbech
Tennis Club, Wisbech
Wisbech
Cricket Club (who have an annual fixture with the MCC, Wisbech
Wisbech
Squash Club, Wisbech Swimming Club, and a number of martial arts clubs. The "Nine Mile River Swim" between Wisbech
Wisbech
and Sutton Bridge
Sutton Bridge
in the River Nene
River Nene
was won four times in the 1930s by Ernie (Bunny) Bunning. When the swim was moved to the swimming pool as a 220-yard race, David Bunning, his son, won the cup four times in the 1960s. Notable buildings[edit]

Peckover House
Peckover House
(1722; owned by the National Trust) Thomas Clarkson Memorial
Clarkson Memorial
(1881)

The Clarkson Memorial
Clarkson Memorial
in Wisbech
Wisbech
2013

Richard Young MP Memorial (1871) sited in Wisbech
Wisbech
Park. Parish Church of St Peter and Paul. There are some pictures and a description of the church at the Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
Churches website.[17] Our Lady & Saint Charles Borromeo Church St Mary's Parish church, also on the Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
Churches website.[18] Octavia Hill
Octavia Hill
Birthplace Museum where she was born before the family's move to London. Wisbech
Wisbech
& Fenland
Fenland
Museum; extensive collections of local records and other items. Notable artifacts include: Napoleon's Sèvres breakfast service, said to have been captured at the Battle of Waterloo; Thomas Clarkson's chest, containing examples of 18th century African textiles, seeds and leatherwork which he used to illustrate his case for direct trade with Africa; and the original manuscript of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. Elgood's Brewery;

Elgoods Brewery on North Brink in Wisbech

The brewery was founded in 1795, and bought soon after by the Elgood family. It is a traditional brewery, but produces less than some modern micro-breweries, with output at around 90–100 barrels per week. The beers produced include: "Black Dog Mild", "Golden Newt", " Cambridge
Cambridge
Bitter", "Greyhound Strong Bitter", "Old Smoothie Mild", "Old Smoothie Bitter", "Brookes Ale", "Reinbeer" and "Jingle Ale". The brewery is also known for its gardens, which are open to the public.

The Octagon Chapel in Wisbech
Wisbech
Old Market, demolished in 1952

Rose and Crown, Wisbech; The hotel has towered over the fens for nearly 600 years. The Rose and Crown Hotel is the best example of the progress of the town with examples of Tudor, Elizabethan, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian Architecture. The Tidnams owned the hotel until 1932 and imported port, sherries and wine up the River Nene. These were matured in the cellars under the hotel and also in cellars under Bridge Street. These enormous underground chambers were built more than 200 years ago in what had been the cut supplying water to the moat of the medieval castle. The Tidnams distributed their ports, sherries and wines from Wisbech
Wisbech
all over Britain and their whiskey brand, Tidnams Tipple, was remembered in the name of the hotel’s main town bar, Tidnams Tipple Inn, now named ‘Back in Time’.[19]

Notable people[edit] In order of birth:

Constable William Wolsey and painter Robert Pygot were burned at the stake for Christian heresy
Christian heresy
on 16 October 1555.[20][21] Thomas Herring, (1693–1757), Archbishop of Canterbury (from 1747), was educated at Wisbech
Wisbech
Grammar School. Joseph Medworth, (born in Wisbech, 1752–1827) was a builder who developed "The Crescent" in Wisbech
Wisbech
and redeveloped "Thurloe's Mansion" into the current villa on the castle site. William Godwin, (born in Wisbech, 3 March 1756–7 April 1836) was an English political writer and novelist, considered an important precursor of utilitarian and of liberal anarchist thinking. He first married Mary Wollstonecroft. A daughter of theirs, Mary Wollstonecroft Godwin, became Mary Shelley, famed author of Frankenstein. Thomas Clarkson, anti-slavery campaigner, was born in Wisbech
Wisbech
in 1760 and educated at Wisbech
Wisbech
Grammar School. The Clarkson Memorial
Clarkson Memorial
was built to commemorate his life's efforts to end slavery in the British Empire on 25 March 1833. John Clarkson (1764–1828), younger brother of Thomas, was another key figure in the British abolitionist movement. As governor of Sierra Leone he organised voluntary migration of former slaves freed by the British under a deal to reward their loyalty during the American War of Independence. William Skrimshire, (born in Wisbech, 1766–1829) was a surgeon and botanist. Elizabeth Dawbarn (died 1839) was a religious pamphleteer who addressed children and adults. Richard Young (1809–1871) was an MP, shipowner, Mayor of Wisbech (1858–62), and a sheriff of the city of London in 1871.[citation needed] William Digby, (born in Wisbech, 1 May 1849 – 29 September 1904) was an English writer, journalist and liberal politician, and first secretary of the National Liberal Club. Rev. William Hazlitt, who was minister at the Presbyterian meeting house here in 1764–66, became an influential Unitarian minister. He was father of the essayist William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt
and the portrait painter John Hazlitt. While resident at Wisbech
Wisbech
he married Grace Loftus. Sisters Miranda and Octavia Hill, born at Wisbech, founded the Kyrle Society, a progenitor of the National Trust, of which Octavia became co-founder. Alexander Peckover (banker) (16 August 1830 – 21 October 1919) Baron Peckover of Wisbech, was Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
in 1893–1906. Rev. W. Awdry (15 June 1911 – 21 March 1997), creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, was Vicar of Emneth
Emneth
in 1953–65. Toby the Tram Engine, one of Awdry's characters, was based on the small steam trams that ran farm produce on the Strawberry Line between Wisbech
Wisbech
and Upwell. Bernard Martin (1916–2005) was a local councillor and town mayor 1980–81. Jesse Pye (1919–1984), professional footballer, scored two goals in the 1949 FA Cup Final, and played for England, before becoming a player-manager for Wisbech Town F.C.
Wisbech Town F.C.
in 1960–66. John Gordon (1925–2017), young-adult fiction writer and author of The Giant Under The Snow, grew up in Wisbech. The town and the surrounding fens inspired many of his novels, including The House on the Brink (Peckover House) and Fen Runners. Russell Arthur Missin (born 1922 at Gorefield, near Wisbech) was organist and master of choristers at Newcastle Cathedral. Jill Freud (born 1927), actress (and wife of Clement Freud, MP for Isle of Ely 1973–87) founded Jill Freud and Company while working with Angles Theatre in 1980.[citation needed] Anton Rodgers (1933–2007), actor, was born in Wisbech. Sir Harry Kroto
Sir Harry Kroto
(1939–2016) was the 1996 Nobel Laureate
Nobel Laureate
in chemistry, for the discovery of fullerenes. Mick Walker (born 30 November 1942, Wretton, Norfolk
Norfolk
– 8 March 2012) was a Wisbech
Wisbech
motor cyclist and author. Malcolm Douglas Moss, (born 1943, Lancashire) politician, was a Wisbech
Wisbech
Town councillor and later MP for North East Cambridgeshire from 1987 until retirement at the 2010 general election. Tony Martin (born c. 1944), gained notoriety while living in an isolated Norfolk
Norfolk
farmhouse outside Wisbech, for shooting two men and killing one of them. Both travellers, they were burgling his home one night. Martin was convicted of murder, but gained fame as a symbol of rough justice. Mike Stevens (born 1957) is a musical director and record producer. Lance Hart (born c. 1959), perpetrator of the 2016 Spalding shooting, was a former resident of Wisbech. Joe Perry (born 13 August 1974 in Wisbech) – is a snooker player. Jody Cundy
Jody Cundy
(born 14 October 1978 in Wisbech) is a Paralympian. Will Millard (born 29 June 1983) is a writer and explorer, and presenter of BBC2's Hunters of the South Seas.[22][23] George Russell (racing driver), (born February 1998)

Film and television[edit]

The North Brink by the River Nene
River Nene
in Wisbech

The Brinks, depicted in 1851

Wisbech
Wisbech
is noted for its unspoilt Georgian architecture, particularly along North Brink and The Crescent. It has been used in BBC
BBC
One's 1999 adaptation of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield and ITV1's Micawber, starring David Jason. A " Wisbech
Wisbech
Rock Festival" appears in the film Still Crazy. The 2008 feature film Dean Spanley
Dean Spanley
starring Peter O'Toole was largely filmed in Wisbech. The effect of immigration on the town was featured in the BBC
BBC
documentary "The Day the Immigrants Left", presented by Evan Davis. The programme looked at jobs in the town reported to have been "taken over by migrants". In the programme, several local unemployed persons were given the chance to try such jobs.[24][25][26] Wisbech
Wisbech
in the news[edit] There are two free newspapers distributed within the town, the Wisbech Standard (owned by Archant) and the Fenland
Fenland
Citizen. According to a study looking into immigration patterns, Wisbech
Wisbech
was once identified as the seventh "most English" town in Britain by Sky News However, on 16 February 2008 a report in the Daily Express
Daily Express
titled "Death Of A Country Idyll" wrote about how the influx of Eastern European immigrants may have caused the increase of crime and other illegal activities. Then on 20 February 2008 The Fenland
Fenland
Citizen contained an article opposing the Daily Express
Daily Express
article.[27] In January 2012 the Daily Mail
Daily Mail
ran a story following the murder of Alisa Dmitrijeva, a Latvian teenager and resident of Wisbech, whose body was found on the Queen's Sandringham estate. The article alleged that the quintessentially English town had been taken over by a sinister Eastern European
Eastern European
drug and crimes ring nicknamed the "Baltic Mafia" who were terrifying local residents. The article reported that there had been five murders within the Eastern European
Eastern European
community from Wisbech
Wisbech
within the last two years.[28] On 28 August 2012 there was a serious incident when police were called because of people reportedly on the roof of Wisbech
Wisbech
District Hospital. Two local officers of the Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
Constabulary, Wisbech Policing Team answered the call. On arrival they found one of the hospital's doctors had been assaulted by the group. As the two officers split up to search the hospital, one of the suspects, a woman armed with an axe, returned to the hospital making threats to kill, one police officer tackled the woman, disarming her and restraining her on the floor. Her colleague joined her and assisted in detaining the woman until help arrived. The woman detained was arrested and in November 2012 pleaded guilty to numerous offences at Cambridge
Cambridge
Crown Court, including burglary, assault, public order offences and racially aggravated harassment. Both police received formal commendations for their actions.[29][30][31][32] Another officer of Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
Constabulary, Wisbech
Wisbech
Policing Team also made the news when on Friday 12 November 2013, when he was struck off his bike on Churchill Road by a shoplifting suspect he was chasing. Despite suffering a broken ankle he remounted his bike and chased the suspect for 20 minutes before cornering him in Prospect Place. Despite the man attempting to escape by climbing a fence PCSO McCormack kept hold of the man detaining him, even as he violently resisted, until help arrived. The suspect was arrested.[33] Climate[edit] Like the rest of the United Kingdom, Wisbech
Wisbech
experiences an oceanic climate, but Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
is one of the driest counties in the British Isles along with Essex. February is the driest month, whilst October is the wettest. In temperature terms, both January and December are the coldest months, whilst August is the warmest.

Climate data for Wisbech

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 7 (45) 8 (46) 11 (52) 13 (55) 16 (61) 19 (66) 21 (70) 22 (72) 19 (66) 15 (59) 10 (50) 7 (45) 14 (57.3)

Daily mean °C (°F) 4.5 (40.1) 5 (41) 7 (45) 9 (48) 12 (54) 14.5 (58.1) 16.5 (61.7) 17 (63) 14.5 (58.1) 11 (52) 7 (45) 4.5 (40.1) 10.21 (50.51)

Average low °C (°F) 2 (36) 2 (36) 3 (37) 5 (41) 8 (46) 10 (50) 12 (54) 12 (54) 10 (50) 7 (45) 4 (39) 2 (36) 6.4 (43.7)

Average precipitation cm (inches) 4.5 (1.77) 3 (1.2) 3.3 (1.3) 4 (1.6) 4.6 (1.81) 4.4 (1.73) 4.8 (1.89) 5.2 (2.05) 5.3 (2.09) 5.6 (2.2) 5 (2) 4.4 (1.73) 54.1 (21.37)

Average precipitation days 18 15 15 14 13 12 12 12 13 16 17 17 174

Source: World Weather Online[34]

Twin town[edit]

Arles, France
France
(1964)

See also[edit]

List of places in Cambridgeshire Elm, Cambridgeshire

Further reading[edit]

Dorothy Thurman, with illustrations by Derek Abel (1998). Wisbech. The Wisbech
Wisbech
Society and Preservation Trust Ltd. ISBN 0-9519220-5-X.  Arthur Oldham. Pubs and Taverns of Wisbech
Wisbech
(out of print).  Ellen Gibson Wilson. The Clarksons of Wisbech
Wisbech
and the abolition of the slave trade. The Wisbech
Wisbech
Society and Preservation Trust Ltd. ISBN 0-9519220-0-9.  Peter Clayton. Octavia Hill
Octavia Hill
1838–1912 Born in Wisbech. The Wisbech Society and Preservation Trust Ltd. ISBN 0-9519220-1-7.  Roger Powell. Richard Young of Wisbech
Wisbech
1809–1871. The Wisbech Society and Preservation Trust Ltd. ISBN 0-9519220-3-3.  Madeline G H McReynolds. The Peckovers of Wisbech. The Wisbech
Wisbech
Society and Preservation Trust Ltd. ISBN 0-9519220-2-5.  John Gordon. The House on the Brink. Childrens Book Club. ISBN 0060220287.  John Gordon (2009). Fen Runners. Orion Childrens. ISBN 1-84255-684-3.  A History of the County of Cambridge
Cambridge
and the Isle of Ely: Volume 4: City of Ely N. and S. Witchford and Wisbech
Wisbech
Hundreds. 2002. 

References[edit]

^ J. Bentham, Hist. Ely, 87. ^ [Wisbech: Manors', A History of the County of Cambridge
Cambridge
and the Isle of Ely: Volume 4: City of Ely; Ely, N. and S. Witchford and Wisbech Hundreds (2002), pp. 243–245.] ^ http://www.wisbech-society.co.uk/castle.html The Wisbech
Wisbech
Society & Preservation Trust, The Castle ^ BBC
BBC
Archive ^ BBC: Migrants singled out by attackers in Wisbech ^ GRIP process explained: Retrieved 22 September 2017. ^ Little Lithuania: Population 28,000 (5,000 are Lithuanian) ^ Ką reikia dėti į atliekų dėžes? (Lithuanian) ^ BLKL Wisbech ^ Retrieved 22 September 2017. ^ The Angles Theatre, Wisbech
Wisbech
Retrieved 22 September 2017. ^ Retrieved 22 September 2017. ^ Retrieved 22 September 2017. ^ Retrieved 22 September 2017. ^ Luxe Cinema Retrieved 22 September 2017. ^ Retrieved 22 September 2017. ^ This church's page at the Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
Churches website ^ This church's page at the Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
Churches website ^ [1] ^ Foxe, John (1838). Seymour, Michael Hobart, ed. The Acts and Monuments of the Church; containing the history and sufferings of the martyrs. London: Scott, Webster and Geary. pp. 820–821.  ^ Blakeman, Pamela (1990). The Book of Ely (Limited no. 589 ed.). Barracuda Books. p. 131. ISBN 0-86023-466-5.  ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-ouch-32315803 ^ http://www.willmillard.com/ ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00r3qyw ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/cambridgeshire/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8530000/8530168.stm ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbq_2dai4Hk ^ Wisbech: blighted by crime? – Fenland
Fenland
Today ^ Drugs, the teenager found murdered on the Queen's estate and how the Baltic Mafia is terrorising one of Britain's oldest market towns ^ http://www.elystandard.co.uk/news/heroic_pcso_who_disarmed_axe_wielding_woman_at_wisbech_hospital_to_receive_bravery_award_tomorrow_1_3011868 ^ http://www.police.uk/cambridgeshire/Fenland_Wisbech/ ^ http://www.police.uk/cambridgeshire/Fenland_Wisbech/team/pcso-lisa-mann/ ^ http://www.police.uk/cambridgeshire/Fenland_Wisbech/team/ ^ http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/heroic_psco_chases_down_man_who_knocked_him_off_his_bike_despite_suffering_a_broken_ankle_1_2979185 ^ "Wisbech, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Weather Averages". World Weather Online. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 

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