[77][78], The Wisbech Mustard market held on four Saturdays in October was claimed to be unique, in 1911 it had been running for over forty years. If you live in a Tier … There are exceptions for supervised indoor sport for under-18s. [71], The first half of the 19th century was a very prosperous time for the town and an annual average of 40,000 tons of goods passed through the port, consisting mainly of coal, corn timber and wine. There is also an online version.[199]. King John of England visited the castle on 12 October 1216 as he came from Bishop's Lynn. [157], 1932 The 'Capital of the Fens' is brought to a standstill as crowds fill the streets to catch a glimpse of Prince George as he receives the Loyal Address from the Mayor.[158]. Wisbech (/ˈwɪzbiːtʃ/ WIZ-beech) is a town and civil parish in the Fenland district of Cambridgeshire, England. A date of 1601 and trumpet and pheasant are visible on the exterior of the building. Greatest Hits Radio (West Norfolk) is part of Planet Radio. London and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire entered Tier 3 on Wednesday, meaning 34 million people or 61pc of England's population are living under the toughest level of … [26], The new Wisbech & Fenland Museum building opened in 1847 and continues to collect, care for and interpret the natural and cultural heritage of Wisbech and the surrounding area.[27]. 243–245. Also, anyone who has queries at to what trading can take place at Wisbech Market during the period of the Tier 4 restrictions should contact the Town Council office, either by telephone (01945 461333) or e-mail ([email protected]). [19], Wisbech's first workhouse located in Albion Place opened in 1722, it could accommodate three hundred inmates and cost £2,000.[20]. - Rule of six applies in outdoor spaces. People selling food for delivery, click and collect, or drive-through can carry on after 10pm. [49] In 2019 the town received Gold Award in the large town category in the RHS Anglia in Bloom completion. Lived on South Brink, Wisbech. You should also avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment. Sir Philip Vavasour, High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire. In December 2013, the town's river flood defences were tested when an unusually high tide threatened to top the recently improved walls and flood gates.[59]. Jolly Fryer. It developed into an event that encompasses many of the charities and other organisations in the town and district running stalls and events including two parades of floats starting from Queens Road.[106][107][108][109]. [40], In 1949 the borough celebrated the 400th anniversary of receiving its charter. Had a great haircut by Bradley yesterday. - Pubs and restaurants must close except for delivery and takeaway. [61] The line is currently Wisbech East railway station(2019) at GRIP 3 study stage. ", "Cambridgeshire and Peterborough set for new mayor", "Reopen these rail lines and put 500,000 people in reach of the railways", "Local Area Report – Wisbech Parish (1170212281)", "Wisbech (Cambridgeshire, East of England, United Kingdom) – Population Statistics, Charts, Map, Location, Weather and Web Information", "Ką reikia dėti į atliekų dėžes? On 14 May 2011 Wisbech featured in The Guardian "Let's Move to..." column: Tom Dyckhoff highlighted the Georgian streets, cinemas, local community groups and poor rail links. Tier 2 in Cambridgeshire: Here’s what the restrictions mean and what you can and can’t do. Fen speak ran a series of events funded by the Arts Council, Metal Culture and John Clare Cottage. Eldest daughter of Dr Thomas, Fanny Maria Robertson (1831–1909) actress, elder sister of, This page was last edited on 24 January 2021, at 10:50. [183], Wisbeach and its river Nene (or Nen), wooden piling and riverport, two stations are mentioned by Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953) who dined at the Whyte Harte hotel, North Brink. [53], In the May 2019 elections, twelve councillors were returned without a vote to Fenland District Council, which topped the Electoral Reform Society's list of 'rotten boroughs'.[54]. The Prime Minister announced on Saturday that many of the areas which were in Tier 3 would be moving to Tier 4 from midnight tonight. The rivers and canal provide opportunities for canoeing and kayaking. Peckover House, with its walled garden, was built in 1722 and purchased by the Quaker Peckover banking family in the 1790s. [29], On Sunday 29 June 1857 a mob entered the town and broke the Corn Merchants windows and seized corn and demanded money from shopkeepers. From looking at the data, Norfolk and Suffolk should start off in one of the lower tiers – one or two – rather than tier three after December 2. Sponsored. The Octavia Hill Birthplace House also attracts those interested in the National Trust, army cadet force or social housing. This is the strictest level of restrictions and means that you must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody you do not live with or is in your support bubble - that includes in a private garden and most outdoor venues. Based in an Old Market property facing the river, they were able to receive oil from the blubber yards of King's Lynn as well as coal, wood for casks and olive oil used in making the coarse, sweet and grey (speckled) soaps they produced from 1716 to about 1770. View vaccination data . The Elgoods Beer Festival takes place each September when musical events accompany the wide range of drinks on offer. In 1997 a new parish centre was created when the church was linked to its nearby hall.[98]. However, Wisbech falls into tier 2 “and everything will go and remain normal as already planned and opening times will remain with the shop open as … [22], Charles Kingsley's 1850 novel Alton Locke has a character Bob Porter referring to the gibbeting of two Irish reapers at Wisbech River after trial for murder. You can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open but you should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible. Drinking fountain erected to the memory of Mr & Mrs G. D. Collins in the Old Market in 1897. Port of Wisbech is an inland port on the River Nene in Wisbech, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.It is mainly used for cargo and industrial purposes, with the southern part of the port housing a number of berths for yachts. You can travel through other areas as part of a longer journey. EAFA. Harry Rutter Published: 4:49 PM December 1, 2020 Updated: 1:07 PM December 7, 2020. The rest of Cambridgeshire remains in Tier … Find what to do today, this weekend, or in February. Regular annual Buyers included Messrs Coleman of Norwich. [18], Soap was taxed and manufacturers such as the Wisbech Soap Company required a licence. Octavia Hill's Birthplace House opened with the purpose of housing items linked to the various philanthropic activities of Octavia Hill and her family. The place-name 'Wisbech' is first attested in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for the year 656, where it appears as Wisebece. Wisbech was a municipal borough before the Local Government Act 1972 came into force in 1974. Town and civil parish in Cambridgeshire, England, Breweries, beer houses, clubs, inns and taverns, Inns, taverns, breweries and beer festivals. [22], Theatres in both Pickard's Lane (a barn) and North End and a third (temporary structure) in the High Street are referred to. Icenian coins have been found in both March and Wisbech.[4]. Keeper's salary £16: no Fees – This prison might be improved on the Keeper's Garden. Leisure and sports facilities can stay open but group classes should be cancelled. COVID-19: More areas could be in Tier 4 from Boxing Day as coronavirus cases rise. [197], Wisbech Merchants' Trail was updated and released as a map and booklet and as a free mobile app in August 2019. It is presently owned by Princes. [112], Local nonfiction authors include William Godwin, Thomas Clarkson, William Ellis (missionary), William Watson, FJ Gardiner, N Walker & Prof. T Craddock, Arthur Artis Oldham, Andrew C Ingram, Robert Bell, George Anniss, Roger Powell, Bridgett Holmes, Kevin Rodgers, Andrew Ketley and William P Smith and fiction writers John Muriel, John Gordon Rev. 'Wisbech Words' holds regular events at Wisbech Castle. 0.7 to 0.9 with a daily infection growth rate range of -6% to -2% as of 29 January 2021. Places of worship remain open but you shouldn't socialise with people from outside your household or bubble while you are indoors there. The Peckover Bank became part of Barclays Bank. A thriving pipe making business was being carried out in the town by Amy White in the 1740s. [39], In 1939 Wisbech Society and Preservation Trust was founded to safeguard the history and heritage of Wisbech. Wisbech sat on the estuary of the River Great Ouse, but silting caused the coastline to move north, and the River Nene was diverted to serve the town. This was reprinted in 1979 by Cambridgeshire Libraries as Inns and Taverns of Wisbech. Audrey Cross. Wisbech is within the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. [110], Friends of Wisbech Park Bandstand host a series of musical events at the bandstand on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer and winter.[111]. Hospitality settings such as bars, pubs, cafes, and restaurants must close but can continue to do click and collect, takeaway, delivery or drive-through services. The Pageant Master was Sir Arthur Bryant who had experience with the Cambridgeshire Pageant 1924, Oxfordshire Pageant 1926 and London Empire Pageants of 1928 and 1929. It decreased to 9,276 in 1861 and picked up to 9,395 in 1891. The Castle has now opened to the public after being unavailable for a number of years, and is starting to attract visitors to its programme of events and activities. [156], 'Approaching Wisbech' an amateur film of a simulated road traffic accident made in the late 1930s. [81], Samuel Wallace Smedley bought the old Crosse and Blackwell jam making factory. page, which tells you your Local COVID Alert Level and what you can and cannot do in your area.. For more information contact [email protected] Most business and hospitality venues can stay open, certain places like nightclubs have to stay closed though. The Fenland Poet Laureate Awards were relaunched with funding from the Arts Council in 2019 with the results to be announced in the autumn. He recorded his visit which was later published in 1875 in 'Diaries and Letters'. Tier two is stricter, you can't socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether that's your home or a public space. [35], Wisbech War Memorial was unveiled on 24 July 1921. In 2010 Dutch based Partner Logistics opened a £12m frozen food warehouse on Boleness Rd, employing over 50 staff. Did a scissor cut. [86] Shire Garden Building Ltd based in Wisbech and Sutton Bridge have been manufacturing wooden buildings since the 1980s.[87]. The town lies in the far north-east of Cambridegshire, bordering Norfolk and only 5 miles (8 km) south of Lincolnshire. We have had some issues at the shop and will not be open today! [34], The Wisbech Canal joining the River Nene at Wisbech was subsequently filled in and became the dual carriageway leading into the town from the east (now crossing the bypass). It is supported by Wisbech Town Council and subject to reports commissioned by the county council in 2013. Guidance for Market Traders. It has been used in BBC One's 1999 adaptation of Charles Dickens' 'David Copperfield'[165] and ITV1's 2001 adaptation of 'Micawber', starring David Jason. Ely House, an early 18th century farmhouse. Early well known photographers in the town included William Ellis (missionary), Samuel Smith (photographer),[116] Lilian Ream, Valentine Blanchard [117] and Geoff Hastings.[118]. In June 2018 Country Life magazine ran a feature on Wisbech. Showing results in neighbouring cities. The Metal Box company established their largest manufacturing unit at Weasenham Lane in 1953. [36], In 1929 The Wisbech Pageant was held at Sibalds Holme Park on 4–5 September. Twenty years later the castle was 'utterly destroyed' by marine flooding; however it was rebuilt by 1246 when the constable or keeper was Wm Justice. [102] Wisbech Castle was donated to the Isle of Ely County Council by the family of the former education director and is now run by the town council. Organised indoor sports and exercise classes can continue as long as the 'Rule of Six' is followed. Church contact: Derek 07717 325 139. The A47 now bypasses the town. [155], North Cambridgeshire Hospital in the 1930s. [97], The Anglican St Augustine's church on Lynn Rd was erected in 1868–9 and consecrated on 11 May 1869. Wisbece, Wisebece, Wisbbece, Wysbeche, Wisbeche, Wissebeche, Wysebeche, Wysbech, Wyxbech, Wyssebeche, Wisbidge, Wisbich and Wisbitch,[2][3] [11] No courtyard. “As we are a small village pub, it looks like we will be closing down unless we get support from the village to keep us open. An annual Rose Fair, music festival, music concerts at the Bandstand in the park and the theatre and two cinemas also attract audiences from outside the town. As an example of organised water sport, in 1955, the Wisbech Yacht Club opened their new clubhouse at Lattersley Pit, Whittlesey.[101]. https://www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk › news › fenland-to-remain-in- Guidance for Market Traders. [25], The Isle of Ely and Wisbech Advertiser was founded in 1845. Other places of worship are: Baptist, Hill St; Society of Friends, North Brink; United Reformed, Castle Square; King's Church, Queens Rd; Jehovahs Witnesses, Tinkers Drove; Trinity Methodist, Church Terrace; West St; and Spiritualist, Alexander Rd. 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Here's a breakdown of what the restrictions are in each tier. See the easy read summary for Wisbech St Mary, Waldersea & Christchurch, Cambridgeshire. [186], Travel writer Nicholas Wollaston's (1927–2007) visit to the town produced a chapter in his 1965 book. Waterlees was 'Best in Group' and Gold Award in Urban category and St.Peters Gardens a Gold Award in the Small Parks category.[50]. A dispute arising amongst the Catholic prisoners was widely known as the Wisbech Stirs. "Here are the greatest improvements by planting of hemp, that, I think, is to be seen in England; particularly on the Norfolk and Cambridge side of the Fens, as about Wisbech, Well, and several other places, where we saw many hundred acres of ground bearing great crops of hemp ".[180]. Life will feel a little different from tomorrow as Cambridgeshire and Fenland enters “high alert” Tier 2 government coronavirus restrictions. Wisbech Grammar1st X1 U18 girls crowned County Champions at the Tier 4 County Finals on Tuesday 24th September in Cambridge. Slimming World Wisbech with Tina, Mondays Queen Mary Centre, Queens Road, Wisbech PE13 2PE . The church will remain closed until further notice. [94], The Rose and Crown hotel on the market place is one of the oldest buildings in the town. Recommended option. The Horsefair shopping centre opened by Noel Edmunds in 1988 is on part of Hill street and the site of the old Horse Fair. During the Iron Age, the area where Wisbech would develop lay in the west of the Brythonic Iceni tribe's territory. People can start going to outdoor and indoor events again but capacity is limited. Wisbech is noted for its fine examples of Georgian architecture. Daniel Defoe (c1660-1731) toured the Eastern Counties of England in 1723 and commented about Wisbech as a seaport. Grade II listed. There are exceptions for people who use these venues as their main residence. Tier 3: Very high - No household mixing indoors or outdoors. [7], A castle was built by William I to fortify the site. The town has seven electoral wards: Clarkson, Kirton, Medworth, Octavia Hill, Peckover, Staithe and Waterlees village. In 1831 the construction of a lifting bridge at Sutton Bridge finally provided a means to travel directly between Norfolk and Lincolnshire. Organised indoor sport and classes will only be allowed if people can avoid mixing with people they don't live with. Businessnes and venues can stay open as long as they operate in a covid-secure way. The police charged the crowds and cleared the streets. The Friends of Wisbech and Fenland Museum supports the museum with Grants for acquisitions, and assists with research programmes, conservation, publishing and new technologies throughout the Museum. On 1 March 1848 Eastern Counties Railway opened Wisbeach (sic) station (later renamed Wisbech East railway station). 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