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Metal, Feather & Skin Merchant, a warehouse overlooking the Nene in Wisbech was once an employer to many people.
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The Georgian North Brink, encompassing heritage and History.
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With his back to the camera, gazing down past the Old Post Office towards the Crescent.

Wisbech General Cemetery: A Heritage Lottery Funded Project.

Keep up to date with the latest exciting news about the Wisbech Society's current project. With support from the Heritage Lottery fund, we're planning to restore the chapel. Join us as we work to maintain Wisbech's Heritage.


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The Society:

Now in its 77th year, Wisbech Society and Preservation Trust is working harder than ever to safeguard the history and heritage of Wisbech, Capital of the Fens and Birthplace to Octavia Hill and Thomas Clarkson. The town's history has positively contributed to our modern society, having been the birthplace of the man who abolished the Slave Trade and the woman who founded the National Trust.

Wisbech Society Plaque for Lambert's Walk

The preservation of the town’s stunning architecture is always very high on the Society's agenda and Fenland District Council consults the Society on planning matters affecting the town’s Listed buildings and conservation areas. Wisbech Society and Preservation Trust keeps a close eye on renovation projects as well as providing funding where appropriate. Through 2014 it worked closely with Fenland District Council on a Town-scape bid for funding to regenerate the High Street, and continues with plans to restore the chapel of rest in the town’s historically significant General Cemetery. Working hand-in-hand with the Friends of Wisbech General Cemetery, the Society has ensured the site’s future.

Join Us!

An active and effective civic society, the Wisbech Society and Preservation Trust takes great pride in the commemoration and celebration of the town’s cultural past, including its many eminent citizens – the Society has installed blue plaques on several relevant buildings around the town.

Lilian ream blue plaque

Membership is open to all, with the annual fee not only helping fund the Society’s many and varied activities, but also allowing access to a programme of fascinating winter lectures and a series of exclusive trips in the spring and summer months. And thanks to the Society’s association with Civic Voice, members also receive one free entry to a National Trust property and one free admission to an English Heritage site per year.

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NEW! See our Lambert's Walk video in our new YouTube channel and our photos in our brand new Flickr account.

 

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Wisbech's classical Georgian North Brink