WISBECH SOCIETY & PRESERVATION TRUST LTD
As it prepares for its 75th anniversary in 2014, Wisbech Society and Preservation Trust continues working hard to safeguard the history and heritage of Wisbech, capital of the Fens. The preservation of the town’s stunning architecture is always very high on the agenda and Fenland District Council consults the Society on planning matters affecting the town’s Listed buildings and its conservation areas.
Wisbech Society and Preservation Trust keeps a close eye on renovation projects as well as providing funding where appropriate, as with its contribution to the restoration of the town’s Clarkson memorial, a landmark monument to Wisbech-born Thomas Clarkson who played a leading role in the abolition of slavery.
An active and effective civic society, the Wisbech Society and Preservation Trust also 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.
Currently our biggest project is the creation of Lambert's Walk, a new entrance to the General Cemetery on North End, with further plans to restore the Grade II listed chapel.
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.
Wisbech's classical Georgian North Brink