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ABOUT WISBECH SOCIETY

Wisbech Society and Preservation Trust was founded in 1939 with the aim of maintaining Wisbech's historic heritage. We care deeply about Wisbech and demonstrate this through our concern for its future as well as its past.

We are recognised by Fenland District Council as needing to be consulted and allowed to contribute to all Planning Applications relating to Listed buildings and all proposals within the conservation areas.

We are members of Civic Voice, The Georgian Group, Campaign to Protect Rural England, Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, Well Creek Trust, and National Council for Voluntary Organisations. We also link with organisations such as English Heritage and the National Trust and work closely with local organisations such as the Wisbech and Fenland Museum and the Wisbech Tourism Group. Wisbech Society is run by the Trustees a group of individuals with a wealth of local knowledge, enabling them to act as a body of informed opinion.

Members enjoy events including monthly talks in the winter by interesting speakers, and outings in the summer. The Society encourages local research which it publishes in its Annual Review and other publications. It commissions blue plaques and other information on historic sites in the town.

Wisbech Society has played a role in many important projects and initiatives around the town. Recent examples include the construction of Lambert’s Walk (the new entrance to Wisbech General Cemetery), the application for Heritage Lottery Funding for the renovation and restoration of buildings in the High Street, the building of Centenary Green garden and the return of Dann’s Clock to Wisbech.

Objects of the Society

  • To stimulate local interest in the preservation of the architectural beauty of our town
  • To encourage the creation of good modern buildings which generations to come will consider worthy of preservation
  • To represent to the views of the Society to local, county and other authorities and to co-operate with them to secure these ends
  • To help in every way the cultural life of the town

Wisbech's classical Georgian North Brink