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Welcome to Wisbech Society's New Website

Founded in 1939, 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.

Welcome to Wisbech Society's New Website
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Membership is open to all!

 

The annual fee not only helps fund the Society’s many and varied activities, but also allows access to a programme of fascinating winter lectures and a series of exclusive trips in the spring and summer months.

 

The Society publishes an Annual Review distributed free of charge to members outlining its activities, together with interesting articles and photographs connected to the town.

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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.

 

After a two stage application process, started in 2015, the Society has obtained over £300k of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to save and restore a C19 Grade II listed derelict Chapel at Wisbech General Cemetery, for use as a community facility. The building is now close to completion and a series of events and activities will be taking place.

 

Since 2013, The Society has worked closely with Fenland District Council on a £4 million Townscape Heritage Project to regenerate Wisbech High Street. The Society has pledged £25k of funds to support the project together with the almost £2 million being provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund as well as grants from Wisbech Town Council, Fenland District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council. Property landlords are expected to match-fund grants.

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Latest achievements

After notification by the Heritage Lottery Fund in April 2017 of the award of funding for the...

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In the latter part of Summer, we held an open day at the General Cemetery, where the general...

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Christmas Quiz Night

An evening of entertaining puzzlement and seasonal refreshment. From the abstruse to the arcane there is bound to be something to titillate! O come all ye faithful!


Monday 3rd December 2018 from 7:30pm

At The Dwight Centre, WISBECH GRAMMAR SCHOOL

 

An evening of entertaining puzzlement, edification and seasonal refreshment, organised by a Trio of Trustees – Aldo, Roger and Eric.

Monday 03 December 2018

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Coming soon

Winter Lecture - Early Urban Views of Wisbech

The significance of three 18thC prints of Wisbech.

Monday 14 January 2019

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