The Wisbech Society

and Preservation Trust Limited

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by Mark Richardson

The Centenary Green garden, located next to the Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum on the South Brink, was opened unofficially on April 17th, with members of Wisbech Society in attendance.


The Society contributed to the gardens by funding the information boards which have been erected within the site.


The gardens commemorate the centenary of Octavia Hill's death on 13th August 1912, and the Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum Trust have been instrumental in the purchase and redevelopment of this previously derelict site into a beautiful tranquil space to come and relax right in the heart of Wisbech.


Other major contributors include the National Trust, Fenland District Council, WREN, local contractor Foster Property Maintenance Ltd and their partner Fenland Area Community Enterprise Trust (FACET).


In total, the land cost £110,000 to buy and around £80,000 to redevelop. The Centenary Green garden is an excellent example of how public and private organisations can collaborate for the benefit of Wisbech as a whole.


The ceremony was featured on the front page of the Wisbech Standard newspaper.


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