Daily Archives: April 15th, 2018

Wisbech Castle Working Party Visit

Wisbech Castle Working Party Visit

Volunteers from the Wisbech Castle Working Party joined Councillors and a few special guests for a thorough exploration of Wisbech Castle, its grounds and its vault, today.

I had previously predicted that they would all fall in love with the place once they got a good look around it, and from the smiles and incredible flow of ideas, I believe most of them did!

It was nice to be able to show that, despite rumours to the contrary, the place is broadly in good nick – of course some work needs to be done but the vast majority of it is superficial, involving some elbow grease and some tender loving care.

I’ve also begun work on the Castle website, although that has a ways to go since I don’t presently have much content.  It will grow though, for sure.

The team are really a wonderful bunch, with all different skills and expertise.  People were suggesting things left, right and centre, and most of us are really keen to pitch in and get started.

We cannot do this until 4th May, for legal reasons, but we are really looking forward to getting on with the job and turning the Castle back into the powerful, vital and exciting asset that it should always have been.

Thank you to the various folks who took these photos, including Alan Wheeldon, Tony Bennett and Roger Rawson.  The photos are (c) those guys.

Swing Wing 2018

Swing Wing 2018

Saturday night saw me having a wonderful time at the Swing Wing event – Thomas Clarkson Academy.

https://www.facebook.com/wisbechswingwingevent/

Celebrating 100 years of the R.A.F., this was an emotional and powerful musical tribute to their heroism, courage and honour.

I was welcoming people at the door, and then serving teas, coffees and soft drinks during the interval with the other volunteers. It was a lot of fun.

Credit must go to Jan Hutchinson? and Ray Hutchinson for organising the event and to all the volunteers who helped deliver it. And also to the Swing Wing band, who were amazing.