WISBECH Rose Fair was launched yesterday and the main festival starts from today (Wednesday).
St Peter’s Church will be full of flowers on the theme “Hope and Glory”. Flowers will also be in Trinity Methodist Church, Wisbech Baptist Church in Hill Street and the United Reformed Church in Castle Square.
The popular stalls are in St Peter’s Church gardens over four days. Choral Evensong is from Wednesday to Saturday at 4.30pm in the church and there is a civic service at 10am on July 8.
Saturday sees the annual float parade organised by Wisbech Round Table. The theme is “The Olympics” and the parades are at 11am and 2pm.
Norfolk Street will be closed to traffic on the Saturday and there will be a variety of stalls and some balloon modelling.
Other attractions during Rose Fair are Peckover House - which will be open from 11am to 5pm (the house will be open noon to 5pm.) - Elgood’s Brewery on North Brink, Octavia Hill’s Birthplace on South Brink and Wisbech Castle.
The Angles Theatre in Alexandra Road is offering tours around the theatre every hour, on the hour, between noon and 4pm.
There will also be entertainment by local schools and others in Museum Square during the four days.
There will be a park and ride service by Norfolk Green but, owing to work along Nene Quay and other roadworks, the bus will not cross the river to North Brink and the guided tour has been cancelled.
The bus will run from Elm High Road to Church Terrace. Free parking is at Morrisons, B&Q and Elme Hall Hotel. Fares are £2 return for adults, £1 for concessionary bus pass holders, children travel free. Timetables from the One Stop Shops and library.