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Chatteris Rotary Club

Some members attended the March club’s International Dinner.

At the latest committee meeting evening plans were made for forthcoming events and into the next Rotary year, which runs from July 1-June 30.

At the annual club assembly officers for the next year are confirmed and committee chairs set out their plans to other club members. The meeting will also be attended by assistant District Governor Peter Harris.

At the next meeting incoming president Martijn Van Koppenhagen is going to enlighten members on how to use electronic devices to simplify the running of the club and improve the sharing of information.



The June meeting was a cocktail party to celebrate 100 years of the WI and members were in a party spirit, dressed in cocktail dresses. Anne Guiver, a visitor, was welcomed.

Anne Chambers had an open house to watch the televised WI AGM from the Royal Albert Hall. Suzanne Tucker had been to the Buckingham Palace Garden Party held to celebrate the Centenary.

Carl Gobie gave a demonstration mixing cocktails. He invented a cocktail and there was a competition to name it. This was won by Margaret Neesom with the name “Women’s Inspiration”.

Members were then invited to mix their own cocktails from the recipes given and were served canapés by the committee.

There were two competitions. One to arrange flowers in a cocktail glass to win a silver spoon was won by Heather Day.

The second, for something interesting coloured “green”, was won by Gill Wiles, Heather Day, Chris Oakes and Brenda MacKenzie.

The meeting ended with a raffle.

The July meeting will have Jan Munt speaking about building Ely Cathedral and the competition colour will be “blue”. New members always welcome.


Ladies Group

Chris Ashton welcomed members to the May meeting. Dr Eric Somerville gave a talk on ‘Quacks and Quackery’, explaining that the 17th-19th centuries were the ‘golden age’ of quackery and there was no medical registration until 1858.

Dr Somerville donated his fees to Thorpe Hall. Thanks were given by Chris.

Refreshments were served by Brenda Frost and Lynn Howley.

The next meeting is a visit to Wisbech Fire Station on Thursday, June 25. On Wednesday, July 22, at Gorefield Village Hall, at 7.30pm there will be a demonstration by ‘Button Up & Stitch’. New members welcome.


Friendship Club

Vice-chairperson Phyl Lynch opened the meeting and welcomed members.

Final orders were taken for the summer lunch.

Kath Wersching was the auctioneer of donated items.

The football was won by Jo Parkinson.

Raffle winners were Doreen Wheeler, Ben Pratt and Maggie Poole.

Bingo caller was Ben Pratt and winners were Angela Gregory, Vera Beeston, Janet Luff and Lily Burke.

Refreshments were served by Carol Leet, Vera Jackson and Val Fernee.

The next meeting, on Wednesday, June 24, will be the summer lunch, which is being held at Mendi’s in Wisbech, noon for 12.30pm.

Leverington Ladies Group

The group enjoyed an evening garden party at the home of Mr and Mrs Chris Hatcher.

June birthdays were celebrated for Julia Hatcher and Beryl Porter.

Refreshments were provided by the members and there was a tombola stall.

Future events planned include a trip to Oxborough Hall on July 17 and a trip to visit old King’s Lynn on August 6. For further information contact Kate Cook on 01945 463552.

The next meeting is on July 14 in the hall at 7.30pm, with ‘Life of a Fen girl’ by Jacqui Moyses with a competition, a photograph of the Fens.


Flower Club

Jacquie Aldous, from Norwich, was the demonstrator at the June evening. Her theme was “That’s Entertainment” and her arrangements depicted the Flower Pot Men, Roller Coaster, the musicals Hairspray and Singing in the Rain.

The evening was well attended with 41 members and guests present.

Programme secretary, Noreen de Lozey, thanked Jacquie.



Dr Somerville’s talk on ‘Quacks and Quackery’ was a great success at the latest meeting.

Horrific tales of ‘cure all’ medicinal compounds raised shrieks of horror and laughter, but members learned a lot about the history of alternative medicine.

They welcomed five new members who joined in with the quiz game, ‘Just a minute’, and gave best wishes to Joan Thompson, who will represent the group at the Centennial AGM at the Royal Albert Hall.

The next meeting will be held at the Jubilee Hall on July 7 at 7pm and the speaker will be Sian Fox, a well-known, experienced and very amusing home economist who works for Sainsbury. You are welcome to join members for the meeting.


Upwell playing field committee

Every Thursday car boot, pitches £5, refreshments, toilets. Booters 8am, buyers 9am.

Horse and Pony Show, June 20, with a total of 27 classes, inhand and ridden, culminating in Supreme Champion and Reserve Champion. First class 9.30am, schedule available on Upwell Playing Field Committee Horse and Pony Show Facebook page.

Football training u8 to u10s Tuesdays 6pm-7pm, contact Barrie 07713 506477. Every Thursday training for u16s with Dave 07867 488760.

St Peter’s Church

Patronal Flower Festival. Theme is “Songs and Music” and arrangements depicting popular songs and music will be on display for three days. Doors open Friday, June 26, 10am, 7.30pm G & S Choir sing, Teddy’s Boys with finger buffet, tickets £8 available from Peter Hartley 01354 638334. Saturday, June 27, 10am, coffee morning with bric-a-brac stall, plants, books, cakes, raffle tickets £1 per book. Sunday 10am, doors open, 6.30pm Songs of Praise with raffle after service.

Upwell Hall

Every Monday and Thursday carpet bowls 2pm-4pm.

Every Tuesday 10.30am keep fit with Sue. Every Tuesday free taster sessions with coach from Lynnsport, 2pm-4pm. Every Tuesday dog training with Willow, 6pm-9pm. Every Wednesday, yoga, 10am-11.30am.

For further information on what’s on at Upwell Hall, contact Alex on 01945 772354.


All Saints’ Church

Vestry Hour is on Wednesday at 6.30pm in the church to arrange weddings, baptisms and banns, etc.

Services this week are: Sunday 8am Holy Communion and 10.30am morning service. All welcome.

Community Hog Roast June 19, 6.30 for 7pm. Tickets £8.50, 01945 587952. All welcome.

June 21 Pet service at 4pm followed by strawberries and cream. Please feel free to bring your pets to join in.

The next coffee morning is on Friday at 10am in the community room in the church. Everyone welcome.

Cubs meet at St Peter’s Junior School on Wednesdays at 6.30pm term-time only.

Beavers meet at the Village hall on Thursdays at 6pm term-time only.


Ladies Probus

The group had its Tuesday meeting at the Woolpack Arms, Terrington St John, with 29 members and guest Janet Rawson.

Speaker, Eddy Gadd, gave a talk on bee keeping and sold members honey afterwards.

Anyone interested in attending meetings should contact Alison on 01945 774264.

St Peter and St Paul’s Church

Services – Sunday 8am Holy Communion, except every fourth Sunday; 10am Sung Mass.

Family Service every Fourth Sunday. Monday 8am Mass. Wednesday 11am Adoration; 12pm Mass. Thursday 9.15am Prayers for healing; 10am Healing Mass. Friday 8am Mass; 5pm Confessions. Saturday 9am Mass.

Vestry hour is every Wednesday between 6pm and 7pm at St Peter’s Lodge, Love Lane. The church office is open on Tuesdays and Fridays 10am-noon, Thursdays 9.30am-11.30am.

The church hall is available for events. To book or enquire, please ring the church office on 01945 582508 on Friday mornings between 10am and noon to speak to Gay or, at any other time, please leave a name and number and Gay will get back to you.

Some mass times may be cancelled next week. Please read the notice board in the church south porch, apologies for any disruption.

Wisbech Business and Professional Men’s Club

Chairman Rick Wilson welcomed 17 members and one guest to the June meeting on Wednesday at Mendi’s.

An update was given on the River Boat Trip, Golf Day and Grand Ball. The chairman welcomed Raymond Costen, a retired Metropolitan Police Officer, as a new member.

Speaker was Peter Humphrey of Peter Humphrey Associates, architectural design and planning consultants, Wisbech. He gave an enjoyable and interesting insight into the numerous policy hurdles and local politics that need to be negotiated when submitting large scale planning applications.

He was thanked by vice-chairman Michael Bates.

The July meeting will take place at the Rose and Crown in Wisbech when the guest speaker will be ex-Northern Ireland, Tottenham, Burnley and Norwich footballer, Paul McVeigh. More details on the club’s website at

Wisbech Monday Club

Members enjoyed the afternoon. Birthday cards and get well cards were sent out.

An auction was held, followed by tea and biscuits and snowball bingo, bingo and a raffle. The next meeting is the strawberry tea and there will be an outing to Cromer in July.

There are seats remaining, to join members ring 01945 773373 or 582559. Seats are £8.