Special play

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THE founder of the National Trust, Octavia Hill, is about to come home to Wisbech in spirit only and to one of her Trust’s own properties, Peckover House.

Local actress and playwright Linda Ekins, has written her play “Hill on the Horizon”, to mark the centenary of Octavia Hill’s death in 1912. She will be taking the leading role, with Jo Sherry playing Octavia’s sister and Lorraine Carver as Mary Harris, Octavia’s friend.

While researching the play Linda was able to look at some of Octavia’s personal letters. Linda said: ”I was greatly inspired by reading in these letters of everyday events that shaped her life. I was then able to use many of her own phrases in the play.”

The play will be performed in the library on October 5 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 from Peckover House on 019450-583463.