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There’s fun and games for the little ones at the Wisbech Horsefair Shopping Centre’s Easter Fun Day.

The event is being held on Wednesday, April 8, from 10am-2pm, and will feature a wide range of entertainment for the children to get them in the mood for the Easter celebrations. And all of the main attractions are free.

There are prizes for all children who correctly count the number of eggs in shop windows throughout the centre in an Easter egg hunt that doesn’t involve looking under flower pots and other hiding places.

Mums and children enjoying the Easter Fun Day at the Horsefair Shopping Centre in 2019
Mums and children enjoying the Easter Fun Day at the Horsefair Shopping Centre in 2019

It will encourage the children to be observant.

With face painting, Punch & Judy, a fairground ride, balloon modelling and even a hard-boiled egg painting competition, Easter at the Horsefair will engage with children and keep them entertained.

Centre manager Kevin Smith said: “It is a busy time for parents and the children are on school holidays.

Upcoming talk by Prof Francis Pryor MBE
Upcoming talk by Prof Francis Pryor MBE

“We have put together a package that is both fun and educational.”

Wisbech Society is excited to announce that on Monday, April 6, at 7.30pm its president, archaeologist, author, local farmer and star of C4’s Time Team, Prof Francis Pryor MBE, will present an illustrated talk about his book The Fens: Discovering England’s Ancient Depths.

He will give the talk at the restored Chapel at Wisbech General Cemetery.

In the book, Pryor counterpoints the history of the Fen landscape and its transformation – the great drainage projects that created the Old and New Bedford Rivers, the Ouse Washes and Bedford Levels, and the rise of prosperous towns and cities, including King’s Lynn, Cambridge, Wisbech, Boston and Spalding – with the story of his own discovery of it as an archaeologist and farmer.

Pryor also looks to the future, considering how rising sea levels might affect the Fens, which often fall below sea level.

The Fens is the personal story of the author’s understanding of this distinctive, complex, enduring, man-made and little understood landscape.

The talk will take place at the restored Chapel in North End, Wisbech (near Asda), and will be followed by book sales, an author signing and refreshments.

Tickets for the event, including refreshments, are £5 each from: David Crouch at treasurer@wisbech-society.co.uk or call 01945 475 388, or Lorena Hodgson at coordinator@wisbech-society.co.uk or on 073838 23119.

For further forthcoming events and details of Wisbech Society, go to www.wisbech-society.co.uk Facebook or Twitter.

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