Sunday, 24 March 2013

Wisbech: 24th Best town in Britain!

Wisbech Harbour & Boathouse
The Wisbech Standard this week featured a story that was run in The Times. Choices of towns for the list were based on their history, housing, ameneties and looks.

With Wisbech's marvelous Georgian architecture, Anglia in Bloom Awards, the re-vamped park as well as new buildings and areas of rejuvination such as The Boathouse buiseness centre, The Ferry Project's 'Octavia View' building and the investment being put into the Isle College campus and Thomas Clarkson Academy helped put Wisbech in the judges top list.

The historic Pecover House, Wisbech Castle and Wisbech Museum and the Octavia Birthplace Museum as well as historic links with the famous abolitionist Thomas Clarkson, Wisbech has a lot of history to offer visitors.

Housing prices also played their part, as some very good hoses are available in Wisbech for a fraction of the price as they would be elsewhere.

It is great that Wisbech is starting to be recognised as a valuable town once again. Hopefully this will draw people's attention to the town once again and will re-energise efforts to re-establish a rail link to the national railway network (sign the petition here) as well as attract investors into the town and reverse the current trend of businesses folding or moving out of the town centre.

As a church, with the discussions going on around The Queen Mary Centre, this building will continue to play an important role in the life and community of our town. You too can help the church to reach our community and help Wisbech to become the best it can be, to fulfil the potential God has placed within it, within us! Keep thinking of ways you can be involved in the community and in the building.

Here is the top 30 list from The Times newspaper:

30 Best towns in Britain
1   Alnwick, Northumberland
2   Arundel, West Sussex
3   Cranbrook, Kent
4   Keswick, Cumbria
5   Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
6   Bakewell, Derbyshire
7   Saffron Walden, Essex
8   Hay on Wye, Powys
9   Hitchin, Hertfordshire
10 Marlborough, Wiltshire
11 Clitheroe, Lancashire
12 Liskeard, Cornwall
13 Grantham, Lincolnshire
14 Tetbury, Gloucestershire
15 Melbourne, Derbyshire
16 Dorking, Surrey
17 Amersham, Buckinghamshire
18 Uppingham, Rutland
19 Beaconsfield, Bucks
20 Bungay, Suffolk
21 Lewes, East Sussex
22 Downham Market, Norfolk
23 Kingsbridge, Devon
24 Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
25 Bridport, Dorset
26 Henley-in-Arden, Warwicks
27 Bradford-on-Avon, Wlitshire
28 Altringham, Gt Manchester
29 Axbridge, Somerset
30 Thirsk, North Yorkshire

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