Shiny new flag to 'flutter over Centenary Green' in Wisbech following May Day celebrations at Octavia Hill's Birthplace House

PUBLISHED: 15:01 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:01 08 May 2018

The presentation of the new flag at Centenary Green that opened in 2012 to commemorate Octavia Hill�s birth place house. PHOTO: Ian Carter

The presentation of the new flag at Centenary Green that opened in 2012 to commemorate Octavia Hill�s birth place house. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Ian Carter

A new flag has been raised over Centenary Green in Wisbech celebrating the town's famous Octavia Hill, the co-founder of the National Trust.

Octavia allegedly believed that open spaces made a vital contribution to people’s wellbeing.

With the help of volunteers, the flag was hoisted above the green which adjoins the Birthplace House at 7 South Brink.

Peter Clayton, chairman of the Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum Trust, said: “This is one of the green amenity open spaces of Wisbech, which is accessible to all and is used rain or shine.

“We are happy to sustain and maintain this green as an amenity for the people of Wisbech.”

Volunteers at the museum, residents of Octavia Mews and Ferry Project workers joined Peter Clayton to give the flag its first day in the sun.

In December 2013 the green was opened on a site that had been a derelict eyesore for more than 10 years.

It was opened by Dame Helen Ghosh, director general of the National Trust, to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Octavia Hill in 1912.

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