Wisbech Grammar School students keen to save slice of history at Peckover House

FOOD students at Wisbech Grammar School are cooking up a tasty bid to draw attention to the plight of the ageing orangery at Peckover House.

Pupils have been cooking up ideas with an orange theme in a culinary contest to help highlight the need to raise funds for the ancient structure which sits at a focal point in the garden of the town’s riverside National Trust property.

The cash is being raised to carry out repairs to the rotting woodwork of the decorative glass house, which is a major feature of the garden and contains three orange trees that could be as much as 300 years old.

The senior school winner was Vladimir Nikolic, 13, who rustled up a mouth-watering orange and almond cake. The first place at Magdalene House went to 10-year-old Cassia Lemon who made tempting orange curd muffins. Both dishes will be sold at the team room in the house.