So much to offer visitors

PUBLISHED: 12:25 04 January 2008 | UPDATED: 08:18 02 June 2010

AS we move into 2008, may I, on behalf of The Wisbech Society, wish all residents of the town and district a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. May I also take this opportunity to thank all organisations and individuals in Wisbech who worked so hard

AS we move into 2008, may I, on behalf of The Wisbech Society, wish all residents of the town and district a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

May I also take this opportunity to thank all organisations and individuals in Wisbech who worked so hard to mark the bicentenary of the passing of the Slave Trade Act 1807, and made sure the whole nation was made aware of the outstanding work of Thomas Clarkson and his brother John.

Throughout the past 12 months, the commemoration of Wisbech's most famous son has brought many visitors to the town.

Wisbech and Fenland Museum and Peckover House in particular have seen increased visitor figures. There remains a permanent exhibition concerning the Clarksons at the Museum.

I very much hope, therefore, that the events of 2007 will have demonstrated how much Wisbech has to offer visitors, and that in the coming months we will have the pleasure of welcoming many more.

In 2008, Wisbech Society, working with Fenland District Council and English Heritage, hopes to see work starting on the refurbishment of the Clarkson Memorial, an outstanding Victorian monument in its own right.

BRIAN PAYNE

Chairman, Wisbech Society

Churchfield Way

Wisbech St Mary

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