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“Beautiful Church & Gardens”

St Peter & St Paul, Wisbech
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Beautiful Church & Gardens”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Lovely Church set in the centre of pretty gardens with central fountain.
Interior of chuch very warm and welcoming

Visited May 2013
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Beautiful Church and Gardens”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

A real find, very warm and beautiful flowers. A very relaxing quiet retreat in a bustling market town.

Visited April 2013
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Cambridgeshire
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387 reviews
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“Remembrance Service”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

The church had a large turnout for the annual Remembrance Service. An interesting feature of the chuch is the memorial to FEPOW (Far East Prisoners Of War).
The Cambridgeshire Regiment was one of those in Singapore when it was surrendered. Many of the soldiers were not to return. The regiment's drums were hidden and recovered after the war and are in the Regimental museum at Duxford.

Visited November 2012
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Notts
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“Wonderful participant in the annual Wisbech Rose Fair.”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

A lovely Norman Church which is a principal participant in the annual Wisbech Rose Fair. We visited when preparations for this year's Fair were in full swing - masses of blooms in a variety of arrangements and a wonderful perfume pervading the church. Unfortunately we could not stay to see the Fair when opened. Outside were lots of stalls being made ready, all for the 4-day Fair. Will have to choose the right day to visit another year.

Visited July 2012
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Cambridgeshire
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“A fine church and library...”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

This Norman church is the reason for the Rosefair festival (originally funds were raised for repairs to the church tower).
The grounds are full of flower gardens and a fountain and garden for the visually impaired.
Inside the building there is a full size brass effigy of Sir Thomas de Braunstone (died 1401), constable of Wisbech Castle. In the Chancel there are 17th and 18th century memorials and a large Royal Coat of Arms also dating from the 17th century.
Samual Pepys visited the church in the 1660s and commented on the ..'fine church and library'...
A FEPOW ( Far East Prisoners of War) memorial to those killed during 1939-45 was dedicated in 1985, many of those serving came from Wisbech and other Cambridgeshire parishes.
During the Rosefair in July there are many floral displays and stalls.

The large free carpark to the rear of the church is convenient for the town centre.

The Wisbech & Fenland museum next door is well worth a visit (admission free).

Visited June 2012
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