GALLERY: Photographer Steve looks back at the events of 2013 in the Fens

MARCH into the 1940’S. Hollie Symonds dressed for the occasion. MARCH into the 1940’S. Hollie Symonds dressed for the occasion.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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From Christmas productions to mass demonstrations, if something was going on in Fenland, our photographer Steve Williams was there to capture the moment.

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Wisbech seconds cricket vs Camden.Wisbech seconds cricket vs Camden.

It all began in January with the Whittlesey Straw Bear festival, which once again attracted thousands of people from all over the world who lined the town’s streets to witness the annual procession of folk dancing groups led by the bears.

In March, young Hollie Symonds was among the people who dressed up for the occasion as the GER Sports Club held “March into the 1940s”, which celebrated one of the most significant period’s in British history.

Other guests wore soldier uniforms, while some donned fur shrugs and aprons.

May saw tensions rise in Wisbech as an anti-immigration protest group attracted 300 people to Wisbech Park following a Facebook campaign.

Immigration Demonstration in Wisbech park.Immigration Demonstration in Wisbech park.

In June, at the heart of the cricket season, a Wisbech batsman has to trudge back to the pavilion after being bowled by the finest of margins - the Camden bowler’s delivery dislodging one of the bails.

He was trackside at July’s Cortina-Capri Banger meeting at Swaffham Raceway, capturing spectacular action and high-speed crashes.

Also that month, housing association Roddons and dog training club K9 held a dog obedience day and dog show, which saw some interesting entries.

In October, the Little Downham Horse Trails attracted some of the world’s finest riders.

March Christmas Market.March Christmas Market.

The three-day cross country, show jumping and dressage event at Ely Eventing Centre, which is now in its 12th year, has gone from strength to strength.

One of March’s most resounding successes of the past year was the town’s Christmas market, which drew massive crowds.

December also saw Fenland’s nursery and primary schools put on a series of Christmas productions.

Park Lane Primary School, Whittlesey, got in on the act with “Pantomime Pandemonium”.





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