Olympic theme for 2012 Wisbech Rose Fair, East Anglia’s premier flower festival

WISBECH Rose Fair has opened with breathtaking displays of traditional flowers and exotic blooms.

The main flower arrangements are in St Peter’s Church where the theme this year is Hope and Glory.

Flower lovers can also visit Trinity Methodist Church, where displays will be themed on the Olympics, Wisbech Baptist Church where the theme is God is! and the United Reformed Church which has a Biblical theme.

Admission is free and you can buy refreshments at all these venues.

There will also be a variety of stalls in St Peter’s Church Gardens on all four days selling produce and plants, cakes and preserves, crafts and more in support of Fenland charities.

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Choral Evensong is celebrated at St Peter’s at 4.30pm on all four days and there is a Civic Service at 10am on Sunday.

Saturday sees the annual parade, organised by Wisbech Round Table. The theme this year is The Olympics and there are two parades, starting at 11am and 2pm in Norfolk Street.

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Other attractions during Rose Fair are Peckover House and Elgood’s Brewery in North Brink, Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House in South Brink and Wisbech Castle.

The Angles Theatre is offering tours around the theatre every hour, on the hour, from noon-4pm. There will also be entertainment in Museum Square during the four days.

As usual there will be a park and ride service provided by Norfolk Green but because of river bank construction work along Nene Quay and other road works, the bus will not cross the river to link with attractions along North Brink. The guided tour has also been cancelled.

The bus will run from the bus stop in Elm High Road to Church Terrace. Free parking is available at Morrisons, B&Q and Elme Hall Hotel.

Fares are �2 return for adults, �1 for concessionary bus pass holders and children travel free. Timetables are available at the One-Stop Shop.

Free parking is also available in St Peter’s car park.

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