Photograph from Octavia Hill restoration features in Tel Aviv exhibition

A PHOTOGRAPH of Wisbech’s history – uncovered during the restoration of Octavia Hill’s �Birthplace House – has been selected for an exhibition in Israel.

During the Heritage Lottery-funded restoration of Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House, there were a number of discoveries and the chance to capture various images.

Among the discoveries was some wallpaper of birds – and a �photograph of the wallpaper taken by Karen Harvey has been selected to be shown at the Dizengoff centre in Tel Aviv.

The exhibition, called �‘Confessions’, curated by artist Gali Timen, has been a great opportunity for Wisbech history to be shown around the world.

Peter Clayton, from Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House, said: “This is one of the most exiting finds during the Heritage Lottery funded �restoration of the Grade II-listed birthplace house.”

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