Wisbech and Fenland Museum – Celebrating the Wisbech Rose Fair

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Wisbech Rose Fair

Date: 1st Jul 2023 – 15th Jul 2023
Location: Wisbech & Fenland Museum

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Wisbech Rose Fair and the Wisbech & Fenland Museum is celebrating the event with a display of photographs and ephemera which documents what was Wisbech’s most significant Town festival.

The Rose Fair started in 1963 when a local rose grower donated rose buds to Wisbech St. Peter’s Church to raise funds for the restoration of the church roof. It was intended to be a one-off but over time the Rose Fair grew and other churches and organisations joined in to create a festival enjoyed by thousands.

Share your memories

Have you any photographs, posters, documents and reminiscences relating to past Rose Fairs? If you have, you can share them with other people through the Museum’s page on the Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network  – https://wisbech.ccan.co.uk/

For help uploading digital copies on the site contact info@wisbechmuseum.org.uk

If you have difficulties making digital copies or uploading them you can bring your originals to Museum on the afternoons(1.30 – 3.30pm) of Wednesday 5th July and Wednesday 12th July and we can scan them for you.

The Museum display runs from the 1st to 15th July; the Museum is open 10.00am to 4.00pm (last admission 3.45pm) Wednesday to Saturday.

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