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About The Trust

Men of “E” company, Cambridge Regiment, at the requisitioned Corn Exchange in August 1914

The Wisbech Corn Exchange Conservation Trust was founded in 2017 by a small group of volunteers.

During 2020 we have been in the process of planning for a Project Viability Assessment supported with financial assistance from The Architectural Heritage Fund, which is the first stage toward realising the objectives and aims of the trust.

We remain an independent organisation, reliant upon public donations and upon the spare time and enthusiasm of our volunteers.

The Trust invites you to help us bring about the transformation of this historical local building to provide contemporary multi-purpose facilities for all to enjoy.

Meet the Trustees

Norman Jacobs

Norman Jacobs is the founding Chair of Wisbech Corn Exchange Conservation Trust. Norman is a trustee for a regional city orchestra and the artistic director of a charitable music education group.

He has long familiarity with the Corn Exchange, its history and supports strongly the aims of the Trust to bring the building back into operation for the local community.

Michele Larkin

Michele is an experienced, devoted and enthusiastic performing arts practitioner and teacher with 30 years of experience in the professional performing arts industry. Her skills and experience includes being a co-director of an Entertainment agency and a professional provincial theatre. Alongside her professional performing within theatre shows and musicals, cabaret, solo and band presentations, Michele is also a respected freelance Theatre Director and Choreographer of plays, musical theatre and variety for professional and amateur companies, with several professional touring and in-house shows to her credit.

John Costin Trustee Wisbech Corn Exchange Conservation Trust

John Costin

John Costin has a degree in law from Edinburgh and is Chartered Accountant. Having moved back to East Anglia in 2015 John is looking forward to combining his passion for heritage with his love of the Fens by contributing to the restoration of the landmark building the Wisbech Corn Exchange, which is clearly still treasured by many in Wisbech.

When not working as a Chartered Accountant, John brews his own brand of mead “Norfolk Amber Mead” which is another love born out of his passion for history.