Fenland celebrates Heritage Open Day

Heritage Weekend at Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum'Bill Welbourne ENGANL00120130916091036
Heritage Weekend at Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum'Bill Welbourne ENGANL00120130916091036

Walks, tours and talks will be on the agenda this weekend to celebrate Fenland’s rich heritage.

Museums, churches and pubs will be opening their doors as part of the Heritage Open Days event, which runs from tomorrow to Sunday.

Chatteris will be hosting numerous events over the weekend.

The London Glassworks, in High Street, will be holding tours from 10.15am and 2.15pm tomorrow.

This will be followed on Friday by a screening of archive films of the Fens in the town’s library at 7pm.

Visitors will be able to look around Chatteris Museum’s ancient human occupation exhibition on Saturday from 2pm, while on Sunday a walk looking at the town’s secret historic places starts at 3pm from Emmanuel Church.

March also has a packed programme.

A display of the town’s heritage is on show in March Library from Thursday to Saturday.

Plus a guided walk through Rings End Nature Reserve will start in Twenty Foot Road, on the outskirts of March, tomorrow at 6.30pm.

A walk looking at the architectural details of buildings will be held on Saturday at 10am and 2pm.

The town’s railway celebrates its 130th anniversary on Saturday and displays will be on show from 10am to 2pm.

A number of churches in the town will be open including Our Lady of Good Ounsel and St Peter, St John the Evangelist.

Tours are held in St Peter’s and St Wendreda’s churches between Thursday and Saturday.

March Museum is open on Saturday and Sunday. Plus the Station Road Cemetery Chapel will be open on Friday from 10.30am.

All Saints’ Church in Walsoken is open and will be running a coffee morning on Friday from 10am.

Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum, in Old Lynn Road, West Walton, will be offering guided tours between Thursday and Sunday.

Fenland Family History Society will be running a display in St Augustine’s Church, Wisbech, on Saturday and Sunday from 10am. The Friend’s Meeting House, in North Brink, will also be open over Saturday and Sunday, from noon.

Visitors will be able to tour around Guyhirn Chapel of Ease on Saturday and Sunday and Leverington Church from Friday to Sunday.

Peckover House, in Wisbech, is offering free admission on Saturday, while primary school youngsters will be contributing to displays in St Augustine’s Church and Parish Centre, in Lynn Road, over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Historian Bill Smith will be giving a talk in Wisbech Council Chamber on Friday from 7pm while St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church features a display of art from St Peter’s Lodge from Friday to Sunday.

Learn more about the history of Wisbech Ex-Services Club in Alexandra Road on Saturday.

Guided tours of Wisbech General Cemetery will be held on Sunday from 10am while the Masonic Lodges, in The Crescent, are open on Saturday and Sunday.