Heritage weekend

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EVERY year in September, thousands of buildings across the country open their doors free of charge. Many are normally closed to the public, others which normally charge are free of charge. Many of those which are normally open will offer special events or displays.

This year between September 8 and 11 you can visit sites in Fenland in March, Wisbech, Chatteris, Guyhirn and Whittlesey.

March joined in last year for the first time. This year some of March’s events are featured on the Heritage Open Days website. www.heritageopendays.org.uk

These and others are featured in the Fenland Heritage Weekend booklet available in places taking part including March Library, March Museum and Town Hall Information. A copy can be seen on The March Society website. www.themarchsociety.org.uk

Events in March include displays and activities by local societies and groups in March Library, March Museum, Trinity Church and March Railway Station, March and District Model Railway Club in St Peter’s Hall and a display in The Ship. There are tours of St Peter’s church tower, St Wendreda’s church and March Waste Transfer Station, and walks along West End and around the Market Square. Please note that some of these require pre-booking.

In Chatteris there is the ‘Quirks and Curiosities’ Trail and a ‘Glimpses into the History of Chatteris’ Walk.