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Celebrating Fenland’s heritage

Heritage Weekend at St Peter's Church in March High Street - clock winder Peter Whitcombe winds the clock. ENGANL00120131209165002

Heritage Weekend at St Peter's Church in March High Street - clock winder Peter Whitcombe winds the clock. ENGANL00120131209165002

Fenland’s heritage will be celebrated during a two-day event next month.

Walks, talks and displays will be held across the area during the Heritage Open Days which will be held between Thursday, September 11, and Sunday, September 14.

There are 19 events organised in March for this year’s celebrations.

These include walks looking at the architecture of Station Road, a walk following the influence around town of the Gray family of Gray’s Lane, a walk around Station Road Cemetery and its Chapel, and the ‘Railways, Butterflies and Water Voles’ walk in Rings End Nature Reserve.

There are tours and events in March churches including St Mary’s Church, Our Lady of Good Counsel and St Peter Roman Catholic Church, St Peter’s Church Clock Tower, St John the Evangelist Church and St Wendreda’s Church.

The Acre, George’s and The Ship Inn will have displays of their history.

Additional events include visiting March Masonic Hall, March Railways Station’s refurbishments, ‘Toys of the Past’ in March Museum and Amey Cespa Waste Transfer Station. There are various activities in Fossils Galore, a display in Young People March, as well as a photographic display by The March Society in March Library.

A heritage weekend and Poppy Link Event will be held at St Augustine’s Church, Wisbech, to commemorate the centenary of World War One, from Thursday, September 11, to Sunday, September 14.

Attractions include a painting competition, a 1920s style tea party with entertainment and an exhibition by children from Wisbech’s Ramnoth and Nene Schools. Veterans will also be taking part.

 

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