Time to celebrate Fen heritage

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BUILDINGS and places, some of which would not otherwise be open, are opening their doors to the public with free admission as part of Fenland Heritage Weekend from September 8 to 11.

In Chatteris there is a guided walk on the 11th at 3pm around the town with Maureen James starting opposite the museum. There will also be a Quirks and Curiosities Trail - see leaflets in the museum and library.

In March, Trinity Church is open on the 9th from 10am to 4pm and 10am to 2pm on the 10th, March Railway Station on the 10th from 10am to 3pm, the museum on the 10th from 10.30am to 3.30pm, there is a town walk on the 11th at 2pm meeting at the town hall, St Peter’s Church will be open 8th and 9th from 9am to 5pm with tours noon to 2pm by appointment and open on the 10th from 9am to 5pm with tours every hour from 11am to 3pm.

Guided walks of March’s West End are on the 10th at 10am and 2pm meet behind Barclays Bank, St Wendreda’s Church tours at 11am and 2pm on the 8th and 9th, Cambridge Family History Society and others will be at the library on the 10th from 10am to 3pm, the Ship Inn will be open from the 8th to 11th and March Waste Transfer Station has tours which must be booked at 10.30am and 12.30pm on the 9th.

In Wisbech, St Peter’s Church is open on the 8th and 9th from 10.30am to 4pm, open on the 10th and 11th from 10am to 4pm and the tower also, the Angles Theatre on the 8th and 9th from noon to 4pm, visit All Saints’ Church at Walsoken on the 10th from 10am to 4pm and 11th noon to 4pm, Wisbech Council Chamber opens the 9th, 10th and 11th from 10am to 4pm, the Social and Institute in Hill Street opens on the 10th from 10am to 5pm and 11th 10am to 4pm, Vivien in vintage fire engine will be parked outside the council chamber on North Brink on the 10th and 11th, Octavia View at South Brink is open 8th, 9th and 10th from 10am to 4pm, Peckover House on the 10th from noon to 5pm.

Guyhirn Chapel of Ease 10th and 11th from 10am to 3pm, the Friends Meeting House at North Brink opens 8th from 11am to 2pm, 9th 11am to 3pm, 10th 11am to 3pm and 11th noon to 4pm, Octavia Hill Birthplace House opens 1pm to 4.30pm on the 10th and WIsbech Castle from 10am to 4pm the 9th and 10th and Wisbech General Cemetery opens on the 11th from 10am to 4pm.