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Story by: ANDREW PAPWORTH
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
HISTORIC buildings were opened to the public as part of 2012’s Heritage Weekend.
Sites such as the Wisbech council chamber, built in 1811 as an Exchange Hall, and Trinity Church in March, were open for people to have a look around.
There was also a guided walk around West End, March and an exhibition of photographs by the March Society at the town’s library.
In Chatteris the Gilbert Scott designed red telephone box in Wood Street contained photos from the Chatteris Community Archive and visitors could also go for a stroll around Hive End in a leaflet led trail.
Wisbech Castle, Wisbech Grammar School, Peckover House and the Wisbech Courthouse were also open for viewings.
A spokesman for the Heritage Weekend said it was a great opportunity to “celebrate England’s fantastic architecture and culture”.
“Buildings of every age and style open their doors and offer free access to places that are normally closed or charge for admission,” the spokesman added.