The history of the Fens is celebrated as March, Wisbech and Chatteris mark National Heritage Weekend

12 September, 2017 - 17:22
Simon Beddal looking at old copies of the Cambs Times at March Library during Heritage Weekend. Photo: IAN CARTER

Simon Beddal looking at old copies of the Cambs Times at March Library during Heritage Weekend. Photo: IAN CARTER

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The history of Fenland was explored and celebrated last weekend as much of Cambridgeshire celebrated the Heritage Weekend.

Richard Savage at Chatteris Library during Heritage Weekend. Photo: IAN CARTERRichard Savage at Chatteris Library during Heritage Weekend. Photo: IAN CARTER

Organised by The National Trust, Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers -and the occasion was marked in Fenland by the opening of dozens of local landmarks.

In March, tours of churches - including St Peter’s and St Wendreda’s – were on offer, as well as a host of guided walks, sessions at the Library and an open day at the Railway Station.

In Wisbech, the general cemetery was toured, the Fenland Historic Building Conservation Fair and ‘Bring Your High Street Photos’ events were held at Wisbech & Fenland Museum and in Chatteris, the town’s museum opened its doors for a number of activities, including the unveiling of the Great Fire of Chatteris screen printed banner and Chatteris in Myth and Memory exhibition.

Megan Ferris and Kate Munro. Photo: IAN CARTERMegan Ferris and Kate Munro. Photo: IAN CARTER

John Fello at St John's Church in March. Photo: IAN CARTERJohn Fello at St John's Church in March. Photo: IAN CARTER

The history of Fenland was also explored at March Railway Station. Photo: IAN CARTERThe history of Fenland was also explored at March Railway Station. Photo: IAN CARTER

David Bays and Derek Walker at the Masonic Lodge in Wisbech. Photo: IAN CARTERDavid Bays and Derek Walker at the Masonic Lodge in Wisbech. Photo: IAN CARTER

David Bays and Derek Walker at the Masonic Lodge in Wisbech. Photo: IAN CARTERDavid Bays and Derek Walker at the Masonic Lodge in Wisbech. Photo: IAN CARTER

Heritage Weekend at St Augstine's Church in Wisbech. Photo: IAN CARTERHeritage Weekend at St Augstine's Church in Wisbech. Photo: IAN CARTER

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