Octogon discovery

PUBLISHED: 14:29 04 August 2006 | UPDATED: 10:45 01 June 2010

MORE than 50 people joined a guided walk around Wisbech to learn more about the Octagon Church. The tour, led by historian Andrew Ingram, of Wisbech Tourist Information Centre, began at St Peter s Church where the group learned why the Octagon had been bu

MORE than 50 people joined a guided walk around Wisbech to learn more about the Octagon Church.

The tour, led by historian Andrew Ingram, of Wisbech Tourist Information Centre, began at St Peter's Church where the group learned why the Octagon had been built. They looked at the Octagon's communion plate, war memorial and stained glass window.

In Wisbech Museum extracts were read from the baptism and burial registers, and the Octagon Bible.

Highlight of the evening was the opportunity to explore the Octagon graveyard, one of the town's secret places.

Outside the Old Market branch of Lloyds TSB bank, where the Octagon stood, the group heard newspaper reports on the unsuccessful campaign to save the building from demolition.

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