Village life and times on show

PUBLISHED: 12:45 09 February 2007 | UPDATED: 19:56 01 June 2010

Heritage group chairman Paul Williman, right, looks through some of the old pictures with, left to right, Peter Balmforth, Basil Rix, Dennis Lee and Anita Roweth - Pic: Brian Purdy

Heritage group chairman Paul Williman, right, looks through some of the old pictures with, left to right, Peter Balmforth, Basil Rix, Dennis Lee and Anita Roweth - Pic: Brian Purdy

MORE than 800 photographs showing more than 100 years of life in two Fenland villages went on show at an exhibition at Marshland High School. West Walton and Community Heritage Group built up the photographic collection, showing the life and times of the

MORE than 800 photographs showing more than 100 years of life in two Fenland villages went on show at an exhibition at Marshland High School.

West Walton and Community Heritage Group built up the photographic collection, showing the life and times of the village and neighbouring Walton Highway, between 1900 and 2002.

They were displayed on a big screen and using 20 of the school's computers, after the school loaded the pictures on to its website.

For those not conversant with computers, five Year 8 students volunteered to help show visitors the pictures on screen.

Paul Williman, heritage group chairman, said: "We had more than 300 people come during the day. Most were ex-pupils of the school who came back for the first time to put names to faces and meet old friends.


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