Fenland History on Friday is back with a fascinating series of talks, this time exploring the stories of the communities alongside the Old and New Bedford Rivers, and Mike Petty needs your help!
The brand new sessions start on Friday 16 October with Mike presenting the somewhat murky history of the construction and development of the two great Bedford Rivers between Earith and Denver.
In the following weeks, Mike will see what he can collectively discover about local villages. Please bring photographs, publications, pamphlets, cuttings, poems, books, but most of all your family's memories. Let's see just what tales we can discover of the folk who have made their lives in the places we call home.
Friday 16 October - The Murky Story of the Rivers that split Fenland in half
Friday 23 October – Earith & Bluntisham
Friday 30 October – Sutton & the Gault
Friday 6 November – Grunty Fen & Oxlode (with Christopher South)
Friday 13 November – Excursion
Friday 20 November – Coveney & Wardy Hill
Friday 27 November – Downham & Pymoor
Friday 4 December – Manea & Manea Colony
Friday 11 December – Welney & Salters Lode
If your families lived there, if you live there now, if you’ve something to share, please help.
Price: £3 on the door. Ely Methodist Chapel, 10:30am - noon. More details from Mike Petty on 01353 648106.
Fenland History on Friday is not a Club or Society, just meetings where there is a shared enthusiasm for Fenland. All welcome.
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