March Society members explore town’s fascinating architecture during evening stroll

PUBLISHED: 12:51 21 May 2015 | UPDATED: 12:51 21 May 2015

March Society members took part in an evening architectural stroll.

March Society members took part in an evening architectural stroll.

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Architecture was the focus as members of The March Society enjoyed an evening stroll.

They explored the Robingoodfellow’s Lane area in March North, where houses and other buildings with different, sometimes unique, architectural styles can be found.

Andrew Clarke, secretary of the society, pointed out examples of interesting or unusual porches and windows as well as other details, while historian Edna Stacey added stories about the buildings.

The group looked at some of the features of the Electric Palace (similar Electric Palace cinemas have been restored in Harwich and other places), the old Grammar School, the Further Education Centre, the former North District Infants’ School in Dartford Road and Shepperson House and the ‘Old Maternity Hospital’.

At the next event of The March Society, at 7pm on Wednesday June 10 in March Library, Mike Petty will give an illustrated presentation called Reflections on the history of the Ouse Washes: A history of the Old and New Bedford Rivers and their area.

As part of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership’s project, delivered by the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History, he will explain how these rivers came into being and the problems they have faced.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. Members £2, non-members £3.

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