March Society members discover more about history of Middle Level Watermen’s Club at latest meeting

09:28 13 June 2014

March Society members look at the old newspaper cuttings and photographs.

March Society members look at the old newspaper cuttings and photographs.

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The past, present and future of Middle Level Watermen’s Club was the subject at the latest March Society meeting.

Stan Rust, right, with members of the March Society.Stan Rust, right, with members of the March Society.

Stan Rust, representing talked about the formation of the club in 1963, how Fenland’s waterways have almost doubled in width and depth since, and the increasing volume of craft now making journeys to March.

Society members also looked at old newspaper cuttings and photographs which documented the history of the club.

The Society’s next event is the annual meeting on Wednesday, July 2, at 7pm in March Library. It will be followed by a talk by Edna Stacey on March’s Roads and Bridges.

Admission is £1.50 for society members, £2.50 for non-members.

• The March Society needs more members to carry out more projects. Membership costs £5 single or £8 joint at same address. Membership for under-18s is free.

For more information, visit www.themarchsociety.org.uk, e-mail info@themarchsociety.org.uk or find the March Society on Facebook and Twitter.

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