Fascinating story of the Fenland Ark was subject for talk at March Society

March Society enjoy talk on Fenland Ark

March Society enjoy talk on Fenland Ark - Credit: Archant

The fascinating story of the floating Church of Holme and Manea later known as the ‘Fenland Ark’ was the subject of the March Society’s latest meeting.

A booklet entitled ‘The Fenland Ark’ was written by John Bennett and published in 1983. The story was told to the March Society by his daughter, Kirsten. Her father spent 10 years researching the booklet which is now in its 7th edition.

The Rev Horatio Broke, who, in 1896, was the vicar of Holme Parish had the idea to construct a church-on- a-boat because Fenland’s mud filled roads were often impassable and the parish church could not be accessed by many of his remote Fenland parishioners.

March Societtheour social evening with Christmas nibbles. Members £2, non-members £3.

The March Society has a website www.themarchsociety.org.uk and is on Facebook and Twitter.

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