Marvel at March or be dazzled by Doddington at Heritage Open Days

Boats gather on the River Nene in March town centre.

Boats gather on the River Nene in March town centre. - Credit: Archant

The March Society is calling on people in the town to ‘treasure their treasures’ as it prepares for this year’s Heritage Open Days.

The volunteer-run days celebrate the heritage of Fenland, with a schedule of 17 events including walks and tours lined up, beginning on Thursday September 8.

The events in March begin with 20Twenty Production’s film ‘Home From Home,’ followed by the Centenary Baptist Church’s tours and display.

Other events include the March Society’s display on March’s heritage in March Library, Fossils Galore’s Jurassic walk and activities, Highlights of March walk, March Masonic Hall tours, Friends of March Railway Station Heritage event, Our Lady of Good Counsel and St Peter’s Catholic Church displays, St John the Evangelist Church talks, St Peter’s Church tours, St Wendreda’s Church tours, March Museum’s displays of March’s history, R. B. Johnson & Co’s exhibition, Station Road Cemetery Chapel displays and walk, Ye Olde Griffin Hotel’s history talk, Dartford Road ‘Whalebones and Buildings’ walk and March Library’s Resources Day.

The Military Graves and Commemorations walk will take place in Doddington, while four Chatteris events; the London Glassworks tour, Chatteris Community Archive Town walk, the East Anglian Film Archive evening and Vintage and Veteran Motorcycle Display will also take place before the open days come to a close on Sunday September 8.

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