New book will take you on a stunning tour of the Fens

WEll-KNOWN author Trevor Bevis has teamed up with artist Malcolm Allen to produce a stunning book on the Fens. ‘The Cambridgeshire Fens - Landscapes and Legends’ takes the reader on a unique tour exploring the fascinating history of the area illustrated with some stunning paintings.

From the construction and maintenance of the drains and rivers which define the region, to agriculture and the market towns which evolved as a result, the book is a great way of enjoying what the Fens has to offer.

Trevor, who lives in March, has written and published more than 100 books about the area but this is the first time he has teamed up with artist Malcolm Allen. Malcolm, son of a Fenland farmer, has been painting for more than 30 years and exhibits widely in East Anglia.

In his usual very readable style, Trevor relates some interesting anecdotes, tales and snippets of information - for instance, the royal link with the village of Friday Bridge.

Although no-one could say that the tower is appealing to look at, the mast on top of it did perform a very useful function in past Christmases when during the king or Queen’s speech, the air waves from Sandringham were intercepted at Friday Bridge and relayed to the BBC in London.

The book, published by Cottage Publications priced �16.95, will make a great Christmas gift and can be bought locally from Walkers book Shop in Broad Street, March.

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