St Wendreda’s famous roof comes under spotlight as group of Russian tourists visit March

PUBLISHED: 07:35 21 April 2012

Russian visitors at the St Wendredas Church in March with historian Trevor Bevis.

Russian visitors at the St Wendredas Church in March with historian Trevor Bevis.

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A GROUP of Russian tourists visited St Wendreda’s Church, March, with a particular interest in the internationally famous double hammerbeam angel roof.

Historian Trevor Bevis gave the visitors a brief history of the church and the story behind the 500-year-old roof, said by experts to be the finest in Britain.

Mr Bevis said: “The group was amazed to hear that hundreds of years ago pickled eels and wool from the Fens were sent to Russian ports on ships associated with the Hanseatic League, a trading organisation.”

Church ladies served light refreshments to the tourists.


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