The March Society welcomes historian who charts evolution of the town since 1850s using photographs and postcards

PUBLISHED: 09:31 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:17 19 March 2013

The speaker Martin Edwards points out details in an original Kelly’s Directory to The March Society members (from l-r) Julie Smith, Jenny Male, Toni Morley and chairman Jennifer Lawler

The speaker Martin Edwards points out details in an original Kelly's Directory to The March Society members (from l-r) Julie Smith, Jenny Male, Toni Morley and chairman Jennifer Lawler

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THE March Society welcomed a Cambridge historian who spoke about how March has evolved in the past 160 years at their monthly meeting.

Martin Edwards brought along his vast collection of old postcards and photographs of March and explained that, by analysing them, you could see how the town has developed since the middle of the 19th Century.

Mr Edwards researched approximate dates when the pictures were taken and then used the early editions of Kelly’s Directories, census information and old newspapers to identify the names of individuals and families as well as the ownership of many of the buildings on his photographs and postcards.

The next event of The March Society will be a talk called ‘Norwood Road Nature Reserve’ by Spencer Holland, March Wildlife Trust warden, on Wednesday April 3 at 7pm.

Tickets are £1.50 for members, £2.50 for non-members and include tea, coffee and biscuits.

For more information visit www.themarchsociety.org.uk or email info@themarchsociety.org.uk

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