HERITAGE WEEKEND: Events at numerous places across March
DETAILS of the events in March taking place as part of the Heritage Weekend.
Trinity Church, Methodist/United Reformed
THE church features a memorial patio garden at the back of the hall and a memorial garden which used to be a burial ground for one of the Baptist churches further along High Street.
There will be a table top sale on the Saturday, with refreshments in the hall.
September 9 10am-4pm
September 10 10am-2pm
March Railway Station
- 1 Mini-convoy marks funeral of 'kind-hearted' lorry driver
- 2 He strangled Rikki, stripped him and left his body flat on his back, Old Bailey told
- 3 Car travelled wrong way down A1 before triple fatal crash, say police
- 4 'Fantastic, loving, cheeky' 19-year-old killed in motorbike crash
- 5 No balloons plea to death crash motorcycle tribute convoy
- 6 Woman summonsed in connection with crash that killed five-month-old Louis Thorold
- 7 Inquest concludes 'quiet and happy' teenager took own life
- 8 Plan B measures to be scrapped across England
- 9 Suspected poachers caught in farmyard raid as cops crackdown continues
- 10 ‘It’s been a very special day’ - Mary marks 100th birthday
THE railway first came to March on December 10 1846 and was opened to the public in January 1847. In 2009 the Friends of March Station group was formed to rejuvenate the disused side of the station.
The day will include a number of railway related displays.
September 10 10am-3pm
DATING from 1851, the building was for many years a school until purchased by March Town Council to be used as a Museum and opened in 1977.
Jamie Jordan from Fossils Galore will be on hand with a fossil display and will identify your fossils.
September 10 10.30am–3.30pm
One Hundred Yards Around the Market Square
Take a walk into March history with Edna Stacey, museum archivist and historian. Meet outside the Town Hall, no need to book in advance.
St Peter’s Church
TOURS of the bell tower will be led by Peter Whitcombe and by Jennifer Lawler of The March Society. People should be aware that there is a spiral staircase with over 50 steps, so it is only suitable for the reasonably fit and is undertaken entirely at one’s own risk. A maximum of six people per tour.
September 8 & 9 9am-5pm. Tours noon-2pm by appointment. Contact Peter Whitcombe on 07519 237033 to book.
September 10 9am-5pm. Tours every hour on the hour from 11am-3pm.
A Look at West End March, Past and Present
GENTLE guided walks led by Andrew Clarke, secretary of the March Society, will take a maximum of 40 minutes. Ideally 15 per group, no need to book.
Meet behind Barclay’s Bank in Broad Street.
September 10. Walks at 10am & 2pm
St Wendreda’s Church (pictured far left)
ST Wendreda’s Church is the only Grade One Listed building in the town. It is built on the site of an earlier Saxon timber church.
Guided Tours from the church hall, adjacent to the church.
September 8 & 9. Tours at 11am & 2pm
Cambridge Family History society and more at March Library
THE library will host the Cambridge Family History Society. There will be Local Studies Activity Sheets (for all ages) based on March and the Fens, displays from the Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network, the University of the Third Age, The March Society and a March Museum exhibit.
September 10 10am-3pm
The Ship Inn (pictured left)
THERE will be a special display of photos at the Grade Two Listed building and information about the history of The Ship over the last 150 years.
Visitors are invited to drop in at their leisure. September 8-11, normal opening times
March Waste Transfer Station
ALTHOUGH it’s not a heritage site, tours are on offer to show where your rubbish goes once Fenland District Council collects it.
High visibility jackets and hard hats will be provided and only members of the public wearing stout shoes or boots will be allowed on the site. No sandals. No Under 9s. Under 14s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Maximum number for tour 15. Book via The March Society website www.themarchsociety.org.uk September 9. Tours at 10.30am & 12.30pm