Fenland History on Friday Lectures programme 2014

Logos A new series of Fenland History on Friday lectures has recently started again!

Below is an overview of the remaining lectures which are planned over the next months.

Each lecture will take place in Ely Library on Friday morning, 10.30 to noon, £2.50 on the door. All are welcome.

  •  Jan 31        Hugo Brown – Spalding: the man who made directories
  •  Feb 7          David Jones – Hideous Cambridge: a city mutilated
  •  Feb 14        Jacqui Huggins – Life and times of a fen girl: songs of the strawberry fields and more
  •  Feb 21        Shirley Brown – Trumpington: researching and illustrating a village’s development
  •  Feb 28        Mike Petty – Fenland books, paper and digital: what’s been written, where are they
  •  Mar 7          Lorna Delanoy – Changes in a fen village over the last century
  •  Mar 14        Roger Mould – Warboys and fenland archaeology: a community project
  •  Mar 21        Mike Petty – From Littleport to the sea: reflections on the river
  •  Mar 28        Ken Rolfe – Geology and landscape of Cambridgeshire: an introduction
  •  Apr 4          TBC
  •  Apr 11        TBC
  •  Apr 18        no meeting
  •  Apr 25        Jonathan Spain – The Haslingfield shrine
  •  May 2         TBC
  •  May 9         Gordon Philips – Enid Porter and Cambridgeshire folklore: a project

The full programme, with contact details for Mike Petty, the organiser of these lectures, can be downloaded here (Word, .2 MB) : Fenland History on Friday 2014 spring programme revised

New Picture (2)

Pope’s Corner, at junction of the Old West and the Cam, c1880. Reproduced with kind permission from Mike Petty.

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I am currently coordinating a partnership-led bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (for a circa £600K Heritage Grant bid) focusing on strengthening the unique yet vulnerable natural heritage in the Cambridgeshire Fens surrounding the Old west River, the new 'New Life on the Old West' project. Until recently I was the Programme Manager for the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme, leading on the 1-year development and 3-year delivery phases of the Heritage Lottery Fund grant-aided Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership (OWLP) scheme (from Dec 2012 until March 2017), on behalf of and in close cooperation with a wide range of local, regional and national partner organisations. The Ouse Washes LP's portfolio of 51 projects have focused on: conservation works to historic and natural environmental assets; improving community participation & engagement with the landscape and its heritage; increasing access and learning opportunities; and providing more opportunities for training in traditional land management skills. The overall aim has been to leave a long-term legacy for this fascinating and unique landscape, in the process creating tangible improvements to social, economic and environmental aspects of this landscape, its heritage and communities.

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