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The Word Garden – Origins Drop in Session

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Word Garden, has received a National Lottery grant of £49,200 for an exciting heritage project in East Cambridgeshire titled: ‘The Scottish Soldiers, the Ouse Washes; the Origins of Landscape Change in the Fens’ known simply as ‘Origins’. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project commencing this autumn focuses on exploring a ‘missing’ history of events, 1650-53; researching the construction of the second parallel drain by Scottish prisoners-of-war, following their capture after the Battle of Dunbar in 1650. These events not only transformed the landscape and surrounding environment they changed traditional Fenland occupations and lifestyles into the future.

The team welcomes any existing, historical or unseen exhibits and information you may have and encourages you to come along to the open day to share your knowledge and learn about this ‘missing’ period of history. Presentation from Project Coordinator and Consultant Environmentalist to commence at 3pm.


March 29
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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