The Great Fen Local History Group is an active group of Great Fen and Ramsey Rural Museum volunteers, working alongside the Great Fen team.
The Great Fen has a rich heritage both socially and physically and the group carries out local historical research. This includes recording local people's stories and memories, running stands at local fetes and fairs as well as talks in the local community. Some history group members come to our regular meetings and others help by researching from home.
Here are some of the activities that the group have been involved in.
“Nowhere in Britain has had such a diverse history as the Fens, and it is a privilege to work with a small dedicated team to record the changes that nature and man has brought about over the centuries.
It has also given me the opportunity to help record the life and struggles of an endangered species: 'The Fen Tiger'.”
Alan Malt (Great Fen Local History Volunteer)
You may like to read Alan's blog about the Great Fen History Group.
The group is currently working on producing a 3D map of the Whittlesea Mere area after the drainage of the Mere.
If you have any photos, information or memories please get in touch.
We are looking for more volunteers to become involved in the Local History Group. We need help with creating exhibitions and displays as well as outside heritage events i.e. Yaxley Festival, Ramsey and Holme 1940’s and Plough Day. If you have a few hours to spare and have an interest in your local heritage and would like to get involved with this friendly and active group, please get in touch with Lauren at Lauren.Stonebridge@wildlifebcn.org