People in the Landscape: the Fens

A half-day investigating the stories of our local history with writer-in-residence Guinevere Glasfurd. The second of 3 writing workshops this spring.

  • Booking essential

Who are the people who have made the Fens into the landscape we see today? Using a variety of archival materials, we will explore how the Fens have changed over the past two hundred years and the stories that come out of it. We'll look specifically at the history of Wicken Fen as well as the Bedford Level Commissioners, who drained large tracts of land in the area.


Event ticket prices
  • All £25.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 01353 720274
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet at the Visitor Centre


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 June 2019 10:00 - 14:00 Available

Contact Info

Events booking
Call 01353 720274

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