David Mason – History of Barton Bendish
We can give a talk to your organisation on the various subjects,
loan a box of goodies for education or reminiscence,
or answer enquiries into the archives.
We are delighted to announce that after a year in Development the Heritage Lottery Fund have offered us £386,300 towards the new Heritage and Learning Centre in Downham's Old Fire Station. We still need to secure additional funding before the project can go ahead but we are hopeful that now the HLF have committed the rest of the finances will soon be in place. We will have further funding news by the end of March 2014.
Approached from the west across wide acres of flat Fenland, Downham Market lies ahead on the first high ground.
Here our prehistoric ancestors had dry land, safe from flooding, on which to build their homes, raise their cattle and crops, and still enjoy the wealth of fish, eels and wildfowl from the fens.
Through exhibitions and displays the Heritage Centre tells the story of the area and its people through the ages.