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What's on:

Wednesday 17th February

Lindsey Bavin - True's Yard - Fishing in Lynn(The Old Fire Station, 7pm for 7:30pm)

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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.


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Happy New Year

A very Happy New Year to all of our members, support and friends in and around Downham Market. As we reflect on all of the hard work it has taken over the years to get is to our new home in the Old Fire Station, it seems hardly possible that we'll be opening our doors to the public in a few months time!

Between now and then our volunteers will be working really hard to put together the displays which will tell the story of the town, and to get the centre ready to welcome visitors. We took delivery of our objects and display cases at the beginning of the month, and we can see how the new exhibition space is taking shape.

Talks will be held at the Old Fire Station; keep an eye on these pages to find out what's coming up.

Also we will soon be recruiting for more volunteers. Watch this space for information about how you can get involved in our exciting new project.


Our fundraising efforts are continuing as we particularly need to raise funds for our rather dilapidated garden area at the front of the fire station.

And if you shop online at all, there are thousands of retailers who give a smaller percentage of what you spend with them to your chosen charity. You don’t have to spend extra on your shopping – they donate – couldn’t be easier! Find out more here: www.easyfundraising.org.uk

Discover Downham Photos

A collection of historical photos taken in Downham Market and the surrounding areas.
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The Downham Market & District Heritage Society welcomes new volunteers and members.

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Welcome to the Downham Market & District Heritage Centre Website.

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.


Opening times

The Heritage Centre is currently closed (see top of page), working parties will be continuing in the Old Fire Station on Tuesday mornings between 9.15am and 12 noon until further notice

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