the river nene west end nene parade link to the museum website




Don't forget that our year starts in September, so unless you joined recently, your subs are due.

£5.00 per person per year or £8.00 for 2 people living at the same address.



We are campaigning -
March Buildings needing TLC

It seems that we have done some good and that many of them are now being done up with help and advice from FDC. Three cheers to FDC for their good work here.

Or maybe not?

Conservation areas of Chatteris, March and Whittlesey have- for the first time - been placed on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register.

The recent placing of the conservation area of March, and of Whittlesey and Chatteris, has come a great disappointment and a shock. We have been asking about individual buildings in March, Whittlesey and Chatteris, which everyone is concerned about, at regular meetings with David Oliver and conservation officers over the last few years. We have been assured every one is being looked at and we have seen the differences taking place. The March Society will be asking questions about this situation.



We are a fairly young civic society for the market town of March in Cambridgeshire, England. We are involved in conservation and preservation and have monthly meetings where speakers are invited to talk on subjects related to the past, present or future of March and the surrounding area.

From September our meetings will held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at March Library at 7.00pm and, to help make ends meet, it was decided at the AGM on July 2nd that entrance will now be £3.00 for non-members and £2.00 for members. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

If you would like to join the society, the membership fee is £5 per year or £8 for two people living at the same address.




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This year, the National Trust has set aside 2 weekends for Heritage Open Days:
6th to 9th and 13th to 16th September 2018

Heritage Open Days are our annual opportunity to celebrate our Heritage, architecture and culture. Across the country places which are usually not open to the public or charge admission, are open free of charge, and those which do not usually charge for admission put on special events such as tours, talks and displays.

If you know of any place, object or heritage story that would make a good event for next year, please let us know so that we can have some new and different things involved.

This year's theme is Extraordinary Women

Heritage Open Days are run by The National Trust who say, “Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year for four days in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE. ”

We hope you will enjoy the things that we have managed to compile for this year.

click here for programme of 2018 events in March

Download PDF version here

The national website, have a look.



find out about HODS photo competition


Meetings programme: 2018/2019

12th September 2018

Extraordinary Women in WWI in Cambridgeshire

Sue Slack

Email us at info@themarchsociety.org.uk