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.



Former Citizen offices in March
as plans go in for flats

Read more here

Email the March Society here to let us know whether you agree with these plans or would like to preserve this historic building.


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 15th September 2018

Last year we coordinated happenings in March by finding out who wanted to take part and adding the information to the national website.

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

So it would be good if we could find some extraordinary women here. If you have any ideas for events concerning extraordinary women, please email us and talk to us about them asap as entries have to be added to the national website before August 1st.

Taking Part

If you took part last year and want to do so again this year, please look at your entry in the last year's program (link below) then email us to let us know that you'll be in again this year and to tell us of any changes to your programme entry for this year. I will try to email you a copy of last year's entry which you can amend for this year and email it back ASAP as entries have to be on national website by August 1st. Please say whether you have your own public liability insurance. If not, we will arrange it through HODS organisation.

If you didn't take part last year but would like to do so this year, also have a look at last year's programme to see the information needed then email us what you would like for your entry. A picture would be nice but isn't compulsory.

If your activity needs Public Liability Insurance, we can be covered by the Heritage Open Days organisation but we have to ask for it for individual events and the entry to the national website has to be submitted early. So, please, let us know whether you need insurance or you have your own. This applies to everybody not just new entrants.

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 2017 events in March


 

Meetings programme: 2017/2018

13th September 2017

Buffet Quiz

For members and those who wish to join, Fun Quiz, buffet and latest news. Free entry, just bring a plate of food. Please let us know if you are coming.

11th October 2017

The Rectors of March and Doddington

David Edwards archivist of March Museum

To discuss some of the interesting gentlemen who have held this rectory since 1216. They include one who died in battle, officials of Cambridge University, an Ambassador of Henry VIII, an Elizabethan musician and a future bishop and other high ranking churchmen

8th November 2017

Restoring March Railway Station in its 170th Year

Adrian Sutterby of Friends of March Railway Station

With all the news of the refurbishment of March station, which celebrates its 170th anniversary this year.

13th December 2017

Trees Celebration

Tim Dent of the Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust, Street Trees and mince pies.


POSTPONED

10th January 2018

Latest Travel News GreaterAnglia

Alan Neville

Alan Neville, Greater Anglia Customer Engagement Manager, will bring us the latest news of Greater Anglia and changes on the railways in this region and further afield. We will also have our mince pies, tea, coffee, latest news and chat!

7th February 2018

A Different Quiz

Keith Wilkinson

14th March 2018

Woodland Trust: Trees and Woods

Peter Vince

11th April 2018

Women's Suffrage

Sue Slack

9th May 2018

Heritage Walk in Wimblington

Visit church and other notable buildings

13th June 2018

Cambridgeshire History on Your Computer: the Library on Your Laptop

Mike Petty

11th July 2018

AGM and A Brief History of March

AGM & Edna Stacey

8th August 2018

Conservation Area Walk

An Evening Stroll in the Riverside Market and Acre Areas of March with Andrew Clarke

Email us at info@themarchsociety.org.uk