The Wisbech Society

and Preservation Trust Limited

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An Evening with Professor Francis Pryor MBE

UPDATE: I am sure that you won’t be surprised to hear that The Evening with Francis Pryor event due for 6th April has had to be postponed for obvious reasons.

It is hoped to rearrange it for later in the year together with a second one so that people who were disappointed booking for the event can also get to attend another ( the Treasurer is compiling a waiting list for the second event so if you would like to be contacted please let him know). At this point it is not possible to fix new dates but please watch this space. All tickets sold will be honoured for the first of the two events but anyone wishing for a refund should contact David Crouch on All proceeds from this event are for the Chapel Project.

Wisbech Society is excited to announce its president, archaeologist, author, local farmer and star of C4’s Time Team, Professor Francis Pryor MBE will present an illustrated talk about his book The Fens: Discovering England’s Ancient Depths, at the restored Chapel at Wisbech General Cemetery.

In the book, Pryor counterpoints the history of the Fen landscape and its transformation – the great drainage projects that created the Old and New Bedford Rivers, the Ouse Washes and Bedford Levels, and the rise of prosperous towns and cities, including King’s Lynn, Cambridge, Wisbech, Boston and Spalding – with the story of his own discovery of it as an archaeologist and farmer. Pryor also looks to the future, considering how rising sea levels might affect the Fens, which often fall below sea level.

The Fens is the personal story of the authors’ understanding of this distinctive, complex, enduring, man-made and little understood landscape. The talk will take place at the restored Chapel at Wisbech General Cemetery in North End, Wisbech (near ASDA) and will be followed by book sales and an author signing, and refreshments.

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