Celebrating our peat!

Our 'Peat Fest' on the 7th May was a lovely celebration of what's beneath our feet. Our art exhibition by many wonderful local artists featured the extrordinary pollen grains found buried in peat, which tell us so much about local lansdcapes, wildlife and human influence over the last 8,000 years. Bread-making on a peat fire showed how local people were able to use peat from the fens for fuel, and displays, games and guided walks and talks gave our many visitors an great introduction to why peat matters. The event was beautifully decorated with fen-themed bunting by local primary school children.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018