Friday, 9 December 2011

Fenland draining project to catalogue unique documents

Cambridgeshire County Council’s archives have been awarded a £28,000 grant to help catalogue thousands of historic parchments, papers and maps of the draining of the Fens from over 300 years ago. The money comes from the National Cataloguing Grants Programme, and will allow for the creation of detailed lists of documents left by the Bedford Level Corporation, which drained the Fens during the seventeenth century. The project is being supported by the Environment Agency and the Cambridgeshire Family History Society.

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