Thursday, 24 November 2016

A new mapp of the Fenns...

I've been consulting with the school archivist for a few months ahead of a unit on "The Fens". She told me she had been working on a new map of the Fens, and this has now been published. It contains a series of sheets of maps, which can be connected together, a CD copy of the materials, and a book which gives the details of the map's creation, along with biographies of the businessmen and others who funded the expensive project. The focus is on irrigation, and the way that the Fen is drained and brought into production, and reduces the risk of flooding in an area that has seen a great deal of change over the centuries.

There's a British Library blog post on the map here....

I'll be sharing more on this as the unit starts to come together over the next few weeks. In the meantime, here's another chance to see my poem on the Fens, which was 'commended' in the 2016 Fenland Read Poetry Competition

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