Welcome to the website of the Fenland Trust. Our organisation, based in Yaxley, Cambridgeshire was founded to develop charitable projects to enrich the lives of our local residents and promote a better understanding of regional heritage assets. We are founders of the Yaxley Festival and of the Yaxley History Project and members of the Yaxley Partnership.
Fen View Heritage Centre
The Fen View Heritage Centre is now closed for the winter period and will re-open Sunday March 3rd 2019. In the meantime we will be developing and adding to our displays. Please contact us through this website with any queries. Thank you.
A tiny but perfectly formed heritage experience produced by the Fenland Trust and supported by Farcet Parish Council telling the story of the Fen Edge from prehistory to the present day. Perched upon the fen edge with a commanding view of the Great Fen, the project is run entirely by volunteers. Our single room presentation can be found in the the chapel at the cemetery in Farcet near Peterborough on the Fen Edge Trail, the ambitious new walking route developed by the Cambridgeshire Geological Society, Cambs Geosites and the Fenland Trust.
The Fenland Trust is a member of the Yaxley Partnership
Powering Local History
Yaxleyhistory.org was developed as a key component of the Yaxley Festival project and exists to preserve and celebrate the collective memories of our community and the stories and images of our village. The site is a foundation stone of the longer term Yaxley Heritage Project, developed by The Fenland Trust, which aims to identify, develop, promote and preserve our village heritage assets.
Holme is a Viking word which means island or peninsula surrounded by water. When you approach the village the slightly higher land is quite obvious, the lower dark soil of the Fens surrounds the village on three sides. The original part of the village developed on the highest ground near the church and followed a circular pattern as a result. Please visit HolmeHistory.org.