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
Broadway
Farcet
Peterborough
PE7 3AY

 

OPENING HOURS:

Tuesdays:  12:00-15:00
Sundays: 10:00-14:00

For private group viewings please contact us through this website.

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.


 News

 

Patrick Barkham on the Fen Edge Trail

On the 5th April members of the Fenland Trust accompanied Patrick Barkham of the Guardian walking sections of the Fen Edge Trail. The Fen Edge Trail is a walking route around the Cambridgeshire Fens, roughly following the land that lies 5 metres above sea level (the 5... read more

Beverley Nichols Weekend

The parish of Glatton and the Fenland Trust present a weekend of festivities to celebrate and commemorate the life and works of internationally acclaimed novelist, playwright, journalist, composer and political activist, Beverley Nichols, who lived in Glatton for... read more

Lowest Pub Plaque Unveiled

The status of Holme’s public house the Admiral Wells as the lowest in the British Isles was set in stone in November at a special ceremony. The Fenland Trust unveiled a heritage plaque at the inn with members of Holme Parish Council and Huntingdonshire District... read more

Fenland Trust to open Heritage Centre

The Fen View Museum is the first ‘micro museum’ on the Fen Edge Trail, an exploration of the ‘edge’ of the fenland in Cambridgeshire. The Fen Edge Trail is a walking route around the Cambridgeshire Fens, roughly following the land that lies 5 metres above... read more

Fenland Trust donates plaque for Harold Penketh memorial

Following week-long excavation of a crashed Spitfire in October last year, a permanent memorial to Pilot Officer Harold Penketh, who lost his life in the crash in 1940, has been unveiled in a dedication service near to the crash site at Holme Lode. The Wildlife Trust... read more

Heritage Walks for Local Schools

This week the Fenland Trust was pleased to lead Year 5 children from Yaxley’s William de Yaxley Academy on a walk along Yaxley’s Heritage Spine. The interactive talk, taking in the Olinthus Gregory birthplace, allowed the children to interact with historic... read more


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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.

Coming soon:

  • NormanCross.org
  • Coningtonhistory.org
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