Cooking eels at Denver Sluice fun day

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Cooking eels and a 19th century experiment will be some of the activities on offer at Denver Sluice next week.

The sluice will be celebrated during a fun day on Tuesday next week from 10am-4pm.

The Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership and the Environment Agency are putting on this event as part of the Ouse Fest fortnight, which is aimed to showcase the area’s unique landscape.

Site Superintendent Dan Pollard will be helping visitors to learn more about the sluice.

The river inspector will be hosting boat triers plus West Norfolk Rowing Club will be running taster sessions.

Cambridge Archaeological Unit will be staging an exciting demonstration of the mid-19th century Flat Earth Trials which took place on the Old Bedford River.

Littleport Field Theatre Group will be inviting visitors to experience their Catching, Cooking and Eating of Eels installation.

Amy Tillson, of the Ouse Washes Partnership said: “We’re so excited that the Environment Agency is hosting this event at Denver Sluice, it’s a fascinating place, and so important to the Fens. It will be a great chance for people to have fun whilst discovering more about their local area.”

Go to www.ousewashes.org.uk/ousefest