Historical month at Downham Market Heritage Centre

Discover Downham opening to the public for the first time ANL-160328-192631009
Discover Downham opening to the public for the first time ANL-160328-192631009

Downham’s Heritage Society is hosting a month of history at its Discover Downham centre.

19th century sea captain Richard Woodget, who was born in Burnham Norton, will be the talk of the town from Thursday, August 4 until Saturday, August 6.

From Thursday, 11 to Saturday, 13, you can find out about war pilot Algy Bird and his encounter with the Red Baron in WW1.

The society welcomes anyone to share memories about the Women’s Land Army in Downham during WW2 from Thursday, 18 to Saturday, 20.

Whether you were personally involved or have a family member who joined, the group want you to come and reminisce with them.

Acitivities will be available for children too, including growing vegetables.

There’s more to discover about King Charles I’s link to Downham from Thursday, 25 to Saturday, 27, where you can try quill-writing and seal-making.

Entry is free every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in August from 10am till 4pm.