Victorian Flat Earth trials to be held at Denver Sluice fun day

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The importance of Denver Sluice will be celebrated during a fun day later this summer.

Victorian experiments, boat trips and tours are some of the attractions on offer at OuseFest at Denver Sluice on Tuesday, July 28.

This event is one of 50 being put together by the The Ouse Washes Landscape to celebrate the area’s unique heritage and character.

The Environment Agency, which is involved in the partnership, will be hosting the event at sluice from 10am to 4pm.

Sara Marshall, Countryside Engagement and Marketing Officer at the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership said: “We’re so incredibly excited about the amazing OuseFest programme, there’s something for everyone to help connect with the local area, have some fun and meet new people in their communities”.

The Cambridge Archaeological Unit will be resurrecting the Victorian Flat Earth Trials.

A wager was set by the Flat Earth society to prove or disprove that the world is flat. This was taken up by Alfred Russell Wallace near Welney.

Denver Rowing Club will be opening its doors and offering taster sessions.

The Environment Agency will be offering trips in its inspection boats and buildings.

An eel pass is currently being built at the site and visitors will be able to learn more these creatures on the day.