The Tales from the River project really got going in 2022, with drop in sessions at Oxborough and Thetford (see Swim history project plans), and a talk to the Brandon and District Local History Society. And more events are happening in 2023, including at Watton, Lakenheath and Honington & Sapiston.
A set of display panels illustrate some of the photos and stories we have collected so far (PDFs and text available to download below).
We also now have a new all-weather panel briefly outlining the Tales from the River project, design arranged by BFER
See also the Tales from the Riverbank Online Exhibition on this website, which shows the pop up panels curated by the young historian volunteers.
We would love to hear more stories and memories, or see any old photos you can share of activities in the Brecks and fen edge rivers and other waters. Please contact me if you would like to contribute.
At drop ins and other events we will ask people to put a spot on the map or put their story on a Post-it note where they swam or did other recreation activities.
Download text only (.docx)
The Tales from the River project is part of The Brecks Fen Edge & Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme (BFER), supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.