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Needingworth Fire Walk

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Needingworth Village Hall (start/end point)

Overcote Lane

Needingworth

PE27 4TU

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On 16 September 1847 the inhabitants of Needingworth were shocked by a fire that devastated nearly half of the village.

We commemorated the 170th anniversary of the fire on the weekend of 16-17th September 2017. Included in the activities were (free) guided walks seeing where the fire started and following its dreadful route through the village to where it ended, hearing about the events of the day and its consequences.

Because of the overwhelming interest in these walks, we have arranged two extra guided walks for Saturday 7th October - at 2 pm and 4 pm. Numbers are again limited for practical and safety reasons. If you want to come on one of the walks you will need to register, either via this site or via Peter at the contact details below.

Note that this time these are just walks - there is no access to the Village Hall, no display, and no flames for a self-guided option.

[Should these extra walks get fully booked, you can still click on Register to go onto the Waiting List, and we will let you know should we organise any other walks.]

These walks are organised with, and supported by, Holywell-cum-Needingworth Parish Council.

Assistance dogs only please.

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How long will the walk take?

It is expected the walk will take about 1 ½ hours, although there is the opportunity to do just half the walk if you prefer (please still register and just drop out halfway).

Should I register children?

As the limit on numbers is more about making sure the group going round can all hear, and keep safe, you do need to include children in the numbers registered.

How can I contact the organisers with any questions?

Up to date information can be found at hcnhistory.org.uk/fire170, and you can contact Peter at fire170@hcnhistory.org.uk or 07519 598189 (temporary number).

Where does the walk start?

The walks will start and end at the Village Hall (not open to us), which has parking.

What if I cannot make the dates/times?

Let us know on fire170@hcnhistory.org.uk.and we will let you know should we organise any other walks. If you have registered and cannot come please either cancel your registration, or let us know.

How accessible will the walk be?

Some parts of the walk are along paths and not very accessible. We hope to have a film available so that you can experience something of the walk even from your computer.

What if I don't register?

There may be spare places on the walks themselves so you could just turn up, but please understand that we cannot allow the safe limit to be exceeded.

If the weather is bad you can call us on 07519 598189 to hear what our plans are. You will receive confirmation of this when you register.

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Needingworth Village Hall (start/end point)

Overcote Lane

Needingworth

PE27 4TU

United Kingdom

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