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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 will be commemorating the 170th anniversary of the fire on the weekend of 16-17th September this year. Included in the activities will be a (free) guided walk 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.

We will be repeating the walk on both days at 2 and 4 pm but numbers are limited for practical and safety reasons. If you want to come on one of the guided walks you will need to register, either via this site or via Peter at the contact details below. [Note that the Saturday 14:00 walk is full]

We gratefully acknowledge the support and guidance of Holywell-cum-Needingworth Parish Council.

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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, or join, halfway).

Can I volunteer to help?

Yes please! Contact Peter (see below) for ways you can help. If you do volunteer there will be a special version of the walk that you can join in the week before the 16/17th weekend. This will mean that you can see what everyone else will see, and you do not need to register.

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.

Where does the walk start?

The walks will start and end at the Village Hall (open 1.30 to 6 pm), which has parking. Just give your name in at the Pavilion and your handouts will be waiting for you

What if I cannot make the dates/times?

There will be handouts including maps, and information signs along the route, so you will also be able to do your own self-guided tour at your own pace and covering any part of the route. If you have registered and cannot come please either cancel your registration, or let us know.

How accessible will the walk be?

As some parts of the walk are along paths and not very accessible, you can avoid these parts if you use the self-guided option.

What if I don't register?

At the Village Hall everyone will be able to pick up handouts including a map, browse a display, sit down for refreshments, and other activities.There may be spare places on the walks themselves so you could just turn up, but if the safe limit is exceeded please consider doing the walk using the self-guided option.

What if the weather is bad?

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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Overcote Lane

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PE27 4TU

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