Residents gather for unveiling of new community board
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MORE than 60 people gathered to see the unveiling of an information board in a village.
History enthusiasts in Orwell, who have launched a new website called Orwell Past and Present, completed their Heritage Lottery funded project with an interpretation board called Orwell Past and Present, which shows the many amenities and trades the village has lost over the past 100 years.
The board in Town Green Road, Orwell, shows an aerial photograph of Orwell from the Cambridge University Aerial Photography Collection and includes a brief history of the village.
The board also features codes which lead to three guided walks around Orwell.
The board was unveiled on August 30 by Dr Carenza Lewis of Access Cambridge Archaeology, who spoke about the importance of history in fostering community spirit.
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Dr Lewis described Orwell Past and Present’s project as ‘wonderful’ and praised the group and their helpers for all their hard work in researching Orwell’s history.
Guests enjoyed celebratory drinks and nibbles.
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