Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Great Fen Project Update

As you'll remember, we looked at 2 contrasting Physical environments in the local area: the WASH and the FENS

I mentioned the Great Fen Project, in an earlier post, and there are several links here with the local area and geography.

The Geographical Association Conference supported the Great Fen project this year at their conference. £1 from all the delegate fees

Another local link is with the actor Stephen Fry, who is starring in the series "Kingdom" which is filmed locally. This week I noticed Swaffham, Castle Acre, Wells-next-the-Sea and Felbrigg Hall as locations. He is the President of the Great Fen Project.
You can also listen to a BBC Radio 4 programme on the project on the LISTEN AGAIN section.

In the Observer at the weekend was a mention of the HOLME POST, which I want to try to get to see later this year.
It's a post that was sunk into the ground before the FENS started to be drained. As they were drained, the peat shrunk, and the ground level fell. The post now sticks several metres above the surface of the ground. If this continues, along with the predicted rise in sea level, it is likely that the Fens may well be inundated again.

When doing a bit of reading on this, I also came across a new feature to me which is called a RODDON
More on this in a future post...

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