Category Fairs and Markets

250 years old today

250 years old today and still going strong – very strong. Who’s that? Christies the auctioners

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Fenland Monasteries and the height of their powers

For the established monasteries across Britain, the period between 1200 and the early thirteen hundreds was a time of expansion, stability and responsibility and also a time of ‘high farming’. The Fenland Monasteries built tithe and storage barns to hold their crops; vineyards were planted; gardens & orchards were created with cherry and pear trees […]