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Francis Pryor – The Fens – Aylsham Town Hall

October 30, 2019 - 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm


The Fens are a distinctive, complex, man-made and little understood landscape. Francis Pryor has lived in, excavated, farmed, walked – and loved – the Fen Country for more than forty years: its levels and drains, its soaring churches, its magnificent medieval buildings.

In The Fens, he counterpoints the history of the Fen landscape and its transformation – the great drainage projects that created the Old and New Bedford Rivers, the Ouse Washes and Bedford Levels, the rise of prosperous towns and cities, such as King’s Lynn, Cambridge, Wisbech, Boston and Spalding – with the story of his own discovery of it as an archaeologist.

Interweaving personal experience, the graft and the grime of the dig, and lyrical evocations of place, Francis Pryor offers a unique portrait of an often neglected but remarkable area of England.

Archeologist, writer, Television presenter, sheep farmer… Come and listen to Francis give an illustrated talk on this Radio 4 Book of the Week, before taking questions and signing books.

Doors 6:15pm for a 7.00pm start
Tickets £7 (redeemable against book purchases on the night).
Book online or call 01603 219268.
There are no physical tickets; your name(s) will be added to a guest list.


October 30, 2019
6:15 pm - 8:30 pm


The Book Hive
01603 219268


Aylsham Town Hall
Town Hall, Market Place, Aylsham
Norwich, NR11 6EL United Kingdom
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