Exhibition to celebrate 75 years of farming

Potato picking in the Fens at Ten Mile Bank. Picture: Discover Downham Heritage

Potato picking in the Fens at Ten Mile Bank. Picture: Discover Downham Heritage - Credit: Archant

An exhibition will be held in a Norfolk town to celebrate 75 years of farming in the region.

Potato picking in the Fens at Ten Mile Bank. Picture: Discover Downham Heritage

Potato picking in the Fens at Ten Mile Bank. Picture: Discover Downham Heritage - Credit: Archant

Discover Downham will be putting on an event named Plough to Plate that will celebrate Downham Market's agricultural history.

The free event, which will be held at the old fire station from Thursday, September 19 to Sunday, September 22, will have educational displays of pictures, objects and food products.

Peter Thorpe, the event organiser, said: "The display is based on a simple idea of bringing the workings of the countryside into the town.

"The educational value of learning how our basic supplies are grown and produced for the shop shelf will help give a better understanding of how our food gets to our dinner plate."

Discover Downham Market is situated in the old fire station on Priory Road, Photo: Emily Prince

Discover Downham Market is situated in the old fire station on Priory Road, Photo: Emily Prince - Credit: Emily Prince


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Vintage agricultural farm machinery, provided by the National Vintage Tractor and Engine club, will be on the centre's car park on Sunday.

The event runs from 10am to 4pm on Thursday and Friday, 10am to 1pm on Saturday and 11am to 6.30pm on Sunday.

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