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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 18.6 August 2007

The Great Fen – a waterland for the future

By - Alan Bowley

An early edition of the Ordnance Survey map series shows an area between Peterborough and Huntingdon as 'the Great Fen'. Until the mid 19th centurry, this was a vast wilderness of fen and bog, but by the 1850s drainage began which was to allow the fen to be converted to arable farmland. 

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

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Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist