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Wisbech, The Hope Inn c.1955

Photo of Wisbech, The Hope Inn c.1955

Wisbech, The Hope Inn c.1955

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Memories of Wisbech

Wisbech Old Market Place

I was born in Wisbech in 1960, my father worked for the family business, Hutson & Sons, my Grandpa also had a pet shop in the old market place, we lived with him for a while ...Read full memory

A memory of Wisbech by Julia Arch

The Harbour Line.

Look carefully between the first two trees on the left of the photograph. In the gap with the house in the background you will see a horizontal dark line which follows to the ...Read full memory

A memory of Wisbech by The Frith Memory Archivist

The Hope Inn

I think it was 1949/50, I remember living along the canal side, Trafalgar Row it was called, over the other side from the Hope Inn.  Somehow I think it was further up than ...Read full memory

A memory of Wisbech by Sandra Ireland

Boyhood Memory

I was 12 years old when this photograph was taken. I lived in a public house, just out of camera shot, called The Castle Inn. The only building left today is the Institute Clock ...Read full memory

A memory of Wisbech by Dave Garford

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About this photo

The Hope was one of the many inns and pubs that lined the course of the canal, at one time or another. Before the days of refrigerators, patrons often suspended bottles of beer in the canal to keep it cool - one can only hope that the seals were sound!

These two pictures are an echo of the commercial waterways of the past. The whole area shown in these two photographs vanished when the new bridge over the river and the new Churchill Road were built to ease congestion in the town centre in 1971. The new Somerfield supermarket now stands on the site of the old Hope Inn.