Photo of Wisbech, The Hope Inn c.1955

Wisbech, The Hope Inn c.1955

Neg. W115019

Memories of Wisbech

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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

Napier Terrace

I was born in Wisbech in 1937 in Ramnoth Road, we moved to Napier Terrace on the canal until after the war when we moved to Wales. I have fond memories of living in Napier Terrace, we ...Read full memory

A memory of Wisbech by Martin Kirby

Napier Terrace

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A memory of Wisbech by Martin Kirby

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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.