Wisbech, The Hope Inn c.1955

Wisbech, The Hope Inn c.1955

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Memories of Wisbech, the Hope Inn c1955

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 Somerfield almost opposite the Empire.  Most of my family used this pub as their social outlet for weekends, remember no TV, bingo or much else then.  I remember the landlord and landlady a Mr. and Mrs. Firth and they had a son I think he was called Trevor.  I never did see inside the pub, I used to have to play in their yard or sometimes I would be able to sit in the kitchen when it was colder. I can't quite see my house from this photograph but the next photograph I can see it exactly only because my father painted the passageway ...Read full memory

A memory of Wisbech by Sandra Ireland

Memories of Wisbech

Memories Of Trafalgar Row

I enjoyed seeing the photo graphs of the Wisbech canal and especially those showing Trafalgar Row and the river bank with English Brothers wood yard and a coaster moored along side. I used to live at number 10A which was behind and attached to number 10 where I believe one of your commentators Sandra Ireland used to ...Read full memory

A memory of Wisbech by toebrown

Memory Of A 12 Year Old

I remember this scene well, the pub in the picture is The Hope Inn. At the time my mother and father kept a pub further up the canal towards the River Nene, this pub was called The Castle Inn. At the time this photograph was taken there were 4 pubs in this vicinity, across the road from The Hope Inn was The Case Is ...Read full memory

A memory of Wisbech by Dave Garford

Smedleys By Pa

These memories actually date back to the summer of 1967 as well as that of 1968. Sometimes, there was no work in the fields, or I needed money because I was such a lazy fruit picker. So I left Leverington and applied to be hired at Smedley's in the evening after tea. It was marvellously quick and simple to get work, there were ...Read full memory

A memory of Wisbech

The Canal

I went to St Peter's School, shown by the side of the canal, half way up the picture on the left, and contained in the triangle. It was demolished prior to the canal being filled to create Churchill Road. This was an important site during winter for us local boys. Council workmen would shovel snow from the town and tip it on the ...Read full memory

A memory of Wisbech by Claire Allen
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History

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!

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