Wisbech, The Hope Inn c.1955

Wisbech, The Hope Inn c.1955

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Memories of Wisbech

Familiar Faces.

On the left on his father's cycle is Malcolm French, an old friend. No doubt he is returning to the office of J Bellamy, Accountants, North Brink, where he was at that time articled. He worked in the town as an accountant during his working life.

A memory of Wisbech

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Wisbech by Sandra Ireland

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 lived in the last house, No 37. My father was ...Read full memory

A memory of Wisbech by Martin Kirby

Churchill Road

For those of you that don't know, if you are driving along Churchill Road in a Westerly direction, approaching Freedom Bridge Roundabout, this is where you would be in the picture.

A memory of Wisbech by Dave Garford

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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!

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.