Wisbech, The Hope Inn c.1955

Memories of Wisbech

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 ...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 ...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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Wisbech by Claire Allen

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!

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