Wisbech, The Octagon Church 1901

Wisbech, The Octagon Church 1901

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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

To the left of the chapel is 'Glan Dyfi' house: formerly a school for young ladies and now known as Astral House, a branch of the RAF Association. In the foreground is the drinking fountain, 'for man, horses, dogs and sheep', dedicated to George Duppa Collins and his wife. It has since been moved to Lynn Road.

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