Boyhood Memory - a Memory of Wisbech.

I was 12 years old when this photograph was taken. I lived in a public house, just out of camera shot, called The Castle Inn. The only building left today is the Institute Clock Tower. Looking at this site today, you would see The Freedom Bridge roundabout and the Jobseekers office. In this tiny piece of Wisbech there was a grocer store, owned by a Mr Franklin, a wet fish shop, a hairdressers, a sweet shop owned by Mr Andrews, 2 butchers shops, one was Mr Goodley, the other I believe was a Mr Holl. There was the Cannon Fish and Chip shop and Resturant, and also 2 other cafes, The Nippee Cafe and The Welcome Cafe. The large building on the left, I believe started off as a workhouse, and oddly, in my adult life, I was part of the demolition team who took it down.

A memory shared by Dave Garford on Dec 15th, 2012. Send Dave Garford a message

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