Memories of Wisbech


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 (...Read full memory)

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 in ARP when a bomb fell on the cinema. A lasting memory was when I learned to ride a bike, I fell (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

Just to let everyone know that the factory is still canning peas and other vegetables but is owned by Princes. The factory has totally changed but the original offices that face onto Ly nn Road are still there. John

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