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Grinding wheels turned by wind – evocative photographs of windmills in bygone times from The Francis Frith Collection.

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50s & 60s

Favourite archive photos celebrating the 50s & 60s

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Caption for Wisbech, Leach's Mill C1955: A view of the mill taken a few years after the cupola was removed in 1947.

Memories of Wisbech

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 family used this pub as their social outlet for weekends, remember no TV, bingo or much else then.  I (...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)

I was born in Wisbech in 1960, my father worked for the family business, Hutson & Sons, my Grandpa also had a pet shop in the old market place, we lived with him for a while Wonder what happened to the lovely panelling in his sitting room, there was a granary at the back of the house, used to be able to go out (...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)

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