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  WELCOME TO WISBECH - CAPITAL OF THE FENS.
Wisbech, Capital of the Fens, with a population of about 20,200, and situated about 25 miles to the northeast of Peterborough, is a market town of great character and historical importance.
The draining of the Fens brought prosperity to Wisbech when the produce of the rich agricultural land flowed through the port.
Wisbech landowners and merchants grew wealthy and built their rows of elegant houses along the banks of the River Nene.
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  Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
The branch line of the London and North Eastern railway from the main line to Wisbech harbour has materially assisted the development of the timber and coal trade of the town, and there is also a steam tramway from Wisbech station to Upwell for the conveyance of goods and passengers.
Peter and Paul is an edifice of stone in the Early Norman and Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, double nave, lady chapel, north and south aisles, south porch and a large embattled tower at the north-west angle containing a clock and 10 fine-toned bells; the clock was erected in 1866 by Mr.
Richard Loake, by will in 1701, gave £200 to the capital burgesses of Wisbech, the interest of £100 to be annually expended in clothing five poor widows or housekeepers, and of the other £100 to be distributed by the churchwardens amongst the poor.
www.rootsweb.com /~engcam/places/wisbech.htm   (2384 words)

  
  Wisbech
WISBECH, a municipal borough and seaport, in the county of Cambridge, in the division of the Isle of Ely, and hundred of Wisbech, 90 miles north
In 1841 the population of the parish of Wisbech St. Peter was 8,530 ; of Wisbech St. Mary, 1,599 ; and of the chapelry of Guyhirn, 332 : total 10,461.
A castle was built at Wisbech in 1086 by William I. From the Domesday Book it appears that ‘In the town two fisheries did render to the abbot [of Ely] 14,000 eels, and at present doth render 13 shillings and 4 pence.
www.oldtowns.co.uk /Cambridgeshire/wisbech.htm   (1315 words)

  
 History
Another team, also known as Wisbech Town, did exist between 1890 and the early 1900s, and it is recognised that this was a fore-runner to the present club; the earliest photo in existence was taken in the 1890s.
Wisbech were Peterborough League champions five times between 1925 and 1933, scoring 218 goals and lifting four trophies between 1932 and 1933.
Wisbech were sixth in the league table at the time, whereas Rotherham were, strangely for them, placed near the foot of the chart.
www.wisbechtown.connectfree.co.uk /history.htm   (2052 words)

  
 Wisbech Norfolk Local Interest Article Norfolk Broads Suffolk East Anglia UK
But equally, because of the terrain, Wisbech was never a major centre in the early days, even though at the time of Domesday in 1086, it was a small port, still closer to the sea than it is now, and, with a population of 350 or so, bigger than the average marsh village.
Wisbech still has those connections though with the Canal, which closed in 1922, long buried under the main road into the town, boaters now reach the Ouse system by the scenic route via Peterborough, March and the Old River Nene.
Fortunately for Wisbech upstream, it was mid-winter, the quieter season for freight to the port, and disruption was minimal.
www.norfolkbroads.com /focus/boating/wisbech   (1463 words)

  
 Wisbech at AllExperts
Wisbech (IPA /'wɪzbiʧ/) is a market town and former inland port with a population of about 20,000 in the Fenland area of Cambridgeshire.
At this time Wisbech was on the estuary of the River Ouse, but silting caused the coastline to move north, and the River Nene was diverted to serve the town.
Wisbech is noted for its unspoilt Georgian architecture, particularly along North Brink and The Crescent.
en.allexperts.com /e/w/wi/wisbech.htm   (658 words)

  
 A Brief History of Wisbech
(The bishop of Ely was lord of the manor of Wisbech).
Wisbech had a population of, at most, 1,000 in the Middle Ages so it was a small and relatively unimportant town.
During the civil war between king and parliament (1642-1646) Wisbech was in the centre of the parliamentary area.
www.localhistories.org /wisbech.html   (1090 words)

  
 Cambridgeshire, EnglandGenWeb Project - Wisbech
Wisbech has been a seaport since ancient times and at one time it was close to the mouth of the fenland River Nene.
This house belonged to Sir Philip Vavasour and Octavia Hill was born in it, 1838.
James Dann of Wisbech, and 10 fine-toned bellsIn the chancel floor is a very large brass to Sir Thomas de Branstone, constable of Wisbech Castle, died 1401, with an effigy in armour and mutilated inscription in Norman French.
www.rootsweb.com /~engcam/PlacesBuildings/Wisbech.htm   (729 words)

  
 Poppyland Publishing: Wisbech
Wisbech is one of those towns which has gained little if anything from modern development, but repays the visitor who takes the trouble to explore the old town.
The building of this range of rail facilities is an indication of the importance of Wisbech as an agricultural and small port and transshipment centre in the middle of the 19th century, but all fell victim to the 1960s closures.
Today Wisbech remains an administrative, service and trading centre for the important agricultural economy of the fens; whilst being a town of Cambridgeshire it is also on the border with Norfolk and much of its trade comes from that side of the town.
www.poppyland.co.uk /index.php?s=WISBECH   (959 words)

  
 Wisbech Official Guide
The historic centre of Wisbech is demonstrably that of a Georgian market town and port, of which it is the finest example in Eastern England; yet long before its heyday in the late 18th and 19th centuries Wisbech was important as an agricultural, commercial and administrative centre.
Nevertheless, medieval Wisbech had only limited urban characteristics and cultivation of the surrounding open fields, which belonged to the manors of Wisbech Barton and Wisbech Murrow, would probably have been the occupation of most of its inhabitants.
During the 18th century Wisbech had virtually supplanted Ely as the principal legal and administrative centre of the Isle, sharing with it the Assizes and Quarter Sessions, but with the coming of the railways its supremacy in both administration and commerce was challenged afresh by Ely and, increasingly, by March.
www.localauthoritypublishing.co.uk /councils/wisbech/history.html   (1148 words)

  
 Wisbech
In addition the 1851 Census for both Wisbech St. Mary and Wisbech are available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Bookstall.
Wisbech gave to the world Clarkson who fought the slave trade and Octavia Hill fought the slums.
Wisbech Grammar School was founded in 1379 by the Guild of the Holy Trinity and is thus one of the oldest schools in the country.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/eng/CAM/Wisbech/index.html   (2433 words)

  
 Wisbech Tourist Information on AboutBritain.com
The Georgian streets and houses in Wisbech were the ideal location for the BBC to film their costume drama David Copperfield.
Octavia Hill Museum - Wisbech is the birthplace of Octavia Hill, co founder of the National Trust.
Wisbech and Fenland Museum - is an early example of a purpose built museum; still retaining much of it's Victorian atmosphere with its main gallery and walkway and fine mahogany cases.
www.aboutbritain.com /towns/wisbech.asp   (599 words)

  
 Wisbech, England News
Police, fire and ambulance crews were to the junction of the B1110 and B1165 at Newtown, near Wisbech, at 7.30am.
Wisbech residents turned out in force to support plans to open a new supermarket in the town, despite a civic leader branding the store "cheap and nasty".
Police were called to Nene Quay, in Wisbech, after reports a red Vauxhall Corsa had been driven into the tidal river.
www.topix.net /uk/wisbech   (648 words)

  
 Wisbech Workhouse and Poor Law Union
In 1818, the adjacent parish of Wisbech St Mary erected a workhouse on Bunker's Hill.
Wisbech St Mary parish workhouse from the south-east, 2004.
Wisbech Union workhouse was built in 1837-8 at Wisbech at a cost of £6,900.
users.ox.ac.uk /~peter/workhouse/Wisbech/Wisbech.shtml   (349 words)

  
 Wisbech St. Peter
Part of the ecclesiastical parish of Walsoken, Norfolk, was transferred to Wisbech from Norfolk in 1934.
In addition the 1851 Census for Wisbech Town (St. Peter) is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Bookstall.
Wisbech St. Peter: Records of baptisms 1558-1949, marriages 1558-1902, burials 1558-1950 and banns 1754-1803, 1813-1912 reside in the Wisbech Museum together with microfilm copies of baptisms 1558-1949, marriages 1558-1950, burials 1559-1938 and banns 1764-1912.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/eng/CAM/Wisbech/StPeter/index.html   (1070 words)

  
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Wisbech property for sale and area guide - Find a Property
Wisbech is an old Georgian town which is being renovated fast...
We will be updating the guidebook for Wisbech so please bear with us
www.findaproperty.com /areadetails.aspx?edid=00&salerent=0&areaid=2515   (110 words)

  
 BBC - Cambridgeshire Out & About - Virtual Tours - Wisbech
As well as the Georgian architecture, the town has many other attractions including the Wisbech and Fenland Museum, the Market Place and the Angles Theatre which is a lively, vibrant and intimate venue for a variety of performing arts.
Thomas Clarkson Memorial - Thomas Clarkson was born in Wisbech and was an early leader of the Abolitionist Movement who pressed for the end of the African Slave Trade.
Peckover House - is positioned on the North Brink and is one of the finest properties in Wisbech.
www.bbc.co.uk /cambridgeshire/out_about/virtual_tours/wisbech/tour_wisbech.shtml   (377 words)

  
 The Wisbech Society. Text only site, home page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Society was founded in 1939 with the aim of maintaining Wisbech's historic heritage.
The Society is recognised by Fenland District Council as needing to be consulted and allowed to contribute to all Planning Applications relating to Listed buildings and all proposals within the conservation areas.
We are members of the national Civic Trust, The Georgian Group and The Council for the Protection of Rural England, and link with such organisations as the National Trust.
www.wisbech-society.co.uk /html/index.htm   (163 words)

  
 Wisbech Builders. Find Builders in Wisbech with the Builder Register.
Wisbech is a town that is located in the Fenland region of Cambridgeshire, England.
Wisbech has an estimated population of 20,000 people (according to Census in 2001) and the town sits on the banks of the River Nene.
- 7 The Crescent, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 1EH
www.builderregister.com /Wisbech   (2164 words)

  
 Antiques Roadshow UK: Highlights: Wisbech
The history of Wisbech is closely linked with the reclamation of the Fens for agricultural purposes.
The drained marshes led to tremendous growth and prosperity in Georgian and Victorian periods as the produce of the most fertile farmland in England flowed through its port.
While the port has declined in importance, Wisbech remains the market center for a large agricultural and horticultural area, with 5,000 acres of orchard and garden land, making it the richest fruit- and flower-growing area of East Anglia.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/antiquesuk/highlights/wisbech.html   (485 words)

  
 Hotels in Wisbech Cambridgeshire accommodation - Wisbech hotels accommodation Cambridgeshire East Anglia UK
Wisbech is the capital of the Fens and the town itself sits on both sides of the river Nene, which forms the border between the counties of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.
Wisbech is a prosperous Georgian market town, the North Brink, Crescent and Museum Square are amongst the finest examples of Georgian Street architecture in the country.
Wisbech grew up around its port, trading from medieval times but flourishing commercially with the draining of the Fens in the 17th century.
www.kayukay.co.uk /wisbechhotels.html   (359 words)

  
 BBC - Cambridgeshire - In Pictures - Wonderful Wisbech gallery
Wisbech can be seen as an alright market town to the untrained eye...
I left Wisbech back in 1969 at the age of 10, but I remember that it was a great place to be a child in the 60´s.
Left Wisbech in 1999 to study illustration in Blackpool, and settled with a family there.
www.bbc.co.uk /cambridgeshire/content/image_galleries/wisbech_photo_gallery.shtml   (969 words)

  
 WISBECH RNLI FUNDRAISING GUILD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Welcome to the Wisbech fundraising guild for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.
The Wisbech branch is known as a fundraisng committee and we raise funds that are put towards the upkeep of the Lifeboat fleet and the rescue of people at sea.
We raise funds by holding quiz nights and selling souvenirs at various events such as the Wisbech Rose Fair, those present at the parade of floats in 1999 may remember seeing a lifeboat in the procession.
www.geocities.com /julesdavies/wisbech.htm   (271 words)

  
 Wisbech St Mary Web Site
The Parish of Wisbech St Mary is situated to the southwest of Wisbech.
It was the fashion at the end of the 19th Century to give “foreign” or isolated settlements names from places or incidents that were making the news at the time.
On reaching Wisbech St Mary, you have the choice of retracing your steps to Wisbech or to carry on alongside the drain to the village of Leverington and then on to Wisbech.
www.wisbechstmary.org.uk /page77.html   (1220 words)

  
 Wisbech News from the Wisbech Standard
Unsigned Wisbech band could land Top 40 hit
Wisbech Town Reserves were presented with a new set of warm-up tops and balls by sponsors Fitt Ltd Building Contractors.
The Prestige LIVING in a time when magicians are best suited to children s parties and holiday entertainers, it s easy to forget how popular magic was Two maverick illusionists are enjoying spectacular runs in the West End.
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 Wisbech Information Online - guide and directory for Wisbech,Cambridgeshire,UK with tourist information
If you are looking for accommodation we have Wisbech hotels and Wisbech bed and breakfasts plus UK cottages and self catering holiday accommodation as well as directories for Camping and Caravan Parks.
If you are looking for tourist information or information on how to get around we have details of Train times and ticket bookings, Coach times and ticket bookings plus car hire and flights with a list of UK Maps to help you find where you are going.
Wisbech Information Online is an independent site and is not affiliated with, or officially sponsored by any local authority or tourist information centre based in Wisbech.
www.britinfo.net /index_Wisbech.htm   (561 words)

  
 Familia: Cambridgeshire County Council (Wisbech)
For the Wisbech area, many of the original records are deposited at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum, but microfilm copy of some of the registers, indexed transcriptsof registers and the original records for most of the remainder of Cambridgeshire are at the County Record Office.
Nonconformist church records, notably for Wisbech those of the Society of Friends(Quakers), are also deposited at the Office, which has as well, microfilm of the pre-1837 nonconformist registers now in the Public Record Office in London.
Wisbech Advertiser/Isle of Ely and Wisbech Advertiser/Fenland Advertiser/Fenland Citizen 1845-present.
www.familia.org.uk /services/england/cambs_wisbech.html   (0 words)

  
 Wisbech Venues, Conference Meeting Rooms, Team Building, Room Hire, Accommodation, Coach, Car & Limousine Hire Services ...
The elegant buildings in Wisbech (such as Peckover House, pictured alongside) are a legacy from the 18th century when the town was a wealthy port in a thriving agricultural area.
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