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Wisbech 1/7

Wisbech is a market town, inland port and civil parish with a population of 31,573 in the Fens of Cambridgeshire. The tidal River Nene runs through the centre of the town and is spanned by two bridges. In June last year we enjoyed a coach outing to Wisbech in order to visit the National trust property called Peckover House but this week is just a few pictures I took round the centre of town.  Peckover House is the third one along on the right set back a little from the road. More of that in a few weeks time.

Wisbech 1/7

Wisbech is a market town, inland port and civil parish with a population of 31,573 in the Fens of Cambridgeshire. The tidal River Nene runs through the centre of the town and is spanned by two bridges. In June last year we enjoyed a coach outing to Wisbech in order to visit the National trust property called Peckover House but this week is just a few pictures I took round the centre of town.  Peckover House is the third one along on the right set back a little from the road. More of that in a few weeks time.

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Feb 2015, 00:23
Every building looks like it is attached to a significant story, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I think they are some of the older buildings in Wisbech Ray, Peckover House, where we went, and you will see in a few weeks time certainly has.
I like this view down the river!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, quite a nice town, we'd never been there before.
I really like this beautiful perspective Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 23 Feb 2015, 06:11
This looks an orderly town, Brian
Brian Walbey: Quite nice in the centre Lisl, some old buildings, and Peckover House was worth the visit, I'll be showing that in a few weeks time.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Feb 2015, 06:38
What lovely charming buildings these are Brian
Brian Walbey: All very Georgian in general Chris, and Peckover House was worth the visit, I'll be showing that in a few weeks time.
The things you get to see, Brian, just by jumping on a coach and going out! I love it. Too bad it isn't a way of life in America (which, sadly, is way too spread out)!
Brian Walbey: We've already got a few days lined up this year on coach trips to National Trust houses and also York, which we haven't been to for a long time. You girls really must come over and do a round England tour in your little car, and as you pass each SC'ers.home town you could have a personal conducted tour of the area.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Feb 2015, 08:15
Never been Brian, so I await the series with interest. Nice sinuous shot of the river.
Brian Walbey: Not a bad little town in the centre Mike, lovely old buildings etc.
  • gutteridge
  • Where altitude and atitude meet
  • 23 Feb 2015, 08:24
Good old Wisbech, one of those places that people often disagree about how to pronounce it, some say Wisbeech, some say Wisbeck.
Brian Walbey: I'm East Anglian by birth and usually say Wisbeech, I could be wrong of course, but it is quite a pleasant little town to visit.
A nice boat ride up the river it looks like here.
Brian Walbey: There is a working harbour and new marina but it's not the sort of river/town that does tourist river trips.
I don't think I have ever been to Wisbech so I will follow this with interest.
Brian Walbey: Nor had I before this trip Bill, Peckover House was really worth the visit, and it has a nice garden as well.
Some pretty cool looking buildings.
Brian Walbey: Mainly dating from the Georgian period Mary, but those in tomorrows posting have quite a Flemish look to them.
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Feb 2015, 10:54
I love the bend in the river, Brian. Is Peckover House the one that belonged to a bank manager and has been restored to it's original glory?
Brian Walbey: Yes that is the house you suggest Pauline, and well worth a visit, although it is a long way away from you. BTW when we come down to Falmouth in April Janet might meet up with us for a while on the Saturday, shame you can't make it as well, another time perhaps.
very nice to live
Brian Walbey: Those houses belonged to very wealthy individuals at the time they were built, now I think they are used for offices and small apartments.
fantastic take Brian... wow
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ronky, the river is not that picturesque but the centre of town is quite pleasant.
Nice shot of it on the bend Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet, it shows up the lovely old houses on the right hand river bank.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Feb 2015, 17:20
Great view down the curve of the river, I like the POV
Brian Walbey: Thanks Anne, it shows up the lovely old houses on the right hand river bank.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Feb 2015, 19:40
Wisbech appears to be a dear, old town - the most towns at a river are lovely.
Brian Walbey: The town centre is obviously very old in parts although we didn't get time to venture very far as the idea was to visit Peckover House. The outskirts have, of course, housing estates and factory areas like most towns these days.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Feb 2015, 22:07
I've never been to Wisbech but stories and photos of the long-gone Wisbech & Upwell Tramway stick in my mind. I think the tram locos were features in the "Thomas the Tank Engine" series. I like the view up the river.
Brian Walbey: Yes I never thought to see if I could work out where the tramway used to be. You are indeed right about the Thomas stories, they did include a tram similar to the Wisbech ones.

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