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River Nene, Wisbech

River Nene, Wisbech

History of the dock Wisbech

Boats at Horseshoe Corner, River Nene, 1856 (photo S Smith) (Cambridgeshire Collection)

Horseshoe Mills, River Nene OS map 1885

In the picture is the vessel Amelia which had arrived from Quebec with a cargo of timber, the Cragger and the Vigilant. (M Millward and B Coe, Victorian Townscape, 1974)

River Nene, Wisbech c.1902


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