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William 'Turkey' Smart - Welney

Bedford Bank, Welney, Norfolk

History of Bedford Bank, Welney

Approximate location


William ‘Turkey’ Smart, 81, old age pensioner and farm labourer,  Welney

Susan, 81, old age pensioner, b Welney

William Turkey Smart was champion skater of England 1854-1859.

Enid Porter writes about him and other Fen skaters in ‘Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore’ p238f.


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