Local work by GM saw the Hero (2) signage repainted a number of years ago, of course since then the Pub has long been closed and is now a state of the art Vets.
It is said that when Sir Harry Smith returned via railway to Ely thence by horse to Whittlesey, he was greeted by several thousand locals.
It is said that he past by what was the original ‘Hero of Aliwal’ on Station Road.
The print above show his return to his house on St Marys Street.
Plenty of further reading at Whittlesey Museum.
This afternoons talk at The Eastrea Centre by local historian Maureen Watson centred around ‘Sir Harry Smith.
Last nights guest speaker Dr Martyn Thomas gave a very slick and comprehensive interactive talk on Peterborough physician, surgeon, general practitioner and philanthropist – Thomas James Walker (1835 – 1916)
One of the pioneers of applying modern medicine to Peterborough and used what was then cutting edge technology to help patients.
An instigator for the future Memorial Hospital with friends such as the Fitzwilliam family giving a great deal of support and financial contribution.
Whittlesey Society meets monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month @ Whittlesey Town Hall – Market Street – £8 per year, with guest speakers most months.
A number of months have passed since planning permission for a Co-Op supermarket (Lincolnshire Co-Op) was given.
The site remains untouched, it is my understanding that the same group are completing two other projects and when these are completed, they will then start on
The fuel tanks are still in situ and these will have to be removed along with some other de-contamination of the top soil.
I’ve attended most of these meetings over a number of years – slow progress is somewhat an understatement but who knows maybe one day some major improvements will come our way…. there has been consultations and various options considered – I hope to attend this next meeting…
Elderly lady in Coates suffered from distraction burglary – man offering guttering maintenance at front whilst another gained entry in the rear, cash and valuables taken, elderly lady 85+ – check with your neighbours.
That said one of my neighbours 94 & 92 open their door to anyone who comes….
irrespective of weekly chats with them (partly being lonely).
Two shed break-ins this week…..
Both our library and Whittlesey Museum have a good selection of local history.
Today I am publishing our local historian Maureen Watson booklet.
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Please click on picture to enlarge – click a 2nd time to further enlarge…..
Having spoken with a number of people yesterday and today, it could be…..
that there are lots of ‘happenings’ behind the scenes which is not in the public domain.
Some ‘happenings’ will be commercially sensitive until everything is in place.
My belief (I am not putting any money on it) is that The Bridge will be built as it is very far advanced in paper terms….
Maybe the Mayor of the combined authority James Palmer will make good his pre-election promise and come good in terms of ‘Cash’
Hopefully within the next month or so – Kier will come up with a detailed plan and some accurate costings….
In the meantime we all wait and wait and wait….