Soham & Wicken Through Time

Soham & Wicken Through Time

Soho & Theatreland Through Time

Soho & Theatreland Through Time

Soham & Wicken Through Time A Second Selection

A Second Selection

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th November 2010

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations187

Height234

Width165

This fascinating second selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Soham & Wicken have changed and developed over the last century.
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ISBN
9781848689459

Soham is a proud town. It is proud of its history and written in the old buildings is a story of its people. Hard working, hard living and independent, they survived on the nearby Fenland or in work associated with it. Along the long ridge that carries the road half way between the racing town of Newmarket and the cathedral city of Ely, a line of windmills creaked and groaned in the wind. You could get anything in Soham from black boots to a black eye. It used to be said of Wicken, 'one way in, the same way out', because Wicken was one of those isolated fen villages looking at Soham across the vast Soham Mere, with a road linked to the Newmarket Road, but no through road to Stretham. The isolation brought an independence that helped to keep the last of the old Fen, now Wicken Fen, on its edges. Anthony Day's images capture the old cottages and scenes and show how the village has changed.

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