THE WOOD TRAIN

THE WOOD TRAIN

I wonder how many folk in Sutton Bridge remember the wood train that used to go from Wisbech to Travis and Arnold’s yard at Sutton Bridge? – Quite a number of long-standing residents of the town, I’m sure 92 year old Mister Jack for one.. He arrived in Sutton Bridge when it was entirely an…

SUTTON BRIDGE SCHOOLS

SUTTON BRIDGE SCHOOLS

Wharf Street School Albert Cooper and his brothers, Alfred and Ernie all attended the boys’ primary school in Wharf Street, as did Leslie Garner and his brother David. Both Albert and Leslie were in the same class and remember clearly Miss Mitchell, who was the head teacher at the time, and Miss Bevan, who took…

The East Lighthouse at Sutton Bridge
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The East Lighthouse at Sutton Bridge

At last! After months of restoration work, the East Lighthouse (also known as the Sir Peter Scott Lighthouse) gleams in the December sunshine, looking splendid with its new windows and special protective paint….. The East Lighthouse as seen from the riverbank, showing the new camera appearing from out of the chimney top. This will enable…

The East Lighthouse at Sutton Bridge (November)
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The East Lighthouse at Sutton Bridge (November)

The major repair and restoration work of the external walls and installation of replacement windows at the East Lighthouse are nearing completion and Doug Hilton, the owner, was hoping that the plastic wrapping and the scaffolding would have been ready to come down by the middle of November. However, another setback has meant this may…

The East Lighthouse at Sutton Bridge (October)
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The East Lighthouse at Sutton Bridge (October)

Since our last update in July, some good news has emerged concerning the renovation works to the East Lighthouse that is being undertaken by the owners, Doug and Sue Hilton. Following the very wet and long winter serious damage was done to the fabric (see below) and as a consequence the planned August open days…

The East Lighthouse at Sutton Bridge (July)
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The East Lighthouse at Sutton Bridge (July)

You may have wondered what is happening at the East Lighthouse; you may have seen it ‘under wraps’ and wondered what was going on. For Doug and Sue Hilton, the new owners of the Peter Scott Lighthouse, this is not good news.  The wettest year on record and the coldest winter for fifty years have taken…