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Blackfriars Arms

Date of photo: 2010

Copyright Richard Humphrey and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence


The Blackfriars Arms was situated on St Augustine Road. This pub closed c.2007 and was demolished following a suspected arson attack in 2010.
My father was Landlord of the Black Friars in the early 1950's and had many a "goodnight" He was Alfred Harry Bakewell the England Northants Cricketer. I have early recollections of Wisbech especially Woolworths with it's big wooden floor and a thearter somewhere near the Bridge. I also remember being able to walk to the end of the road to the park and the slide or slides that were "locked" with a wooden board on Sundays. The railway line ran at the far end of the park. I believe the family next to the pub were called Garner. We had moved by the mid 50's to another pub in Fowlmere in Cambridgeshire.
John Bakewell (October 2017)

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