Remembering the fen slodgers, the Chatteris woman who flew in a Fokker to bring home the birds and unpaid railway workers

The Ely Standard for May 19, 1922 had a fine collection of interesting fen features. Here’s a random sample.

PUBLISHED: 15:44 21 May 2020 | UPDATED: 15:44 21 May 2020

Mike Petty

One of the earliest photographs of the railway station at Littleport.

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It would be difficult to imagine anything more dismal than the Great Level of the fens before drainage.

In winter a sea without waves, in summer a dreary mud swamp. The...
source: Wisbech Standard

2020-05-21 18:44
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