Lost Long Sutton Manor House

Lost Long Sutton Manor House

Until the 1940s, the site of the concrete factory was occupied by a two- storey house, a replacement for a building once owned by Edward III’s fourth son, John of Gaunt, who became Lord of the Manor of Sutton Holland on the death of his wife’s father Henry Duke of...
The Phantom Horseman of Sutton Bridge

The Phantom Horseman of Sutton Bridge

LOOKING BACK: By Long Sutton and District Civic Society The River Nene between Wisbech and the Wash is today a very different place to the wide muddy wetland that existed prior to the 1830s when the current channel was dug. It was then a place of constant danger from...
Historian recalls wartime in Long Sutton

Historian recalls wartime in Long Sutton

Local historian and author Bruce Robinson lived in Long Sutton as a child during the war years. His memoirs provide this account of increasing militarisation to counter the threat of German invasion during 1940… When I was about five, the Army moved into an...
Long Sutton’s proud naval history

Long Sutton’s proud naval history

Progressive reclamation of the Wash’s salt marshes has pushed the coastline back by about five miles from what was once the ‘sea front’ near Long Sutton. As recently as 1820, as mentioned in last month’s column, sales particulars for the old manor house reported that...
Photographs of Long Sutton Fire Brigade 1903 to 1984

Photographs of Long Sutton Fire Brigade 1903 to 1984

Long Sutton Fire Brigade are celebrating their 150th Anniversary in 1984. This is a photograph taken in 1919 at the unveiling of the War Memorial, and in the background you can see the Fire Station when it was situated next to the town lock-up jail. The Fire Brigade...