Isleham Through Time Vernon Place

ISBN: 9781445603421

Published: November 28th 2011

Paperback

96 pages


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Isleham Through Time  by  Vernon Place

Isleham Through Time by Vernon Place
November 28th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 96 pages | ISBN: 9781445603421 | 3.80 Mb

Isleham is a busy and active village extending from the limestone subsoil of the highlands down into the (now shrinking) black fertile soil of the fens of south-east Cambridgeshire- the River Lark divides it from Suffolk as it flows into the GreatMoreIsleham is a busy and active village extending from the limestone subsoil of the highlands down into the (now shrinking) black fertile soil of the fens of south-east Cambridgeshire- the River Lark divides it from Suffolk as it flows into the Great Ouse near Ely.

It has a population of fewer than 2,500. The parish covers around 5,000 acres of mainly agricultural land which, including the extraction of limestone in earlier times, provided employment for the majority of the village. Until the early 1800s, access to the village was mainly by river although some places could be accessed by droves and footpaths. The railways came in 1885 and drastically reduced the river traffic resulting in much unemployment.

A road built through the fens to Prickwillow in 1939 and one built later to Soham made travel much easier. This affectionate portrait of the area will evoke nostalgic memories for residents and visitors alike.



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