TL4654 : Nine Wells

taken 13 years ago, near to Trumpington, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Nine Wells
Nine Wells
In 1614, Cambridge needed a new water supply. Thomas Hobson built a causeway bringing water from springs at Nine Wells near Shelford outside Cambridge into the city centre. The channels still run along Trumpington Street in Cambridge. Thomas Hobson made his money hiring out horses, but hirers had to take the horse closest to the door. This led to the expression "Hobson's Choice" meaning "No choice"!
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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 June, 2005   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 12 June, 2005
Category
Water bodies - lakes and rivers   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 46155 54207 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:10.0069N 0:8.1338E
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