TF4609 : The Blackfriars (Site of) - Public Houses, Inns and Taverns of Wisbech

taken 4 years ago, near to Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

The Blackfriars (Site of) - Public Houses, Inns and Taverns of Wisbech
The Blackfriars (Site of) - Public Houses, Inns and Taverns of Wisbech
This is the site of a former pub, The Blackfriars on St Augustine's Road, Wisbech. It closed around 2007 and was subject to an arson attack in 2010 and had to be demolished, see Link. The photographer has drunk in this pub before it closed. Twenty starter homes are currently being built on the site and the developer appears to have salvaged the old pub sign, see Link. This former pub was built very close to the site of a much older demolished inn of the same name which once stood on the edge of The Wisbech Canal next to Blackfriars Bridge, see LinkExternal link For photo of the recently demolished pub by Owen Smithers see LinkExternal link
A photographic survey started in 2016

I am attempting to locate and photograph all of the inns, tavern, pubs, bars, beer houses and hotels that ever existed in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. There are about 160 names in total which will fall into 3 categories:-
1 - Those still trading
2 - Those closed but the buildings are still standing
3 - The site/area of those demolished and lost forever

Some of them changed names over the years so I estimate there are about 145 sites to locate.

I hope to find all the hostelries in a book titled “The Inns and Taverns of Wisbech” written in 1950 by Mr A A Oldham who lived in Wisbech and which was subsequently republished in 1979 by Cambridgeshire Libraries. Although very comprehensively and painstakingly researched and documented (without the help of the internet) the book only contains photographs of 4 hostelries.
I will also photograph any additional hostelries that have opened after 1950 or any AA Oldham did not record.
I intend to find old photographs, maps or documentary proof of the existence and location of any establishment previously unknown to me and also record those I have frequented as a customer.

Please feel free to contact me if you believe any of the information is incorrect or you have additional information I could use.

You are free to reuse any photographs or information that is my copyright as long as you acknowledge the copyright as explained on the Geograph website. A link to the website would also be appreciated.

Total photographed and recorded as at 22nd July 2019 is 95
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 January, 2016   (more nearby)
Thursday, 14 January, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Construction, Development 
Closed (from Tags)
Public House 
Primary Subject of Photo
Public House 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 4638 0982 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.9800N 0:9.7901E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 4638 0978
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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