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Whittlesey Town Information

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Turningtree Bridge, Whittlesey - Photo © Julian Dowes CCL
Turningtree Bridge, Whittlesey -
Photo: Julian Dowes CCL

This small market town shows how draining the fens with steam-power in the 19th century changed the lives of local people.

A pump was brought in to remove the water from Whittlesey Mere, a vast lake.

Although it created land it also drove away wildlife and halted one of Cambridgeshire’s great sports – winter ice-skating!

Nearby Holme Fen is still the lowest point in Britain.