Friday Bridge, Cambridgeshire

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Friday Bridge
Fridaybridge clocktower.jpg
Clocktower
Friday Bridge is located in Cambridgeshire
Friday Bridge
Friday Bridge
Friday Bridge shown within Cambridgeshire
OS grid reference TF4604
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Wisbech
Postcode district PE14
Dialling code 01945
Police Cambridgeshire
Fire Cambridgeshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Cambridgeshire
52°37′15″N 0°09′48″E / 52.6209°N 0.1632°E / 52.6209; 0.1632Coordinates: 52°37′15″N 0°09′48″E / 52.6209°N 0.1632°E / 52.6209; 0.1632

Friday Bridge is a village in Elm civil parish, part of the Fenland district of Cambridgeshire, England. It is 3 miles south of Wisbech.

History[edit]

St Mark's, Friday Bridge

In 1838 a Wesleyan Methodist congregation was established and a chapel in 1843.

The ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1860 from the civil parish of Elm. St Mark's Church of England parish church, designed by J. B. Owen opened in 1864. The church is now Grade II listed. A church day school was opened in 1871. The Friday Bridge county secondary modern school was opened in 1928.[1]

The clock tower in the village is the war memorial.[2] Friday Bridge was the site of a World War II prisoner of war camp which was converted to a hostel for migrant workers in the late 1940s.[3]

The village was struck by a weak F0/T0 tornado on 23 November 1981, as part of the record-breaking nationwide tornado outbreak on that day.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ed RB Pugh (1953). A history of the county of Cambridge and Isle of Ely. OUP. 
  2. ^ http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/FridayBridge.html
  3. ^ http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/publications/prisoner-of-war-camps/prisoner-of-war-camps.pdf
  4. ^ www.eswd.eu/cgi-bin/eswd.cgi