Would like to know more about the railway carriages in Wisbech St Mary my mother once lived in
I wonder if you are able to help me. My mother was born in Wisbech St Mary in 1916 and later lived in Wisbech until she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War.
Her name was Edna Boyling, though she had been a Garner (I know there are many Garners in the area!) before marriage. She later married a Cuttriss.
What I am interested in is where she lived and what she lived in - a railway carriage, possibly in Panswell.
Apparently there were two carriages put together, with an extension at the back. They called it ‘the bungalow’. I know that there are two in Wisbech St Mary, and have seen them, but don’t think that they are the ones.
My grandparents were, like so many in the area and at the time, not well off and so the carriage provided a home for a while. This is a familiar story, I think, throughout the country and a really interesting one.
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There must be someone in Wisbech who remembers them and, perhaps, the family.
If any of your readers have memories of the railway carriages - perhaps there were many more - and the people who lived in them, perhaps they could get in touch?
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