For a small rural town, Wisbech boasts more than its fair share of historically eminent local citizens. Here we celebrate the life and work of some of them. For more detailed accounts, see our list of publications.

Thomas Clarkson

Octavia Hill

The Peckovers

Lilian Ream

Rev Wilbert Awdry

There are several blue plaques in and around Wisbech, commemorating such people. Wisbech Society has been involved in the erection of some of them. You can do a tour of the plaques in the same way that you can do our Town Tour of Wisbech's historic buildings and monuments.

Wisbech's classical Georgian North Brink