Ten Mile Bank History

Ten Mile Bank Time Line

1820 - Littleport & Downham Commissioners build a pumping station with a 30 horsepower steam pumping engine at "The Ten Mile Bank"

1842 - Pumping station rebuilt with an 80 horsepower steam pumping engine

1846 - St. Mark's Church built as a Chapel of Ease at a cost of 1,000

1847 - Hilgay Fen railway station opened by the East Anglian Railway Company

1847 - "Ouze Bridge" railway station opened by the Lynn & Ely Railway Company

1862 - First mention in directory of a National School at Ten Mile Bank

1864 - Ouse Bridge railway station closed by the Great Eastern Railway Company

1878 - Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Meeting Houses built in Ten Mile Bank

1880 - Road bridge built over the Great Ouse at Ten Mile Bank

1914 - Ten Mile Bank School moved to its present site

1929 - Toll removed from Ten Mile Bank Bridge

1939 - Train crash kills four people at Hilgay railway station

1963 - Hilgay Railway Station closed by British Railways on 4th November

1998 - Windmill Inn closed

2004 - New bridge built over River Great Ouse

2007 - Work commences on restoration of St. Mark's Church

2009 - St Mark's Church reopened

2010 - River Great Ouse freezes for first time in over 30 years

2021 - St Mark's Chuch celebrates its 175th Anniversary

This page is still under construction. More dates and pictures coming soon.

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