By keithedwards7

Wansford in England

........So much history attached to this small village, the name Wansford-in-England comes from the tale of a local man who fell asleep on a hayrick and upon awakening found himself floating down the River Nene towards the sea. He asked a traveller on the riverbank where he was, and upon hearing the reply "Wansford", asked, "Wansford in England?". The name stuck and the Haycock Hotel takes its name from the legend. The stone bridge replaced a wooden bridge with eight arches damaged by floods in 1571. (see extra)

As an aside I used to work at The Haycock in the early 60's (such a long time ago!)

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