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Woodston Staunch (c.1905)

A rare image showing Woodston Staunch or Woodston Wharf which used to be the upstream limit of the tidal River Nene until the Dog-In-A-Doublet sluice gates were built near Whittlesey. The staunch would have been just upstream of what used to be Water End but better known today as Wharf Road with the Woodston Railway Wagon Works on the left bank of the river.

Robin Clark adds, “If you go to the river at the bottom of Wharf Road (head c.20 m upstream) you can still see the wooden wharf”.