More information on Surfleet Reservoir bungalows

Ian Hensman supplies further information on the bungalows at Surfleet Reservoir.
Ian Hensman supplies further information on the bungalows at Surfleet Reservoir.

Ian Hensman has responded to the image of Surfleet Reservoir published in the Spalding Guardian of September 5, and submitted by Alf Taylor of Surfleet.

Ian says the first bungalow built on the Glen bank was in the 1920s, and was constructed by Sam Kingston as a weekend retreat, and they were therefore unlikely to be fishermen’s cottages.

Ian says: “Until recent years, these bungalows have only been holiday homes on land earmarked as a flood area for when the river is high and the tide is preventing water from going through the sluice.

“An interesting local book on Surfleet is ‘Surfleet, a story of a Fenland village’, by Ruby Hunt.”