About Stretham

Stretham is a small village and civil parish (population approximately 1,700) 4 miles (6 km) south-west of Ely in Cambridgeshire, England, about 74 miles (119 km) north of London. Its main tourist attraction is Stretham Old Engine, built in 1831 as a Land Drainage Pumping Station.  It is the only complete example left in the Fens and houses an originally steam-powered beam engine, which is now dis-used but is turned by an electric motor for demonstration purposes.  For open days, check out the website on www.strethamoldengine.org.uk

Stretham is in a large and important arable farming area and has a small and growing business sector including cider making, a pub/restaurant which provides accommodation, a thriving post office/convenience store and a large sports recreation field. 

The history of Stretham is available online for free from Here, courtesy of Mike Petty.

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