Driver takes a wrong turning

Driver takes a wrong turning

We look back to the Spalding Guardian of 50 years ago. Lorry driver James Douglas Elmas, of 85 Gate House, Long Sutton, had a narrow escape from serious injury when his lorry left the road near Fulney church and crashed into a garden. Mr Elms was taken to the Johnson...
Lost Long Sutton Manor House

Lost Long Sutton Manor House

Until the 1940s, the site of the concrete factory was occupied by a two- storey house, a replacement for a building once owned by Edward III’s fourth son, John of Gaunt, who became Lord of the Manor of Sutton Holland on the death of his wife’s father Henry Duke of...
Historian recalls wartime in Long Sutton

Historian recalls wartime in Long Sutton

Local historian and author Bruce Robinson lived in Long Sutton as a child during the war years. His memoirs provide this account of increasing militarisation to counter the threat of German invasion during 1940… When I was about five, the Army moved into an...
Long Sutton’s proud naval history

Long Sutton’s proud naval history

Progressive reclamation of the Wash’s salt marshes has pushed the coastline back by about five miles from what was once the ‘sea front’ near Long Sutton. As recently as 1820, as mentioned in last month’s column, sales particulars for the old manor house reported that...