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In creating this archive we have always had a passion about recording peoples memories in South Holland. We have now created this page to provide easy access to these memories. So we hope you will enjoy and want to add more. Contact us if you would like to add your memories.

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The Bull-nosed Morris Oxford I posted here before about my grandfather's Aunt Millie: Millicent Parkinson, who remained unmarried and stayed at home to look after her elderly mother Louisa. They live ...
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June 1940. France had fallen. The British expeditionary force was being ravaged at Dunkirk. It seemed likely that Adolf Hitler would invade Britain. Winston Churchill had only b ...
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On Wednesday the 18th November 2020, 250 people lined North Street in Crowland to pay their respects to Gordon Frisby, who passed away on Thursday 29th October 2020. The cortège passed through Crowla ...
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Tippler’s Memories: My first job in Spalding – part one Spalding Voice 31/12/2019
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The Down Your Way’ radio team came to Geest. Pictured are Richard Dimbleby, Charlie Fairbanks, Peter and John, according to the note my Mum has put on the back of the photograph.
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Another  couple of Geest outings, one has the names of the twelve in the photograph noted on the back. From left to right as you look at the photograph. R Rowell, A Busley, Mr Bristow, Mr Lowis, V Gr ...
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Photo of a Geest employees outing, taken in the Spalding Market Place. I can find my mother in the picture but cannot recognise anyone else. I don’t know for certain but I think the photo was taken ...
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Geest outings, one has the names of the twelve in the photograph noted on the back. From left to right as you look at the photograph. R Rowell, A Busley, Mr Bristow, Mr Lowis, V Green, B Fairbanks, Le ...
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Remembrance Day Lest We Forget: Jabez Fletcher and Rosetta Farrow (of the Farrows Peas family and we always keep a tin in the cupboard) were married at Whaplode, Lincolnshire in 1878. On the 1881 cens ...
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It was Barbara McLaren who first proposed the memorial and engaged Lutyens to design it. Mrs McLaren was a niece of Lutyens’ noted collaborator, Gertrude Jekyll, and Lutyens had already designed a h ...
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1st November 2020 marks the 160th anniversary of the birth of my great-grandfather James Carter. James was born to Edmund and Caroline Carter at 33 Double Street on 1st November 1860. The family lived ...
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A few photos from Robert BESTER’s collection marking the occasion 9 years ago when we formally opened Chain Bridge Forge as a museum. These photos show Geoff Dodd who used to own the Forge and is re ...
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Being strongly allergic to chlorine, I hated this place when I was a Spalding Grammar School pupil in the 1950s, because I was forced to go for weekly swimming lessons every spring.. I spent miserable ...
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“How do you spell the word ‘committee’? My questioner was Sid Franks, the editor of the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian, and this was my first-ever job interview. It was in Februar ...
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