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This photo shows one of the dredgers employed in improving the navigability of the River Welland between Spalding and the Wash. Dated around 1930ish. Thanks David Gray
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A view down the river Welland showing a vessel and in the distance a building with a large chimney that would be the Holbeach Road, Hunt & Jennings Steam Bone Mill (Artif ...
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It has written on the back “Baltzer (Riga) unloading timber, Sutton Bridge. 1897”
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Can you help? Is there someone amongst our contributors who had a family member who worked for Birch and or worked on the Mary Birch. Maybe some records in the Spalding Shipwreck Society????? If ye ...
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The photograph is from the last owner who named it ‘’καλή τυχη’’ kali tichi, meaning good luck. Obviously the ship didn’t have such a good luck. It’s the only available photo of ...
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  Keith Seaton will remember this and perhaps tell us a little of the History.
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The boat was registered in Hull according to the caption and goes on to say that boats continued using the port of Spalding until 1930's. Does anybody know more? Can anybody identify the precise locat ...
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The River Nene, giving access to Wisbech and Peterborough for sea going craft. The river was first bridged in 1831, in 1860's a rail track was added but damage caused by the trains necessitated constr ...
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Postcard of the river and a ship unloading wood at Sutton Bridge. Wood was unloaded by hand and was known as walking the timber.  
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This is a new photo that I haven't seen before. It shows the High St in Spalding (Welland House in the background, Rear of Chain Bridge Forge, the Fish and Chip shop and on the left the shop before be ...
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A lovely couple of photographs submitted by Tim Bristow. The first picture was franked as 27th August 1913. It seems that it was printed by "J Crosland and Son, Post Office, Sutton Bridge". Below tha ...
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In this photo we see a Johnny Brown at the oars of his boat transporting people during the floods near Fen Bridge, Crowland in the early 1930's Who remembers the floods that affected this area so b ...
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A postcard of a Steamer passing Sutton Bridge Swing Bridge. Year unknown Click on image to enlarge
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