British Sugar plc Spalding 1925 – 1994 – Origins

British Sugar plc Spalding 1925 – 1994 – Origins

In Memory of Spalding Factory The place and some of the people. Spalding was originally built in 1925 as the third Anglo-Scottish Beet Sugar Corporation factory; the first factory being Colwick (Nottingham) and the second Kidderminster. Subsequently three more...
Murrells Printing Works

Murrells Printing Works

Victoria Street, Spalding. Photographs taken April 1985 when it closed  Property  owned by Mrs Murrell of Wisbeach, widow of former owner. Until 1985 business owned and operate by Mr Ray Clow. Purchased in 1985 by Bun’s Bakery and used to extend bakery...

LOOKING BACK: By Tim Machin of Long Sutton District Society

Mosquito bite reminded me of the days when opium was used regularly. Last week my wife complained that she had been bitten during the night by a mosquito. She seems to attract them, which is good for me as it means that when she is around I usually escape the itchy...
Tulip Time probably 1953

Tulip Time probably 1953

An ameture film by Mr Maxey probably dated 1953 which captures the magic of Tulip Time. Click HERE to view.
Combining in 1959

Combining in 1959

Spalding Guardian Nostalgia Gosberton Risegate resident Mark Joy has sent us this picture of wheat being combined in 1959. Mark says: “My Dad, Gus Joy, is driving the lorry and Fred Wilson is operating the combine. “They were working (and did for many years) for...