The Story of Group 11, Royal Observer Corps

I have recently acquired a book called  “The Story of No 11 Group” Royal Observer Corps. The book was edited by C.OBS. J. Newton Head Observer, Fox 2 Post. The book was completed in 1946.  The Observer Corp was formed in 1914 had had the role of...
Joan Woolard – Fleet Archive

Joan Woolard – Fleet Archive

Joan has lived in Fleet for a number of years and has contributed to the community including researching Fleet’s history. Wikipedia summaries it history as follows: In 1086, Fleet was listed as ‘Fleot (Old English: the stream, estuary or creek), in the wapentake...
A Crowland Journey with the Slater family

A Crowland Journey with the Slater family

This book is based upon a unique collection of photographs assembled and preserved by John Slater of Crowland. To many the name will be familiar – Slater’s Lorries were a well-known sight in the area for many years and in the golden days of skating on the...
Spalding in 1930’s and 40s

Spalding in 1930’s and 40s

John Tippler has put some of his memories down on paper for readers to enjoy. In the 1930s and 40s, the town functioned mainly through personal contact. It showed up in various ways. There was no ‘serve yourself’ in shops, so you were always dealing with shop...