Country Lad to Soldier

Country Lad to Soldier

The book tells the story of Eric Houldershaw who was born in Hundred Fen, Gosberton Clough, Spalding and spent 50 years in agriculture there. Moving into Spalding in retirement where he wrote down his memories of the 3 years of his life when he was in the Army during...
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...
Life at School – 1886 – Gosberton Hall School

Life at School – 1886 – Gosberton Hall School

This little note book was donated by one of our contributors and we believe it was owned by Edward Jackson Watson and it documents his school life in 1886 at Gosberton Hall School. He was a boarder and started his day at 6.15am and he was supposed to asleep at...