Memories of the 1930s railways in Spalding

Memories of the 1930s railways in Spalding

John Tippler has put some of his memories down on paper for readers to enjoy. In the 1930s, crossing the King’s Road footbridge, which spanned the 13 tracks of the shunting yard, was a small boy’s delight. There were usually several shunting engines at work,...

Spalding Waterways 1930 ish

This week, John Tippler talks about the waterways of Spalding. Spalding’s main river is, of course, the Welland, whose town section we now know as a pleasant, but passive, feature of the town.It was not always so passive. In the 1930s and earlier 40s it was still...
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...