South Holland Miscellany

South Holland Miscellany

Stuart Henderson just started a long term project to author and illustrate a series of articles on South Holland. The information is available on his Facebook South Holland Miscellany) page and will be replicated on this site. Comment on his Facebook page or this...
Whaplode

Whaplode

Views of Whaplode showing the Ram Inn and Mill. Jane Sismey Roberts writes – My Uncle was landlord of the Ram Inn and bought it from Watney Manns brewery when it closed. He lived in it until mid eighties. There names were Jack Sismsey, his wife Rose and children...
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...