Some of the many people who protected us during the War

Some of the many people who protected us during the War

Thanks to Roy Ashton continuing the theme from yesterday, here is a memory from Bruce Robinson. The photographs attached show some of the many people who stepped up to protect us. INVASION SCARE When I was about five the Army moved into an empty house three doors down...
VE Day Celebrations – Long Sutton

VE Day Celebrations – Long Sutton

75 years ago today Long Sutton celebrated the end of world war 2 in Europe. Looking through the Civic Society archives I wondered how we could remember the occasion and looked to A History of Long Sutton by FW & BA Robinson. The Civic Society have the manuscript...

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...
South Hollanders on War Service

South Hollanders on War Service

This year will mark 75 years since the the European element of World War 2 came to an end, this article is from January 1945 and was a regular feature in the Spalding Guardian. What caught my eye was the situation in regards to the Hallam family which no doubt was...
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...