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Joe Arnold

Joe Arnold

Joe Arnold who was a barber in a shop oposite the Ship Abion pub in Albion Street, the other side of the passage that went to Chain Bridge from the present barbers. John Young - Freddy Cross he had the shop the other side of passage in the sixties for 30/40 years had...

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...

Fought in North Africa and Italy

Fought in North Africa and Italy

Here's another article from 1945 in relation to local service people on active service in World War 2, I personally knew Ray Barsley due to being a good friend of his son - does anyone know of the other people shown in the photo? (Credit Lincs Free Press/Lincolnshire...

Fifty Years On – Spalding High School

Fifty Years On – Spalding High School

Thanks to Sue Ryder for this book which records the history of the High School. The book is displayed in section as follows: Part 1 - Forward and early days Part 2 - 1920s Part 3 - 1930s Part 4 - 1940s Part 5 - 1950s Part 6 - 1960s Part 7 - Subjects, Shows,...

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...

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 Lincolnshire...

Crowland Celebrations

Crowland Celebrations

1937 Coronation Celebrations and other Celebrations such as Maydays May Day photos, here are a few that were taken about 1971. May Day 1 - View from the bridge. May Day 2 - A picture of the May Queen and Her attendants (notice the good looking one to the right of...

Wherrys opposite High Bridge…..

Wherrys opposite High Bridge…..

Buildings today The corner of High Street & Church Street. In High Street the shop and the warehouse in Church Street was owned by Wherry & Sons who were a animal feed and seed merchants who eventually moved to new premises. When lorries were being loaded and...

Robert Appleby

Robert Appleby

Extract from Spalding Memories, Facebook. Authored by John Wakefield. Further to the mention of Robert Appleby. Not sure if you have seen this Reuben Holmes but it is an image of his shop in Spalding Market Place from 150 years ago. Would this have been number 10 or a...

River Welland & Hunt & Jennings Steam Bone Mill

River Welland & Hunt & Jennings Steam Bone Mill

A view down the river Welland showing a vessel and in the distance a building with a large chimney that would be the Holbeach Road, Hunt & Jennings Steam Bone Mill (Artificial Manure Manufacturers & Bone Chrushers) (Bones had been imported post 1815, both...

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