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HOLBEACH HIGH CR0SS

Cover picture is a copy of Stukeley's original drawing Lincolnshire Notes & Queries. Volume 4 No 26 – page 33 – April 1894 NOTES. HOLBEACH HIGH CR0SS.—The scholarly author of Murray's Handbook for Lincolnshire, in his brief description of Holbeach, alludes to the...

Aerial Photo of Spalding from 1930

This image shows the High Street running along the centre of the photo and at the far side of the river. You can make out Birch's black warehouse by the riverside to the right/middle of the photo and to the far left/middle is the Chain Bridge Forge. In the foreground...

Incised Slab at Crowland Abbey

Extract from Lincolnshire Notes and Queries Volume 1 - dated Jan 1888 to Oct 1889 page 225 INCISED SLAB AT CROWLAND ABBEY.-— The tower of this Abbey has been steadily giving way through much the same cause that imperilled the safety of the west front, so ingeniously...

Twelfth Night

FOLKLORE ON FRIDAY - Twelfth Night Well dear friends, Christmas is over for another year and most of us now are picking up the threads of our usual routines. Now many complain that Christmas is far too overblown these days and seems to take up more and more time every...

The Curse of the Tiddy Mun

FOLKLORE ON FRIDAY - The Curse of the Tiddy Mun Lincolnshire is a large rural county in the east of England, and while it's landscape may be extremely flat and lacking in scenic features such as towering crags or rolling hills, its folklore is as rich and diverse as...

The Tale of the Holbeach Gamesters

FOLKLORE ON FRIDAY - The Tale of the Holbeach Gamesters Once upon a time, not so long ago, decks of cards were referred to as "the Devil's picture-books", for card games lead to gambling, and gambling leads to damnation. And there have been many tales told over the...

Give as you Live

You can now help Chain Bridge Forge continue its important work by making a financial donation every time you shop online. The Forge has signed up to the Give As You Live scheme, which is a free and easy way of raising money for your chosen good cause when you shop at...

Augmented Reality

Spent the evening with Lee Mason at Flux4 staged at Key Theatre. Below are examples augmented reality art when viewed with Artivive. A static picture is transformed as below. 5 different examples. Lee is definitely one to follow.   [video width="2688" height="1242"...

Do you have memories of the Cinema at Sutton Bridge?

Cinema at Sutton Bridge opened 1922 and was used during the war years and was well supported by the RAF personal from RAF Sutton Bridge, later for many years owned by Ron Swift the cinema closed as a cinema in the mid 1960's and for a short time became a dance hall,...

Lost Long Sutton Manor House

Until the 1940s, the site of the concrete factory was occupied by a two- storey house, a replacement for a building once owned by Edward III’s fourth son, John of Gaunt, who became Lord of the Manor of Sutton Holland on the death of his wife’s father Henry Duke of...

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...

Crowland War Memorial

The Crowland War Memorial was unveiled on November 28th 1920 and was reported as follows: “The Crowland War Memorial erected in the Old Market Place, was unveiled on Sunday afternoon, in the presence of a large gathering of people. The Memorial is in the form of a,...

Spalding Free Meeting House

The first photograph shows Spalding Friends at Spalding Meeting House before renovations carried out by Henry and Christine Burtt. The photo was taken in 1963. Courtesy of Spalding Meeting and Kenneth Barker. The building originally built in 1805 and completely...

1980’s videos of trains in Spalding

Video taken by Roy Harrison recording movement of trains in and around Spalding. The second video shows the Geest Branch line. https://youtu.be/5SO3isUhIaQ   https://youtu.be/FHHoL1SRHDU

Memories of the Sugar Beet Factory

Graham has a query. Does anybody know how railway wagons of sugar beet were unloaded at the factory around 1960. Hope you can put me in touch with anyone that worked there. I am making a model railway layout that depicts part of the factory. Graham....

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