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Aerial Photo of High St Spalding

This photograph was taken from David Gray Facebook page and it shows the High St in Spalding about 1930s is the guess. What it also appears to show is flag pole on the river bank outside Chain Bridge Forge. Highlighted section Enhanced view of the photograph showing...

Happy Christmas

IMG_3976 Happy Christmas to all our Volunteers who without their support we would not survive. Thanks to Ryan Atkin for his Blacksmithing, Jeni Cairns our artist, Claire Hart and the members of Mulberry Craft Consortium for their input. Also thanks to Professor John...

1736 Bowen Road Map – Stilton to Donington

A charming antique road map taken from "Britannia Depicta" engraved by Emanuel Bowen (see below) and published in 1736 - see frontispiece, not includedThe map covers the 37 mile journey starting in Stilton (of cheese fame!) and running north through Peterborough,...

Spalding Grammar School Bentleian magazine

Thanks to Mrs Doades we have 24 copies of the Bentleian Magazine from Spalding Grammar School to share with you. The magazines date back to April 1924 and various dated copies up to 1979. Does these spark memories that you would like to share? Click on the date from...

Old Map of Lincolnshire 1610

This is a replica but shows Lincolnshire in 1610 and also includes an extract showing the area of Holland. Note the maps can expanded to show more detail.

BURROW’S POINTER GUIDE MAP of Spalding 1960 ish?

“An island in a sea of flowers " is not too poetic a description of Spalding in its principal harvest time. For its harvests are gathered in the Springtime from fields radiant with the luminous gold of daffodils or, a little later, from the tulip fields, dazzling in...

New Year’s Eve fire at Spalding offices 1918 and events

We look back to the Lincs Free Press of this week 100 years ago... The passing of the old year and the advent of 1918 was marked by one of the most disastrous fire which Spalding had experienced for many years. Damage costing around £3,000 was caused to premises...

Traders in Spalding's 'forgotten retail area' of Winsover Road welcomed the opening of supermarket Lidl, saying it 'could only be a good thing'. It was thought the new store, on the site of the former Co-op, could bring prosperity to that part of town. Winsover Road...

Driver takes a wrong turning

We look back to the Spalding Guardian of 50 years ago. Lorry driver James Douglas Elmas, of 85 Gate House, Long Sutton, had a narrow escape from serious injury when his lorry left the road near Fulney church and crashed into a garden. Mr Elms was taken to the Johnson...

LOOKING BACK: By Tim Machin of Long Sutton District Society

Mosquito bite reminded me of the days when opium was used regularly. Last week my wife complained that she had been bitten during the night by a mosquito. She seems to attract them, which is good for me as it means that when she is around I usually escape the itchy...

This little town went to market

Tim Machin, chairman of Long Sutton and District Civic Society, supports the case for Long Sutton historic market. Just when things seem to be going well, some new controversy raises its ugly head to upset the apple cart. A couple of months ago, our district council...

Special Weathervane

A special Weathervane for a special customer and yes it is a three humped camel. Called a Humphrey so is its owner. If you would like a bespoke Weathervane please call me on 07960587724

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...

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