What’s in a Name? We look at the lasting legacy of Sir Halley Stewart

What’s in a Name? We look at the lasting legacy of Sir Halley Stewart

Not many people will say they haven’t heard the name ‘Sir Halley Stewart’. Spalding has a playing field and football ground named after him. But who was he – and what were his ties to the town? Beginning my research into the life of Sir Halley, I first looked to Google, and also found a […]

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Hansons – High Fashion in 1970’s

Hansons – High Fashion in 1970’s

The shop still recognisable however occupied by different businesses. The photo is the corner New Rd and Pinchbeck Rd. Source: Burtey Fen.

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Innovation

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Show Supplement from Lincolnshire and Spalding Free Press, 17th July 1900

Show Supplement from Lincolnshire and Spalding Free Press, 17th July 1900

Although hundreds of people drove to the Show from east, west, north, and south, undoubtedly the greater number passed along the route from the railway station through the Market Places across the River Bridge, by the stately fane of SS. Mary and Nicholas, and round the Vicarage corner to the now familiar grounds. Hence, it […]

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United Reform Church

United Reform Church

The church is fast approaching its 200 year anniversary. The following was written by Jack George a number of years ago and outlines the church history. Over 170 years ago our forefathers, filled with love for God, planned and built our Church. Since then it has known change and growth, decline and then growth again. […]

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Butcher Tobias W Parsons on his delivery cart 1920’s

Butcher Tobias W Parsons on his delivery cart 1920’s

Our village butchers were T.W. Parsons and Billy Pannell. Their shops and slaughterhouses were close by the Horse & Jockey crossroads. All the work was done on the premises from killing and cutting out to sausage and pie making, and all their animals were bought from local firms or Spalding market. They played a vital […]

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Pannell’s Boatyard

Pannell’s Boatyard

Pannel boatyard was located on the river bank close to West Elloe Bridge. Pannell‘s Boat Yard In 1822. John Pannell. was landlord ofthe ‘Jolly Crispin‘ Inn. which was near Chain Bridge. and it “as there he commenced the boat building and carpentry business which was carried on by his family for 120 years. In the pre-railway […]

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OLD SPALDONIANS AND MOULTONIANS ASSOCIATION

OLD SPALDONIANS AND MOULTONIANS ASSOCIATION

OLD SPALDONIANS AND MOULTONIANS ASSOCIATION 1923 – 1995 By HERBERT WALKER Old Spaldonians & Moultonians Association — the early years The Old Spaldonians’ Association came into being in 1923. It appears there had been an “association” of Old Boys before this but only in word, not in deed. The first president was R. S. Donington […]

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