South Holland Life

South Holland Life archive brings together a wealth of information to bring the history of the district to life.

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Discover South Holland’s fascinating past

Learn more about the people, places and events that have shaped the South Holland of today. From the drainage of the Fens and the famous Flower Parade, to the historic churches and the everyday lives and work of the people who lived here, the South Holland Life brings the past to life through a growing archive of articles, documents, photographs and first-person recollections.

Whatever your interest, you are bound to find something relevant in our archive.

Just enter your search term, such as a geographic area you are interested, to start exploring, or use the category dropdown.

Self-Guided Tours

Explore the area and follow one of our self-guided tours of places of interest.

360° tour of South Holland

We have used a Ricoh Camera camera to create a number spherical views of South Holland and by linking these spheres a tour of building or location can be created. 

External Resources

Some of the other resources we have found which explore South Holland’s past.

Latest from South Holland Life

St Polycarps Church – Holbeach Drove

Flower Festival Celebration of School Day’s at this historic Victorian Mission The church built in revived Gothic style in 1870 next to Lambert Bridge. The tiny church was used daily as a place of worship and a school.  St Polycarp was a 2nd Century Christian...

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Christian Association

The Spring Garden property, which was formerly a Christian Association and Literary Institute and social club for Geest employees, was most recently owned by The Fitness Company. “Everyone I’ve spoken to about the building was shocked that it wasn’t already listed....

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