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

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...

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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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