South Holland Life

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

Explore South Holland Life

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

Crowland Celebrations

Crowland Celebrations

1937 Coronation Celebrations and other Celebrations such as Maydays May Day photos, here are a few that were taken about 1971. May Day 1 - View from the bridge. May Day 2 - A picture of the May Queen and Her attendants (notice the good looking one to the right of...

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Wherrys opposite High Bridge…..

Wherrys opposite High Bridge…..

Buildings today The corner of High Street & Church Street. In High Street the shop and the warehouse in Church Street was owned by Wherry & Sons who were a animal feed and seed merchants who eventually moved to new premises. When lorries were being loaded and...

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