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

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...
Then and Now – Port of Spalding

Then and Now – Port of Spalding

Masked by the foliage its difficult to make out the changes to river bank. The cottages are still there but the warehouse has gone. On the right side completed obscured by the tree but Birch’s Mill has gone.
The Agriculture moored alongside the Black Barn

The Agriculture moored alongside the Black Barn

Lovely photo showing the barge called the Agriculture moored alongside the Black Barn or Granary. The barn no longer exists and was demolished to enable the widening of the High St in Spalding.
Mary Birch

Mary Birch

Can you help? Is there someone amongst our contributors who had a family member who worked for Birch and or worked on the Mary Birch. Maybe some records in the Spalding Shipwreck Society????? If yes we would love to hear your memories. We are particularly interested...