Of Interest

Heritage, Historic Character and place making

The Society held our AGM on Tuesday, 23rd March 2021.

 

Our guest speaker was Ian George, Historic Places Manager for Lincolnshire County Council. Ian gave a visual presentation entitled "Heritage, Historic Character and place making"

Lutyens Best

Britain's Most Famous Architect a hundred years ago was Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944). He designed Castle Drago in Devon and many country houses in the heyday of Edwardian country house building. After the First World War he designed our best-known war memorials, such as the Cenotaph in Whitehall and the massive memorial in Thiepval, Northern France, to those who died in the Battle of the Somme. He also designed more modest memorials, such as ours in Ayscoughfee Gardens.

 

The Battle for the by-pass

IIt's not much of an Exaggeration to say that the Society saved Spalding. What the bombs failed to do in wartime the County Council and Urban District Council were set to do in 1966 – i.e. lay waste the town centre. 

 

The Hiring Fair

Spruced and sprigged as best they could, farm-hands and domestics would crowd into Spalding on the day in May appointed for the annual Statutes or Hiring Fair.

 

 

From Andrew Inkley’s collection

Miss Charinton's Churches

Although Charlotte Charinton lived a modest and frugal life on London Road, her outstanding generosity in the building and restoration of local churches meant she was known well beyond South Holland. The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer of 10 January 1888, for example, recorded her death, with an account of the churches that had benefited from her munificence.

 

Grand Designs at Fulney

In 2021, we were contacted by Bill Martin of Sidlesham Heritage Centre in West Sussex, who is researching the history of the Land Settlement Association. Do you have any memories? Can you help Bill tell the story about the Low Fulney Land Settlement Association?

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