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.

 

 

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