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BENNIWORTH (BENN001) Haven   £ 1
Benniworth Haven

Wayside, Benniworth Haven, Donington on Bain. Corner wear

BOSTON (BOST008) The Docks   £ 3
Boston Docks (undated)

The Docks. This card has not been posted and may be from the early 1900‘s. Good condition

BOSTON (BOST018) The Dock   £ 2
Boston Docks (1904)

‘Wrench Series‘ postcard. The card has a Boston postmark dated 1904 and is addressed to Miss Clay, Copland Road, Wembley, Middlesex. Light corner wear

BOSTON (BOST003) Bath Gardens (1904)   £ 3
Boston. Bath Gardens

Bath Gardens, The Avenue (Bath Gardens were part of The People´s Park) Good condition

BOSTON (BOST006) Park and Hospital   £ 3
Boston, Park and Hospital

The Park and Hospital. "Aldwych Series" No S1102 (WHS) Good condition

BOSTON (BOST009) St. Botolph´s Church   £ 2
Boston, St Botolphs Church

St. Botolph´s Church. Light corner ⁄ edge wear

BOSTON (BOST013) Wesleyan Centenary Chapel   £ 2
Boston, Wesleyan Chapel

Wesleyan Centenary Chapel. Light corner wear

BOSTON (BOST015) The Pleasure Steamer   £ 4
Boston, Pleasure Steamer Pioneer

The Pleasure Steamer ‘Pioneer’ took day−trippers out into the Wash. On the right of the picture is the ferry which carried pedestrians from South Terrace ⁄ Skirbeck Road to Pulvertoft Lane (off High Street) This card was posted about 1911 but the stamp has been removed. Corner wear

BOSTON (BOST016) Sluice Locks (Sluice Bridge)   £ 3
Boston Sluice Bridge

Sluice Locks (Sluice Bridge) (1911 postmark) Corner wear

BOSTON (BOST017) Cowbridge   £ 6
Boston, Cowbridge

Cowbridge. Cow Bridge House with fishermen and onlookers (1917 postmark) Corner wear

BRIGG (BRIG002) Bigby Street   £ 4
Brigg, Bigby Street

The card has not been posted and is in good condition

BRIGSLEY (BRSL001) Parish Church   £ 3
Brigsley, Parish Church

A ½d stamp is requested for inland postage so the card was probably printed before 1920. It has not been posted and is in good condition

BROCKLESBY (BROC002) Pelham´s Pillar   £ 2
Brocklesby, Pelhams Pillar

The card has not been posted and is in good condition

BUCKNALL (BUCK001) Rectory   £ 9
Bucknall Rectory

St. Margaret´s Rectory. The Rector and a young man are playing croquet on the lawn watched by two others. The card has a small, single ring, Coningsby postmark dated 1914 over a ½d green postage stamp and is addressed to 2 Tunnard Street, Boston. "Coningsby. Dear Cousin, We are going to Kirton Holme today leave Dogdyke 10 to 4 and leave Boston 6−10 so shall just have time to call to see you. With love....." The card has a small area of damage to the top edge and light corner wear

BUCKNALL (BUCK002) Church   £ 6
Bucknall Church

St. Margaret´s Church. Printed card by Carlton of Horncastle. The card has not been posted and has light corner wear

BURGH LE MARSH (BLEM001) Rectory Avenue   £ 3
Burgh le Marsh

Rectory Avenue. This card has a ½d green stamp and was sent by Doris to Miss Elmitt, Halton Road, Spilsby. Good condition

BURGH LE MARSH (BLEM002) Windmill   £ 4
Burgh le Marsh Windmill

Windmill. RP by Wrates of Skegness. The card has not been posted and has a hand−written message which reads "This is a typical English windmill. There are not many windmills left in Britain. This one is at Burgh le Marsh near Skegness. My aunt lives near it. Bread is still made in the old fashioned way at this windmill. Very many years ago Burgh le Marsh used to be joined to Holland" Light corner wear

BURGH LE MARSH (BLEM003) Church   £ 2
Burgh le Marsh

S ⁄ s Peter and Paul Church. RP by Wrates Studios, Skegness. The card has not been posted and is in good condition

BURGH ON BAIN (BONB001) Main Road   £ 5
Burgh on Bain

Main Road looking East. This card has not been posted and is in good condition

BURTON ON STATHER (BST001) Church   £ 3
Burton on Stather

Lych−gate and Church. This card has not been posted and is in good condition

LACEBY (LACE001) Multiview Postcard   £ 9

Multiview Postcard. Parish Church, Primitive Chapel, Wesleyan Chapel, Post Office and The Monument. This card has not been posted and is in good condition

LACEBY (LACE002) Grimsby Road   £ 5

A Bedford lorry is parked by the side of a garage which is advertising Ediswan Starter Batteries. To the left of the garage is a cafe. The card is probably from the 1960´s and has a Laceby postmark over a QE2 purple 3d postage stamp. There is a small ink ‘x’ beside one of the houses in the picture. Light wear

LANGTON BY SPILSBY (LBYS001) Round House   £ 15
Langton by Spilsby, Round House

Round House (former Post Office) The card has not been posted and is in good condition

LANGTON BY SPILSBY (LBYS002) Post Office   £ 19
Langton by Spilsby Post Office

Post Office (Round House) The card has not been posted and is in good condition

LANGWORTH (LANGW001) School   £ 10
Langworth School

School. Real photograph by A.W. Bourne. The card has a Lincoln postmark dated 1957 and a 2d brown QE2 postage stamp. "Having a very nice holiday weather changeable. All the best...W.S." The card is addressed to Ings Lane, North Cotes, Grimsby. Light corner wear ⁄ light mark top left

Stenigot House
Stenigot House

In 1910 the Stenigot Estate was sold by Richard and Robert Chatterton to Col. H.T. Fenwick, CMG, DSO, a partner in a Sunderland brewery and Liberal M.P. for the Houghton−le−Spring division of Durham from 1892 to 1895. Stenigot House was built for Col. Fenwick in 1911 − the architect was A.N. Prentice. The house, which probably stands on the site of an earlier house, is built into the side of Stenigot Hill and overlooks the Bain valley. The Dennis family have occupied Stenigot House since the late 1940´s. This picture may well have been taken soon after the house was completed
More Great Houses of Lincolnshire:
   Bayons Manor (Tealby) (1904)
   Blankney Hall (1939)
   Burghley House (Stamford)
   Dalby Hall (1922)
   Hagnaby Priory
   Hainton Hall (1908)
   Haverholme Priory
   North Willingham House
   Raithby (Spilsby) Hall
   Riby Grove
   Sausthorpe Hall (1908)
   Sausthorpe Hall (1937)
   Scrivelsby Court
   Wellingore Hall (1907)

Panton College (near Wragby)
Panton College

     Main Entrance
Reception (1)
Reception (2)
Study (1)
Study (2)
Study (3)
Art Room
Refectory (1)
Refectory (2)
Refectory (3)
Dorm (1)
Dorm (2)
Dorm (3)
Chapel (1)
Chapel (2)
Chapel (3)
Chapel (4)
Bathing Pool
Rose Walk
St. Francis Walk
Trout Stream
Beech Walk

Woodhall Spa
Petwood Hotel
Petwood Hotel Entrance

Above: Entrance to Petwood Hotel
Below: Front of Hotel

Petwood Hotel

More postcards of Petwood Hotel:
   The Lodge
   Atalanta´s Temple
   Dutch Garden
   Lake and Temple

More Woodhall Spa Hotels:
   Dower House Hotel
   Eagle Lodge Hotel (1912)
   Golf Hotel
   Hotel Goring (later renamed Lawson Hotel)
   Lawson Hotel
   Northcote Hydro (later renamed Lawson Hotel)
   Royal (Hydro) Hotel
   Royal (Hydro) Hotel
   Royal (Hydro) Hotel Winter Gardens
   Royal (Hydro) Hotel Promenade
   Spa Hotel (later renamed Lawson Hotel)
   Victoria Hotel (Entrance)
   Victoria Hotel (1908)
   Victoria Hotel (1917)
   Victoria Hotel ‘Famous Bromo−Iodine Cures’

Eagle Lodge Hotel
Above and below: Eagle Lodge Hotel
Eagle Lodge Hotel


Above: Miss Renee Palmer as ‘Spirit of the Spring’

Woodhall Spa Golf Club
Woodhall Spa Golf Club House

Above: ‘The Golf House’ This card was printed before World War One

Thimbleby Football Team
Thimbleby Football Team

The above picture of Thimbleby Football Team probably dates from the late 1950´s or early 1960´s
More Lincolnshire Football & Cricket Teams:
   Donington on Bain Football Team (1922)
   Donington on Bain Football Team (1980)
   Donington on Bain Football Team (1982)
   Louth Cricket Team (1940)
   Louth Swifts Football Team (1906)
   South Thoresby Football Team (1935−6)
   Stickney Football Team (undated)
   Stickney Football Team (undated)
   Stickney Football Team (undated)
   Stickney Football Team (undated)

Mablethorpe Swimming Basin

Above: This card has a Mablethorpe postmark dated 1910 over a d green postage stamp and is addressed to Hill View, Harrowby Road, Grantham. George wrote "Dear Hilda. I arrived quite safe and am enjoying myself very much. I had a bath in this basin this afternoon. I will send you a letter on Monday..."
Below: Another view of Mablethorpe Swimming Basin. This card is undated, but is probably from a slightly later period to the one above


Seaside Attractions
Skegness Beach Attractions

Above: Skegness c. 1905. Helter Skelter, Big Wheel and Pleasure Boat
More Seaside Attractions:
   Cleethorpes. ‘Dipping the Dip’ (1910)
   Cleethorpes. Bathing Pool (1921)
   Cleethorpes. North Promenade and Switchback (1926)
   Mablethorpe. Helter Skelter
   Skegness. Boating from the Beach (c. 1909)
   Skegness. Beach Fun
   Skegness Boating Lake (1925)
   Skegness. Boating Lake and Venetian Bridge (c. 1935)
   Skegness. Childrens Paddling Pool (1932)
   Skegness Figure Eight (1913) (below)

Skegness. Figure 8 (1913)

Childrens Toys
Pussy´s Outing
Above: Pussy´s Outing

Handcart and Friends at Somersby
Above: Handcart and Friends at Somersby

Louth Flood − 29th May 1920
Louth Flood (1920)

Above: A small group of people inspect the damage caused by the flood of 29th May 1920. The sign hanging from the damaged building advertises R. Freeman, Family Butcher
Below: Workmen clearing up after the flood

Louth Flood (1920)

Louth Flood (1920)

Above: Eve Street and Drill Hall
Below: View in Spout Yard

Louth Flood (1920)

Wellingore Village Cross
Wellingore Village Cross

Above: Wellingore Village Cross. This printed postcard was published by C.B. Aram, Chemist, Wellingore
More Ancient Crosses:
   Little Steeping Churchyard Cross (top left)
   Mavis Enderby Churchyard Cross (top right)
   North Kyme Village Cross (bottom right)
   Partney Churchyard Cross (bottom left)
   Somersby Church and Cross
   Spilsby Market Cross (top)
   Stixwould Churchyard Cross (bottom right)
   Sudbrook Churchyard Cross (bottom left)
   Sutton St. James (top right)
   Swineshead Stone Cross (bottom right)
   Tattershall Market Cross (top left)
   West Rasen Churchyard Cross (bottom left)

Sutton St. James Cross is known locally as St. Ives Cross or Butter Cross
The Swineshead Cross is on the Bicker road and marks the place where old markets were held
Tattershall Market Cross was restored in 1906. It was damaged by a lightening strike around 1875

Thomas Atkinson
The Murdered Gamekeeper
Thomas Atkinson (The Murdered Gamekeeper)  Thomas Atkinson (The Murdered Gamekeeper)
Thomas Atkinson (The Murdered Gamekeeper)

Above: A card with a picture of Thomas Atkinson, the murdered gamekeeper, was sent by Mrs Eden to her son G. Eden at North Camp, Aldershot

Markets and Fairs
Lincoln Horse Fair (1910)

Above: Lincoln Horse Fair (1910)
In the early 1900´s Lincoln Horse Fair was held in the High Street. In this picture The Spread Eagle Inn and Lord Nelson Inn can be seen on the north side of the river and the Black Goats Inn on the south side. Other businesses include Albion House at No 304 High Street and Webb Outfitters at No 306
More Markets and Fairs:
   Grimsby (Freeman Street)
   Lincoln (Cattle Market)
   Louth (1987)
   Spalding Tuesday Market (1908)

Below: Louth Wednesday Market (1950´s)
This card is incorrectly captioned ‘Market Place, Louth’ Businesses shown include Masons Arms, Topley and Central Cafe. A van belonging to W. Crowder and Sons of Horncastle, in front of which is a display of plants, is parked beside the Masons Arms hotel. Raised cages containing live poultry and rabbits line the centre of the area and on the south side of the Cornmarket is a large display of plants and other produce. A Hillman Minx Californian motor car is parked in the foreground

Louth Wednesday Market (1950´s)

Cleethorpes Pier Fire (1903)

Fire at Cleethorpes Pier Pavilion, June 29th 1903

Cleethorpes Kinema de Luxe Fire

The "Royal" Kinema−De−Luxe at Cleethorpes was destroyed by fire on the night of 20th August 1919

‘Dear son looks like a little pig’
"Dear Mag, Did you get P.C. allright (sic) Kindly write back. I am not gone on the photo my son looks like a little pig. P.S. It´s not bad of you"

‘Dear Jessie...... Mother has not got your drawers done’
"Dear Jessie. Mother has not got your drawers done but she will send them by Nan on Friday we are sending you this button to put on them it was the Band of Hope treat yesterday Nan and me went to the tea and meeting Mr Page and F. Crowson was speakers and the Miss Christophers recited and we are going to Aunts today we are looking forward to that. Old Mr Sheils is dead died on Monday. Love from all, Hal"

‘Dear Mam...... write back. Ethel’
"Sep 1st. Dear Mam, Thanks for forwarding letter and P.C. I expect you thought it was from John but it wasn´t, it was from I. Standaloft and he says he is in the best of health different to what Walter said isn´t it. This picture is of Dug Paynes house and tell Sybil he was out with a girl last night but don´t know who she is. Marjorie and I clued last night a pair a (of?) daft apes. Write back, Ethel. Grandma received Sybil´s letter as well"

‘No coal on Monday next......’
"No coal on Monday next for E.F. Harris. Call as usual Monday week. 12 Bartholomew Street West"

‘Dear Bill. Arrived today with "wife"......’
This card has a small, single ring Skegness postmark dated 26th July 1919 and is addressed to 97 Lower Thrift Street, Northampton. "Dear Bill. Arrived today with "wife". Having fine time. Weather good. Staying a week. Give my kind regards to wife". The card was sent from C−o Mrs Barber, Drummond Villas, South Parade, Skegness

‘Dear E & E. Thanks for P.C.’
This card has a Skegness postmark dated 1933 and a 1d red postage stamp. It is addressed to Misses E. Bray and E. McAdams at Moorlyn, 64 Trafalgar Square, Scarborough. Lucy and Lizzie wrote "Dear E & E. Thanks for P.C. See where we have got to? It´s grand here and half a day is long enough. We are nearly broke. We hav´nt got as far as the sea yet. Tea is more in our line. We are too full for words. Bye bye and be good girls......"

‘Do shrimps fly?......’
Eunice wrote "Do shrimps fly. Having a lovely time especially when we have hot shrimps for tea. Put them in the pot to boil and they nearly jump out into the fire. Am sitting in the hut on the prom writing this and watching the tide come in. Hope you are good girls and not whispering in conductors ears......" The card has a Sutton on Sea postmark dated 1928 and was sent from ‘Ripstone’ Alford Road, Sutton on Sea to two ladies at the Nursing Association, Tentercroft Street, Lincoln

Amateur Dramatics ⁄ Garden Fetes
South Elkington (1923)

Written on the back of the above picture is the caption ‘Louie Hudson April 26th 1923’. Louie Hudson worked as a maid at Elkington Hall and can be seen here in the centre of the middle row

Below: Louie Hudson
Louie Hudson

More Amateur Dramatics ⁄ Fete pictures:
   Horsington Church Fete (1936)
   Horsington Church Fete (1939)
   Horsington Church Fete (1939)
   Old Bolingbroke Pageant
   Stickney Gala
   Fancy Dress at Thurlby (1921)

Lincolnshire Railways
Goods Train near Benniworth Haven

Above: Goods train approaching Donington on Bain from South Willingham in 1950
More Railway Pictures:
Railway Stations
   Donington on Bain (1951)
   East Barkwith (see note 1)
   Stixwould (remains of platform 2009)
Other Railway Pictures
   Louth ⁄ Bardney Timetable (1947)
   67379 at East Barkwith in 1951
   67379 at Wragby ‘last day of service 3−9−51’
(note 1) This picture is incorrectly captioned ‘Theddlethorpe GNR’

Long Half−day at the Seaside
Jacksons Outing to Skegness (1906)

Each summer in the early 1900´s, Jackson and Son, Mens, Youths and Ladies Outfitters of North Street, Horncastle organised ‘Long Half−day’ trips to the seaside. Special discounts were available for staff and regular customers and paid−up members of Jackson´s Clothing Club received a free ticket. On 4th July 1906 two special trains left Horncastle Station at 12.40 for Skegness and Boston. The full fare was 1s 9d (approx. 9p) The Horncastle Town and Volunteer Band (under the conductorship of bandmaster F. Blyth) accompanied the trip and played a selection of music in the Pavilion Gardens at Skegness after tea. A special ‘meat tea’ was available in the Pavilion for which tickets were available at 1s (5p) One train arrived back at Horncastle at 7.30 pm and the other at 8.30 pm. The year before the outbreak of the Great War the trip was still well supported and on 2nd July 1913 1,181 people boarded trains at Horncastle station for this popular annual excursion.

‘1,181 people boarded trains at Horncastle station’
Jacksons Outing to Skegness (1913)