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Boston, Doughty&nbspWarehouse
Boston, Doughty Warehouse
Boston, Doughty Warehouse

The warehouse was originally in public ownership and lettering which described its functions has survived.

March 2013

Boston, Doughty warehouse
Boston, High Street, No.116
Boston, High Street, No.116
Boston, High Street, No.116

This 5-bay late Georgian house was built for William Garfit (1700-81), founder of Lincolnshire’s first private bank – in this house – in 1754.

It remained in use as Garfit’s Bank until 1890 when the business moved to the Market Place.

The house passed through several owners in the 20th century but was derelict from the mid-1980s.

March 2013 

Boston, 116 High Street, William Garfit, bank
Boston, Packhouse Quay
Boston, Packhouse Quay
Boston, Packhouse Quay

This boat is moored at Packhouse Quay which had been the heart of the port of Boston until the Dock, south of the town, was opened in the 1880s.

Some of the warehouses remain in the town centre but they have been converted to other uses.

Postcard, c1918
Boston, warehouse, quay,
Boston, Warehouses
Boston, Warehouses
Boston, Warehouses

Three warehouses, dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, front the river Witham close to the centre of Boston.

On the extreme right is Packhouse Quay, a building converted by the County Council into the Sam Newsum Music Centre in 1978.

Ken Redmore, 2008
Boston, warehouse,
Boston, Wide Bargate
Boston, Wide Bargate
Boston, Wide Bargate

Wide Bargate was the heart of Boston's livestock fairs and markets until the second half of the twentieth century.

This picture from the Edwardian period shows pens full of sheep in the area close to the junction with Pen Street.

Postcard, 1915
Boston, livestock, sheep, fair,
Bourne, Railway Station Complex
Bourne, Railway Station Complex
Bourne, Railway Station Complex

This fine brick warehouse is on the site of the former Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway line and part of the station complex at Bourne.

The M&GNJR line between Saxby (Leicestershire) in the west and Bourne was opened in 1893 to link up with the company's earlier cross-country line to Sutton Bridge and Kings Lynn.

The Great Northern Railway also ran a north-south line (Sleaford to Stamford) through the town.

Chris Lester, 2004
Bourne, railway, MGNJR, warehouse,
Burwell, Butter Cross
Burwell, Butter Cross
Burwell, Butter Cross

This octagonal brick butter cross was built c1700.

The building was later adapted for use as a dovecote, and more recently has been used as a village hall.

It stands uncomfortably close to the busy A16.

Frank Robinson, January 2015

Burwell, Butter Cross
Grantham, Market Cross
Grantham, Market Cross
Grantham, Market Cross

Grantham’s Market Cross dates from around 1300. Demolished first in 1779 & then again in 1884, it was restored through public pressure.

It was the traditional point for the proclamation of important news.

Unposted and undated Jackson & Son of Grimsby card

Grantham, market cross
Heighington, Post Office
Heighington, Post Office
Heighington, Post Office

Red brick, green tiled front of Heighington Post Office, the double-fronted building on the left.

Its stone front had been demolished in the early 1920s when "The cart got away with the ’oss” coming down the hill opposite.

The Robinson family moved from their Monks Road shop and re-built the front and ran it as the Post Office and general store for two generations.

The adjoining cottage now has the left hand side door blocked up.

Heighington, Post Office, Robinson
Horncastle, Grain Warehouse
Horncastle, Grain Warehouse
Horncastle, Grain Warehouse

The former grain warehouse of Harrison and Son is almost the last surviving structure connected with the nearby terminus of the Horncastle Railway Station which was closed in 1971.

The warehouse has 3 stories and retains hoists and a wooden canopy.

John Turner, 2002

Horncastle, warehouse, railway station, Harrison,
Lincoln, St Giles, Shops
Lincoln, St Giles, Shops
Lincoln, St Giles, Shops

Much of the St Giles’ estate was developed in the 1920s and 1930s, though a small section had been built near the Wragby Road just before the First World War.

The shopping centre, dominated by the Lincoln Co-operative Society’s grocer’s, butcher’s and chemist’s shops, was built in the 1930s.

Undated postcard

Streets, Lincoln St Giles, Shops
Ludford, Post Office
Ludford, Post Office
Ludford, Post Office

Ludford is made up of the parishes of Ludford Parva and Ludford Magna.

It is twinned with Voué in France where a Lancaster bomber from RAF Ludford Magna crashed during the Second World War.

In February 2008 the village was the epicentre of an earthquake. Needless to say, it no longer has a post office cum garage (earthquake not to blame).

undated postcard

Ludford, Post Office
Pinchbeck, Spalding Cattle Market Hall
Pinchbeck, Spalding Cattle Market Hall
Pinchbeck, Spalding Cattle Market Hall

Spalding Cattle Market Auction Hall was sold for £1 and moved to Birchgrove Garden Centre and Bulb Museum, Pinchbeck, in 1995.

Mark Acton, 2014

Pinchbeck, Spalding Market Auction Hall, Birchgrove Garden Centre
Spalding, Market Sale Ring
Spalding, Market Sale Ring
Spalding, Market Sale Ring

The circular sale ring at Spalding animal market was covered by this complex steel structure.

Following closure of the market, the ring was moved to The Bulb Museum in Pinchbeck at Birchgrove Garden Centre.

Ken Redmore, 2010

Spalding, market ring, roof structure,