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Binbrook, Opening of Rifle Range
Binbrook, Opening of Rifle Range
Binbrook, Opening of Rifle Range

Binbrook is a village in the Lincolnshire Wolds with a population around 700 people.

The event recorded here is the opening of the Rifle Range prior to the First World War.

Nearby RAF Binbrook is now the village of Brookenby.

postcard, 1909

Binbrook, rifle range
Grimsby, royal visit
Grimsby, royal visit
Grimsby, royal visit

King George V & Queen Mary visited Grimsby on the morning of 22 July 1912 prior to the opening of Immingham Docks the same day.

postcard by J. S. Bullen of Grimsby

Grimsby, royal visit, George V
Horncastle, Horse Fair
Horncastle, Horse Fair
Horncastle, Horse Fair

Horncastle's August Horse Fair was said to be the largest in Europe.

It is thought to originate in the 13th century; the last was held in 1948.

During the nineteenth century the fair lasted for a fortnight and hudred of horses of all ytpes were sold.

from an engraving of 1865 by Sheldon Williams

Horncastle, Horse Fair, Sheldon Williams
Laughton, celebration
Laughton, celebration
Laughton, celebration
Lady M Meynell, wife of Col Francis Hugo Lindley Meynell, is the chief guest at this village event on 8 October 1906.
Laughton, Lady Maynell
Lincoln, Royal Show 1907
Lincoln, Royal Show 1907
Lincoln, Royal Show 1907

The annual show of the Royal Agriculture Society of England was held in Lincoln on three occasions (1854, 1907, 1947).

In 1907 the showground was set up on the West Common for the 3-day event.

King Edward VII attended this show and is shown here being driven along West Parade towards the city centre, presumably after his visit to the show.

Postcard, 1907

Lincoln Royal Show, 1907, West Common, West Parade
Lincoln, Royal Show 1907
Lincoln, Royal Show 1907
Lincoln, Royal Show 1907

The annual show of the Royal Agriculture Society of England was held in Lincoln on three occasions (1854, 1907, 1947).

In 1907 the showground was set up on the West Common for the 3-day event.

King Edward VII (on the extreme left) was driven in style around the showground.

Postcard, 1907

Lincoln Royal Show, 1907, King Edward VII,
Lincoln, Royal Show, 1907
Lincoln, Royal Show, 1907
Lincoln, Royal Show, 1907

When the Royal Show was held in Lincoln in 1907 more than 100,000 visitors came, mainly by rail.

The principal streets of the city were decorated.  This arch over High Street was topped by a portable steam engine, symbol of Lincolnís engineering industry.

The single carriage in the photograph carries King Edward VII.

Postcard, 1907

Occasions, Royal Show 1907, High Street
Market Rasen, Celebrations
Market Rasen, Celebrations
Market Rasen, Celebrations

Market Rasen, celebrations, Market Place
North Kelsey, carnival
North Kelsey, carnival
North Kelsey, carnival
North Kelsey, carnival