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Belchford, Village Sign
Belchford, Village Sign
Belchford, Village Sign

Hunting scene is a reference to The South Wold Hunt founded 1822.

https://www.southwoldhunt.co.uk 

Kelley's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 mentions the South Wold Subscription Hounds - Crowder, huntsman; Edward Bartlett, head whipper-in.

DB 3 September 2018

Belchford, village sign, South Wold Hunt
Belton House, Boathouse
Belton House, Boathouse
Belton House, Boathouse

Stickwork boathouse located in the wilderness garden. The National Trust is currently seeking funds for its restoration.

DB 23 September 2017 

Belton Kesteven, Belton House, boathouse
Belton House, Boathouse or Fishing Lodge
Belton House, Boathouse or Fishing Lodge
Belton House, Boathouse or Fishing Lodge

John Cust, the first Earl Brownlow, commissioned Anthony Salvin to design this building in grounds of Belton House in the 1840s.

It has unusual basket-weave plasterwork and a stone fish scale roof, and was restored by the National Trust in 2008.

This photograph was taken on 22 April 1898 when the family celebrated the birthday of Richard Cust.

Belton Kesteven, Belton House, boathouse, fishing lodge, Richard Cust
Belton House, Boathouse or Fishing Lodge
Belton House, Boathouse or Fishing Lodge
Belton House, Boathouse or Fishing Lodge

John Cust, the first Earl Brownlow, commissioned Anthony Salvin to design the boathouse in grounds of Belton House in the 1840s.

It has unusual basket-weave plasterwork and a stone fish scale roof, and was restored by the National Trust in 2008.

DB 8 July 2016

Belton Kesteven, Belton House, boathouse
Boston, Maud Foster Drain, Cowbridge
Boston, Maud Foster Drain, Cowbridge
Boston, Maud Foster Drain, Cowbridge
An angling competition is depicted alongside the Maud Foster Drain which is about two miles north of Boston town centre in the Edwardian period.

The road on the right-hand bank is the present B1183 to Horncastle; the public house on the extreme right is thought to be the Cowbridge House Inn.

Hundreds of anglers travelled by train from Sheffield and the Midlands for sport in both the Witham and the fenland drains at this time.

Undated postcard
Boston, angling, witham, drain,
Caistor, Brocklesby Hunt Meet
Caistor, Brocklesby Hunt Meet
Caistor, Brocklesby Hunt Meet

The Brocklesby hounds are the oldest private pack of foxhounds in the country. The Hunt dates from around 1700 with complete records of hound breeding from 1746.

The location for this meet is Caistor Market Place.

undated postcard

Caistor, Market Place, Brocklesby Hunt
Gainsborough, Gainsborough Trinity Football Club, The Northolme
Gainsborough, Gainsborough Trinity Football Club, The Northolme
Gainsborough, Gainsborough Trinity Football Club, The Northolme

"Established in 1873, the club became members of the Football League in 1893 and remained members of the Second Division until 1912, making Gainsborough one of the smallest towns in England to have had a Football League team.

They are currently members of the Northern Premier League"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gainsborough_Trinity_F.C. 

DB 23 April 2019

Gainsborough, Trinity Football Club, The Northolme
Gainsborough, King's Theatre, Trinity Street
Gainsborough, King's Theatre, Trinity Street
Gainsborough, King's Theatre, Trinity Street

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 stated

"The King's Theatre, in Trinity street, erected in 1885, is a structure of red brick, holding 1,200 persons"

DB 29 December 2018

Gainsborough, King's Theatre, Trinity Street
Grantham, Wyndham Park, Model Boating Lake
Grantham, Wyndham Park, Model Boating Lake
Grantham, Wyndham Park, Model Boating Lake

Grantham's original outdoor bathing area was constructed in 1886.

Now replaced by a model boating lake.

Refurbished 2018. 

DB 4 December 2018

Grantham, Wyndham Park, Model Boating Lake
Grimsby, People's Park
Grimsby, People's Park
Grimsby, People's Park

People's Park in Grimsby was officially opened in 1883.

The 27 acres of land were a gift to the council from Edward Heneage of Hainton, a prominent landowner, who was influential in the town's development.

Undated postcard

Grimsby, Edward Heneage, People's Park
Grimsby, People's Park
Grimsby, People's Park
Grimsby, People's Park

People's Park in Grimsby was officially opened on 17 August 1883.

The 27 acres of land were a gift to the council from Edward Heneage of Hainton, a prominent landowner, who was influential in the town's development.

Undated postcard

Grimsby, Edward Heneage, People's Park
Honington, Circus Winter Quarters
Honington, Circus Winter Quarters
Honington, Circus Winter Quarters

Circus site next to the former Honington railway station.

"Uncle Sam's Great American Circus" lorry to the left in this image. 

Site has been in use for at least the last 40 years and circus animals were once a common sight. 

DB 31 July 2018

Honington, Circus, Uncle Sam's Great American Circus
Leadenham, Leadenham House, Kennels
Leadenham, Leadenham House, Kennels
Leadenham, Leadenham House, Kennels

Grade II listed kennels c.1820.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061872 

Pevsner states possibly by E.J.Wilson.

"Edward James Willson, F.S.A., (1787–1854) was an English architect, antiquary, architectural writer, and mayor of Lincoln in 1851-2"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_James_Willson  

DB 21 May 2018 

Leadenham House, Kennels, Edward James Willson, fox hunting
Lincoln, Exchequer Gate, Sophie Wells&nbspGold Post Box
Lincoln, Exchequer Gate, Sophie Wells Gold Post Box
Lincoln, Exchequer Gate, Sophie Wells Gold Post Box

The plaque reads "This post box has been painted gold by Royal Mail to celebrate Sophie Wells Gold Medal winner London 2012 Olympic Games Equestrian: Team, Open".

Over 100 post boxes, throughout the country, were painted gold by Royal Mail to celebrate every Team GB and Paralympics GB gold medal won during the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

Sophie Wells from Lincoln won a team gold and two individual silver medals at the Paralympic Games.

DB 27 February 2018 

Lincoln, Exchequer Gate, Gold, Post Box, Sophie Wells
Lissington, cyclist
Lissington, cyclist
Lissington, cyclist

This early twentieth century photograph was taken in Lissington.

card posted 1905

Lissington, cyclist
Louth, Playhouse Cinema, Cannon Street
Louth, Playhouse Cinema, Cannon Street
Louth, Playhouse Cinema, Cannon Street

Playhouse Cinema which opened in 1929.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/24828

DB 7 March 2018 

Louth, Playhouse Cinema, Cannon Street
Mablethorpe, Beach
Mablethorpe, Beach
Mablethorpe, Beach

After World War 1, when cheap surplus army tents were available, a line of bell tents soon sprung up under the sandhills at Mablethorpe and at Sutton.

Ostensibly, these were for bathing purposes, but stringent rules had to be applied to prevent them being used for sleeping accommodation.

See: The Lincolnshire Seaside by Winston Kime  2005

Postcard, 1920 

Mablethorpe, tenets, beach, world war I
Metheringham, Street Scene
Metheringham, Street Scene
Metheringham, Street Scene

Known to locals as ‘Meg’, Metheringham is a large village some 9 miles south of Lincoln.

The Blankney Hunt was founded in 1871 when it split away from the old Burton Foxhounds.

undated postcard

Metheringham, Blankney Hunt
Scopwick, Football Team
Scopwick, Football Team
Scopwick, Football Team

Undated photograph of the local football team, thought to be Scopwick F.C.

David Robinson Collection

Scopwick, Football team
Scunthorpe, Wartime Street Party
Scunthorpe, Wartime Street Party
Scunthorpe, Wartime Street Party

A wartime street party in Neath Road, New Brumby, early 1940s.

The wired enclosure behind contained a stationary water tank for emergency firefighting.

David Robinson Collection

Scunthorpe, wartime party
Skegness, Casino Ballroom
Skegness, Casino Ballroom
Skegness, Casino Ballroom

The Casino on North Parade opened in 1922. As well as a ballroom it had a restaurant and indoor skating rink. It later became the Winter Gardens and then Murphy Radio Ltd's factory.

Postcard from the inter-war period by Wilford of Leicester

Skegness,
Sleaford, Picturedrome Cinema, Southgate
Sleaford, Picturedrome Cinema, Southgate
Sleaford, Picturedrome Cinema, Southgate

Former Picturedrome Cinema, later known as Sleaford Cinema, which opened in 1920 with 900 seats.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/18430 

DB 24 July 2018

Sleaford, Picturedrome, Cinema
Sleaford, Playhouse
Sleaford, Playhouse
Sleaford, Playhouse

"Sleaford Playhouse is a Grade II listed Georgian building dating from 1820.

Prior to it being restored and re-opened as a theatre in 2000 it had been used as a benefits office and library.

The Grade II listed Playhouse started life as a theatre and was built for a local printer and actor Joseph Smedley. 

In 1841 the theatre was sold to John Hyde and was later taken over by Jane Hill and William Pidd-Fischer in 1853. 

In 1855, despite attempts to re-open it as a theatre, the building was sold to Thomas Parry who in turn sold the building to the Church of England. 

Through a variety of donations and grants it was converted into the town's first infant school by local builders Parry and William Kirk, at a cost of £1,085"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playhouse_(Sleaford) 

"Former Playhouse. Early C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168678 

DB 20 June 2018 

Sleaford, Playhouse, Joseph Smedley
South Rauceby, Hunt Meet
South Rauceby, Hunt Meet
South Rauceby, Hunt Meet

South Rauceby Hall was built in 1842 by William Burn for A. Peacock Willson of the banking family in Tudor Gothic style.

Blankney Hunt, owned by the Chaplin family, covered much North Kesteven.

Undated postcard

South Rauceby, Blankney Hunt meet, Rauceby Hall, William Burn
Woodhall Spa, Golf Course
Woodhall Spa, Golf Course
Woodhall Spa, Golf Course

Woodhall Spa's first 18-hole golf course opened in 1905. It was built on land given by Stafford Hotchkin, a local landowner.

Now named the Hotchkin Course, it is considered one of the finest in the country.

This photograph shows play on the eighteenth green.

Undated Postcard

Woodhall Spa, Golf Course, Stafford Hotchkin,
Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Kennels
Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Kennels
Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Kennels

The Belvoir Foxhounds has been housed at Woolsthorpe since 1809.

They are one of the few remaining packs of Old English Foxhounds in the United Kingdom.

undated postcard

Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Belvoir foxhounds