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Lincoln Commercial
 
Lincoln, Barclay's Bank
Lincoln, Barclay's Bank
Lincoln, Barclay's Bank

The demolition of this attractive building at the corner of Cornmarket and High Street in 1969 was controversial.

Its replacement is arguably a much less distinguished building.

Commercial, Barclay's Bank
Lincoln, Binns Store
Lincoln, Binns Store
Lincoln, Binns Store

Binns' Department Store (House of Fraser Group) on the corner of High Street and Corporation Street.

November 2019 

Commercial, Binns Store
Lincoln, British Home Store
Lincoln, British Home Store
Lincoln, British Home Store

BHS (British Home Stores) a long established Lincoln department store closed August 2016. It occupied 196-199 High Street

Company filed for administration on 25th April 2016 and all 163 stores across the country are to be shut.

DB 3 June 2016

Commercial, Lincoln, BHS, British Home Stores
Lincoln, Central Market, Waterside South
Lincoln, Central Market, Waterside South
Lincoln, Central Market, Waterside South

Wall plaque recording the opening of Lincoln Central Market in 1938.

DB 27 June 2019

Lincoln Central Market
Lincoln, Central Market, Waterside South
Lincoln, Central Market, Waterside South
Lincoln, Central Market, Waterside South

"Market hall. 1938, incorporating the front of the former Butter Market of 1737. By Robert Atkinson"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388825 

DB 27 June 2019

Lincoln Central Market
Lincoln, Corn Exchange
Lincoln, Corn Exchange
Lincoln, Corn Exchange

The foundation stone for this building was laid on 1 September 1847 by the Mayor of Lincoln, Richard Carline.

It served for many years as a corn exchange and, following an extension to the east, became a shopping arcade from the 1880s.

It was extensively renovated in 1957.

Commercial, Corn exchange, Richard Carline
Lincoln, Corn Exchange, Cornhill
Lincoln, Corn Exchange, Cornhill
Lincoln, Corn Exchange, Cornhill

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The Corn Exchange, near the Cornhill, is a structure of red brick, with stone dressings, from designs by Messrs. Bellamy and Hardy, and was erected in 1879-80 by the Corn Exchange and Markets Company:

the ground floor comprises a covered market, 140 feet long by 52 feet wide, with shops and warehouses at the western end:

the Exchange hall, which is let for concerts, public meetings &c. is 140 feet long and 52 feet wide, being one half as large again as the old Exchange and seating over 1,000 persons; there are retiring rooms at the eastern end and a gallery over these:

the roof is of open timber, the north side being covered with ground glass:

the vegetable market, held underneath, is open every day:

the principal vegetable and fruit market is held on Fridays and Saturdays"

DB 27 June 2019  

Lincoln, Corn Exchange
Lincoln, Corn Exchange, Cornhill
Lincoln, Corn Exchange, Cornhill
Lincoln, Corn Exchange, Cornhill

Date stone reading "1879".

DB 27 June 2019 

Lincoln, Corn Exchange
Lincoln, Horse Fair
Lincoln, Horse Fair
Lincoln, Horse Fair

Lincoln held a horse fair each April at which as many as 5000 animals were bought and sold. Much of the trade took place on High Street between St Mary le Wigford and Stonebow.

postcard, c.1905

Commercial, Lincoln horse fair
Lincoln, Horse Fair
Lincoln, Horse Fair
Lincoln, Horse Fair

Another photograph of the horse fair in full swing. The date appears to be slightly later than the previous view.

undated postcard

Commercial, Lincoln horse fair
Lincoln, Mawer & Collingham
Lincoln, Mawer & Collingham
Lincoln, Mawer & Collingham
Lincolns’ premier department store, Mawer and Collingham’s, in the 1950s. It stands on the corner of High Street and Corporation Street.
 
The faces of the building were clad in ugly steel panels at the time of its take over by Binns (House of Fraser).
Commercial, Mawer & Collingham, Binns
Lincoln, NatWest Smiths Bank Branch
Lincoln, NatWest Smiths Bank Branch
Lincoln, NatWest Smiths Bank Branch

"Formerly known as: No.225 Premises occupied by National Provincial Bank HIGH STREET. Bank. 1883. By John Gibson"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388577 

"Smith's Bank was a series of English banking partnerships in London and the provinces, all controlled by the Smith family that operated between 1658 and 1918 ... 

The bank lost its direction in the late nineteenth century and its solution was to merge with the Union Bank of London in 1902, forming the Union of London & Smith's Bank. This in turn was acquired by the National Provincial Bank in 1918, which merged into today's National Westminster Bank in 1970"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith%27s_Bank 

Listed in White's Directory 1872 "Smith, Ellison, & Co. Lincoln Old Bank (draw on Smith, Payne, & Smiths), 225 High street; H.T.Robinson, manager".

DB 31 December 2018

Lincoln, National Westminster Bank, John Gibson, Smiths Bank, image
Lincoln, Post Office Workers
Lincoln, Post Office Workers
Lincoln, Post Office Workers
Post Office workers from the Lincoln office wearing gas masks in 1937.
Commercial, Lincoln Post Office Worlers
Lincoln, Ruddocks of Lincoln
Lincoln, Ruddocks of Lincoln
Lincoln, Ruddocks of Lincoln

Company established in 1872.

Present on the city's High Street since 1904 selling books, stationery, games, toys and gifts.

High street store to close on 15th April 2017. Henry Ruddock was quoted in The Lincolnite :-

"The shop has not been profitable for many years, despite several attempts to keep the building and the business fresh, by refurbishment of the outside, remodelling a new (old) shop front; refurbishment of the inside; introducing toys and other products; by starting Henry’s Tea Room, and other initiatives.”

http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2017/03/ruddocks-lincoln-close-140-years/ 

DB 7 March 2017

Commercial, Ruddocks, Henry Ruddock
Lincoln, Ruddocks of Lincoln
Lincoln, Ruddocks of Lincoln
Lincoln, Ruddocks of Lincoln

Collage of signs displayed outside Ruddocks of Lincoln premises 286-287 High Street.

Danish Moot

Guild of Mercury

Shop Front Installed 2009 

DB 7 March 2017

Commercial, Ruddocks of Lincoln, Danish Moot, Mercury
Lincoln, Thorngate House
Lincoln, Thorngate House
Lincoln, Thorngate House

This commercial office block was built in St Swithin's Square in 1966.

It was considered smart and fashionable at the time of its construction.

Commercial, Thorngate House
Lincoln, Walker & Sons, Agricultural Produce and Forage Merchants
Lincoln, Walker & Sons, Agricultural Produce and Forage Merchants
Lincoln, Walker & Sons, Agricultural Produce and Forage Merchants

Advert for G.Walker & Sons, General Agricultural Produce and Forage Merchants, appearing in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1909.

Image shows 50 Sincil Street with  the company's premises extending from 47 to 50 Sincil Street.

Lincoln, Walker & Sons, Agricultural Produce and Forage Merchants