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Crowland, Old Bridge 1920s
Crowland, Old Bridge 1920s
Here are my postcards of areas of Lincolnshire outlying Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Lincoln with some comments about the scenes.

This page includes Alford, Barton-on-Humber, Binbrook, Boston, Brigg, Brigsley, Caistor, Candlesby, Crowland, East Stockwith, Gainsborough, Grantham, Harpswell, Healing, Horncastle, Immingham and Keelby.



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Cottages at Alford, Lincolnshire.

A used postcard dated 12 Dec 1905.

Captain John Smith, one of the founders of Jamestown, Virginia, USA was educated at Alford.



Alford Lincolnshire, the Market Place.

A used postcard with unreadable postmark but around 1912.

The Market Charter was granted in 1283
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Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire, the Humber Bridge.

An unused postcard fron around 1980/81.

Shown nearing completion, at the time of building this was the world's longest single span bridge.



Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire, the Humber Bridge

An unused postcard probably from the 1980's.

Gives some facts about construction of the bridge.
 


Belton, Lincolnshire, Military Camp.

A used but undated postcard from around 1914.

The Army camp was located in the grounds of Belton House Park, near Grantham and became one of the largest training bases in the country.
 


Binbrook, Lincolnshire, the Parish Church of St Mary and St Gabriel.

A used postcard but date unreadable probably circa 1915.

The Church was consecrated in 1869 and contains a fine stained glass window dedicated to the relationship with the former RAF Binbrook.







Boston, Lincolnshire, St Botolph's Church, also known as the Boston Stump.

A used postcard dated 24 Decd 1912.

Building started in 1309 but was not  completed until 1390. The tower was a later addition started 1425/1430 but not completed until 1510/1520.







Boston, Lincolnshire, St Botolph's Church, also known as the Boston Stump.

A used postcard, date unreadable but circa 1920s.

A view from the opposite end to the card above.
Bradley Lincolnshire, St George's Church

An unused postcard possibly circa 1910.

The Church dates back to the 13th century and like most has had many alterations over the years. The tower does have earlier Norman features around the base.

St George's Church Website:
www.westgrimsbyteam.org/george.html




Bradley Lincolnshire, St George's Church.

A used postcard postmarked 9 Jun 1947.

This picture does show the slightly elevated position of the church from the road.
 



Brigg, Town Hall and the Angel Hotel.

An unused postcard from around 1907.

The Hotel was formerly an old Coaching Inn but is now used by the Town Council.



Brigsley, Lincolnshire, St Helen's Church

An unused postcard from around 1910

The Parish Church dates from the 11th century and of course has had various additions.


Caistor, Lincolnshire,Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul

A used postcard dated Oct 1906

The church dates back to Saxon times and an original Roman wall forms part of the boundary.



Caistor, Lincolnshire, Church St

An unused postcard but marked with a date of 6 Jan 1945.
 



Caistor, Lincolnshire, the Square

An unused postcard probably dating from the early 1970s.





Caistor, Lincolnshire, Market Place

An used postcard dated 16 Feb 1973.





Caistor, Lincolnshire, Market Place

An used postcard dated 30 Mar 1974




Candlesby Hill, Lincolnshire

A used postcard dated 21 Sep 1907





Crowland, Lincolnshire, Croyland Abbey, the Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St Bartholomew and St Guthlac.

An unused postcard difficult to date but may be 1940s.

The ruins are the remains of the former Nave of the monastery, once the largest in Lincolnshire.  



Crowland, Lincolnshire, the Old Bridge.

An unused postcard,may be 1920s.

This bridge in the town centre spanned two original water courses dispensing with the need for three bridges. It was built between 1360 and 1390 by the Monks of Croyland Abbey.




East Stockwith, Lincolnshire, the Horseferry.

An unused postcard with the image probably from around 1910 on a much later card.
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, the Aegir on the Trent

An unused postcard with the image possibly from around 1910 on a much later card.

The Trent Aegir is named after the god of the seashore or ocean in Norse mythology and like the Scandinavian sailors in the myths, river people would fear the coming of the aegir as it is very unpredicatable and would sometimes destroy ships. It usually appears during high spring tides, but as with the Severn Bore, its size can be affected by floods and rises in water levels.





Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Market St


An unused postcard with the image from around 1910 on a much later card.





Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, skating on the Trent

An unused postcasd with the image dated from the 1890s but on a much later card.






Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Freeing Trent Bridge from the Tolls

An unused postcard with the image dated 31 Mar 1932 but on a much later card.




Lea, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, village green and pump

An unused postcard with the image from around 1910 on a much later card.





Grantham, Congregational Church and Avenue Rd.

A unused postcard but has 28 Mar 1919 pencilled on the back.





Grantham, Lincolnshire, St Wulfram's known as 'Glory of Grantham'.

An unused postcard but has 28 Mar 1919 pencilled on the back.

When completed in 1300 the Tower and Spire was the tallest building in the country at 282 feet in height.

The church also boasted a 16th century chained libarary.


Harpswell, Lincolnshire, St Chad's Church.

An unused postcard possibly 1960s.

St Chad's has an Anglo-Saxon Tower and the churchyard contains World War II graves from nearby RAF Hemswell (the airfield was originally known as RAF Harpswell).




Healing, Lincolnshire, the Wesleyan Chapel

A used postcard dated 1 Jun 1908



Horncastle, Lincolnshire, St Mary's Square.

An unused postcard probably dating from around 1905.

 



Horncastle, Lincolnshire, St Mary's Church.

A used postcard dated 22 Sep 1955.

Parts of the church date back to the 13th century and a major restoration was completed in 1861.



Immingham, Lincolnshire - Deep Water Dock.

An unused postcard possibly around 1910.

Construction started in 1906, shown are the Graving Dock, Entrance Lock and General Offices



Immingham, Lincolnshire, Deep Water Dock and Coaling Jetty.

An unused postcard, difficult to date but may be around 1910.



Immingham Docks, Lincolnshire.

An unused postcard probably around 1910

A fine line-up of ships




Immingham, Lincolnshire,three scenes, Tin Town, the Dock and Chapel Lane.

A used postcard dated 6 Aug 1909.

The Port has the largest deep-sea docks in the country and during World War I was a base for early submarine warfare. Together with it's twin port of Grimsby they now form the largest port in the UK in tonnage terms.



Immingham, Lincolnshire, Parish Church of St Andrew.

An unused card of around 1910.

This fine Church is part Norman, has a 15th Century Font and uniquely has the royal coat of arms of James II (1688).



Immingham, Lincolnshire

A used postcard but with the date unreadable, probably around 1915.


Immingham, Lincolnshire, Pelham Avenue.

A used postcard, date not clear but could be 1932.




"A Summers Day in Broadway, Keelby", Lincolnshire.

A used postcard dated 5 Feb 1907.

Keelby, Lincolnshire, Council School (Victoria Road) probably early 1900s.

A real photographic card.The clarity of the card reveals when the school was built, having the date 1879 below the bell tower. Girls and Infants' School is engraved above the doorway of the building to the right. The two small boys are immaculately dressed for the photographer, J.S.Bullen, complete with caps and celluloid collars.




"The Kings Head", Victoria Rd, Keelby, Lincolnshire.

A used postcard dated 1 Sep 1918

Keelby, Lincolnshire, St Martins Place and Church Institute.

An unused postcard, the car and driver seem to be the same as in the card above so dates this as around 1918.
The cottage at the front has been replaced with a modern shop, the other with housing but the Institute built in 1897 survives as a well used Village Hall. It is Grade 2 listed.
 
Click on the Links for more of my pages
Grimsby - Part 1 Docks
Grimsby - Part 2 Roads, Streets etc
Grimsby - Part 3 People's Park, Churches, and Schools
Grimsby - Part 4 Other Buildings, Structures and multi-scene views
Cleethorpes - Part 1 Beach and Promenade areas
Cleethorpes - Part 2 All other areas and multi-scene views
Lincoln All areas
Mablethorpe, Skegness and Sutton-on-Sea Seaside Resorts other than Cleethorpes
Outlying Areas - A to K (this page) Alford, Barton-on-Humber, Belton, Binbrook, Boston, Bradley, Brigg, Brigsley, Caistor, Candlesby, Crowland, East Stockwith, Gainsborough, Grantham, Harpswell, Healing, Horncastle, Immingham and Keelby
Outlying Areas - L to Y Laceby, Little Coates, Louth, Markby, Market Rasen, Nettleton, New Waltham, Ravendale, Skirbeck, Sleaford, Somersby, Spalding, Stamford, Tattershall, Tealby, Tetney Lock, Thornton Curtis and Waltham
 

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