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LOOKING BACK: Prince Michael and Princess Hannah enjoy Spalding’s 40th flower parade

Prince Michael Garth (9) and Princess Hannah Amess (9) enjoyed their regal roles in the 40th annual Spalding Flower Festival.

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World Book day at Surfleet Seas End Primary School.

LOOKING BACK: Celebrating World Book Day in 1998

World Book Day was celebrated at Surfleet Seas End Primary School with the visit of the area librarian for young people, Michael Darling, who held workshops.

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Private Alfred Herd

WORLD WAR ONE: War orchestra returns to Spalding

There was a musical treat for Spalding residents when the munitioneers band, the Belvedere Orchestra, played in the town.

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John Swain's shop, Long Sutton, in old times.

LOOKING BACK: Daily mail in Long Sutton boosted trade

A fairly recent housing development in Long Sutton bears the road name John Swains Way.

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Employees of Premier Foods took part in the London Marathon in 2005.

LOOKING BACK: Premier Foods’ marathon runners in 2005

Ten runners from Premier Foods completed the London Marathon, raising around £30,000 for the charity Children with leukaemia.

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Pupils of Ayscoughfee Hall School made more than �900 in a cake sale.

LOOKING BACK: Spalding pupils’ cake sale raises £900 in 2005

Kind-hearted young bakers at Ayscoughfee Hall School sold cakes to raise money to help victims of the Boxing Day 2004 tsunami.

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Flag man is crushed

There was tragedy on the streets of Spalding, as well as on the war front in April 1917, as a flagman was crushed to death in Bridge Street.

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In the Peak District

Army cadets go for gold

Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) are helping youngsters strike gold and make lasting memories with the Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award.

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Helen Lea and helpers at the last event

Another charity clubbathon to be held after success of first event

A charity Clubbathon proved so popular its organiser has decided to hold a second and is considering making it a regular event.

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Kate GIbbard (13) is crowned Moulton Chapel queen with princess Nicola King (9) in 1998

LOOKING BACK: Kate is crowned Moulton Chapel queen

Kate Gibbard (13) was chosen as Moulton Chapel’s queen and will head up the village parade.

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Fred Blow plants potatoes in the Ostler family's land at Weston Hills for the 58th consecutive year.

NOSTALGIA: Loyal Fred knew his Weston Hills spuds in 1967

Fred Blow, of Weston Hills, sowed potatoes for the 58th consecutive year at Ostlers Farm in the village.

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Sandra on the rooftop at Burghley.

Children inspired Spalding artist Sandra to paint

It was her desire to capture the likeness of her children that inspired Sandra Peck to pick up a paintbrush.

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Participants proudly hold up the results of the stained glass workshop

Artists proud of stained glass work

A Stained Glass Workshop, led by Strawberry Glass tutors Gillian and David Wing, proved to be another successful heritage skills activity organised by the Holbeach Cemetery Chapels Trustees.

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Manager Ewan McColl outside The Ivy Wall

Wethy’s comes to town in 2005

Spalding’s new pub, The Ivy Wall, opened its doors, complete with artefacts from the pub which stood on the same site years ago.

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SPALDING AT WAR: South Holland schools urged to grow food supplies

Schools were encouraged to make the most of their land by growing food to help the war effort.

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Zebra with new member  Ro Barrett

Ro earns his stripes with Zebra

The identity of long-standing local band Zebra’s new lead guitarist was revealed on Saturday night to an extremely packed and lively Lincolnshire Poacher.

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Life in Spalding and district in 1917

Life in Spalding and district in 1917

The list of war dead continued to bring misery to South Holland families in 1917, and yet some aspects of life appeared to go on as normal.

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Chris Carter.

Deeping St Nicholas farmer calls for support on chemical lobby

Sometimes, like many I would suppose, I wonder if it’s just me or is the world going just a little mad, writes Chris Carter.

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Spalding district women sought for Land Army in 1917

Spalding district women sought for Land Army in 1917

Women were being recruited for National Service in The Land Army in 1917.

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Crowland Abbey

Discover South Holland’s hidden heritage

Heritage lovers are in for a treat – a series of events to help people discover some of the fascinating venues on their doorstep take place next week.

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