Celebrating South Holland life

The shops to the right of South Holland Centre are original  buildings, including the recently renovated Spalding News. Photo: SG310713-224TW
The shops to the right of South Holland Centre are original buildings, including the recently renovated Spalding News. Photo: SG310713-224TW
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The Historic Walks booklet has been produced in association with South Holland Life.

South Holland Life – www.southhollandlife.com – is a digital archive created by Chain Bridge Forge in conjunction with the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The website is designed to celebrate the history and culture of South Holland, and offers access to a huge archive of oral history, transcripts, documents and photographs.

The website is interactive, with the option to add comments and share memories on existing subjects or to submit old photographs on new topics for the archive.

The website has archive material on subjects ranging from people’s memories of the forge to the story of Spalding Flower Parade.

It also has links to the history of towns and villages in the area as well as local attractions.

Historic Walks is available for £1.50 from Chain Bridge Forge, Ayscoughfee Hall Museum, South Holland Centre and the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian reception offices in The Crescent.

The Friends of Chain Bridge Forge are also making a video of the walks, with photographs from the past running alongside the street scenes of today.