Christine Hanson has met authors Hannah Hauxwell, Michael Palin, Colin Dexter, as well as Margaret Thatcher and even the Queen in her role as book seller – and publisher, of Further Aspects of Spalding and Aspects of Spalding Villages.
However, her own family has played its part in local history.
Christine’s grandparents, Jim and Ella Stennett, looked after the old Corn Exchange in Spalding, Jim acting as superintendent and Ella helping to prepare for the Tuesday corn markets.
Christine remembers they had to push all the wooden corn bins into the middle of the room once the auction was over to create a boxing ring. It was also used for dances, and Christine’s parents Gordon and Brenda Emery would go dancing there.