Extreme winter freezes Welland in Spalding

The River Welland frozen over.

The River Welland frozen over.

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A bad winter is currently being forecast, but it’s many years since we’ve had weather cold enough to freeze the River Welland.

Keith Seaton submitted this image of the river looking downstream from near Double Street.

It’s fascinating to have a glimpse of the river when ships were sailing in and out of the town with the tide, delivering goods to the warehouses along the riverbank.