Free Press print shop from the past

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This image of the old print shop for the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian was submitted by Peter Cole, of Spalding.

The photograph originally belonged to George Delahoy, who worked at the Free Press for nearly 30 years as an “outside representative”. George was 53 when he died in 1943.

The picture came into Peter’s hands on the death of George’s son Martin, a flower wholesaler until shortly before he died, aged 88.

Peter says Martin’s wife, Nellie, but known as Micky, was the first policewoman in Spalding.

Peter said: “When she married they wanted her to move and she said ‘no’ so she became the front desk person. She had 37 years with the police force in total.”