One of the most important public works in Holbeach for several years was the completion in 1915 of 18 houses in Fishponds Lane by the Urban District Council.
The report said the homes were “a credit” to the town and the council members who considered the plans, and would “rank as model dwellings in the district”.
The houses, built in pairs, stood on about three acres of land, so that every house had “a rood of land to itself”.
Each house contained a large front room and a good sized kitchen, which, besides a grate, contained “a copper with a patent arrangement for taking the steam away via the chimney”.
Upstairs there was one large bedroom and two smaller rooms.