Scene of the River Welland from 1911

The River Welland along High Street, Spalding, in 1911.
The River Welland along High Street, Spalding, in 1911.

Geoff Taylor, chairman of The Friends of Chain Bridge Forge, submitted this 1911 image of boats on the River Welland when it was tidal, along High Street in Spalding.

The picture shows what little space there was between the river and the buildings, unlike today when pleasant footpaths run along both sides of most of the river as it goes through the town.