Sutton Bridge hotel acted as a beacon for area

The Bridge Hotel
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Many will remember when travel in and out of Lincolnshire was by a single carriageway over the bridge and along the bank into Norfolk.

They will also remember how prevalent mist and fog were on their return, and how the sight of the Bridge Hotel’s illuminated sign was a comfort that the end of their journey was fast approaching.

Would it have been allowed to get into the state it is if it had been within the comfortable confines of Spalding?

How come this beacon and first hostelry in Lincolnshire is to meet its fate thanks to a wrecking ball?

Thousands danced in its ballroom, all manner of societies held meetings there, birthdays were celebrated and dinners enjoyed. It was the first choice for most of the functions held in the district.

I am sure that local councillors and other local people have done what they can, but would it, I wonder, have been allowed to get into the state it is if it had been within the comfortable confines of Spalding?

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