Exhibition to encourage interest in Sutton Bridge history

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It has taken many years to collect the information used for the Histories and Anniversaries of Sutton Bridge exhibition and much of it has come from one individual, village resident Arthur Leonard.

Photographs and other information are being organised by civic society archivist Roy Ashton.

The event, which will include videos of local interest, has been funded from the designated budgets of South Holland District councillors Michael Booth and Chris Brewis.

Civic society events organiser Wendy Jeffries, who is also on the committee of the art group, says it has been organised “to join together the local villages”.

Lincolnshire Heritage will be contibuting information on Lincolnshire ports and Tom and Jenny Rowe will have a display about the proposed marina. There will also be a Now & Then type exhibition, with contemporary street scenes contrasted with those from the past.

Civic Society members – there are 20 of them who meet at Market House in Long Sutton on the third Monday of every month (7.15pm) – are hoping the free to enter event (10am to 4.30pm) might also encourage more members.