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Spalding's forgotten racecourse and how'Monks House' came by its name




We have many places in the South Holland area with weird and wonderful names – but have you ever wondered where some of these names come from?

The Monks House ward in Spalding is one of those such places – and did you know that the area also had its own racecourse?

Stuart Henderson, who has created the South Holland Miscellany series, which focuses on our area’s history and personalities, has uncovered some very interesting facts about the ward, including how it got its name.



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