Lincoln, Broadgate c.1950

Lincoln, Broadgate c.1950

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Memories of Lincoln

Fosters Field Finds

As a child in the late 50's I used live in Fairfield Street opposite the Monks Abbey. Every day after the school day was finished at Monks Road school, I used play around the Abbey ruins and Fosters field as well as the ...Read full memory

A memory of Lincoln by David Edwards

Wartime Lincoln

I was born in Gibbeson Terrace off the High street in early 1941. My first memory is hearing air raid sirens going off early in the morning, I think they were just practising. We were a poor family although my dad was doing special ...Read full memory

A memory of Lincoln by hksimpson

Born In Lincoln

I was born in Lincoln Army Barracks on 7th November 1951. I do not remember my days there apart from leaving in 1955 when we moved abroad. I did pay a visit back there in 1977 but the barracks were being taken down, I am unsure ...Read full memory

A memory of Lincoln by Maurice Mc Lean

Green Dragon Pub Lincoln

I worked on the Green Dragon pub as an apprentice electrician when it was refurbished by Lucas and sons in the late 60's early 70's .I also remember the copper bar and all the workmens names are written on an oak beam as you enter the pub. Happy days!!!

A memory of Lincoln by Rodger Frith
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History

Further south, Watling Street widens to form a market place complete with town hall and a corn exchange. The town received a market charter before 1220 and was an Anglo-Saxon fortified 'burh' since 917 AD. The town hall, built in Italianate style in 1865 with a central clocktower, is now divided into the offices belonging to the town council and other commercial concerns. To its left is the post office, located in an imposing brick fronted building of 1799. The market place still serves as a car park.

This is an excerpt from Northamptonshire Living Memories, by Martin Andrew

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