Louth, Lincolnshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Louth and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Photo Books on Louth

Browse 7 photo books on Louth and the surrounding area.

Stamford, Spalding And Boston Bank

My Great Grandfather was Edward Ashton, he was born at Kirkby House in Harrington Hafleet, Lincolnshire in 1850. In transcribing his son's memoirs he talks about moving back to Louth about 1889 when his father gave up farming at the Grange Farm outside Louth and accepted a position with the Stamford, Spalding ...Read full memory

A memory of Louth by Bruce Gordon

Topliss Drapers 1882 1975

I wonder if anyone remembers Topliss, 16 Mercer Row? It was there until 1975 when it was taken over by Boyes. It was probably the last shop in Britain to have a "cash railway" for taking customers' payments to the cashier and returning the change. The money travelled in a hollow wooden ball, like a croquet ball cut in ...Read full memory

A memory of Louth by Andrew Buxton

Pawnshop Passage

My paternal grandparents lived in Schoolhouse Cottages off Lee Street where we occasionally stayed on holidays, Christmas etc. There was an alleyway called "Pawnshop Passage", emerging onto Mercer Row by the bow window in the photograph (Stationers Shop then?), which we children used as a shortcut to the town centre, or ...Read full memory

A memory of Louth by Nigel Gladwin