R A F Waddington
R A F Waddington maps
Historic maps of R A F Waddington and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all R A F Waddington maps
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Memories of R A F Waddington
Served in Air Traffic Control
I was stationed at RAF Waddington as a Senior Aircrafts Woman In Air Traffic Control and remember the Vulcan Bomber well. They filmed the James Bond movie 'Thunderball' while I was there. I used to babysit for one of the pilots called Gerry Rippon while serving there. We had some good times in the Naafi and I have a few photos to tell the tale. I enjoyed my job working in the control tower. It would be nice to be able to contact some former friends who served with me. I shared a room with my then best friend Iris who came from Spitalgate. The room we shared was for four people but we the only ones in our room.
The Old Post Office
My grandparents, Harold and Phyllis Fenton, ran the village post office in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s from their home in the stone house opposite the Horse and Jockey Inn. My three sisters and I, daughters of Margaret Fenton and Joseph Gerard Nevin, visited with our grandparents many times during the 1950s and 1960s and early 1970s. I remember the village of Waddington as a quiet rural village with winding country lanes surrounded by green pastures, and remember especially the cows being driven up the hill past my bedroom window to go to the farm for milking. I was a very young child then and my memories of Waddington and my grandparents are very fond ones. I have not visited the village of Waddington since the mid-1970s as I feared that the inevitable urban growth and modernisation would disappoint me and distort my memories of this quiet English village I loved to visit. I am now 62 years old and reside in Kitchener-Waterloo, 80 kilometres south east... Read more
Life in Branston
I was born in Branston in 1948. I grew up there until I was 16 when we moved to Lincoln. There was a waterwheel down one of the country lanes which was very unusual, in as much as that it was horizontal rather than vertical. I believe it is still there today.
My family were quite extensive in the village and everyone knew everyone else. They were alway ready to help each other and were all very friendly.
I could play in the streets with complete safety and without fear.
We would have "Rummage Sales" in the Village Hall on a regular basis and the 1st May was always a treat with dancing round the Maypole and bands.
School sports days were always held on a Saturday and were quite a big affair.
We had a field that we named "The Hills and Hollows" that was great fun to play in. As its name suggests it was very hilly and we... Read more
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 Arboretum. Fosters field was the area where I used to find in the ground old coins and broken old clay pipes. The old coins I used to take to the museum where the old wizened old curator had them dated for me. One such coin was dated as 4th Century Roman. One day whilst digging a shallow trench looking for coins, I came across a long stone step, 4 or 5 feet long about 12" under the soil and then another one about a foot further up the field. After I had discovered 3 stone steps that followed the South to North path I went to see the museum curator and told him about my find. He told me he would tell someone important. But as the... Read more
I used to play in the abbey in the war time as then it had an air bomb shelter, we used to think that there was a tunnel under the abbey to the cathedral.
Sleeping Inside Lincoln Castle
My Grandfather, Harry Westwood, was custodian at the Castle for many years, retiring in 1966. He passed the position to his son Tom Westwood, my uncle. Tom retired in 1986. As a child I would sleep inside the castle gatehouse at weekends, but since Tom Westwood retired in 1986, I believe that the castle is now managed by Lincolnshire County Council without having a resident custodian living on ther premises.
Tony Hill ( Ex: Sincil Bank secondary school)
The Green Dragon Inn
Memories of my husband and I as managers of The Dragon in the early70s, our staff were Mary Lambert, Val Lovely (I think she has changed her name)and Pam Verges, and the lovely football players from Lincoln City, especially the Percy Freeman one, if you're all still out there I would love to hear from any old customers and friends.