A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Lincolnshire Living Memories

Lincolnshire Living Memories

The photo 'Addlethorpe, St Nicholas Church c1955' appears in this book.

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St Nicholas' Church and the village are now bypassed from the busy A52 that thunders along towards Mablethorpe. Locally the church is known as 'the Queen of the Marsh'. Its style is classed as early Perpendicular; the chancel was taken down in 1706 and the arch filled in with brickwork. The marsh, the land immediately behind the sand hills, was used by farmers to fatten up their beef cattle on the rich grass that grew there; now thousands of caravans have taken the place of the cattle.

An extract from Lincolnshire Living Memories.

Other Memories from Addlethorpe

My great grandfather, John Foster Merril (1840-1844), was the innkeeper at the Kings Head Inn in Addlethorpe. His son, John Booth Merrill, wrote this in his memoirs: "I, John Booth Merrill, was born at Addlethorpe ... at the King's Head tavern on July 6, 1866. My father's brother Thomas Merrill visited us from the USA. It was said during the celebration I got very drunk and my mother decided a tavern was no place to ...see more

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