Read and share memories of Louth
Joined th Brigade for the wrong reason; it had a good football team. We often travelled to Grimsby on the floor of Mr Meanwells Bedford Dormobile but inspite of the sickly feelings we arrived with, we usually won in spectacular style. In one match we were winning 15 - 0 at half time and the referee effectively stopped the (...Read full memory)
I have fond memories of my Boys Brigade days in the huts at the rear of the chapel in Commercial Rd in the early 60s. Anyone out there with memories or photos would be please to hear from. Kind Regards, Dick Adams.
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, (...Read full memory)
Circa 1954 my dad worked with three other men employed by Louth Council on either the rebuild or refurbishment of the top spire of the Market Hall tower. I have about 10 photos taken at the top of the tower during this process. They are available to anybody interested. contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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 (...Read full memory)