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A hard life in the workhouse…

A hard life in the workhouse…

History - 1st September

Various parliamentary acts were passed during the 16th century attempting to curb begging and also to place on local parishes responsibility for providing relief for the poor.

The life of Tommy Lidgett

The life of Tommy Lidgett

History - 1st July

Tommy Lidgett was born in 1844 at Cherry Valley Farm in Rothwell, now world famous for its duck production. When he was five he walked every day to school at Caistor, a round trip of some seven miles.

Centenary of The Battle of the Somme

Centenary of The Battle of the Somme

History - 1st July

On 4th August 1914 Great Britain declared war on Germany and Austria, allied to one another through a treaty and known as The Central Powers, mobilising her small army of around 400,000 regular and territorial battalions that included five battalions from Lincolnshire.

Memories of the Far East - Major Brett Collier

Memories of the Far East - Major Brett Collier

History - 1st June

Henry Brett Collier was born in Widnes, Cheshire in 1920 and made his mark in the world as a soldier, walker and writer. ‘Brett’, as he was always known, entered teacher training college on leaving school, but at the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 he volunteered for the Army.

Butlin’s celebrates 80 years

Butlin’s celebrates 80 years

History - 1st June

It’s 80 years since the first Butlin’s holiday camp opened its doors on the east Lincolnshire coast. We look back at the life of Billy Butlin and the legacy he left.

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