The Gliderdrome dance hall in Boston is an amazing place. To people of a certain age, like me, walking into the Starlight Rooms takes you straight back to being sixteen again with all the heightened emotions that being a teenager brings.
Over 300 years ago, Gervase Markham, in his book, A Way to Get Wealth, wrote of Lincolnshire cattle, ‘their horns little and crooked, their bodies exceedingly tall, long, large, lean…’ The modern Lincoln Red has come a long way since then and is a far cry from the animal described by Markham.
William Dodd was born in Bourne in 1729 the son of the vicar. William was a bright lad who went off to Cambridge in 1746 and achieved a BA degree. But mixing with wealthier and more affluent students he also acquired a liking for the high life.
It was two years after the beginning of the Second World War that the area later to be designated as RAF Metheringham first came under the scrutiny of the Air Ministry.
Ye Olde Crowne public house in Lincoln is a familiar feature of the city centre, and has a fascinating history that illustrates the influence one property can have on a street, and how fascinating the investigation of a building’s history can be.