Traders in Spalding’s ‘forgotten retail area’ of Winsover Road welcomed the opening of supermarket Lidl, saying it ‘could only be a good thing’. It was thought the new store, on the site of the former Co-op, could bring prosperity to that...
Hansons – High Fashion in 1970’s

Hansons – High Fashion in 1970’s

The shop still recognisable however occupied by different businesses. The photo is the corner New Rd and Pinchbeck Rd. Source: Burtey Fen.
The Gough Map

The Gough Map

Today we visited Boston Stump and in a cabinet at the back of the church is a copy of The Gough Map. The Gough Map of Great Britain (also known as The Bodleian Map) is the oldest surviving road map of Great Britain, dating from around 1369. Drawn in pen and ink and...
John Butters since 1862

John Butters since 1862

We have been established since 1862 and have been proud to serve the people of Spalding and the surrounding areas for what is now 150 years. This is a little piece of history passed on to us recently by a customer found whilst sorting through some old bills !!! Dated...
Atton & Son, Hall Place, Spalding

Atton & Son, Hall Place, Spalding

I borrowed a lovely book called Shutting Up Shop from Boston Library yesterday. It’s about the decline of the traditional small shop. Lovely photos including this one. Atton & Son, 19 Hall Place, Spalding. Photo taken in 1982. Pictured are Christine Bamber...