Geoff Dodd building one of the first Flower Parade Floats

Geoff Dodd building one of the first Flower Parade Floats

This lovely photograph shows Geoff Dodd at work building one of the first Flower Parade float’s built outside Chain Bridge Forge. The photograph probably dates from around 1960. Click this link to view probably the best Flower Parade Archive However if you can...
Fen Drainage Timeline 852 to Present Day

Fen Drainage Timeline 852 to Present Day

It’s common in South Holland to see fields bordered by drainage ditches and rivers with embankments on each side to protect the surrounding farmland. Early drainage schemes, dug manually, suffered constant delays over centuries due to political and legal...
Milestone Society

Milestone Society

The Milestone Society Established in May 2001, they aim to “identify, record, research, conserve and interpret for public benefit the milestones and other waymarkers of the British Isles”. Our members’ interests also include tollhouses, turnpike history and canal...
Listed Buildings in South Holland

Listed Buildings in South Holland

We have just added a new section to our website which has the listed buildings across South Holland. The listing shows the building its listing, a description and a link to “street view” so you can see the building. Click Here to visit these...
New Online Mapping

New Online Mapping

Drive By Websites are helping this website to map South Holland’s heritage and make it available to the community. To start with we have used Heritage Gateway information to identify our heritage assets (monuments, buildings and finds) Click Here to view. We are...
Butcher Tobias W Parsons on his delivery cart 1920’s

Butcher Tobias W Parsons on his delivery cart 1920’s

Our village butchers were T.W. Parsons and Billy Pannell. Their shops and slaughterhouses were close by the Horse & Jockey crossroads. All the work was done on the premises from killing and cutting out to sausage and pie making, and all their animals were bought...