Historian recalls wartime in Long Sutton

Historian recalls wartime in Long Sutton

Local historian and author Bruce Robinson lived in Long Sutton as a child during the war years. His memoirs provide this account of increasing militarisation to counter the threat of German invasion during 1940… When I was about five, the Army moved into an...
Dutch Children visit Spalding Post War

Dutch Children visit Spalding Post War

Malcolm Pepper gives a little background to the Dutch visit. A committee was put together to help give ‘restbite’ to some Dutch children after the war. They came over, had a ‘holiday’ then went back. My Grandparents looked after a young lad...
Preparing for War – ARP Gas Test

Preparing for War – ARP Gas Test

Some well known Spaldonians undergoing a gas test on the Black Swan field. Can you identify them? Source: Spalding Free Year Book – 1939
Preparing for War – Queueing for Gas Masks

Preparing for War – Queueing for Gas Masks

Large queues at the Sessions House, Spalding, on 30th September, when the international crisis was at its height and 9500 gas masks were distributed to townspeople during the day. Source: Spalding Free Press Year Book for 1939