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"Comrades in Misfortune"
"Comrades in Misfortune"

This postcard of ‘Comrades in Misfortune’, depicting thee men in Kirton in Lindsey, was posted in 1904.

The message on the back refers to these Kirton in Lindsey men seen ‘here every day: one eye, one arm, one leg’.

Kirton Lindsey, comrades in misfortune
Ancaster, Oddfellows Hall, Ermine Street
Ancaster, Oddfellows Hall, Ermine Street
Ancaster, Oddfellows Hall, Ermine Street

Former Oddfellows' Hall now the Parish Hall.

"Odd Fellows, or Oddfellows, also Odd Fellowship or Oddfellowship, is an international fraternity consisting of lodges first documented in 1730 in London"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odd_Fellows 

DB 9 March 2019 

Ancaster, Oddfellows Hall, Ermine Street
Ancaster, Oddfellows Hall, Ermine Street
Ancaster, Oddfellows Hall, Ermine Street
Ancaster, Oddfellows Hall, Ermine Street

Hand & Heart Lodge 1900.

DB 9 March 2019

Ancaster, Oddfellows Hall, Ermine Street
Barkston, RAF Barkston Heath, Lincoln Ramblers
Barkston, RAF Barkston Heath, Lincoln Ramblers
Barkston, RAF Barkston Heath, Lincoln Ramblers

Lincoln Group Ramblers' Association outside RAF Barkson Heath.

Base was home to No.25 Squadron operating Bloodhound surface-to-air guided missiles. Left Barkston in July 1989. 

DB 1989 

Barkston, RAF Barkston Heath, Bloodhound surface-to-air guided missiles, Ramblers' Association
Gainsborough, Model Railway Society, Florence Terrace
Gainsborough, Model Railway Society, Florence Terrace
Gainsborough, Model Railway Society, Florence Terrace

"The building of the present railway commenced in 1953, and has now become one of the largest 'O' gauge model railways of its kind in the country.

Based on the East Coast Main Line from London Kings Cross to Leeds Central, the railway covers 2500 square feet, has over 1200 feet of main line track and needs ten operators"

http://www.gainsboroughmodelrailway.co.uk/index.html 

Building was formerly part of the Holy Trinity Schools which closed on 23 July 1930.

https://www.lincstothepast.com/GAINSBOROUGH-HOLY-TRINITY-SCHOOLS/781090.record?pt=S 

DB 27 December 2014

Gainsborough, Model Railway Society, Florence Terrace, Holy Trinity Schools
Gainsborough, Model Railway Society, Florence Terrace
Gainsborough, Model Railway Society, Florence Terrace
Gainsborough, Model Railway Society, Florence Terrace

'O' gauge model of London King's Cross railway station.

http://www.gainsboroughmodelrailway.co.uk/index.html 

DB 27 December 2014

Gainsborough, Model Railway Society, Florence Terrace, London King's Cross
Heighington, Fen Road Chapel members
Heighington, Fen Road Chapel members
Heighington, Fen Road Chapel members
Heighington Fen Road Methodist Chapel members in George Capps’s lorry on Good Friday in the mid-1950s.
Heighington, Fen Road Chapel group, George Capps
Heighington, Garratt's Boys School
Heighington, Garratt's Boys School
Heighington, Garratt's Boys School

Pupils of Garratt's Boys School in the 1920s.

The Master is Mr Simmons.

The chalkboard appears to carry the lettering "Heighington Endowed School 1922".

Heighington, Garratt's Boys School, Simmons
Ingoldsby, Odd Fellows
Ingoldsby, Odd Fellows
Ingoldsby, Odd Fellows

The Odd Fellows' Hall was built in 1870.

"Odd Fellows, or Oddfellows, also Odd Fellowship or Oddfellowship is an international fraternity consisting of lodges first documented in 1730 in London"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odd_Fellows 

DB 18 February 2019

Ingoldsby, Odd Fellows Hall
Ingoldsby, Odd Fellows
Ingoldsby, Odd Fellows
Ingoldsby, Odd Fellows

Odd Fellows banner displayed in St Bartholomew's Church.

Embroidered about 1875 with the word Queen replaced by King after Queen Victoria's death

DB 18 February 2019

Ingoldsby, Odd Fellows, Banner
Leadenham, Baby Show
Leadenham, Baby Show
Leadenham, Baby Show
Undated photograph
Leadenham, baby show
Louth, Mansion House & later The Mechanics' Institute, Upgate
Louth, Mansion House & later The Mechanics' Institute, Upgate
Louth, Mansion House & later The Mechanics' Institute, Upgate

Blue plaque on the wall of The Mansion House.

DB 7 March 2018 

Louth, Mansion House, Mechanics' Institute, Upgate, reading room
Rauceby Hall VAD Hospital
Rauceby Hall VAD Hospital
Rauceby Hall VAD Hospital

Rauceby Hall was used as a Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital during WW1.

Unposted postcard by T. Upton of Sleaford

South Rauceby, hospital, VAD
Scopwick, School Photograph
Scopwick, School Photograph
Scopwick, School Photograph

Staff and pupils of Scopwick Primary School, probably c.1960.

David Robinson Collection

Scopwick, Primary School photograph
Scunthorpe, Gas Masks
Scunthorpe, Gas Masks
Scunthorpe, Gas Masks

Pupils of Henderson Avenue School doing gas mask drill in September 1939 (Photo Scunthorpe Star)

David Robinson Collection

Scunthorpe, gas masks world war two, Henderson Avenue School
Scunthorpe, Home Guard 1944
Scunthorpe, Home Guard 1944
Scunthorpe, Home Guard 1944

A photograph of the leading officers of Scunthorpe’s Home Guard in 1944.

Back Row: Capt H Lithgow (Liaison), Lieut G E Shaw (Accountant), Capt H Kirman MBE (C D Liaison), Lieut E R S Watson (Intelligence), Lieut J H Waterlow (Signals);

Front Row: Major J E Oldroyd (Training), Col J G T Eccles (Sector Commander), Capt J Stonard (Adjutant), Mrs M Ashton (Secretary)

David Robinson Collection

Scunthorpe, Home Guard
Scunthorpe, Special Constables WW2
Scunthorpe, Special Constables WW2
Scunthorpe, Special Constables WW2

Special Constables outside the Police Station in High Street East, Scunthorpe (undated photograph)

David Robinson Collection

Scunthorpe, Special Constables
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre

"The Thorpe Camp Preservation Group established the Visitor Centre in 1988 to commemorate those Airmen who flew from the airfield in World War II"

http://thorpecamp.wixsite.com/visitorscentre 

"The centre was formerly part of No.1 Communal Site, RAF Woodhall Spa"

Buildings have been restored and a large collection of artifacts are displayed. 

DB 11 July 2015

Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Preservation Group, RAF Woodhall Spa
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre

1940's re-enactment weekend 2015 attended by living history re-enactor groups from around the country 

DB 11 July 2015

Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp, 1940's re-enactment
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre

1940's re-enactment weekend 2015 attended by living history re-enactor groups from around the country 

DB 11 July 2015

Tattershall Thorpe, Thorpe Camp, 1940's re-enactment
Thorpe Fendykes, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Thorpe Fendykes, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Thorpe Fendykes, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

This photograph is thought to have been taken in front of the first Wesleyan Chapel, which seated only 50 and was built here in 1838.

It was demolished in 1920s and the site is now occupied by a large barn.

It is located at NGR TF 451604 in Thorpe St Peter parish - also known as Thorpe St Peter Fen.

Photo of chapel members c.1900

Thorpe St Peter,
Welbourn, Home Guard
Welbourn, Home Guard
Welbourn, Home Guard

The body of men who made up the village's Home Guard in World War 2.

Welbourn, Home Guard