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Lincoln, Arboretum
Lincoln, Arboretum
Lincoln, Arboretum

The Arboretum in Lincoln opened in 1872.

The lion statue was the gift of F. J. Clarke, businessman and four-times mayor of Lincoln. It was made from composition stone by Austin and Seeley of London.

undated postcard

Streets, Lincoln Arboretum, F J Clarke, Auston & Seeley, lion statue
Lincoln, Arboretum, Cafe & Lodge
Lincoln, Arboretum, Cafe & Lodge
Lincoln, Arboretum, Cafe & Lodge

"Gate lodge and refreshment room. 1872. Probably designed by Edward Milner ...

This building was built to serve the Arboretum which was laid out between 1869 and 1972, to the designs of the improtant Victorian garden designer Edward Milner"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388698 

DB 16 September 2019 

Lincoln, Cafe, Gate, Lodge, Arboretum, Edward Milner
Lincoln, Arboretum, Fountain
Lincoln, Arboretum, Fountain
Lincoln, Arboretum, Fountain

The fountain is center image and jets of water should be rising from top of the structure - unfortunately not working.

Local signage states :-

"The Lake is a key feature of The Arboretum.

The designer Edward Milner intended it to be both an ornamental and practical feature as it was designed to collect water from the many springs on the site.

The Fountain was erected in 1911, 39 years after ,the opening of The Arboretum, to celebrate the inauguration of Lincoln's new water supply from Elksley Water Works.

The introduction of the new water supply was greeted with great celebration and the fountain is composed of cores taken from the bore hole at Elksley" 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Arboretum, Fountain
Lincoln, Arboretum, Green Plaque Amy Beechey
Lincoln, Arboretum, Green Plaque Amy Beechey
Lincoln, Arboretum, Green Plaque Amy Beechey

Amy Beechey is buried in Newport Cemetery where local signage states :-

"Also buried in this cemetery is Amy Beechey, the mother of eight sons who all fought in the First World War, though only three returned after the Armistice.

When presented to the King and Queen and honoured for her great sacrifice she said to Queen Mary: "It was no sacrifice, Ma'am, I did not give them willingly"

DB 30 December 2019

Lincoln, Arboretum, Green Plaque, Amy Beechey
Lincoln, Arboretum, Shelter
Lincoln, Arboretum, Shelter
Lincoln, Arboretum, Shelter

"Shelter. Late C19. Made by Lockerbie & Wilson of Birmingham. Cast-iron, with ogee zinc sheet roof"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388690 

DB 16 September 2019  

Lincoln, Shelter, Arboretum, Lockerbie & Wilson
Lincoln, Arboretum, Statue of Lion
Lincoln, Arboretum, Statue of Lion
Lincoln, Arboretum, Statue of Lion

"Statue of lion. 1872. By Austin & Seeley. Presented by FJ Clarke"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388691

Francis Jonathan Clarke (1841-1888) was a successful Lincoln High Street chemist, and Mayor of Lincoln 3 times, 1878-9, 1883-4, 1884-5.

Famous for Clarke's Blood Mixture.

http://www.itsaboutlincoln.co.uk/the-arboretum.html

All Saints Church, Monks Road just visible in the background, in the gap between the trees.

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Arboretum, Statue of Lion, Francis Jonathan Clarke
Lincoln, Boultham Park Road, Boultham War Memorial
Lincoln, Boultham Park Road, Boultham War Memorial
Lincoln, Boultham Park Road, Boultham War Memorial

At the Junction of Dixon Street & Boultham Park Road.

Unveiled 11 November 1922 when Boultham was still a separate parish and not yet part of Lincoln. 

DB 4 February 2019 

Lincoln, Boultham, War Memorial
Lincoln, Broadgate
Lincoln, Broadgate
Lincoln, Broadgate

Broadgate, the principal north-south street parallel to Lincoln's High Street, gives an impressive, uninterrupted view of the Cathedral.

In the foreground is the junction between Clasketgate & Silver Street (to the left), Monks Road (right) and Lindum Hill (ahead).

This is a postcard of a painting by Arthur C Payne, probably dating from the inter-war period.

Undated postcard

Lincoln, Broadgate, Arthur Payne, Cathedral,
Lincoln, Broadgate
Lincoln, Broadgate
Lincoln, Broadgate

A view of Broadgate, looking north, but from lower down the street. On the left is the Drill Hall, built by William Watkins in 1890.

Frith postcard, 1939

Streets, Lincoln Broadgate, William Watkins
Lincoln, Canwick Road New Cemetery, Lodge
Lincoln, Canwick Road New Cemetery, Lodge
Lincoln, Canwick Road New Cemetery, Lodge

Kelly's Directory 1909 mentions that in 1897 a further piece of ground, near the Old Cemetery and containing some 10 acres, was opened as an additional burial ground, at a cost of £5,500

DB 2 February 2019

Lincoln, Canwick Road New Cemetery, Lodge
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery

The cemetery was laid out by Henry Goddard in 1856. 

Kelly's Directory 1909 states "A Burial Board, representing the nine parishes forming the southern and western portions of the city, was constituted in 1856, but in 1907 the control of the cemeteries was assumed by the Corporation, which now acts as the Burial Authority for the city.

The Cemetery, in Canwick road, containing about 15 acres, was opened in Aug. 1856

This ground, together with the superintendent's lodge and two chapels in the Early English style, cost upwards of £6,000"

DB 2 February 2019

Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Goddard
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Entrance & Lodge
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Entrance & Lodge
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Entrance & Lodge

Entrance to the cemetery from Canwick Road with Lodge visible in the background.

"Lodge and adjoining outbuilding. 1856. By Michael Drury"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388478 

DB 02 February 2019

Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Michael Drury
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Mortuary
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Mortuary
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Mortuary

"Mortuary on north side of the Old Cemetery ... Mortuary, now a mess room. 1856. Probably by Michael Drury ...  The cemetery was laid out by Henry Goddard"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388479 

DB 26 August 2019

Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Michael Drury
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Mortuary Chapels
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Mortuary Chapels
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Mortuary Chapels

"Pair of former chapels, now disused. 1856. By Michael Drury"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388477 

Church of England chapel to the left and Nonconformist chapel to the right. 

Surrounded by fencing the chapels are in a very poor state of maintenance. 

DB 26 August 2019

Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Mortuary Chapels, Michael Drury
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Mortuary Chapels
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Mortuary Chapels
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Mortuary Chapels

A second view of the mortuary chapels.

DB 2 February 2019

Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Mortuary Chapels
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Robert Robey
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Robert Robey
Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Robert Robey

Monument to Robert Robey, founder of Robey & Co, who died in 1876.

"Robeys rapidly became an important employer in Lincoln and by 1865 were employing 114 men. The works covered a total area along Canwick Road of seven acres and around 1870 the name of Perseverance Ironworks was changed to the Globe Works"

"Robeys were makers of steam motor wagons, tractors and ploughs and in the First World War manufactured aircraft. The company was purchased by Babcock International in 1984"

"In the firm's last years before final closure in February 1988, production was mainly of boilers in oil, gas or solid fuel fired versions which were made in larger numbers"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robey_%26_Co 

DB 2 February 2019

Lincoln, Canwick Road Old Cemetery, Robert Robey
Lincoln, Castle Hill
Lincoln, Castle Hill
Lincoln, Castle Hill

The area between Exchequer Gate and the Castle in Lincoln, known as Castle Hill, is cobbled.

The timber-framed building on the corner of Bailgate, formerly a bank and now the local tourist office, has two overhangs and three gables.

On the north side of the hill towards the castle are fine 18th and 19th century houses.

Undated postcard

Lincoln, Castle Hill, Castle, Bailgate,
Lincoln, Castle Square
Lincoln, Castle Square
Lincoln, Castle Square

View of Castle Hill or Castle Square taken from the East Gate of the Castle looking east towards Exchequergate and the Cathedral.

Frith postcard, 1939

Streets, Lincoln Castle Square
Lincoln, Chapel Lane
Lincoln, Chapel Lane
Lincoln, Chapel Lane

Newport Hall listed in Ruddock's Directory of the City of Lincoln 1919 "Newport Hall School for Cookery".

Date stone reads 1876. 

DB 7 August 2020

Lincoln, Chapel Lane, Newport Hall
Lincoln, Clasketgate
Lincoln, Clasketgate
Lincoln, Clasketgate

Silvergate House the Co-operative Department store just visible on the right in this image, with T&C Robinson's Country store in the center, and Langleys Solicitors to the left.

None of these businesses are still trading from the same location. 

5 April 1993

Lincoln, Clasketgate, Silvergate House, Co-operative, T&C Robinson, Langleys Solicitors
Lincoln, Cornhill
Lincoln, Cornhill
Lincoln, Cornhill

Image taken in 1993 showing the former Cornhill Tourist Information Office.

On 13 November 2014 the BBC reported 

"In March, the City of Lincoln Council announced it was going to close both of Lincoln's Tourist Information Centre's as part of annual budget savings of £2.5 million. This proved controversial with Visit Britain calling the plans short sighted.

Lincoln Business Improvement Group - known as BIG then came forward and said they would take over the running of the Castle Square site, but there would be less hours and fewer staff.

The closure of the Cornhill centre is being brought forward to mid-June"

1993

Lincoln, Cornhill, Tourist Information
Lincoln, Drury Lane
Lincoln, Drury Lane
Lincoln, Drury Lane

The view is from the former hospital, later Chad Varah House, in Wordsworth Street looking down on Drury Lane, which sweeps from side to side.

Lincoln Castle's Observatory Tower is in the centre background; the East Gate to the extreme right; Lucy Tower to the left.

For centuries both houses and businesses were situated close to the Castle walls.  The building with the tall chimney houses the Drury Lane Brewery.

1930s photograph

Lincoln Streets, Drury Lane, Castle, Drury Lane Brewery, Observatory Tower
Lincoln, Exchequer Gate, Sophie Wells&nbspGold Post Box
Lincoln, Exchequer Gate, Sophie Wells Gold Post Box
Lincoln, Exchequer Gate, Sophie Wells Gold Post Box

The plaque reads "This post box has been painted gold by Royal Mail to celebrate Sophie Wells Gold Medal winner London 2012 Olympic Games Equestrian: Team, Open".

Over 100 post boxes, throughout the country, were painted gold by Royal Mail to celebrate every Team GB and Paralympics GB gold medal won during the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

Sophie Wells from Lincoln won a team gold and two individual silver medals at the Paralympic Games.

DB 27 February 2018 

Lincoln, Exchequer Gate, Gold, Post Box, Sophie Wells
Lincoln, Gas Lighter
Lincoln, Gas Lighter
Lincoln, Gas Lighter
Lighting gas lamps in Lincoln’s streets was a regular daily routine. This photograph was taken in Cheviot Street in 1931.
Streets, Gas Lighter
Lincoln, Greestone Steps
Lincoln, Greestone Steps
Lincoln, Greestone Steps

Greestone Steps link Lindum Hill with Greestone Place and the Cathedral Precinct.

The steps begin alongside the former Christ's Hospital Girls High School (left) and reach the Tithe Barn (also left) as they broaden out into Greestone (or Grecian) Place.

1930s photograph

Lincoln Streets, Greestone Steps
Lincoln, Guildhall Street
Lincoln, Guildhall Street
Lincoln, Guildhall Street

North side of Guildhall street showing Lincoln's Main Post Office in the distance and Clarks Shoe Shop in the foreground.

Striped barber's pole denoting Deeks Haidressers on a first floor in between.

By 2018 the Main Post Office had become The Mailbox public house, Clarks Shoe Shop had become Charles Clinkard Footwear, and Deeks Barbers Shop had become The Beauty Loft. 

4 February 1993 

Lincoln, Guildhall Street, Post Office
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street

Valentine's post card with an indecipherable postmark.

Looking north along High Street past the Stonebow, past the tower of tower of St. Peter-at-Arches (demolished 1932) and towards the Cathedral. 

Kelly's Directory 1905 describes the church "St. Peter-at-Arches, or the Corporation church, built in 1724, at a cost of £3,748, is a spacious rectangular building of stone, in the Classic style, consisting of nave, with semi-circular eastern apse, aisles and a western tower with balustraded parapet surmounted by four large crosses and urns and containing a clock and a magnificent peal of 8 bells"

Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street

View along High Street from a position just north of the  Guildhall and Stonebow.

White's Directory 1856 states "The Butter Market in High street, near St. Peter's-at-Arches, was erected in 1736, during the mayoralty of John Lobsey, Esq., who obtained an act of common council for the cessation of the city feasts, during ten years, and thus saving £1000 for the erection of this market place, over which the City Assembly Rooms were built in 1757. It is used on market days for the sale of butter, eggs, poultry, &c.”

Both the Butter Market and St. Peter's-at-Arches now both demolished.

Postcard postmarked 18 November 1910

Lincoln, High Street, Buttermarket
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street

This view of the High Street looks northwards from the top floor of the present Lloyds Bank.

To the right of the Stonebow in the middle distance can be seen the tower of St Peter at Arches and the Cathedral.

In the centre foreground is the stone obelisk which stood on the eastern side of the High Bridge.

Undated postcard

Lincoln, High Street, Stonebow, obelisk,
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street

Shops on the High Bridge, Lincoln, viewed from the south-east.

The date is after the 1902 restoration, probably in the 1920s.

Postcard

Lincoln, High Street, High Bridge,
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street

Another view of the High Street looks northwards from the top floor of the present Lloyds Bank or an adjacent building.

To the right of the Stonebow in the middle distance can be seen the tower of St Peter at Arches (see above) and the Cathedral.

In the centre foreground is the stone obelisk which stood on the eastern side of the High Bridge.

Undated postcard

Lincoln, High Street, Stonebow, St Peter at Arches, obelisk,
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street

Looking north up High Street with the tower of St Mark's Church showing on the left-hand side.

The small street in the left foreground is Anchor Street; Portland Street is a little further along on the right.

1930s postcard

Lincoln Streets, High Street
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street

Looking north with a view of J.Ruddock's shop front in 1993.

The BBC reported on 15 April 2017 that

"A family-owned shop has closed its doors for the last time after about 150 years of trading under the same name.

Ruddocks of Lincoln has been on its present site on the city's High Street since 1904 selling stationery, games, toys and gifts.

Henry Ruddock, the owner, said: "Costs are going up and business declining".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-39608003 

1 April 1993

Lincoln, High Street, J.Ruddock
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street

High Street looking south at the junction with Guildhall Street.

Memories of Littlewoods and the Midland Bank.

At one time Littlewoods was the largest family-owned firm in the UK. The closure of 119 Littlewoods stores was announced in 2005.

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

By 1934 Midland was the largest deposit bank in the world. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange, and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index, but in June 1992, it was taken over by HSBC Holdings plc, who phased out the Midland Bank name by June 1999, in favour of HSBC Bank.

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

4 February 1993

Lincoln, High Street, Littlewoods, Midland Bank
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street

The Mall Shopping Centre on the west side of upper High Street completely disappeared in 2015(?) to be replaced by Wildwood Restaurant. 

1 April 1993

Lincoln, High Street, The Mall
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street

Boots the Chemists original Lincoln shop at the junction between High Street and Clasketgate.

At one time there was a cafe on the top floor with live music to entertain customers.

Being used as a Job Centre in 1993. 

5 April 1993

Lincoln, High Street, Boots the Chemists, Job Centre
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street
Lincoln, High Street

Curtis, British Gas & Radio Rentals shops visible in this view at the junction of High Street with Silver Street.

Curtis of Lincoln still present at No. 2 Silver Street. Company traces its beginnings as a pork butcher in the 1800s. 

http://www.curtisoflincoln.com/about/ 

British Gas has undergone many changes since privatisation in 1986 and no longer has a High Street presence.

Radio Rentals is no longer trading - the urge to rent instead of buy reduced as domestic electronics became cheaper and more reliable, with greater use of integrated circuits and better design methods.

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

5 April 1993

Lincoln, High Street, Curtis of Lincoln, Radio Rentals
Lincoln, Lee Road, Edward VII Pillar Post Box
Lincoln, Lee Road, Edward VII Pillar Post Box
Lincoln, Lee Road, Edward VII Pillar Post Box

Lincoln has a good selection of Victorian, George V, George VI and Elizabeth II post boxes however only a few from the reign of Edward VII (1901-1910).

No known Edward VIII (1936) boxes in Lincolnshire? 

DB 8 November 2018

Lincoln, Lee Road, Edward IV, Pillar Post Box
Lincoln, Linton Place
Lincoln, Linton Place
Lincoln, Linton Place

This small terrace was off the lower High Street close to St Peter at Gowt’s Church.

Like most industrial cities which expanded rapidly in the nineteenth century, Lincoln had large areas of back-to-back, high density housing.

Linton Place was demolished in the 1930s.

Postcard, 1901

Streets, Lincoln, Linton Place, St Peter Gowts
Lincoln, Lower High Street
Lincoln, Lower High Street
Lincoln, Lower High Street

This section of Lincoln's High Street has changed little in the half century or so since this photograph was taken.

St Mary's Guildhall, on the right, built in the 12th century, has had many uses over the years.

It is owned by the City Council and leased to Lincoln Civic Trust, who restored the building in 1984.

A section of the original Roman Fosse way - complete with wheel ruts - can be viewed through a glass panel in the main ground floor room.

Undated postcard

Lincoln, Lowere High Street, St Mary's Guiildhall, Civic Trust,
Lincoln, Minster Yard, Victorian Pillar Post Box
Lincoln, Minster Yard, Victorian Pillar Post Box
Lincoln, Minster Yard, Victorian Pillar Post Box

Situated next to The Chancery and opposite the east end of the Cathedral.

"In 1853 the first pillar box in the United Kingdom was installed at Botchergate, Carlisle"

"Green was adopted as the standard colour for the early Victorian post boxes"

"The first boxes to be painted red were in London in July 1874"

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

DB 27 September 2018

Lincoln, Minster Yard, Pillar Post Box
Lincoln, Monks Road
Lincoln, Monks Road
Lincoln, Monks Road

Postcard dated 1907.

Looking east along Monks Road. Arboretum entrance on the left and All Saints Church visible in the distance.

Lincoln, Monks Road, Postcard
Lincoln, Newark Road, Bracebridge War Memorial
Lincoln, Newark Road, Bracebridge War Memorial
Lincoln, Newark Road, Bracebridge War Memorial

Bracebridge had its own war memorial as it was not then part of the city.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states

"BRACEBRIDGE is a parish and rapidly increasing and pleasant village on the river Witham, 2 miles south from Lincoln"

In this image the Red Arrows, Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, can just be seen practicing a loop in the background. 

DB 28 January 2019

Lincoln, Bracebridge War Memorial, Newark Road, red arrows
Lincoln, Newport Cemetery
Lincoln, Newport Cemetery
Lincoln, Newport Cemetery

War memorial surrounded by war graves.

"During the First World War, the 4th Northern General Hospital was at the Grammar School in Lincoln.

The hospital had 1,400 beds and during the course of the war, admissions numbered 45,000.

Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery, which was near the hospital, contains 139 First World War burials, almost 90 of them forming a war graves plot.

During the Second World War, this plot was extended and most of the 120 burials from this period were made there.

The rest of the graves from both wars are scattered throughout the cemetery"

https://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/41578/Lincoln%20(Newport)%20Cemetery 

DB 24 December 2019

Lincoln, Newport Cemetery, War Memorial
Lincoln, Newport Cemetery, Charles Sharpe VC
Lincoln, Newport Cemetery, Charles Sharpe VC
Lincoln, Newport Cemetery, Charles Sharpe VC

Charles Richard Sharpe VC (2 April 1889 – 17 February 1963) originally from Pickworth.

"He was an Acting Corporal in the 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, British Army and 26 years old when the following deed took place during the Battle of Aubers Ridge in First World War for which he was awarded the VC.

On 9 May 1915 at Rouges Bancs, France, Corporal Sharpe was in charge of a blocking party sent forward to take a portion of the German trench.

He was the first to reach the enemy's position and using bombs with great effect he himself cleared them out of a trench 50 yards (46 m) long.

By this time all his party had fallen and he was then joined by four other men with whom he attacked the enemy with bombs and captured a further trench 250 yards (230 m) long"

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

DB 21 December 2019 

Lincoln, Newport Cemetery, Charles Sharpe, VC, Victoria Cross
Lincoln, Priorygate
Lincoln, Priorygate
Lincoln, Priorygate

"The Rest" on the corner of Priorygate and Eastgate.

"House, now offices. Late C17, remodelled with sham timber framing c1900".

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388740  

To the left on Eastgate is the entrance to the Cathedral Works Department.

To the right on Priorygate is a "Former public house (the Elephant Inn), and adjoining house. Now the cathedral Clerk of Works office. 1695 and early C18, altered 1825, late C19 and 1929"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388531 

DB 14 March 2016 

Lincoln, Priorygate, The Rest, Elephant Inn
Lincoln, Priorygate, Priorygate Arch
Lincoln, Priorygate, Priorygate Arch
Lincoln, Priorygate, Priorygate Arch

"Built in 1816 from the old materials of the C14 gatehouse which stood approx. 50m farther north"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388683 

DB 7 August 2020 

Lincoln, Priorygate Arch
Lincoln, Saltergate
Lincoln, Saltergate
Lincoln, Saltergate

Image taken in 1993 showing the former Co-op Bank which closed 24th May 2018.

"The Still" public house is visible further along Saltergate.

5 April 1993

Lincoln, Saltergate, Co-op Bank
Lincoln, Silver Street
Lincoln, Silver Street
Lincoln, Silver Street

Silver Street showing National & Provincial and Abbey National branches.

There has been much consolidation in the financial industry since 1993 with many fewer bank and building society branches in Lincoln.

Abbey National took over National & Provincial in 1996. 

Abbey National was the first building society in the United Kingdom to demutualise and in 2004, it became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Spanish Santander Group.

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

Banner advertising a Lincoln Gilbert and Sullivan Society production of Bizet's "Carmen" at the Theater Royal.

The society was formed in 1963 and dissolved in 1999.

https://www.lincstothepast.com/Lincoln-Gilbert-and-Sullivan-Society/882854.record?pt=S 

5 April 1993 

Lincoln, Silver Street, Lincoln Gilbert and Sullivan Society, National & Provincial, Abbey National
Lincoln, Silver Street
Lincoln, Silver Street
Lincoln, Silver Street

View along Silver Street showing the former Lincolnshire Co-op Department Store.

https://www.lincolnshire.coop/about-us/our-history 

Victorian "VR" post box visible at the junction with Bank Street. 

5 April 1993 

Lincoln, Silver Street, Lincolnshire Co-op Department Store
Lincoln, Sincil Bank, Lincoln City Football Club
Lincoln, Sincil Bank, Lincoln City Football Club
Lincoln, Sincil Bank, Lincoln City Football Club

Looking from the St Andrews Stand towards the Lincolnshire Co-operative Stand directly opposite.

Sincil Bank Stadium has been the home of Lincoln City since 1895.

DB 30 March 2018 

Sincil Bank, Lincoln City Football Club
Lincoln, Sincil Bank, Lincoln City Football Club
Lincoln, Sincil Bank, Lincoln City Football Club
Lincoln, Sincil Bank, Lincoln City Football Club

Goal mouth action in a match with Newport County.

"Founded in 1884, Lincoln City F.C. won the Midland League in 1889–90, their first full season playing league football. They moved on from the Football Alliance to become founder members of the Football League Second Division in 1892"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Lincoln_City_F.C. 

DB 24 March 2012

Sincil Bank, Lincoln City Football Club
Lincoln, Sincil Bank, Lincoln City Football Club, Mascot
Lincoln, Sincil Bank, Lincoln City Football Club, Mascot
Lincoln, Sincil Bank, Lincoln City Football Club, Mascot

Lining up with the club mascot prior to a game with Exeter City which Lincoln won 3-2. 

"Lincoln City Football Club are nicknamed 'The Imps'. An image of the Lincoln Imp appears on their crest, and 'Poacher the Imp' serves as club mascot"

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

DB 30 March 2018

Sincil Bank, Lincoln City Football Club, imp
Lincoln, Sincil Street
Lincoln, Sincil Street
Lincoln, Sincil Street

Redmaynes Sports Shop, on the corner of Sincil Street and Norman Street, prominent in this view from 1993.

The area has been much affected 2017/19 by construction of the new city bus station.

2 April 1993

Lincoln, Sincil Street, Redmaynes
Lincoln, South Common
Lincoln, South Common
Lincoln, South Common

Postcard dated 1905.

Many factory chimneys visible in this image but none still in existence.

Lincoln, South Common, Poscard
Lincoln, South Park
Lincoln, South Park
Lincoln, South Park

This Edwardian postcard depicts South Park with the lower slopes of South Common to the right.

South Common, a site of nature conservation importance, covers an area of 80 hectares between Canwick Road and Cross O'Cliff Hill.

Its southern boundary rises steeply to the limestone edge.

 

Lincoln, South Park, South Common,
Lincoln, South Park, Police Out-Station
Lincoln, South Park, Police Out-Station
Lincoln, South Park, Police Out-Station

Former Police Station.

Ruddock's Directory of the City of Lincoln 1919 has an entry "City Police Out-Station John W. Clarke, constable-in-charge". 

DB 12 February 2019

Lincoln, South Park, Police Out Station
Lincoln, St Benedict's Square, War Memorial
Lincoln, St Benedict's Square, War Memorial
Lincoln, St Benedict's Square, War Memorial

"War memorial. 1922. By Montague Hall"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388747 

Church of St Benedict visible in the background. 

DB 26 February 2019

Lincoln, St Benedict's Square, War Memorial, Montague Hall
Lincoln, St Giles, Shops
Lincoln, St Giles, Shops
Lincoln, St Giles, Shops

Much of the St Giles’ estate was developed in the 1920s and 1930s, though a small section had been built near the Wragby Road just before the First World War.

The shopping centre, dominated by the Lincoln Co-operative Society’s grocer’s, butcher’s and chemist’s shops, was built in the 1930s.

Undated postcard

Streets, Lincoln St Giles, Shops
Lincoln, St Swithun's&nbspSquare
Lincoln, St Swithun's Square
Lincoln, St Swithun's Square

The church of St Swithun is to the left and Broadgate at the end of the street.

Postcard, 1920

Streets, Lincoln, Silver Street, St Swithun
Lincoln, Steep Hill
Lincoln, Steep Hill
Lincoln, Steep Hill

This, the steepest section of the old street linking lower and upper parts of the city, remains largely unchanged.

1920s photograph

Lincoln Streets, Steep Hill
Lincoln, Steep Hill
Lincoln, Steep Hill
Lincoln, Steep Hill

Iconic timber framed building is known as The Harlequin.

"Former public house ...

Late C15, altered C19, restored mid C20"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388778 

Most recently functioned as an antiquarian book shop - building has been refurbished but as of October 2018 is standing empty.

4 January 1993

Lincoln, Steep Hill, Harlequin
Lincoln, Steep Hill, Boundary Stone
Lincoln, Steep Hill, Boundary Stone
Lincoln, Steep Hill, Boundary Stone

Boundary stone on the east side of Steep Hill.

Local signage states "In the 18th century, boundary stones were erected at city gates, to the indicate the point where the town council's authority ended and that of the constable of the castle began.

The constable controlled the entire Bail, the upper Roman city that became the first castle bailey.

The boundary stones can still be found at Newport, Eastgate and here on Steep Hill. Only in 1835 did the city council gain authority over the Bail".

DB 20 January 2020

Lincoln, Steep Hill, Boundary Stone
Lincoln, Steep Hill, Boundary Stone
Lincoln, Steep Hill, Boundary Stone
Lincoln, Steep Hill, Boundary Stone

Modern replacement boundary stone on the west side of Steep Hill.

Local signage states "In the 18th century, boundary stones were erected at city gates, to the indicate the point where the town council's authority ended and that of the constable of the castle began.

The constable controlled the entire Bail, the upper Roman city that became the first castle bailey.

The boundary stones can still be found at Newport, Eastgate and here on Steep Hill. Only in 1835 did the city council gain authority over the Bail". 

DB 20 January 2020

Lincoln, Steep Hill, Boundary Stone
Lincoln, Steep Hill, Browns Pie Shop
Lincoln, Steep Hill, Browns Pie Shop
Lincoln, Steep Hill, Browns Pie Shop

"Browns Pie Shop was originally a pub called the Fox and Hounds ...

The name of the pub was changed to the Bessy Bedlam in 1828 after a famous racehorse ...

the pub’s license was withdrawn in 1898 ...

In 1925 the building was occupied  by Lawrence of Arabia whilst he was serving at RAF Cranwell"

https://www.brownspieshop.co.uk/history/  

DB 20 June 2019

Lincoln, Steep Hill, Browns Pie Shop, Fox and Hounds, Bessy Bedlam, Lawrence of Arabia
Lincoln, Steep Hill, Browns Pie Shop, Lawrence of Arabia
Lincoln, Steep Hill, Browns Pie Shop, Lawrence of Arabia
Lincoln, Steep Hill, Browns Pie Shop, Lawrence of Arabia

"LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 1888 - 1935  

ON THIS SITE IN 1925 SOLDIER AND AUTHOR T E LAWRENCE LODGED WHILST SERVING AT RAF CRANWELL, AROUND THIS TIME HE WROTE HIS BOOK SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM THE LEGENDARY ACCOUNT OF HIS LEADERSHIP OF ARAB INSURGENCE AGAINST THE TURKS IN SYRIA DURING WORLD WAR 1"
 
DB 20 June 2019 
Lincoln, Steep Hill, Browns Pie Shop, Lawrence of Arabia
Lincoln, Washingborough Rd, St Swithins Cemetery, Mortuary Chapel (General)
Lincoln, Washingborough Rd, St Swithins Cemetery, Mortuary Chapel (General)
Lincoln, Washingborough Rd, St Swithins Cemetery, Mortuary Chapel (General)

Kelly's Directory 1909 states "St. Swithin's cemetery in Rosemary Lane, consisting of one acre, is now filled; the new cemetery in Washingboro' road, St. Swithin's, opened in 1890 and six acres in extent, is in part consecrated"

Chapel date stone reads "1889".

DB 02 February 2019

Lincoln, Saint Swithins Cemetery, Mortuary Chapel
Lincoln, Washingborough Road, City Boundary Marker
Lincoln, Washingborough Road, City Boundary Marker
Lincoln, Washingborough Road, City Boundary Marker

City boundary marker on footpath gate leading off Washingborough Road.

Footpath leads from Washingborough Road, along the eastern edge of Canwick Old Cemetery, to the Cow Paddle.

DB 2 February 2019

Lincoln, Washingborough Road, Boundary Marker
Lincoln, Well Lane Pump
Lincoln, Well Lane Pump
Lincoln, Well Lane Pump

This public pump is at the junction of Well Lane and Steep Hill.

May 2013

IA and Bridges, well lane, well
Lincoln, Westgate, Model Bakery
Lincoln, Westgate, Model Bakery
Lincoln, Westgate, Model Bakery

The entry in Akrill, Ruddock & Keyworth's Directory 1894 of the City of Lincoln for this building at the east end of Westgate reads "Model Bakery-Wilson Blaze"

Now Shambles Antiques Centre. 

DB 7 June 2018

Lincoln, Westgate, Model Bakery, Wilson Blaze