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Wyberton Fen, Hammer & Pincers
Wyberton Fen, Hammer & Pincers
Wyberton Fen, Hammer & Pincers

Marked as a beer house on the OS 25 inch map published 1905.

Perhaps a listing in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 "Jackson Walter, beer retailer, Fen".

Located on Swineshead Rd, Wyberton Fen next to Chain Bridge. A modern pub "The Chain Bridge" has been built close by.

National Grid Reference TF304431 

DB 21 September 2020 

Wyberton Fen, Hammer & Pincers, Beer House, Public House, image
Wyberton, Lincolnshire Road Victims Memorial (1)
Wyberton, Lincolnshire Road Victims Memorial (1)
Wyberton, Lincolnshire Road Victims Memorial (1)

Memorial shelter. 

Reported in Spalding Today 23 December 2018 that it was "officially opened by Lady Sarah McCorquodale, sister of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, in April.

A two-year effort to raise £45,000 for the memorial was led by Anne Bourne whose daughter and niece died after a crash in 2004"

Located in the Sir Joseph Banks Country Park & Woods. Next to Westgate Woods at National Grid Reference TF304421.

DB 21 September 2020 

Wyberton, Lincolnshire Road Victims Memorial
Wyberton, Lincolnshire Road Victims Memorial (2)
Wyberton, Lincolnshire Road Victims Memorial (2)
Wyberton, Lincolnshire Road Victims Memorial (2)

The inscription reads "Forever in our Hearts".

DB 21 September 2020 

Wyberton, Lincolnshire Road Victims Memorial
Wyberton, Old School
Wyberton, Old School
Wyberton, Old School

The old primary school at Church End was built as a National School in 1862. It closed in 1961.

September 2011

 

Wyberton, old school, Churdh End primary School
Wyberton, Pincushion Inn
Wyberton, Pincushion Inn
Wyberton, Pincushion Inn

Listed in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 :-

"Thompson William, Pincushion inn, Spalding road"

and in 1885 

"Brown Louisa (Mrs.), Pincushion inn" 

DB 21 September 2020

Wyberton, Pincushion Inn, public house, image
Wyberton, Sir Joseph Banks Country Park, Seeds of Time Sculpture
Wyberton, Sir Joseph Banks Country Park, Seeds of Time Sculpture
Wyberton, Sir Joseph Banks Country Park, Seeds of Time Sculpture

Local signage states :-

"James Sutton was commissioned by the Boston Woods Trust and Transported to create a sculpture to commemorate Sir Joseph Banks.

These sculptures are his interpretation of botanical drawings of Hakea seeds which were discovered during an expedition to Australia.

Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) was a famous botanist explorer and patron of the sciences with links to this area. He spent his young childhood enjoying the freedom of Revesby Abbey estate, which he inherited aged 21. He developed a lifelong wonder of nature and went on a number of expeditions, the most famous being with Captain Cook on HMS Endeavour. 

He was granted the Freedom of the Borough of Boston in 1771 and became Recorder of Boston in 1808. 

His many achievements included Scientific advisor to Kew Gardens, President of the Royal Society, presiding at the foundation of the Royal Horticultural Society and he was a prime mover in drainage of the Fens"

DB 21 September 2020

Wyberton, Sir Joseph Banks Country Park, Seeds of Time Sculpture, James Sutton
Wyberton, St Leodegar
Wyberton, St Leodegar
Wyberton, St Leodegar

St Leodegar's is largely Perpendicular in style.

In medieval times, this grand church had a central tower, until its collapse in the 15th century.

September 2011

Wyberton, St Leodegar church
Wyberton, St Leodegar
Wyberton, St Leodegar
Wyberton, St Leodegar

Externally, Wyberton church is Perpendicular in style apart from the brick Georgian apsidal chancel.

Inside the clerestoried nave are tall five-bay arcades of the 13th and 14th centuries.  Above is a fine 15th century roof with angels and bosses.

In medieval times, this grand church had a central tower, until its collapse in the 15th century.

September 2011

Wyberton, St Leodegar church
Wyberton, St Leodegar
Wyberton, St Leodegar
Wyberton, St Leodegar

Restoration work was undertaken by G G Scott Junior in 1879-81.

Another view of the church from the south-east.

Peter Kirk Collection, 2002

Wyberton, St Leodegar, G G Scott
Wyberton, St Leodegar
Wyberton, St Leodegar
Wyberton, St Leodegar

View of the church from the north-east.

August 2018

Wyberton, St Leodegar
Wyberton, St Leodegar, Tower
Wyberton, St Leodegar, Tower
Wyberton, St Leodegar, Tower

The tower at the west end of the church dates from the fifteenth century, as does much of the building's exterior.

August 2018

Wyberton, St Leodegar
Wyberton, St Leodegar, Window
Wyberton, St Leodegar, Window
Wyberton, St Leodegar, Window

Nave window, in typical Perpendicular style of the fifteenth century.

August 2018

Wyberton, St Leodegar, window
Wyberton, West End Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Wyberton, West End Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Wyberton, West End Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

"A List And Brief Details Of Chapels In The Boston Circuit Past And Present” prepared by Colin Shepherdson October 1996 (Revised August 1998) states :-

"i) The first chapel was erected in 1826.

ii) The second chapel was built in 1849 and the last service was held on the 22.10.1939. The chapel was sold in October 1944 and is now extended to make a workshop"

DB 21 September 2020

Wyberton, West End Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, church, image
Wyberton, West End Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Wyberton, West End Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Wyberton, West End Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

A second view of the 1849 chapel.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 has a reference "There are two Wesleyan chapels at the Marsh and West End respectively, and about 1 mile from the church".

DB 21 September 2020 

Wyberton, West End Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, church, image
Wyberton, Windmill (1)
Wyberton, Windmill (1)
Wyberton, Windmill (1)

This early nineteenth century mill had four sails and four floors.

Jon Sass Collection, photograph c.1900

Wyberton, windmill, Jon Sass
Wyberton, Windmill (2)
Wyberton, Windmill (2)
Wyberton, Windmill (2)

The mill at Wyberton worked into the early twentieth century and was reduced to a stump in 1935.

Location of mill: TF 307 428

Peter Kirk Collection, 2002

Wyberton, windmill, Peter Kirk