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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
Gainsborough, Model Railway Society
Gainsborough, Model Railway Society
Gainsborough, Model Railway Society

"The building of the present railway commenced in 1953 [in Florence Terrace], 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
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, Mothers' Union
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, Mothers' Union
Harlaxton, St Mary & St Peter, South Chapel, Mothers' Union

"Harlaxton branch of the Mothers’ Union was the first to be formed in Lincolnshire"

http://www.harlaxtongroup.org.uk/public/mothersunion.php 

"The organisation was founded by Mary Sumner in 1876 in the Church of England parish of Old Alresford, near Winchester, where her husband was rector.

She was inspired to start the movement after the birth of her first grandchild.

Remembering her own difficulties when she was first a mother, Sumner wanted to bring mothers of all social classes together to provide support for one another and to be trained in motherhood, something which she saw as a vocation"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothers%27_Union 

DB 26 September 2018

Harlaxton, Church of St Mary and St Peter, Mothers' Union
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 Banner
Ingoldsby, Odd Fellows Banner
Ingoldsby, Odd Fellows Banner

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

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
Leadenham, Baby Show
Leadenham, Baby Show
Leadenham, Baby Show
Undated photograph
Leadenham, baby show
Louth Naturalists’, Antiquarian & Literary Society
Louth Naturalists’, Antiquarian & Literary Society
Louth Naturalists’, Antiquarian & Literary Society

Established by five boys in 1884, Louth Naturalists’ Club grew rapidly to become a thriving learned society (Louth Naturalists’, Antiquarian & Literary Society) It soon opened a museum collection in rented rooms.

An appeal for funds to construct a purpose-built museum was successful with the building in Broadbank opened by Professor Watts in October 1910.

With the aid of Heritage Lottery funding this was modernised and extended in 2006 and continues to operate with volunteers from a membership which enjoys a yearly programme of lectures and outings.

https://www.louthmuseum.org.uk/blog/2020-11-06-building-and-conserving-a-museum-collection

Jean Howard, October 2020




Louth, Louth Naturalists’, Antiquarian & Literary Society
Louth Naturalists’, Antiquarian & Literary Society
Louth Naturalists’, Antiquarian & Literary Society
Louth Naturalists’, Antiquarian & Literary Society

The tympanum over Louth Museum entrance carries a monogram depicting The Louth Naturalists', Antiquarian and Literary Society. its founding body.

Jean Howard, October 2020



Louth, Louth Naturalists’, Antiquarian & Literary Society)
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
Market Deeping, Oddfellows
Market Deeping, Oddfellows
Market Deeping, Oddfellows

Oddfellows Nene and Welland District Branch located at 57 Church Street. 

"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  

"Established in 1810, the Oddfellows is one of the largest and oldest friendly societies in the UK, with over 310,000 members across 124 Branches nationwide"

https://www.oddfellows.co.uk/about/ 

DB 7 September 2019 

Market Deeping, Oddfellows
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
South Rauceby Hall, VAD Hospital
South Rauceby Hall, VAD Hospital
South 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
Spalding, Constitutional Club
Spalding, Constitutional Club
Spalding, Constitutional Club
Spalding, Constitutional Club
Spalding, Gentlemens' Society Museum
Spalding, Gentlemens' Society Museum
Spalding, Gentlemens' Society Museum

Museum of the Spalding Gentlemens' Society.

"Dated 1910. Architect, J B Corby and Sons"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147350 

"The Spalding Gentlemen's Society (or Gentlemen's Club at Spalding) is a learned society in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.

It was founded in 1710 by Maurice Johnson, (1688–1755), of Ayscoughfee Hall, and is still active.

The society's museum in Broad Street, Spalding, opened in 1911.

Additions were made in 1925 and in 1960.

The carved outside panels were the work of Jules Tuerlinckx of Malines, a Belgian refugee during the First World War"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spalding_Gentlemen%27s_Society 

DB 2 October 2019

Museum Spalding Gentlemens' Society
Spalding, Gentlemens' Society Museum
Spalding, Gentlemens' Society Museum
Spalding, Gentlemens' Society Museum

"The carved outside panels were the work of Jules Tuerlinckx of Malines, a Belgian refugee during the First World War"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spalding_Gentlemen%27s_Society 

A more detailed explanation available from the Society's own website.

https://www.sgsoc.org/the-museum-building  

DB 2 October 2019

Museum Spalding Gentlemens' Society, Jules Tuerlinckx
Spalding, Gentlemens' Society Museum
Spalding, Gentlemens' Society Museum
Spalding, Gentlemens' Society Museum

Detail of the weathervane erected in 1996.

"from the former Ship warehouse in Double Street"

https://www.sgsoc.org/the-museum-building 

DB 2 October 2019

Museum Spalding Gentlemens' Society
Spalding, Gentlemens' Society Museum
Spalding, Gentlemens' Society Museum
Spalding, Gentlemens' Society Museum

Sundial to the side of the museum entrance. 

"Formerly on the street wall of the Crane Inn in Double Street, Spalding.

It was moved from there and erected on its present site in 1913"

https://https://www.sgsoc.org/the-museum-building 

DB 2 October 2019

Museum Spalding Gentlemens' Society, sundial
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,
Waltham, Volunteer Training Corps
Waltham, Volunteer Training Corps
Waltham, Volunteer Training Corps

Postcard dated 1915.

"The Volunteer Training Corps was a voluntary home defence militia in the United Kingdom during World War I"

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

Waltham, Volunteer Training Corps, VTC
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
Winterton, Liberal Club, Chapel Lane
Winterton, Liberal Club, Chapel Lane
Winterton, Liberal Club, Chapel Lane

Former Liberal Club of 1910 now a youth centre.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 lists two clubs in Winterton :-

"Conservative Club (Henry R. Marshall, sec)

Liberal Club (George Walker sec.), Chapel street"

DB 14 May 2019

Winterton, Liberal Club