41 Lord Street – Once the White Lion, now The Upper Crust

This week we continue along Lord Street with our study of the buildings targeted for grant assistance.  These grants could cover 80% of the cost for improvements and restoration. We have paused at 41 Lord Street, currently operating as the Upper Crust Cafe.  The building is relatively young for Lord

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Karl Wood Prints

Windmill Wood – Gainsborough’s Prolific Artist

Outside the town of Gainsborough Karl Salsbury Wood is best known for his Windmill paintings a superb record of industrial archaeology which is now a work for historical researchers around the country. Karl S Wood was pretty much obssessed with windmills and set himself the momentous task of painting all

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39 Lord Street – A vision of the past

As we carry on with our study of the historic buildings on Lord Street we turn to number 39.  This little building stands out as a particularly old looking structure, with its bendy roof and Georgian windows in the upper floor. It actually dates from the 18th century, along with

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‘Cafe Latte’ a look back in time

This week we continue our investigation of the buildings which are targeted for grant assistance on Lord Street.  These grants are specifically to carry out essential repair work and to restore historic shop fronts, improving the character and appearance of the area. Another grade II listed building, number 37 Lord

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RAF Hemswell Mural

New Mural Celebrates 85th Anniversary of RAF Hemswell

Lincolnshire based Antiques Centre is bringing RAF History back to one of England’s forgotten airfields at Old RAF Hemswell. Astra Antiques Centre is an independent Antique Centre based on the largest Antiques Hub in Europe at Hemswell Cliff. What makes the setting even more unique is that the site is

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