Rambles From Skegness – Winthorpe Church

This 1844 article proves that the Old Ship Hotel in Winthorpe, junction of Burgh Road and Roman Bank, was built prior to 1844. However, it was NOT the building in this photograph, actually built in 1871, but the building which preceded it….a thatched roof erection….. RAMBLES FROM SKEGNESS. My last sketch having related to the…

New Threshing Machine

During last week, a machine belonging to Mr Thomas Heanley of Croft, was employed by Mr Evison of Burgh le Marsh, and in 18 hours (including dinner-time etc) actually thrashed in the best style the produce of eight acres of mown wheat, which when dressed measured more than 50 qrs of marketable corn. Source: Stamford…

Martin Luther Wedding Ring Mystery

Well, this historical research has taken me down many a strange road, but none stranger than the road leading to Martin Luther’s Wedding Ring! Browsing through some old copies of the Lincolnshire Chronicle, I perchance upon a story regarding what appears to be the wedding ring of Martin Luther (1483-1546). A servant, travelling towards Bautzen in Germany…