Category Archives: Bailgate

Snippets of History

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I was born in Lincoln a few years after the end of World War II. Lincoln in the 50s and 60s seemed a grey colourless place: buildings covered with the grime of centuries, the smoke and smell from the many … Continue reading

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“Lincoln? Where’s That?

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Way back in the 1960’s the company I worked for took all its employees to London for a night out.  I think I must be going senile, I don’t remember much about the night, but one thing that still stands … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Industrial Revolution

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In The Decline and Rise of Lincoln I wrote about how Lincoln fell from its position as one of the most important cities in England to a rural backwater hardly able to support itself.  Now I will cover the times when Lincoln grew … Continue reading

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The Virgin Mary and the Wain Well

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The picture to the left shows Eastgate from the Bailgate junction.  Even though this line of Eastgate would go through the Roman gate from which it gets its name, the road would not have been trodden by a Roman citizen … Continue reading

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Marwood and His Long Drop

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Until 1815 the place of execution in Lincoln was at the corner of Burton Road and Westgate, where the convenience store and adjoining cottages now stand, and was known as Hangman’s Ditch. The last person hanged on the old gallows was … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday It’s About Lincoln

It’s a year ago today that the It’s About Lincoln blog was created. It has been an interesting year: 48 Blogs (I had hoped to make it 52 but ran out of time) Covered many subjects About Lincoln, from Lincoln’s Brayford … Continue reading

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