Category Archives: Victorian

This Lawn is NOT for Cutting

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Please sign petition at the end of this blogpost, thank you The City of Lincoln Council have put The Lawn back up for sale.  The asking price is £1,000,000, admittedly it has suffered from lack of maintenance and needs another … Continue reading

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100 Not Out

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Prior to The Public Libraries Act of 1850 libraries were only available to subscribers, often in stationery and book shops. The Public Libraries Act was eventually adopted by Lincoln Corporation on 21st January 1892.  The Corporation formed a Library Authority … Continue reading

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A Fitting Tribute

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Over the years several streets in Lincoln have had name changes, Clay Lane to West Parade; New Road to Lindum Road; St Giles Gate to Wragby Road are just three. What seems at first like the most insignificant name change … 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 Italian Stone Man

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This unusual, neglected building stands on Canwick Road. Joseph Fambrini, born in Italy in 1815, was a plaster manufacturer and landlord at the Packet Inn on Waterside North.  He later moved to the Crown & Cushion (now the Pelham Bridge) … Continue reading

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History “… is like a box of chocolates …”

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Yesterday I needed to take photographs of two houses I want to include in a forthcoming blog: one house is on Canwick Road and the other on Monks Road.  My wife kindly dropped me off at the north end of … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Northern Medieval Suburb

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When William the Conqueror ordered the building of Lincoln Castle 166 houses, and a church, were demolished.  The people who lived in these houses were moved to an area north of the Roman north gate: this area was named New … Continue reading

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The Arboretum

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The Lincoln Commons Act of 1870 enabled Lincoln Corporation to purchase Monks Leys Common for the building of housing for Lincoln’s booming population (see On The Waterfront).  Towns and cities throughout the country were recognising the leisure needs of their people, Lincoln was … Continue reading

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