#IoAHC Fact of the week 🧐

William Seatons Wheelwrights shop in West Butterwick. There has been a Seatons Wheelwrights in West Butterwick since at least 1856 when it was listed in Whites History, Gazetteer and Directory. Other professions in the village included farmers, blacksmiths, grocers, bakers, shoemakers, farrier, carpenter, tailor, butcher, beer seller, rope and twine makers and brick and tile…

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The inscription on this lamp in Belton reads ‘Presented to the Inhabitants of Belton by the Corporation of Lincoln in commemoration of the coronation of King Edward VII 1902, J. W. Ruddock esq. Mayor’ It is one of three lamps in the area commemorating the coronation of King Edward VII. Another is situated by the…

#IoAHC Fact of the week 🧐

Steam locomotive and freight train on the viaduct at double rivers to the South East of Ealand, circa 1950’s. This was part of the Isle of Axholme Joint Railway which ran from Marshlands junction near Goole to Haxey. There were stations at Eastoft, Crowle, Belton, Sandtoft and Epworth. It carried agricultural produce such as sugar…

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This Pinfold sign in Beltoft indicates the area where stray animals were kept before being claimed. Stray sheep, pigs and cattle would be kept here until their owners could get them. They also served as somewhere to keep animals overnight whilst travelling to market. There would be a small fee or fine for the animals…

#IoAHC Fact of the week 🧐

Temple Belwood, Belton. In 1144 Roger de Mowbrary gave a cow pasture at Belwood to the Knight Templars of Balsall, Warwickshire. The Templars later built and ran a monastic institution on this site which became Temple Belwood. In around 1500 it was taken from the Templars and given to the Knight Hospitaliers. In 1536 after…

Mural

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This is part of an interesting mural found on the wall of a house in Belton. Depicting several ships, it is unfortunately in poor condition. Local stories say the image was painted by monks from Temple Belwood although there is no evidence to support this claim. Now a residential house the building, built in the…

Make your own bird feeder

Making your own bird feeder gives local wildlife a helping hand and tempts them into your green space, so you can enjoy getting closer to nature. By recycling materials like plastic bottles, empty loo rolls and even broken crockery, you can make your own at home. Our Community Education Officer took part in the RSPB…