MEMORIES OF MAREHAM LE FEN - from 1920 onwards

A booklet based on the diaries and memories of Alfred Bontoft. It typifies life in villages and small towns at this period. It also details the trials and tribulations of being a butcher a that time. It is well illustrated and will evoke memories of times gone by for many people. 

It is a perfect Christmas stocking filler. 

£3.99 only - Available from Perkins newsagent, Sir Joseph Banks Centre, Royal Oak Mareham and the Village shop Mareham.  Or phone 01507 622749 to order a copy. 


Horncastle Then & Now

The Civic Society produced the book Horncastle Then & Now to commemorate the Millennium. It has some beautiful sketches by David Vale which reconstruct the town previous to the photography age.



Horncastle Yesterday & Today

As a sequel to this publication, a DVD was also produced entitled Horncastle Yesterday & Today. through computer animations and re-enactments of historical events and eminent people, it aims to entertain and inform.  By recording the recollections of some of the more elderly residents alongside the thoughts and aspiration of younger people, it is anticipated that this film will become part of the history of Horncastle.

Still available to buy at Perkins Newsagent for £9.99

Horncastle's Great War  

Produced in September 2016, this book contains the stories of all the soldier's commemorated on the war memorials in the town. It also contains fascinating details about life in the town at the time of WW1. There are extracts from soldier's letters home and information about the fund raising the people of the town carried out to support the 'lads'.  There are articles on Munition workers, agriculture and women at war as welll as Belgian Refugees and Spanish Flu.


Price £15.00 - available via the website or at Perkins Newsagents and Sir Joseph Banks Centre or phone 01507 622749


'Most Brute & Beastley Shire' -The Lincolnshire Rising, 1536 

Written by Nicholas G Fox BSc(Hons) MSc

This 2019 publiction written by one of HHHS members, Nick Fox, is now available to buy directly from Nick at a cost of £5. It is available on Facebook and also from the Sir Joseph Banks Centre, Horncastle at a cost of £7.25.

It is a thoroughly researched and detailed account of the Linconshire Rising. It is an easy read and well illustrated. 

History to read or to see

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