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Old film of South Holland across three generations

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Published on Oct 21, 2011

"South Holland Looks Back" DVD highlights from Primetime Video.

Remember the Home Guard, the 1947 Floods, the first ever Tulip Parade, the Confirmation Service broadcast live on TV from Spalding Parish Church? Here's your chance to recall a wide selection of memorable local events from days gone by - or to catch up on what you missed.

Using archive footage from many parts of the district, this special DVD compilation reviews life in South Holland across three generations, from a procession in Spalding before the First World War, to the Duke of Edinburgh's visit in 1973.

You'll see farming at Surfleet and Holbeach, in the days of working horses and steam threshing; horticulture at Quadring; Market Day in Spalding, with cattle in the streets; steam trains at Sutton Bridge; the bulb industry from the 1930s right through to the opening of Springfields. Then there's skating on Cowbit Wash; football on the Black Swan field; Surfleet Res in the thirties; vanished landmarks like Paul Hart's Corner, and, of course a whole gallery of once familiar faces - and voices - from the past on one DVD.

Available online now from www.primetimevideo.co.uk - 49 minutes long.

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