Waltham Memories is the unique and fascinating result of many conversations and interview with local people, together with written contributions, recalling life in the village over the past century. Mentioned with are such places such as Markham and Harrison the grocers, Gordon the chemist, Tasker the butcher; Crampin the trawler, Vickers the fish merchant and Cozzie Johnson (the man who cleaned the drains and Buck Beck); places such as Neville Turner Way where bombs were dropped, and celebrations such as Empire Day.
Compiled by local history librarian, Jennie Mooney, vivid memories are recounted, including childhood and schooldays, work and play, sport and leisure, and the war years. Illustrated with over 80 photographs from North East Lincolnshire Council’s Local History collection, many previously unpublished, and artwork by local school children, this volume also demonstrates the humour, courage and indomitable spirit of the local population and paints a revealing picture of life in this North East Lincolnshire village.
Anyone who knows Waltham, as a resident of visitor, will be amused and entertained, surprised and moved by these stories, which capture the unique spirit and heritage of this part of Lincolnshire.
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compiled by Jennie Mooney
The History Press