Nostalgia DVDs
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Blow by Blow offers 11 popular DVDs. Six are Bygone DVDs showing families and schools what their home town looked like years ago. They include street scenes of yesteryear and events such as Royal visits, the local fair, sporting occasions or wherever the cine cameramen of the day pointed their lenses. All are researched, edited and narrated for modern audiences.

“Operation Failed to Return” salutes the brave airmen of 50 and 61 Squadrons who flew from RAF Skellingthorpe in wartime – the closest Bomber Command base to Lincoln. The 1,984 airmen from this busy base who lost their lives, most shot down over enemy territory, are remembered in this two hour DVD. “The Goldstars” is the Centenary story of another remarkable squadron – 31 Squadron RAF.

Birth of the Tanks tells how the world’s first fighting tanks were invented in Lincoln during WW1 and includes film and images from the period. Lincoln Tank Weekend shows how the City celebrated the Centenary of the first tanks, including the unveiling of a new £100,000 memorial.

“Lincoln’s Stonebow and Guildhall – the Inside Story” explains the history of these iconic city centre buildings, shows the ancient ceremony of Mayor-making, and introduces the civic treasures along with several important Mayors of yesterday. Lincoln has the third oldest Mayoralty in Britain, dating back to 1206, and a civic story that can barely be matched.

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A selection of our Bygone Lincoln DVDs


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Bygone Lincoln 1

This widely admired classic contains 39 local films from 1918 to 2000, all researched and narrated for today’s audiences.

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Bygone Lincoln 2

In 1905 Lincoln was gripped by typhoid fever. The germs were in the tap water and killed both rich and poor.

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Bygone Lincoln 3

Local people and the cars, buses, lorries and trains of the 1955 to 1958 period are seen as Pelham Bridge is developed in the city centre.

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Bygone Lincoln 4

Producer, Narrator, and Cameraman Andrew Blow met WW2 radar veterans at their first ever reunion in Coventry in 1992

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Bygone Bassingham

The “village film” of 1958, which survived only on one VHS tape, makes it to DVD to the delight of all who know Bassingham and the interest of everyone else.

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Bygone Newark

Local people and the markets, streets, vehicles and events of yesteryear are seen in a fascinating selection of films, slides, and photos from the 1920s to the early 70s.

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Lincoln Stonebow & Guildhall

Enjoy an hour of information, anecdote, and entertainment as we tour this iconic Tudor building in the heart of Lincoln.

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Birth of the Tanks

Military Historian and author Richard Pullen, whose grandfather worked on the world’s first tanks in Lincoln in WW1, leads viewers on a Centenary tour of sites associated with William Foster and Co.

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Lincoln Tank Weekend

A hundred years on the first tank men and women are remembered. Visitors from all over the country, including a contingent from the Royal Tank Regiment

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Operation Failed to Return

The men who flew from Skellingthorpe – 50 and 61 Squadrons RAF in wartime

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The Goldstars

Celebrates 100 years of one of "The Goldstars" - aka 31 Squadron, one the most fascinating squadrons of the Royal Air Force.

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