and the cars, buses, lorries and trains of the 1955 to 1958 period are seen as
Pelham Bridge is developed in the city centre.
The “Changing Face of Lincoln” concludes with the Royal opening of the bridge
by the Queen on her first visit to the City. This comprehensive record of the
marathon development was achieved by the late Ron Blow who took hundreds of
shots on 16mm.
forgotten streets, homes, and businesses that disappeared to make way for the
bridge. Also steam engines, City councillors, the scary delivery of a 95 feet
long girder, and the first users of the bridge.
recalls Lincoln's love-hate relationship with its railways. Before the bridge,
the Durham Ox Level Crossing was where the former Great Northern and Midland
lines enjoined and crossed Pelham Street. Exasperated motorists could find the
crossing closed for more than 30 minutes in the hour. The Durham Ox pub is seen
before the bulldozers arrived.
films make up DVD Three - total running time 73 minutes. See the last ever
train to Wragby (1960) and Spridlington in wartime with RAF planes above. See
how Lincoln celebrated the Coronation of George V1th (1937) - a film found in a
box of miscellaneous items at a Lincoln auction. City FC win promotion
(1947-48) provides the earliest known footage of League action at Sincil Bank.
Hykeham family’s cine archive (1930s-1950s) shows them digging their air raid
shelter in 1940 and includes Lincoln socialists marching against fascism in
1936. This footage was found marooned on rare 9.5 mm film stock unseen by the
family for 50 years.
This DVD is the personal favourite of Producer Andrew Blow, Ron Blow’s