Remains of Anglo-Saxon cemetery discovered near Spilsby

November 27, 2018 Spilsby Online 0

Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield have uncovered a previously unknown Anglo-Saxon cemetery near Spilsby. Excavations have revealed more than 20 burials at the extraordinary cemetery in the Lincolnshire Wolds dating back to the late fifth to mid sixth centuries AD. The dig at the site in Scremby, near Spilsby was led by Dr Hugh Willmott and Dr Katie Hemer from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology in collaboration with Dr Adam Daubney, the […]

Lancaster Wreckage From Spilsby Bomber Found In Germany

February 28, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Wreckage of a Lancaster bomber never to return to its base at RAF Spilsby has been found – by coincidence – close to the twin town of Bassum in Germany, where it was shot down. Spilsby twinned with Bassum in 2010 after a 10-year friendship, little knowing the historic link that would one day be discovered. The find in Pestinghausen, the village to which Bassum belongs, was made by historian Volker Urbanski, who came across […]

Secrets behind bones found in Lincolnshire garden revealed

January 26, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Bones unearthed in the village of Stickney are thought to be up to 200 years old, it has been revealed. Police have revealed there is no evidence of foul play. A spokesman said: “They will continue to be examined for cause of death as a matter of historic interest by the appropriate specialists.” Police forensics were called to the village on Sunday, January 17 after the bones were unearthed by a gardener. A police car, […]

Lancaster bomber to miss most of 2015 season

June 4, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which had to make an emergency landing after one of its engines caught fire looks set to miss much of the 2015 display season. It has been reported that the UK’s only flying Lancaster bomber will miss a number of air shows including RAF Cosford and Weston Air Festival in Somerset. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster Bomber was grounded indefinitely after an on-board fire near Coningsby One […]

Local history group is hoping to find the history of a war memorial

June 3, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Stickford Local History Group is set to research the war memorial in the village after receiving £4,100 funding. The group plans to carry out research into the history of Stickford clock tower war memorial with the funding it has received after being successful in securing the money from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War: now and then programme. This will involve researching names recorded on the memorial by trying to find any relatives of […]

Airborne Museum in Arnhem requests local knowledge

May 29, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Can you help the Airborne Museum in Arnhem identify this soldier, who may be from the Spilsby area? Devereux Atkinson was born in Spilsby, one of a large, extended family. At 14, in August 1939, he lied about his age and joined the Royal Norfolk Regiment.  He was later recruited by the Paras, 1st Airborne Division, B company, 2nd Battalion. He was dropped over Arnhem, Holland, the eve of the famous battle – only to […]