Monday, 27 June 2016

Buildings and a lazy day

We had a quiet day only going out for a short walk which included a Sunday roast lunch at the nearby Toby Carvery.  I happened to notice the building across from our mooring.


It was the date (1863) and the name above the original arch doorway.

20160626_115724There has been a Doughty’s Mill on this site since the 1790’s.  Over the centuries the collection of buildings expanded and then contracted until the mill finally closed in 1990.  The mill produced seed oil.  Raw material was delivered to the mill via the adjacent River Witham (on which we are currently moored) and subsequently by rail.  It has now been converted to apartments.

Whilst walking back from lunch Jan noticed this next building which looks as if it was once a small school.  It’s currently the RSPCA charity shop.


A little research back on Waiouru has identified it as the former St Mark’s Church Hall which is Grade II listed.  It was constructed around 1875.  This frontal perspective is the only interesting part of the building.  The rear is a boring red brick box.

A number of young female YMCA members had a display in the open area of the Exchange Arcade. 


A portable rock climbing tower seemed to be keeping the girls amused.  Further along a banner was flying across the street in front of the Stonebow Centre.


I didn’t read it correctly on first glance!

It’s time to leave Lincoln and we have decided to head back towards Torksey. 

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