This book reveals the history behind the beautiful Louth flat weave carpets and also Louth’s iconic department shop
– Eve and Ranshaw.
Louth Museum is an award winning visitor attraction in the historic market town of Louth, nestling at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds. There are four galleries, a library and a gift shop.
Louth Museum was refitted in 2006, celebrated its centenary in 2010, has won four Renaissance Heritage awards and the Lincolnshire Heritage Museum of the Year.
Summer Exhibition at Louth Museum - 10th June to 1st August 2015
Buoyed by the success of its Malt Kiln and Navigation Trust exhibitions, Louth Museum is turning its summer spotlight on Louth’s railway history.
Working with the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society, the Museum will tell the story of the important role the railway played in Louth’s economic and social development over more than a century.
Louth, with its handsome Jacobean-style station (still intact today), its own engine shed and engineering and signalling departments, was the centre of railway operations in East Lincolnshire and the largest employer in the district. It was a key junction on the main Grimsby to Boston line with branches to Mablethorpe and Bardney. The foundation stone for the station was laid in 1847 and rail workings survived into the 1970s.
The exhibition will run from June 10 to August 1. The Wolds Railway is providing a wide range of local memorabilia, photographs and story boards depicting Louth’s 123 year association with the railways. Subjects will include the station and engine shed, the East Lincolnshire Line, Mablethorpe Loop and Bardney branch, signal boxes, steam railmotors and the WW2 bombing of the station in 1941.
A well-researched and absorbing book, Louth – A Lincolnshire Railway Centre, by local author and historian Alf Ludlam, will be on sale at the Museum Shop.
Visit Louth Museum’s book shop where you will find a great selection of brand new and second-hand books which reflect the history and local interests of Louth and Lincolnshire. Please feel free to visit our book shop - there is no charge! It’s an interesting place to take your time to browse and explore our unique and diverse range of high-quality books.
At Louth Museum you will find many books that you simply can’t buy on the high street!
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