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The start of a race in Louth Cornmarket

The start of a race in Louth Cornmarket

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This photo of the start of a race in Louth Cornmarket was taken by professional photographer Pete Conner, probably in the late 1980s.

It shows the determination of the children, and details such as their trainers and the background buildings and spectators.

Pete Conner kindly donated a very large number of photographic negatives to Louth Museum, and these have been diligently sorted, scanned and listed by museum volunteer Keith Scott.  Topics covered include Playgoers productions, Cadwell Park, Gayton Engine, RAF Binbrook and activities of the various mayors.

This collection, which gives us glimpses of life in Louth in the 1980s, is now available for viewing on the museum computers.  If you would like to have a look, please contact the curatorial team.