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Louth as a family surname

Louth as a family surname

Louth was also written as Lowth and Loweth

Barclays Bank - an overlooked part of Louth’s Eastgate

Barclays Bank - an overlooked part of Louth’s Eastgate

The home of wealthy merchant Thomas Overton, physician Dr Palemon Best, and the Stamford, Spalding and Boston Banking Company

Exactly 100 years after the Louth Flood

Exactly 100 years after the Louth Flood

Cottages were demolished in Ramsgate, and have been rebuilt

Wiggen printers in Louth

Wiggen printers in Louth

T E Wiggen set up a printing business which operated for at least 67 years

Bitome or William Decker, an African boy in Louth

Bitome or William Decker, an African boy in Louth

The sad story of a boy brought from West Africa in early-Victorian times

Sketches by James William Wilson

Sketches by James William Wilson

Unique mid-19th century sketches depicting Louth bookseller John Jackson, and Julian Bower on the London Road.

Attack at Kenwick Toll Bar in 1844

Attack at Kenwick Toll Bar in 1844

Jacob Gainsley was attacked by William Markham who had come to his house asking for ginger beer and a biscuit

Commercial Road in Louth Riverhead

Commercial Road in Louth Riverhead

Commercial Road began in 1820 when the Riverhead area of Louth was developing

Dr William Robert Higgins, Louth’s doctor hero

Dr William Robert Higgins, Louth’s doctor hero

Dr Higgins was one of the outstanding heroes of the Louth Flood on Saturday 29 May 1920

Epidemics in Louth, and the Saturday Pits

Epidemics in Louth, and the Saturday Pits

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a look at historical epidemics in Louth

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