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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

Account of the Louth Flood by Helen Sharpe, a pupil teacher

Account of the Louth Flood by Helen Sharpe, a pupil teacher

From their vantage point at Louth Railway Station Helen and her mother witnessed a wall of water nearly six feet high moving through the town and demolishing houses

Bobby Winton’s account of the Louth Flood of 1920

Bobby Winton’s account of the Louth Flood of 1920

A total of 23 people were drowned that day, including Bobby’s 15-year-old cousin Maggie

Fire Station and National School

Fire Station and National School

This building in Broadbank was the National School for Girls and Infants, and later became the Fire Station

Betty Jamieson and once-in-a-lifetime tragic events

Betty Jamieson and once-in-a-lifetime tragic events

Margaret Bromfield and her daughter Clara died in the 1920 floods

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