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Bygone Lincoln DVD Four

WW2 radar veterans attending their last ever national reunion at Lincoln went on a trip to RAF Digby Museum, accompanied by filmmaker Andrew Blow.

“I had never heard of the Museum and had no idea what to expect," recalled Andrew. "We found an absolute gem - oozing with World War 2 history, based in the actual Ops room for the L for Lima section which scrambled fighters to protect the Midlands against enemy bombers.

“The old telephone and typewriters are still there - it's as if it was all happening yesterday. Please note that the Museum is on a serving RAF base and only open at certain times.”

Because of a misunderstanding, there was no one at the guardroom to meet the veterans. Then off-duty Warrant Officer Dave Harrigan drove by on his way to Lincoln. (He took the road past the camp because a circus was travelling slowly on the main road!) Dave saw the veterans milling around, added two and two together, and stopped - and the rest is on the DVD.

Other items on DVD 4 (duration 90 mins):

A Drive Through The Stonebow (1960) - James Cheves of Nettleham rigged his cine camera to film through his windscreen.

Woodheads of Lincoln (1955) - Ron Blow’s workplace Woodheads were well-known electrical dealers. This film shows their electrical goods and activities, including their workforce, their launderettes, and their main store in Exchange Arcade.

Lincoln Water Centenary –1911 to 2011 contains 1950s and 60s film of the former steam-driven water station at Elkesley and shows how Lincoln celebrated 100 years of safe water. For a documentary about the typhoid crisis that caused the new works of 1911 see this DVD


Nettleham People and Places – 1960s and 70s. Filmed by villager Jim Brown who worked on the council’s housing services team. We see the annual Pram Race, Nettleham Parish Church on fire in 1969, two village carnivals.And there's amusing but non-PC footage when one of Jim’s colleagues climbs to clear a council house chimney .... PRICE INCLUDES P & P

Bygone Lincoln DVD Four

  • Notable for the full tour of the one surviving WW2 Sector ops room

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