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Willing brownie is found

Can you name the youngsters in this photo taken at Leasingham church fete from 1963? They competed in the best decorated vehicle contest.

Can you name the youngsters in this photo taken at Leasingham church fete from 1963? They competed in the best decorated vehicle contest.

ELAINE Lindsey (nee Sharp) of Heckington contacted us regarding the photo of two brownies that appeared in the Nostalgia pages on June 13.

Elaine saw the picture of herself and young Margaret Plummer carrying furniture for Shilling for the Willing week.

She says: “I was in the 3rd Sleaford Brownies. I do not know what happened to the other girl.

“I remember I was carrying a chair but I cannot remember exactly why. It was down North Parade.” Mrs Lindsey went on to the Guides soon after. Her sons were both in the beaver, cubs and scouts.

We would like to clarify that Carole Foston, who brought in the picture of the Queen Inn in Westgate, Sleaford, in Nostalgia June 6, actually lived next to the pub, not in it.

Patricia Thrower of Sleaford also contacted us and recalls as a young girl she regularly went to the pub to buy a bottle of beer to go with her father’s Sunday dinner when they lived on Electric Station Road. The pub was run by the Lord family. She went on: “Near it there used to be a shop called Mrs Thurlby’s where I used to get my dad’s cigarettes.” She cannot remember exactly when the pub was pulled down to make way for Westgate flats but thought it must have been around 1960.

 
 
 

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