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Friday, 6 September 2013

Woodhall Spar, a 2nd (longer) look.

Following a recent posting of images from a brief visit to Woodhall Spar, I returned to take another look at this interesting town.

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The main shopping area is very pleasant, especially on a nice sunny day such as this.

A novel advertising prop outside the butchers'  shop.  Not even locked up!


A good use of this old K6 kiosk, one side for making calls,
the other side is an ATM (cashpoint).


I took this to show the old petrol pump, probably from the garage previously shown,
that is down to the left of the cafe.

Willoughby Lodge.

Not sure if this is a repro or wether it did indeed come from
Paddinton Station.

Memorial to the men who fought at Arnhem.  It's in the grounds of the Cottage Museum.


Once a grand faced to the entrance of The Spa and Rhematism Clinic.

The Spar & Rheumatism Clinic that gave Woodhall it's full name.  People came from far
around to "take the waters".  It has been closed now for many years.

I posted some pictures of The Kinema in a previous post but couldn't resist a few more!

The Foyer as you enter the Kinema.





An old sign post in the woods approaching the Kinema, the
Rheumatism Clinic is long gone however.



A view along the main street in Woodhall Spar.


Looking back in the opposite direction.

The memorial Garden to 617 Squadron.  The famous  "damnbusters".

Memorial showing all the capaigns the 617 squadron undertook.


617 Squadron memorial, note the distinctive emblem showing the bursting of the dams!


Seen outside a shop, I can't resist these little cameo scenes.

Another view down the main street.



The bowling green in Jubilee Park.

There are 4 water canons, one on each side of the green, to keep the green well watered.
Best not to hang around when they are in use, especially on a windy day!

PLEASE VIEW THE NEXT POST ALSO OF PETWOOD HOTEL, A WELL
KNOWN HOSTELRY IN WOODHALL SPAR AND THE WARTIME BASE OF THE MEN WHO
FLEW ON THE DAMNBUSTERS MISSION.

All these photographs taken on a Panasonic G5 Camers.