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14 amazing old photos of Lincoln

Lincoln has always been a city of beauty

By Local Democracy Reporter

Lincoln has a fascinating history, and so much has changed in recent times that it is almost unrecognisable from the past.

Photographs dating back to the 1890s show that Lincoln has always been a city of beauty, and the difference is remarkable.

The Lincolnite has gone on an historical journey to earlier times and put together this gallery of amazing photos of our city from the past.

A lot has been and gone — we used to have an electric tramway in Lincoln, but that’s no longer here.

The opening of the electric tramway down Lincoln High Street, 1905. Photo: Lincolnshire Archives

Some things have remained a constant, swans have always found a home in the Brayford, even fifty years ago.

Swans swimming in an icy Brayford way back in 1963. Photo: M B Hodson from Lincoln Then & Now

Take a look at some more stunning shots of Lincoln through the years.

Brayford Pool looks a little different nowadays doesn’t it? Photo: M B Hodson from Lincoln Then & Now

An aerial view of the 1969 Lincolnshire Show, still as busy as always. Photo: Lincolnshire Archives

A cattle market on Monks Road during the 1950s. Photo: Lincolnshire Archives

Boultham Baths in the 1960s. Photo: Lincolnshire Archives

The royal train passing the British Railways Grain Warehouse on the Brayford in 1957. Photo: Lincolnshire Archives

The Titanic Works in the Stamp End, built in 1912, still being used by businesses to this day. Here it is in the 1950s. Photo: Lincolnshire Archives

The junction between Dixon Street and the High Street, 1930s. Photo: Lincoln Then & Now, Vol. II by Maurice B. Hodson

Jews Court on Steep Hill from way back in 1934. Photo: Lincoln in the 1930s & 40s by Laurence Elvin

A very early look at the famous Stonebow from the early 1890s. Photo: Laurence Elvin from Lincoln As It Was Vol. 4

A busy gathering at the Tennyson statue, 1905. Photo: Lincoln As It Was, Vol. III by Laurence Elvin

Waterside Bridge looking peaceful in the 1920s. Photo: Lincoln As It Was, Vol. II by Laurence Elvin

See more archive photos on In and Around Lincoln

You can also see more great photos on the Lincolnshire Archives Facebook page.