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Colin Dickinson

I am Colin Dickinson and I was born in 1935 at Church Street, South Witham. My grandparents kept the Angel Inn in Church Street. My father used to work on the white-stone pit at South Witham. White-stone is the lime-stone. They would excavate the stone, break it up with hammers and throw it into the wagons. That went to the alum works at Howell near Melton and was used in the making of cast-iron pipes for Stanton. He went to Thistleton School. I had three brothers and three sisters, four of whom are still living. I was the last of the family. I have a photograph with them all on as children, but I am not on it as I wasn`t born then. Read more....