Church of England Diocese of Lincoln Fotherby

Historical snippets

From time to time interesting snippets of historical information relating to St Lawrence's and Fulstow will be added to this page.

From the Lincolnshire Chronicle in 1868

"Fulstow Church Renovations – Few villages in this neighbourhood have more improved in appearance during the past few years than Fulstow. Twenty years ago it ranked amongst the most desolate places in the Marsh, but its appearance is now quite respectable, and may be said to present to the eye of the visitor even features of a prosperous and well-to-do parish.

One exception to this creditable description has, however, been a very prominent feature up to the present time, that was, a sadly dilapidated church. We are glad to say that it will soon be no longer be an exception, for its restoration is decided upon. The chancel will be restored at the expense of H. Allenby Esq., of Felixstowe, Suffolk, by Mr W.H. Coulam, of Louth;

The remaining part of the alterations and improvements will be carried out by Mr Ryall, Louth.

Considerable inconvenience and delay has been occasioned in consequence of a difficulty in reference to the faculty, but this has now been removed very considerably by the instrumentality of Archdeacon Kaye. The restoration will be of a plain but substantial character."

1847 - The Reverend Holt

It is recorded that the Rev Holt was firmly committed to the temperance movement. He attended a meeting at the Mansion House in Louth. Taking the chair, he warned the young people present not to go into his parish in case they catch the "Fulstow fever" and get married.  He said that a strong inducement existed there - as if the couple were both teetotallers he would marry them for no fee !