Soldiers in Town

Although today you would struggle to find any trace of it, hundreds of soldiers were stationed in and around Horncastle during the war.

Air Raids and the Aspidistra

In September 1940 Horncastle was the first town in the county to be bombed by the Nazis.

Home Front Horncastle

Here we look back on aspects of life in the town during the war years. From air precautions and the blackout to the Home Guard and the threat of invasion. Plus rationing, make do an mend, evacuees and wartime entertainments.

War Effort & Entertainments

RAF flypast over celebrations in the Market Place, possibly War Weapons Week April 1941 Our local newspapers contain many reports … More