A History of Louth

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Anglo-Saxon invaders first settled at the point where the ancient Barton Street trackway forded the river Lud in the late fifth or early sixth century. Today the town is an important home for light industry and the market centre for the surrounding district. This fully illustrated account of the town's history combines a useful overview of the major influences upon Louth's development with a wealth of detail which brings to life the community in times past. It will be enjoyed by all those with an interest in Lincolnshire history as well as those keen to find out more about the place in which they live.


Richard Gurnham is the author of six local history books. He has lived in Louth since 1977, and until 2011 taught History and Politics at King Edward VI Grammar School. He also worked for many years as a part-time adult education lecturer, taking local history courses in many different towns and publishing numerous local history studies. He is employed by the East Midlands Region of the WEA, giving lectures on the history of Lincoln.