A few days ago I confessed that I was grateful to Facebook for proving a means of reaching lots of new people who have knowledge of the Riverhead. I am even gratefuller (!) now, because I’m even getting some international collaboration, from an ex-pat in Thailand! Paul checks in on the Louth Histories and Memories Facebook group, and through this made contact with Mapping the Riverhead. He’s using Google Maps to locate the places I’m asking questions about, then tells me how things used to be. I can’t get Paul’s handwriting on the map, unfortunately, but I am cutting and pasting from his Facebook responses instead.
Of course, even Google Maps is out of date as soon as it’s created. You can still see Louth Swimming Pool as was (until a few weeks ago) on Google. This picture, taken this morning, shows the empty plot that is now being built on, with the ABM maltings building in the distance behind, which is currently being demolished.