Charles George Enderby - Bootmaker

Charles George Enderby - Bootmaker (era covering turn of 19th and 20th century.)

No background information has been available to facilitate an article until recently when an e-mail was sent in from Idaho from a family tracing their family tree.

 From details supplied further research has resulted in a few snippets which gives a little glimpse into that period. Charles Enderby moved from Enderby House with his wife Sarah Jane (nee Anderson) to Burgh House where Sarah ran the establishment which was then The Carlton Hotel.
Charles Enderby remained a Bootmaker and was listed as such in the 1911 cencus. They moved again from Burgh House to a house in Market Square and subsequently left Burgh to live in London
at the beginning of WW1 to be with his wife's 3 sons who all enlisted and all survived.

 A family obituary shows that Charles Enderby died in Southport and his wife then went to live
with her married daughter  Constance Muriel Anderson and died in Surrey.

The  owner of Enderby house (currently up for sale) Mrs Sue Holiday has kindly supplied images

Charles Enderby with sons

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Plaque recently discovered date August 14th 1883

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 As there were two Enderby's Moses Smith and Thomas Noel on the Burgh cenotaph  I telephoned our Burgh British Legion representative and through that call this information has just been a revelaled.

Mr Ian Lyall  was involved in havng extra names added to the cenotaph and amazingly this has led me to seeing a book he has written with research of all the names on the cenotaph.  


2011.055Moses Smith Enderby. Private T.F. 202907. The Middlesex Regiment. Moses Smith Enderby was killed in action on Monday 23rdrd April, 1917 aged 41, in the Battle of Arras and lies in an unknown grave, he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais France. (Charles George Enderby's brother)

He gave his place of residence as Hounslow.
 He was the son of Smith and Wheldale Enderby of High Street Burgh-le-Marsh.
The 1901 cencus records Moses Smith Enderby aged 25, a shop keeper an coal dealer as a border in High Street Wainfleet.

Charles John Enderby: Private 202399 Lincolnshire Regiment
Transferred to 477th Agricultural Company Labour Corps 545143.
Charles John Enderby died on Saturday 7th December 1918 aged 31, he is buried in Grimboldby Churchyard Louth.

He was the son of Snowden and Martha Enderby of 11 Tinkle Street Grimboldby and the husband of May Enderby of the Causeway, Burgh-le-Marsh.  
The 1901 census records Charles John Enderby aged 13 the son of Snowden, Sub-Postmaster/Grocer and Martha Enderby of the Post Office/Grocers Shop, Grimboldby.

Thomas Noel Enderby: Rifleman/Lance Corporal R/7952. 12th Service Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.
Thomas Noel Enderby died of wounds on Sunday the 8th April 1917, he is buried in Bray Military Cemetry, Somme, France. Plot 11, Row H, Grave 51.
Born at the Gravel Pitts Burgh-le-Marsh, he enlisted at Nottingham giving his place of residence as Burgh-le-Marsh.

The 1901 cencus records Thomas Noel Enderby aged 5, the son of Fred W. an Agricultural Labourer and Eva Enderby of the Gravel Pits, Burgh-le-Marsh.
 Remembered with honour on the Burgh-le-Marsh War Memorial in the grounds of St. Peter and St. Paul Church.

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With grateful thanks and appreciation to Ian Lyall


Disappearing Burgh le Marsh

Burgh le Marsh is constantly changing little by little and it is only by looking back at images taken over a 10 year period that illustrates these changes.
Commercial premises which have disappeared include Raise Bakery, Read Butchers, Burgh Fruits, Burgh Post Office, Willsons Estate Agents , The Old Library Gallery, and The White Swan Pub to name just a few.

Other buildings which were also once an everyday part of Burgh life which have also "disappeared" include the Recreation Centre, The Old Church Tea Shop,Burgh Museum (accommodated in the library building), John Panton's garage as Santas Grotto.

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2005 12 11 Santa visits Burgh

Aerial Views of Burgh, Skegness & Ingoldmells

Kindly supplied by Mrs Ann Crawshaw Burgh le Marsh

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Background History of Village Hall Committee

(now named The Community Complex Committee)

A Brief History of The Village Hall Committee.
During the war as well as Navy Days, and Wings for Victory Days whist drives, dances and other fund raising activities took place for a Victory Fund.
At the end of the war the plot of land on which the Village Hall stands and the adjacent field, now belonging to Mr. Ladlow, came up for sale.
  community complex collage
Part of the money accrued was spent on purchasing the field for a much needed village hall the rest was shared among home coming servicemen.
The present bowling club was already in being; it had at one time been a tennis club. A village Hall Committee came into being. To raise funds they sold the field
and kept the Village Hall plot.
Present chairman, John Panton, joined the Committee in about 1970 serving with a dynamic chairman Gordon Hotchen and his wife Joyce who was secretary.
 He was determined to over ride local politics and go ahead and get a village hall built.


 A local builder Doug Johnson got the contract and the hall was opened in 1975.
About 1980 the old primary school came up for sale. Thanks to the generosity of Mr Charlie Rawlinson who bought it to hold for the community we now have this building
A Sports Committee was formed to buy the building from Charlie but after two years they had not got anywhere.
They came to our Committee to see if we would buy the old school. After investigation to see if this would be viable, a village lottery was formed to raise funds.
There were about 400 subscribers and the monies were collected by the good services of Messrs Capes Dairies.
The committee were then able to apply for grants and 1986 the Burgh Recreation Centre was opened with various activities taking place in each of the three rooms.
In 1987 the Old School house came up for sale. Mareham-le-fen had been offered a grant from East Lindsey for a Village Hall
but they failed and the grant money became available. Thanks to Mick Capes and a Mr Muhl this grant was awarded funding the purchase this property.
 The downstairs was changed into one large room and rented off to the library service. The upstairs was initially rented off for offices and now houses the local museum.     
Gradually some activities at the Recreation Centre transferred to the Village Hall or petered out. This building became under used.
 The Sunshine Playgroup were looking for a place of their own. A Sub Committee was formed to get grants to transform the Recreation Centre.
This took place in 2007/8. The old toilet block was demolished and the tearoom built. The west classroom was made into a babies' room.
 The large classroom became a kitchen and main nursery room.
 The original infant room serves as a multi-use room together with all the necessary offices, toilets, and washrooms.
None of this could have been achieved without a great deal of voluntary effort over many years.

Burgh House

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Records of Burgh House date back to 1797 when the executors of John Chapman, Surgeon deceased who had originally had the house built,
sold the property to William Cooke of Burgh and upon his death on the 6 th August 1831 the house passed down to his son also a William Cooke.
William Cooke Jnr died thirteen years later in 1844 but his wife Margaret Cooke (formerly Martha Holland of Carrington) survived him and continued living there
with her four children, three of whom died within the following two years. The remaining daughter Mary Elizabeth Cooke married Smith William Stephen Hurrell.
 Her mother, Martha , widow of William Cooke Jnr, remarried to Sir George William Crauford, owner of Burgh Hall, on 3 rd May 1849.
 Burgh House
Ownership of Burgh House remained between Sir G.W. Crauford, Martha and Smith William Stephen Hurrell and his wife Mary (the only surviving child of William Cooke Jnr)
until 6 th April 1858 when the property was transferred to Anthony Portington of Alford until 11 th October 1858
 when Anthony Portington sold Burgh House to widow, Charlotte Grantham of Spilsby who lived there with her three spinster daughters.
 They operated it as a temperance hotel by the name of the Carlton Hotel. It remained as an hotel until 1912.

Having had a recent e-mail providing further information from Lucy Thomson who said her great grandmother, Sarah Jane Anderson, ran the hotel in the late 1800's early 1900's and subsequently moved to a house in market square.(Her husband was Charles George Enderby they lived previously (before The Carlton) in Church Street - Enderby House)
On 11 th October 1912 the property was sold to Mr Frederick William Capes of Burgh, (Grocer and Draper) who converted it into a large store selling day to day necessities
 but specialising in shoes and boots.

In 1953 it was converted back into a family home by Cyril George Capes and is owned and still lived in by the Capes family today.

Carnivals 2003 - 2009 in Burgh le Marsh on youtube by Sylvia Blight


Romans visit Burgh le Marsh in 2012


Monksthorpe Chapel History: Burgh and Monksthorpe

monksthorpe chapel 1910 photo contributed by Nancy Sorfleet

The present chapel at Monksthorpe was built in 1701. It stands in two acres of grounds, entirely surrounded by a good variety of trees. It was built like a barn with a thatched roof, so that it would not easily be recognised as a chapel. The thatched roof has long since gone, and the roof is now tiled.

Close by the chapel were stables and a caretaker's cottage. In the grounds is a open-air baptistery with steps down into it and it had a railing around it.

#'We have been much abused as we pass in the streets, and as we sit in our houses, being threatened to be hanged if but heard praying to our Lord in our own families, and disturbed in our so waiting upon Him by uncivil beating at our doors, and sounding of horns, yea, we have been stoned when going to our own meetings, the windows of the place where we have met have been struck down with stones, yea, we have been taken as evil doers and imprisoned, when peaceably met together to worship the most High God, in the use of His most precious Ordinances.'

So runs a petition presented to King Charles II on July 26 1660 by 35 Lincolnshire Baptists. Nine of them lived in the parishes of Burgh and Croft. The congregation at Burgh had then been in existence for 50 or more years. In spite of the petition, worship for the Burgh Baptists continued to prove difficult. In 1665, the Five Mile Act forced the congregation to leave its place of worship in Burgh. Instead they met in the fields in an area known as Monksthorpe.

One of those who worshipped there was Robert Shalder of Croft. He was imprisoned for nonconformity in Charles II's reign and he died soon after release. 'On the day he was interred,' wrote William White in his History and Directory of Lincolnshire, 'so vindictive was the persecuting spirit of the conformists that it is said they took his body from the grave and dragged it upon a sledge to his own gates'

Within the chapel is a trap door above and behind the pulpit. When it was thought that soldiers were in the area, a boy was posted outside during worship to sound the alarm, so that the preacher could shin up a ladder from the pulpit to the trap door and thus escape. Eventually the believers were able to worship again in Burgh. Over the years the work prospered so that, under the pastorate of B.J. Bull, described as a Calvinist, the membership grew to 134 in 1842, with worshippers coming from a 12 mile radius around Burgh.

Monksthorpe Chapel website

However, in the late 19th century there was a rapid decline in membership and early in the present century there was no worship for two winters. The membership was only seven in 1909 when the energetic Mr. John Dowse, then aged 72, came and re-established the cause.

Picture taken in 1910 - contributed by Nancy Sorfleet1910 - photo contributed by Nancy Sorfleet

In post-war years, the chapel at Monksthorpe has been used less and less, partly because it has been falling into disrepair and partly because, with only two farms at Monksthorpe, a true 'local' church is not possible.

At Burgh the Baptists continue to worship in the chapel on the Causeway.

monksthorpe flower festival

Photogragh contributed by Mrs. Spence who created the flower festival display positioned just in front of the pulpit.

Due to the involvement of the East Midlands Baptist Association and particularly the faithful work of Bryan and Janet Keyworth together with Harry and Frances Godden, the chapel at Monksthorpe has survived. It has been repaired and restored. The 'Friends of Monksthorpe' have given so much to ensure the building was stabilised and rotten timber replaced.

During 1999 the building was taken over by the National Trust and further restoration is in hand. There are services at Monksthorpe 4 or 5 times a year. These are usually held on a Saturday.

Stages of Burgh Bypass


  • Burgh Action Group campaigned for the Burgh Bypass.
  • Digging of the first sod
  • Bypass Walk by Burgh Residents
  • Burgh's oldest resident Gladys Waite performed the "cutting of the ribbon" ceremony for Bypass Walk
  • The Bypass Walk
  • Celebration at Village Hall
  • Aerial images courtesey of May Gurney
  • Offical Opening of the Bypass
  • Views of Completed Bypass


 The Burgh Bypass Walk

At half past one from the village hall
The coach transported one and all
To Layfords ,  the starting post
Greeted by the mayor, our congenial host.
Who gave his speech of commemoration
To mark this occasion of celebration.

Father Terry the bypass blessed
And photographs were taken by the press
Our senior resident Gladys Waite
Cut the ribbon and off we set!

The crowd processed for over 2 miles
Everybody happy all faces with smiles
At Tastee Farm the coach awaited
The community spirit of all were elated.

Back to the village hall we went
And on display for this special event
A magnificent cake
For all to partake
A raffle was held at the end of the day
For town enhancements the proceeds to pay.

Sylvia Blight

Stages of Reburbishment of Burgh Recreation Centre

project completed in 2007



Update July 2018

New Plaque

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Cenotaph Rededication 2011

Father Terry Steele conducted the rededication service of the addition of 15 names recently added to Burgh Cenotaph, joined by Pastor Colin Bowden - Burgh Baptist minister and the Rev Nigel Clements Skegness Methodist.
A poppy wreath of remembrance was laid by Burgh mayor, Cllr Barbara Waite.


Bett, John Robert
Brown, Charles Frederic Samuel
Carey, Edward
Clark, Bernard
Dawson, Frank
Dawson, Fred
Dring, Roy
Enderby, Moses Smith
Gudgeon, William
Hill, Alfred
Padley, John Henry
Padley, Grayson Frost
Taylor, Matthew
Walker, Roy
Weston, William

Names on Centotaph & Commemorative Plaques Researched by Ian Lyall (New as at June 2012)