Looking through some old photographs I recently re-discovered this one taken in September 2003.
It shows the spire of St Swithins church, Lincon taken from Waterside.
As can be seen there is a derelict plot of land behind the fencing and a modern building now completely blocks this view.
Dave Hitchborne's photo is from 2004 and he writes
St Swithin, near Sheep market, was nearly destroyed by fire in 1644. It was rebuilt in stone in 1801. It saw a period of neglect and it was taken down in 1884. The replacement was built on the Sheep square and the foundation stone for the present church was laid on Easter Day 1869 by Bishop Wordsworth. It was designed by James Fowler the Louth Architect and financed by Alfred Shuttleworth the Lincoln Industrialist and was finished in 1887. This building seats about 1,000 and the register, due to the fire, only dates back to 1685. An item of particular interest is a pagan Roman altar which was discovered during excavations for the tower, and this is kept on display.
A contribution to Inspired Sundays.