Memory Lane: Railway sign celebrates Mallard’s record-setting run of ‘38

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We’re grateful to Mr Marcus Pettman for being quick on the draw with this snap for us.

Whilst not strictly an old photograph - it was taken a month or so ago - it is an evocative image that many may not have seen before.

The shot shows the sign beside the railway tracks outside Grantham marking the record-breaking Mallard run on July 3, 1938.

Mr Pettman was riding along in a carriage at the time he grabbed the photograph.

He said: “I was heading north and I think it was on the Lincolnshire side of the border with Rutland, near Essendine.”