The Deepings


Jill Tomas-The Deepings


I was born in Market Deeping and have lived here all my life, with my son Robert who now lives and works in Westminster and eventually with my partner Richard. 

For nearly fifty years I have worked as a hairdresser so there are not many people in The Deepings I don’t know.

I joined The Deepings Rotary Club in 2002 and have held various offices over the years, taking part in and

initialising many projects. I have had the honour to serve as president and am still a very active member.

Through my connection with the Rotary Club I joined the Inner wheel of The Deepings Club in 2015 and I am looking forward to my Year as 2018/2019 President.      


The Pack Horse Bridge at Deeping St James – Deeping Gate

The date on the stonework of the pack horse bridge over the River Welland at Deeping St James, south of Bourne, is 1651, and it was built in an age when transport was horse-drawn. The bridge carries a roadway only thirteen feet wide but there are recesses or alcoves where, as the name implies, mules loaded with goods could wait to enable carts and carriages pass by yet today it is used regularly by cars.


The Deepings

Are a series of settlements in the south of Lincolnshire in England.

The adjoining villages and a towns are in the Lincolnshire fens near the River Welland, some eight miles to the north of Peterborough and ten miles or so east of Stamford. The area is just north of the Peterborough border. The Deepings include Deeping St JamesDeeping St NicholasMarket Deeping and West DeepingFrognallStowgateHop Pole and Tongue End are all within the various civil parishes.

Another village that is sometimes included in The Deepings is Deeping Gate, a small hamlet across the River Welland in Cambridgeshire.

The area is very low-lying, and gave The Deepings their name (a Saxon name translatable as either 'deep places' or 'deep lands'). The villages are mentioned in the Domesday BookDeeping Fen lies to the North, and the drainage of it was an important part of seventeenth and eighteenth century land reclamation. It is now the responsibility of the Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board.

May 2019

Pictured are the Hampers made by Trish for the Rotary Charity Auction with items donated by Inner Wheel ladies.

Well done Inner Wheel and well-done Trish



Litter Picking in Deeping St James