Posts Tagged ‘Lincolnshire’

Museum of Lincolnshire Life

September 15, 2017

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is well worth a visit.

Various Victorian shops, a laundry, a print shop, inside a typical Victorian house, steam engines, a WWI tank, heavy machinery.

Lincolnshire is an agricultural county, Lincoln was a centre of heavy machinery.

The reason for this apparent anomaly, wealthy Lincolnshire farmers were able to invest in heavy agricultural machinery and steam engines, this powered Lincoln as an industrial centre.

The WWI  tank that changed trench warfare was designed and built in Lincoln. It was called a tank to fool German spies.

One small section, simulates in the trenches with mortar fire.

One of the sources of wealth, was sheep, the wool from the sheep.

Just inside the main gate, a Victorian postbox. I was surprised to find that it was still in use.

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is a former army barracks.

Inside the entrance, maybe a former guardroom, a very unusual barrel vaulted ceiling, made of a pattern of terracotta tiles. The lady at the desk said in the event of explosion, to focus downwards. I suspect the opposite, a big explosion, shatter the ceiling and direct the blast upwards where it would do no harm. 

On leaving a little cafe. I suggest look to Copper Joe, in the guard house of what was once a military barracks in Winchester.

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Late morning in Heighington

September 2, 2017

Heighington is a little Lincolnshire village of red brick and stone cottages.

Pleasant spring day in Heighington

March 4, 2017

A little after midday, a pleasant sunny spring day in Heighington.

Pleasantly warm in the sun. Crocuses and daffodils were in flower. Snowdrops have been out for at least a month.

Heighington is a village of stone cottages, narrow lanes, lined by stone walls, with tiles on the walls, not far from Lincoln.

If you want excellent pork pies, then visit the local butcher, hidden at the back of the Spar shop. He is famous for the quality of his Lincolnshire sausages.

Butcher and Beast is an old pub with an open fire, or was. It serves food, or did. The menu board outside contained blank sheets of paper. A couple of years ago, the food was overpriced and not very good. It now seem to have improved.

A small stream, Heighington Beck flows through the village, with a disused mill a little way upstream. There was a tea room by the Beck, but sadly this has closed.

Lincolnshire Library Cuts: Outrage from William Hussey, Lincolnshire based Author

February 4, 2015

Save Lincolnshire Libraries

William Hussey William Hussey

William Hussey is the author of Young Adult thrillers including JEKYLL’S MIRROR (Jan 2015), the WITCHFINDER series, HAUNTED & THE NIGHTMARE EATER

My reaction to Lincolnshire County Council’s pushing through of their disastrous libraries plan: We fought long and we fought hard. We petitioned (the biggest libraries petition the UK has EVER seen), we marched (the largest march in Lincoln for a decade), we took them to court and we won, and yet the council executive has ignored the will of the people and pushed through a plan that, as all their research and consultation shows, will result in the annihilation of our libraries.

The fact that many more thousands of people signed the petition against this plan than voted for the ENTIRE executive combined at the last election shows how much democracy, the rule of law and the voice of the people matter to this arrogant elite…

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Lincolnshire Libraries Decision – Reactions from Public & The Library Campaign #LibraryPlanNO

February 4, 2015

Save Lincolnshire Libraries

400 people on The Big Library March, Sept 2013 alt imageOn 3/3/2015 nine members of Lincolnshire County Council’s Executive backed proposals to turn 30 libraries into community hubs run by volunteers. In December 2013 the council first revealed its community hub plan, which also includes cutting hours at the remaining libraries and axing mobile services from 100-plus villages, in order to save £1.7 million. The proposal also means well over 100 redundancies as staff are replaced by volunteers. The proposal has met with massive opposition over 18 months, including opposition from best-selling authors, celebrities and many MPs; a 23,000 name petition; a 400 strong march900 comments recorded online, backing from national groups like The Library Campaign and a high court judicial review win on two counts.

DECISION MAKERS

1. Councillor M J Hill OBE
2. Councillor Mrs P A Bradwell (absent on 3/3 so did not vote)
3. Councillor C J Davie
4. Councillor R G Davies
5. Councillor M S Jones
6. Councillor P A Robinson

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Washingborough: Walk along Cliff Lane

February 3, 2015
Cliff Lane

Cliff Lane

Up Church Hill, to the top of the hill, then a little way along Cliff Lane.

Washingborough: Snowy morning

February 3, 2015
snowy morning

snowy morning

snowy morning

snowy morning

snowy morning

snowy morning

snowy morning

snowy morning

Snowing yesterday evening and last night.

Awoke this morning to white with snow.

It soon melted away in the morning sun.

Midday in Heighington

January 24, 2015
Blacksmith Lane

Blacksmith Lane

Midday pleasantly sunny, warm in the sun, but very cold in the shade, with a cold wind blowing.

Post Office, which annoyingly is closed in the afternoon, has an excellent selection of cheeses. But do not touch the pork pies, they are disgusting.

If you want excellent pork pies, then visit the local butcher, hidden at the back of the Spar shop. He is famous for the quality of his Lincolnshire sausages.

Butcher and Beast is an old pub with an open fire, or was. It serves food, or did. The menu board outside contained blank sheets of paper. A couple of years ago, the food was overpriced and not very good.

A small stream, Heighington Beck flows through the village, with a disused mill a little way upstream. There was a tea room by the Beck, but sadly this has closed.

Heighington is a small Lincolnshire village of stone cottages, not far outside of Lincoln.

Washingborough: Cold winter’s morning

January 20, 2015
cold frosty morning

cold frosty morning

cold frosty morning

cold frosty morning

cold frosty morning

cold frosty morning

Another cold night, another cold frosty morning, everywhere white with frost.

Snow expected tomorrow.

Washingborough: Cold winter’s morning

January 18, 2015
cold frosty morning

cold frosty morning

cold frosty morning

cold frosty morning

Another cold night, another cold frosty morning, everywhere white with frost.

As soon as the soon rose, it melted away the frost, but only where touched by the sun, everywhere else remained white with frost.