Described by Sir Walter Scott as “the finest sight on the road between Edinburgh and London”, the south Lincolnshire town of Stamford is set to commemorate a golden year in 2017.
He has spent his working life at sea and now Lincolnshire born sailor Andy Burns is preparing for the challenge of a lifetime, leading a team of amateur sailors in one of the toughest endurance races on the planet – the Clipper 2017–18 Round The World Yacht Race.
Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition, held to mark the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015, was such a success, and attended by so many, that I was determined that it should not be looked back on as an isolated event.
The small bustling market town of Market Rasen, standing on the River Rase, is one of the western gateways to the Lincolnshire Wolds but has plenty to offer visitors itself.
Six months from now the International Bomber Command Centre on Canwick Hill, Lincoln will open its doors to the public. In the first of six articles leading up to the opening ceremony, the project’s Losses Archivist, Dave Gilbert, describes the Losses aspect of the project.