It was on Christmas Eve 1941 that the Lancaster first entered into service with the RAF, with 44 Squadron at RAF Waddington.
Although his name may not be on everyone’s lips, to many Sir Joseph Nickerson was one of the most important Lincolnshire personalities of the twentieth century.
Picturesque and inviting… if you need a dose of retail therapy or a leisurely lunch or coffee stop, you are unlikely to drive through Bawtry without parking up!
This is the latest in a short series of articles aimed at highlighting some of the beautiful areas around Lincoln that remain relatively unknown to the majority of people.
With its soaring mast and fluttering red pennant, the super sloop Spider T is a familiar sight at Keadby Lock. When skipper Mal Nicholson took it on, however, it was practically a sunken hulk, holding three feet of water. He knew it was something special though: “It was very Brunelian, that is to say, it was over engineered in the same way that Brunel built things.”