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The mystery of the mantua

The mystery of the mantua

History - 1st January

In 1937 a Miss Charlotte Mary Epton, schoolmistress in North Willingham, loaned an early 18th century mantua style dress to the Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln, for inclusion in their Coronation Exhibition.

Matthew Flinders, explorer

Matthew Flinders, explorer

History - 1st January

One of Lincolnshire’s famous sons is Matthew Flinders, the explorer. In 2014 we commemorate the 200th anniversary of his death.

Characters of old Lincolnshire

Characters of old Lincolnshire

History - 1st November

One of the first people to sell the Lincolnshire Echo on the streets of Lincoln when it first appeared in 1893 was John Banks Smith or ‘Cuckoo Smith’ as he was known.

A record-breaking run

A record-breaking run

History - 1st July

On 3rd July 1938 driver Joe Duddington (then aged 61) climbed into the cab of Mallard and booked its place in history by reaching a new world record for steam locomotives of 126mph on Stoke Bank – south of Grantham on the East Coast Mainline.

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