A windmill has been part of the life in Waltham, near Grimsby, for several centuries. Windmills were introduced into this country in the 12th century, though the first mill in Waltham was not built until 1666, the same year as the Great Fire of London.
The London 2012 Paralympic Games begin on 29th August. Steve Gibbs interviews two county Paralympians eager to grasp the chance to turn their dedication and hard work into Games glory.
Merlin, a springer spaniel, has always played a valuable role for the local Lincolnshire fundraising team of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. During 2012 he has been on a special mission to raise £30,000.
“I like the open space, and the county has definitely been a large part of my life. Africa was already in my blood, and Lincolnshire is very different to Kenya, but both have that element of space. There is definitely a similarity.”
Take a stroll around our capital city and you’ll find signs directing you towards the London Underground at almost every turn. Incorporating part of the oldest section of underground railway in the world, the network celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2013, but few people know of the links tying its identity to a Fenland market town.