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Lincolnshire Life April 2016 - Digital Copy

I’ll kick off this month with an interview which Kate Chapman recently conducted with Professor Carenza Lewis. Her name might be familiar from the Time Team series but archaeologist Carenza is now working at the University of Lincoln. Our Lincolnshire is a heritage project, part of which is a survey which needs your input. What do you value or find significant about our county heritage? This is a chance to have your say and help influence how the past will be presented in the future. Read more on page 44.

I spent a delightful morning up in Appleby last month. Bibliophiles Ian and Anita Cross have launched Lincolnshire’s first Little Free Library in a purpose-built cabinet alongside their picturesque thatched cottage in the village. The philosophy is simple: Take a book – Return a book, a self-stocking and free recycling of the written word. Ian and Anita are the curators, with a stockpile of books in part of their garage. My article is on page 93.

We have more stories about county personalities this month. Robin Dunseath is a Harmston resident who has found that a tiny event he launched two years ago from the village Memorial Hall has gone global and attracted interest in a larger event to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice in November 2018.

The community around Colsterworth were served by the same Royal Mail postman for more than 30 years. His retirement last year was marked with a presentation and thanks from his appreciative customers.
These features appear on pages 52 and 59.

This is the time of year when I make my lists, one marked Urgent and the other my Wish List of home improvements. Our Spring Interiors and Gardens supplement has lots of ideas and a wealth of local tradesmen, craftsmen and businesses who can help you bring the dreams for your home to reality.

Finally, we are launching our 2016 Food and Drink Awards this month. We shall be sending out our forms for you to nominate your favourite café, pub and restaurant. We also have categories for the best wedding venue, most innovative products and best chefs. You can also vote online on our website.

Have a thoroughly enjoyable month.