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Lincolnshire Life July 2016 - Digital Copy

I am sure most of our readers will have caught on by now that one of my favourite aspects of my job is exploring the wonderful variety of produce and cuisine which county chefs and producers create. Food has its own trends and fashions and one British tradition which is really capturing imaginations at the moment is Afternoon Tea.

I have thoroughly enjoyed helping our team put together an Afternoon Tea tour of the county, which begins on page 61. This readily affordable treat can be accompanied by leaf tea in bone china cups or given extra sparkle for a special occasion with a glass of something fizzy. Most of the tearooms are run by independent businesses so you find originality and creativity, not only in the food offer but also in the décor and individuality of the premises; a memorable way, indeed, to enjoy some refreshments while you are out walking, cycling or touring this month. And, don’t forget to nominate your favourite for our ‘Taste of Excellence’ Food and Drink Awards 2016. There is a nomination form included in this issue or you can vote online at: www.lincolnshirelife.co.uk

We have already covered some of the landmark centenary anniversaries of the First World War and this month it is 100 years since The Battle of the Somme. Garry Trown who is a local member of the Western Front Association has written a feature which outlines the role of the Lincolnshire battalions in the conflict. As well as services here and in France to remember the terrible casualties, including those of the Grimsby Chums, there is an event in Lincoln to mark the invention of the tank in the city in 1916, which helped to break the stalemate in the conflict. You can read more on page 78.

Finally, an invitation to come along to say hello to us on our stand at Heckington Show. We have made a pre-show visit to the village which is one of our town features this month. This vibrant and charming community pull together every year to make the show one of the most successful in the country and they are usually incredibly lucky with the weather. Don’t let us down Heckington. Make sure the sun is shining!

Have a wonderful month.