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Bonby’s medieval past

Bonby’s medieval past

History - 1st April

You might be forgiven for thinking that the Bishop of Ely had little to do with Bonby, North Lincolnshire. Astute, entrepreneurial and clever with politics and finances, John de Hotham seems to have led a deeply pious as well as privileged life before he died in the comfort of Somersham Palace in 1337.

Modern papermaking in Lincolnshire

Modern papermaking in Lincolnshire

History - 1st April

When considering the industries native to Lincolnshire, it is doubtful that paper manufacture would spring to mind.

RAF Ludford Magna - The Secret Squadron

RAF Ludford Magna - The Secret Squadron

History - 1st April

4th November 1944

During the height of the war, Lincolnshire would resound nightly to the deafening roar of heavily-laden bombers as they thundered down the runway, striving to take to the air. Night after night out over the dark forbidding North Sea they went, on bombing raids over enemy territory from which some would not return. One such raid, in which 101 Squadron was heavily involved, was on 4th November 1944.

Part two

The Birth of Lincolnshire Co-operative

The Birth of Lincolnshire Co-operative

History - 1st April

In 1861 the population of Lincoln was 23,000 and growing, but conditions for working people were harsh, with none of the luxuries many of us take for granted today. For those in work they were long days and even then, everything they earned was spent on everyday living expenses. For those out of work, it was off to the soup kitchens.

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