Communities up and down the country are adding the finishing touches to their Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and for the residents of the traditional Lincolnshire market town of Spilsby, it promises to be a spectacular weekend of fun and entertainment.
There is an air of excited anticipation in the Lincolnshire port town of Boston at the moment – and it isn’t just to do with the major national events taking place this year.
It’s an Olympic year of celebrations for the whole of the country, with the Queen’s Jubilee and the London 2012 Games to look forward to, but the festivities are taking on a whole new meaning for this South Lincolnshire town.
As the country continues to discuss the rights and wrongs of the new film The Iron Lady, about the life of former Prime Minister, Mrs Margaret Thatcher, her home town of Grantham is debating whether more should be done to honour its links with its most famous daughter.
There are high hopes that 2012 will see new life breathed into an historic Lincolnshire market town, where fingers are crossed that a £2.35 million regeneration scheme will soon be underway.