The Knights Templar, those mysterious soldier-monks famed for protecting the ancient pilgrim routes and shrines to and from Jerusalem during the Crusades, once loomed large in the rolling green of Lincolnshire.
A fascination for collecting traditional, coachbuilt prams has become a successful business for Alison and Graham Richardson, who bill themselves as ‘The world’s leading pram restorers’, also hiring them out as authentic props to television and film crews.
Rejoice and sing Crying Christmas, for ‘tis the season to go Mumping, throw the Haxey Hood, anoint the Boy Bishop, tuck into frumenty and play turn-trencher.
A new purposely designed, self-catering cottage is available for its first occupants in glorious countryside, at South Elkington just two miles from Louth, acknowledged as one of Britain’s best market towns.
As the festive celebrations die down and communities countrywide bid farewell to the old and welcome in the new, the towns people, are hoping that the successes of 2012 will help to ensure 2013 is prosperous.