In 1937 a Miss Charlotte Mary Epton, schoolmistress in North Willingham, loaned an early 18th century mantua style dress to the Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln, for inclusion in their Coronation Exhibition.
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.
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.
One of Lincolnshire’s famous sons is Matthew Flinders, the explorer. In 2014 we commemorate the 200th anniversary of his death.