This is the second in a short series of articles aimed at highlighting some of the beautiful areas around Lincoln that remain relatively unknown to the majority of people.
One of the first people to sell the Lincolnshire Echo on the streets of Lincoln when it first appeared in 1893 was John Banks Smith or ‘Cuckoo Smith’ as he was known.
“Jakie, is it my birthday, or am I dying?” So asked US-born British politician Nancy, Viscountess Astor of her son on 2nd May 1964. His reply to these, the last words she ever spoke, was, “A bit of both, Mum.”
Although his name may not be on everyone’s lips, to many Sir Joseph Nickerson was one of the most important Lincolnshire personalities of the twentieth century.
Several members of the workforce that helps with the smooth running of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials come from the Burghley Estate itself.