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.
It was on Christmas Eve 1941 that the Lancaster first entered into service with the RAF, with 44 Squadron at RAF Waddington.
Picturesque and inviting… if you need a dose of retail therapy or a leisurely lunch or coffee stop, you are unlikely to drive through Bawtry without parking up!
This is the latest 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.
Some villages boast a special blend of features that make them the envy of other destinations – great facilities and a wealth of community spirit. Ruskington in North Kesteven definitely falls into this category and it is these factors, together with its great location that has attracted many people from young families to serving and retired Armed Forces personnel.