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.
One of Lincolnshire’s famous sons is Matthew Flinders, the explorer. In 2014 we commemorate the 200th anniversary of his death.
On 3rd July 1938 driver Joe Duddington (then aged 61) climbed into the cab of Mallard and booked its place in history by reaching a new world record for steam locomotives of 126mph on Stoke Bank – south of Grantham on the East Coast Mainline.
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.