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The mystery of the mantua

The mystery of the mantua

History - 1st January

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.

Matthew Flinders, explorer

Matthew Flinders, explorer

History - 1st January

One of Lincolnshire’s famous sons is Matthew Flinders, the explorer. In 2014 we commemorate the 200th anniversary of his death.

A record-breaking run

A record-breaking run

History - 1st July

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.

Grimsby’s fishing heritage

Grimsby’s fishing heritage

History - 1st January

Grimsby’s fishing heritage stretches back over 1,000 years to the time when its founder, a fisherman by the name of Grim, was dispatched from Denmark with orders to murder, by drowning, the young Prince Havelock.

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