Fifty years ago, on 11th October 1966 Blackfriars Theatre in Boston opened with a grand Gala Evening with Lincoln Theatre Company presenting The Magistrate by Arthur Wing Pinero.
My mobile rang: “Can you come out to Market Rasen right now and bring your camera?” Those few words were to herald a quite interesting historical experience for me and Mike O’Bee, local amateur archaeologist and expert in Lincolnshire Celtic history.
Tommy Lidgett was born in 1844 at Cherry Valley Farm in Rothwell, now world famous for its duck production. When he was five he walked every day to school at Caistor, a round trip of some seven miles.
The earliest reference to horse racing in Lincoln appears in the Register of Acts of Lincoln Corporation dated February 1597, which reads ‘the Mayor’s charges for a scaffold at the horse race to be allowed’.
Maureen Sutton takes a look back at how uniforms have evolved through the years