Steffie Shields talks to Mrs Rosemary McCorquodale at Little Ponton Hall, south of Grantham.
When a collection of watercolour paintings of Lincolnshire scenes by a well-known Grimsby artist went under the auctioneer’s hammer, it was sure to attract local interest.
Eco-architect Jerry Harrall had long aspired to live the green dream in an earth-sheltered home that would afford him the benefits of fuel-free living.
When Derek Jacklin drew plans for his wife Paula’s dream home on the back of a cornflake box, he never imagined it would one day lead to a building company of their own. Yet when Chestnut Manor at Willingham by Stow, near Gainsborough, was built, it impressed friends and family so much that soon the couple were being commissioned to build properties themselves.