Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, one of Bomber Command’s most courageous and fearless leaders of World War II, after completing 102 missions, was awarded the Victoria Cross in July 1944 - one of only thirty-two airmen to win the medal for an extended period of outstanding effort and sustained courage, rather than for a single act of valour.
Described as ‘possibly the best English eccentric inventor living today’, John Ward is having the last laugh, after recalling how a teacher told him his stupidity would never amount to anything.
After all the sporting euphoria of the London Olympics 2012, and before the build-up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014, let us reflect on the efforts of one of our county’s finest cyclists, Neville (Nev) Tong.
With its soaring mast and fluttering red pennant, the super sloop Spider T is a familiar sight at Keadby Lock. When skipper Mal Nicholson took it on, however, it was practically a sunken hulk, holding three feet of water. He knew it was something special though: “It was very Brunelian, that is to say, it was over engineered in the same way that Brunel built things.”
Knitting need no longer be a solitary, home based activity. Jean Rush has been finding out how Lincolnshire knitters get together to make fashion, gifts and even street art.