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Lincolnshire Life April 2017 - Digital Copy


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Lincolnshire Life April 2017 - Digital Copy

Easter always kickstarts so many activities in our home. I will not call them chores because Easter is late this year and I have already been itching to get planting, painting and generally having a spring spruce up indoors and out…and I love it once I get going.

In this issue, our special supplement is packed with ideas for your home and garden plus plenty of talented local businesses who can help you achieve those dream improvements and lifestyle.

Steffie Shields visited Gill and David Boldy at their Georgian farmhouse in Firsby to see the daffodil collection which blooms in their three acre garden. It has taken them more than twenty years to achieve this stunning display of blooms but I am sure it will encourage your own planting and to pay a visit to their garden when it is open this month.

We have the first installments of a couple of new series for you. The countdown is now on for the opening of the International Bomber Command Centre in September. Our feature on page 56 has been written by Dave Gilbert, who is the volunteer Losses Archivist for the project. The task of creating a database of the losses and researching the human stories behind the numbers has been and will continue to be a task of true dedication.

The project still needs to raise £2m to complete the build, so if you would like to lend support and have a memorable evening, we have details of a charity Electric Ball in aid of IBCC which is being held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Lincoln on 6th May. You can find details on page 59.

It has been a while since we have run a series of county walks in Lincolnshire Life but I am sure readers will enjoy the ‘all weathers’ accounts and charming illustrations by Maxim Griffin. His first contribution begins on page 80.

Finally, Glynis Fox interviewed David Rossington, chief executive of LEAP (the Lincolnshire Economic Action Project) as he approaches a milestone birthday. David is one of the local people with vision and drive who have brought investment and growth to the city and county. The feature begins on page 110.

We wish you all an enjoyable April and a Happy Easter.