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Lincolnshire Life April 2018 - Digital Copy
I always feel a great sense of anticipation at this time of the year when the days are lengthening, leaves are shooting and long awaited vibrant colour returns to the garden.
Steffie Shields previews the spring flower displays at Springfields Festival Gardens, Spalding and especially the Lincolnshire Daffodil Show, in the middle of this month. It will be a terrific opportunity to see those ‘colours of sunshine’.
Lincolnshire Life has followed the progress and tried to provide assistance wherever possible to help the team at the International Bomber Command Centre achieve their goal of a first-class memorial in our county to the WWII aircrews. After nine years the Official Opening will take place on 12th April and we shall be joining the 5,000 who are invited to attend. Our special supplement, beginning on page 46, includes a moving interview with the family of veteran Flight Engineer Sergeant Syd Marshall. Syd sadly died in December aged 93 and will miss his opportunity to cut a ribbon to mark the opening but his family will be there on his behalf. It will be a memorable day.
Easter really kicks off the events calendar across the county and this issue is packed with ideas for days out, music recitals, theatre trips, spring walks and festivals. The Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum on Whisby Road, Lincoln is run by a group of motor enthusiasts who restore and maintain in a driveable condition a forty plus collection of vintage cars and buses. You can climb aboard for a nostalgic ride on 1st April when they begin their season with a Transport Festival. Read more on page 102.
It is the time of year when Lincolnshire Life launches its annual search for the food, drink and hospitality heroes of the county. It is the 21st anniversary of our ‘Taste of Excellence’ Awards in 2018 and we are already planning a very special celebration for the Awards Night in November. Meanwhile we need you, our readers, your friends and family as customers of eateries and hostelries across Lincolnshire to place your nominations for your favourites.
In this issue is a nomination form and you can vote via our website. A list of all the categories and our highly valued sponsors is on page 75.
Finally, I hope that you all have a happy and restful Easter break.