Lincolnshire Life February 2018 - Digital Copy
Looking through our features this month, there was one overwhelming response I felt to many of the stories: what inspirational people, especially young people, we are nurturing.
Kate Chapman had the pleasure of speaking to members of local folk band Salutation, who won BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Song for Lincolnshire competition last year. The band members hail from Caistor and their ages range from 15 to 17. Read more about their growing following on page 32.
Another young man who is making headlines in his profession is James Taylor, a butcher who works for county based independent chain Simpson’s. Last year James won two national awards including Young Butcher of the Year. His success has propelled him into international competition too. Kate’s second feature is on page 83.
The Winter Olympics begins his month and I will certainly be glued to the coverage, wishing I was forty years younger and on the slopes. Lincolnshire may not seem to have the topography for a freestyle skiing contender but 16-year-old Dan Abra from Kirkby la Thorpe has his sights firmly set on joining the national team in the future. He also has a novel solution for training at home which you can discover on page 64.
Regular readers of Steffie Shields’ gardening pages will know about her passion for our county gardens and landscapes. She was the perfect contributor to ask to interview the landscape architect responsible for the county’s newest memorial garden at the International Bomber Command Centre. The centre opens to the public this month but before you go, read Steffie’s moving words describing the significance and touching details built into the design which are an integral feature of the centre’s tribute to the WWII losses.
February may be the chilliest month but we have plenty to warm your heart in our Valentine’s Day feature. Whether you are planning to wine and dine your loved one or pop the big question, we have wonderful county businesses who can help you make it a truly memorable occasion.
As you browse through the magazine you will notice that we have a new design to many of our feature pages. We wanted to create a style that would showcase the beautiful imagery we publish to even better advantage. We hope you enjoy our new look.