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Lincolnshire Life July 2017 - Digital Copy


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Lincolnshire Life July 2017 - Digital Copy

Our cover image is of Town Bridge, gateway to the beautiful centre of Stamford. With over 600 listed buildings, some of the best preserved Georgian streetscapes in the country and a wealth of elegant church spires dominating the skyline, the town was recognised as Britain’s first urban Conservation Area.

Our Talk of the Town feature this month, travels to Stamford to learn how the community will mark the 50th anniversary of the award. Read more on page 70.

The summer months are amongst the best to capture the best of Lincolnshire’s natural beauty and fascinating heritage, which is especially well timed as we launch our Photographic Competition for 2017 in this issue. We are in partnership with the International Bomber Command Centre to find iconic images which reflect ‘Aviation Heritage and the Beauty of Lincolnshire’. Now is the time to get out and about with your camera to capture aspects of flight and landscape. You can find more details of the competition on page 63.

While I am on the subject of competitions, the entries for this year’s Taste of Excellence, Lincolnshire Life Food and Drink Awards are arriving daily. The nominations are open until 31st August 2017 which can be made through the form in this magazine, in food, drink and hospitality venues across the county or online via our website There are fourteen categories so be sure to put your favourites forward for this year’s competition.

Finding entries for the Tea or Coffee Shop of the Year category shouldn’t be a problem if you follow our Afternoon Tea Trail which begins on page 81. This traditional English treat has become a sophisticated choice for a day out, special celebration or fun get together. Wherever you are in the county, there is a tea shop near you to enjoy this summer.

We have two more shows on our agenda in July. We shall be at Spilsby Show on Sunday 9th July and Heckington Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday 29th and 30th July.

Our special Heckington feature gives some background to the enduring success of the show, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The village is home to a thriving and engaged community which is pulling out all the stops to make this a show to remember.

Again, I have run out of room to tell you anymore about this issue but dive in, and enjoy!