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Lincolnshire Life June 2016 - Digital Copy


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Lincolnshire Life June 2016 - Digital Copy

This issue is packed with personalities and a celebration of the wonderful summer we can all look forward to in Lincolnshire.

I’ll kick off with Kate Chapman’s interview with Grimsby born weather presenter and broadcaster, Keeley Donovan. Keeley already has legions of fans from her regular appearances on BBC Look North but viewers of daytime TV might also know about her new ‘wild life’ on Countryfile Spring Diaries. Read more on page 36.

A county raised photographer who is living a very international life is featured in Kate’s second interview. Dom Romney has what, for many, would be a dream job, capturing life in the fast lane at race tracks around the world. You can read more and see some of his images on page 136.

As we go to print late in May, I am preparing to visit Chelsea Flower Show where I will catch up with Lincolnshire based businesses who are exhibiting this year. One of these is owned by Rob Chapman and his wife Sue, who run Victorian Violas. My feature about their preparations begins on page 26. Rob and Sue are chasing a hat trick of Gold Medals at Chelsea so I will be keeping my fingers crossed that I can report good news next month. 

June is always synonymous with the Lincolnshire Show for me but it is part of a wonderful summer of shows, spectacle and staycations we can look forward to in our beautiful county. We have some wonderful ideas for family days out, exploring the natural landscape and byways on foot, cycle or by boat in our Celebrating Summer supplement. There are also places to stay and eateries around the county which make perfect locations for a lazy lunch or refreshment stop on your travels.

The Lincolnshire Life team are already geared up to meet as many of you as we can at Brocklesby Show and Lincolnshire Show – do come and say hello. For the Lincolnshire Show we have teamed up with local artist Peter Segasby to bring you a wonderful interactive art project. Come and be colourfully creative and support the Lincoln Cathedral Fabric Fund at the same time. We also have great music from John Crouch and the music students of North Kesteven School.

Have a wonderful month and see you at the show.