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Lincolnshire Life March 2019 - Digital Copy


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Lincolnshire Life March 2019 - Digital Copy

It has been another extremely busy month for us all here at Lincolnshire Life. I reel slightly when I realise that in publication terms we are already a quarter of the way through the year. So, not a moment to waste to give you a quick taster of some of the stories we have in this issue.

We have been speaking to several organisations which are celebrating anniversaries this year. I went to Boston to meet Clare Atkin-Palmer and Steve Jacobs. They are co-chairs of the voluntary organisation which runs the Boston/Hakusan Cultural Exchange, which each summer sends students from Boston or welcomes students from Japan to spend time in their schools and communities. The scheme has been running for 25 years and the committee would love to hear from past students or parents who can add stories or pictures to an archive they are planning to compile. Read more on page 78.

I know from the emails and feedback we receive how much you enjoy our gardening pages. Steffie Shields is on holiday this month but Kate Chapman has been talking to well-known county daffodil expert Johnny Walkers. Johnny certainly has the Midas touch, winning Gold medals at Chelsea and Harrogate Flower Shows for decades. He is now retiring and Kate shares his reflections on his career beginning on page 28.

Glynis Fox brings us up to date with developments in Lincoln. The city continues to grow and cranes are a constant feature of the city’s skyline. I went to meet Caroline Killeavy, CEO of YMCA Lincolnshire, which celebrates its 150th birthday this year. For all the city’s exciting progress there are challenges for many in the community which YMCA Lincolnshire works to address. They are planning many fundraising events this year to help them continue the ethos of the charity’s founding fathers. Read more on page 36.

Farming is a backbone of the Lincolnshire economy, so I was fascinated to visit a farm where there is no soil, no pests and daytime is at night time. Jones Food Company are spearheading high-tech techniques growing a range of herbs in vertical racks. My write-up is on page 108.

Our special supplement highlights Spring Fashion and Weddings. All of the local businesses advertising in this issue are ready to help you achieve the look, the day and the experience of your dreams.
Enjoy a wonderful month.