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Lincolnshire Life November 2016 - Digital Copy


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Lincolnshire Life November 2016 - Digital Copy

We have had so much pleasure putting this issue of Lincolnshire Life together for you. Big editions are always a challenge because we are a relatively small team who work on the magazine but with the help of our wonderful editorial contributors and photographers we are able to cover the county from the Humber to The Wash.

Colin Smale is a writer and photographer whose love of Lincolnshire is evident in his words and images. Colin’s atmospheric photographs capture the many moods of our beautiful county and his words this month reflect on the landscape, characters and heritage of the Fenlands. His feature begins on page 62.

Another county resident who finds the surrounding landscape and wildlife really fires her imagination is Oasby based artist Bridget Skanski-Such. Kate Chapman caught up with Bridget in her studio and you can read more on page 44.

Many readers will already know of T E Lawrence’s connection to Lincolnshire, when he was posted to RAF Cranwell and explored the county on his motorbike. A new exhibition at the National Civil War Centre in Newark revisits his incredible story and reveals the finds from recent archaeology in Jordan. Turn to page 120 to read more.

We are greatly looking forward to welcoming over 200 guests to the Lincolnshire Life ‘Taste of Excellence’ Food & Drink Awards this month. The awards evening is being held at The Oaklands Hall Hotel, Laceby and we shall of course have a full report on the winners and celebrations in our next issue. Meanwhile, this is the time to book festive celebrations and enjoy some of the wonderful local and seasonal produce which our bountiful county provides. Our Dining Out section is packed with local cafes, pubs and restaurants ready to tempt and delight you.

November’s issue would also not be complete without our first Christmas Gift Guide, which is bursting with inspirational ideas for presents for the whole family – yes, even those tricky people who you think have everything! The independent county businesses on these pages offer outstanding choice, value and service. They are waiting to help you fill your Christmas stockings.

And finally, don’t forget to come and say hello to us on our stand at the Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair which is held at the Lincolnshire Showground on the last weekend of this month.

Wishing you a thoroughly enjoyable month.