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Lincolnshire Life November 2019 - Digital Copy


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Lincolnshire Life November 2019 - Digital Copy

Our Diary pages are packed this month so we are sure to have something in this issue to persuade you to leave the fireside. Gainsborough will play host to one of the first events in the Mayflower 400 programme, celebrating the history of the Pilgrim Fathers in Lincolnshire. Illuminate Gainsborough is taking place on 16th November when there will be digital projections and processions to ‘shine a light’ on the Separatists story. Read Stephen Wade’s feature on page 130.

There are also some wonderful concerts as well as shows happening this month so be sure to browse through The Diary to pick your ‘must-see’ events.

Kate Chapman has been busy interviewing two county entrepreneurs who have their own remarkable stories to tell. Sandra Murphy is a businesswoman and equestrian who has developed a unique liquid feed for horses which has proved a life-saver. Read more on page 144.

Competing for investment in her company by being one of the contestants on the 15th series of BBC One’s The Apprentice is Stamford based Marianne Rawlins. She had to remain tight-lipped as to the outcome but as I sit writing, Marianne is still in the running. Read her story so far on page 42.

We have a very exciting competition for readers courtesy of Lincolnshire’s longest established independent retailer, Oldrids & Downtown. One lucky reader will ‘Win Christmas’ from Oldrids & Downtown with a £1,000 voucher to spend in their department stores. The family owned business was established in 1804 and has stores in Boston, Grantham and Scunthorpe. Details of how to enter are on the facing page and you can find inspirational gift ideas from Oldrids & Downtown in our Gift Guide starting on page 77.

November is certainly an action-packed month at our offices. Tickets are sold out, judging is complete and preparations are well underway for our Taste of Excellence Awards night on Thursday 7th November. We will be recreating Moulin Rouge at The Engine Shed and we know many of you are finding costumes and outfits to match the theme. No pressure – I had better get to grips with what I will be wearing!

Finally, just a reminder we will also be at this year’s Food & Gift Fair at the Lincolnshire Showground, 29th November to 1st December. Look forward to seeing you there.