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Lincolnshire Life October 2017 - Digital Copy


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Lincolnshire Life October 2017 - Digital Copy

The excitement of Scampton Air Show is behind us but we have a spread in this issue of images captured by Richard Picksley which give a real flavour of the spectacle enjoyed by the capacity crowds. You will find those on page 88.

Our features begin by marking the 125th anniversary of the death of Alfred Lord Tennyson. The former Poet Laureate, who was born in Somersby, is one of the country’s most famous Victorians. His reputation endures and his words still resonate, making him, even today, one of the most frequently quoted British poets. Read how our county inspired his work on page 44.

Mike Webster has made a second visit to Boultham Park in Lincoln to report on the progress of the restoration of this valuable green resource. Linkage Community Trust is the organisation which has worked in partnership with Lincoln City Council to bring fresh investment and purpose to the facilities in the park. Mike’s feature begins on page 96.

I was invited to join a group of Air Cadets at their annual summer camp at Beckingham. The training ground covers a deceptively large area of woodland and pasture land where young people aged 12 to 20 can learn skills which will serve them well in life. Read more on page 42.

The colours on the landscape in October make this one of my favourite months to be out and about. Maxim Griffin guides us along the route of another of his Lincolnshire walks. This month Maxim is in the Wolds, near Tealby, where it should be vibrant with autumn colour if you head there in the coming weeks.

Our Lincolnshire Life Food and Drink Awards 2017 are fast approaching. Last month we announced the finalists in our ‘Taste of Excellence’ categories and social media was certainly buzzing with excitement after the shortlists were posted. Our judges are now out and about visiting the top nominated three businesses for each award. A date for your diary is our ‘Oscars’ Awards Night which is being held at the Engine Shed, Lincoln on Thursday 2nd November. Tickets are now on sale and you can find details of the menu and entertainment for what promises to a memorable celebration of the best of the food, drink and hospitality businesses in the county.

Have a glorious October.