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Lincolnshire Life October 2020 - Digital Copy


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Lincolnshire Life October 2020 - Digital Copy

Firstly, I must thank all our readers who have sent in their nominations for Taste of Excellence 2020. This is our 25th anniversary of the awards and while we are not running the competition on the scale of previous years, our redefined categories have resonated with how businesses in the hospitality and tourism sectors have responded to these challenging times. We have already received 1,000s of nominations but entries do not close until 16th October so please keep them coming.

It brought a smile to my face that many of you, like me, love an afternoon tea. This British tradition has fitted the bill perfectly this spring and summer; whether you ordered a delivery to your home from your favourite tea shop or booked a table once restrictions were lifted, we all felt we deserved a treat. Our Lite Bites review is a visit I made to Doddington Hall, to experience their Tea Room & Secret Garden. What was originally planned to be open until the end of last month has been such a hit that it will be in place until Christmas. Read more on page 74.

We love to feature outstanding county people in Lincolnshire Life and this month is no exception. Barbara Young interviewed Kerrin Wilson, Assistant Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police. Kerrin is a founder member of GLOW (Greater Lincolnshire’s Outstanding Women) a group formed as a networking circle for female executives in the county, with an aim to inspire the next generation. Barbara’s feature begins on page 44.

Kate Chapman spoke to Ben Tindale, a butcher from Holbeach who recently won, not one, but two international awards for his skills. Ben could not have chosen a busier time to compete but he was still able to excel in the online competition. Read more on page 66.

Artisan skills have made The Repair Shop a popular TV programme and Matt Limb’s visit to fisherman and toolmaker Barry Grantham is equally fascinating. Barry makes highly desirable and collectable Scottie fly fishing rods which attract buyers worldwide. Turn to page 116 to read on.

Finally, we will be celebrating Lincolnshire Day on 1st October. This is certainly the year to reflect on how lucky we are to have open landscapes, wonderful local businesses to rely on and the support of our communities.