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Lincolnshire Life September 2016 - Digital Copy

What an issue we have put together for you this month. 2016 is Year of the English Garden as well as the tercentenary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Steffie Shields returns this month with a feature about the magnificent parkland of Grimsthorpe Castle which has been under the stewardship of the Willoughby d’Eresby family for more than 500 years. You can read more about the county’s premier seat and Brown’s legacy on page 30.

In contrast, I visited a garden in New York, near Boston, which has been created over the past thirty years by compulsive plantswoman, Kathy Wright. Frog Hall’s postbox makes a colourful front cover for us this month and her story begins on page 34.

County people always provide great inspiration whether at work or play and we feature Boston United’s physiotherapist, Katie Cooper, whose job is to keep the team on the ball. Last year I visited two Lincoln based entrepreneurs, Paula Short and Rachel de Caux whose Glitter Lips cosmetic brand was achieving international success. The girls recently appeared on the latest series of BBC2’s Dragon’s Den. Read more on page 170.

September is a busy month in Grantham with the return of the biennial Gravity Fields Festival which creatively explores the physical sciences and Sir Isaac Newton’s association with the area. We have two stories, which preview the event and outline a special exhibition at Newton’s home, Woolsthorpe Manor. They begin on page 112.

You will find a wonderful selection of local retailers in our Fashion Supplement for Autumn/Winter 2016. These businesses work hard to bring the catwalk collections to our high streets and you can always be assured great service when you visit an independent store. 

The fashion pages are followed by the Autumn issue of My Lincolnshire Wedding. This includes a preview of our next Wedding Fair which is being held at Hemswell Court, Hemswell on Sunday 4th September, 10am to 3pm. We have a group of expert exhibitors who can help you make your day a truly memorable success. Entry is free, there are refreshments and light lunches available to order so I do hope, if you are planning a wedding, that we shall meet you there.

Here’s to a glorious September.