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Lincolnshire Life September 2017 - Digital Copy


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Lincolnshire Life September 2017 - Digital Copy

You have probably noticed that this is a landmark issue for Lincolnshire Life, with the inclusion of a Souvenir Supplement to accompany the launch of Scampton Airshow.

We are proud to be sponsoring one of the privileged viewing enclosures at the show, the Lincolnshire Garden, and this issue will be available to those ticket holders.

Our supplement begins on page 135. We have included a full programme and map of the airfield, as well as interviews with Flight Lieutenant Matt Masters, Red 4 who describes his build up to what will be the Red Arrows’ last domestic displays of the season; an update from Andrew Panton at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at Easy Kirkby on the restoration of ‘Just Jane’; we meet International Bomber Command Centre volunteers as the building work nears completion and have a preview of the RAF100 celebratory exhibitions: Lincolnshire in World War One – Bastion in the Air launching in April 2018. Enter our competition and you could win a private tour of IBCC for up to ten people.

As we go to print the aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with Merlin engines have been grounded due to a technical difficulty. The BBMF are due to fly at Scampton so, fingers crossed, the issues will be resolved and these national aviation heirlooms will be in the skies for this new military airshow in their home ‘Bomber County’.

Turn to the rest of the magazine and you will find a wealth of county stories, from the opening of a new museum dedicated to all things WW2, to our Autumn/Winter 2017 Fashion pages; from a Marshchapel based author who is hitting national headlines to a Lincoln based school student who is a new star of the BBC’s Poldark series.

Our office has been tinged with sadness though, as we said goodbye to David Robinson, a former editor and contributor to the magazine who passed away last month aged 89. David had been a part of Lincolnshire Life for more than fifty years. I have written of my own fond memories of David and we have republished a poem which Judy Theobald wrote to mark his retirement from the magazine in 2011.

Finally, we have the best of Lincolnshire food, walks, events and property to help you make the most of what is promising to be a brilliant September in Lincolnshire.