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Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Flag
Image:EnglandLincolnshire.png
Geography
Status Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region East Midlands
(North Lincolnshire and
North East Lincolnshire are in
Yorkshire and the Humber)
Area
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin. area
Ranked 2nd
6,959 km² (2,687 sq mi)
Ranked 4th
5,921 km² (2,286 sq mi)
Admin HQ Lincoln
ISO 3166-2 GB-LIN
ONS code 32
NUTS 3 UKF30
Demography
Population
- Total (2006 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 18th
1,004,200
144/km² (373/sq mi)
Ranked 15th
686,300
Ethnicity 98.5% White
Politics

Lincolnshire County Council
http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/
Executive Conservative
Members of Parliament
Districts
Image:Lincolnshire Ceremonial Numbered.png
  1. Lincoln
  2. North Kesteven
  3. South Kesteven
  4. South Holland
  5. Boston
  6. East Lindsey
  7. West Lindsey
  8. North Lincolnshire (Unitary)
  9. North East Lincolnshire (Unitary)

Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the east of England. It borders Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire. It also borders Northamptonshire for just 19 metres, England's shortest county boundary. The county town is the city of Lincoln, where the county council has its headquarters. Lincolnshire may refer to: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom Lincolnshire, Illinois, USA Lincolnshire, Kentucky, USA Category: ... Image File history File links Lincolnshire_flag. ... map of admin county File links The following pages link to this file: Lincolnshire Categories: GFDL images ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... 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This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Ian Arthur Cawsey (born April 14, 1960) is a British politician, and is Labour member of Parliament for Brigg and Goole. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... (John) Quentin Davies (born 29 May 1944) is a British Labour Party politician, and Member of Parliament for Grantham and Stamford. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... John Henry Hayes (born 23 June 1958) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party, officially though less commonly known as the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Right Honourable Douglas Martin Hogg, 3rd Viscount Hailsham, PC, QC (born February 2, 1945), is a British politician and barrister. ... The Conservative Party, officially though less commonly known as the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Edward Julian Egerton Leigh (born 20 July 1950) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party, officially though less commonly known as the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Shona McIsaac (born 3 April 1960, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland) is a British politician, and since 1997, she has been the Labour Member of Parliament for the Lincolnshire constituency of Cleethorpes. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Gillian Joanna Merron (born 12 April 1959) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Austin Vernon Mitchell (born 19 September 1934[]) is the Labour Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby in England. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Elliot Anthony Morley (born 6 July 1952) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Mark Jonathon Mortlock Simmonds (born 12 April 1964) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party, officially though less commonly known as the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Sir Peter Hannay Bailey Tapsell (born 1 February 1930, Hove) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party, officially though less commonly known as the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Districts in the Ceremonial County of Lincolnshire. ... Lincoln (pronounced //) is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, England. ... North Kesteven is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England. ... South Kesteven is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England, forming part of the traditional Kesteven division of the county . ... South Holland is a local government district of Lincolnshire. ... Boston is a local government district with borough status in Lincolnshire, England. ... East Lindsey is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England. ... West Lindsey is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England. ... St Clements Church, Worlaby North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. ... North East Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in the north east of England, bordering onto North Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire. ... The traditional counties as usually portrayed. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Norfolk (pronounced ) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ... Oakham Castle Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... Leicestershire ( IPA: (RP), IPA: (locally)), abbreviation Leics. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan and ceremonial county in the Yorkshire and the Humber Government Office Region of England, in the United Kingdom. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district with unitary authority status, and a ceremonial county of England. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... Lincoln (pronounced //) is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, England. ... In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ...


The ceremonial county of Lincolnshire is composed of the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire and the area covered by the unitary authorities of North Lincolnshire and North-East Lincolnshire. The county is the second largest of the English counties and one that is predominantly agricultural in land-use. The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... A shire county or non-metropolitan county in England, is a county level entity which is not a metropolitan county. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... St Clements Church, Worlaby North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. ... North East Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in the north east of England, bordering onto North Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire. ... This is a List of Ceremonial counties of England by Area. ...


For the purposes of a general geographical classification the county can be broken down into a number of sub-regions including: the Lincolnshire Fens (south Lincolnshire), north Lincolnshire version of the Fens are the Carrs, the Lincolnshire Wolds, and the industrial Humber Estuary and North Sea coast around Grimsby and Scunthorpe. The Fens may also refer to the Back Bay Fens, a park in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Lincolnshire Wolds are a range of hills in the county of Lincolnshire, UK. They are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and the highest area of land in eastern England between Yorkshire and Kent. ... Humber is also the name of one of the ranges of cars manufactured by the Rootes Group Humber is also the name of a river in Newfoundland, Canada, as well as a river and a college, both in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... For other uses, see Grimsby (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Scunthorpe (disambiguation). ...

Contents

History

Main article: History of Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire derived from the merging of the territory of the ancient Kingdom of Lindsey with that controlled by the Danelaw borough Stamford. For some time the entire county was called 'Lindsey', and it is recorded as such in the Domesday Book. Later, Lindsey was applied only the northern core, around Lincoln, and emerged as one of the three Parts of Lincolnshire, along with the Parts of Holland in the south-east and the Parts of Kesteven in the south west, which each had separate Quarter Sessions to act as their county administrations. Lincolnshire, England derived from the merging of the territory of the ancient Kingdom of Lindsey with that controlled by the Danelaw borough Stamford. ... Lindsey or Linnuis is the name of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom that lay between the Humber and the Wash, forming its inland boundaries from the course of the Witham and Trent rivers (with the inclusion of an area inside of a marshy region south of the Humber known as the... Gold: Danelaw The Danelaw, in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles also known as the Danelagh, (Old English: Dena lagu; Danish: Danelagen), is a name given to a part of Great Britain, now northern and eastern England, in which the laws of the Danes[1] held predominance over those of the Anglo... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... Lindsey was a unit of local government until 1974 in Lincolnshire, England, covering the northern part of the county. ... Parts of Holland is an area in south-east Lincolnshire, England. ... Parts of Kesteven is a traditional subdivision of Lincolnshire, England. ... The Courts of Quarter Sessions or Quarter Sessions were periodic courts held in each county and county borough in England and Wales until 1972, when together with the Assize courts they were abolished by the Courts Act 1971 and replaced by a single permanent Crown Court of England and Wales. ...


In 1888 when county councils were set up, Lindsey, Holland and Kesteven each received their own separate one. These survived until 1974, when Holland, Kesteven, and most of Lindsey were unified into Lincolnshire, and the northern part, including Scunthorpe Municipal Borough and Grimsby County Borough, going to the newly formed non-metropolitan county of Humberside, along with most of the East Riding of Yorkshire. In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ... This article is about a region in the Netherlands. ... A shire county or non-metropolitan county in England, is a county level entity which is not a metropolitan county. ... East Yorkshire Holderness Kingston upon Hull Beverley Boothferry Scunthorpe Glanford Great Grimsby Cleethorpes The Arms of Humberside County Council Humberside was a non-metropolitan county of England from April 1, 1974 until April 1, 1996. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district with unitary authority status, and a ceremonial county of England. ...


A further local government reform in 1996 abolished Humberside, and the land south of the Humber became the unitary authorities of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. These two areas became part of Lincolnshire for ceremonial purposes such as the Lord-Lieutenancy, but are not covered by the Lincolnshire police and are in the Yorkshire and the Humber region. A unitary authority is a term used in a two-tier local government system to describe a unit of local government that operates as a single tier. ... St Clements Church, Worlaby North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. ... North East Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in the north east of England, bordering onto North Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire. ... Flag of a Lord Lieutenant The title Lord Lieutenant is given to the British monarchs personal representatives around the United Kingdom, usually in a county or similar circumscription, with varying tasks throughout history. ... Yorkshire and the Humber is one of the regions of England. ...


The remaining districts of Lincolnshire are Boston, East Lindsey, Lincoln, South Holland, North Kesteven, South Kesteven, and West Lindsey. They are part of the East Midlands region. Boston is a local government district with borough status in Lincolnshire, England. ... East Lindsey is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England. ... South Holland is a local government district of Lincolnshire. ... North Kesteven is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England. ... South Kesteven is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England, forming part of the traditional Kesteven division of the county . ... West Lindsey is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England. ... The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. ...


A more recent event was the 27 February 2008 Lincolnshire earthquake, reaching between 4.7 and 5.3 on the Richter scale; it was one of the largest earthquakes to affect Britain in recent years. is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Richter magnitude test scale (or more correctly local magnitude ML scale) assigns a single number to quantify the size of an earthquake. ...


Economy

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Lincolnshire at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added[1] Agriculture[2] Industry[3] Services[4]
1995 5,719 657 1,769 3,292
2000 6,512 452 2,046 4,013
2003 8,419 518 2,518 5,383
  1. ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  2. ^ includes hunting and forestry
  3. ^ includes energy and construction
  4. ^ includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured

Agriculture

Farmland in Lincolnshire.
Farmland in Lincolnshire.

The county of Lincolnshire is an agricultural producer, growing large amounts of wheat, barley, sugar beet, and oilseed rape. In South Lincolnshire, where the soil is particularly rich in nutrients, some of the most common crops include cabbage, cauliflowers, and onions. Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat Wheat For the indie rock group, see Wheat (band). ... For other uses, see Barley (disambiguation). ... Two sugar beets - the one on the left has been cultivated to be smoother than the traditional beet, so that it traps less soil. ... Binomial name Brassica napus Rapeseed (also known as Rape, Oilseed Rape, Rapa, Rapaseed and for some cultivars Canola) known scientifically as Brassica napus, is a bright yellow flowering member of the brassicaceae (also known as the mustard family). ... Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Cauliflower within Brassica oleracea, in the family Brassicaceae. ... For other uses, see Onion (disambiguation). ...


Mechanisation around the turn of the 20th century greatly diminished the number of workers required to manage the county's relatively large farms, and the proportion of workers in the agricultural sector dropped substantially during this period. Several major engineering companies developed in Lincoln, Gainsborough and Grantham to support those changes, perhaps most famously Fosters of Lincoln, who built the first tank, and Richard Hornsby & Sons of Grantham. William Foster & Co Ltd was an agricultural machinery company based at Lincoln, UK and usually just called Fosters of Lincoln. The company was known for producing threshing machines, regarded as among the best available. ... The company bearing the name of Richard Hornsby (1790-1864), the agricultural engineer, was founded when Richard opened a blacksmithy in Grantham, Lincolnshire in 1815. ...


Today, immigrant workers mainly from Portugal and from new member states of the European Union in Central and Eastern Europe comprise a very large component of the seasonal agricultural workforce, particularly in the south of the county where more labour-intensive crops such as small vegetables and cut flowers are typically grown. This seasonal influx of migrant labour occasionally causes tension between the migrant workforce and local people, in a county which is still relatively unaccustomed to the large scale immigration experienced by other parts of the United Kingdom.[citation needed] The European Union (EU) was created by six founding states in 1957 (following the earlier establishment by the same six states of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952) and has grown to 27 member states. ...


Services and Retail

According to an IGGI study in 2000 (source), the town centres were ranked thus (including N Lincs and NE Lincs):-

  • Lincoln
  • Grantham
  • Grimsby
  • Boston and Scunthorpe (equal)
  • Spalding
  • Stamford
  • Skegness
  • Louth
  • Sleaford
  • Gainsborough
  • Brigg
  • Cleethorpes
  • Bourne
  • Horncastle and Mablethorpe (equal)

Public services

Education

Lincolnshire is one of the few counties within the UK that still uses the Eleven plus to decide who may attend grammar school. Many towns in Lincolnshire have both a grammar school and comprehensive school as a result. Lincolnshire's rural character means that most villages also have primary schools and are served by buses to nearby high schools. Lincolnshire is one of the few counties within the UK that still uses the Eleven plus to decide who may attend grammar school. ... The Eleven Plus is an examination which was given to students in their last year of primary education in the United Kingdom under the Tripartite System. ... A grammar school is one of several different types of school in the history of education in the United Kingdom. ...


Transport

A rural road in Lincolnshire.
A rural road in Lincolnshire.

Being on the economic periphery of England, Lincolnshire's transport links are poorly developed compared with many other parts of the United Kingdom. The road network within the county is dominated by single roads (A roads) and local roads (B roads) rather than motorways or dual carriageways – the administrative county of Lincolnshire is one of the small number of UK counties without a motorway and up until a few years ago, it was said that there was only approximately thirty-five kilometres (twenty-two miles) of dual carriageway in the whole of Lincolnshire. The M180 motorway passes through North Lincolnshire, splitting into two dual-carriageway trunk roads to the Humber Bridge and Grimsby, and the A46 is now dual carriageway between Newark and Lincoln. // Transport network Roads Being on the economic periphery of England, Lincolnshires transport links are less well developed than many other parts of the United Kingdom. ... A motorway (United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, and some Commonwealth nations) is both a type of road and a classification. ... This early German Autobahn uses a dual carriageway design. ... The Humber Bridge is the fourth-largest single-span suspension bridge in the world, near Kingston upon Hull in England. ...


The low population density of the county means that the number of railway stations and train services is very low considering the county's large physical size. A large number of the county's railway stations were permanently closed following the Beeching Report of 1963. Many railway lines were closed as a result of the Beeching Axe The Beeching Axe is an informal name for the British Governments attempt in the 1960s to reduce the cost of running the British railway system. ...


A daily through train service operated between Cleethorpes and London King’s Cross via Grimsby, Market Rasen and Lincoln until the late 1980s when it was discontinued following the electrification of the East Coast Main Line, which means that passengers now have to change trains at Newark when travelling to or from the Capital. However, the East Coast Main Line passes through the county and so it is possible to catch direct trains to the capital from Grantham. For other uses, see Cleethorpes (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Kings Cross station (often spelt Kings Cross on platform signs) is a railway station in the district of the same name in northeast central London. ... Market Rasen is a town in Lincolnshire, England within West Lindsey district. ... The East Coast Main Line viaduct at Durham. ... Newark (also Newark-on-Trent) is a town in Nottinghamshire, located on the River Trent. ... Grantham is a medium sized market town in Lincolnshire, England with about 35,000 inhabitants (40,000 including Great Gonerby), situated on the River Witham. ...


The only airport in Lincolnshire is Humberside Airport located close to Brigg. While small, it serves all of Lincolnshire. Humberside Airport (IATA: HUY, ICAO: EGNJ) is situated in North Lincolnshire, England, 10 nautical miles (18. ...


The county's biggest bus company is Stagecoach in Lincolnshire the new name for the Lincolnshire Road Car. Several other small companies also operate, some of which are listed in the links below. Perhaps the best known of these is the Delaine company. Stagecoach in Lincolnshire is the trading name of the Lincolnshire RoadCar Company Limited (a subsidary of the Stagecoach Group) a bus company, which formerly traded as RoadCar, and runs services throughout Lincolnshire. ...


A Sustrans cycle route runs from Lincoln to Boston in the South of the county (| Sustrans Lincolnshire). Canal boat decked in Sustrans logo Sustrans is a British charity which promotes sustainable transport. ...


Health care

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest trusts in the country, employing almost 4,000 staff and with an annual budget of over £200 million.


Lincolnshire shares the problems of elsewhere in the country when it comes to finding an NHS dentist, with waiting lists of eight months not uncommon.


Some of the larger hospitals in the county include:

  • Grimsby's Diana Princess of Wales Hospital
  • Boston Pilgrim Hospital
  • Lincoln County Hospital

Since April 1994, Lincolnshire has had an Air Ambulance service [1] which was extended to also cover Nottinghamshire in 1997. The air ambulance is stationed at RAF Waddington near Lincoln and can reach emergencies in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire within 25 minutes. From any accident in Lincolnshire an A&E hospital is only 10 minutes away by helicopter.


Politics

General Election 2005 : Lincolnshire
Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats UKIP BNP Green Others English Democrats Turnout
172,332 165,328 79,532 22,817 2,363 1,081 1,011 774 445,238
Overall Number of seats as of 2008
Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats UKIP BNP Green Others English Democrats
6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

The Conservative Party actually won 6 seats in the 2005 General Election and Labour won 5, but in 2007 the Grantham and Stamford MP, Quentin Davies, defected from Conservative to Labour thus changing the majority party in Lincolnshire to Labour. Grantham and Stamford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... (John) Quentin Davies (born 29 May 1944) is a British Labour Party politician, and Member of Parliament for Grantham and Stamford. ...

Parliamentary Constituencies
Constituency District MP Party
Boston and Skegness East Lindsey Mark Simmonds Conservative
Gainsborough West Lindsey Edward Leigh Conservative
Louth and Horncastle East Lindsey Peter Tapsell Conservative
Sleaford and North Hykeham North Kesteven Douglas Hogg Conservative
South Holland and The Deepings South Holland John Henry Hayes Conservative
Brigg and Goole North Lincolnshire Ian Cawsey Labour
Cleethorpes North East Lincolnshire Shona McIsaac Labour
Grantham and Stamford South Kesteven Quentin Davies Labour
Great Grimsby North East Lincolnshire Austin Mitchell Labour
Lincoln Lincoln Gillian Merron Labour
Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire Elliot Morley Labour

Boston and Skegness is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... East Lindsey is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England. ... Mark Jonathon Mortlock Simmonds (born 12 April 1964, Worksop) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Gainsborough is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... West Lindsey is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England. ... Edward Julian Egerton Leigh (born 20 July 1950) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Louth and Horncastle is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... There are two significant people named Peter Tapsell. ... Sleaford and North Hykeham is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... North Kesteven is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England. ... The Right Honourable Douglas Martin Hogg, 3rd Viscount Hailsham, PC, QC (born February 2, 1945), is a British politician and barrister. ... South Holland and The Deepings is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... South Holland (Dutch Zuid-Holland) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the west of the country on the North Sea coast. ... John Henry Hayes (born 23 June 1958) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Brigg and Goole is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... St Clements Church, Worlaby North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. ... Ian Arthur Cawsey (born April 14, 1960) is a British politician, and is Labour member of Parliament for Brigg and Goole. ... Cleethorpes is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... North East Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in the north east of England, bordering onto North Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire. ... Shona McIsaac (born 3 April 1960, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland) is a British politician, and since 1997, she has been the Labour Member of Parliament for the Lincolnshire constituency of Cleethorpes. ... Grantham and Stamford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... South Kesteven is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England, forming part of the traditional Kesteven division of the county . ... (John) Quentin Davies (born 29 May 1944) is a British Labour Party politician, and Member of Parliament for Grantham and Stamford. ... There is also the small town of Grimsby, Ontario Coat of Arms of Great Grimsby Great Grimsby is a seaport on the river Humber in the north of England, which has a population of 91,000. ... Austin Vernon Mitchell (born 19 September 1934[]) is the Labour Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby in England. ... Lincoln is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Lincoln (pronounced //) is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, England. ... Gillian Joanna Merron (born 12 April 1959) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Scunthorpe is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Elliot Anthony Morley (born 6 July 1952) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ...

Towns and villages

The non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire is characterised by the absence of any major urban area. The principal settlements and their populations are: Lincoln (87,500), Boston (34,606) [1], Grantham (33,243) [2], Spalding (18,731) [3], Stamford (17,492) [4], Sleaford (10,388) [5], and The Deepings (15,000). Many of the towns in the county continue to hold a weekly market, a centuries-old tradition reinvigorated recently by the growth of farmers' markets. Most of the urbanised area of Lincolnshire is on the Humber estuary, in the unitary authorities. Scunthorpe (including Bottesford) in North Lincolnshire, has a population of 75,892 [6], and the Cleethorpes/Great Grimsby conurbation in North East Lincolnshire has a population of over 120,000 (32,179 and 90,703 respectively) [7]. Lincoln (pronounced //) is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, England. ... , Boston is a town and small port in Lincolnshire, UK, on the east coast of England. ... Grantham is a medium sized market town in Lincolnshire, England with about 35,000 inhabitants (40,000 including Great Gonerby), situated on the River Witham. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about Sleaford in Lincolnshire. ... Map sources for The Deepings at grid reference TF150094 The Deepings is a collective term used to describe adjoining villages near the River Welland, 8 miles to the North of Peterborough and 10 miles or so to the East of Stamford. ... A farmers market near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. ... For other uses, see Scunthorpe (disambiguation). ... Bottesford is a southern suburb of Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, England and a civil parish in its own right with a population of 11,177 (2001 census). ... St Clements Church, Worlaby North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. ... For other uses, see Cleethorpes (disambiguation). ... There is also the small town of Grimsby, Ontario Coat of Arms of Great Grimsby Great Grimsby is a seaport on the river Humber in the north of England, which has a population of 91,000. ... North East Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in the north east of England, bordering onto North Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire. ...


For a full list of Lincolnshire towns and villages see the List of places in Lincolnshire page. This is a list of places in the ceremonial county of Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. ...


Tourism

The centre of Skegness, showing the clock tower and the “Jolly Fisherman“ sculpture/fountain.
The centre of Skegness, showing the clock tower and the “Jolly Fisherman“ sculpture/fountain.
A view up 'Steep Hill' towards the historic quarter of Bailgate in the city of Lincoln
A view up 'Steep Hill' towards the historic quarter of Bailgate in the city of Lincoln

The majority of tourism in Lincolnshire relies upon the coastal resorts and towns in the Lincolnshire Wolds. Skegness is a popular UK seaside destination and attracts many visitors a year. Along with neighbouring resorts of Ingoldmells, Chapel St Leonards and Mablethorpe it provides a number of amusements, leisure activities and beaches. Caravan sites are also very popular on the Lincolnshire coast. The market towns of the Lincolnshire Wolds also attract, with several having historic links. The wolds are also relatively popular for cycling and walking, with events such as the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival taking place bi-yearly. Download high resolution version (1700x1275, 108 KB)Personal photograph taken by Mick Knapton on May 15th 2005. ... Download high resolution version (1700x1275, 108 KB)Personal photograph taken by Mick Knapton on May 15th 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1536x864, 448 KB) Uploaded from flickr. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1536x864, 448 KB) Uploaded from flickr. ... A Lincolnshire beach in summer. ...


Nature is also an attraction for tourists with the South east of the county predominantly being fenland that give home to many species of bird. This is also the case at the nature reserve, Gibraltar Point. Saltfleetby and Theddlethorpe Nature Reserve offers similar opportunities with the reserve at Donna Nook having the advantage of a native seal colony that is a large draw for those interested in wildlife. Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is an area of approximately 430 hectares. ... Donna Nook is a bombing range on the coast of Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, used by the Royal Air Force. ...


Lincolnshire also offers small shopping facilities in Grimsby and Lincoln. Lincoln has the attraction of a historic quarter based around Steep Hill and the 800 year old Lincoln Cathedral and a trendier area around the University and at the Brayford Waterfront. Steep Hill is a popular tourist street in the historic city of Lincoln, UK. A view up Steep Hill towards the historic quarter of Bailgate. ... Lincoln Cathedral (in full The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln, or sometimes St. ...


Culture

Lincolnshire is a rural area where the pace of life is generally much slower than much of the United Kingdom. Sunday is still largely a day of rest, with generally only shops in Lincoln, larger market towns, and resorts and industrial towns of the North Sea coast remaining open. Some towns and villages in the county still observe half-day closing on Thursdays. Due to the large distance between towns within the county many villages have remained very much contained with most still having shops, pubs, local halls and local chapels and churches all of which host a variety of social activities for residents. Fishing (because of the extensive river and drainage system in the fens) and shooting are popular activities. Lincolnshire's unofficial county anthem is the Lincolnshire Poacher. The Lincolnshire Poacher is a traditional English folksong associated with the county of Lincolnshire. ...


People

Lincolnshire is relatively unusual in the composition of its population, being one of the least ethnically diverse counties of the United Kingdom (98.5 percent of the population describe themselves as "white"). Over recent years inward migration by people from ethnic minority communities has increased (particularly to population centres such as Lincoln) but the absolute number of non-white Lincolnshire residents remains very low.


Recently, the county has also witnessed a growing trend towards an in-migration of retired persons from other parts of the United Kingdom, particularly those from the southern counties of England attracted by the generally lower property prices and the slower and more relaxed pace of life. The relatively high proportion of elderly and retired people is reflected in many of the services, activities and events. Sleaford is considered one of the fastest growing towns in the East Midlands, with many professional people moving there in order to benefit from (relatively) low house prices, average crime rate and the selective education offered. This article is about Sleaford in Lincolnshire. ... The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. ... A grammar school is one of several different types of school in the history of education in the United Kingdom. ...

Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was born in Grantham
Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was born in Grantham

Those born in Lincolnshire are sometimes given the nickname of Yellowbellies (often spelt "Yeller Bellies", to reflect the pronunciation of the phrase by the typical Lincolnshire farmer). The origin of this term is debated, but is most commonly believed to derive from the uniforms of the 10th Regiment of Foot (later the Lincolnshire Regiment) when they wore yellow lapels on their red coats. For this reason, the coat of arms of Lincolnshire County Council is supported by two officers of the regiment.[8] A yellowbelly (or yeller belly) is a person from Lincolnshire, England. ... The 10th Regiment of Foot was raised on June 20, 1685 as the Earl of Baths Regiment for its first Colonel John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath. ... The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment was raised on June 20, 1685 as the Earl of Baths Regiment for its first Colonel, John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ...


Famous People

Lincolnshire has several famous figures associated with it and notable ones include

Present day figures include Sir Isaac Newton FRS (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727) [ OS: 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727][1] was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, and alchemist. ... John Franklin (April 15, 1786 - June 11, 1847) was an English sea captain and Arctic explorer, whose fate — and that of his last expedition — was for many years a mystery. ... Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (August 6, 1809 - October 6, 1892) is generally regarded as one of the greatest English poets. ... Charles Wesley (18 December 1707 - 29 March 1788) was a leader of the Methodist movement, the younger brother of John Wesley. ...

James Broadbent (born May 24, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning English theatre, film and television actor. ... Elizabeth Liz Smith (born 11 December 1921) is a BAFTA-Award winning English actress best known for her roles in the sitcoms The Vicar of Dibley and The Royle Family, and who also appeared in the 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. ... Sheridan Smith (born 25 June 1981) is a British actress. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts; born 13 October 1925) served as British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 until 1990, being the first and only woman to hold either post. ... Jennifer Jane Saunders (born July 6, 1958[1] in Sleaford, Lincolnshire) is a BAFTA- and Emmy Award-winning English comedian, writer and actress. ... Bernie Taupin (born May 22, 1950) is an English lyricist most famous for his collaboration with Elton John. ...

Language

The accent and dialect words of Lincolnshire are poorly known beyond the county, especially compared with more familiar accents, e.g. Geordie or Cockney. The effects of modern media, education, and in-migration to the county have substantially diluted the traditional accent, and many dialect words have been lost over recent years. However, the accent exists, and a native 'Yeller Belly' will still pick out a Lincolnshire speaker, possibly even being able to distinguish where in the county the speaker is from. The northern residents of Lindsey tend towards the Yorkshire dialect, with the accent of the south-east of the county (Holland and the Fens) being more similar to that of East Anglia. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... For dialects of programming languages, see Programming language dialect. ... This article is about the people and dialect of Tyneside. ... St Mary-le-Bow The term cockney is often used to refer to working-class people of London, particularly east London, and the slang used by these people. ... Norfolk and Suffolk, the core area of East Anglia. ...


In common with most other Northern and Midlands dialects in England, "flat" a is preferred, i.e. [baθ] over [bɑθ], and also in words like water, pronounced watter (though such a pronunciation is rarely heard nowadays). Similarly, [ʌ] is usually replaced by [ʊ]. Features rather more confined to Lincolnshire include: English English is a term that has been applied to the English language as spoken in England. ... English English is a term that has been applied to the English language as spoken in England. ...

  • Elaboration of standard English [eɪ] or [iː] into a complex triphthong approximating, and often transcribed -air- or -yair-. For example: "mate" [m(j)ɛːɚt]; "beast" [b(j)ɛːɚst]; "tates" (potatoes) [t(j)ɛːɚts].
  • An equivalent elaboration of standard English [əʊ] - commonly [oː] in Northern England - into -ooa-. For example "boat" [bʊːɚt].
  • Insertion of an extra schwa into the standard English diphthong [aʊ]. For example, the town of Louth is pronounced [lawəθ] by its inhabitants.
  • Vocabulary: "duck" as a term of endearment or informal address, "mardy" meaning upset or angry, "mowt" (pronounced like mout) for might,"while" as a substitute for standard English "until", "frit" meaning frightened, and the inimitable salutation "now then!?" (hello), sometimes written nairn to reflect pronunciation, but often drawn out into a sing-song nyEEEAaairn-myeeeaaairt!!! in the mouth of the more rural and traditional speaker.
  • In the north east of the county, around Grimsby and Immingham, the 'ur' sound is identical to that in Liverpool, so that bear, bare and burr all rhyme.

Lincolnshire has its own dialect 'champion', a farmer from the village of Minting called Farmer Wink (real name Robert Carlton), who has produced videos about rural life, narrated in his broad Lincolnshire accent, and who has a regular slot on BBC Radio Lincolnshire. A resident of Woodhall Spa, ironically one of the Lincolnshire settlements least aligned to the county's architectural style, has published a dictionary of words once prevalent in parts of the county. [2] Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... In phonetics, a triphthong (Greek τρίφθογγος, triphthongos, literally with three sounds, or with three tones) is a monosyllabic vowel combination usually involving a quick but smooth movement from one vowel to another that passes over a third one. ... Transcription is the conversion into written, typewritten or printed form, of a spoken language source, such as the proceedings of a court hearing. ... For other uses, see Potato (disambiguation). ... Northern England, The North or North of England is a rather ill-defined term, with no universally accepted definition. ... The IPA symbol for the Schwa In linguistics, specifically phonetics and phonology, schwa can mean: An unstressed and toneless neutral vowel sound in any language, often but not necessarily a mid-central vowel. ... In phonetics, a diphthong (also gliding vowel) (Greek δίφθογγος, diphthongos, literally with two sounds, or with two tones) is a monosyllabic vowel combination involving a quick but smooth movement from one vowel to another, often interpreted by listeners as a single vowel sound or phoneme. ... , Louth is a market town within the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. ... The vocabulary of a person is defined either as the set of all words that are understood by that person or the set of all words likely to be used by that person when constructing new sentences. ... A salutation is a greeting, in particular a formal greeting used in a letter. ... Intonation, in linguistics, is the variation of pitch when speaking. ... Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China Rural areas (also referred to as the country, countryside) are settled places outside towns and cities. ... For other uses, see Farmer (disambiguation). ... A mint is a facility which manufactures coins for currency. ... For other uses, see Video (disambiguation). ... , Woodhall Spa is a civil parish and village in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England about 10 km (6 miles) south-west of Horncastle. ...


Food

Lincolnshire has a number of local dishes:

  • Stuffed chine - this is salted neck-chine of a pig taken from between the shoulder blades of a pig, salted for up to ten months and stuffed with parsley stuffing (other ingredients are normally kept secret). Served cold, it's considered by many in the county to be an acquired taste
  • haslet - a type of pork loaf, also flavoured with sage (pronounced HAYSS-let in Lincolnshire but HAZ-let in many other parts of the county)
  • Lincolnshire pork sausages - most butchers in Lincolnshire have their own secret recipe for these and a competition is held each year to judge the best sausages in the county
  • Traditional Lincolnshire sausages are made entirely from these ingredients - Minced Pork, stale bread crumb (rusk is used nowadays) pepper, sage and salt. Nothing else! The skins should be nothing other than natural casings which are made from the intestines of either sheep or pig.
  • Pork pies - the same pork butchers will take a pride in their unique recipe for pork pies.
  • Plum bread - as with plum pudding, plum refers to dried fruit in this context, namely currants, raisins and sultanas sometimes soaked in tea.
  • Grantham Gingerbread - a hard white ginger biscuit.
  • Batemans ales - a beer brewed in Wainfleet and served in many pubs in the county and further afield
  • There are several small breweries, such as Newby Wyke Brewery (behind the Willoughby Arms in Little Bytham)
  • Grimsby is renowned for its fishing industry and historically Grimsby Fish has carried a premium price. Sadly, since the decline of the fishing industry following entry to the European Economic Community in the 1970s this is no longer the case, with the majority of fish sold at the town's fish market being brought overland from other ports. However Grimsby Fish is still a recognised product, one associated with a particular area that specialises in and is knowledgable of a particular trade (such as Sheffield steel or Nottingham lace).

This article is about the herb. ... In cooking, stuffing is usually a mixture of various ingredients used to fill a cavity in another food item. ... Haslet is an herbed pork meatloaf, originally from Lincolnshire in England. ... Some of the many varieties of Sausages A sausage consists of ground meat and other animal parts, herbs and spices, and possibly other ingredients, generally packed in a casing (traditionally the intestines of the animal), and preserved in some way. ... Lincolnshire sausages are a distinctive variety of pork sausage developed in and associated with the English county of Lincolnshire. ... Christmas puddings are often dried out on hooks for weeks prior to serving in order to enhance the flavour. ... Dried fruit is fruit that has been dried, either naturally or through use of a machine, such as a dehydrator. ... Batemans Brewery is really a front for the Mafia family known as the Carlssons. ... For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ... Wainfleet is an ancient port and market town on the east coast of Lincolnshire, England. ... Little Bytham is a scenic small village in South Kesteven in south Lincolnshire situated between Corby Glen and Stamford on the B1176, which is straddled by viaducts of the East Coast Main Line as the road passes through the village. ...

Events

Every year the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society which was founded in 1869 stages the Lincolnshire Agricultural Show. It is held on the Wednesday and Thursday of the last whole week of June at its Showground at Grange de Lings, a few miles north of Lincoln on the A15, which first held the show at this site in 1958. First held around the year 1884, it is one of the largest agricultural shows in the country, and is attended by around 100,000 people over its two days. The Showground is in regular use throughout the year for a wide range of other events and functions. Lincoln (pronounced //) is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, England. ... The A15 is a major road in England. ...


Each year RAF Waddington is the home to the RAF Waddington Air Show. The two day event attracts around 40,000 people and usually takes place during the last weekend of June. Waddington-based Hawker-Siddeley (now BAE Systems) Nimrod R.1 RAF Waddington is a Royal Air Force station in Lincolnshire England. ...

The Red Arrows, based at RAF Scampton near Lincoln are a popular attraction at the Waddington Air Show
The Red Arrows, based at RAF Scampton near Lincoln are a popular attraction at the Waddington Air Show

On the Monday before Easter, an unusual auction takes place in Bourne to let the grazing rights of the Whitebread Meadow . Bidding takes place while two boys race toward the Queen's Bridge in Eastgate, the end of which dash is equivalent to the falling of the gavel. The whole affair dates back to the 1742 will of William Clay. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 117 KB) Summery Red Arrows in Apollo formation at RIAT 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 117 KB) Summery Red Arrows in Apollo formation at RIAT 2005. ... Red Arrows Hawk at speed during a display The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, is the aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force, based at RAF Scampton, United Kingdom. ... RAF Scampton is a Royal Air Force station situated north of Lincoln in England. ... , Bourne is a market town on the western edge of The Fens, in southern Lincolnshire, England. ...


Corby Glen sheep fair has been held every year since 1238. Corby Glen lies at grid reference TF0025 in South Kesteven, in Lincolnshire. ...


The Haxey Hood village competition takes place every January, as it has for over 700 years. The Haxey Hood is most easily described as a game of football traditionally played at Haxey in the English county of Lincolnshire on the afternoon of January 6 or Twelfth Day. ...


Stamford Mid-Lent fair sees showmen converge on the town the week after Mothering Sunday, rides and sideshows filling Broad Street, the Sheepmarket and the Meadows for a week. Stalls selling Grantham gingerbread and nougat are a traditional feature. The following week sees them in Grantham. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Grantham is a medium sized market town in Lincolnshire, England with about 35,000 inhabitants (40,000 including Great Gonerby), situated on the River Witham. ...


The villages of Tetford and Salmonby hold an annual Scarecrow Festival in May every year. Salmonby is a village in Lincolnshire. ...


Also there is a Belchford Downhill Challenge which is held every two years where soapbox racers race down the hill at up to 30Kmph. The turnout have been up to 1,000. Belchford is a small village of about 200 inhabitants, in the heart of Lincolnshire, in Northern England. ...


In recent years Lincoln Christmas Market, a candlelit street market throughout the town, has been held at the start of December. Around the same time Christmas lights are turned on in Bourne, Sleaford, Skegness, and other towns. Lincoln Christmas Market, held in Lincoln, England, is one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe, attracting up to 250,000 visitors a year over the four day event. ... Bourne is a word from the Anglo-Saxon language of the southern half of England. ... This article is about Sleaford in Lincolnshire. ... , Skegness is a seaside town and civil parish within the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. ...


Throughout the summer The Stamford Shakespeare Company presents the Bard's plays in the open air theatre at Tolethorpe Hall, which is actually in Rutland. Tolethope Hall, Rutland, England is at grid reference TF023104, near Stamford, Lincolnshire and is the former home of the Browne family, of whom Robert (c. ... Oakham Castle Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ...


Spalding Flower Parade is held in late spring every year. Colourful floats decorated with tulip heads compete for a cup. The tradition was started in 1959, and draws coach tours from across Britain. Spalding may refer to: // Albert Spalding (1850–1915), American baseball player and sporting goods manufacturer Albert Spalding (violinist) (1888–1953), American composer and leading concert violinist Baird Thomas Spalding (1857–1953), English-American author Mother Catherine Spalding (1793-1858) was an influential American Roman Catholic nun Charles H. Spalding, American...


Symbols

The official Lincolnshire flag
The official Lincolnshire flag

The unofficial anthem of the county is the traditional folk song, 'The Lincolnshire Poacher', which dates from around 1776. A version of the song was the theme to BBC Radio Lincolnshire for many years. Image File history File links Lincolnshire_flag. ... Image File history File links Lincolnshire_flag. ... A flag for Lincolnshire was unveiled at five separate ceremonies across the county on October 24, 2005. ... The Lincolnshire Poacher is a traditional English folk song associated with the county of Lincolnshire, and dealing with the act of poaching. ... BBC Radio Lincolnshire is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Lincolnshire—apart from the northern parts of the county, which are covered by BBC Radio Humberside. ...


According to a 2002 marketing campaign by the charity Plantlife, the county flower of Lincolnshire is the Common Dog-violet. Plantlife is a U.K. plant conservation charity. ... A county flower is a flowering plant chosen to symbolise a county. ... Binomial name Viola riviniana Viola riviniana is a species of the genus Viola. ...


In August 2005, BBC Radio Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Life magazine launched a vote for an official flag to represent the county. Six competing designs were voted upon by locals. The winning submission was unveiled in October 2005 - see here. Lincoln has its own flag - St George's flag with a Fleur-de-Lys. BBC Radio Lincolnshire is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Lincolnshire—apart from the northern parts of the county, which are covered by BBC Radio Humberside. ...


The Lincoln Imp has symbolised Cathedral, City, and county for many years. In 2006 it was replaced as the 'brand' of Lincolnshire County Council by the stylised version seen on the header here which has lost even the unique pose of the carving. The Lincoln Imp is the symbol of the City of Lincoln, the county town of Lincolnshire, England. ...


Press

The county is home to three daily newspapers. The Lincolnshire Echo is published from Lincoln and covers the majority of the county, reaching as far north as Louth. The Lincolnshire Echo is a daily British regional newspaper for Lincolnshire, found in 1894. ...


The Grimsby Telegraph, as the name suggests is published in the town and its' circulation area covers ostensibly covers North East Lincolnshire although it reaches as far south as Louth and Alford. It's sister title is the Scunthorpe Telegraph and covers North Lincolnshire. All three are ultimately owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust. Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) is one of the UKs largest media companies and has interests in national and regional newspapers, television and radio. ...


There are also a number of weekly papers serving individual towns published in the county by Johnston Press. Johnston Press an Edinburgh newspaper group including The Scotsman publications and many local newspapers around the UK. External links Official homepage Categories: | | | | | ...


Television

The area is covered by two TV networks. In particular the BBC has, since 2003, provided the area with a local service, BBC Yorkshire & Lincolnshire, with main studios in Hull and facilities in Grimsby and Lincoln. Currently news is covered by a specialised Look North service for Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire, where it had previously been under only one news service covering the county and the whole of Yorkshire. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Hull or Kingston upon Hull is a British city situated on the north bank of the Humber estuary. ... Look North is the BBC local television news programme that covers Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. ... Categories: Stub | Yorkshire | East Yorkshire ...


From 1959 to July 1974 ITV programmes were provided by Anglia Television (although some coverage could be received from the Manchester-based Granada and ABC Weekend). Based in Norwich the company had news offices in Grimsby and Lincoln. Following a transmitter change ITV services were provided by Yorkshire Television. This company kept open the offices in Grimsby and Lincoln, although these closed in the mid-1990s. For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Associated British Corporation (otherwise known as ABC Television or ABC Weekend TV) was one of a number of commercial television companies set up in the 1950s by cinema chains in an attempt to safeguard their business by getting involved in television which was taking away their cinema audiences. ... For other places with the same name, see Norwich (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Radio

The area is covered by several local radio stations including:

  • BBC Radio Lincolnshire Can be heard throughout historic Lincolnshire although its' broadcast remit is the present county of Lincolnshire
  • BBC Radio Humberside The counties of northern Lincolnshire that were formerly known as South Humberside
  • Boundary Sound Newark
  • Compass FM Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham
  • Hereward FM Peterborough
  • Lincs FM Historic Lincolnshire
  • Priory FM Grantham
  • Siren FM Lincoln
  • Stump Radio Boston
  • Tulip Radio Spalding and South Holland
  • Viking FM North Lincolnshire and Humberside

BBC Radio Lincolnshire is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Lincolnshire—apart from the northern parts of the county, which are covered by BBC Radio Humberside. ... BBC Radio Humberside is a BBC Local Radio service covering the area of the former English county of Humberside, which was returned to North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire the East Riding of Yorkshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull on April 1, 1996. ... Compass FM Compass FM is a commercial station broadcasting from Grimsby in North East Lincolnshire, which used to be in Humberside until April 1st 1996. ... Hereward FM is the Independent Local Radio station for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire. ... Lincs FM is an Independent Local Radio station serving Lincolnshire and Newark, from the Humber to The Wash. ... Siren FM, sometimes known simply as Siren, is a community radio station based at the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom. ... Tulip Radio is one of the local radio stations of Spalding, Lincolnshire. ... Viking FM is a commercial radio station which has broadcast music and local information to the East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North-East Lincolnshire counties of England since 1984. ...

Places of interest

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The Manor House can be found on West street within Alford, Lincolnshire. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Alford Windmill, September 2005 Alford Windmill (pron. ... In the village of Alkborough, North Lincolnshire close to the cliff edge is Julians Bower, a small unicursal turf maze, 43 feet across, of indeterminate age. ... Ayscoughfee Hall is located in central Spalding, Lincolnshire and is a famous landmark on the fen tour. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... The Belmont transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications facility, situated next to the B1225, one mile west of the village of Donington on Bain, near Market Rasen and Louth in Lincolnshire, England (grid reference TF217837). ... Belton House, Lincolnshire, The South facade. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... Bolingbroke Castle, at Bolingbroke (or Old Bolingbroke) in Lincolnshire was founded by Ranulf, Earl of Chester, during the early 13th century, and in 1311 passed to the House of Lancaster; its most famous owner was John of Gaunt. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... English Heritage icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest. ... Boston Stump The Boston parish church, known popularly as The Stump, in Boston, Lincolnshire, UK is dedicated to Saint Botolph, the name Boston possibly being a corruption of Botolphs Town. The church is one of the largest parish churches in England, and has the highest tower, the so-called... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Bourne Abbey is the name of the parish church in Bourne, Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, England. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Branston Hall is an elegant country house in the Lincolnshire village of Branston. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Burghley House Burghley House is a grand 16th-century English country house near the town of Stamford in Lincolnshire. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Crowland Abbey Crowland Abbey, in Lincolnshire, was originally founded in the 8th century, and is dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin, Saint Bartholomew and Saint Guthlac. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Donna Nook is a bombing range on the coast of Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, used by the Royal Air Force. ... Dunston Pillar in 2004 Dunston Pillar is a stone tower that stands beside the A15 (the ancient route of Ermine Street, one of the most important Roman roads in Britain) approximately 10 km south of Lincoln near the junction of the B1178 (also known as Tower Lane). ... Sutton Bridge is a location in south-eastern Lincolnshire, England close to the borders with Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. ... Fantasy Island refers to two separate but related American fantasy television series, both originally airing on the ABC television network. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Gainsborough Old Hall in Lincolnshire is over five hundred years old and one of the best preserved medieval manor houses in England. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... English Heritage icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest. ... Gainsthorpe is a deserted medieval village (DMV) site in a field which is part of the present Gainsthorpe Farm in Lincolnshire, England. ... English Heritage icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest. ... Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is an area of approximately 430 hectares. ... Grimsby Dock Tower. ... Grimsthorpe Castle was originally a Tudor country house in Lincolnshire, 4 miles northwest of Bourne on the A151. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, founded by the Panton Brothers, Fred and Harold Panton, as a memorial to their brother Pilot Officer Christopher Panton, who along with 55,000 other aircrew of Bomber Command lost their lives during WWII. The centre is sited on the old Royal Air Force East Kirkby. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is a heritage railway based at Ludborough station, near Grimsby in Lincolnshire. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... Metheringham windmill, locally known as The Old Meg Flour Mill, was a six-storeyed, six-sailed, and tarred slender Linconshire type windmill with the typical white onion-shaped cap with fantail, built in 1867 to be used to grind flour from grain. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... National Fishing Heritage Centre Alexandra Dock Grimsby DN31 1UZ 01472 323345 Opened in 1991 the Fishing Heritage Centre depicts the 1950s hey day of the distant waters fleet. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... Natureland Seal Sanctuary is an animal attraction in Skegness, Lincolnshire, England. ... Normanby Hall Normanby Hall is a classical British mansion, located 5 miles (8 km) north of Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... The Pleasure Island logo Comedians in the Comedy Warehouse perform a musical number Pleasure Island is a section of themed nightclubs at the Walt Disney World Resort within the Downtown Disney shopping, dining and entertainment district. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The River Ancholme is a river in North Lincolnshire, England, and a tributary of the Humber estuary. ... Image File history File links Country_Park1. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Basilica of Saint Peter, portrayed by Viviano Codazzi in a 1630 painting, is the largest church in Christendom and often used by the Pope. ... English Heritage icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest. ... Stow is a small attractive village that dates back to Roman times when it was known as Sidnacester. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Tattershall Castle is a castle in Lincolnshire, England, north east of Sleaford, and in the care of the National Trust. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... English Heritage icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest. ... The Collection is the Lincolnshire county museum and gallery. ... The Humber Bridge is the fourth-largest single-span suspension bridge in the world, near Kingston upon Hull in England. ... The Lincolnshire Wolds are a range of hills in the county of Lincolnshire, UK. They are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and the highest area of land in eastern England between Yorkshire and Kent. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... The Wash, as seen looking west from Heacham, Norfolk The Wash is also the name of a 2001 film. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Thorton Abbey was founded in the 11th century by Augustinian monks. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... English Heritage icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest. ... Waltham Windmill Waltham Windmill is a six-sailed windmill located in the village of Waltham, five miles from Grimsby in North East Lincolnshire. ... Woolsthorpe Manor, Birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire, England, was the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton on December 25, 1642 (old calendar). ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Abbeys and priories in England is a link page for any abbey, priory, friary or other monastic religious house in England. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is a list of amusement parks which are or were based in the UK. Alton Towers Adventure Island American Adventure Barry Island Pleasure Park Blackpool Pleasure Beach Blackgang Chine Brean Leisure Park Brighton Pier Camelot Theme Park Chessington World of Adventures Clarence Pier Crealy Dobwalls Diggerland Drayton Manor Dreamland... Castles in England is a link page for any castle in England. ... Image File history File links Country_Park1. ... A country park is an area designated for people to visit and enjoy recreation in a countryside environment. ... The standard of English Heritage English Heritage is a non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom government (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) with a broad remit of managing the historic environment of England. ... The Forestry Commission (established in 1919) is a non ministerial Government Department responsible for forestry in Great Britain. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... A scene on a heritage railway. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Historic houses in England is a link page for any stately home, country house or other historic house in England. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... For other uses, see Museum (disambiguation). ... The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as The National Trust, is a British preservation organization. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The following is a partial list of zoological gardens (zoos): // Egypt Giza Zoo Alexandria Zoo Qariyet El Assad (Lions Village) South Africa National Zoo, Pretoria Johannesburg Zoo[1] East London Tanzania Saa Nane Museum and Zoo, Mwanza Afghanistan Kabul Zoo, Kabul Bangladesh Dhaka Zoo, Mirpur, Dhaka China Beijing Zoo Chengdu...

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  2. ^ includes hunting and forestry
  3. ^ includes energy and construction
  4. ^ includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured

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