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Lincolnshire Life October 1966 (Vol. 6, No. 8)

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    The Editor's Column Hail Lincolnshire-champion cricketers of the Minor Counties! For those of you who do not follow cricket perhaps I should explain that the "Minor Counties" is not a derogatory term, but rather a name given to those counties which for one reason or another cannot support a full-time professional cricket team. The second elevens of the big-name cricketing counties also play in this league. And this year, for the first time in its history, Lincolnshire has won the championship and will fly the coveted Minor Counties flag at all its games next season. The lads from Lincolnshire never lost a match and I think they are deserving of the highest praise, for nearly all of them are, of course, amateurs-farmers, businessmen, etc. Well done the Yellow Bellies ! One of my most difficult tasks is trying to make sure each issue of our magazine has something of interest for Lincolnshire people no matter in which part of the County they live. Of course it is not possible to achieve complete success in this effort, but occasionally some editions are better in this respect than others. This month's is probably the best yet. Have a look at the contents opposite and you will see what I mean . . . Skegness, Sleaford, Grimsby, Boston, Belton (near Grantham), Donington (near Spalding) and Heighington (near Lincoln) are all mentioned, and the various articles inside refer to many other places in the County. You will notice that we have another in our series on Lincolnshire craftsmen. This time it is the turn of the tailor. There are still quite a number of these gentlemen at work in the County despite the growth of "off-the-peg" multiple firms. Long may they carry out their skilled trade. Many thanks to all those who wrote in and telephoned about the lovely cover last monthwasn't it a gorgeous tree ? Unfortunately I cannot reply to all correspondents because of the size of the task, but I do read your letters and enjoy them. Best wishes to you all. THE EDITOR. This mouth's cover... SOMERSBY RECTORY . . . a place dear to the hearts of Lincolnshire people, for it was here that the County's Famous poet, Alfred Lord Tennyson, was born on 6th August, 1809. Our picture-by H. D. Martineau-shows the house in its colourful setting on a summer's day. L 0 Lincoinshire Life Vol. 6, No. 8 OCTOBER 1966 County Property 4 Peace at Skegness 7 Crossword 17 Homes and Gardens : Manor Farm, Heighington 20 Farmwife Diary 23 Compass 24 Compass Rose 25 Grimsby's Old Market Place Today 26 Donington . . . birthplace of a famous explorer 28 Short Stories : Be Our Guest; Blood on the Grass 32-33 Life in Camera : Storm over Belton 34 The Other Lincolnshire 37 Lincolnshire Sketchbook : Sleaford 38 Letters to the Editor 40 Salt of the Earth 41 Lincolnshire Craftsmen : The Village Tailor 42 Ramblings 46 The Tennyson Poem 46 New Books 46 Lifepost 49 Life's Country Cartoon 49 Winter Holidays 51 Boston's Iron Bridge 52 Focus on Fashion : Skin is In 56 Boutiques in Lincolnshire 56 Poachings 60 Drive and Dine with Jeremy Bates 69 Behind the Wheel : The Renault 16 71 Music : A History of the Piano 71 County Diary 72 Lifelines 74 The Manuscript in a Red Box : The Final Episode 11-14 and 63-66 Editor : R. C. F. Faiers Lincolnshire Life is an independent monthly magazine devoted to the cultural interests of the County. It is published by Lincolnshire Life Ltd., from their offices in Brewery Street, Grimsby, and printed by A. Windle and Co. Ltd. (Est. 1888) at 411 Victoria Street, Grimsby. Annual Subscription Rates (12 I editions inc. postage) : 42/- ; U.S.A. and Canada $6. Special rate for Old Age Pensioners (U.K. only) 36/-. 1 1 Lincolnshire Life has the largest audited net sale of any County Magazine in the entire Midlands and North East. 3

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The monthly Lincolnshire Life magazine was founded in April, 1961 with the intention of championing the cause of Lincolnshire by recording its history, folklore, culture, personalities, dialect, art, etc.

The magazine has 'thumbnail' sketches of the history of all the county's towns and many of its 700-plus villages, histories of its major houses and castles and profiles of many of its smaller houses, in private occupation. There are accounts of major and minor incidents in the county's history, augmented through the magazine's correspondence columns and details of the lives of many of the county's personalities both past and present.

By recording aspects of the county's life which were happening at the time but which no longer exist, the magazine now has the only written account of some of these customs or events.


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