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Lincolnshire Life May 1968 (Vol. 8, No. 3)

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  • 09-February-2011 04:56:50

    The Editors' Column Maytime, inspiration to poet and painter, writer and romantic, is with us again and how wonderful the Lincolnshire countryside looks as it stands once again on the brink of another summer. We are especially delighted this month to welcome Hugh Martineau to the first page of the editorial part of the magazine. H.D.M., whose academic ability and enormous sense of humour have made him widely respected in so many walks of life, has carved out a permanent place for himself in this county and you will find on page 30 some reminiscences from his pen of the town in which he lives-Woodhall Spa. George Levine, the well-known Norfolk antiquary, contributes another fine article this time on Old English Silver, and Peter Lely, ahead of his time as usual, pounds the beat on page 40 with a novel look at a novel Lincolnshire facetthe front at Skegness. We were delighted to be able to include a potted history of the thriving Lincolnshire Automobile Club and very thrilled when a large batch of hitherto unpublished photographs of Lincolnshire windmills arrived in the office from a former yellowbelly now living in London. The epic life story of Wing Commander Dowland, George Cross, appears on page 48 and its author, Leslie Hunt, asks us to point out that in a recent review we omitted to mention the price of his book. It is (just to set the record straight) 26s. 3d. and obtainable direct from him at 90, Woodside, Leigh-on-Sea. All proceeds to Royal Air Force charities ! We trust you have all admired the new Lincolnshire telephone directories and that you will be inspired to think carefully about the future of a certain little Lincolnshire cottage, a picture of which you will find on page 29. Until June then .. . Our best wishes to you all, COLIN CARR PETER CHAPMAN Joint Editors. This month's cover ... Lincolnshire Lincoonshire Life Lincolnshire Life has the largest audited net sale of any 3s. 6d. County Magazine In Britain Vol. 8, No. 3 MAY 1968 Lincolnshire Portrait : Mr. Hugh D. Martineau 15 Homes and Gardens 16 Farmwife Diary 18 Down Memory Lane 19 Letters to the Editors 20 A Lincolnshire Album 23 Close to the Soil 24 Lincolnshire Quiz solution 25 The Curious World of Antiques : Old English Silver 26 Your Heritage : A Plea 29 Reminiscences of Woodhall Spa by Hugh Martineau 30 The Stately Homes of Lincolnshire : Harrington Hall 34 Lincolnshire Poachings by David Robinson 36 The Millfield 38 Street Scene by Peter Lely 40 Bright Boots 44 Dowland G.C. 48 Lincoln Castle 52 Poetry and New Books 53 Cool Mood in fashion 56 The Lincolnshire Motor Pioneers 60 Behind the Wheel 67 Jeremy Bates 71 County Diary 72 Lifelines 74 Lincolnshlre Life is an independent monthly magazine devoted to the cultural Interests of the County. It Is published by LincoInshire Life Ltd., from their offices In Brewery Street, Grimsby, and printed by Richardsons and Coppin Limited, Ladysmith Road, Grimsby. Annual Subscription Rates (12 editions inc. postage) : 48/- (Overseas 52/-, U.S.A. and Canada $7). Special rate for Old Age Pensioners (U.K. only) 40/-. Bluebell Wood, spirit of Spring (Photo : Paul Popper Ltd.)

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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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