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Stories of Steam & Oil

Lincolnshire’s industrial heritage told by those who know it best.

During Winter 2011, we worked with our loyal team of volunteers at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life to document the history of some of the key items in our industrial / agricultural collection. The volunteers, many of whom have a long history themselves of working in and around and on many of these machines, recorded short videos about their favourite engines and objects, and the proud industrial heritage of this county. Lincolnshire’s own Poet Laureate has even written a couple of poems to accompany this rich resource and we strongly recommend you go ‘full steam ahead’ and explore the nuts and bolts and stories herein…

Customer Notice: Viewing images and Online Ordering

As of January 2021, Adobe Flash Player is no longer supported and therefore browsers are disabling and blocking the software for security reasons. Lincs to the Past can still be used as a catalogue to search our collections for documents of interest, but you will be unable to browse through our digital image collections or view photographs. We are aware of this issue, and work is underway to make the contents of Lincs to the Past available by other means. We aim to complete this project during Summer 2021.



Thousands of object records are still available to view on the website and images can be ordered offline. For instructions on how to place an order please visit the 'Buy Images' page. Please do not use the online ordering system. For any queries about ordering digital images please email archive.copies@lincolnshire.gov.uk

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Last updated: 2 March 2012

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