Cranky Jimmy, An Artist in Cork

James Anderton

James & Anne Anderton with the model of the Scott Memorial

James Anderton was born in Lincoln on 10th March 1825 and baptised in St Botolph’s church on 12th April 1825, his father, Henry, was a collar and harness maker, working next to the church.

James didn’t like school and, before his teenage years, worked as a day worker for local farmers, eventually he worked as a labourer on Towler’s farm at Boultham.  Click here to read the article

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A Hero of World War One

leonard james keyworthBorn in Lincoln on 12th August 1893, Leonard James Keyworth was the son of James and Emma Keyworth of 22 Coningsby Street, Lincoln.

He tried to join The Lincolnshire Regiment at the outbreak of war in 1914. Rejected, he successfully joined the 24th County of London Battalion, the London Regiment (the Queen’s) Territorial Force as a private on 16th September 1914.  Click here to read the article

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A Sketch of Lincoln in 1810

This description of Lincoln was written by Adam Stark.  He was as critical of the city as some of us are two hundred years later

Jon of Gaunt's Palace
LINCOLN is at present arbitrarily divided into two parts, known by the appellation of Above-hill and Below-hill, though, where this division begins or ends, perhaps none of the inhabitants can determine. The former part is the general residence of the gentry and clergy ; while the latter is mostly inhabited by merchants and tradespeople : the one being, according to the common estimation, considered as the court, and the other as the mercantile part of the city. Click here to read the article
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Snippets of History

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I was born in Lincoln a few years after the end of World War II. Lincoln in the 50s and 60s seemed a grey colourless place: buildings covered with the grime of centuries, the smoke and smell from the many … Continue reading

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This Lawn is NOT for Cutting

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Please sign petition at the end of this blogpost, thank you The City of Lincoln Council have put The Lawn back up for sale.  The asking price is £1,000,000, admittedly it has suffered from lack of maintenance and needs another … Continue reading

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100 Not Out

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Prior to The Public Libraries Act of 1850 libraries were only available to subscribers, often in stationery and book shops. The Public Libraries Act was eventually adopted by Lincoln Corporation on 21st January 1892.  The Corporation formed a Library Authority … Continue reading

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The Tallest Stucture in the World – or was it?

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Back in May 2012 I wrote The Tallest Structure in the World blogpost, in which I wrote about  Lincoln Cathedral. This week I received an email from someone who described himself as a sceptic and, although he made no claims about which was … Continue reading

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