Monthly Archives: August 2013

These Water Tanks Never Made It To Mesopotamia

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I am sure most Lincolnians would understand the relevance of the title of this blogpost. By Christmas 1914 the opposing armies of the First World War became bogged down in mud and reached stalemate: each dug trenches in the battlefields of … Continue reading

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The Italian Stone Man

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This unusual, neglected building stands on Canwick Road. Joseph Fambrini, born in Italy in 1815, was a plaster manufacturer and landlord at the Packet Inn on Waterside North.  He later moved to the Crown & Cushion (now the Pelham Bridge) … Continue reading

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What’s this Lincolnshire Stuff?

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Lincolnshire Longwool was once one of the most important breeds of sheep in this country.  These sheep made the fortunes of many families in Lincolnshire: the wool from the sheep was exported to Europe and the sheep were walked to … Continue reading

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