Category Archives: Cathedral

Cranky Jimmy, An Artist in Cork

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 … 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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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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How to Confuse the Visitor to Lincoln

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The wise Elders of earlier centuries of the City of Lincoln chose a unique way to name the streets of the city. Take, for instance, Castle Hill: Castle Hill is between Lincoln’s castle and cathedral but try as I might … Continue reading

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“Lincoln? Where’s That?

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Way back in the 1960’s the company I worked for took all its employees to London for a night out.  I think I must be going senile, I don’t remember much about the night, but one thing that still stands … Continue reading

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The Virgin Mary and the Wain Well

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The picture to the left shows Eastgate from the Bailgate junction.  Even though this line of Eastgate would go through the Roman gate from which it gets its name, the road would not have been trodden by a Roman citizen … Continue reading

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History “… is like a box of chocolates …”

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Yesterday I needed to take photographs of two houses I want to include in a forthcoming blog: one house is on Canwick Road and the other on Monks Road.  My wife kindly dropped me off at the north end of … Continue reading

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