The Spires of Lincoln

st swithins 1801Despite Jesus’ assertion that: “And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 19:24) … Click to read blog post

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The Romans Arrive in Lincoln

When the Romans arrived in Britain in AD43 strong trading ties had existed almost since Julius Caesar’s abortive invasion. Rather than seen as invaders, in many places the British tribes welcomed the Romans, as did the Corieltauvi at Lincoln.   … Click to read blog post 

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The Richest Man in England

For many years the house at the northern corner of Steep Hill and Christ’s Hospital Terrace was known as “Aaron the Jews House”, but we now know that this is incorrect. There have been suggested two other possible locations for Aaron’s house   … Click to read blog post 

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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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