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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’s Royal Bishop

Geoffrey Plantagenet, sometimes known as Geoffrey Fitzroy, was an illegitimate son of Henry II.  He was born about 1150, before his father married Eleanor of Aquitaine. Even though he had not taken holy orders he was appointed Archdeacon of Lincoln in … Continue reading

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Murder in the Cathedral

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Lincoln and its Cathedral has been the background for many strange and bloody events, but the one described here is probably one of the most tragic. William de Bramfield was a subdean at Lincoln Cathedral, he would carry out the … Continue reading

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When the Spires were Removed

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I was going to write a blog about the removal of the spires of the West towers of Lincoln Cathedral but I thought this account from Lockyer’s Guide through Lincoln (published in 1856 so the writing style is a little … Continue reading

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