Tag Archives: Lincoln

Where Was The Bail Gate?

In the Middle Ages Lincoln was made up of three self governing areas, the City, the Close and the Bail.   These areas were managed through their own courts.  The freemen made the laws and carried them out.  The system was … Continue reading

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This Victory is Lost

Shortly before and after World War One, the area around Boultham Park Road was growing with new housing.  Boultham Hall and its surrounding land, totalling something like 5,000 acres was sold in 1913 to Nottingham develop…  Click to read this article

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A Hero of World War One

Born 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 … Continue reading

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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 LINCOLN is at present arbitrarily divided into two parts, known by the appellation of Above-hill … Continue reading

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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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