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Alford, Viscount - MP
Alford, Viscount - MP
Alford, Viscount - MP

Installed 1851 by 1st Earl Brownlow, in Belton Park, Londonthorpe, to commemorate his eldest son Viscount Alford (1812-51). Alford, born John Hume Cust, was MP for Bedfordshire.

The Grade II listed Monument is now just within the bounds of Belton Park Golf Club.

DB 8 December 2017
Londonthorpe, Viscount Alford, John Hume Cust
Angell, Norman - Nobel Peace Prize winner
Angell, Norman - Nobel Peace Prize winner
Angell, Norman - Nobel Peace Prize winner

Norman Angell (1872-1967), winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1933, was born in the Mansion House at Holbeach. This blue plaque is mounted there.

He was an author, lecturer, journalist and energetic pacifist.

At one time MP for Bradford North, he served on the Executive Committee of the League of Nations after the First World War.

Ken Redmore, 2011

Holbeach, Norman Angell, Mansion House, Nobel Peace prize
Angell, Norman - Nobel Peace Prize winner
Angell, Norman - Nobel Peace Prize winner
Angell, Norman - Nobel Peace Prize winner

This is the Mansion House at Holbeach where Angell was born in 1872.

The blue plaque is fixed to the facade of the house facing the street.

July 2011

Holbeach, Angell
Ball, Albert - Victoria Cross
Ball, Albert - Victoria Cross
Ball, Albert - Victoria Cross
Blue Plaque located on the outer wall of King's School and visible from Brook Street, Grantham.

"Captain Albert Ball VC, DSO & 2 bars, MC 1897-1917 attended this school in 1906 & 1907.
 
He was awarded the Victoria Cross for most conspicuous & consistent bravery in 26 combats during which he destroyed 11 enemy aircraft & forced several others to land.

He was killed in action in May 1917 at the age of 20"

DB 11 March 2017
Grantham, Albert Ball, Victoria Cross, Blue Plaque
Bass, George - explorer
Bass, George - explorer
Bass, George - explorer

A memorial to George Bass, explorer, who was baptised in the St Denis's church, Aswarby in 1771.

The inscription reads:

In Remembrance of / GEORGE BASS / Naval Surgeon and Explorer // He discovered the Straits separating /  Southern Australia and Tasmania, / now named after him. // Born at Grange Farm, Aswarby, / he was baptised in this Church / FEBRUARY 1771

Mark Acton, 2017


Aswarby, St Denis, George Bass
Bavin, Nickel - prizefighter
Bavin, Nickel - prizefighter
Bavin, Nickel - prizefighter

A signpost in Billinghay remembering villager Nickel Bavin.

'During the 1920s local prizefighter Nickel Bavin would always oblige if called upon for a fight. His contests happened in the Market Place, on raw stones and gravel. He was a popular attraction at the annual October Fair.'

Mark Acton, 2018


Billinghay, Nickel Bavin
Birks, Anthony - Mathematician
Birks, Anthony - Mathematician
Birks, Anthony - Mathematician

Wall plaque in the south aisle of Donington (Holland) church. Anthony Birks was co author of :-

"Arithmetical collections and improvements. Being a complete system of practical arithmetic.

By Anthony and John Birks, Late Masters of a Boarding-School at Gosberton, and now of the Free Writing-School at Donington, Lincolnshire"

Copies available available in facsimile edition and free to download.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=FEtgAAAAcAAJ&pg=PR1&lpg=PR1&dq=donington+school+birks+arithmetic&source=bl&ots=p5vq0jtrJm&sig=t797WSCQH1kKCBgxo51Mw0TqYoc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiByYy49eHaAhWBV8AKHbK3CG4Q6AEIaTAG#v=onepage&q=donington%20school%20birks%20arithmetic&f=false  

DB 23 April 2017


Donington, Church, St Mary & the Holy Rood, Anthony Birks, Arithmetical Collections and Improvements
Boole, George - Mathematician
Boole, George - Mathematician
Boole, George - Mathematician

George Boole (1815-1864), born in Lincoln, was an outstanding mathematician. Though his upbringing was modest, his early talent was nurtured and he became a schoolmaster.

His outstanding achievement was to develop the algebraic logic which underpins computer science.

He is commemorated by this window in the north aisle of the nave at Lincoln Cathedral.

Boole, Cathedral, computer
Byrd, William - composer and organist
Byrd, William - composer and organist
Byrd, William - composer and organist

This Georgian house, 6 Minster Yard, stands on the site of the property occupied by William Byrd when he worked at the Cathedral.

October 2012

 

Buildings, William Byrd,
Byrd, William - composer and organist
Byrd, William - composer and organist
Byrd, William - composer and organist

William Byrd (c.1540-1623) was an outstanding composer of the renaissance period. He produced sacred music for Anglican services though he himself became a Roman Catholic in later life.

He was organist and master of choristers at Lincoln Cathedral between 1563 and 1572, residing at what is now No.6 Minster Yard.

This commemorative plaque is at No,6 Minster Yard, Lincoln. 

October 2012

Buildings, William Byrd,
Charlesworth, Edward - physician & psychiatrist
Charlesworth, Edward - physician & psychiatrist
Charlesworth, Edward - physician & psychiatrist

Edward Parker Charlesworth (1783-1853) was a physician and innovator in psychiatric treatment.

He acquired a large practice in Lincoln as a young man and played a leading role in both the Lincoln County [General] Hospital and the newly opened Lincoln Lunatic Asylum.

This statue, at the corner of Lincoln's Union Road and Carline Road, is by Thomas Milnes and was unveiled in 1854.

August 2014

Buildings, Edward Charlesworth, Lincoln lunatic asylum, Thomas Milnes
Cobbett, William - political writer
Cobbett, William - political writer
Cobbett, William - political writer
Spital in the Street, Ostrich or Spital Inn, Blue Plaque

Plaque unveiled October 2016 as reported in Market Rasen Mail :-

"The important former coaching inn at Spital in the Street now has a blue plaque, recording how political writer William Cobbett stayed there in April 1830 and wrote part of his celebrated Rural Rides"

https:////www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/lifestyle/plaque-unveiled-at-historic-spital-inn-1-7631117 

DB 30 June 2018

Spital In The Street, Ostrich, Spital Inn, blue plaque, William Cobbett, Rural Rides
Cobbett, William - political writer
Cobbett, William - political writer
Cobbett, William - political writer
Spital in the Street, Ostrich or Spital Inn

"political writer William Cobbett stayed there in April 1830 and wrote part of his celebrated Rural Rides"

https:////www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/lifestyle/plaque-unveiled-at-historic-spital-inn-1-7631117 

"William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, farmer, journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey.

He believed that reforming Parliament including abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers.

Relentlessly he sought an end to the borough-mongers, sinecurists and "tax-eaters".

He was against the Corn Laws, which imposed a tax on imported grain.

Early in his career, he was a loyalist supporter of King and Country: but later he joined and successfully publicised the radical movement, which led to the Reform Act 1832, and to his being elected that year as one of the two MPs for the newly enfranchised borough of Oldham.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Cobbett 

DB 30 June 2018

Spital In The Street, Ostrich, Spital Inn, William Cobbett, Rural Rides, Corn Laws, Reform Act 1832
Dennis, William - potato grower
Dennis, William - potato grower
Dennis, William - potato grower

William Dennis (1841-1921), 'Potato King', made his fortune as a potato grower in the Lincolnshire fens. He pioneered the use of light railways to carry the crops from his extensive fields to the public rail network.

The statue, made of bronze on a Portland stone plinth, was sculpted by P Lindsey and stands in front of the town hall at Kirton in Holland.

September 2011

Kirton in Holland, William Dennis statue, P Lindsey
Dickens, Charles - writer and social critic
Dickens, Charles - writer and social critic
Dickens, Charles - writer and social critic
Located at the former George Hotel now the George Shopping Centre, Grantham.

"Charles Dickens 1812-1870 stayed here at the George Hotel and in "Nicholas Nickleby" described it as 'one of the best inns in England'"

DB 11 March 2017
Grantham, Charles Dickens, writer, social critic, blue plaque
Dixon, James G - landowner & philanthropist
Dixon, James G - landowner & philanthropist
Dixon, James G - landowner & philanthropist

The 1859 memorial stone at Caistor Church of England School is a tribute to James Green Dixon (1789-1879) who was a corn, coal and seed merchant in the town.

He was a member of the well-to-do landowning Dixon family of Holton le Moor.

The inscription reads: "This school was erected / by the friends of / Mr James Green Dixon [as a] / memorial of his long and valuable services / in the cause of religious education 1859"

Caistor, James Green Dixon, Holton le Moor
Field, Paul - Children's Family Trust founder
Field, Paul - Children's Family Trust founder
Field, Paul - Children's Family Trust founder

Memorial to Paul Field founder of The Children’s Family Trust in Linwood Church, near Market Rasen.

"In 1945, our Founder, Paul Field, had a vision. He wanted all children to have the opportunity to have home where they could feel safe, supported and loved.

Paul decided to leave his work with the Waifs and Strays Society to found The Children’s Family Trust and to take into his own family the same kinds of children he had looked after previously but now, however, they were to stay within his family for life – on equal terms with his own children"

Paul Field and his wife Ruby lived at Lynwode Manor.

https://thecft.org.uk/who-we-are/ 

DB 12 May 2018


Linwood, Paul Field, Children's Family Trust
Flinders, Matthew - explorer
Flinders, Matthew - explorer
Flinders, Matthew - explorer

This memorial window is in the parish church at Donington. Flinders was born in Donington where his father was a surgeon.

"Captain Matthew Flinders RN (16 March 1774 – 19 July 1814) was an English navigator and cartographer, who was the leader of the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent.

Flinders made three voyages to the southern ocean between 1791 and 1810. In the second voyage, George Bass and Flinders confirmed that Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) was an island"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Flinders 

DB 29 April 2018


Donington, Matthew Flinders
Flinders, Matthew - explorer
Flinders, Matthew - explorer
Flinders, Matthew - explorer

A cast metal memorial in the church of St Nicholas, Partney where Captain Matthew Flinders married Ann Chappelle, step daughter of Rev William Tyler, of Partney on 17 April 1801.

Mark Acton, 2015



Partney, Matthew Flinders, St Nicholas
Foster, Charles W - clergyman & local historian
Foster, Charles W - clergyman & local historian
Foster, Charles W - clergyman & local historian

Canon Charles Wilmer Foster (1866-1935) was the principal founder of the Lincoln Record Society in 1910 and its editor for many years.

He was Vicar of Timberland and Canon of Lincoln Cathedral. His knowledge of Lincolnshire local and ecclesiastical history was exceptional.

Canon Charles Foster, Lincoln Record Society
Franklin, John - explorer
Franklin, John - explorer
Franklin, John - explorer

John Franklin (1786-1847) was born in Spilsby. As a naval officer he led expeditions to northern Canada in 1819 and 1825 before being appointed Governor of Tasmania (1836-1843).

His final expedition, to search for the North-West Passage in 1845, famously ended in disaster for him and his entire crew – there were no survivors – but, as in similar circumstances for other explorers, it did elevate him to lasting fame.

(The statue in Spilsby Market Place is in bronze on a polished stone ashlar base, 1861)

September 2011


Spilsby, John Franklin statue
Franklin, John - explorer
Franklin, John - explorer
Franklin, John - explorer

Detail of the lettering on the Franklin statue in Spilsby Market Place.

September 2011

Spilsby, Sir John Franklin statue
George III - English king
George III - English king
George III - English king

This bust of a rather smug looking George III stands in Lincoln Castle grounds.

Originally, this was part of a full height statue set up in 1810 on the top of Dunston Pillar.

In 1941 the statue was judged to be a hazard to aircraft - RAF Coleby Grange was close by - and taken down.

Frank Robinson, May 2011

Buildings, Lincoln Castle, George III, Dunston Pillar
Gilbert, Fred - piano teacher
Gilbert, Fred - piano teacher
Gilbert, Fred - piano teacher

A signpost in Billinghay remembering villager Fred Gilbert.

'Fred Gilbert was a piano teacher who rode around the village on an old-fashioned bicycle. He was so short-sighted that he wore up to three pairs of spectacles on his nose at the same time. Lessons were spent looking for lost pairs.'

Mark Acton, 2018


Billinghay, Fred Gilbert
Harrison, Edward - physician
Harrison, Edward - physician
Harrison, Edward - physician

Edward Harrison's home and base for his medical practice in West Street.

September 2016

Horncastle, William Harrison, West Street
Harrison, Edward - physician
Harrison, Edward - physician
Harrison, Edward - physician

Edward Harrison (1766-1838), born in Lancashire, practised as a physician in Horncastle for 30 years. He founded the Horncastle dispensary and the Lincolnshire Medical Benevolent Society.

He also founded the first infirmary for spinal diseases in London and was a notable advocate for medical reform on the national scene.

September 2016

Horncastle, Edward Harrison,
Ingelow, Jean - poetess & author
Ingelow, Jean - poetess & author
Ingelow, Jean - poetess & author

Jean Ingelow (1820-1897) was a very popular poet and children's author; she was well regarded by Alfred Tennyson.

She was born in Boston, eldest daughter of a banker, later moved to Ipswich and finally to London.

One of her best known poems is High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire 1571.

Jean Ingelow, Boston, High Tide Coast, poet
Ingram, Herbert - MP & newspaper founder
Ingram, Herbert - MP & newspaper founder
Ingram, Herbert - MP & newspaper founder

Herbert Ingram (1811-60), born in Boston, founded The Illustrated London News.

He represented Boston as a Liberal MP for four years until his early death in a shipping accident in Canada.

His statue, designed by Alexander Munro in 1862, stands in the Market Place in Boston.

March 2013

Boston, Herbert Ingram, Illustrated London News, Alexander Munro
Kilham, Alexander - founder, Methodist New Connexion
Kilham, Alexander - founder, Methodist New Connexion
Kilham, Alexander - founder, Methodist New Connexion

Alexander Kilham (1762-1798) was born in Epworth, son of a linen weaver, and achieved fame as founder of the Methodist New Connexion.

This branch of the church joined others to form the United Methodist Church in 1907 which in turn became part of the one Methodist Church in 1932.

This chapel in High Street, Epworth, opposite the Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, was built as a memorial to Kilham in 1860. It was converted for use as Epworth's Youth Centre in 1944.

The building is Grade II listed.

October 2016

 



Epworth, Alexander Kilham, memorial chapel
Langton, Stephen - Archbishop of Canterbury
Langton, Stephen - Archbishop of Canterbury
Langton, Stephen - Archbishop of Canterbury

In St Giles' church Langton by Wragby the south aisle window depicts Stephen Langton (c. 1150 – 9 July 1228).

"Archbishop of Canterbury between 1207 and his death in 1228. The dispute between King John of England and Pope Innocent III over his election was a major factor to the crisis which produced Magna Carta in 1215.

Cardinal Langton is also credited with having divided the Bible into the standard modern arrangement of chapters used today"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Langton 

Langton was probably born next door to the church in the moated manor.

DB 2 May 2018


Langton by Wragby, Stephen Langton
Lawrence, T E - diplomat & writer
Lawrence, T E - diplomat & writer
Lawrence, T E - diplomat & writer

One of several fine portraits in the main building at RAF Cranwell is this painting of T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) in arabic dress by Augustus John OM.

Lawrence enlisted in the RAF as aircraftman under the pseudonym John Hume Ross in 1922. Later, between 1925 and 1926, he enrolled as a cadet officer at Cranwell and during this period completed the subscriber's edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

Cranwell, T E Lawrence, portrait, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Augustus John
Lucan, Arthur - comedy actor
Lucan, Arthur - comedy actor
Lucan, Arthur - comedy actor

A plaque marking the birthplace in Sibsey of Arthur Lucan (1885-1954), born Arthur Towle, star of stage, screen & radio.

Mark Acton, 2017

Sibsey, Arthur Lucan, Arthur Towle, Old Mother Riley
Lucan, Arthur - comedy actor
Lucan, Arthur - comedy actor
Lucan, Arthur - comedy actor

The birthplace of Arthur Lucan, born Arthur Towle, famous for his role as Old Mother Riley on stage, screen and radio.

Born the son of a groom on 16 September 1885. Married his co-star Kitty McShane in 1913.

He died at the Tivoli Theatre, Hull on 17 May 1954 and is buried in the Eastern Cemetery, Hull.

Mark Acton, 2017

Sibsey, Arthur Lucan
Manning, Frederick - poet & novelist
Manning, Frederick - poet & novelist
Manning, Frederick - poet & novelist

Frederick Manning (1882-1935), poet and novelist, was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to UK to live with his friend Rev Arthur Galton in the rectory at Edenham in 1903.

He served in the First World War and, after Galton’s death, lived some of the time at the Bull Hotel in Bourne, where this plaque is located.

July 2011

Bourne, Frederick Manning, Bull Hotel, Arthur Galton
Marwood, William - hangman
Marwood, William - hangman
Marwood, William - hangman

The tiny workshop occupied by William Marwood in Church Lane, Horncastle. The door to his premises, to the right of the frontage, has been bricked in.

 

Horncastle, William Marwood, Cobbler shop, public hangman, long drop executioner
Marwood, William - hangman
Marwood, William - hangman
Marwood, William - hangman

William Marwood (1818-1883) was the official hangman or principal exectioner from 1874.

He developed the 'long drop' technique of hanging, a relatively speedy and humane process.

Marwood lived in Church Lane Horncastle where he had a cobbler's workshop. This plaque is mounted on the building.

Horncastle, William Marwood, blue plaque, public hangman, long drop, executioner
Newton, Isaac - mathematician & scientist
Newton, Isaac - mathematician & scientist
Newton, Isaac - mathematician & scientist
Blue Plaque located outside The George Shopping Centre and visible from High Street, Grantham.

"Sir Isaac Newton 1642 - 1727 site of a house owned by Mr. Clark the apothecary.

Isaac Newton lodged here whilst attending the Grammar School, Grantham, between 1655 and 1660.

Universally regarded as one of the world's greatest scientists"

DB 11 March 2017
Grantham, Isaac Newton, Scientist, Mathematician, Blue Plaque
Newton, Isaac - mathematician & scientist
Newton, Isaac - mathematician & scientist
Newton, Isaac - mathematician & scientist
Located on the wall of King's School and visible from Church Street, Grantham.

"In the hall of this school Sir Isaac Newton was taught"

DB 11 March 2017
Grantham, Isaac Newton, Scientist, mathematician, blue plaque
Newton, Isaac - mathematician & scientist
Newton, Isaac - mathematician & scientist
Newton, Isaac - mathematician & scientist

Isaac Newton (1642-1726), one of the most influential mathematicians and scientists of all time, was born at Woolsthorpe near Grantham.

He was educated at the King’s School, Grantham and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he spent much of his working life.

This statue, cast in bronze by William Theed the younger and completed in 1858, stands on St Peter’s Hill in Grantham.

August 2014

Grantham, Isaac Newton, statue, St Peters Hill, William Theed
Paine, Thomas - political writer
Paine, Thomas - political writer
Paine, Thomas - political writer
Located inside the former George Hotel now the George Shopping Centre, Grantham.

"Thomas Paine political writer 1737-1809.

He stayed here in the George Hotel from 1762 until 1764 whilst employed as an excise officer.

His writing inspired great passions. His grand vision of society advocated a world peace organisation, social security for the poor and elderly and freedom from slavery"

DB 11 March 2017
Grantham, Thomas Paine, political writer, blue plaque
Roberts, James - seaman
Roberts, James - seaman
Roberts, James - seaman

James Roberts (1752-1826) sailed on the Endeavour with Captain James Cook and Joseph Banks.

Roberts was a tenant farmer on Banks' Revesby estate and, along with his near neighbour Peter Briscoe, he was employed to give general support to Banks in the collection and recording of plants.

Roberts lived the last 30 years of his life in Mareham le Fen, the village adjoining Revesby. This plaque is in St Helen's church Mareham le Fen.

June 2013

Mareham le Fen, James Roberts, Peter Briscoe, James Cook, Joseph Banks
Robertson, William, Sir - WW1 field marshal
Robertson, William, Sir - WW1 field marshal
Robertson, William, Sir - WW1 field marshal

Sir William Robertson, who was born in Welbourn, was the first and only British Army soldier to rise from Private to Field Marshal. 

He served as Chief of the Imperial General Staff from 1916 to 1918 during the First World War.

This memorial is inside the church of St Chad, Welbourn.

DB 24 March 2018


Welbourn, Sir William Robertson, St Chad church
Russell, Rex - tutor & local historian
Russell, Rex - tutor & local historian
Russell, Rex - tutor & local historian

The blue plaque is fixed to this house, 11 Priestgate, Barton-upon-Humber, where Rex Russell lived and worked as an adult education tutor and author for more than 60 years.

March 2016

Barton Upon Humber, Rex Russell, 11 Priestgate
Russell, Rex - tutor & local historian
Russell, Rex - tutor & local historian
Russell, Rex - tutor & local historian

Rex Russell (1916-2014) was a local historian whose interests focused on issues such as enclosure, labourers’ movements, Methodism, friendly societies, education, teetotalism and 19th century cultural changes.

He was an accomplished artist and draughtsman and an inspiring teacher. He lived in Barton upon Humber and worked for most of his adult life in north Lincolnshire.

The blue plaque is 11 Priestgate, Barton upon Humber.

March 2016

Barton Upon Humber, Rex Russell, blue plaque
Scorer, Sam - architect
Scorer, Sam - architect
Scorer, Sam - architect

The garage designed by Sam Scorer on Brayford Wharf, Lincoln, was built in 1959-61 for the Lincolnshire Motor Company as a car showroom

In 1974 it was acquired by lincolnshire County Council and used as the library headquarters.

Following extensive internal refurbishment, It is now a Prezzo Restaurant.

Buildings, Sam Scorer garage
Scorer, Sam - architect
Scorer, Sam - architect
Scorer, Sam - architect

Sam Scorer (1923-2003), Lincoln architect, was a leading exponent of concrete shell design, especially in hyperbolic paraboloid form.

Examples of his distinctive work can be seen in the city and at several locations in the east midland region.

November 2012

Buildings, Sam Scorer plaque, hyperbolic paraboloid
Smith, Edith - first policewoman with power of arrest
Smith, Edith - first policewoman with power of arrest
Smith, Edith - first policewoman with power of arrest
Reported by the BBC on 19 October 2014 that :-

"A blue plaque honouring the first female police officer with the power of arrest has been unveiled in the Lincolnshire town where she worked.

Midwife Edith Smith came to Grantham in 1915 to help tackle prostitution after the billeting of 14,000 soldiers in the area during World War One.

She resigned from the force in 1918 and died five years later, having dealt with more than 380 incidents.

The plaque was placed on the wall of the old town police station"
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-29664720

DB 11 March 2017
Grantham, Edith Smith, Policewoman
Smith, John - New World settler
Smith, John - New World settler
Smith, John - New World settler

Captain John Smith (1580-1631), eminent figure in New England's development, was born at Willoughby, near Alford.

August 2013


Willoughby, John Smith
Smith, John - New World settler
Smith, John - New World settler
Smith, John - New World settler

There are two windows at St Helen's church, Willoughby, with scenes depicting John Smith's life in America.

August 2013

Willoughby, John Smith
Tennyson, Alfred - poet laureate
Tennyson, Alfred - poet laureate
Tennyson, Alfred - poet laureate

Buildings, Tennyson statue
Tennyson, Alfred - poet laureate
Tennyson, Alfred - poet laureate
Tennyson, Alfred - poet laureate

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) was born at Somersby in the Lincolnshire Wolds, son of the rector. He became a popular and long-serving poet laureate.

This statue by George Frederick Watts, erected in 1905, stands on the Cathedral Green.

March 2004


Buildings, Tennyson statue, Geroge Frederick Watts
Tennyson, Alfred - poet laureate
Tennyson, Alfred - poet laureate
Tennyson, Alfred - poet laureate

This bronze head of Tennyson is on display in the chancel of St Margaret's church, Somersby, where his father was rector.

May 2009

Somersby, Alfred Tennyson, St Margaret church
Todd, Richard - actor
Todd, Richard - actor
Todd, Richard - actor

In the churchyard at Little Ponton is the grave of Richard Todd Oscar-nominated actor best known for war dramas like "The Dam Busters", "The Longest Day", "Yangtse Incident" and "The Hasty Heart".

An officer in the 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion he was one of the first to land in Normandy in advance of the main D-Day landings. 

DB 25 February 2012 


Little Ponton, St Guthlac, Richard Andrew Palethorpe Todd, Gravestone
Tombs, Joseph - Victoria Cross
Tombs, Joseph - Victoria Cross
Tombs, Joseph - Victoria Cross
Blue Plaque located on the outer wall of King's School visible from Brook Street, Grantham.

"Lance Corporal Joseph Tombs VC 1888 - 1966 Attended this school in the early 1900s.

He was awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous gallantry on 16 May 1915 on his own initiative he crawled 100 yards under heavy shell and machine-gun fire to rescue four wounded men"

DB 11 March 2017
Grantham, Joseph Tombs, Victoria Cross, Blue Plaque
Weaver, Edmund - astronomer
Weaver, Edmund - astronomer
Weaver, Edmund - astronomer

Memorial in south chancel of Saint Vincent's Church, Caythorpe.

"In Memory of MR EDMUND WEAVER who by his own Industry from a low Education made very great Progress in the Liberal Arts and was justly Esteemed one of the best Astronomers of ye Age.

In Private Life a tender Husband an indulgent Father A quiet Neighbour A cheerful Companion A sincere Friend and a good Churchman. he Departed this Life in a faithful assurance of a better, Dec y 27, 1748 aged 65 years"

"an English astronomer, land surveyor, and friend to William Stukeley. Weaver's The British Telescope ephemerides (astronomical tables) is considered an important 18th-century publication on the movement of planets"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Weaver_(astronomer) 

Lincoln University, School of Mathematics and Physics, held the first annual Edmund Weaver Lecture in Astronomy on 11 October 2017.

DB 25 April 2018

Caythorpe, Saint Vincent, Church, Edmund Weaver, astronomer, land surveyor, Stukeley, ephemerides
Wellington, Duke of - peer & army leader
Wellington, Duke of - peer & army leader
Wellington, Duke of - peer & army leader

Erected in woodland on the edge of Woodhall Spa in 1844 by Col. Richard Elmhurst. It is a granite obelisk surmounted by bust of the Duke of Wellington.

An inscribed panel on the base records that the adjacent Waterloo Wood was planted "from Acorns Sown Immediately After the Memorable Battle of Waterloo".

 

DB 28 December 2017 


Woodhall Spa, Wellington monument, Col Richard Elmhurst
Wells, Sophie - paralympic horsewoman
Wells, Sophie - paralympic horsewoman
Wells, Sophie - paralympic horsewoman

This gold-painted letter box is in Castle Square, Lincoln, on the approach to Excequergate Arch.

The plaque reads "This post box has been painted gold by Royal Mail to celebrate Sophie Wells Gold Medal winner London 2012 Olympic Games Equestrian: Team, Open".

Over 100 post boxes, throughout the country, were painted gold by Royal Mail to celebrate every Team GB and Paralympics GB gold medal won during the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

Sophie Wells from Lincoln won a team gold and two individual silver medals at the Paralympic Games.

DB 27 February 2018 


Streets, Sophie Wells, Castlew Sqare, Exchequergate Arch
Wesley, John - religious reformer & evangelist
Wesley, John - religious reformer & evangelist
Wesley, John - religious reformer & evangelist

As a young man, John Wesley was a curate at Wroot for two years, where his father was then rector.

This commemorative stone stands at the entrance to Wroot churchyard.

Ken Redmore, 2010


Wroot, John Wesley, St Pancras church
Wilderspin, Samuel - education reformer
Wilderspin, Samuel - education reformer
Wilderspin, Samuel - education reformer

Samuel Wilderspin became an internationally known pioneer of infant education.

The infants’ school on Queen Street in Barton upon Humber was a model school built in 1844 according to his principles.

It is now a museum.

Frank Robinson, October 2010


Barton Upon Humber, Samuel Wilderspin
Yarborough, Lady Sophia - peeress
Yarborough, Lady Sophia - peeress
Yarborough, Lady Sophia - peeress

The mausoleum in Great Limber (TA133088) on the Brocklesby estate was designed by James Wyatt, in the late eighteenth century.

It commemorates Lady Sophia, the wife of the first Baron Yarborough, who died at the age of 33 in 1786.

It is described as majestic and 'undoubtedly Wyatt's masterpiece' by Pevsner.

Inside the Mausoleum is a figure of Lady Sophia by Joseph Nollekens.

Frank Robinson, 2009

Great Limber, Nollekens, sophia Yarborough, James Wyatt