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Binbrook, Opening of Rifle Range
Binbrook, Opening of Rifle Range
Binbrook, Opening of Rifle Range

Binbrook is a village in the Lincolnshire Wolds with a population around 700 people.

The event recorded here is the opening of the Rifle Range prior to the First World War.

Nearby RAF Binbrook is now the village of Brookenby.

postcard, 1909

Binbrook, rifle range
Cleethorpes, Opening of Kingsway,1906
Cleethorpes, Opening of Kingsway,1906
Cleethorpes, Opening of Kingsway,1906

A Great Grimsby Street Tramways vehicle decorated for the opening of the Kingsway promenade on 12July 1906 by Lady Henderson, wife of the Chairman of the Great Central Railway.

A postcard by Bullen, Grimsby

Cleethorpes, Kingsway, tram
Grimsby, royal visit
Grimsby, royal visit
Grimsby, royal visit

King George V & Queen Mary visited Grimsby on the morning of 22 July 1912 prior to the opening of Immingham Docks the same day.

postcard by J. S. Bullen of Grimsby

Grimsby, royal visit, George V
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Longwool Sheep
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Longwool Sheep
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Longwool Sheep

Lincoln Longwool Sheep on display at Heckington Show.

"Historically, the Lincoln Longwool is one of our most important native breeds of sheep.

A large dual-purpose breed developed to carry a heavy fleece of strong, lustrous, lanolin-rich wool combined with a substantial mutton carcass providing both meat and tallow.

Lincolnshire was already famous for its sheep in the Middle Ages when the wool trade was crucial to Britain’s economy and Lincoln was one of the seven ‘staple’ (official exporting) towns of England"

http://www.lincolnlongwools.co.uk/breed.php 

DB 24 July 2010 

Heckington, Show, Lincoln Longwool Sheep
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Red Cattle
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Red Cattle
Heckington, Heckington Show, Lincoln Red Cattle

Lincoln Red Cattle on display at Heckington Show.

"THE WRAGBY HERD OF PEDIGREE LINCOLN RED CATTLE

CALF AT FOOT"

"The Lincoln Red is an old breed of beef cattle, originating from Lincolnshire in eastern England.

They were selectively bred from the indigenous draught cattle of the region by crossing with the Durham type Shorthorn to produce a dual purpose breed"

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

See also

http://www.lincolnredcattlesociety.co.uk/breed-history.php  

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Show, Lincoln Red Cattle
Heckington, Heckington Show, Show Office, The Old Library
Heckington, Heckington Show, Show Office, The Old Library
Heckington, Heckington Show, Show Office, The Old Library

"The Largest Village Show in England!​" 

"Heckington Show has its origins in the village’s 900 year old feast week linked to the Feast of St Mary.

We can trace a country show back to 1863 and the current site has been the Show’s venue since 1867"

http://www.heckingtonshow.org.uk/history.html 

DB 28 July 2018

Heckington, Show Office, Village Show
Horncastle, Horse Fair
Horncastle, Horse Fair
Horncastle, Horse Fair

Horncastle's August Horse Fair was said to be the largest in Europe.

It is thought to originate in the 13th century; the last was held in 1948.

During the nineteenth century the fair lasted for a fortnight and hudred of horses of all ytpes were sold.

from an engraving of 1865 by Sheldon Williams

Horncastle, Horse Fair, Sheldon Williams
Laughton, celebration
Laughton, celebration
Laughton, celebration
Lady M Meynell, wife of Col Francis Hugo Lindley Meynell, is the chief guest at this village event on 8 October 1906.
Laughton, Lady Maynell
Lincoln, Royal Show 1907
Lincoln, Royal Show 1907
Lincoln, Royal Show 1907

The annual show of the Royal Agriculture Society of England was held in Lincoln on three occasions (1854, 1907, 1947).

In 1907 the showground was set up on the West Common for the 3-day event.

King Edward VII attended this show and is shown here being driven along West Parade towards the city centre, presumably after his visit to the show.

Postcard, 1907

Lincoln Royal Show, 1907, West Common, West Parade
Lincoln, Royal Show 1907
Lincoln, Royal Show 1907
Lincoln, Royal Show 1907

The annual show of the Royal Agriculture Society of England was held in Lincoln on three occasions (1854, 1907, 1947).

In 1907 the showground was set up on the West Common for the 3-day event.

King Edward VII (on the extreme left) was driven in style around the showground.

Postcard, 1907

Lincoln Royal Show, 1907, King Edward VII,
Lincoln, Royal Show, 1907
Lincoln, Royal Show, 1907
Lincoln, Royal Show, 1907

When the Royal Show was held in Lincoln in 1907 more than 100,000 visitors came, mainly by rail.

The principal streets of the city were decorated.  This arch over High Street was topped by a portable steam engine, symbol of Lincoln’s engineering industry.

The single carriage in the photograph carries King Edward VII.

Postcard, 1907

Occasions, Royal Show 1907, High Street
Market Rasen, Celebrations
Market Rasen, Celebrations
Market Rasen, Celebrations

Market Rasen, celebrations, Market Place
Navenby, St Peter, Easter Bonnet Festival
Navenby, St Peter, Easter Bonnet Festival
Navenby, St Peter, Easter Bonnet Festival

The striking chancel screen is the work of Charles Kirk whose retstoration of the church in 1876 cost £3,300

This photograph shows the Easter Bonnet Festival held in the church in 2013.

DB 1 April 2013

Navenby, Saint Peter, Church, Easter Bonnet
North Kelsey, carnival
North Kelsey, carnival
North Kelsey, carnival
North Kelsey, carnival
Ropsley, CPRE, Best Kept Villages and Small Towns Competition
Ropsley, CPRE, Best Kept Villages and Small Towns Competition
Ropsley, CPRE, Best Kept Villages and Small Towns Competition

"The Best Kept Villages and Small Towns Competition was introduced to Lincolnshire, in its present form, by Lincolnshire Branch CPRE and Community Lincs in 1962"

"Ropsley has had a great deal of success in Class II of the competition.

The village has won its class nine times, in 1975, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1997 and 2000.

Ropsley has also come second four times and third twice"

http://lincolnshirebestkeptvillages.co.uk/portfolio/ropsley/ 

Award pictured is sited on the village green near the war memorials. Other awards sited throughout the village. 

DB 6 August 2018

Ropsley, Lincolnshire Branch CPRE, Community Lincs, Best Kept Villages and Small Towns Competition