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"
DB 24 July 2010