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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
Fulstow
Fulstow
Fulstow

A parade of decorated bicycles at a garden fete.

Undated postcard.

Fulstow, bicycles
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
Gunby, Hall, Flower Show
Gunby, Hall, Flower Show
Gunby, Hall, Flower Show

The Band of the Lincolnshire Regiment play at the annual flower show in the grounds of Gunby Hall, 1914.

David Robinson Collection

Gunby, Hall, Flower Show, Lincolnshire Regiment band
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
Immingham Dock opening
Immingham Dock opening
Immingham Dock opening

Construction of Immingham Dock began in 1906. It was officially opened by King George V and Queen Mary on 22 July 1912.

Unposted F.C.C. series postcard.

Immingham, dock
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 Cathedral, Royal Maundy
Lincoln Cathedral, Royal Maundy
Lincoln Cathedral, Royal Maundy

The Royal Maundy took place in Lincoln Cathedral on 20th April 2000.

"The Distribution of Alms and the washing of the feet on the Thursday of Holy Week are of great antiquity.

The Maundy can be traced back in England with certainty to the 12th century, and there are continuous records of the Distribution having been made on Maundy Thursday from the reign of King Edward I. 

The Service derives its name from the Latin word mandatum, meaning a commandment, and its opening words are; 'Jesus said: "I give you a new commandment."' 

From the 15th century the number of recipients has been related to the years of the Sovereign's life.

At one time recipients were required to be of the same sex as the Sovereign, but since the 18th century they have numbered as many men and women as the Sovereign has years of age.

Recipients are now pensioners selected because of the Christian service they have rendered to the Church and the community.

The Distribution is in two parts, and the gifts which are handed to the recipients are symbolic and highly prized. 

The red purse contains an allowance for clothing and provisions formerly given in kind and a payment for the redemption of the royal gown.

The white purse contains in Maundy coin silver pennies, twopences, threepences and fourpences, as many pence as the Sovereign has years of age.

Maundy coins are legal tender, and when the United Kingdom changed to decimal currency in 1971, the face value of four coins became 10 new pence, instead of 10d in the old £sd system"

Extract from the order of service.

DB 20 April 2000

Lincoln Cathedral, Royal Maundy, coin
Lincoln Cathedral, Royal Maundy
Lincoln Cathedral, Royal Maundy
Lincoln Cathedral, Royal Maundy

The Royal Maundy took place in Lincoln Cathedral on 20th April 2000. 

"Maundy money is struck in denominations of one penny, two pence, three pence, and four pence.

Until the 18th century the coins given were from the circulating coinage, and it was not until the latter half of the century that the four Maundy coins developed as distinct, noncirculating pieces.

The obverse design of the coins features the reigning monarch.

The reverse, with a crowned numeral enclosed by a wreath, derives from a design first used during the reign of King William III and Queen Mary II, and which has been virtually unaltered since 1822.

The coins are presented in two leather purses, a white one containing coins to the value of the same number of pence as the years of the monarch's age, and a red purse containing a £5 and a 50p coin"

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

DB 20 April 2000

Lincoln Cathedral, Royal Maundy, coin
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
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958

Her Majesty the Queen came to Lincoln on 27 June 1958 to open Pelham Bridge, the long concrete bridge over the railway lines at Magpie Square where Broadgate runs into Canwick Road.

On the day she paid a visit to the Carthedral.

David Robinson Collection

Occasions, Queen
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958

The Queen walks with the Dean of the Cathedral, the Duke of Edinburgh with the Bishop of Lincoln.

David Robinson Collection

Occasions, Queen
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958

27th June was cool and very wet. Undaunted, crowds lined High Street to welcome the Queen.

David Robinson Collection

Occasions, Queen
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958

The ever smiling Queen meets the public in High Street

David Robinson Collection

Occasions, Queen
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958

Inspection of the RAF Cadets.

David Robinson Collection

Occasions, Queen
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958

Children and families greet the Queen

David Robinson Collection

Occasions, Queen
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958

The Queen crosses High Bridge with Lincoln's lady Mayor in attendance.

David Robinson Collection

Occasions, Queen
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958
Lincoln, Visit of Queen, 1958

A personal message por the Queen

David Robinson Collection

Occasions, Queen
Louth, St James, Lincolnshire Rising
Louth, St James, Lincolnshire Rising
Louth, St James, Lincolnshire Rising

Blue plaque on the wall opposite to the south entrance of the church. 

"The Lincolnshire Rising was a brief rising by Roman Catholics against the establishment of the Church of England by Henry VIII and the dissolution of the monasteries set in motion by Thomas Cromwell"

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

It was the occasion on which Henry VIII famously described the shire as "one of the most brute and beastly in the realm"

DB 12 September 2018

Louth, St James, Lincolnshire Rising, Henry VIII
Market Rasen, Celebrations
Market Rasen, Celebrations
Market Rasen, Celebrations
Market Place with the Aston Arms visible in the background.
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
Riby, St Edmund, Big Breakfast
Riby, St Edmund, Big Breakfast
Riby, St Edmund, Big Breakfast

Big Breakfast event organised each year to coincide with West Lindsey Churches Festival.

DB 17 May 2015

Riby, Saint Edmund, church, big breakfast
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
Scunthorpe, Royal Visit
Scunthorpe, Royal Visit
Scunthorpe, Royal Visit

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visiting the steel furnace at Appleby Frodingham Steelworks with Walter Jackson (centre picture)

David Robinson Collection

Scunthorpe, Royal Visit, Walter Jackson
Scunthorpe, Visit of Clement Attlee
Scunthorpe, Visit of Clement Attlee
Scunthorpe, Visit of Clement Attlee

Labour leader Clement Attlee on a visit to the steelworks in Scunthorpe, probably in early 1950s.

In the photograph from the left: Attlee, David Quibell, Mayor Coun Spavin and Joe Kilby, general manager of Redbourne Steelworks.

David Robinson Collection

Scunthorpe, Attlee