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Lincolnshire Wolds with Stand of Trees

Lincolnshire Wolds with Stand of Trees

Lincolnshire Town of Culture 2008

To celebrate Lincolnshire Day we want you to nominate your Lincolnshire Place of Culture for 2008 and tell us why your town or village is special.

Lincolnshire is one of the largest counties in England, yet it has a population of less than a million people. It also boasts the shortest length of county border where it meets the county of Northamptonshire for just 19 metres.

The county boasts a wealth of history and heritage and is home to the world famous Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. The historic buildings of Lincolnshire have featured in several films and television series including Pride and Prejudice and The Da Vinci Code.

Interesting facts about Lincolnshire

  • Newport Arch in Lincoln is the only Roman arch in the country still used by traffic.
  • Horncastle was famous for its cock fighting, horse fairs, and bull baiting.
  •  St James' church in Louth has the tallest spire of any parish church, the tower is 90 metres high.
  • Sleaford's St Denys dates back to the 13th century and has one of the oldest spires in England.
  • Gainsthorpe was a hideaway for robbers who plyed their trade on the old Roman Road, which is now the A15.

You can hear which places are special to BBC Radio Lincolnshire staff by clicking on the following audio links:



So, how can you get involved? As part of the Lincolnshire Day celebrations we are looking for a Lincolnshire town or village to be the Lincolnshire Town of Culture 2008 and you can nominate your town or village using the form below, or leave a message on our telephone answering service: 01522 875191 - And, if you leave a message using the phone service we may even broadcast them on BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

last updated: 26/09/2008 at 16:44
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Have Your Say

Tell us about your favourite Lincolnshire place?

The BBC reserves the right to edit comments submitted.

Giles Falconer
"Pound for pound" it has to be Sleaford due to its rich cultural life.

Rheece Sutton
My fave place in lincolnshire is grantham my niece lives there and when i go to visit her it is always so nice and the neighbourhood she lives in is beautiful

Dave Wilson
I'm 52 and Sleaford born and bread and I think it's a great place to live. My passion is music and have followed and played in local bands since my teens. We've got the Playhousefor theatre events and the hub also. Sleaford Live has grown steadily since starting in 2005 and is well supported by the town. SLeaford is big enough to have all you need, but small enough to be personal.

Sleaford Recreation Ground
In a world steadily losing more and more green space to housing estates and commercial buildings, Sleaford's Recreation Ground is a haven for all ages. A park for younger children to enjoy, a skate park for the teens and beautiful trees and greenery for adults to walk through and enjoy. Over the years the Recreation Ground has seen the towns football team win and lose and the carnival come and go & it is only a five minute walk from the town.

Les Woods of Lincoln(shire)
I don't mind admitting that my favourite place is by the Brayford Pool at night in Lincoln. When the shimmering water of the Brayford is turned blue by the lights of the Odean Cinema. And, at the same time, I can look up at Lincoln's Cathedral, which is a golden view, against a black background, when the floodlights are shining on it.

Vi Hill
Sleaford should be awarded this accolade. So many things happen here in this relatively small market town.1)Sleaford Choral Society organises 3 or 4 concerts during the year.2) Sleaford Concert Band is now in its 10th year and goes from strength to strength. They have performed at the Waddington Air Show, Heckington show and at various concerts in St Denys Church Sleaford raising funds for many local charities.3) Vintage Brass is a popular band performing several times a year.4) Sleaford Music Club promotes 6 classical concerts each year5)Sleaford Little Theatre is our local drama group which puts on 3 or 4 plays a year. They now have a youth drama group which has really taken off.6)New Life church has an excellent rock band called Kurios.7)There are many other bands in this busy town with some of them going on to do really well.8) Sleaford Art Group has an annual event which has become more and more popular9) The Sleaford & District Photographic Group also has a well established membership and they regularly hold exhibitions.10) From all these things that happen here the growing popularity of Sleaford Live has firmly become established in the Sleaford calendar. This takes place for 10 days at the beginning of May. It is a festival of performing arts and events take place in a variety of venues in and around Sleaford helping to raise funds for different charitiesSleaford now has the Hub which is the Craft and Design centre in the middle of the town. As well as holding wonderful exhibitions it occasionally hosts concerts when time and space allows. The Guitar exhibition which will be on during November, December and January will be a great event with several guitar concerts featuring greats like Martin Taylor, Martin Simpson and Gordon Giltrap.Once a year we have a Jazz Concert in St Denys and for those who prefer contemporary jazz the Bustard Inn at Rauceby have a regular Tuesday session.Having so many committed and enthusiastic volunteers Sleaford manages to hold its own where culture is concerned even though it does not have any purpose built venue to use. If it did then there would be no stopping the range of events it would be able to promote. How can any other Lincolnshire town top this?

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