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LincolnshirePride - The High Society Magazine - March 2010 - Issue 92

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6 Lincolnshire’s best properties.

66 The Countryside - Traditional Crafts From Across The County.


28 Historic Fashions - Regency Society Clothes in Horncastle. March’s Lincolnshire Pride and to the beginning of Spring! This month, we celebrate the latest fashions with an exclusive fashion shoot, plus additional style ideas this Spring from the latest accessories including shoes and handbags to jewellery and cosmetics.

70 Fashion - 34 Pages of Spring Fashions and Accessories.

Also on a fashion theme, we meet Regency dress designer Ellen Rose who hopes to revive the period in Lincolnshire with a late 18th century ball in Horncastle, and Lincolnshire’s Ali Gibbard who showcases an exciting new range of designer jewellery.

146 High Society - The Best Events from Across the County.

Elsewhere, we’ve brand new and extended Lincolnshire News and What’s On guides, plus a new section dedicated to those who enjoy the Lincolnshire countryside. Finally, we enjoy delicious cuisine at Lincolnshire’s only Moroccan restaurant we meet stained glass and mosaic artists, a county blacksmith with a story to tell, and we attend the most prestigious High Society events from across Lincolnshire. Our best wishes for a wonderful month! ROB DAVIS EXECUTIVE EDITOR

139 Motors - Motoring News and Volvo’s Latest Models.

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122 Eating Out - Restaurants From Across Lincolnshire.

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The best of

both worlds he only private hospital facility in Lincolnshire, where profits are returned to the NHS for the benefit of all local NHS patients. Patients enjoy privacy and individual attention whilst having the reassurance that The Bostonian is adjacent to the sophisticated services of The Pilgrim Hospital, with its expert diagnostic and emergency medical and surgical facilities.


H Award Winning Sleep Apnoea Service Please visit our website to view the full range of services we offer Comfort & Peace of Mind The Bostonian is the private wing of Pilgrim Hospital and is set in its own grounds and gardens. There are 19 en-suite single rooms with digital TVs and telephone. Our dedicated housekeeping team ensure continually high standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

Professional Expertise Almost any condition can be treated at The Bostonian by our dedicated team of professionals – most of our Consultants live only minutes away. We welcome self referral and provide 24 hour medical cover.

Range of Payment Options Available We deal with all the major insurance companies and also offer Fixed Price packages for the uninsured.

The Bostonian Private Wing, Pilgrim Hospital, Sibsey Road, Boston, Lincs PE21 9QS Telephone: 01205 360606 / Facsimile: 01205 311442 • ISO 9001:2008 accredited

Pilgrim Hospital’s Private Wing


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GRANTHAM OFFICE 69 High Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6NR Tel: 01476 584164 Fax: 01476 591901

Home Farm Barn, Wilsford


Originating from the late 18th century, this barn has been sympathetically turned into a family home with an extension completed in 2008. The original part of The Barn was built around 1791 with later additions completed in 2008 and offering views to the rear over open countryside. There is under floor heating throughout the ground floor and in the first floor bathrooms. The property has been finished to a high standard throughout with modern bathrooms and fittings.

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GRANTHAM OFFICE 69 High Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6NR Tel: 01476 584164 Fax: 01476 591901

Home Farm, Wilsford Home Farm, Wilsford

ÂŁ435,000 ÂŁ435,000

Charming listed former farmhouse built around 1625 of Ancaster a red pantile Charming GradeGrade II listedII former farmhouse built around 1625 of Ancaster stone stone under under a red pantile roof roof with stone the period features include fireplaces and inglenooks and importantly with stone gable gable ends. ends. SomeSome of the of period features include stone stone fireplaces and inglenooks and importantly has permission to extend the South. has permission to extend to the to South.

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Wildmore Park, New York

Guide Price


Wildmore Park was built in 1982 and the property offers spacious and flexible living accommodation which also includes a separate garage block with self-contained annexe which could also be used as an office or snooker room. The gardens are a particular feature of the property extending in all to approximately 5 acres with extensive lawns with mature trees and shrubs whilst also including a floodlit tennis court and sizeable rear paddock. Internally, the accommodation is superbly appointed and includes a spacious entrance hall area together with 5 principal reception rooms as well as a beautifully appointed hand-made French oak kitchen with a range of built-in appliances, whilst on the first floor there are 4 double bedrooms and 4 en-suite bathrooms and each of the bathrooms has been superbly re-fitted.

Email: 2 Eastgate, Lincoln LN2 1QA Telephone: 01522 546444

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Dunstan Dunstan House, House, Kirton Kirton Lindsey Lindsey

£695,000 £695,000

GuideGuide Price Price

Dunstan Dunstan House House is a substantial is a substantial detached detached stone Victorian stone Victorian residence residence which we which understand we understand was built wasin built the mid in the 1800s. mid 1800s. Set behind Set behind an an attractive attractive stone wall, stonebeing wall, well being screened well screened from the from road, thethe road, property the property occupies occupies delightful delightful grounds grounds of approximately of approximately 1.2 acres 1.2 which acres which includeinclude extensive extensive lawnedlawned areas, areas, Yorkstone Yorkstone paved paved terraces terraces and a variety and a variety of mature of mature trees and trees shrubs. and shrubs. The property The property is accessed is accessed by twoby two driveways, driveways, one of one which of leads whichto leads the separate to the separate range of range outbuildings, of outbuildings, which until which recently until recently were used wereas used accommodation as accommodation for the for owner’s the owner’s publishing publishing business business and which and obviously which obviously offer excellent offer excellent potential potential for a wide for avariety wide variety of usesofsubject uses subject to the usual to theplannign usual plannign consents. consents. The outbuildings The outbuildings are also are suitable also suitable for conversion for conversion into a domestic into a domestic dwelling, dwelling, again, again, subjectsubject to planning to planning permission. permission.

Email:Email: 2 Eastgate, 2 Eastgate, LincolnLincoln LN2 1QA LN2 1QA Telephone: Telephone: 0152201522 546444 546444

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Manor House, Horncastle

OIRO £625,000

A particularly attractive Grade II listed Georgian town residence, occupying an enviable site of approx 1.75 acres (sts), in the heart of the historic market town of Horncastle. The grounds include an enclosed walled garden, former grass tennis court and parkland fronting the River Bain, whilst also boasting the remains of a Roman well and accompanying Roman wall, being a recognised historical monument. Formerly the residence of the Bishop of Carlisle and deemed worthy of mention in Sir Nikolaus Pevsner’s ‘The Buildings of England – Lincolnshire’, the Manor House is built in attractive red brick under a slate roof and retains many of its original character features.

Contact: Robert Bell & Company Old Bank Chambers, Horncastle, Lincs. LN9 5HY Tel: 01507 522222 Fax: 01507 524444 Email:

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Skeldyke Road, Kirton 5 Bedroom Prestige / Character • Grade 2 Listed Property • Tastefully Refurbished • 4/5 Bedrooms (2 En-Suite) • Dining Rm & Drawing Room • Oil Fired Heating • Approx 1.7 Acres In Total • Garage; Gardens • Paddock & Stabling Ref: IVYHO/10011/1

Contact: Bruce Mather Ltd 6 Pump Square, Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6QW Tel: 01205 365032 Email:


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Mill Mill Lane, Lane, Fosdyke Fosdyke 4 Bedroom 4 Bedroom Detached Detached HouseHouse • 4/5 •Bedroom 4/5 Bedroom Detached Detached • Quiet • Quiet Rural Rural Location Location • Det •Double Det Double Tandem Tandem Garage Garage • Detached • Detached Brick Building Brick Building • Centrally • Centrally Heated Heated • Double • Double Glazed Glazed • Internal • Internal Inspection Inspection Req'DReq'D Ref: WHITE/10213/1 Ref: WHITE/10213/1

Contact: Contact: BruceBruce Mather Mather Ltd Ltd 6 Pump 6 Pump Square, Square, Boston, Boston, Lincolnshire Lincolnshire PE21 PE21 6QW 6QW Tel: 01205 Tel: 01205 365032 365032 Email:Email:

£369,950 £369,950

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Benaiah, School Lane, Brattleby Stone house tucked away in the village of Brattleby • entrance hallway • cloakroom • lounge • breakfast kitchen • dining room • sun room • 3/4 bedrooms • 1 en suite & dressing room • family bathroom • double garage • private garden • double glazed

Contact: Lincoln Office Olympic House, Doddington Road, Lincoln, LN6 3SE Telephone: 01522 508900 Email:

Guide price £395,000

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Barton & Barrow News n John Hegley’s Tour of Barton... Performance poet John Hegley’s feet hardly touched the ground recently when he spent 24 hours in Barton upon Humber. Booked to appear at Ropery Hall to perform The Adventures of Monsieur Robinet, John spent an entertaining hour with Years Five and Six pupils of Bowmandale Primary School showing them just how much fun poetry and the English language could be. After an overnight stay after his evening performance, which had the audience on their feet dancing, John led a workshop, Writing, Drawing and Drawing out the Creativity, for Fathom Writers at the Ropewalk Centre. “The pupils were delighted that a published poet spent time with them and at the Fathom Writers’ workshop, participants were equally delighted at all the help and advice he passed on to those wanting to hone their writing skills,” said The Ropewalk’s Liz Bennett.


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n 2nd March: Glenn Tilbrook After 25 years heading up Squeeze’s songwriting engine, Glenn Tilbrook this month appears at Ropery Hall for an evening of music and chat. Book in advance by calling 01652 660380. n 19nd March: Barton in Tawney’s Century Richard Tawney, one of the most important historians of early modern England, argued that the origins of modern capitalism could be found in the period and between 1540 and 1640, the century which subsequently became known as ‘Tawney’s Century.’ Though his claims have been substantially modified, the period did see significant changes that had profound effects. This talk will outline some of those changes and examine the lives of a number of Bartonians who lived through them. n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Barton Upon Humber Farmers’ Market, Thursday.

n Blackfriars Arts Centre, Tel: 01205 363108 4th March: Misery From the pen of the great Stephen King comes Misery, a great thriller not to be missed. 6th March: Gerry and The Pacemakers Come and re-live the wonderful days of Mersey sounds as Gerry and many others take you through a history lesson! n Boston United FC Saturday 6th: Away, Durham City. Tuesday 9th: Away, Redford United. Tuesday 16th: Away, Grantham Town. Saturday 20th: Home, Nantwich Town. Saturday 27th: Away, North Ferriby United. n Equine Events Sunday 7th March: Have a Go Show, Sheepgate, Leverton. n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Boston Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, Farmers’ Markets third Wednesday in month.


n 5th March: Blondied and the Jam’d A double bill of the 1980s with two tribute bands this month makes its way to Bourne’s Corn Exchange. Tickets are £10 in advance and can be obtained by calling the Box Office on 0782 803 2241. n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Bourne Market Thurs and Sat.

News n Mixed bag of Praise for Town from Blur’s Alex Former Blur star Alex James recently offered a mixed bag of praise and criticism for food in Boston, accusing the town of having few places to eat in his Observer column. “The country as a whole is facing a ‘king sized fat storm,’ but soil and agriculture don't get any better anywhere in the world than in Lincolnshire. People in Boston could be eating better than ever before, but it seems a place disconnected from the land that surrounds it.”


Brigg, Caistor, Rasen

News n Experts Meet to Discuss Farming Future The future shape of the farming industry will be up for discussion at a special seminar being held at Market Rasen Racecourse on 2nd March. ‘Farming – The Next Five Years’ features a keynote speech on the global economic outlook, and the prospects for agriculture in the UK. Presentations will also be given by Mike Perkins, land agent at Perkins George Mawer & Co, Steve Kerby, tax specialist at Nicholsons Chartered Accountants, Jacqui Johnson, a senior associate solicitor at Bridge McFarland, and Mark Warburton, a specialist corporate lawyer at the same firm. The free event at 9am, with a buffet lunch. To book a place call 0845 276 6555. n Broadbent Theatre, Wickenby, Tel: 01673 885500 5th March: Chinese New Year Celebrate the Year of the Tiger! This month is Chinese New Year, and a social evening with bar and entertainment will celebrate 2010’s New Year at Broadbent Theatre.

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n 2nd March: A Nostalgic Journey around Brigg Illustrated talk by Josie Webb and Pat Parkinson for Brigg Amateur Social Historians, 8pm, Brigg and District Servicemen’s Club, Coney Court. n 6th and 7th: Open Garden Event at Bigby, Barnetby, Brigg Country garden with lots of interest. A paved terrace leads on to shrub and herbaceous beds packed with plants, many unusual. Clipped box and gravel area, half circle pergola and wildlife garden. n Lincolnshire Union of Golf Clubs Sunday 14th: County Trials, Market Rasen Golf Club. n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Brigg market Thursday and Saturday, farmers’ market fourth Saturday in month. Caistor market on Saturday. Market Rasen markets Thursday, Friday and small market Saturday.

Are ill winds heading for Belvoir? Image: Chauncey Davis.

Gainsborough n The Sands Venue, Tel: 01427 811118 12th- 13th March: Motown Motown tribute band The Sensations present a spectacular tribute to the Tamla Motown era. The band faithfully re-create the classic sounds of The Supremes, The Temptations, and The Four Tops, plus many more. n Sweet Success of Factory Detailed in New Book The history of the Roses factory in Gainsborough has just been charted in a new book due to be released this month by members of the Gainsborough and District Heritage Association. Opening in 1881, the factory enjoyed a great history and revolutionised confectionary, closing in 1987 when operations were transferred to Leeds.

n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Open market on Tuesday and Saturday, farmers’ market every second Tuesday in the month.

Grantham News n Wind Turbines ‘Threat to the Vale’ – Duchess The Duchess of Rutland last week branded wind farm plans for Bottesford a major threat to the Vale of Belvoir. Plans are underway for eight turbines at Palmer’s Hollow, but the Duchess spoke out alongside residents of BLOT (Belvoir Locals Oppose Turbines) challenging the proposal.

n Grantham Primary School Students’ Art Project Arty primary school pupils at Witham Community Primary School will this month host an exhibition of their screen printing skills at the Guildhall Arts Centre’s gallery. The school is one of 13 in the area signing up to an arts project run by co-ordinators who are teaching pupils how to screen using stencils to create the pieces. Children from Class Four were visited by experts James and Emma Mayle, who helped teacher Ruth Taylor to demonstrate the techniques, which the pupils then used to create their finished pieces. The pupils’ artwork will be shown at The Guildhall Arts Centre from March 8th.

n Guildhall Arts Centre, Tel: 01476 406158 19th March: Orpheus The Grantham Singers’ present a concert version of Jacques Offenbach’s outrageously funny send-up of Greek mythology in Orpheus in the Underworld. n Belton House – Open for New Season The National Trust’s Belton House opens again for the new season this month, with doors to the main house opening on 6th March and ‘below stairs’ opening to visitors on 17th March. For more information see n Easton Walled Gardens ‘A Mum’s Paradise!’ Easton Walled Gardens’s Lady Ursula Cholmeley says that the grounds of Lincolnshire’s newly restored 400 year old garden are the perfect venue for mums and daughters to enjoy on Mothering Sunday. “The gardens look lovely and are full of little spring bulbs. Bring your mother, daughter and granddaughters for a walk around the gardens, a cup of tea and browse in the shop.” Organisers of the Mothering Sunday open garden event say. “As usual the gardens work their magic in an understated way and we guarantee a relaxed and friendly welcome. All mothers who visit the gardens today receive a small token of our appreciation.” For more information see or call 01476 530063. n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Market every Saturday, farmers’ markets second Saturday in the month.

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Swan Lake in Grimsby. Image: Scilly Stuff.

Grimsby & Cleethorpes News n Immingham’s New Mayor Takes Office The new mayor of Immingham, Mark Sandford, last month took office early following the resignation of previous mayor Joy Banks. “I’m really looking forward to it!” said Mark, whose wife, Janice Sandford, became Mayoress. n Unlikely Art Gallery Venue for Astle BMW Two Lincolnshire motor dealerships will this month be transformed into a contemporary art gallery to celebrate BMW’s newest model, the 5-Series. Astle BMW of Grimsby and Scunthorpe has collaborated with local Colleges to create two Contemporary Art Galleries within its dealerships at Grimsby Road, Laceby and Old

Crosby, Scunthorpe featuring the new model’s launch theme An Exploration of Beauty. The local artists are students studying at: East Coast School of Art and Design, Franklin College, John Leggott College, North Lindsey College and Lincoln School of Art & Design. “Launching the new 5 Series Saloon together with Contemporary Art is the perfect way to show BMW’s technologies as works of art.” says Marie Hoodless.

n Grimsby Auditorium Tel: 0844 372 7272 17th March: Swan Lake One of the best known love stories performed by the ever popular Vienna Festival Ballet, with stunning scenery, international stars and a glorious score by Tchaikovsky. 29th - 31st March: Dad’s Army The boys are back in town! To celebrate 70 years of the Home Guard Dad’s Army is returning to the stage with a brand new adaptation of the classic sitcom. Leslie ‘Dirty Den’ Grantham will be putting his best foot forward as Private Walker, while Timothy Kightley who rightly won handsome praise from the critics, will reprise his role as Mainwaring. n Grimsby Town FC Saturday 6th: Home, Shrewsbury. Tuesday 9th: Away, Crewe. Saturday 13th: Away, Morecambe. Saturday 20th: Home, Bournemouth. Saturday 27th: Away, Rochdale. n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Freshney Place market Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Freeman Street Market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Farmers’ Market third Friday in the month in St James’ Square.

Holbeach & Long Sutton News n £5.5m plan for Deepings Centre A total of 12 new shops will be at the centre of a new £5.5m shopping centre refurbishment in Market Deeping this year. NewRiver Retail have purchased the current site and will revamp the centre, including 11 new retail units, a Co-Operative supermarket and filling station on the current site, it was announced this week. n 13th March: Butterfly and Wildlife Park This months sees the re-opening of Long Sutterton’s Butterfly & Wildlife Park. Set in 15 acres, the park includes tropical birds, and butterflies, plus a Birds of Prey display, garden and adventure playground. For more information see www.butter or call 01406 363833. n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Holbeach market on Thursday and Saturday with farmers’ market on the third Saturday in month. Long Sutton market on Friday. Market Deeping market on Wednesday.

The display will take place on 20th & 21st March 2010. For more information call 08444 703194. n Opera Star Watson to visit Cleethorpes Cleethorpes’s Meridian Park will this year be a superb open air venue for opera star Russell Watson. The star will perform a special one-off charity gig in July, in support of Muscular Dystrophy awareness, in co-operation with the Grimsby Telegraph.

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Horncastle News n Dr Yvonne wins High Sheriff Awards Horncastle GP Yvonne Owens has won Lincolnshire’s High Sheriff’s award for two decades of service with LIVES, the Lincolnshire Charity providing first aid to victims of medical emergencies and road accidents. Dr Owens received the award after being nominated by LIVES’s chairman Alan Sagar, who praised her ‘selfless dedication.’

n Scones and Jam at Manor House Stables, Martin Jam, clotted cream and scones... one of life’s simple pleasures, and this month you can enjoy a cream tea in style with one of Manor House Stables events in Martin near Horncastle. The 18th century short breaks and craft courses venue this

month hosts a workshop in which visitors will make jam, bake their own scones and indulge their tastebuds all afternoon. At £30 each with materials and ingredients included, the course will see Jenny Smith of Jenny’s Jams, Lincoln, revealing the secrets of creating the perfect cream tea! The course takes place on Wednesday 10th March, from 10am, with pre-booking essential. Other workshops at the Timberland venue this month include Grow Your Own Arbours and Arches on Sunday, 7th March, Create Your Own Candles on Wednesday 17th March, and Sow and Grow your Own Bouquets on Wednesday 24th March. For more information on any of the above call 01526 378717 or visit the Stables’s website at n 28th March: Charity Wellbeing Show, Based at the Woodland Suite, of the Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa, this show offers therapy tasters from £5, stalls, including gifts, eco-friendly children’s toys, baby products. Wellbeing for all the family and your pets! Advance tickets £3, on the door £3.50. Call 01205 724939 for more information. n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Horncastle market on Thursday and Saturday, farmers’ market on second Thursday in month.


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n Contemporary Thoughts, Modern Artwork: in Lincoln The Gatehouse Gallery at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, on Lincoln’s Burton Road will this month be the venue of a unique art exhibition that reflects the museum’s content and historical context.

Lincoln News n Super-Dairy to boost Lincolnshire Farming A super-dairy that’s over four times larger than any other in the UK is set to transform the lives of dairy farmers across Lincolnshire.

Contemporary Thoughts on a Past Reality will be on show at The Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, between 15th March and 23rd May.

The new facility, will have an annual turnover of £30m, funded to the tune of £41m by Nocton Dairies. It will create 80 jobs and necessitate supply of milk from around 8,000 cows. n Lincoln’s Literary Festival WILL Be Back! The city’s literary festival will once again take place in May. Funding issues had meant the festival was meant to be cancelled but the event, which attracts 7,000 visitors each year, has been saved. n Lincolnshire Film in Line for an Oscar This year’s oscar nominations include The Young Victoria. The film was partially shot in Lincoln Cathedral and stars Louth actor Jim Broadbent. The film, which charts the romance between Victoria and Albert and the young monarch’s accession, has been nominated for an award for Best Art Direction, and has received nominations for Best Make-Up and Best Costume Design.

n Lincolnshire Showground Horse Trials 2010 More than 700 competitors are expected to take part in this year’s Lincolnshire horse trials, taking place at the Lincolnshire Showground from 19th-21st March. The competitors take part in dressage, show jumping and cross country over the three days at pre-novice, novice and intermediate levels. Exciting international riders expected include Oliver Townend, Piggy French, Nicola Wilson, Polly Stockton, Caroline Powell, Sharon Hunt, and Ruth Edge. Olympic rider William Fox-Pitt has also attended for the last two years. The event is a showcase for local riders and expected to

take part this year are Alex Postolowsky of Market Rasen, Gina Ruck of Tealby, Tiny Clapham from Grantham, and Retford rider Mathew Wright. The event is organised by Lincolnshire Events Centre on the Grange-de-Lings site and is three day event is unusual as each day focuses on a class, rather than individual events. Pre-novice classes taking place on one day, and novice and intermediate classes taking place on others. Dressage starts at around 8.00am, with show jumping at 8.50am and cross country from 9.30am – finishing round about 5.00pm. Also taking place on Saturday is Pony Trial dressage and showjumping. Pony cross-country follows on Sunday from 9.00 am.

n Terry O’Toole Theatre, North Hykeham Tel: 01522 883311 6th March: Paul Leegan’s 1950s Skiffle Revival Relive the birth of 50s Rock ‘n’ Roll when Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran and Johnny Cash topped the charts and Lonnie Donnegan was the King of Skiffle! Paul Leegan and his band of Legends create a sensational show! n Drill Hall, Lincoln Tel: 01522 873891 5th March: Grand Ceilidh Back for the fourth year, the Grand Ceilidh returns to bring a spring to your step! The Drill Hall ceilidhs are a great way to try English social dancing on a big scale. The dances are ‘called’ and no previous experience is necessary. The evening is suitable for all ages – friends, families and colleagues! The band is an all-star line up who have appeared at festivals throughout Europe and North America. Part of a monthly series of dances at the venue. 22nd - 25th March: Footloose Based on the 80s movie, New Youth Theatre’s adaptation of Footloose explodes onto the stage with classic anthems including Holding Out for A Hero, Let’s Hear it for the Boy and, of course, Footloose.

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n Theatre Royal Tel: 01522 519999 27th March: Gala Evening A very special gala night as Theatre Royal celebrates its re-opening with a local, national and international all-star line-up packed with the best talent from the world of music, comedy and variety. 30th - 31st March: Oliver! Lincoln’s Operatic and Dramatic Society’s production of Dickens’s classic rags-to-riches tale of Oliver, the orphan turned thief turned beneficiary.

n Lincoln City FC Saturday 6th: Away, Rochdale. Friday 12th: Home, Hereford. Tuesday 16th: Home, Dagenham & Redbridge. Saturday 20th: Away, Torquay United. Saturday 27th: Home, Northampton. n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Markets Monday to Saturday in City Centre, farmers’ markets first Friday in month in City Square, second Thursday in month in The Cornhill, third Saturday in month in Castle Square.

n 20th March: The End of Roman Lincolnshire The Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology will this month host a series of workshops and lectures at the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Campus on the end of the Roman era in Lincolnshire. Hosted by academics including Dr Steve Malone and Dr Mick Jones, the talks run from 9am4pm, with booking essential. Contact www.lincolnshire or call 01522 521337. n 18th March: Plan a Cutting Garden Special cutting garden lecture at Doddington Hall, with a practical hands-on workshop in two-acre kitchen garden. Hosted by Rachel Petheram, with booking in advance essential on 08456 121 253 – RHS recommended. n Lincoln 10k Run Sunday 21st March in Lincoln’s City Centre. Organised by the City of Lincoln Council Sport Development Team, this is a very popular race for athletes of all abilities, attracting several hundred competitors from the Lincoln region and nationally.


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Louth & Alford News n Cordeaux School Honour by Gordon Brown Louth’s Cordeaux School was recently honoured by PM Gordon Brown at a special reception for the most improved schools in the country. Headteacher Peter Kubicki said he was ‘honoured’ to attend and that the praise was testimony to the hard work of staff and pupils. n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Louth market on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, farmers’ market second Friday and last Wednesday in month. Alford Market Tuesday and Friday.



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n Louth Playgoers Tel: 01507 600 350 15th - 20th March: That’s Love Ron Aldridge comedy. The Frank Daniels Trio was a reasonably successful singing and dancing variety trio in the 1970s. There was Frank, his beautiful wife Sarah and comic sidekick Tony... and an entangled love triangle. We join the disbanded trio three decades later where, in a series of flashbacks we see them as their younger selves performing the song and dance routines amidst the emotional rivalries of the trio. n Equine Events Saturday 6th: Open Dressage Competition, LRAC, Kenwick. Sunday 28th: Open Showjumping Competition, LRAC, Kenwick.

Katherine Jenkins at Nottingham Arena.

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Newark & Notts n Nottingham Arena Tel: 08444 124624 7th March: Katherine Jenkins The world’s most successful classical crossover artist, the Welsh Mezzo-Soprano, Katherine Jenkins will be performing at the Trent FM Arena Nottingham this month. 8th March: Lady Gaga A unique, fearless, trend-setting pop star... see Lady Gaga live this month as the ‘A’-list diva of modern pop performs her popular hits such as Just Dance, Poker Face, and Love Game, all taken from The Fame, her debut album which has sold over four million copies so far.

n Gardening n Sports n Shopping/Markets

n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Newark market on Monday, Wenesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Farmers’ market on first Wednesday of each month.

Scunthorpe News n New Centre Opened by Lady Sarah McCorquodale High Sheriff Lady Sarah McCorquodale opened the new Humberside Fire & Rescue RTS Training Centre in Flixborough in early February. “It is an amazing facility. It is groundbreaking and unique.” The High Sheriff told attendees.

n Plowright Theatre, Tel: 01724 277733 20th March: Clare Teal Winner of numerous awards, voted Jazz Vocalist of the Year three times running and a wonderful warm humor, Clare’s brand new show is packed to the rafters with joyous new material including cheeky Peggy Lee-esque cocktail latin grooves, uplifting driving swing and killer ballads

all delivered with a huge dollop of down to earth charm... simply sublime, simply can’t be missed. n Attraction Celebrates Museum Status Normanby Hall’s new name and new status reflects its important role in the local area North Lincolnshire Council’s Normanby Hall and Country Park has been accredited with museum status and has now been renamed Normanby Hall Museum and Country Park. Normanby is currently closed for the winter but will be open again on 29th March for the season.


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Shopping Your Guide to What’s Happening across Lincolnshire in March

District Council’s contractors were somewhat surprised to find an entire human skeleton, believed to be from Roman times, buried in the ground at The Hoplands in Sleaford.

Mr and Mrs Andrew Taylor on their special day!

As well as finding the skeleton, Roman pottery was also found. Other discoveries on the site include rubbish pits and ditches marking property boundaries. Gavin Glover, who is leading the excavations on site said: “This is further confirmation that Sleaford was a very large and important settlement in the Roman period. These exciting discoveries have provided tantalising glimpses into Sleaford’s Roman past.” “These interesting finds have provided glimpses into Sleaford’s Roman past, allowing archaeologists to examine part of the Roman town.” n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Farmers’ market held on first Saturday of each month.

Skegness & East Coast n Lincs Union of Golf Clubs Sunday 28th: Boys vs Girls, Normanby Hall Golf Club. n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Market on Friday and Saturday.

Sleaford News n Congratulations to Cathy and Andy! Congratulations to Lincolnshire Pride’s Sales Manager Cathy Taylor, and new husband Andy! The couple tied the knot recently at a ceremony in Sleaford and enjoyed a reception attended by the Lincolnshire Pride team. Best wishes to both and congratulations from your friends at Lincolnshire Pride!

n 24th - 27th March: The Accrington Pals Set in Accrington during the Great War, starring men from the local volunteer battalion. The play, at Sleaford’s Little Playhouse tells the story of them leaving home in 1914 through to their going over the top on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in July 1916. For tickets call 01529 414294. n Roman Finds at Archaeological Dig Historic Finds during Hoplands Build While preparing a building site on the Hoplands development in Sleaford ready to build new housing, contractors came upon more interesting historical finds buried deep in the ground. While going about their day-today work, North Kesteven

News n Butlins’s Boom ‘Great for Skegness’ Resort boss Chris Baron claims that Butlins’s 15% boom is great for Skegness. The holiday park has reinvented itself in recent years as an all-year-round attraction and closed for just one weekend last year. Chris was speaking at a recent meeting of the Skegness and District Chamber of Commerce and revealed that the resort now employs a total of 800 people. Chamber chairperson Glenis Brown stated that the town was ‘lucky to have Butlins.’

n Embassy Theatre, Tel: 08456 740505 27th March: JARA A performance by Lincolnshire County Council’s Youth Jazz and Rock Academy (JARA). n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Skegness market Monday to Saturday.

Spalding News n Spring Brides at Springfields The town of Spalding will this month host a bridal fair at Festival Gardens’s Events Centre. With 70 stands and 14 years experience hosting an exhibition on the site, the show is one of Lincolnshire’s most established wedding shows, with a spectacular fashion show.

n South Holland Centre Tel: 01775 764777 6th March: Alec Frank-Gemmill The French horn is a versatile and expressive instrument which Alec Frank-Gemmill plays with musicality and virtuosity. He has performed with many leading orchestras, in chamber ensembles and as a soloist - usually with pianist Daniel Tong who is well-known as both soloist and chamber musician. Their all-French programme includes pieces by Dukas, Saint-Saëns and Françaix as well as piano works by Debussy.

Get In Touch: Email your news releases, forthcoming events and what’s on events to or call 01529 46 99 77.


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The art of stained glass and mosaic-making at one of Lincolnshire’s artistic co-operatives. This month, we meet two Lincolnshire women staging a joint exhibition of their craft... Page 35

n News n What’s On n History n Gardening n Sports n Shopping/Markets

n Relive South Holland’s Heritage Lincolnshire’s Historical and Archaeological Society will this month invite visitors to enjoy a tour of the Holbeach Roc Bunker, Moulton Mill and the Spalding Flower Bulb Museum. Beginning at 10am on 27th March, the outing explores the area’s bulb and flower legacy in depth. See for more information. n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Spalding market on Tuesday and Saturday, farmers’ market on first Saturday in each month.

Spilsby & Alford News n Lincolnshire Music Producer’s Award The quiet hamlet of Aswardby seems a long way from the glamour and glitz of town, Cannes and the 2010 MIDEM Classical Music Awards. However, deep in the Wolds, recording engineer Ken Blair’s business, The Sound Recording Company has just been awarded the MIDEM Classical Music Chopin award for Best New Recording at the annual ceremony in the south of France. Ken began his career working with artists as diverse as Sting, and Eric Clapton. Since moving into classical, jazz and acoustic music, Ken travels all over the world to make his recordings. His prize winning Chopin album was recorded in the shadow of the Alps, then brought back to Lincolnshire, mixed and edited at his Wolds studio.

Stamford News n A Bumper Burghley Spring Season... England’s greatest Elizabethan House will be shrinking history down to size as it launches its new season with a bonanza of events in March.

Top: Burghley House. Above: Ken Blair. n 4th: Discover Wild Lincolnshire Find out about Lincolnshire’s wildlife population with this illustrated talk by Geoff Trinder, at Spilsby’s Franklin Hall. n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Spilsby market on Monday. Alford market on Tuesday and Friday.

Burghley’s 2010 season includes the chance to enjoy spring in the normally closed Cecil family’s private South Gardens. Welcoming visitors from 20th March will be Art in Miniature featuring treasures from the Cecil family’s world-renowned collection. The South Gardens are also open daily until 30th April. March 27th and 28th also sees the first of Burghley’s Fine Food Markets.

n Stamford Arts Centre Tel: 01780 763203 20th March: Blesséd Cecilia St Peter’s Singers celebration of the music of Henry Purcell and Benjamin Britten, who took great inspiration from Purcell’s music. The programme will include Purcell’s Funeral Sentences and Five Anthems, Britten’s other modern English composers. n 8th: Wildflowers in Bourne Chris Howes this month presents a talk on the wildflowers of the Grimsthorpe Estate at Sleaford High School. In association with the Sleaford Area Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. n Shopping & Farmers’ Markets Stamford market on Friday and Saturday (smaller market). Farmers’ market on alternate Fridays, contact TIC for details.

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Regent’s Treat We’re used to fashions coming and going, but one revival one may not have anticipated this season is the resurgence of Regency fashions in Lincolnshire. Nonetheless, Thimbleby based dressmaker Ellen Rose is responsible for just such a comeback with her range of Regency ballgowns… and for the eligible debutante, the designer has just the occasion to show off her designs too… Words: Rob Davis.

Here’s one resurgence that even the most committed of fashionistas will have overlooked for 2010… the resurgence of the Regency era. Designer Ellen Rose has a fascination with the era, and this spring, hopes to revive both the fashions of the period and its social customs, as well as establishing a Lincolnshire fraternity of the Jane Austen Society. Ellen has lived in Lincolnshire since 1964 and works as a piano and vocal tutor with pupils of all ages. However, her fascination with the Regency period has been long-standing, originating after watching on television the 1940 version of Pride & Prejudice featuring Olivier as an awkward but enigmatic Darcy with a screenplay by Aldous Huxley. This served as an excellent introduction, which ran alongside an interest in needlework that developed from studying the subject at A-level. Ellen began creating Regency dresses by way of a hobby, but her interest blossomed into a business with the advent of the internet, particularly online websites which, because of their international nature, enabled the designer to trade internationally and exploit new-found access to the US market with its fascination with the literary espousals of the English countryside and its high society. Commissions for the past six years have arrived in Ellen’s inbox from this and from her own website, but increasingly, the designer confesses to having


felt a little disappointed to never see her designs on her clients or provide personal fittings. Just two years ago, however, Ellen attended a society event in Horncastle and considered the possibility of hosting a Regency themed event which would kick-start the establishment of a Jane Austen Society in Lincolnshire, too. Whilst a Regency Ball may seem like an original idea, the event will by no means be unprecedented in the county, and upon conducting research, Ellen discovered that the ball, due to be held at the Bull Hotel in Horncastle, will actually end up being based on an event held in 1789, around the time that Austen was writing Juvenilia, before beginning work on both Sense & Sensibility, and Pride & Prejudice. “Balls were held in the banqueting suite at the Bull Hotel to raise funds for the famous Horncastle Dispensery.” Says Ellen. “It was established following a meeting in early 1789 and its governors were Sir Joseph Banks, Dr Harrison, and Lewis Dymoke.”

The period was marked by great frivolity and social events, just like the novels of Austen and Brontë... it’s precisely these events that Ellen hopes to recreate in Lincolnshire...

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Image: Some of Ellen’s Regency gowns.

With the exception of the Stuff Ball, a Lincoln event held between 1789 and 1871, the Horncastle event was one of the most prominent in the county and was annually attended by Lincolnshire’s most titled and ennobled people. Music will be provided on the courtesy of one of Ellen’s Horncastle antiques finds; a book of original musical compositions from a young debutante in Tyne & Wear. The book has around 30 compositions which will be performed on the piano-forté, and dancing will be turn-based, in the style of the period, akin to modern ceilidh dancing, with full instruction provided to help out novices.

consists of a dress with lining underneath and matching petticoat. Three patterns are used for the bodice, with a further pattern of fabric for the skirt, train and sleeves. Each are hand-stitched and embellished with gold ribbon and peacock feathers.

Music will be performed by an authentic Regency dance band and caller, whilst dancing will be turn-based, like a Regency period Ceilidh dance...

The menus for the included supper will also be inspired by the period, with traditional beef for main course and a sweet course with lots of chocolate. Naturally, Ellen is able to provide Regency clothing to bespoke measurements, using modern patterns and materials sourced during visits to Europe. Each garment takes around two days to make and usually

Gentlemen are required to wear tails in the Regency style, with waistcoats to accompany. The event will take place in on 29th May and precedes a Regency fair in the village of Waddingworth that includes further music from the era, this time played on Chris Hind’s pipe organ, as well as stalls, live events, and costumed entertainers.

“It’s a period that a lot of people have a strong affinity for.” Says Ellen. “It was a stunning era for literature and one that many people will enjoy immersing themselves in this Spring!” n The Regency Ball in Horncastle will take place on 29th May at 7.30pm at the Bull Hotel. Tickets are to be purchased in advance and at the door, find out more from


The period lasted from 18111830 but much of the literature from this era was actually written during the Georgian period. l


The period gains its name from the Regent Prince who ruled between 1811 and 1820 during his father, George III’s temporary mental incapacity. The title was conferred by the Regency Act on February 5, 1811. The precedent was established by the Regency Crisis of 1788 whereupon George III recovered before it was necessary to appoint a Regent. The Prince of Wales continued as regent until his father's death in 1820 when he became George IV.

It was a time of working class turbulence, introducing displays of disobedience for the working classes who sought to rebel against their masters, with the Luddite uprisings and the Glasgow Weavers’ Riots being the two obvious examples.


The era also gave us the Gothic Novel, with Brontë’s Wuthering Heights written in this period and published a number of years after in 1847. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was written in 1818 and published in 1831.


Closer to home, Tennyson was born in 1809 and spend much of his childhood at Somersby near Spilsby. In 1831 Tennyson returned to the family home upon the death of his father and published his second body of work from Somersby.


Scunthorpe’s Normanby Hall was also constructed during this period.


Much of the late Georgian and early Regency period’s literary popularity is due to Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice, published in 1811 and 1813 respectively, with Mansfield

Park and Austen’s gothic novel Northanger Abbey following in 1814 and posthumously late in 1817 after her death in July. l

Austen’s popularity lives on in JASNA; the Jane Austen Society of North America Jane Austen Society UK. The latter does not have any established branches in Lincolnshire but a young lady from New Mexico, Patricia Gradoville, a member of the former who has settled in Lincolnshire after meeting her husband-to-be at the University of East Anglia wants to establish one. After Horncastle’s Regency Ball and its festival, she and Ellen hope to stimulate enough interest to form a society right here in the county.


And of course the Regency Period’s real hero was Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, who, on Sunday 18 June 1815 near Waterloo in present-day Belgium defeated the Imperial French Army as part of an Anglo-Allied army under the command of both Wellington and Von Blücher. n

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Above: Gillian Wing and Fiona Gurney (pictured) this month host a joint debut exhibition having met at a joined studio near Spalding.

FRITS AND PIECES TWO ENTERPRISING LINCOLNSHIRE ARTISTS WILL THIS MONTH HOLD A DEBUT JOINT EXHIBITION FEATURING THEIR GLASS AND MOSAIC WORK. HAVING MET AT THE UNIQUE COTTAGE FARM STUDIOS ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF SPALDING, THE PAIR WORK ALONGSIDE ONE ANOTHER AT THE VENUE, WHICH OFFERS MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOPS FOR ALL ARTISTS. This month, South Holland artists Gillian Wing and Fiona Gurney host their first exhibition of stained glass and mosaic work, at Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall. Two years in the making, the exhibition is the culmination of plenty of hard work, a long lead time for an exclusive exhibition in the Geest gallery, and a chance meeting at Unique Cottage Farm Studios, a converted farm and crewyard on the outskirts of Spalding. Gillian is a stained glass artist, working with both copper foiled and leaded stained glass to produce commissions and gallery products from a studio at the centre. The Surrey-born artist moved to Lincolnshire in 1974 as part of her career as a health services manager, and discovered a passion for stained glass in 1978 after witnessing the work of Janet Banks in her Glastonbury studio, producing architectural panels of stained glass for the purposes of colour therapy. Renting a flat in Boston, the artist soon outgrew her home studio and began to crave a dedicated space in which to work, which resulted in her setting up a work area in Heckington’s Pearoom, the pre-cursory arts and crafts venue superseded by The Hub. After a gardening break from her hobby, Gillian moved to Unique Cottage Studios shortly after it was converted into an arts and crafts facility in 2008 and began working part time hours in order to turn her hobby into a profession. Meanwhile, Somerset girl Fiona moved to Lincolnshire just nine years ago, having outgrown her old home. With husband, two children, dogs and horse in tow, she sought the larger property that would afford her the room to have two more children and set up a mosaic and glasswork studio, in the heart of the leafy rural Deepings. The artist, at the time, specialised in producing acrylics for children’s bedrooms, mostly on a farming theme.

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Words: Rob Davis.

Having enjoyed a day out at mosaic class with tutor Anne Cardwell, an artist based in Saffron Walden, Fiona found herself hooked and immediately began creating pieces of her own and two years later, began teaching day classes at the studio including ‘taster days’ and unique family days. Likewise, Gillian offers stained glass workshops, half day, full day and two days for up to four beginners, or bespoke one-to-one sessions for those who are already knowledgeable but are looking to develop their skills. “The effect of light through coloured glass is magical.” says Gillian. “The range of designs you can make is truly amazing and the impact of these pieces never ceases to amaze me!” The two artists interact, with Gillian’s offcuts of stained glass providing valuable raw material for Fiona to work with. Gillian scores pieces of glass using a lubricated tungsten carbide wheel, cutting pieces to a design turned into a ‘cartoon’ before assembling each in a pinned frame. The edges of the glass are either wrapped in copperfoil after grinding to roughen them, or a framework of lead came is constructed. Solder is then applied and leadwork is puttied


to make it waterproof. The pieces are cleaned with flux remover and glass cleaner and copper foil is also polished with car wax. Commissions include architectural pieces, mirrors, lampshades and giftware. Copper foiled pieces are lighter, enable curvier designs and are more suitable for small, light indoor designs. Leaded pieces, meanwhile, are heavier, and more weather resistant, making them ideal for outdoor pieces. Fiona’s work is first drawn onto a base: MDF, slate or mirror, with tesserae shaped using wheeled tile nippers and applied direct. The main subject of the piece is completed first, with the background built up with each square of material ‘nibbled’ to size & shape and with Fiona always looking for raw material. “I’m like a magpie, always looking for bits that catch my eye!” she says. The artists booked Ayscoughfee Hall’s gallery two years ago and have been working ever since to produce the pieces they will exhibit. Gillian and Fiona’s decision to pair up has resulted in a partnership that’s truly impressive, and the exhibition will serve to demonstrate not only the breadth of craft at Cottage Studios, but should also make as clear as glass the reason why groups of artists teaming up to support each other is a great idea! n

The pair’s Wordsworth Inspired One Track of Sparkling Light exhibition runs from 3rd-28th March at Ayscoughfee Hall. Call Gillian 07714 458813 and Fiona 07941 413863 for more information on this, or the artists’ courses. Gillian and Fiona can both be found on the art on the map website: www.artonthe

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Future A Home For


The family behind The Grange at Haddington have taken great delight in crafting a family home for future generations which combines plenty of period charm with cutting edge mod-cons!


Haddington Grange, Thenear CoachLincoln House, Carlton Scroop Owners: David and Nicky Newell Style: New-build property created in period style from reclaimed materials. Receptions: Five, currently arranged as formal drawing room, sitting room, study, dining room and home cinema room.

The phrase ‘well-appointed family home’ has become somewhat hackneyed in estate agency brochures these days… thankfully, and to the credit of Lincoln’s Savills, the repellent phrase is nowhere to be found in the particulars of Lincoln’s Haddington Grange. But, were it not a shameful cliché, it would be an absolutely apt way of describing the family home creation of David and Nicky Newell, who have created a gorgeous family home in the picturesque village of Haddington, set within two and a half acres and boasting a swimming pool, cinema room and of course… a 50m2 tree house for the children, complete with a zip slide!

Bedrooms: Six, with five En Suites. Other Features: Tree House, heated swimming pool, cinema room/built-in hi-fi. Price: £1.3m. Find Out More: Savills of Lincoln, Olympic House, Doddington Road, Lincoln. Call 01522 508900, or see

Set over three floors and with almost 8,000 square feet of living space, it’s a dream home for any family, as the Newells have discovered since building the house two years ago. Now, though, another project beckons and the family has decided to move on and complete another project elsewhere in Lincolnshire. The property was constructed in 2006, though one could be forgiven for mistaking it for a period cottage; despite its late Georgian style and period features, the red brick frontage,


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With three floors, six bedrooms, five en-suites and six reception rooms, plus two and a half acres of grounds, the property will afford its next owners generous amounts of space and luxury...

local roof slates and Indian flagstone floors, the property is in fact thoroughly modern, constructed by David on the grounds of a previous smaller property. “We came across the plot in 2004.” says David, who runs his own heating & plumbing business, “I took a six month gardening break from the business in order to project manage the build.” “I was living in Harmston and remember driving past the plot each day, thinking what a great location it was. We purchased it in the same year and worked with an excellent architect, Ken Allen, of CAD Associates in Lincoln.” Work began in August 2005 and the team finished almost a year to the day, having experienced perfect weather throughout the build.


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Main: The beautiful kitchen is free of modern appliances, with a four oven Aga and hand-painted units. Left: The house features an Ian Knapper fireplace and indoor heated swimming pool.

The result is a fine period home into which David, Nicky and their two children, moved in during August 2006. Highlights of the property include a beautiful bespoke kitchen in stressed oak installed by Paul Durrant of Estu, with granite work surfaces, Aga, Indian stone flooring which was pain stakingly laid by Martin Langtry Tiling of Lincoln, with underfloor heating and a separate utility room featuring built-in Bosch appliances including a conventional oven and hand-painted island configuration. The downstairs hallway features a sweeping bespoke Georgian staircase designed and built by Allenbys of Anwick, and in the reception room there is a open fireplace designed by Ian Knapper, widely regarded as one of the UK’s best designers... no period detail has been neglected.

The bathrooms themselves are lavishly appointed with cast-iron freestanding baths, and heated towel rails, whilst throughout the house built-in wardrobes and closets ensure the family is never lacking in storage space. That’s not to say, however, the property lacks the modern features of a newly constructed property. Piped music has been installed by Sevenoaks of Lincoln, along with air conditioning, underfloor heating and modern bathrooms with sanitary ware from names like Sanitan. The home cinema room, however, is the most technologically-laden room in the home, leaving the other reception rooms free of modern technology and boasting a sophisticated but discreet Living Control system utilising Bowers and Wilkins speaker system.


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The property is lavishly appointed throughout with period features and modern technology sitting comfortably beside one other... The exterior of the house is equally wellappointed, not to mention green, with painted sustainable hardwood windows and doors, and a roof constructed of 13,000 Welsh slates reclaimed from Lincoln’s Westwick Gardens development... even the property’s bricks are reclaimed from the original farmhouse. Meanwhile, the two and a half acres of grounds in which the house is situated features mature yew hedges and 350 6ft laurels imported from Holland as well as mature shrub beds, an allotment, and for the children, an impressive tree house with zip slide! The house also features an indoor heated swimming pool constructed by Fulbeck based Asher Swimming Pools. On a more practical level, there’s also an array of outbuildings, four-bay carport and turning circle with two-storey, two bedroom annexe located in the stableblock. The property is certainly green, discreetly modern and spacious, a superb family home in a great location just 10 minutes from Lincoln. “Having a background in building and plumbing has really helped me.” Admits David. “I know what constitutes quality and how to achieve quality in both the parts of a property that can be seen and those which are more discreet. We were really lucky to have a cohesive idea about how we wanted the property to look and feel, and with the help of Ken I believe this has been achieved.” With David due to begin working on a new commercial development in Lincoln, Haddington Grange has been put onto the market with Savills of Lincoln for £1.3m, but the family says they will miss the property enormously and look forward to handing over custodianship of the property to the next generation of owners, who will doubtless treasure the property as a beautifully appointed and green family home. n



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Clearly Better Now’s the time to start thinking about adding a conservatory to your home in time for summer...



Orangeries were found in the grounds of fashionable residences from the 17th century and given a classicising form like this example from Grantham’s Vale Garden Houses. This example is rendered even more usable with the addition of an adjoining terrace and quality outdoor furniture;

A conservatory should be a place to enjoy your garden in comfort in winter snow or summer sun - especially when incorporating solar control roofing, air conditioning and heating. It is an all year round room that should bridge the gap between indoors & outdoors; Newark Glass,



Amdega, with over 130 years, specialises in creating both aluminium and timber-framed bespoke conservatories for high-end clients. Shown here is an elevated installation situated adjacent to a period terrace;

Whether your requirement is for additional valuable space or a bridge between house and garden, a conservatory will always be an investment to enhance the appearance of your house for many years to come. Each conservatory should be individually designed to represent your wishes; M G Dales,


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in addition to looking much more traditional, timber framed conservatories like this example from Parkwood, based in Scunthorpe, are hand-crafted... this design uses aged oak with draw dowelled mortise and tenon jointing and stopped chamfers for a really well-built, traditional look and high quality finish.

Shown here is an architecturally sympathetic orangery on a listed building by Vale Garden Houses near Grantham. A large percentage of the company’s work is undertaken on Grade I, Grade II and Grade II* buildings. These require particular careful consideration of the existing structure in the design of a conservatory.



No matter what the style of your home, the most ideal conservatory is one what blends seamlessly with your home. Starglaze’s new range, a example of which is shown here, can now be seen at the company’s newly renovated Tritton Road showroom;

Finally, Parkwood’s exquisite timber-framed conservatory is pictured here in a heritage green colour, ideal for gothic revivalist properties or those of Barnack stone. A large glass area and pointed ridge crowns enhance the period look, helping it to blend seamlessly.


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A Recipe for Great Ideas Take a dull kitchen appliance, add a dash of ingenuity and voilà! The perfect recipe for kitchen innovation!



It’s all well and good to choose the perfect wine... but as any sommelier knows, you have to store it at the perfect temperature too. John Lewis’s triple larder fridge freezer incorporates a glass-fronted store to preserve up to 100 perfectly inclined bottles, shielded from IR and UV rays;

No more guess-work when it comes to achieving perfect toast! Better known for their food processors, Magimix has just released a brand new toaster, Vision, which is see-through and features extra wide slots, automatic centering, and brushed aluminium finish;



A must have for any avid kitchen gardener or WI member... Tefal’s automatic jam-maker will make jam, marmalade, jelly and rice pudding. With a non-stick bowl, cleaning programme, jars, ladle and recipe book, simply add your fruit, sugar and water, then leave for 45 minutes for perfect jam.

Induction hobs are the latest, safest kitchen innovation... even when switched on to their highest temperature, they’ll only conduct head when magnetised; you can remove a boiling pan from the heat and the hob is immediately cool to touch; safe and sophisticated! From Turnbulls, Oldrids, and all good kitchen suppliers.


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There’s a lot to love about Lincolnshire, but definitely not its water, which is plagued by high concentrations of lime. Thankfully, Breville and water filter specialists Brita have teamed up to create a kettle that filters element-killing scale from your water before boiling, increasing its life and improving the taste;

Available from Oldrids Downtown, Kenwood’s new Chef now features induction heating to cook and mix simultaneously. 20°C to 140°C settings - for gentle warming to cooking. Prove dough, temper chocolate, make fudge... 6 litre, 1,500w industrial motor; blender, mill, steamer and food processor attachments also available.



If there’s one thing Lincolnshire residents understand it’s the importance of not ruining fresh vegetables... tiered steamers restrict cooks to just one temperature zone. Intellisteam from Morphy Richards has three individually controlled compartments, auto keep-warm function & preset cooking times;

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best... The oven doors of Neff’s new Navigator range fold down and slide into a space below the oven to ensure you never catch yourself on a hot oven door again. Other features include pyrolytic self-cleaning and a steam oven function. Available from Sleaford’s Turnbulls and Oldrids.


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That’s Life... Gunby Hall’s Head Gardener Paul Gray this month admires the BBC’s fancy camera work and time-delay footage from its Life series... and finds the fascinating techniques ideal for witnessing the growth and movement of plants over the course of a season...

Words & Images: Paul Gray and Rob Davis.

I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely fascinated by the BBC’s excellent Life series. Because of the amazing camera techniques available today, we can look in slow motion or very close up detail at something we would otherwise consider quite ordinary and see just how wonderful it really is. I remember a recent programme where they looked at the growth of a small glade, somewhere in England, over a whole season. This was caught on camera and played back in a couple of minutes. To watch how brambles, foxgloves and daffodils grew, from the first desperate push through the soil, to the rapid growth we start to encounter at the end of this month, but speeded up was awe inspiring. Equally so was the explanation of how it was filmed given at the end. What really struck me


was the amount of movement that plants make. Because they tend to stay in one place it is easy to think of plants as static. The English Oak is a symbol of standing firm and solid whatever might come, wind, snow or blistering heat but in reality plants are rarely still. When we split the borders in autumn we often refer to plants having ‘walked.’ Some have the uncomfortable habit of rapidly expanding, often at the cost of a weaker neighbour. What the speeded up camera work revealed was the exercise plants take just in an average day. A sunflower for instance will move its not inconsiderable head from east to west as it follows the sun. No wonder sunflower oil is such a valuable asset, the plant makes sure it absorbs every drop of energy it can. The bramble, which let’s face it, is not a favourite plant, was amazing as it groped around with its tip until it brushed against something to ramble up. It then rapidly ascended until the plant beneath was blanketed out as the bramble’s leaves stole all the sun’s energy whilst the hapless host withered.

What the time-delay camera revealed was the extend to which plants ‘walk’ or rapidly expand during the season... This is often to the detriment of their weaker immediate neighbour...

Take Five: Jobs for March 1. Split & replant snowdrops whilst in leaf, they are best to do in this way. 2. Make sure rose pruning is finished before they start to grow strongly. 3. Make early sowings in the vegetable garden if the soil has dried enough to get a fine tilth. 4. Set the first gladioli corms with another setting in a months time to achieve a long flowering period. 5. Keep an eye out when watering under glass, it can get quiet hot during the day!

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March Shopping Make sure you stock up on plants, bulbs and seeds as well as tools and machinery over the new year to make the most of Spring! Baytree Garden Centre: Weston, Spalding Gift ideas and all you need for the new season for all gardeners at Baytree Garden Centre. Coffee shop and ample, free parking. See for more information or call 01406 370242. Johnson’s Garden Centre: Boston Clothing and giftware. Farm shop for seasonal produce. See or call 01205 363 408. Brigg Garden Centre: Brigg One of Lincolnshire’s largest garden centres, with extensive new ranges for the forthcoming Spring season. Call 01652 408256 for further details.

MARCH IN THE GARDEN - IN BRIEF Plant of the Month: Epimedium spp. These shy, and a first glance, insignificant plants are actually very beautiful and valuable in a dry, shady area. The two most common are Versicolor Sulphureum and Perralchicum Frohnleiten. They benefit from a removal of dead leaves in winter so that the new foliage and flowers show brilliantly at this time of year. To propagate, lift clumps in autumn or spring and carefully divide with a sharp knife.

The Kitchen Garden Tie-in canes ready for summer fruits. Plant onions and shallots, potatoes and asparagus. Sow beetroot.

Watch Out For... Look out for early caterpillars and greenfly.


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Clumps of daffodils will soon become whole carpets of yellow as

new bulbs are formed, tunnelling animals push them around and we, the gardeners, sometimes dig them up without realising...

Daffodils, too follow the sun around; the filming showed just how much. The science behind plant’s movement is incredible too, they have no muscles or nervous system but some can move rapidly like the Sensitive plant (Mimosa Pudica) and the Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea Muscipula). In fact scientists still argue about the exact mechanics of their movement. I remember reading John Wyndham’s Day of the Triffids when I was at school, I now realise he wasn’t that far wrong...!

They require very little attention, we sometimes chop them back in late summer as they go beyond their bounds (yet another plant which moves!) but the glossy leaves, which are beloved by flower arrangers, and the tall pink flowers make them a welcome sight in any garden. As soon as it is fit to go on your ground, make the first setting of Gladioli corms. I like to have two or three settings starting in early March, mid April and early May. This gives a fine succession of these wonderful cutting flowers.

Snowdrops are a good example of plants which ‘move around;’ they use various means They look great when grown in a line just for cutting including being dug up as bulbs by rodents who but also make a pleasing addition to summer then find them unpleasant to eat and drop them. borders. Plant five or seven corms behind an Ants like the sticky coating on the seeds and early flowering herbaceous plant like a will move them, discarding the seeds as Lupin or Dicentra and they will push up waste. We too can move them at this and take the stage as the other It’s tempting time of year as the foliage starts finishes its show. to fall. to start planting veg The sword-like leaves are very Dig up and split clumps making in the garden when the stately too. Plant fairly deeply sure they are buried deeply (4”, 10cm) as this will anchor packet says sow in enough to increase the crop for them down well. They like rich next year. Daffodils on the other February, but in soil as they are hungry plants. hand do not like to be disturbed Lincolnshire this can It is always tempting to start until they have gone dormant. planting seeds in the vegetable Where clumps have got too thick be a gamble! garden, especially when the packets mark them now for lifting in June when say ‘Sow from February onwards’ but in the foliage has gone yellow and flagged. Lincolnshire it can be a gamble. Again though, they do seem to move around of their own accord. A few daffodils will soon become many as new bulbs are formed, tunnelling animals push them around and we the gardeners sometimes dig them up without realising. A favourite plant of mine, which flowers in March is the aptly named Elephant’s Ear (Bergenia Cordifolia). As these flower from mid March onwards it is a good idea to remove any crispy brown leaves before the lovely pink flowers burst forth. Bergenias are a good value ground cover which will grow in most aspects of a garden, they stand semi-shade and suppress all weed growth.


Often I have been caught out by a nice week in early March which has been followed by a fortnight of cold, wet and snow. The only things to benefit then are the Gunby slugs. If your land is heavy or in a frost pocket it is much better to wait until it warms up a little. Also going on the land too soon can flatten it, thus ruining a winters worth of frost action on the soil. Having said that I know it is very tempting to take a chance and get a lovely, early crop. If only we could predict the English weather! Best wishes for a happy gardening month! n

Prune, Plant and Pick... Prune Away any remaining herbaceous tops before new growth appears.

Pick Daffodils make fine cut flowers, pick as soon as there is a hint of yellow in the bud to fully enjoy.

Plant First crop salad and vegetable seed but only when the ground can be worked to a fine tilth.

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THE FIVE MINUTE GUIDE TO... Spring Cleaning Your Pond

Why Clean Out Your Pond? It’s messy, time-consuming and inconvenient... and besides, your pond is a self-sustaining ecosystem in its own right, right? Well, yes, but most ponds, certainly those larger than 2,000 square feet might only need a cleanout every few years. Larger ponds may never need a complete cleanout because any impurities present are minimal compared to the volume of water in the pond. You can tell whether the pond needs a spring cleanout by simply looking at it. So if it looks the same in March as it did last June, it’s probably time for some attention. Where to Start...? Drain the pond to roughly six inches of water in order to catch fish easily and safely. Place the fish in a container of pond water to the side.


A pump hired for the purpose is a convenient tool for this, but you can use a pond pump, depending on the volume of water involved. Empty it into large, plastic-lined crates or water butts, being sure to keep fish aside in a smaller more secure receptacle. If the volume of water is so preclusive as to prevent emptying of your pond, vacuum cleaners can be purchased which screen debris and constantly pump water back into your pond leaving leaves and algae trapped in the filter.

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Attachments enable you to skim the surface and scrub linings. What Next? This is the time when it is a good idea to trim plants and shrubs surrounding your pond that may drop debris into your water feature. All large debris, such as leaves and twigs, should be removed by hand. Take this time to trim those aquatic plants that have died back to encourage new growth. Clockwise from top left: French Line Deck Chair, £325, Nautical Living Fatboy Two Person Hammock £319, All Up And Over Outdoor Rocker £175, The Contemporary Home Beer Hall Table £275, The Old Cinema Fatboy Outdoor Bed, Mooch

A pressure washer or a high pressure nozzle on a garden hose is good for pond cleaning. Try not to over-clean your pond. Some algae on the rocks will prove beneficial to developing your ecosystem, so avoid trying to scrub all the algae away. Finally, clean out your pond filter’s mesh screens well and replace, then pump the water back and reintroduce your fish. n


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Growing Pains! This month at Damson Cottage, there’s growing pains as poor weather and an unprecedented winter have put Lorraine Bellis behind schedule... at least the prospect of home grown asparagus is on the horizon... it’s our kitchen gardener’s favourite! The last couple of months have felt like an externally imposed hibernation. Snow, rain and cold have all conspired to make sure I spend time in contemplation and preparation as well as trepidation and occasional doubt.

For the first time since our arrival the big pond has quite a considerable amount of water in it, in fact it’s more like the pond it should be.

The chicken runs have been so wet that walking in and out has made quite a mess of them. We have moles tunnelling in that part of Looking Back, Looking Forward... Moving to Damson Cottage was for me the the garden too, and the combination of the beginning of a great adventure – exciting, hard two factors has, at times, made the job of work and in some parts, a little scary. getting the hens up and putting them to bed difficult underfoot. In my wellies, Leaving a garden that I had created I have picked my way very carefully; Month seven in and moving to a part of trying not to slip over, Margot Lincolnshire where it seems style - for those of you Lincolnshire Pride’s everyone is already keeping remembering The Good Life. chickens and grows their own Kitchen Garden, owned To try to make the area a little produce, to try my hand at safer we have laid old straw and maintained by growing on this scale would over the soil. seem to many a crazy idea. gardening instructor Getting the Growing Going However, I believe passionately in The poly-tunnel is beckoning me... Lorraine Bellis the benefits of growing what food so far it has not succeeded in you can in your own garden or obtaining my full attention, but before allotment and I hope, if you’re thinking long, if my efforts have worked, I will be of growing your own this year, that I can, moving plants to it from the greenhouse, as in some way, inspire you to try! I work towards creating my tomato, chilli and aubergine glut. A Time of Enlightenment The days are getting noticeably longer: at the I have to confess to feeling a little beginning of January the chickens were going overwhelmed by the greenhouse and the to bed at around 3.45pm, as it was getting poly-tunnel; I have, after all, come from a dark. Thankfully we can look forward to longer garden without either of these resources and days which of course means more time to much smaller spaces to fill. In the poly-tunnel work outside! However, the garden remains, at the moment, are the remains of some at the time of writing, waterlogged in places! highly ingenious raised beds.


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Above: Lorraine is hoping to grow asparagus this season! Image: Aimee Ray, licensed under CCL. Left: Frog, Tim Norris, licensed under CCL.

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7 My favourite vegetable is asparagus... it was always a dream of mine to grow it, and if you’ve the space, it’s a real treat to eat, quite expensive to purchase and therefore very rewarding to grow indeed...! These were created using old builder’s bags, the square ones, with a batten framework around the top. The framework gives them rigidity and together they create a deep, raised border.

that I would not necessarily want them to have – the kitchen garden. Wing clipping and a re-think of their territory is needed before the kitchen garden really gets going!

This is the kind of ‘recycled’ gardening that I love; the builder’s bags give the opportunity to create the ideal planting conditions for the plants by mixing the perfect growing medium, but they have cost nothing to create. I intend to reuse them this year. So, I will be emptying the bags onto the huge compost heap we now have and refilling the bags with new, homemade compost to get my crops underway.

Asparagus The north side of the kitchen garden has a line of Leylandii which make up the boundary of the plot. Planted in front of them is a double line of asparagus... and I love asparagus! It was always a dream of mine to grow it and if you have the space, I would suggest that it is worth growing as it is expensive to buy but a real treat to eat.

Life Support This month, I will be putting the bamboo canes into the beds earmarked in the kitchen garden for the sweet peas and beans. This will create the framework of support, and will result in what I hope will be a great display alongside the summerhouse. In the same area I plan to sow some annual flowers as I am hoping the kitchen garden will develop a cottage feel this year.

However, I’m not sure that the location of the plants in my kitchen garden is the location I would choose. I am concerned that the roots from the Leylandii and weeds that have grown in that part of the garden may be a Production problem at some point in the future.

of local food, growing your own food, the environment and animal welfare are all subjects that intersect in the kitchen garden!

Pond Life In one corner of the kitchen garden, we have a small wildlife pond. When we moved here in the summer it was overgrown and waterless. Paul has cleared it and put in a new liner and I am hoping this will attract frogs and newts. Frogs will, hopefully, become my friends by helping to clear slugs from the garden. I have been told the chickens will make a good job of this, there is of course, the damage they will do to the crops in the garden. The chickens are having a wild time – literally. They have discovered that flapping their wings will get them up onto walls and fences, which in turn gives them access to areas


Asparagus calls for a weed-free, nutrient rich bed. But, because of the scale of clearing in the garden last year, I decided to leave the plants to see how they grow this season... fingers crossed!

Future Issues Production of local food, growing your own, conserving the environment, animal welfare, these are the issues that face us in the future. Growing your own is a small part of that overall picture, but it is something that gives great satisfaction and well-being, as well as making a difference to the environment. On Saturday April 24th at Sleaford’s Hub, there is an event called Grow Local, Eat Local. The event features plenty of activities for families as well as ideas and support for anyone who wants to start their own vegetable growing... I will be there, so come along as I’d love to meet you! Look out for more details in the April issue. n

Jobs for March Vegetables Plant early potatoes. Sow vegetables outside. But bear in mind your success will be subject to good weather!

Fruit There is still time to plant the last of your bare-root fruit trees and bushes.

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Hen-Keeping for Beginners - March 27th Have you been thinking about keeping hens but aren’t quite sure how you will get on with them? Come and meet the Damson Hens and see if it’s for you. We will be looking at the types of housing available, feeding and the impact on your garden and household.


Saturday March 27th 10.30am – 12.30 this includes tea, coffee and biscuits, £15

The Lincolnshire Pride Kitchen Garden

Plot size two acres. East-facing, with loam and sand soil. Illustration by Jo Davies of Jo Catherine Designs.

1. Damson Cottage 2. Cottage Garden 3. Patio with Herbs Salad Planters 4. Ornamental Pond/rose arbour 5. Kitchen garden 6. Summer House 7. Garage and Hard Standing. 8. Greenhouse. 9. Hen House. 10. Polytunnel. 11. Compost Heap. 12. Pond. 13. Allotment. 14. Native Hedging. 15. Leylandaii 16. Lime Trees. 17. Pine Trees. 18. Lawn. 19. Fruit Trees. 20. Hazel. 21. Rose Bed and Silver Birch.

Edible Garden Show – March 19th – 21st The ultimate event for allotment and home gardeners to discover all you need to know about Grow Your Own from fruit and veg. Check out the website: Salads from the Patio - April 17th Come along and learn how to prepare grow salad for the summer the easy way. Containers outside your back door filled with tomatoes, chives and baby salad leaves that can be picked, washed and eaten straightaway throughout the summer.

Saturday April 17th 10.30am – 12.30 to include materials and refreshments, £25. Grow Well, Eat Well - April 24th Located at The Hub, Sleaford, this is a day of activities and workshops for families. The day includes cookery and gardening demonstrations. More details next month.

Saturday April 24th from 9am, free. Please book a place or get more information by emailing: or calling 07841 302118 Lorraine’s Recommended Websites:


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On The Farm


News, Events & Countryside Activities From Across Lincolnshire

News In Brief Nick Watts named Farmer of the Year Deeping Fen farmer Nick Watts MBE has been named Countryside Farmer of the Year, having begun sowing seeds for the benefit of wildlife more than 30 years ago. Farmers Weekly awarded Nick, who currently farms over 850 hectares, the title, for increasing the numbers of some species of birds around his land by a factor of ten!

Life on the Verge Returns to Lincolnshire Lincolnshire’s volunteer-led roadside verge surveying project, Life on the Verge, continues this summer having experienced a successful launch in 2009. Two illustrated talks this month take place on March 12th and March 18th at Barkston & Syston Village Hall near Grantham and Whisby Natural World Centre near Lincoln. The talks illustrate the biodiversity in wild flowers around the county and the importance of conservation. Call 01507 526667 for details.

Turning over a New Leaf for Fitness Father & Daughter launch bid to get fit and protect woodlands Outdoor fans were recently invited to shed the pounds and help the environment. The Forestry Commission and Lincolnshire’s Limewoods Project recently staged their first Woodland Workout event in Great West Wood, near Wragby, Lincolnshire. Between warm up exercises and cool

National Nest Box Week... Mark Schofield, Project Officer of Life on The Verge.

February 14th-21st saw National Nest Box Week celebrated across the county with a series of workshops and talks

down stretches, participants enjoyed a chance to join in practical conservation tasks like hazel coppicing, removing invasive trees and plants and making stakes and binders for hedge laying. Hannah Darcel, Health and Wellbeing Ranger with the Forestry Commission, joined in

from the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. “Birds like blue tits, robins, and a whole range of other species find ready-made nesting places very beneficial when it comes to egg-laying season, and there

the activity with father Chris Darcel and explained: “The event proved a great way of staying active, meeting new friends and giving Mother Nature a helping hand. You can work at your own pace, so you’ll only break out into a sweat if you want to!” Hannah added.

is the added bonus that if a couple moves in you can witness their daily lives, from nesting through to the chicks fledging.” says Paul Wilkinson, who works as the head of The Living Landscape project.

Get In Touch: Email your nature photographs, forthcoming events and news stories to or call 01529 46 99 77.


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Send us your News...! We’re keen to hear the latest news and events from nature groups and charities across the county; email

Barry Poston this month doffs a farmer’s hat to LAMMA and the hard work of the NFU, particularly that of its Lincolnshire president, Sarah Pettit…

Highlights of the Spring Night Sky

Most Lincolnshire farmers look forward to the month of March when - given kind weather - they can move out and work on the land. On the lighter soils drilling of spring barley will probably have taken place in February and earlier if possible. With the newer varieties of sugar beet resistant to bolting, sowing can now begin in the first week of March given suitable soil conditions… and early sowing of peas for processing can also take place in March.

Enjoy stargazing this March February saw this group of stargazers enjoy an evening of astronomy at Chambers Farm Woods with Paul Money, and this month, you can do the same. The Horncastle astronomer invites members of the public along to see Mercury become visible and a brighter Venus at Whisby Nature Park, near Lincoln on Friday, 19th May.

What’s On Events, Talks, Workshops...

The event takes place from 7.30pm to 10pm. Attendees should wrap up warm and book in advance by calling 01522 696962. The cost of the evening is £3.50 for adults and £2 for children.

March in the Countryside...

Thursday, 4th March: Wild Lincolnshire Franklin Hall, Spilsby, 7.30pm. An illustrated talk by Geoff Trinder. With the Spilsby Area Group.

Monday, 8th March: Wildflowers of Grimsthorpe Sleaford High School, 7.30pm. An illustrated talk by Chris Howes. With the Sleaford Area Group.

Sunday, 14th March: Rocks and Fossils Far Ings Nature Reserve, 2pm – 4pm. View a collection of fossils and rocks, bring along your own weird and wonderful specimens and have them identified, make your own replica fossil to take home! With John Aram; please book on 01652 637055 - £2.50.

Monday, 15th March: The Wolds Chalk Stream Project Half Moon Hotel, West St, Alford, 7.30pm. An illustrated talk by Ian Rees. With the Alford and Mablethorpe Area Group.

Saturday, 20th March: Scottish Ceilidh Carlby Village Hall near Bourne, 7pm - 11pm. With Ian Slater, bring and share supper. Tickets £7 adults / £3 children Book with Hazel Williams 01778 560417, Bourne Area Group.

Sunday, 21st March: Birds of Early Spring Guided Walk Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, 8.30am – 11.00am. Rise early and look for signs of spring. Book on 01754 898057.

Throughout January and February, Lincolnshire farmers had to almost daily chance to attend meetings and demonstrations. Probably the most well known is the LAMMA show held at the Newark Showground. This year it had over 600 exhibitors and has taken over the previous role of the Smithfield and Royal shows as being the premier show of its kind in the country. The show is completely free and it’s now in its 30th year. Great credit must be given to the original members, amongst whom was the well known, late Ray Larrington, who had the foresight to plan such an event. Long may the Lincolnshire Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association remain! Most NFU branches have meetings throughout January and February and with my ‘Farmer’s Hat’ on, I consider that it is important that farmers support their organisation as much as possible. With most farmers running highly intensive businesses, probably with less labour on their farms, they have less time to attend such meetings. However I do feel that their organisation does deserve as much support as possible. Local farmers Sarah Pettit and Mark Leggott are well known nationally for their work with the NFU; Sarah is Chairperson of Boston NFU and the Chairperson of the British Horticultural Development Board. Mark is now standing for the Vice Presidency of the NFU, and with his considerable knowledge of the British Cereals situation, would be an asset to the area. An on-going concern to agriculture is the worry of food security in this country with domestic food production in 1995 when 74% of food was home produced. This has fallen to 60% in 2009. With fresh vegetables, the drop has been even greater. The possible appointment of an Ombudsman to look at prices between supermarket buyers and producers can only do good provided it does not drive the supermarkets to buy cheaper produced from abroad. n

Saturday, 27th March: Wildlife Gardening Far Ings Nature Reserve, 10am - 3pm. Investigate garden wildlife, habitats and how to attract wildlife to your garden. With Mary Porter. Book on 01652 637055, £25.

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Read Barry’s Farming Matters column each month only in Lincolnshire Pride.

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Irons In

The Fire This month, Lincoln blacksmith Bob Oakes releases his autobiography charting 40 years in the life of a Lincolnshire blacksmith... filled with anecdotes of a rural idyll from a time forgotten, the book reminds its readers of an age when the village smithy was indispensable... just ask the eager participants of Bob’s beginners’ class! Words: Rob Davis.

Cold Hanworth. The location of Lincolnshire blacksmith Bob Oakes’s forge... and, oh my word, was it cold during our visit, at least before the forge began to warm up! Snow lay on the ground during early February, and the temperature gauge in my car plummeted to -2°c and I cursed leaving my winter coat behind as I trickled across icy back lanes towards the aptly named Cold Hanworth Forge.

“I was adopted after the war.” he began. “I discovered my real mother later in life after my career as a blacksmith had begun, and upon meeting up with my mother discovered that my great grandfather was a blacksmith too. My mother and I visited the village of Burghley, in the New Forest, and rediscovered his forge in what’s now an arts and crafts gallery.”

Fortunately, Bob already had the kettle on, in advance of the arrival of the six students who were visiting the forge for the first day of a long weekend beginners course to learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing.

As such, Bob’s autobiography will be published this month under his birth name, Frederick John Pope. It will detail how Bob was born and raised in Ilkeston in Derbyshire and studied in Cheltenham before embarking upon a teaching career in Nottingham, at the Elle Guilford School, for three years.

The idyllic 17th century forge is a former farm, but has been a blacksmiths for as long as anyone in the village can remember. We crept up the backstairs to the former hayloft where I wrapped my hands around a mug of hot, sweet, milky tea and Bob began his story.

It was at an International Conference for Blacksmiths at Herford College in 1980 that Bob realised that the old role of the village blacksmith had disappeared in favour of modern commercial fabricators and farrier with portable forges on which to fabricate shoes.

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Nick is one of the UK’s best

blacksmiths, says Bob. Trade is brisk for the company but the trade itself has significantly diminished over the years... Architectural blacksmithing seemed the way forward and Bob began a career as an artisan blacksmith apprenticed to Frank Bottomly in 1982 before moving to Hackthorn three years or so later so he could work from a forge of his own. At the time, Bob was also demonstrating with a small portable forge at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, and upon getting lost on the back roads one foggy evening, came across the house of Reg Johnson, himself an artisan blacksmith and one with whom Bob formed a long-standing working relationship. Bob moved to his current forge in 2001 which was substantially larger and would allow him to run courses - a life long ambition. Pausing in his recollection of events, the forge door snapped open and we greeted the first student, then another and another until all six had arrived. Bob invites up to eight students at a time to regular beginners’ courses, during which each will learn the basic techniques necessary to create a hanging basket bracket over the course of three days. The courses cost £290 and include three days of tuition, materials, meals at the forge’s favourite local restaurant, The Falconer, and kiln coke. Visitors travel from as far as the US, Australia & New Zealand, and Europe to learn the craft from Bob, and no previous experience is necessary... our visit’s students had never used a forge before and by the time we left, were busily hammering besides a hot forge, well on their way to making their masterpieces.

By the time they leave the forge, the students will have learned to use the forge to bend and hammer hot metal, fireweld, create leaves and complete hot metal twisting, as well as learning how to copy an existing design exactly to ensure their skills are tempered with control and discipline. "As a forge, we specialise in architectural blacksmithing." says Bob. Utilitarian blacksmiths have all but disappeared... which means the craft has become much more specialised." Crucially, Bob's forge specialises in garden sculpture, bespoke artistic forgework and the restoration and conservation of historical and period ironwork. The firm's apprentice, Ryan Atkin, is extremely adept at producing artistic pieces. Rather, Bob and his stepson Nick Hill specialise in restoring period ironwork, particularly architectural works. The forge’s work can be seen at Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian private estates, such as Lincoln’s Harmston Hall, at Louth’s Holy Trinity Church, around Skellingthorpe Church, at Sudbrooke Park Gates, and around Nottingham’s Lacemarket, a restoration project for which the forge won a Nottingham Civic Society award. Commissions like restoration projects may take from two weeks

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to six months to complete, with both Bob and Nick master craftsmen. "Nick is one of the UK's best architectural blacksmiths." says Bob. "So business is fairly good for us, however the trade has diminished in size compared to the time when there would be a smithy in every village. I'm saddened... really saddened... when I see ironwork in need of restoration being given to fabricators with no knowledge of traditional techniques." After an extensive health and safety briefing during which Bob points out the potential perils of working with red hot metal and the six forges which each burn to 1,200°c, the students began working on a rudimentary heating and hammering exercise. By mid-morning, the group had broken from their work for part two of their instruction, involving splitting and curling metal to form the

back plate of their hanging basket brackets. Bob’s autobiography is partly a biography of his own life, partly a book about Lincolnshire village life, and partly a book which reminds us how important independent craftspeople and independent traders are to Lincolnshire. “The book is about 56,000 words, and begins with talking about my life as a 10 year old child peering through the forge’s window.” says Bob. “‘My nose was almost frozen to the murky windowpane as I tried to catch a glimpse of the swarthy figure wearing a frayed leather apron hammering away on the anvil...’ Well now I’m the tutor, and I love it.” His enthusiasm is obvious and infectious... so it’s no wonder his students were having the time of their lives when I left the forge amid the slushy melting show. Perhaps it was the heat from the forges, but somehow, my heart had been warmed a little too. n

Above: Bob (centre) and the team at Cold Hanworth Forge.

The next Beginners’ Courses takes place at Cold Hanworth Forge near Welton on 4th March and 8th April, lasting for three days and costing £290. For more information see www.teachblack or call 01673 866700. Bob’s autobiography, Iron in the Blood by Frederick John Pope, is published this month, available from all good Lincolnshire bookshops.

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Checking Out... This month we send two of Lincolnshire’s most fashion-conscious ladies to Melton Mowbray’s luxurious Stapleford Park country estate to preview exclusive new ranges making an appearance at Spalding’s Hills Department Store. Upon checking out of the hotel, Jo Kennedy and Jacqui Garbutt looked great and felt fantastic, sporting Lincolnshire’s freshest fashions... Words & Images: Rob Davis. Make-Up: Marlene Teeuw. Stylist: Emma Allmand.

It’s Spring… and that means a wealth of new fashions featuring brighter, bolder colours for cool March, showery April, and clement May. This month, to showcase the county’s newest fashion labels, we sent two Lincolnshire women, Sleaford’s Jo Kennedy and Holbeach’s Jacqui Garbutt, off to Melton Mowbray’s Stapleford Park for a fashion makeover in association with Spalding’s Hills Department Store. The store was established in the 1950s and has since been owned by three generations, with homeware, giftware, fashions and cosmetics departments plus the convenience of an in-town location, and high quality waterside restaurant. Today, Hills is still a traditional, family owned and run business offering high quality gifts and fashion. Fashion Director Emma Allmand and the store’s Dior concession make-up artist showcased the newest names in store, from exclusive fashion brands Tuzzi, for contemporary smart casuals and mix-and-match versatility, to Spanish brand Rosalita McGee and Anna Scott, with vibrant colours and true individuality. Alongside these are fashion favourites from Gerry Weber, Bianca & Taifun, and alongside each of these brands, Hills has also selected a range of accessories including shoes, handbags and jewellery from their ranges.


On hand during our shoot was make-up artist Marlene Teeuw, who used Dior’s new 2010 range of cosmetics from Hills’s in-store concession including the brand’s new One Essential super-serum, which gave Jo and Jacqui a superb pre-foundation base, and Nude Foundation, a mineral foundation available in six shades for a flawless sheen. We chose Melton Mowbray’s Stapleford Park for our shoot, as the country estate provided a variety of locations to shoot both indoors and outside… ideal for our overcast, showery day! The 500 acre 14th century estate offers everything from lunchtime dining for two from £18, to full à la carte dining, short breaks and access to the estate’s golf course, gym and spa. Join us then, as we preview this season’s freshest fashions and newest brands. n

Stapleford Park proved a great location to showcase a range of outfits from the county’s newest designers, available from Spalding’s Hills Department Store in Spalding...

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Main Picture: Top by Bianca £55; Trousers by Tuzzi £89. Below: Jewellery £19 and £12. Right: Grey striped cardigan £79; Grey striped dress £69, both by Anna Scott; Necklace £15.

Right: Grey striped cardigan £80; Grey shell top £40; Grey jeans £80, all by Gerry Weber Below: Shoes by Poetic Licence £55.

i Featured clothing and accessories are available at Hills Department Store, Spalding; www.hills department 01775 767155.


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Print tunic dress by Rosalita McGee ÂŁ69; Leggings by Tuzzi ÂŁ45.

i Featured clothing and accessories are available at Hills Department Store, Spalding; www.hillsdepart 01775 767155.


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Main Picture: Print tunic £85 by Bianca; Beige Jeans £80 by Gerry Weber; Scarf £29 by Bianca. Left: Print tunic £75; Shrug £75; Jeans £85, all by Taifun. Below: Scarf £29 by Bianca; Shoes £30 by Marco Tozzi; Necklace £15.

i Featured clothing and accessories are available at Hills Department Store, Spalding; www.hillsdepart 01775 767155.


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Black Dress by Tuzzi £159; x Peach Cardigan by Soaked in Luxury £49; Necklace £15; Animal print wedge shoes £35; Bag by Fiorelli £65.

i Featured clothing and accessories are available at Hills Department Store, Spalding; www.hills 01775 767155.


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Far Left: Mac by Tuzzi £179; Trousers by Tuzzi £89. Bracelet £17.

Right: Print jacket by Rosalita McGee £110; Green top by Rosalita McGee £50; Jeans by Bianca £89. Shoes below by Marco Tozzi £30, all from Hills of Spalding.

Our makeup artist for the day was Marlene Teeuw who worked exclusively with Dior Products.

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Thanks to Melton Mowbray’s Stapleford Park, for providing our photoshoot location; 01572 787000,

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Camille Bra & Knickers in Orient Blue by Marie Jo

Complement your purple spring look with a range of accessories from top designers Images selected by: Mandy Bray. THE OUTFIT Jacket, Top and Trousers all by Frank Walder

Purple Silk Scarf by Marc Cain

Purple and Gold Necklace by Nicole Farhi Gold Cuff with Purple Stone Detail by Wallis

Pertu Purple Wedged Sandals by Kaleidoscope

Purple Belt by Marc Cain

Limeira Handbag in Indigo by Blondie Mania


For suppliers in Lincolnshire see our Directory on page 160.


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Sheila Tiller

Fashions: Established over 30 years with both a Fashion and Shoe shop to complement each other. We specialise in one to one wardrobe management and feature contemporary European designers. We also stock a fantastic range of Mother of the Bride and Groom outfits along with matching hats and have a specialist tailor service available. Also there is free parking in Long Sutton. Stockists of: iBlues, Condici, Marie Mero, Marc Aurel, Olsen. Shoes: K+S, Abro, Caprice, I’s, Gabor, Camel Active, Pedro Miralles. Address: FASHIONS: 13 Market Place, Long Sutton PE12 9JA. SHOES: 7 Market Place, Long Sutton PE12 9JA. Telephone: FASHIONS: 01406 363433. SHOES: 01406 364128.

Personal Styling... Providing bespoke advice and a personal stylist to ensure you always leave with the perfect outfit, complete with accessories, no matter what the occasion


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Opposite: Stunning turquoise and black dress with matching bolero jacket, both by Condici. This Page: Green paisley patterned halter neck dress. All available at Sheila Tillers of Long Sutton.

Sheila Tiller


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This Page: Black/white sequin prom dress with hot pink sash by Dusk. Opposite: Bow Detail Dress by John Charles.

Both outfits available at Fancy Frox.


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Fashions: Occasion wear specialists - stunning cocktail, evening, prom and special occasion wear as well as simple, easy-towear dresses for any occasion. Wedding wear for mother of the bride/ groom, bridesmaids and guests. Men’s tuxedos and accessories to hire and buy. We provide a full alteration and delivery service. Our stock includes a separate hire section and a wide range of accessories to compliment your outfit, such as shoes, bags, jewellery, hats, fascinators, bow-ties and cummerbunds. Stockists of: Frank Usher, Dusk, Pia Michi, Bernshaw, John Charles, After Six, Kelsey Rose, Dynasty, Gina Bacconi, Pink Label, Mori Lee, Paparazzi, Hush, Crystal Breeze, Dare, Blue Moon, Le Gala, Tony Bowls, Paris, Mon Cheri, Rea & Attire Couture. Address: 2 Pied Calf Yard, Spalding, Lincs PE11 1BE Telephone: 01775 719600 Web:

Glamour from Head to Toe... Specialists in Cocktail, Evening and Special Occasion Wear, we provide an expert and friendly service to help you find the perfect dress for any occasion...


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Fashions: High end fashions in our interconnected boutiques... two shops in one! Stockists of: Enjoy Beautiful, Olsen, Pause CafĂŠ, Lisa Campione, Joseph Ribkoff, Desigual. Address: 9A Rutland Road, Skegness, Lincs PE25 2AZ Telephone: 01754 764729

Simply Designer Clothes Sue Foye of Togs offers designer labels and accessories for the fashion conscious customer in Skegness...


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Opposite: Gorgeous pale grey mac with black flower detail by Enjoy. This Page: Pretty little summer dress by Desigual.

Both outfits available at TOGS of Skegness.


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This Page: A selection of evening gowns by Dynasty. Opposite: Pretty Pink Rose patterned Dress with matching bolero jacket and hat by Ispirato.

All outfits available at Camille’s of Skegness.



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Fashions: High end fashions in our interconnected boutiques... two shops in one! As well as a comprehensive range of day and evening attire, we specialise in occasion wear, mother of the bride outfits and accessories. Stockists of: Cameron Blake, Dynasty, Gold by Michael H, Joseph Ribkoff, Gerry Weber, Evalinka, Frank Walder, Ispirato, Michele Trousers & Gina Bacconi. Address: 9 Rutland Road, Skegness, Lincs PE25 2AZ Telephone: 01754 763258 Web: www.camille-skegness.

For all Occasions...

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Fashions: Modern and contemporary fashions for all occasions. With an ethos of customer service. Clothing: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, Paul Smith Black, Nicole Farhi, Armani Jeans, Ted Baker, Barbour, Almost Famous, Nougat, Marc O Polo, Penny Black, Kelly Ewing, Hoss Intropia, JJ Park, Kate Fearnley, Paul X, Supertrash, Jovonna London. Accessories: Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Lulu Guinness, Tom Ford, Hultquist, Martine Wester, Wolford, Gipsy Tights. Shoes: Vivienne Westwood/ Melissa, Ugg, Paul Smith, Ted Baker. Address: 262 High Street, Lincoln LN2 1HW Telephone: 01522 543956 Web:

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Both outfits by Paul Smith Black Label, and available at Agatha.


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This Page: Pretty black dress with pink sherbert bolero jacket and hat to match, all by Condici. Opposite: Turquoise, embroidered detail strapless dress by Paule Vasseur.

Both outfits available at Nancy French.

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Nancy French

Fashions: Mother of the Bride or Groom, Guests (stunning hats, shoes and handbags to match). Special Occasions, Business or Pleasure. Stockists of: Paule Vasseur, Condici, Coterie, Joseph Ribkoff, Michael H, Basler, Ann Balon, Michelle Trousers & Olsen. Address: 32 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, Lincs PE9 2DS. Telephone: 01780 751773

When it matters most...

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Stockists of: Menswear: Azor shoes, Gibson and Torre suits, Heirloom Waistcoats, Jones & Co, Peter England and Rocola fancy evening shirts, Michelson, Sonia Spencer and MagMouch Sophos accessories. Ladieswear: D'zage promwear, Marcelane, Peter Martin, Crystal Breeze, TeeCee shoes, Accessories by Park Lane, Oi! and Claire Garnett. Opening Times: Closed Monday & Bank Holidays Tuesday - Friday 9.30 - 4.00 Saturday 10.00 - 3.30 Evenings and all other times by appointment. Address: 30a Boston Road South, Holbeach, Spalding, Lincs PE12 7LX. Telephone: 01406 423334 or 07917 725396

Affordable Luxury

Visit our designer boutique for the finest quality outfits, shoes and accessories for both him and her....


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Opposite: Dark evening suit by Torre. This Page: Gorgeous black dress from Veromia’s Irresistible range.

Both outfits available at After Datk, Holbeach.


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This Page: Black polo shirt by Ralph Lauren. Opposite: Outfit by Marc Cain.

Both outfits available at Coneys of Boston.


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Fashions: Dedicated to stocking the finest quality brands and labels, and to giving the best service to its clientele, Coneys of Boston has over 150 years of heritage, ample parking opposite. Stockists of: Fashions for men and women, designer casual brands; Ralph Lauren, Hackett, Diesel,Armani, Betty Barclay, Ted Baker, Gant and Aventures des Toiles. In-house alteration service and personal tailoring. Address: 36 Wide Bargate, Boston, Lincs PE21 6RX. Telephone: 01205 311355. Web: www.coneysfashion

You’re Looking Good!

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You’ll no longer have to envy celebrities like Katie Holmes, Cameron Diaz and Scarlett Johannson, as shoe designer Jerome C. Rousseau’s exquisite collection is now available for Lincolnshire ladies too! For more information see our Directory on page 160. Aizza in green glitter


Aizza in camouflage

Kessel in black glitter

Matador in camouflage

Ali in black

Matador in black

Castel boot in black

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LIGHTEN UP! Start the Spring with some paler shades that'll take you all through the summer too! Shades of Pebble, Café au Lait, Mushroom and Ivory will look great with hosiery in charcoal, cream and brown. Accessorise with colourful vintage & ethnic for your own personal look. Words and Images: Frances Shippey.

Guess Jacko Large Busy day ahead? You'll need a big bag. £170

Aura Que Crocheted Allo Handmade and fairtrade. £125

Fiorelli Jane in Taupe Everyday chic. £49


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Pell Mell Snake Combo in Tan Timeless and tidy. £79

Ameko Loki Tote Knotted detail in divine, soft leather grab bag. £135

Guess Urban Jungle Retro inspired patent croc mini frame bag. £95


Bags available from The Bag Shop, 4 Cheyne Lane, Stamford, Lincs PE9 2AX. 01780 754794 & also at 46 Steep Hill, Lincoln, 01522 522565.


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Sunshine Bring Me

Everyone looks better with a healthy bronze glow during the warmer months... but what are the safest and most convincing options for putting some colour in your cheeks this season? Sunbed scares... not a summer goes by that we’re not warned of the dangers of tanning lamps and sunbeds, particularly the high powered upright booths. Sunbeds give out UV rays, consisting of UVA - which makes up 95% of sunlight - and UVB, which make up the remaining 5% of sunlight and can cause the skin to burn. In an analysis of 20 studies released in 2009, scientists concluded that the risk of skin cancer jumps by 75 percent in people who start using tanning beds before age 30.

melanocytes. They make the dark brown pigment melanin, which gives our skin its normal colour and protects the dermis from damage caused by the UV radiation. This causes changes to the collagen, the protein in your skin's connective tissue, causing wrinkling and melanoma. If the skin receives too much ultraviolet light, the melanocytes may begin to grow abnormally and become cancerous. If it is not found early, melanoma can grow deeper into the skin and spread to other parts of the body. This spread is called metastasis.

Spray tanning and self-tanning treatments both offer a realistic Once melanoma has spread to other parts of looking and safe tan the body beyond the skin, it is difficult to treat. just in time for summer! A Safer Way...

75,000 new cases of skin cancer linked to UV radiation damage are diagnosed each year, so to lower the chances of damaging your skin and developing skin cancer pro-sunbed experts recommend using them no more than 20 times a year and to avoid use altogether if you have fair, sensitive skin, freckles, moles, or if you’re under 18 years of age. Goggles should always be used, as UV rays can also damage your eyes, causing problems such as irritation, conjunctivitis or cataracts. Why Is UV Radiation Dangerous? The skin has two layers: the epidermis, the outer layer, and the dermis. At the bottom of the epidermis are cells called


Cancer Research UK says that using sunbeds definitely increases the risk of melanoma and other types of cancer including Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. The charity says that the best way to obtain a tan is to use home or spa-based spray or lotion based self-tanning. Spas across Lincolnshire offer realistic, non-streaky tanning treatments, from brands that also offer home tanning treatments between spa visits. Usually offered in conjunction

i Safer Suntans in Your Local Spa Simpsons Spa at Branston Hall: Spray Tan £25. Fakebake half body tan £30, full-body tan £40. Elemis Total Glow half/full body tan £28/£38. Call 01522 797989 or see Clarins Spa, Stapleford Park: Top to Toe Bronzing Treatment, 90 minutes £50. Call 01572 787000 or see Eden Hall Day Spa, Newark: Vertical Solarium units and Aquasun low-UV treatments. Call 01636 525555 or see

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Left: Everyday tanning treatments at low prices for regular use - Garnier’s SummerBody, £4.99, 100ml, Boots. Great for bronzing your face; Bliss Tan For All Seasons, 150ml, £16.99, Boots.

Right: FakeBake mousse for smooth, streak-free all over tan, £16.50. St Tropez £20, or with exfoliant and moisturiser, £45, available from

Main: Sunbeds should be used with extreme caution - why not consider spa and home treatments using quality self-tan products instead?

with massage and exfoliation treatments, they’re relaxing, safe and realistic. Back home, cheaper every-day products and spray or lotion based self-tanning treatments such as those reviewed opposite are ideal pre-holiday pick-me ups or for use before enjoying the summer sun, in conjunction with sun protection lotion. Finally, when choosing sunscreen, remember that SPF numbers refer to the amount of time you can spend in the sun compared to using no protection at all. A sunscreen with an SPF of 15 will delay the onset of sunburn in a person who would otherwise burn in 10 minutes to burn in 150 minutes. The SPF 15 sunscreen allows a person to stay out in the sun 15 times longer. n

Right: Luxury tanning treatments from top names; Kiehl’s Sun Free Tanning Lotion, 150ml £18.50, Rodial Brazilian Tan in Light or Dark, 150ml, £39.00.


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Cover Girls Jewellery for

Just a few months ago, Lincolnshire’s Ali Gibbard discovered, and introduced to the county, a new range of South African designer jewellery that’s ethically produced, supports local charities and provided the sparkles for Cosmopolitan’s December cover girl Danni Minogue... Ali Gibbard understands the importance of a good jewellery find better than anyone. Uninspired by some jewellery she had seen, the Swineshead businesswoman came across Miglio Designer Jewellery and was instantly struck not just by the versatility, variety and value that the designer’s jewellery represents, but also the ethics behind the company and the way it trades. The range consists of approximately 300 pieces, quite a choice by many brands’ standards, with plenty of variety in terms of design and material, and such a diverse range that the brand’s Creative Director Jenny Miller has to publish a 120 page catalogue of her products. Cosmopolitan’s Cover Girl, Danni Minogue, even wore the jewellery on the magazine’s December front page.

ladies are seeking jewellery for a particular event we encourage them to bring their outfit along to try on with the jewellery.” Ali also points out that often family and friends are more willing to offer honest opinions about potential purchases, and because there’s a catalogue too, ladies can think about a potential or additional purchase and order a day or so later rather than feeling obligated to make a purchase there and then.

The jewellery’s price belies its quality, with all pieces made of pewter or brass and electroplated with layers of silver, bronze and 22ct gold on the company’s newest range. Miglio is Swarovski also provide ‘high fashion’... crystallised stones for the it was the featured brand, which are used alongside South Sea jewellery used on Danni pearls, and semi-precious Minogue when the celebrity stones for the handmade was Cosmopolitan’s jewellery.

However, the main difference between Miglio December and many other jewellery Despite these obvious cover girl! brands is the way it’s sold. credentials, the jewellery, which Unlike most Lincolnshire is bold, chunky, weighty and jewellers, Ali has no retail outlets or contemporary, is priced from £20-£300, shops, relying on direct selling at private with the average price around £50. Because parties, ladies’ days and open evenings. the jewellery is relatively inexpensive, ladies tend to purchase a piece for an individual “It’s a much better way of introducing ladies outfit. Optional extenders and enhancers even to the brand.” Says Ali. “It’s not at all allow necklaces and bracelets to be worn in pressured. Ladies can host a dinner party, several different ways adding to its versatility an evening with wine and nibbles or just a and uniqueness. coffee morning and invite family, friends and colleagues along. It’s a very relaxed and fun Miglio Designer Jewellery was introduced from environment to make a purchase, and if South Africa into the United Kingdom in 2003



Miglio Jewellery What is it?: Miglio is a range of jewellery from £20-£300 that looks great, remains ethically sensitive and is sold ‘directly’ at parties and via independent consultants from the catalogue and their websites. The Range: Miglio’s range consists of approximately 300 pieces, mostly necklaces, bracelets and earrings mostly chunky, making ideal companions to composable jewellery from names like Pandora and Lovelinks. Find Out More: Miglio and Ali will be appearing at the Macmillan Ladies Lunch at Boston’s County Club on 16th March, and at the Petwood Hotel’s Ladies Day on 8th April. To find out more go to:

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Necklace in burnished silver with semi precious stones and Swarovski crystal £179.

Right: Multi-ring burnished silver and Swarovski crystal bracelet £130. Left: Bold burnished silver cuff bracelet £65.

Ali Gibbard, who brings the enchanting Miglio Designer Jewellery to all fashion conscious women in Lincolnshire.

& now has over 1000 independent consultants. Upon discovering the brand in September 2009, Ali immediately wanted to be involved with Miglio. Among the appeal of the brand’s ethical credentials is the company’s Involvement with the Homestead Charity which, has seen the company sell not-for-profit items via their consultants, the proceeds of which help homeless children rebuild their lives in Cape Town. “My first impression was that the range was stunning.” Says Ali. “It was substantial looking but there seemed to be something to suit everyone. There are bold and elaborate looking pieces, but also smaller, more delicate looking items. I loved them right from the start, and really enjoy introducing others to the brand!” n

Brilliantly faceted Swarovski crystal heart enhancer set in a frame of textured burnished silver £117 Bracelet in burnished silver with Swarovski crystal £110.

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Weddings at The Lincoln Hotel Some days in your life are special... none more so than your wedding day! The Lincoln has a professional team to take away the stress and strain in the weeks and months leading up to, and on your big day. Weddings at The Lincoln are an exclusive affair - in that we only host one wedding breakfast per day - you therefore command and deserve our complete attention all day.

The Lincoln Hotel, Eastgate, Lincoln LN2 1PN Tel: 01522 520348 Fax: 01522 510780 Website: Email:

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Wedding Album Of Natasha Gray & Graham Bowater

This month’s featured groom had his proposal in the bag, and allowed his bride-to-be, Natasha, free rein to plan the wedding of her dream‌ with just three small caveats! Images: Nick Grove Photography, 01733 553771,

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Bride’s Name: Natasha Gray Groom’s Name: Graham Bowater Ceremony Held at: Stapleford Park Reception Held at: Stapleford Park Best Man: JP Duncliffe & Thomas Liberatore Bridesmaids: Hayley Gray & Sarah Bowater Flowergirl: Brooke Smalley Ushers: Ross Watson & Jack Chilvers Bride’s Parents: Malcolm & Jill Gray Groom’s Parents: Graham & Julia Bowater

When and how did you meet? I first met Graham at a pre-season football match. He was playing in a blue kit… his eyes matched the kit… he has gorgeous eyes… and I remember thinking “WOW!” He obtained my number from a friend and our relationship went from there! When in the relationship did he ‘pop the question’ and how did he propose? We had been together for three years and both felt it was a natural progression in our relationship. Graham took me completely by surprise on Christmas Day morning - he is always like a big child on Christmas Day, wanting to get up at the crack of dawn to see if Santa has been… and he was just the same this Christmas! I had given him a list of presents that I liked, one of which was a handbag. I opened the bag last whereupon he told me to look inside. I opened the bag and inside was a box; I opened this up and inside was an amazing ring. I looked across at Graham who he was down on one knee... I just couldn't believe it; it was so romantic. When I had said “Yes!” and we were celebrating – Beyoncé was on the television singing ‘Single Ladies (if you like it then you should have put a ring on it!)’… Graham told me he had asked Beyoncé for a special concert to sing to me...! What were the first things you decided on? In the beginning we couldn't decide if we should marry abroad with family and close friends or here in the UK. We decided upon


the UK as it would mean so much to us to have our friends and family around us. We selected three venues we liked and visited Stapleford Park first, needless to say we didn't look any further, the venue took our breath away and we decided on it there and then. Next, we organised the bridal party… this was very easy as we each have a sister and wanted them to be part of the day. Choosing the best men was not as easy since Graham has two very good friends which he has grown up with and couldn't decide between them… so had them both! Any differing ideas about how your big day should be or things you both wanted to do different? Graham, being a typical man, decided he would leave the planning to his wife-to-be. He did however have three strict guidelines for me to follow: 1. He would definitely not wear pink. 2: He wanted to have an amazing car to arrive in. 3: The venue must have a Saint George’s Flag flying. All of which we stuck too. Was planning your big day fraught or enjoyable? Did you both contribute ideas with equal enthusiasm? Planning the day was quite a huge task… we had 120 guests during the day and additional 50 guests in the evening so it was a huge number of people to impress. From being a young girl I had always had an idea of how I wanted the wedding to be so we worked together to create my dream day.

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Any pre wedding nerves? I'm usually very emotional and really didn't want to spend the whole day crying, I wanted to enjoy the day. On the morning of the wedding I did feel a little emotional, walking to the Orangery with my Mum, Dad and Bridesmaids and Flower Girl I started to feel nervous. Although I liked the idea of everyone seeing us get married, I was very nervous to think all eyes would be on me. As soon as I reached Graham at the end of the aisle I grabbed his hand and I felt at ease. The only other point where I felt nervous was just before my speech, I know its not traditional for a bride to do a speech but it was something I really wanted to do to thank the special people in my life, our parents, sisters and of course my new husband... once the speech was out of the way I was fine. How did it feel to walk down the Aisle and take your vows? Walking down the aisle was amazing. I did feel very nervous with everybody’s eyes on me but once I reached the end I grabbed hold of Graham’s hand and felt at ease. The

ceremony was a civil ceremony and was perfect. We chose both of our Aunts to conduct a reading during the ceremony which was lovely. Once we were married we walked out to Take That’s Greatest Day, I grew up loving Take That so was nice to have that played. What made you choose your dress and can you describe it? I really had no idea of what style of dress I wanted? Everyone always tells you, you will know the one as soon as you try it on. I tried loads and loads of dresses on and none felt really special... I visited Liz Corker Bride in Leicester and Hannah in the shop was brilliant, she really gave attention to my preferred style and pulled out a dress for me, I tried it on and it still wasn't exactly what I wanted, so she transformed it for me, adding a sash, changing the neck-line from straight to sweetheart and it totally transformed the dress to the perfect dress, I felt a million dollars! After the ceremony where was the reception held? The ceremony and reception all took place at

The Maldives; for

me this was just what I dreamed a honeymoon would be like - so romantic…!

Images: Nick Grove Photography, 01733 553771,


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Take the chance to sit back and enjoy the moment with your husband to watch everyone enjoying what you’ve created – that’s one of the memories I will cherish forever…

Stapleford Park, the ceremony was in the Orangery and the reception in the Grand Hall. Any friends or family you want to thank or recognise? We would like to thank our parents for giving us both the most amazing wedding and honeymoon. We would also like to thank our sisters Hayley and Sarah for helping me stay calm on the day and they looked beautiful, also a special thank you to my gorgeous Flower Girl Brooke… she looked like a little princess! Also to our Best Men for great speeches. Our grandfathers for being our witnesses, ushers for ensuring the day ran so smoothly, and our aunties for the readings. Thank you to everyone for joining us on our special day - we really hope you all enjoyed the day as much as we did! Anyone you want to recommend? I would like to say a huge thank-you and recommend the following people: all at Stapleford Park, the most amazing venue with nothing too much trouble… we were truly looked after. Wendy Goodliff provided the amazing flowers on the day, they were just as we knew they would be. Nick Groves our photographer… what a talented talented man! Ladbrook Shaw’s Emma and Matt, our videographers; never would you imagine you will have the opportunity to re-live your day but with the amazing work they did we can


do just that time after time with our DVD. Katie from Couture Cakes; the best cake we have ever tasted! The time and effort spent on this was unbelievable, Katie iced the same pattern of lace from my dress onto the cake, she has real patience! Finally our band Zan Zara; everyone commented that they were the best motown band they had ever heard. How are you finding married life? We are finding it fantastic. We are both so happy with how the day went and that everyone really did enjoy the day as much as we did. We can’t wait to see what adventures the future has in store for us very exciting times! n


And finally, do you have any top tips that you can give for future brides? It’s normal to be stressed, it’s the most important day of your life, but on the day do take the chance to sit back and enjoy the moment with your husband and watch everyone else enjoying what you’ve created – that’s one of the memories I will cherish forever.

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Belle Bouquet

...offering you Lincolnshire’s widest choice of the finest gowns, at the best possible prices in the most beautiful & friendly surroundings.

Bridal Gowns, Bridesmaid Dresses, Veils, Tiaras, Shoes & Jewellery 01522 811122 The Bridal Suite, Wellingore Hall, Wellingore, Lincoln LN5 0HX

Appointments preferred but not always necessary


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Annika Ranshaw and Richard Baker recently got married at Ulceby Church. The Crown Hotel, Skegness was the venue for the reception that followed.

Lucy Hall and James Thompson married recently at Hemswell Court. The bride was given away by her father Terry Hall and Mr Tim Cooch acted as best man.

Photographer: Nick Johnson Photography, Mareham Le Fen. 01507 568512,

Photographer: David Lee Photography, Barton-upon-Humber. 01652 632451,

Katie Swain and Chris Lote were recently married at The Golf Hotel, Woodhall Spa where a reception followed. The couple then honeymooned in Gran Canaria.

Margaret Bocock and Alan Toyne recently married at Lincoln Cathedral. Mr Jonathan Eyre was best man.

Photographer: David Hart Photography, Boston. 01205 723198

Photographer: Dianne Pyper, Lincoln. 01526 378296

Congratulations to all couples marrying in the county this month - to have your wedding featured here, e-mail or ask your photographer to contact us directly on 01529 469977


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THE WEDDING PLANNER GETTING IT WRITE: STATIONERY & TABLE PLANS Stationery: that’s the stuff you write on… spelt ‘-ery.’ It goes in an envelope so it’s ‘e’ for stationery and ‘e’ for envelope! There’s a handy mnemonic… spelt station-ary, the word means you’re going nowhere… but hopefully that’s not the case with your wedding plans! So, you’ve chosen your colour theme and now you want to impress your guests with lovely invitations. When creating these you can either incorporate your colour scheme into an invitation to give your guests a clue as to what you will be wearing or use completely neutral shades so they don’t have any idea. If you opt to do the former, do take advice as to which colours goes well with what. There are experts out there, be they at multiple department stores or individual shops. Whatever colours you choose, keep your invitations simple. Less is more, really does hold true when it comes to stationery. Because there are so many ‘kits’ you can buy, brides can go over the top and make something that is not only too complicated to make, but very time-consuming and not attractive to look at.

Lisa Crunkhorn and Mathew Simmons were recently married at The Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa. The bride wore a beautiful Maggie Sottero gown. Photographer: David Hart Photography, Boston. 01205 723198

Before you start to order you stationery components, will need to work out your guest list so you know rough quantities. Whilst it may sound silly, you do only need one invite per family, unless there is a special circumstance such as a bridesmaid or best man in the family in which case it’s nice to send an individual one to him or her. It’s not unheard of to hear people say that, initially, they think they want one per person. For a small, additional cost you could include RSVP cards addressed back to the host. This could save you a lot of chasing in the latter months when things are starting to come together and venues need fairly final numbers. Another way of inviting guests these days, and very cost-effective, is by email or even texting. Although this is very modern, most couples, especially if the parents are arranging the invitations, will choose the traditional invite. You will need extra invites for additional evening guests. Day guests will normally assume they are invited to stay, but by adding ‘and evening reception’ on the day invites does clarify matters. If you are opting for a church service, it’s nice to have Orders of Service printed, again only one per family. Most printers will print the hymns and this saves the congregation from fumbling through hymn books. Before you begin this, do have a word with your vicar or priest first as he will tell you how they want it laid out. Not all vicars do things in the same order; they may well want to see the proof before it goes for its final print. For the day itself, printed place cards, menus, table numbers and a table plan, all matching your theme, add to the display at the venue. Some venues include these as standard in their packages, so do ask before you buy. You may also like to consider favours for your guests. Gone are the days of the five traditional almonds symbolising health, wealth, happiness, fertility and longevity. Why not have some lovely Belgian chocolates for the ladies, boxed in your choice of colours, and perhaps some miniatures of brandy or whisky for the men. For the latter items, do check with the venue that they will allow this and not charge you corkage! n

Sarah Gray and Graham Johnson recently married at Spilsby Church. A reception then followed at Southview Park Hotel, Skegness. Photographer: Nick Johnson Photography, Mareham Le Fen. 01507 568512,


Valerie Tall is a wedding consultant based in The Lawn, Lincoln and School Court, Brigg. For more information see or call 01522 546161.

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Marrakesh Express The

This month, we’re introduced to La Foundouk – Arabic for ‘a resting place’ and to the culinary stylings of Lincolnshire’s only Moroccan restaurant, serving colourful dishes in a quirky setting. We meet Sharon Moore, the fundraising self-taught Moroccan chef celebrating the first six months of her home restaurant Words & Images: Rob Davis.

Without doubt, La Foundouk is the most curious restaurant we’ve ever publicised throughout the course of 90 eating out recommendations. It’s colourful, quirky, and deliciously different, but at the same time, modest in scale and provided by Sharon Moore, who established the venue just six months ago having never managed a restaurant before. Despite its infancy, the restaurant is already proving popular, providing Sharon with an interested and willing audience of patrons curious to find out more about cuisine that represents a real change from the usual Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants that grace our High Streets. Lincolnshire born Sharon Moore enjoyed a sense of wanderlust from an early age, and a career as an air stewardess provided ample opportunity to see


Sharon has set up her own restaurant at home, with a dining capacity of just 12, serving Moroccan cuisine... and six months on its proving very successful indeed!

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The restaurant itself is colourful and vibrant, just like Sharon’s cuisine. Dishes are faithful to Morocco’s traditional dining culture and includes tagines, typically of chicken and lamb, and lots of spicy sweetness... milder than curries, but stronger than English cuisine... more of the world from just 18 years of age. Her first trip to Morocco was in 1980, and Sharon confesses that she fell in love with the country there and then. She has returned there several times since, most notably in 2005 whereupon she enrolled in Gary Rhodes’s cookery school in Marrakesh, returning to the UK to exploit her skills and cook for husband David, and daughters Victoria & Natasha, aged 20 and 14. In between traveling and cooking, however, Sharon’s other passion is raising money for the Women For Women charity. Sharon completed a self-sponsored charity cycle ride in December 2007 for the charity; raising awareness of, and funds for research into, the causes and treatments of conditions that affect women and their babies during childbirth and pregnancy. Sharon decided that to fund her next ride, in October 2009, she could take her interest in food to the next level. She set up an open evening for friends and business contacts, and hosted what would be the ‘dress rehearsal’ for the opening of her restaurant shortly after, having converted her orangery and terrace into a small restaurant with lounge area and private dining terrace. “I’m unique in the county as a Moroccan restaurant.” Says Sharon. “And very nearly unique in the sense that we’re not a restaurant per se with a maximum capacity of just 12 diners.” Diners must provide their own wine as the venue is not allowed to provide alcohol under licensing laws, but this omission aside, the food is of the same quality as one would expect from any self-respecting restaurant serving high quality cuisine… even if many diners aren’t really sure what to expect. Because of the hot climate, Moroccan cuisine tends to be offered in a ‘taster menu’ format, with


a greater number of smaller dishes and long, leisurely, sociable meals. Guests are invited to enjoy the lounge area, or the terrace in warmer weather, with a tumbler of mint tea and perhaps a puff of the hookah or water pipe shisha with its fruit flavoured tobacco. Furnishings in both the lounge and restaurant are colourful, with terracotta and cerise, bright blue and purples combining with hand-made furniture, a small bar area and single, large table. Currently, Sharon accepts bookings from up to 12 diners, but with much demand from couples and small groups, she hopes to aggregate smaller groups at some point to offer full restaurant dining. Table d'hôte dining at the restaurant usually involves a kemia, or Moroccan ‘Mezze’ of four courses, with a typical starter of Sizzling Prawns in Moroccan Spices served with Carrot Salad, Orange Juice and Orange Flower Water and kesra – Moroccan bread. This proved a tangy, lively and mildly spicy way to begin the evening, it serves as a delightful precursor to Tagine, the Moroccan term for a stew usually prepared with chicken or lamb, prepares with spices following a long period of marination and served in a flat dish with a conical lid. Sharon’s Tagine of Chicken is prepared with Preserved Lemon and Green Olives, and accompanied by Coriander Cous Cous. The chef also serves a Pastilla; typically Chicken or Pigeon in Filo Pastry with Almonds – a sweet dish with plenty of spices. Desserts at La Foundouk are a real treat too, with typical examples including Saffron and Cardamom Crème Caramel, and afterwards, diners can enjoy Moroccan mint tea and Turkish Delight, as well as honeyed pastries.

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i The menu is certainly unusual compared to what we’re used to both from English restaurants and gastro-pubs, but also from our Anglicised versions of international cuisine in Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants. If you’re seeking a dining experience that’s far removed from crowded restaurants, and food from the most popular countries and dining experiences you’ve tried before, La Foundouk is very much worth a visit… the restaurant’s size means an intimate, bespoke experience is assured with great attention to detail. Sharon’s incredible hard work and obvious passion to ensure others enjoy the culture as much as she does is apparent throughout, and the restaurant will not disappoint those seeking a unique, delicious and very sociable dining experience! n

La Foundouk, Great Limber, Brigg, North Lincolnshire Cuisine: Traditional Moroccan cuisine – sweet with mild spices. Environment: Home restaurant in owner Sharon’s converted orangery, with bright colours for up to 12 diners. Menus: Choice of three sample table d'hôte menus or new taster ‘Feast’ menu. Don’t Miss: In addition to providing private dining, Sharon will also be hosting cookery demonstrations for between six and eight people… her guests will prepare food and learn more about the culinary culture behind Morocco in the morning, before dining in the late afternoon; 27th April and 18th May including table d'hôte dining. Prices: Feast menu from £25p/h, table d'hôte dining from £30-£45p/h. Contact: Located three miles from Humberside International Airport, at Great Limber, between Brigg and Grimsby. Call 07749 497 888 or see


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Good Life! The

Lincolnshire farmers Fenella Lewin and Chris Sadler came to Lincolnshire seeking ‘The Good Life’... and with organic vegetables aplenty on their Lincoln smallholding, the couple are only to keen to encourage others to enjoy Lincolnshire’s finest, freshest produce... The Good Life... we’d all like to buy into the organic lifestyle but few of us have the time or inclination to become self-sufficient. Fortunately, most of us can settle for organic, local vegetables from our local greengrocer, farmers’ markets or market stalls... but there’s still a temptation to buy fruit and vegetables from our local supermarket... particularly those which offer home delivery service. Boxed fruit and vegetable schemes are a great idea but still necessitate a regular trip to the local butcher and baker if we’re to support local producers... That’s where Fenella Lewin and Chris Sadler are hoping to revolutionise the way we shop in Lincolnshire with their venture, Fenella’s Garden, which this month celebrates its first anniversary.

The pair sell fresh fruit and vegetables both grown on their own land and from other local organic farms like Woodlands Organic Farm near Boston and Gainsborough’s Goachers Fruit Farm, plus (in season) fresh cut flowers grown by Rachel Petherham of Doddington Hall based Catkin Flowers. Other products include Lubcloud’s creamy, non-homogenised milk, eggs from the company’s organic supplier near Sleaford, cheese from Cote Hill Dairy plus home made cakes, Lincolnshire beef and pork, fresh herbs and freshly baked bread and flour from Kirton Lindsey’s artisan windmill... even ‘green’ cleaning products!

Those seeking to “We established the subscribe to a boxed business last year.” says vegetable scheme can Chris. “We moved to Lincolnshire 2005 and now include fruit, milk, were based atinSnitterby. eggs, and bread However, after the 2007 floods we found our entire in their order! crop 18” under water!”

Acting as ‘brokers’ for local food producers the couple are offering all of the advantages of a boxed vegetable scheme - organic, fresh, locally produced, ethical food delivered straight to your door - with additional products to eliminate the need to visit your local supermarket. In addition to fruit and vegetables grown on their farm, near Doddington, the pair are working with Red Hill Farm, Mount Pleasant Windmill, Cote Hill Dairy and many other local producers to provide not just high quality foods from specialist producers, but a wide range of products too.


The pair took the opportunity to begin all over again on their present farm, leased from the Doddington Hall Estate. The pair have been well supported by the estate’s owners Claire and James Birch, who do all they can to promote local produce and have a farm shop on the estate too with which Fenella and Chris trade. Fenella’s Garden will deliver boxed vegetables anywhere in Lincolnshire where there’s sufficient demand, alongside other groceries, which their 200 customers love

i Organic Lincolnshire Fruit & Vegetables Why Use a Box Scheme: It’s as convenient as having shopping delivered by a supermarket, but offers food with the same provenance and local suppliers as a farm shop. Prices: All vegetable boxes include potatoes, carrots and onions and range from £7.50-£16. Fruit bags can be included from £5. Extras like bread, cheese, eggs and milk can be added on a week-by-week basis. Delivery is free. Further Details: For more information log onto or call 01522 681580.

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ORGANIC PRODUCE FRESH, LOCALLY PRODUCED ORGANIC DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR IS CERTAINLY CONVENIENT... BUT SURELY IT’S EXPENSIVE TOO? ACTUALLY, NO... AS OUR LIKE-FOR LIKE COMPARISON DEMONSTRATES... To find out if having a box of Lincolnshire produce delivered is truly competitive, we created a box for ourselves and compared prices from leading supermarkets... Our box consisted of: 2kg organic potatoes, 2kg organic carrots, 1kg organic onions, 1kg parsnips, beetroot, three leeks, a swede and a courgette. Naturally supermarkets are more competitive on non-organic/non-premium products, and in the event that no organic product was available, we opted for a non-organic derivative.

Fenella’s Garden 2kg Organic White Potatoes £1.18. 2kg Organic Lincolnshire Carrots; £1.16. 1kg Organic White Onions £1.38. 1kg Parsnips £1.90. 500g Beetroot 49p. 500g Organic Leeks £1.20. 500g Organic Swede 99p. 250g Courgette 99p.

Grand Total: £9.29.

Tesco 2 x 1kg Tesco Organic Potatoes £2.00. 2 x 750g Tesco Organic Carrots; £1.86. 810g Tesco Organic Onions 75p. 1kg Loose Parsnips (non-organic) £1.56. 500g Beetroot £1.99. 400g Organic Leeks £1.78. 500g Organic Swede 64p. 3 Organic Courgettes £1.98.

Grand Total: £12.56.


Above: Chris and Fenella run a boxed veg scheme with a difference... a wider range of products, free delivery and prices that can compete with leading supermarkets!

both for its convenience, and the quality of its products, not to mention the fact that using the scheme also means supporting local farmers, suppliers and food producers. The couple have spent just over a year in their farmhouse and have already renovated the outbuildings and packing facilities to meet hygiene regulations amid poor conditions for growing. Looking forward to a better season and the chance to increase both their customer base and the amount of produce they grow, the couple is really excited. “It’s been a great year and many of our customers have been surprised just how competitive we are with supermarkets... but all appreciate the fact that they can trace their food’s origins and can be assured of its quality... that’s our real unique selling point!” n

1.5kg Asda Organic Potatoes £1.24. 2 x 750g Asda Organic Carrots; £1.68. 3 x Organic White Onions £1.08. 500g Asda Parsnips (non-organic) 98p. 500g Asda Bunched Beetroot (non-organic) £1.58. 400g Asda Organic Leeks £1.88. 500g Swede 72p. 3 Courgettes (non-organic) £1.74.

Grand Total: £10.18. Information taken from price comparison website on Tuesday, Jan 26th.

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Spring Dining


Spring is finally here... and with it comes a wealth of fresh, vibrant dishes from some of the county’s most renowned chefs... here are our pick of the season’s best dishes!

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Main: Chicken and Bacon Salad at the Red Lion, Caythorpe. 1: Breast of Gressingham Duck with Barnsdale’s Garden Pak Choi, Carrots, Spring Onions, Hoi Sin and Honey Dressing at Barnsdale Lodge, Rutland. 2: Cod Steak wrapped in Parma Ham with Fondant Potatoes at Rushton’s Deli, Newark. 3: Home Smoked Duck Breast Salad with Endive, Walnut, Orange Segments and Winterberry Dressing at The Boat House, Farndon. 4: Terrine of Pressed Chicken & Ham Hock at Branston Hall Hotel. 5: Tuna Steak on Mash with Salsa from the Houblon Inn, Oasby. 6: Lamb Confit with Baby Asparagus Tips and Red Pepper Purée at Ealand Gate Restaurant.


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7: Lime and Ginger Marinated Seabass Fillet on a Bed of Stir Fry Noodles with Sweet Chilli Sauce at The Mill, Boston. 8: Pan Roasted Red Mullet ‘Niçoise’ style with Saffron Emulsion at The Winteringham Fields, Scunthorpe. 9: Open Lasagne of Leek, Goat’s Cheese and Chestnut at The Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln. 10: Citrus Marinated Salmon Fillet with Thinly Sliced Fruits, Julienne of Seasonal Vegetables and Citrus Dressing at Kenwick Park Hotel, Louth. 11: Duck and Seasonal Vegetables at The Old Bakery, Lincoln. 12: Chicken and Prawns in Cashew and Peanut Sauce at Strait’s Brasserie, Lincoln. 13: Cod on a Bed of Mash and Spring Vegetables at the Generous Britain, Brant Broughton.


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Colin McGurran 15.


Chef Patron of Winteringham Fields, North Lincolnshire How did your career begin? I began my career with a work placement at the Two-Michelin starred Domaine des Hauts de Loire on Onzain, France. I then worked for the UAE Royal family as banqueting manager with the Rotana Hotels chain in Abu Dhabi. Tell us your ‘Food Heaven’ and ‘Hell’? My food heaven is definitely a big roast chicken dinner with all the family. I don't really have a food hell as such, although after an experimental session with a monkfish last week, I can honestly say that I will giving monkfish liver a miss from now on!



Tell us about your restaurant? Winteringham Fields is one of the most individual and secret places you could wish to stumble across. Patrons enjoy discreet and understated service from attentive, knowledgeable staff along with a range of dishes to suit even the most discerning palate. What’s the secret to creating a great dining experience? We use quality ingredients, imaginative flavour combinations and simple presentation. We combine this philosophy with cosy fire-lit lounges & restaurants, and smart, clean-cut tableware to offer what we believe to be a truly memorable dining experience.

14: Prawns Wrapped in Pancetta, at San Pietro, Scunthorpe. 15: Hot Rock Steak, served on 400°c Granite Slab, with Cous Cous Salad at The Olde Barn, Tealby. 16: Scallop and Prawn Salad at The Millhouse, Covenham St Bartholemew. 17: Hambleton Salad at Hambleton Hall, Hambleton, Rutland. 18: Shish Kebab at The Queen’s Head, Kirkby La Thorpe, Sleaford. For our featured restaurants’ contact details see our Directory on p160.

Is there life beyond the kitchen? I’m really fortunate to have a supportive wife and business partner in Bex, and three lovely daughters... we enjoy travelling, and spending time in the countryside surrounding the restaurant tending to our chickens & horses. We spend as much time together as a family as our commitment to the restaurant permits! n For more information call the restaurant on 01724 733096 or see

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SHALLOTS AND CRÈME FRAICHE Serves 4 1kg Lincoln Red beef cut into 3cm cubes 2 tbsp olive oil 20g butter 16 whole shallots, peeled 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1 tbsp brown sugar 2 tsp ground allspice 8 juniper berries, crushed 2 tbsp plain flour 290ml beef stock 290ml red wine 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 8 small beetroots, peeled and halved 2 tbsp crème fraiche 2 tbsp dry mustard 3 tbsp creamed horseradish

The Guild of Food Writers recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a luncheon at luxury department store Harrods in London. Their choice of Lincoln Red rib of beef as their main course proved that the Lincoln Red quality is the choice of connoisseurs, and confirmed what many Lincolnshire diners already know. “The chef cooked the beef to perfection and there were innumerable compliments about its flavour and tenderness.” said Jane Suthering. In addition to being a superb steak, the fine marbling of fat makes a great casserole... and this recipe exploits Lincolnshire’s best beef to perfection. Preheat the oven to 150˚C/300˚F/Gas Mark 2. Melt the butter with the olive oil in a heavy bottomed casserole. Over a high heat, brown the beef on all

sides, you may need to do this in a couple of batches. Remove from the pan and set aside. Reduce the heat and add the shallots to the pan. Cook for 5 – 10 minutes, until lightly golden, then add the garlic and cook for a further minute. Stir in the brown sugar, allspice and juniper berries and cook for a few minutes, until the sugar caramelises the shallots, then add the flour and cook out for 1 minute. Add the red wine and balsamic vinegar, then blend in the stock. Return the beef to the pan, and add the beetroot. Cover and cook in the preheated oven for 1 ½ - 2 hours, until the beef is tender. Bring the casserole out and let it rest, skim off the fat if there is any.

Rachel Green is a Lincolnshire born and bred celebrity chef, based in Tealby. Her latest book is available from all good county bookshops.

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THE GREATEST HITS Some of the greatest wines in history have originated south-east of Paris in the region of Burgundy. The region excels in producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes... The world of Burgundian wine is broad, complex and often very confusing, but thankfully, Steep Hill Wines’s Ben Straw is here to pour some clarity on the area, and recommend some of its most desirable drops and greatest hits... The Burgundy region runs from Auxerre to Mâcon or Lyon if the Beaujolais area is included. With the highest number of appellations d'origine contrôlée than any other French region, and is often seen as the most terroir-conscious French region. Burgundy excels at producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, so much so in fact, that under French law these are almost exclusively the only grape varieties grown in the region. Within Burgundy there are three main levels of classification. In terms of increasing quality these are the village burgundy, the premier cru and the grand cru; wine is from a specific village with boundaries laid down in law. The premier crus are from within each named village but the grapes must be grown on a specific named site, which will be stated on the label. The grand crus are from the best sites in only a handful of villages and are much sort after. You can spend a lifetime trying to figure out all the variations of Burgundy and it is ever changing as no two vintages are alike. The best bet is to let me guide you through some of my current favourites! n

Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Levrons’ 2005 - £35.50 A stunning Puligny made with grapes from a single vineyard. Very soft and round with good acidity. The fruit and minerality is evident on a very long finishing palate. A joy to drink - just how Chardonnay should be made.


Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy Bourgogne 2005 - £15.95 The elegant fruit flavours and soft tannins of this Bourgogne show the class of this Gevrey producer. Sees eighteen months in oak to create a balanced, complex and long wine. All the class and style of a GevreyChambertin, without the appellation.


Nathalie Theulot Château Mipont Mercurey 2005– £15.95 This Mercurey uses Pinot Noir grapes from


Best of Burgundy, from £15.95 to £52.95!

a single vineyard. Using only 25% new oak gives a very fruity nose with a hint of oak. The palate is soft and mellow with very light tannins and flavours of dark berry fruit, oak and a hint of earthiness. Dme. Christian Serafin Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru ‘les Corbeaux’ 2004 - £52.95 A fine and elegant Premier Cru from one of the most consistent and outstanding Gevrey producers. Shows a sensual coating of purple fruits which highlights the quality of the Pinot. Some liquorice and menthol notes on the nose underneath the fruit. Not massively weighty but the fruit is absolutely mouthfilling with no shortage of finesse. Lovely length. Drink from 2010.


Domaine Jean Tardy Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru ‘les Boudots’ 2002 - £42.95 Jean’s son Guillaume now does a lot of the work, but his father’s guiding hand can still be seen. This Pinot Noir matures in 100% new oak. The old vines give a dense, spicy fruit flavour backed by a rich and muscular structure with flair and finesse.


Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Saint-Romain 2005 - £21.25 A fresh, fruity nose with well integrated buttery tones. Rich and fat on the palate with full white and green fruit flavours blended with a little minerality and a hint of pepperiness in the mouthful. n

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Straits Brasserie 8-9 The Strait, Steep Hill, Lincoln LN2 1JD

01522 576765 Straits Brasserie is a unique family owned Brazilian/ British Restaurant in Lincoln's Cultural Quarter. Pre threatre offer, £10.90 for 2 courses including Wine. Now taking bookings for Mother's Day.

The Queen’s Head Kirkby-La-Thorpe, Sleaford

Telephone 01529 305743 Ever changing à la carte menu together with chalkboard specials, alongside a less formal & reasonably priced lunchtime menu, all served by professional attentive staff. Dishes are prepared on the premises including homemade breads, using locally sourced fresh produce. We have an excellent range of cask & keg conditioned beers together with an extensive wine list. Proud winners of several awards recently including the Taste of Excellence ‘Best Pub Restaurant Award’ for best pub restaurant food in Lincolnshire. Thursday Evening Steak Supper, Sunday Evening Supper, Early Bird Special Served 6pm-7pm Tues & Wed, Lunchtime Specials from 12pm – 2.30pm Tues–Sat. Now open Mondays.

The Houblon Inn Oasby, Grantham, NG32 3NB

Telephone 01529 455215 A beautiful Country Inn with accommodation and a fantastic atmosphere. Sunday Luncheon offers superb quality and value, 2 courses £12.95 or 3 courses £14.95. All prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients locally sourced wherever possible. Look at our website for our latest promotions and events. Please do telephone to book. We look forward to welcoming you.


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MotoringNews Model Launches & Dealership News from across Lincolnshire




News In Brief Record Registration How much would you pay for a private number plate? How about £80,000? That’s how much one place ‘1OOO’ recently fetched at an Auction at the Haycock Hotel in Wansford near Peterborough. It took a winning bid of more than 10 times the registration’s £8,000 reserve for the mystery buyer to finally claim his prize.

Seventh Heaven for BMW BMW has scooped seven awards from BusinessCar magazine, including Manufacturer of the Year’ and Environmental Award of the Year in addition to five further product specific awards. MINI was awarded Supermini of the Year, the BMW 1 Series won Lower Medium Car of the Year. The BMW 3 Series Saloon and Touring ranges took the title of Medium Car of the Year. Finally, BMW’s 5 Series Saloon and Touring was again jointly honoured with Executive Car of the Year, while the BMW X5 was named Large 4x4 of the Year.

2010’s Safest Car Volkswagen’s fifth generation Golf attained a five-star EuroNCAP rating last year. Now, the bestseller’s new sixth generation model has been tested and attained the coveted five star rating with the topscore of 103 points, earning it the title of Safest Car of The Year.

Electric Performance from Tesla Eco-supercar musters 0-60mph in 3.7secs and top speed of 125mph... with 235 mile range and zero-emissions! Here it is... the future of motoring. Pictured above is the compromise-free electric vehicle that proves eco-friendly cars don’t have to be dull and slow!

drive for true sports car dynamics, and automatic transmission making it simple to drive.

The Inside Story Being based on the Lotus Elise, the car is light on equipment in order Released last month, the Tesla Sport to save weight and maintain is an American-made two-seater performance... nonetheless, sports car that relies entirely on electric windows, sat-nav, electric power to allow drivers sports seats and stero to travel up to 235 miles The electric system are standard. before recharging and Tesla Sport offers enjoy rapid acceleration awesome performance, Whilst the car is a strict akin to a Porsche 911, two seater, a four-door, plus a top speed over great handling and four seater version is 125 miles per hour. a practical range expected in 2012. The British Touch between So, could this be the The hand-made car costs charges! future of motoring? looks amazing, and has a Well, potentially... the chassis tuned by British technology is sound, the car’s engineering firms Lotus to provide performance is awesome and its breathtaking performance and sports handling has received great acclaim. car handling despite the car’s However, its £101,900 price tag is impressive environmental credentials. the only let-down! n The car has no clutch, rear wheel

Tesla Sport, £101,900. 0-60mph: 3.2secs. Top Speed: 125mph. On Sale: Summer 2010.

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Safe & Sound... Volvo, Sweden’s greatest export, promises safety and style with a 2010 lineup of fantastic models that challenge the preconceptions of the company as makers of boring and boxy estates... with sleek coupés, and superb off-roaders Words: Rob Davis.

Picture an archetypal Volvo driver, standing next to their car. We assume you’ve an image in your mind of a yummy mummy doing the school run with Tarquin and Cressida in a boxy Volvo estate from a leafy suburb to a quaint little private school. Volvos have always enjoyed a reputation as innovators in the fields of safety and eco-friendly vehicle manufacture. The company made catalytic converters standard on their models, made airbags standard alongside seatbelt pretensioners, and in doing so cemented its reputation as a maker of safe, responsible... and perhaps slightly dull vehicles for the school run. Since the 1980s and 1990s, every other motor manufacturer is falling over itself to tell us how eco-friendly and safety conscious they are, Volvo’s niche has been somewhat eroded, leaving only the brands staid reputation remaining. Consequently, Volvo has had to reinvent itself, and has, in the past couple of years, done so dramatically and most successfully.

In today’s Volvo lineup, the traditional large estate still exists, with models denoted by a V, like the V50 and V70, whilst saloons are designated S40, S60, and S80. The company’s off roaders gain XC badges, with the XC70 and XC90 joined recently by new company’s new XC60, and the most recent addition, a small coupé badged C30 supplements the larger C70 coupé, which has also gained a recent facelift. The sports models and off-roader market is one that’s comparatively new to Volvo, and with the firm determined to cast off its dull image, today’s Volvos are sportier and curvier, with designer dashboards, modern materials and a distinct move towards a younger market, with brighter paintwork and bolder styling. If you thought Volvos were boxy and bland, think again, and turn the page to meet the firm’s 2010 model lineup... you could be surprised just how much charisma the marque’s new models possess!

Images: Volvo’s frugal S40 saloon (above) and sporty new four seater C70 Coupé/Cabriolet (main).


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Modern Volvos are available as saloons, estates, coupés and off-roaders, pre-fixed with S, V, C and XC model designations respectively...

Super Saloons Motoring’s best kept secret. That’s how we’d describe Volvo’s S40 saloon, which, in 1.6D DRIVe form with start/stop technology returns a generous 72.4mpg on a combined cycle of both town and motorway driving! The S40 is also great value for money, with that frugal engine in SE Lux trim, just £23,000 affording you cruise control, climate control and electric, heated leather seats, sat nav, Bluetooth and keyless go. Motoring purists prefer the BMW 3-Series’s drive, and Mercedes’s C-Class for badge kudos, but the S40 combines style, equipment and great value. Unfortunately, the firm’s existing S60 isn’t as well regarded, facing replacement with a new model due to be revealed this month at Geneva’s Motor Show. Main: The firm’s Defender is now 60 years old, but it’s difficult to justify the vehicle unless you’re a hard-core off roader requiring a no-frills commercial vehicle. Right: The economical stop/start Freelander and 2010 Discovery 4. Below: 2010’s Range Rover is even more luxurious with a host of new technology.

The new model is stylish, with the firm’s new headlamp configuration and will also exploit the company’s new DRIVe engines. At the higher end of Volvo’s range is the flagship S80 - the model that the S60 should always have been. If not a contender to the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7-Series, then it certainly rivals the firms’ E-Class and A6. In a saloon of this size, the 1.6 S80 runs out of puff somewhat, but returns an impressive 58mpg... though a better

economy/power compromise is the 2.4D model which returns 48mpg and reaches 60mph in under nine seconds. For those who value performance and safer overtaking, a new V8 unit released late last year reaches 60mph in a screaming 6.5 seconds and tops out at 155mph, returning a modest 24mpg. Priced from £23,245 for the 1.6 SE to £41,195 for the range-topping V8 Executive with optional adaptive cruise control and auto braking, it’s somewhat odd: underpriced and underpowered for an executive at the lower end of the range, and overpriced lacking the badge panache at the higher end of the range. Nonetheless, taken in isolation, it’s a great car, with a great interior, generous equipment and good choice of engines, with more substance than style when compared to rivals. Estate of the Art The mainstay of Volvo’s portfolio has always been its estates, and roughly allied to the S40 and S60 saloons in terms of size and price,

Images: Volvo’s C30 (left) and XC90 (main).


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Volvo in 2010 Volvo Saloons S40: Engines: 1.6, 2.0, T5. Trim Levels: S, SE, SE Lux, R Design, R Design SE. Prices: £16,095-£24,995. S60: Engines: TBA. Trims: TBA. Prices: TBA.

the V50 and V70 models from £18,000 and £25,000 offer all of the luxury and style of their booted counterparts plus extra luggage space and increased practicality. Arguably, modern 4x4s offer greater practicality, but returning up to 58mpg makes the V70 a more frugal option compared to off-roaders. Top spec versions are pricey compared to Volvo’s 4x4 models, but for the doggedly urban family, a large Volvo is a difficult car to fault, and the fact that police forces across the UK love equipping traffic officers with the V70 is testimony to this. Sports and Performance A Volvo sports car may seem like an oxymoron but its newest model, the C30 is available in shocking colours, a contrasting range of engines from the 74.3mpg 1.6 diesel to the 2.5T5 petrol which reaches 60mph in just over 6 seconds. With a range of interior colours including pistachio and cranberry hides, it’s certainly individual, but as hot hatches go, it’s an impressive combination of style and performance, from under £15,000.

Meanwhile, the five seater, large-booted, coupé/cabriolet, diesel or petrol C70 offers many motorists the answer to their prayers a sporty looking car with breathtaking performance that’s also practical on a day-to-day basis. From just £27,000, it’ll rival Mercedes’s forthcoming E-Class cabriolet and Audi’s A5 convertible. Family 4x4s Finally, Volvo now offers a choice of three 4x4 models, with the XC70 a hybrid estate/4x4 for those don’t want a fully-fledged off-roader, the newest model, its Freelander rival, the XC60, and the XC90. The XC60, from £26,500, is well-equipped, comes with great safety kit and offers a road-biased 4x4 that rivals Land Rover for best-in-class. However, its larger XC90 offers seven seats, sporty styling, Range Rover Sport-bashing V8 performance and plenty of equipment... Need any further evidence of its greatness...? Jeremy Clarkson himself owns and drives one! n

The DRIVe version of Volvo’s S40 returned 72.4mpg! Volvo interiors are now modern and sleek.

S80: Engines: 1.6, 2.0, 2.4, V8. Trim Levels: SE, SE Lux, Executive. Prices: £23,245 £36,895.

Volvo Estates V50: Engines: 1.6, 2.0, T5. Trim Levels: S, SE, SE Lux, R Design, R Design SE. Prices: £17,845 - £26,395. V70: Engines: 1.6, 2.0, 2.4, D5, T6. Trim Levels: SE, SE Lux, R Design SE. Prices: £24,245-£38,145.

Volvo Sports C30: Engines: 1.6, 2.0, T5. Trim Levels: S, SE, SE Lux, R Design. Prices: £14,995 - £20,945. C70: Engines: 2.0D, 2.4, D5, T5. Trim Levels: S, SE, SE Lux. Prices: £26,995 - £34,695.

Volvo 4x4 XC60: Engines: 2.4D, D5, T6. Trim Levels: S, SE, SE Lux, R Design, RD/SE. Prices: £25,495 - ££33,195. XC70: Engines: 2.4D, D5, T6. Trim Levels: SE, SE Lux. Prices: £28,995 - £40,595. XC90: Engines: D5, 3.2, V8. Trim Levels: Active, SE, SE Lux, E-Design SE, Executive Prices: £30,995 - £49,995. For more information call John Darke Volvo on Cheshire Road, Lincoln; 01522 501701 or see


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Admiral Rodney North Street, Horncastle, Lincs LN9 5DX Tel: 01507 523131

Bush Tyres 92 Horncastle Road, Woodhall Spa, Horncastle, Lincs LN10 6UX Tel: 01507 522444

After Dark 30a Boston Road South, Holbeach, Spalding, Lincs PE12 7LX Tel: 01406 423334

Camille 9 Rutland Road, Skegness, Lincs PE25 2AZ Tel: 01754 763258

Agatha 262 High Street, Lincoln, Lincs LN2 1HW Tel: 01522 543956

Chattertons Solicitors 30 Avenue Road, Grantham, Lincs NG31 6TH Tel: 01636 673731

All U Ever Need Ltd 29 Whittle Close, Boston, Lincs PE21 7SD Tel: 01205 354361

Chris Sellars Groundcare Top Farm, Lineside, Boston, Lincs PE20 3QX Tel: 01205 290900

Furniture Medic Lincoln Fulbeck Low Fields, Fulbeck, Grantham, Lincs NG32 3JD Tel: 01400 272723

Amba Photography 78 Doddington Road, Lincoln, Lincs LN6 7EU Tel: 01522 807191

Chris Sharp Cabinets Tillbridge Lane, Lincoln, Lincs LN1 2SX Tel: 01522 504506

G Simpson Butchers 11 Cameron Street, Heckington, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 9RW Tel: 01529 460403

Andrew Michael's Jewellers Limited 38/39 Stodman Street, Newark, Notts NG24 1AW Tel: 01636 679638

Colin Parker Masonry 58 Bridge Road, Long Sutton, Spalding, Lincs PE12 9EF Tel: 01406 365200

George Hotel High Street, Stamford, Lincs PE9 2LB Tel: 01780 750750

Arthur Swallow Fairs Ltd PO Box 43, Buxton Delivery Office, Derbyshire, SK17 Tel: 01298 27493

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Simpsons Limited Branston Hall, Lincoln Road, Lincoln, Lincs LN4 1PD Tel: 01522 797989

The Little Chocolatier Pawnshop Passage, 2 Mercer Row, Louth, Lincs LN11 9JQ Tel: 01507 355770

Soper of Lincoln Roman Way, South Hykeham, Lincoln, Lincs LN6 9UH Tel: 01522 688889

The Mill 148 Spilsby Road, Boston, Lincs PE21 9QN Tel: 01205 352874

Spalding Air Conditioning 10 Snowdrop Place, Spalding, Lincs PE11 3FW Tel: 01775 714097

The Millhouse Coveham St Bartholemew, Louth LN11 0PB Tel: 01507 363652

Stapleford Park Country House Hotel Stapleford, Melton Mowbray, Leics LE14 2EF Tel: 01572 787522

The Old Bakery 26-28, Burton Road, Lincoln LN1 3LB Tel: 01522 576057

Starglaze Windows & Conservatories Tritton Road, Lincoln, Lincs LN6 7RY Tel: 01522 512020

The Private Dental Centre 87 Rosebery Avenue, Boston, Lincs PE21 7QR Tel: 01205 352892

Jon Hickson Motors Carlton le Moorland, Lincoln, Lincs LN5 9HR Tel: 01522 788363 Kalaidoscope Footwear Keith Dolby Jewellers 8 Bristol Arcade, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 7ST Tel: 01529 303945 Kenwick Park Country Hotel Kenwick Park, Louth, Lincs LN11 8NY Tel: 01507 353091 Kenwood La Foundouk Avalon, 15 Brick Yard, Great Limber, North Lincs DN37 8JU Tel: 01469 560383 Lakeland Lincoln Hotel Eastgate, Lincoln, Lincs LN2 1PN Tel: 01522 520348 Lincoln Metalcraft Unit 2 Branston Business Park, 115 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, Lincs LN4 1NT Tel: 01522 795000 Lincolnshire Motors Windsor Road, Fairfield Industrial Estate, Lincs LN11 0LF Tel: 01507 604061 Lincolnshire Showground Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln, Lincs LN2 2NA Tel: 01522 524240 Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Shop 2 Bentley Drive, Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, Lincs LN4 2QW Tel: 01522 548469 Lindsey James (Ladieswear) The Barns, Whitehouse Farm, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 9NA Tel: 01529 461175

Myers Bakery The Bull Ring, Horncastle, Lincs LN9 5HU Tel: 01507 525871 Nancy French 32 St Mary's Street, Stamford, Lincs PE9 2DS Tel: 01780 751773 Navenby Antiques Centre 34 High Street, Navenby, Lincs LN5 0DZ Tel: 01522 811271 Neff Newark Glass Group Oak Tree House, Brunel Drive, Newark, Notts NG24 2EG Tel: 01636 610088 Nicole Farhi Olde Barn Inn Cow Lane, Tealby, Market Rasen, Lincs LN8 3YB Tel: 01673 838304 Oldrids 11 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincs PE21 6UF Tel: 01205 361251 Peter Jackson Cabinet Makers 1 Deveraux Way, Boston Road Ind Estate, Horncastle, Lincs LN9 6AU Tel: 01507 527113 Pocklington Soft Furnishings 16 Blackthorn Lane, Boston, Lincs PE21 9BG Tel: 01205 310841 Premier Kitchens & Bedrooms 4 Phorpres Close, Cygnet Park, Peterborough, Cambs PE7 8FZ Tel: 01733 340471

Steep Hill Wines 25 Steep Hill, Lincoln, Lincs LN2 1LU Tel: 01522 544737 Straits Brasserie 8-9 The Strait, Lincoln, Lincs LN2 1JD Tel: 01522 576765 Streaks Ahead 1 Tattershall Road, Woodhall Spa, Woodhall Spa, Lincs LN10 6TT Tel: 01526 353757 Supreme Inns Bicker Bar, Boston, Lincs PE20 3AN Tel: 01205 822804

Pure Glass Design 107 Main Street, Newark, Notts NG24 3NN Tel: 07854 012356

Taylors Citroen Endeavour Park, Boardsides, Boston, Lincs PE21 7TF Tel: 01205 314800

Marie Jo Lingerie

Relumbratelier 62 Spalding Road, Holbeach, Lincs PE12 7HH Tel: 01406 490630

Mark Harris Commercials, The Old Stables, Sudbrooke Road, Lincoln, Lincs LN2 2UZ Tel: 01673 860360

Tennants Head Office The Auction Centre, Leyburn, North Yorks DL8 5SG Tel: 01969 623780

Rushton's Deli 41 Stodman Street, Newark, Notts NG24 1AW Tel: 0845 8800859

Maudes the Jewellers 22 West Street, Boston, Lincs PE21 8QH Tel: 01205 367959

Ruskington Dental Practice 37 High Street, Ruskington, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 9DY Tel: 01526 832922

McKinnell 17- 23 West Parade, Lincoln, Lincs LN1 1NW Tel: 01522 541181

Sack Store Emporium Redstone Industrial Estate, Boston, Lincs PE21 8EA Tel: 01205 310101

The Bostonian Private Wing Pilgrim Hospital, Sibsey Road, Boston, Lincs PE21 9QS Tel: 01205 360606

Merrick & Day Redbourne Road, Gainsborough, North Lincs DN21 4TG Tel: 01652 648814

San Pietro 11 High Street East, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 6UH Tel: 01724 277774

The Forum 2 Bracken Close, Branton, Doncaster DN3 3UL Tel: 01302 532561

Magimix Marc Cain

The Bag Shop 4 Cheyne Lane, Stamford, Lincs PE9 2AX Tel: 01780 754794 The Boathouse Restaurant Farndon, Newark, Notts NG24 3SX Tel: 01636 676578

The Queen's Head Boston Road, Kirkby la Thorpe, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 9NW Tel: 01529 305743 The Red Lion The Red Lion, High Street, Grantham, Lincs NG32 3DN Tel: 01400 272632 Togs 3 Rutland Road, Skegness, Lincs PE25 2AD Tel: 01754 764729 Turnbull & Co. Ltd., 95 South Gate, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 7RQ Tel: 01529 303025 Valerie Tall Wedding Studio 10 School Court, Brigg, South Humberside DN20 8JW Tel: 01652 657744 Wallis Wellbet Bridal Gowns Wellbet Farm, Collingham Road, Lincoln, Lincs LN6 9JB Tel: 01522 868469 What Box 81, Rectory Road, Ruskington, Lincs NG34 9AE Tel: 01526 830687 White Hart Hotel Bailgate, Lincoln, Lincs LN1 3AR Tel: 01522 526222 Wright Vigar & Co. Limited 15 Newland, Lincoln, Lincs LN1 1XG Tel: 01522 531341


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Enjoying Country Life - Cindy Marshall-Day... A beautiful daytime TV soap actress, keen show jumper and now talented wedding planner and floral designer with a substantial country estate at her disposal. This month we meet the head of the Walcot Estate, Cindy Marshall Day, one of Lincolnshire’s most enthusiastic advocates...

~ I try to live and let live... in fact, I think that’s the secret of enjoying a long and happy life... at all times you should ask ‘what would my higher self think of my actions?’


Were you born and raised in Lincolnshire? I was born in Holland Park, London, so I can’t claim to come from Lincolnshire, but upon successfully completing an audition for the newly established TV soap Crossroads in 2001 I began to look for a property around Lincolnshire. The soap was filmed in Nottingham, so I looked all over, but Lincolnshire appealed because of the standard of living it offered and because there are so many beautiful villages around here... the transport links are also excellent. What do you do and what inspires you most about your job? As an actress I’m still available for work, and I’ve a couple of projects in the pipeline. In between, I manage Walcot Estate, our home in North Lincolnshire. We realised what a lovely wedding venue it would make, and as I’m an award winning floral designer too, we’ve since began to host weddings on the estate too, so I’m really enjoying helping brides to plan their big day! Whereabouts in the County do you live? We live in North Lincolnshire on the former 5,000 acre estate... it’s perfect for me since I’m a keen equine enthusiast, and have my own manège, cross country route, dressage arena and stables. The house itself was built in 1726 in the early-Georgian period.. it’s set within 27 acres and is perfect for me as I love the countryside and the surrounding woodland and parkland. Which is your favourite area of Lincolnshire and why? My favourite part of Lincolnshire is the cathedral quarter of Lincoln. The shopping on Bailgate and Steep Hill is wonderful and I love going to the theatre in Lincoln. There are so many coffee shops and tea rooms, it’s a great place to spend time. What are your most vehemently held likes and dislikes? I have a degree in Country House Studies, and a keen interest in history, so I love traditional country homes and the traditional way of life that Lincolnshire so perfectly reflects. As a ‘girly girl’ I also love shopping in Los Angeles and New York, and a little closer to home in Lincoln! I also love my garden... I’m an award winning floral designer and so love producing floral arrangements and spending time in my garden. As for my dislikes, disloyalty is a huge annoyance of mine, and also people who drink far too much! How do you spend your spare time? I really enjoy looking after my horses - I’ve an excellent riding instructor, Tracy Rivett, who instructs me two or three times a week. I also enjoy visits to country houses and spending time with my two bichon frises called Princess and Sapphire. Can you recommend a favourite Lincolnshire restaurant? When we’re in the mood for high quality pub food, we love the Jenny Wren at Susworth. However, we love Winteringham Fields, offering absolutely wonderful food and excellent service... it makes any occasion special. Name your favourite book, music and film. I’m reading Simply Pink by Paula Pryke, a floral design book with some lovely ideas! Film-wise, I’m a member of the BAFTA voting committee, so I enjoy seeing films before their official release... most recently I enjoyed An Education, a touching coming of age drama due with screenplay by Nick Hornby. Music-wide, I’m strictly a classical music buff! What will your epitaph read? I want to be remembered as a nice, honest, straight-forward person with respect for everybody. Finally… tell us something good! I try to live and let live, and I think that’s the secret to a really happy life...! n

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