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This is a very ornate cast iron urinal, dating from around the turn of the 19th/20th century. It was removed from the Woodhall Junction Station and brought to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life in 1972.
The very thin flat casting of iron is an example of the great skill of engineers of the time. Today it [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jul 11th 2016

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On my recent visit to Lincoln Castle, to view the art instalation ‘Poppies Wave’ I noticed a mother duck and her cute ducklings sitting at eye level on a wall.
By the time I got back from looking at the poppies the mother duck and some of the ducklings were on the ground below the wall. [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jul 7th 2016

The Jew’s House is one of the oldest surviving domestic dwellings in the country.
Built around 1150, the house was almost certainly occupied by a merchant who would have lived upstairs and traded downstairs. One name linked with ownership is Belaset of Wallingford, a woman executed in 1287, possibly on a trumped up  charge, for clipping [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jul 6th 2016

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Courts have been held at Lincoln Castle since it was first built. Back then the sheriff, who was William the Conqueror’s right hand man in Lincolnshire, presided over the castle’s shire court. Today the Gothic Revival courthouse, built in 1826 for the Lincolnshire Assizes, is still a working building where criminal trials are heard by [...]

15 Comments CherryPie on Jul 4th 2016

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