C. Colley

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Ask Me Another! Lincolnshire by Julia Skinner
Ask Me Another! Lincolnshire by Julia Skinner
This little book gives a brief insight into the local history and heritage of Lincolnshire.
The questions are in sections and cover the following subjects - Lincolnshire Dialect Words & Phases, Sport, Arts and Literature, Folklore and Customs, History and Archaeology, Trade and Industry, General Knowledge - Lincolnshire and Famous People. Each section is illustrated with old photographs of various towns in Lincolnshire and show how they used to look in times gone by.
This book provides a short spell of entertainment - it takes about 30 mins to get through the book.
I never remember stuff that I learn from quiz books, but that's probably a good thing. It means that I can… Read more
A Living to Die For by Diana Philo
A Living to Die For by Diana Philo
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Set in the 17th century, this story follows the misfortunes of a hard working farming family. The Blackwell family suffer a hard country life and live in fear of the head of the household.
Fred Blackwell is violent and abusive to his wife and children, and most evenings the family wait for him to return home full of drink. One night things come to a head and this leads to life changing consequences for all concerned.
This is a short, fast-paced story and the reader gets a good feel for rural life at this time. Country living was hard and this family's plight worsened due to family issues and family resentment.
A well written, easy to read and compelling story. I look forward… Read more
The Lincolnshire Wolds Black Death Challenge Walk &hellip by John N. Merrill
The Lincolnshire Wolds " Black Death" Challenge Walk is a 26 mile circular walk that starts and finishes at St James church in Louth. The route takes in the villages of North and South Elkington, Kelstern, Burgh on Bain, Donnington on Bain, Withcall and Raithby, and also passes the sites of 7 medieval villages - mostly depopulated as a result of the Black Death.
John Merrill suggests that his challenge walks can either be done in one day or over a couple of days.
An attractive feature of this walk is that the half-way point (Burgh on Bain) is on a regular bus route - Louth to Lincoln, so it's easy to organise over two days, especially if you live in Lincolnshire. It's not really… Read more