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ISBN: 9780857043030
AUTHOR: Andrew Beardmore
Lincolnshire Unusual & Quirky
Lincolnshire Unusual & Quirky
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Lincolnshire conjures up images of fenland, windmills, and vast seas of crops and flowers, along with rolling wolds, pretty towns and villages, and the gloriously medieval city of Lincoln.

However, lurking not far beneath the surface is a host of oddities and peculiarities that turn the apparently staid and conventional into something much more intriguing.

Therefore even the Conventional Lincolnshire section in this book is interspersed with idiosyncratic “Quirk Alerts”; like anecdotes about which Lincolnshire town was the capital of England in the early 11th century, and which village has been home to the King’s Champion since 1066.

Alternatively, you’ll need a strong stomach to read of the Hideous Happening in Holbeach, while you’ll be amazed at the Lincolnshire horse that walked 120 miles to Aintree, promptly won the Grand National and then walked home again!

Naturally, though, it is the Quirky Lincolnshire section where things turn very strange, and where a seemingly random almanac of 58 Lincolnshire places have their quirkiest facts laid bare: like which villages are home to a bizarre one-way system, the largest single-handed clock in the world, and the first ever carving of an ursine musician!

Then there’s the village where T.E. Lawrence wrote Seven Pillars of Wisdom, the village that appears as a character in Bridget Jones’s Diary…or what about which three villages are home to the mystery White Lady, the ghostly Black Lady, and a deaf and grumpy mole-catcher?

Alternatively, find out who are nicknamed Meggies, and what the Lincolnshire words kek and yaffle mean.

Finally, why not learn about some ancient and bizarre Lincolnshire town and village customs – such as the one involving a virgin in mourning garb, another which involves setting fire to a Fool, and yet another which involves the local vicar, a whip and 30 pieces of silver!

If you think you know Lincolnshire, read this fascinating and profusely illustrated book and think again…

Derby-born Andrew Beardmore spent his formative years nurturing his love of sport, history and geography in his home county of Derbyshire. Nevertheless, it was Computer Science in which he graduated, with a First Class honours degree, before embarking on a 30-year career in I.T. Now married with two grown-up children, Andrew still works as a full-time I.T. Capacity Manager, and writes in his spare time. Lincolnshire: Unusual & Quirky is his fifth book that reunites those three childhood loves of sport, history and geography, following on from previous Unusual & Quirky releases focusing on Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire/Rutland and Staffordshire.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 303 0, hardback, 297 x 210mm, 144 pages. Published June 2017.

Staffordshire Unusual & QuirkyStaffordshire Unusual & Quirky - £19.99
Lurking not far beneath Staffordshire's surface, there are a host of oddities and peculiarities that turn the apparently staid and conventional into something much more intriguing as Andrew Beardmore shows here.
Leicestershire And Rutland Unusual & QuirkyLeicestershire And Rutland Unusual & Quirky - £19.99

Leicestershire and Rutland is home to some of England’s best kept secrets: beautiful countryside, pretty, quintessentially English villages, and a rich and diverse history.However, as Andrew Beardmore reveals, lurking not far beneath the surface of both counties is a host of oddities and peculiarities that turn the apparently staid and conventional into something much more intriguing.....

Lincolnshire The Glorious CountyLincolnshire The Glorious County - £16.99
Come and explore Lincolnshire through the pages of this book; enjoy Peter & Janet Roworth's beautiful photographs that guide you around the city of Lincoln and highlight the wonderful landscapes and picturesque towns and villages of the county.
Nottinghamshire Unusual & QuirkyNottinghamshire Unusual & Quirky - £19.99
If you think you know Nottinghamshire, read this fascinating and profusely illustrated book by Andrew Beardmore and think again…
Derbyshire Unusual & QuirkyDerbyshire Unusual & Quirky - £19.99
If you think you know Derbyshire, read this fascinating and profusely illustrated book by Andrew Beardmore and think again...
A Boot Up Around LincolnA Boot Up Around Lincoln - £4.99
This book by Hugh Marrows represents a new concept in Lincolnshire walking guides. Taking as its base the historic City of Lincoln the walks lie within an approximately 15-mile radius of the city’s centre; that is to say about half an hour’s drive – at the most – for the majority of its residents.
Lighthouses of the East CoastLighthouses of the East Coast - £16.99
From Trent Falls on the Humber to the Thames Estuary and London’s East End, Robin Jones produces a definitive guide to the lighthouses and primary lightships of the coast of Lincolnshire and East Anglia and the amazing stories behind them. Heavily illustrated, it is a fascinating book which can be enjoyed on the ground – or in the comfort of the armchair!
A Boot Up the Lincolnshire WoldsA Boot Up the Lincolnshire Wolds - £4.99
All the walks have been carefully selected by Hugh Marrows to give as wide as possible an overview of this lovely part of Lincolnshire balanced with an attempt to explore some of its lesser-known areas. They range in distance from 4 to 10 miles and are ideal for families and groups of friends.
Web Price: £19.99
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