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Thursday, 2 February 2017

A few images from Louth.

We visit the market town of Louth quite often, these are a few images from our last visit.

Bridge Street, the main street into Louth with St James, the Parish Church.


This is "Meridian Man" opposite St. James Church.  The Greenwich Meridian line runs
down the east coast passing through Cleethorpes and then Louth.  The sculptor interprets
this as Meridian Man trying to straighten out the line. 




The rectory stands in it's own grounds adjacent to St. James Church.

Westgate Gardens.

The Wheat sheaf public house on Westgate. 


Monday, 30 January 2017

Lincolnshire Tractors.

Lincolnshire is mainly an agricultural county.

"Mechanisation around 1900 greatly diminished the number of workers required to operate the county's relatively large farms, and the proportion of workers in the agricultural sector dropped substantially during this period. Several major engineering companies developed in Lincoln, Gainsborough and Grantham to support those changes, perhaps most famously Fosters of Lincoln, who built the first tank, and Richard Hornsby & Sons of Grantham. Most such companies are long gone, and Lincolnshire is no longer an engineering centre"

Above information courtesy of Wikipedia.

On a day out to the Market Town of Louth I called in at 2 of the main dealerships for agricultural machinery.  Both companies gave me permission to photograph their tractors which were very impressive and VERY BIG!

These were at "Peacock & Binningtons'.




These tractors and combine harvester were at the premises
of Licolnshire Motors (Agricultural).





This machine is huge, the front wheels nearly as tall as me.




Thursday, 19 January 2017

Woodhall Spa 1940's Weekend, 2016. Field Medical Unit.

There are many stalls and displays at these events and this was a display of Medical Field Unit equipment.







This is a "severed leg"!



Thursday, 12 January 2017

Caistor to Claxby (2nd Set)

The village of Nettleton to Claxby.

Still in the village of Nettleton.
St. John the Baptist Church..



 
The Salutation Inn.

The lane leading out onto "The Wolds".



Out on the Wolds.







Claxby
This is the National Air Traffic Control radar station on "Wolds Top". 
Known as the Claxby Golf Ball.
At 551 feet the hill is sometimes known as Normanby Hill.