18 Facts About Lincolnshire


Lincolnshire is home to Woolsthorpe Manor, birthplace and home of Sir Isaac Newton.

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Geographical layout of Lincolnshire is quite extensive and mostly separated by many rivers and rolling countryside.

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For much of prehistory, Lincolnshire was under tropical seas, and most fossils found in the county are marine invertebrates.

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Lincolnshire's geography is fairly varied, but consists of several distinct areas:.

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From bones, we can tell that animal species formerly found in Lincolnshire include woolly mammoth, woolly rhinoceros, wild horse, wolf, wild boar and beaver.

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Notable businesses based in Lincolnshire include the Lincs FM Group, Young's Seafood, Openfield and the Lincolnshire Co-operative .

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South Lincolnshire is home to one of the UK's leading agricultural experiment stations, located in Sutton Bridge and operated by the Potato Council; Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research engages in research for the British potato industry.

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The M180 motorway passes through North Lincolnshire, splitting into two dual carriageway trunk roads to the Humber Bridge and Grimsby, and the A46 is dual carriageway between Newark-on-Trent and Lincoln.

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The majority of tourism in Lincolnshire relies on the coastal resorts and towns to the east of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

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Market towns of the Lincolnshire Wolds are attractive, with several having historically important buildings, such as Alford Manor House and Bolingbroke Castle.

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Lincolnshire is a rural area where the pace of life is generally much slower than in much of the United Kingdom.

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Lincolnshire tradition was that front doors were used for only three things: a new baby, a bride, and a coffin.

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Lincolnshire has its own dialect "champion", a farmer from the village of Minting called Farmer Wink, who has produced videos about rural life, narrated in his broad Lincolnshire accent.

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Lincolnshire was historically associated with the Lincolnshire bagpipes, instruments derided as coarse and unpleasant in contemporary literature, but noted as very popular in the county.

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BBC has, since 2003, provided the area with its twelfth regional service: BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, carrying a local "Look North" news programme from the main studio in Hull, with input from other studios in Lincoln and Grimsby.

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South-west Lincolnshire receives BBC East Midlands and ITV Central which are broadcast from the Waltham-on-the-Wolds Transmitting Station.

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Two major front-line bases located in Lincolnshire are RAF Coningsby, which is one of only two RAF Quick Reaction Alert Stations in the United Kingdom and home to the Eurofighter Typhoon jet fighters, and RAF Waddington, where most of the RAF's Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance aircraft are based.

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Lincolnshire is home to two active RAF and NATO-allied air weapons training bombing ranges, located along The Wash and north Lincolnshire coastline—RAF Holbeach active since 1926 and Donna Nook.

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