Lincs Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire an introduction


Lincolnshire Flag Lincolnshire's size - 2,650 square miles - is often underappreciated, and it was England's second largest county until the local government reforms of the 1970s. The welcome return of the traditional county of Lincolnshire (for ceremonial purposes at least) took place in 1996. References in the Aquila site to the county or to Lincolnshire are to this area.

Contrary to popular belief it is not flat (not all of it anyway) and it embraces a wide range of differing landscapes. From west to east the perspective shifts from the Trent valley to the limestone "cliff", the central clay vale, the rolling chalk wolds, and the coastal strip with its marshes. To the south and east lie the fens, with their ruler straight roads and dikes. Above all is the vast dome of the sky.

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Lincolnshire is in the historic Eastern England. Bounded on almost all sides by water; to the north the River Humber and to the east the North Sea and The Wash form the boundaries, to the west the River Trent traces half of the length of the county's boundary, and to the south the Rivers Nene and Welland mirror its general line. Its strategic location facing the North Sea brought the first aircraft to Lincolnshire.



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all text © Mike Ingham
photograph © Mike Ingham

this text is an extract from the book
Air Force Memorials of Lincolnshire
© 1995


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