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A few days away...Part 2

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The weather wasn’t all bad while we were in Lincolnshire. We took the bus into Lincoln to visit the Cathedral. I don’t think you have to be religious to appreciate the beauty and architecture of this place.

Not sure what this building is, I just liked he look of it.


This is Stoke’s a wonderful bakery and cafe where we stopped for delicious toasties and a cuppa at lunch time.

A farm museum on the outskirts of Skegness. It was run totally by volunteers and was a credit to them


I thought the different sized tin baths for the family amusing. We’re so used to our mod-cons these days.

A Crab apple tree in the vegetable garden, absolutely laden with fruit.

I’ve only just noticed the plastic bucket on this one…not very old fashioned lol!


Well, that’s about it. We returned home to a very soggy garden lol! Thanks for looking hope you enjoyed some of our mementoes :)

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What a lovely nostalgic trip. It was nice to see the cathedral and town, having never been to Lincoln. Its hard to remember that those cathedrals were built without the aid of any more technolog than ladders and scaffolding - however did they do it?

The museum looks great - how well I remember sitting in a little desk like those! So many memories, the range and the wooden clothes horse...and what about that tiny chair by the fireside?

15 Oct, 2014

 

Fascinating photos of how people used to live ...
Thanks Waddy for sharing :o)

15 Oct, 2014

amy
Amy
 

We have visited Lincoln several times Waddy and love it did you walk down the very steep hill into the town ? I think the building on the corner was either the Tourist Office or the National trust I'm not quite sure ! also did you look out for the Lincoln Imp on top of the Cathedral the story goes ..
According to a 14th-century legend, two mischievous creatures called imps were sent by Satan to do evil work on Earth. After causing mayhem in Northern England, the two imps headed to Lincoln Cathedral, where they smashed tables and chairs and tripped up the Bishop. When an angel came out of a book of hymns and told them to stop, one of the imps was brave and started throwing rocks at the angel, but the other imp cowered under the broken tables and chairs. The angel turned the first imp to stone, giving the second imp a chance to escape. It is said that even on still days it is always windy around the Cathedral, which is the second imp circling the building looking for his friend...
I've never been to Skegness but will deff. look out for the museum if we are that way it looks to be a very interesting place ...

15 Oct, 2014

 

I love the majesty of the cathedral and the lovely black and white buildings.

The farm museum is my sort of place as I love to see glimpses of life as it used to be.

I am glad that you had such an enjoyable few days away, it is surprising how much you can see and do in just a short break - well worth it.

15 Oct, 2014

 

Interesting to see how things were in times gone by. I don't think I would have coped lol !
I enjoyed the Cathedral photos. I love to see stained glass windows. Such a lot of work goes into them.

15 Oct, 2014

 

It's a long time since we were in Lincoln,Julia..A Christmas market,as I recall,and it was manic ! A lovely city though..You have some lovely photo's of your visit,and I loved the farm Museum..Oh,the tin baths ! We had one of those,which hung on our staircase..Friday night was bath night,in front of the fire for me,when I was little..only the one a week ! Lol So many memories there,Julia..glad you had a lovely time :o)

15 Oct, 2014

 

A lovely city to visit,with some brilliant architecture.
Glad you enjoyed your visit to Skegness too.
We live about thirty eight miles away it is one of my favourite places.
Lovely photos as well.
Marjorie

15 Oct, 2014

 

We had desks just like that in my school in the 1970s! It was a very old fashioned school!

15 Oct, 2014

 

The desks brought memories back for me too late 50's 60's......I well remember the inky fingers and the dread of being ink monitor......

like everyone I enjoy these folk museums, so much reminds me of my early childhood, especially at my grans.
so much "progress" in my 60 years, incredible really.....

16 Oct, 2014

 

Lol,Pam..what memories eh ? and the 'warm' milk we were given at morning break..no 'elf' and safety..no fridges !
We are still here,despite the lack of Hygiene :o)

16 Oct, 2014

 

Warm milk...in my infants school the milk was put on the central heating pipes on icy mornings to melt the ice on top!

16 Oct, 2014

 

It would seem I've stirred up quite a few memories.

Steragram; I can also remember sitting at a desk like this and I even had the job of Ink Monitor, a job I found terrifying. I was so scared of spilling the ink as our teacher was a real tarter.

TT; Yes, don't it make you wonder how they did it?

Amy; I didn't know about the imp, that's fascinating! I'll shall look out for it next time we're there (which I'm sure won't be too long) The museum is just named 'The Village' and is brown signed from Skegness.

Wildrose; Thank you. I quite agree about the Cathedral, totally awesome and beautiful

Bloomer; Yes we had a tin bath too...and an outside loo! I used to hate that, especially on cold, dark winter night. I used to wait until I was bursting before I'd go lol!

Marjories; I've added it to my list of favourites too. All nice and flat so not so difficult for the OH's knees :)

Cottagekaren; Gosh, you went to a school like that in the 70's?...that was old fashioned! At least I'm speaking of mid 50's in my memories lol!

Bloomer/Stera; I loved the icy cold milk in the winter, especially if the milk monitor had'nt brought it in before the ice formed on top and popped the tops, but the sun warmed summer milk,...yuk!

17 Oct, 2014

 

i didn't much want the milk at all but there was no option...

17 Oct, 2014

 

I love Lincoln. We would see Red Arrows every year from 1994-2004. Skeggie is a trek. Too cold to paddle now....

17 Oct, 2014

 

I bet that was a fantastic sight BHB. As for paddling brrrrr!

18 Oct, 2014

amy
Amy
 

we saw the Red Arrows practicing the last time we were there BHb they were making a heart shape in the sky ,I have a photo of it ...

19 Oct, 2014

 

nostalgic works for me :-) great set of photos a nice album full no doubt, my nostalgia means i love albums still!

19 Oct, 2014

 

Great set of photos. Lincoln Cathedral is awesome I think. We visited the museum for the first time earlier this year. I didn't much care for the floor in the little cottage in the garden......lol. It 's not a very big museum but full of interest. I liked the house most. Thanks for reminding me of these 2 lovely places.

19 Oct, 2014

 

I agree Mary, although the number of things I now see and can say 'we used to have one of those' is growing...do you think that's because I'm getting older?...nah, of course not lol!

You're very welcome HB...I think you'll find that the floor in the cottage was exactly as it used to be...not much point in sweeping it! They used to lay rushes down I believe...through the winter they would become infested with lice...it's were our 'passion' for spring cleaning started...

20 Oct, 2014

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