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Lincolnshire now

(31 Posts)
happytrish Sat 05-May-12 21:58:26

hello. I have just joined Gransnet & I'm enjoying going through the forum pages - everyone seems so friendly which is nice! Does anyone else come from Lincolnshire on here? hope to chat again soon, Trish x

glassortwo Sat 05-May-12 22:03:59

Hi Trish sorry I am from the North East, but its good to meet you sunshine

numberplease Sat 05-May-12 23:34:11

Hi Trish, I`m in Boston, where are you? Are you a real Yellowbelly, or an immigrant, like me?

susiecb Sun 06-May-12 11:46:15

I am over here in Melton Mowbray.

tanith Sun 06-May-12 12:15:19

Hi Trish and welcome... I'm in London but it hardly matters on GN..

soop Sun 06-May-12 12:46:11

susiecb Mr soop adores Walker's pork pies.
happytrish middle son lives in Oakham. We live in Kintyre - west coast of bonnie Scotland. Welcome to the gang smile

whenim64 Sun 06-May-12 13:18:02

Melton Mowbray pork pies - living the dream! I can't resist them grin

pompa Sun 06-May-12 13:28:04

Our Daughter lived in Melton Mowbray and worked for Samworth Brothers who own the pie shop in the town. Amazing pies, but not good for the diet.

happytrish Sun 06-May-12 20:18:58

Thank you for all your welcoming messages - it was nice hearing from you.
Attn: Numberplease. I live near Coningsby but I love Boston for shopping. No, I'm not a real yellowbelly either. I've lived in Essex, Hertfordshire & Cheshire but grew up in Essex. Hope to post on here again soon & love assortment of topics. bye for now, Trish x

numberplease Sun 06-May-12 22:46:38

Lucky you Trish, getting to see the planes take off from RAF Coningsby every day, I have to be satisfied with seeing them whizz over our house! Don`t know about loving Boston for shopping, there are too many empty shops these days.

susiecb Mon 07-May-12 09:49:12

I must be the only person (oops forgot DH him too) who loathes and detests those big greasy bricks called pork pies and Stilton - its hersesy here they are evrywhere. I saw a doctor on Supersize Superskinny putting the ingrediants together for pork pies incuded was a pigs tail, pigs cheek , loads oof very fat belly pork then more pork fat and thats not including the pastry.
Melton Mowbray itself is a nice old fashioned market town where people are pleasant and talk to you so I recommend it highly as a place to live - not much to do for visitors though lots of shops closing as part of Mr Camerons plan to regenerate Britain!!!!!!.Yes we have a Tory MP Alan Duncan - doesnt seem to do much.

whitewave Mon 07-May-12 10:39:09

We are going to Lincolnshire next week for a few days break - any ideas for good places to see Oh forgot to add that we take our dog

glammanana Mon 07-May-12 11:40:17

Hi happytrish I live miles away on The Wirral but we can always meet up for a chat on here if you want smile

numberplease Mon 07-May-12 16:18:47

Whitewave, despite what I said earlier about too many empty shops, I`d recommend Boston on a Wednesday, one of our market days, when the market is bigger. Tattershall castle is worth a visit, as is the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby, they are still there, aren`t they Trish? Also the Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby, they`ve been working on getting a Lancaster bomber going again, it`s not flying yet, but does taxi along the runway. If you`re in Boston on an afternoon, I`d love to meet up for a cuppa!

numberplease Mon 07-May-12 16:19:32

Meant to say, likewise to Trish as well!

whitewave Mon 07-May-12 18:43:39


thanks - hope it warms up!

happytrish Tue 08-May-12 15:55:01

yes, "numberplease" you are right that the Battle of Britain memorial centre is still at Coningsby but its worth remembering "whitewave" that it is only open Monday - Friday & 10 - 4 (I think). They are definitely not open Saturdays/Sundays. Worth a visit tho'. I also agree Tattershall Castle is a good option. I'd love to meet up with you "numberplease" but I'm awaiting a hospital appt to come through - hope to hear this week or next about it & once I know we could have a coffee somewhere. Look forward to that. speak soon, Trish

numberplease Tue 08-May-12 18:06:04

I`d love to bdo that Trish, I`m in town most Saturday mornings, otherwise I`m free either mornings or afternoons in the week, depending on what shift son is on, as I mind little grandson.

happytrish Tue 08-May-12 19:45:58

yes, that will be good to meet up. I'll send you a PM after I see whats what with my hospital appt. Oh, just one extra message to WHITEWAVE. If you visit the Battle of Britain memorial centre no dogs are allowed sad

bookdreamer Tue 08-May-12 20:00:51

Anyone from Kettering who would like to meet up?

granjura Tue 08-May-12 20:25:38

We have a flat in Market Harborough - but we live in Switzerland most of the time. So have fun - I'd suggest meeting in Stamford at the George rather than Kettering lol. My favourite Lincolnshire location.

whitewave Tue 08-May-12 20:31:04


granjura Tue 08-May-12 22:19:01

Burley House is also well worth a visit, just outside Stamford- the 'Castle' of Lord Burley, or William Cecil, advisor to Elisabeth the first. The Park, souvenir shop (excellent) and the Orangerie restaurant is free of charge- but it is worth paying to see the whole house and sculpture garden. Rockingham castle and garden are wonderful too, ans so are Cotton Manor Gardens (Northamptonshire actually). The lovely towns of nearby Rutland are great too. Oakham (lovely café at the back of the main Church, home-made cakes, great sandwiches, salads, etc and very friendly) - and of course Uppingham. Both great Market towns with mellow stone and Collyweston slate roofs.

ElsieJoy Mon 08-Oct-12 16:12:48

I'm in Grimsby...very reluctantly but husband works here. Originally from Derbyshire

Madrigal Fri 12-Apr-13 15:30:44

Hi happytrish and numberplease

I'm organising a meet-up in or around Lincoln in May if you'd be interested?