Yellowbellys and Sausages
The County of Lincolnshire lies in the east of England the county is the second largest of the English ceremonial counties and one that is predominantly agricultural in land use. Lincoln was formed from the merging of two ancient kingdoms that of Lindsey and the Danelaw borough of Stamford. In the Doomsday book it is recorded as Lindsey the name Lindsey now refers to a northern part of the county, Lincolnshire has its east border on the north Sea.
The county has many interesting places to visit such as the wolds and the seaside resorts of the North Sea as well as some of the towns and cities such as Lincoln.
Lincolnshire gets its name from its major city Lincoln which derives from the Celtic word lindon which was latinised to the Roman word Lindum the Latin name Lindum Colonia was shortened in Old English to become 'Lincylene'.
People from Lincolnshire are known as Lincolnshire yellowbelly’s this refers to the yellow coats worn by one of the local regiment’s the officers of the Royal North Lincolnshire Militia used to wear bright yellow waistcoats. The uniforms of the old Lincolnshire Regiment were green with yellow facings.
The county has a rich history having been settled by the Romans as well as the Danes and lastly the Normans who left their mark with the Magnificent Cathedral on the hilltop at Lincoln.
The county of Lincoln was at one time one of the richest in England this was due to the production of cloth and wool.
The county is now a major agricultural area producing large amounts of cereal crops as well as sugar beet and oil seed rape. Lincolnshire sausages are well known nationwide.
Lincolnshire is home to many famous people and Grantham is well known as the childhood home of Margaret Thatcher. Other notable residents include.
William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley
Captain John Smith
Sir Isaac Newton
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Towns in Lincolnshire
|Lincoln||Witham on the hill||Somersby|
Activities in Lincolnshire
Puritans - Putitans and American Presidents
Lincoln Cathedral - Lincoln cathedral
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