Lincolnshire Tour 2019|
Thursday 12th to
Monday 16th September 2019
For the next Tour in this successful
series we visit Lincolnshire, England's second largest county and probably the
most underrated. With contrasting scenery from the open flat fenlands to the largely
unknown Wolds, the County has a wealth of history to appreciate. Frequented by
Romans, Vikings, Normans, Georgians, and Victorians, it is also widely referred
to as 'Bomber County' for the 45 operational airfields which existed by 1945.
The Tour is planned to give a taste of some of the attractions:
Castle and Cathedral. You may recognise the Victorian prison from scenes in
Call the Midwife and Downton Abbey, but step inside to see a world class visitor
attraction exhibiting Lincoln Cathedral's copy of Magna Carta and the Charter
of the Forest within a specially built vault.
Displays, interpretive boards,
films, and hands on exhibits follow the chapters of the Castle's history, bringing
the lives of its inhabitants into sharp focus. Voted the U.K.'s most popular castle
(Trip Advisor 2017) the 360 degree walk of the Castle Walls includes spectacular
view of the City as well as the buildings within the precinct. Castle
Cathedral is one of Europe's finest Gothic buildings, once the tallest in the
world, with stunning views from the roof and tower and intricate design inside.
If time permits wander around the cobbled streets of the Cathedral Quarter discovering
specialist shops including boutiques, crafts, book and gift shops, not to mention
tearooms and restaurants. Cathedral
Mill Windmill is the only eight-sailed tower windmill still standing in the
United Kingdom with its sails intact. Heckington is located between Sleaford and
Boston in Lincolnshire. The mill stands very close to Heckington railway station,
hence its name of the Station Mill in the 19th century. Alongside is the 8 Sail
in the old engine shed and saw mill is Heckington's unique and award winning 8
Sail Brewery. The brewery opened in 2010 and produced its first beer on 22nd
June that year. The six barrel brewery is owned and run by Tony Pygott and Steve
Doane and brews a wide variety of Beers, Porters, Milds and other styles of beer,
which have proved extremely popular. Brewery
Aviation Heritage Centre is the only Airfield Museum in the Country recreated
to its original design sited on an original WW2 airfield. Here you get the atmosphere
of what it would have been like. There is here an Avro Lancaster
Bomber NX611 Just Jane, which frequently performs four engine taxy runs (the only
place in the world you can see this performed on an original airfield). Recently
a de Havilland Mosquito has joined the Centre and also performs taxy
runs. These are unique to the museum and the only place in Europe this is
possible. We are hoping for a photo opportunity for our cars along one or both
of these historic aircraft.
The Kinema in the Woods is a cinema
in the village of Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, England. It dates from 1922, and
it is the only fully functioning cinema in the UK to employ back projection. The
building that houses the Kinema was originally a farm building, and after that,
a concert pavilion. We have a private screening planned with a short recital from
the resident organist using the Compton Kinestra organ. More
Wulframs Church Grantham is a parish church in the Church of England in Grantham
in Lincolnshire. The church has been a Grade I listed building, since 8 May 1950.
In his book England's Thousand Best Churches, Simon Jenkins begins his description
of St Wulfram's: "Here is the finest steeple in England" A tour of the
Church will include the Francis Trigge Chained Library.This is a great treasure
of the church, established in 1598 when Reverend Francis Trigge, Rector of Welbourn,
gave £100 for the purchase of books to set up the library. There are 356
separate items including a book printed in Venice in 1472, that is four years
before Caxton introduced printing into England. Over 80 volumes are still attached
by chain to the shelves, preventing their loan or theft. More
Olde Barn Hotel
Join the Tour please contact the organisers and pay the Tour fee of £140
(per car 2 persons) or £100 (per car 1 person).
You will then be
given the Hotel booking reference to use to make your room booking.
then book your accommodation directly with the hotel: all rooms are 'superior'
for our group.
(lifts and disabled facilities are available).
full amount is payable upon booking but refundable up to 2 days before the Tour
in the event of a cancellation.
£58.00 per person, per night, £15.00 single supplement
per night, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.
Total £464 (2 persons
sharing) or £292 (single occupancy).
The Olde Barn Hotel
Tel: 01400 250909
hotel location map
No part of the event is timed and it is not
a rally or a competitive event. Please avoid driving in convoys as this can cause
frustration with other road users.
event is open to members of the V8 Register - MG Car Club and their friends with
MGV8s or other MGs.
See the bookings made so far. More