The Web Site of the late Dr John R Ketteringham
Lincoln, England

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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death, peacefully at home, on 24th December 2015, of Dr John R Ketteringham MBE, aged 86.

From "Bellboard"

Earlier News: 
Lincoln Cathedral - A History Of The Bells, Bell Ringers and Bell Ringing - updates available - click
  Lincolnshire Open Gardens page has been discontinued

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Published Articles by the late John R Ketteringham


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welcome to all visitors to this web site.  I hope you find something of interest. If you notice any errors please email webmaster . I acknowledge with gratitude the assistance of Graham Jackson in getting the original site on line. Without his enthusiasm, tolerance, patience and good humour all this would not have been possible. The site is now maintained by Aidan C A Hopkins. 

If you are a Family Historian or Genealogist and are interested in Lincolnshire families you may find something of interested in the Genealogy section of my Links page.

Lincolnshire is often known as the 'forgotten county', and it is true that the majority of visitors to the UK start their visit in London and then travel up to York and on to Edinburgh by-passing Lincolnshire.  Some may visit Lincoln where we have without doubt the finest cathedral church, not only in this country, but the whole world! A gallery will be found by clicking here.  We also have many other fine churches of all denominations and I have included a gallery of some of these which can be found here.  There are many other fine buildings which are worth visiting and I have compiled a gallery of some of these which can be found here.

David Vale produced drawings to illustrate many of my books, and I included these in my Appreciation of him which can be viewed here.

I am sure many of you will be surprised to learn of the large number of well-known people who were born in Lincolnshire.  There are many others who live in the county and have come to appreciate its peace and tranquillity.  Others have been influenced by incidents which took place on visits to the county or perhaps whilst serving in the Armed Forces and especially the Royal Air Force.  I have provided a gallery of pictures of the great and the good, the famous and infamous.

I have also included a Miscellany page of items mainly taken from the first two books in my series 'A Lincolnshire Hotchpotch' which are out of print.  There are snippets of Yellow Belly Humour, Ghost Stories, Witches, Remedies, Epitaphs and other items about Lincolnshire.

There is also a section intended for Bell Ringers which includes my bell ringing autobiography, with links to pages of Compositions and a library of Bell Recordings.  If you would like to know what bell ringing is all about and especially the Art and Science of Change Ringing click here.

There is a page of Short Stories by my wife, Joan, and son, Stephen and finally a page of Lincolnshire poems.

Do try to find some time to explore our 'forgotten county'. You will not regret it.

'Lincolnshire Bells and Bellfounders' : The latest update can be downloaded from the Books page.

You will need WinZip to extract these documents. If you prefer I can email copies of these documents to you.

An Index of web sites of particular interest to Bell Ringers, Gardeners, Local and Family Historians as well as visitors and others with a general interest in the Heritage of "the Forgotten County" will be found on my Links page.

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