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.
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
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
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.
Do try to find some time to explore our 'forgotten county'. You will not
'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.
In Memory of all those
who have lost their lives
by war and terrorism