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The A-Z of Curious Lincolnshire: Strange Stories of Mysteries, Crimes and Eccentrics Stephen Wade

The A-Z of Curious Lincolnshire: Strange Stories of Mysteries, Crimes and Eccentrics

Stephen Wade

Published November 1st 2011
ISBN : 9780752460277
Paperback
160 pages
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 About the Book 

Curious Tales from Lincolnshire is filled with hilarious and surprising examples of folklore, eccentrics, historical and literary events, and popular culture from days gone by, all taken from Lincolnshire’s tumultuous history. Here the reader willMoreCurious Tales from Lincolnshire is filled with hilarious and surprising examples of folklore, eccentrics, historical and literary events, and popular culture from days gone by, all taken from Lincolnshire’s tumultuous history. Here the reader will meet forgers, poets, aristocrats, politicians, and some less likely residents of the county, including Spring-Heeled Jack—whose spectral figure reportedly jumped over Newport Arch—and the appearance of an angel in Gainsborough. There has always been much more to Lincolnshire than farm lands and sea-side towns: this is the county that brought us Lord Tennyson (whose brother was treated at an experimental asylum in the area), John Wesley and, in contrast, William Marwood, the notorious hangman- here too were found the Dam Busters, the first tanks and the fishing fleets of Grimsby. All may be found within the pages of this book, bound to delight residents and visitors alike.