Full steam ahead for festive market

The Flying Duchess, taking passengers to Lincoln Christmas market, via Sleaford, photographed by Paul King of Boston. EMN-150912-150318001
The Flying Duchess, taking passengers to Lincoln Christmas market, via Sleaford, photographed by Paul King of Boston. EMN-150912-150318001

This impressive photo by Paul King of Boston was sent to our Facebook page.

Steam enthusiast Mr King explains his photo is of ‘The Flying Duchess’ train headed for Lincoln Christmas Market, loaded with day trippers and shoppers. The preserved London, Midland and Scottish locomotive ‘Duchess of Sutherland No.46233’ was pounding the rails from Spalding to Lincoln on the last leg from King’s Cross.

* Last week we pictured the Christmas lights at Elmtree Road, Ruskington, when over 120 children visited Father Christmas, plus families. We incorrectly said part of the donations raised would go to St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice – that is yet to be decided, according to organisers.