This year’s Discover Lincolnshire Weekend saw a variety of attractions in the North Kesteven area offering plenty to do for free for local tourists.
Over the weekend people could discover the history of Cogglesford Watermill in Sleaford with the wheel in action for the first time this year and visitors met some rare Lincolnshire Long Wool Sheep, brought in by members of the local breeders association.
People could stroll down the riverside to Navigation House and the National Centre for Craft and Design and join in the self-guided When In Sleaford arts and heritage trail doing rubbings of the brass roundels dotted around town, stopping off at Sleaford Museum to see its new archaeology display.
Heckington Windmill offered demonstrations by the Lincolnshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers as well as baking and a mouse hunt for children.
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum, telling the history of RAF Cranwell, was offering the final chance to see current exhibition Airships Over Lincolnshire… Lighter than Air and enjoy a free children’s trail or try Lincolnshire plum bread.
The Manor House Stables in Martin staged a free cooking demonstration on Sunday with the theme ‘Victory in the Kitchen’ as well as a small exhibition about the role of the Land Army girls in Lincolnshire in the Second World War and what it was like living and cooking during this time.
Sherry Forbes from the stables said: “It was a very successful day with many people visiting who had a genuine interest in life on the Home Front, in particular the role of the Women’s Land Army during the Second Word War.
“A number of the visitors have also signed up for my course entitled ‘Cooking with Carrots and other Wartime Recipes’ after tasting my baked goodies based on original Second World War recipes including apple and carrot jam, beetroot pudding, carrot buns, the National Loaf and eggless fruit loaf.”