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July's Pockets of Lincolnshire Loveliness

If this is the first time you've read one of my 'Pockets of Lincolnshire Loveliness' posts, this is where i try to point a spotlight on events held in the corners of our fabulous city & county. Some are organised by volunteers, friends, schools & small organisations; and some are simply events I would love to go to. What they all have in common though, is that they are contribute to the heart and soul of our city and wider county. So if you have a fete, open garden, charity lawnmower race, shopping extravaganza or dog show that doesn’t feature on the big search engines, please do get in touch


And if you've been inspired to visit any of the events I've shared over the past couple of months, it would be great to know in the comments.


saturday 6th july - ellis mill open day

Saturday 6th July - 10am to 2pm - This rare open day is a unique chance to take a look inside Ellis Mill, Lincoln's last windmill. It was built in 1798, and is the last of nine windmills that stood along the ridge of Lincoln Edge. Located on Mill Road, just off Burton Road, behind the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, this exclusive open day will give visitors the chance to look inside the ground floor of this impressive tower mill, and find out more about the inner workings from the knowledgeable volunteers.


Friday 12th July - summer fete & plant sale - Age UK

Friday 12th July - Held at their city centre location on Park Street, Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire are combining a summer fete with their popular plant sale, with not only plants grown on they're own Age UK LSL allotment, but also plants donated by local business, Pennells. There'll also be games, craft stalls, a bake-off contest, salad boxes plus strawberries & cream!


12th July - breakfast birdwatch walk

Friday 12th July - 8am - 10am - Join expert birder & keen naturalist Stevel Lovell for a morning of bird watching. You'll have a chance to spot a variety of birds as you travel through the characteristic open grassland of the South Common. The walk will be followed by a delicious breakfast roll and hot drink at the popular community venue Southside (included in price). Booking is essential, so please email on LL.HH@lincoln.gov.uk to find out more and reserve your spot.


13th july - anderby rocks

Saturday 13th July - Anderby Rocks Five, is a FREE family music event, raising funds for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, with nine bands, fully licensed bar, bbq, jacket potato stall and a gin & Pimms bar. As well as craft stalls, ice-cream stand, goat petting pen. It's also dog friendly so every member of the family can enjoy this day out, starting at 10am


14th July - Summer Artisan Market, Stourton Woods

Sunday 14th July - If i wasn't working, i'd definitely be going to this at Stourton Woods, a peaceful, woodland idyll, near Baumber. The Lincolnshire Makers' Summer Artisan Market will showcase a huge range of products - from local art to accessories, meat to macarons, fudge to florists, candles to cheese, and much, much more! There will also be guided safari's throughout the day on the Stourton Estate, travelling through the parkland where the Stourton red deers graze. These do need to be booked in advance, and as well as getting to see part of the Lincolnshire countryside you don't normally have access to, they're also really interesting and informative tours (I was lucky enough to go on one last year)


21st July - Vintage Flea Market

Sunday 21st July - Located at The Lincolnshire Showground and organised by Arthur Swallow Fairs, this is a vibrant indoor Sunday market ideal for seeking out cool one-off pieces for the home as well as interesting collectables and surprise finds, from homewares, textiles, fashion, jewellery, art and much, much more.



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