Lincoln AtoZ Podcast: R14 Canwick Pits

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/lincolnatoz.podbean.com/mf/web/g68twp/R14CanwickPitsPodcast2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 37:57 — 17.4MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSThis week we venture up Canwick Hill to an area alongside Lincoln Road which apparently contains Canwick Pits.  At least, that’s what our map tells us – but we were once again thwarted by fences and “keep out” signs, leading Jonny to speculate what the authorities might…

Lincoln AtoZ Podcast: K13 Sir Francis Hill School

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/lincolnatoz.podbean.com/mf/web/38qzmx/K13FrancisHillPodcast.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 42:49 — 29.4MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSThis week, Paul & Jonny visit Sir Francis Hill School and the surrounding area, where Paul looks back on his idilic childhood and reveals his part in getting golf banned near Tritton Road.  A house proudly displaying an England flag leads us to muse over the meaning…

Lincoln AtoZ Podcast: W18 Branston Old Hall

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/lincolnatoz.podbean.com/mf/web/j9ivxk/W18BranstonOldHallpodcast_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 46:46 — 32.1MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSThis week we schlep out to Branston to stare at big iron gates and high walls in the area around Branston Old Hall. The discovery of an orchard in the grid prompts the first and probably last editions of Jonny’s new quiz A Question Of Apples. Meanwhile,…

Lincoln AtoZ Podcast: L5 Ermine West

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/lincolnatoz.podbean.com/mf/web/yc4av/L5ErmineWestPodcast_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 39:37 — 27.2MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSThis week we visit the post-war suburb of Ermine West where we tear up over missing bunnies and lost teddy bears, and Jonny reveals his own painful search for his lost “Teddy Lee Haw”. Meanwhile, we talk to local priest Father Stephen Hoy about whether the area…

Lincoln AtoZ Podcast: P2 Riseholme

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/lincolnatoz.podbean.com/mf/web/t2k3ju/P2Riseholme_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 38:06 — 26.2MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSThis week we find ourselves in possibly the most featureless grid square yet – Riseholme Park.  Tantalisingly out of reach is the beating heart of Lincolnshire agricultural industry, Riseholme College – but we have to make do with a lake and some sheep.  Thankfully Jo Hughes comes…

Lincoln AtoZ Podcast: S12 Canwick Sewage Works

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/lincolnatoz.podbean.com/mf/web/rwtg4j/S12Podcast_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 40:35 — 27.9MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSThis week we don rubber gloves and hard hats to bust a few myths at the Canwick Sewage Works on Washingborough Road where we discover the little miracle that happens each time you flush the toilet.  We also reveal which 1970s glam rock star eats child portions…

Lincoln AtoZ Podcast: J3 Burton By Lincoln

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/lincolnatoz.podbean.com/mf/web/ztq2b9/J3BurtonPodcast_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 45:14 — 31.1MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSThis week we visit the exclusive and expensive hamlet (NOT village!) of Burton By Lincoln where Paul forgets his left-wing credentials and “goes all gooey” over the executive homes with their sweeping driveways and manicured gardens, while Jonny grumbles about the lack of a pub and extols the…

Lincoln AtoZ Podcast: P17 Bracebridge Heath

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/lincolnatoz.podbean.com/mf/web/r9mtyj/P17BracebridgeHeathpodcast.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 32:41 — 22.5MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSIn this programme, we wheeze our way up Cross O’Cliff Hill on our bikes to the village of Bracebridge Heath where we visit the old St Johns Hospital site.  Once home to thousands of psychiatric patients and staff, the spooky abandoned buildings now attract intrepid photographers eager…

Lincoln AtoZ Podcast: Q10 – Monks Road

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/lincolnatoz.podbean.com/mf/web/5beb66/Q10MonksRoadPodcast_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 39:03 — 26.8MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSThis week we visit Monks Road, starting at the beautiful Arboretum and ending on the industrial Spa Road.  We consider the impact immigration has had on the area and find out what life on Monks Road was like during the Second World War.  Meanwhile, Paul rues not…

Lincoln AtoZ Podcast: D13 – Birchwood

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/lincolnatoz.podbean.com/mf/web/acqq59/D13BirchwoodPodcast.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 40:19 — 27.7MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSThis week we visit Birchwood where we ponder the preponderance of churches in the grid, admire the graffiti, and Jonny reveals how he and his family invented Channel 4 property shows. We also discover the proud aviation past of the Birchwood area and the role it played…