The ‘Our Lincolnshire’ online survey which is investigating the heritage of Lincolnshire will close at the end of the month.
So far the survey has attracted over 600 responses triggering a variety of views and stories.
The Arts Council England funded project is led by Carenza Lewis, Professor for the Public Understanding of Research at the University of Lincoln.
Professor Lewis said: “I have found it fascinating finding out about Lincolnshire’s heritage from people across the county.
“We’ve had a range of views, covering some classic Lincolnshire heritage themes like aviation and the RAF, Lincolnshire’s rural and agricultural past, and famous and much-loved sites like the Cathedral and the Castle in Lincoln.
“People have also shared their memories of Lincolnshire – and while some stories are common to Lincolnshire, others stand out, like the rambler who enjoys sheltering in dry church porches with a flask of tea. I also now know how to count to 20 in shepherd’s dialect!”
Professor Lewis said the initial results showed that Lincolnshire people have a strong sense of heritage related to local traditions.
The questionnaire is available online at www.research.net/r/ourlincolnshire and takes about 15 minutes. Different versions are available for under-10s and 11-17 year-olds.
We have also developed a web app, called MyLincolnshireCollection.org which asks users to pick their 10 favourite heritage objects from a range of 100 images.
So far the statue of the Jolly Fisherman at Skegness and a brooch featuring the Lincoln Imp are joint top for the most frequently selected object.