The ‘Our Lincolnshire’ online survey which is investigating the heritage of Lincolnshire will close at the end of the month.
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.