Final chance to play part in ‘Our Lincolnshire’ heritage survey


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

Our Lincolnshire Survey PosterSo far the survey has attracted over 600 responses triggering a variety of views and stories.

Carenza LewisThe 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 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 which asks users to pick their 10 favourite heritage objects from a range of 100 images.

My Lincolnshire Collection PosterSo 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.Lincoln Imp Brooch & Jolly Fisherman Poster


Buzzfeed Quiz: Which TV Historian Are You?

Over 2000 people have already taken our new Buzzfeed quiz: ‘Which TV Historian Are You?’ Screen Shot 2016-03-05 at 19.43.10

The quiz asks users to choose their favourite images from a selection of categories such as faces, windows and animals (as seen below).

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Many of the images used in the quiz have been taken from the My Lincolnshire Collection web app, launched last Friday on Siren FM. You can have a listen to our live launch here, and give the app a go here.

And of course, join the thousands of people who have already found out which TV Historian they are with our Buzzfeed quiz, here.

Siren FM Breakfast launches My Lincolnshire Collection web app

We’ve re-posted this from Siren FM, so you can listen to the successful radio web launch, with our brilliant student volunteers:

My Lincolnshire Collection


A new web app was launched LIVE on the Siren FM Breakfast Show this morning.

Host Jarrad Johnson was joined in the studio by University of Lincoln professor Carenza Lewis and Our Lincolnshire’s Anna Cruse.

The web app is called My Lincolnshire Collection and enables users to explore a selection of 100 images of heritage objects, and curate their own heritage collection of up to 10 objects.

Afterwards, the app provides a map of where each of the selections can be found within the county, so you can visit them.

The app starts the second half of the heritage project run by Our Lincolnshire which is funded by Arts Council England.

Carenza and Anna tested out the app on four students: Stephen, Josh, Marcus and James.

You can give it a go by visiting: My Lincolnshire Collection

Listen to the feature on the Breakfast Show here.


Many thanks from the Our Lincolnshire team to the Siren FM Breakfast team for hosting a great launch and to our volunteer web app testers.