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Remains of Anglo-Saxon cemetery discovered near Spilsby

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Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield have uncovered a previously unknown Anglo-Saxon cemetery near Spilsby. Excavations have revealed more than 20 burials at the extraordinary cemetery in the Lincolnshire Wolds dating back to the late fifth to mid sixth centuries AD.

Lancaster Wreckage From Spilsby Bomber Found In Germany

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Wreckage of a Lancaster bomber never to return to its base at RAF Spilsby has been found – by coincidence – close to the twin town of Bassum in Germany, where it was shot down. Spilsby twinned with Bassum in 2010 after a 10-year friendship, little knowing the historic link that would one day be discovered.

Source: Skegness Standard

Secrets behind bones found in Lincolnshire garden revealed

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Bones unearthed in the village of Stickney are thought to be up to 200 years old, it has been revealed. Police have revealed there is no evidence of foul play.

Source: Boston Target

Lancaster bomber to miss most of 2015 season

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The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which had to make an emergency landing after one of its engines caught fire looks set to miss much of the 2015 display season. It has been reported that the UK's only flying Lancaster bomber will miss a number of air shows including RAF Cosford and Weston Air Festival in Somerset.

Source: Lincolnshire Echo

Local history group is hoping to find the history of a war memorial

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Stickford Local History Group is set to research the war memorial in the village after receiving £4,100 funding. The group plans to carry out research into the history of Stickford clock tower war memorial with the funding it has received after being successful in securing the money from the Heritage Lottery Fund's First World War: now and then programme.

Source: Boston Target

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